Sports

Brown Bears finish 3-game sweep of Jr. Blues

The Kenai River Brown Bears defeated the Springfield (Illinois) Jr. Blues 8-4 on Friday night and 5-2 on Saturday night in North American Hockey League… Continue reading

 

SoHi wrestlers take 5th at Lancer Smith

The Colony wrestling team won the Lance Smith Memorial on Saturday in Palmer. The tournament combines the big and small schools and is considered the… Continue reading

 

Members of the Homer volleyball team hold up the Class 3A state championship trophy Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, at the Class 3A state volleyball tournament at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Homer beats Kenai for 1st state volleyball crown in 30 years

The Homer Mariners hadn’t won a state volleyball championship in 30 years, but that didn’t stop them from writing some lofty goals on the whiteboard… Continue reading

 

4A state volleyball: SoHi ends season

The season ended one day short of the Soldotna volleyball team’s hopes with a 3-0 loss Friday to the Bartlett Bears at the Class 4A… Continue reading

Kenai Central players celebrate after defeating Nikiski in a semifinal match Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, at the Class 3A state volleyball tournament at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

3A state volleyball: Kenai beats Nikiski for title-game spot

After 14 years of missing the state tournament, the Kenai Central volleyball team made the wait worth it. The Kardinals defeated peninsula rivals Nikiski 3-1… Continue reading

Kenai Central players celebrate after defeating Nikiski in a semifinal match Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, at the Class 3A state volleyball tournament at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)
The Homer hockey team celebrates winning the End of the Road Shootout Tournament on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019 at Kevin Bell Arena in Homer, Alaska. The Mariners won all three of their games against East Anchorage, Soldotna and Houston to take the tournament title. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer wins End of Road Shootout; SoHi 2nd

The Homer hockey team defeated Soldotna 4-3 in overtime Friday in the de facto championship game of the End of the Road shootout in Homer.… Continue reading

The Homer hockey team celebrates winning the End of the Road Shootout Tournament on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019 at Kevin Bell Arena in Homer, Alaska. The Mariners won all three of their games against East Anchorage, Soldotna and Houston to take the tournament title. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Saari named director of Mount Marathon Race

Staff report The Mount Marathon Race announced Thursday it had hired Matias Saari to be its race director. According to a press release issued by… Continue reading

Kenai, Nikiski reach Class 3A state semis

The Kenai Peninsula flaunted its strength Thursday on opening day of the Class 3A state volleyball tournament at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage, with… Continue reading

Bears top Blues for 5th straight win

The Kenai River Brown Bears won their fifth straight game, topping the Springfield (Illinois) Jr. Blues 4-1 on Thursday at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex.… Continue reading

4A state volleyball: SoHi falls to mighty Dimond

The Soldotna Stars couldn’t pull off the colossal upset Thursday at the Class 4A state volleyball tournament, but there’s reason to believe the Stars have… Continue reading

Refuge notebook: Kenai refuge cabins are again open for business

As a relatively new parent, my appreciation of the proverb that begins with, “It takes a village,” seems to grow with each passing day. This… Continue reading

Tangled Up in Blue: Love & Volleyball

My boyfriend won’t let me be on his volleyball team. Last summer, before we were dating and when female participation in the Seward softball league… Continue reading

Nikiski teammates Lillian Carstens (left) and Tika Zimmerman team up for a block on Seward’s Shelby Sieminski, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, at Nikiski High School in Nikiski, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Class 3A state volleyball tourney packed with Peninsula teams

The Kenai Peninsula sure got its money worth out of last weekend’s Southcentral Conference tournament, which advanced three peninsula teams to the big dance. The… Continue reading

Nikiski teammates Lillian Carstens (left) and Tika Zimmerman team up for a block on Seward’s Shelby Sieminski, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, at Nikiski High School in Nikiski, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)
Kenai River Brown Bears forward Brandon Lajoie pulls up against the Chippewa (Wisconsin) Steel on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Bears carry 4-game winning streak into slate of 6 home games in 10 days

Whether the Kenai River Brown Bears are winning or losing, the message from head coach Kevin Murdock is consistent. Consistency. That’s why Murdock is not… Continue reading

Kenai River Brown Bears forward Brandon Lajoie pulls up against the Chippewa (Wisconsin) Steel on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
The Soldotna volleyball team celebrates on the floor after beating Wasilla Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, at the Northern Lights Conference tournament at Soldotna High School in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

State 4A volleyball: SoHi faces juggernauts at big dance

The drama from last weekend’s Northern Lights Conference volleyball tournament perfectly illustrated how topsy-turvy postseason sports can be. Soldotna survived the wackiness to grab the… Continue reading

The Soldotna volleyball team celebrates on the floor after beating Wasilla Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, at the Northern Lights Conference tournament at Soldotna High School in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) runs against the San Francisco 49ers during an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

Pigskin pick ‘em: The Seahawks beat the 49ers, and that’s all that matters

Our two-week run in the black ended with 5-7 mark against the spread in Week 10, but honestly, who cares. The Seahawks won! What an… Continue reading

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Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) runs against the San Francisco 49ers during an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

Results posted for Freezer Food series #2

Jeff Helminiak and Morgan Aldridge raced to victory Sunday at the second race of the Freezer Food Series at the Tsalteshi Trails in Soldotna. Helminiak… Continue reading

Tuttle keeps scoring for Whatcom men’s soccer

Kenai Central graduate Zack Tuttle now has four goals and two assists for the Whatcom Community College men’s soccer team in Bellingham, Washington. Tuttle scored… Continue reading

Nikiski netters earn at-large berth to state tournament

The Nikiski volleyball team will get a chance to defend their Class 3A state championship. The Alaska School Activities Association announced Sunday that the Bulldogs… Continue reading

Brown Bears sweep Steel

The Kenai River Brown Bears swept the Chippewa (Wisconsin) Steel on Friday and Saturday in North American Hockey League play at the Soldotna Regional Sports… Continue reading