Sports

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

Weekend hockey roundup: Homer has successful trip

The Soldotna Stars and Kenai Kardinals each capped the Alaska Army National Guard Stars and Stripes Showdown with a win at the MTA Events Center… Continue reading

State swimming: Story ends 26-year title drought for Homer girls

Growing up in a swimming family, Madison Story knew her mother had a history in the sport. But it wasn’t until an offhand comment made… Continue reading

Homer netters top Kenai to take Southcentral crown

The Homer volleyball team swept Kenai Central in the Southcentral Conference championship game in Seward on Saturday, wrapping up the Mariners’ first conference title since… Continue reading

Homer takes 2nd at ACS Invite

Glennallen edged Homer for the team title at the Anchorage Christian Schools Denali Auto Glass Invite on Saturday. The tournament is considered a good preview… Continue reading

NLC volleyball: Palmer wears crown; SoHi, Wasilla also make state

The Northern Lights Conference tournament at Soldotna High School proved it’s impossible to tell what’s going to happen in volleyball. All Soldotna knows is the… Continue reading

Soldotna’s Madelyn Barkman competes in the girls 100-yard freestyle race Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, at the Northern Lights Conference swimming and diving championships at Kenai Central High School. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Peninsula odds heading into state swim & dive championships

In the moments after the final race of the day at last weekend’s Northern Lights Conference swim meet, Kenai Central head coach Winter Heaven and… Continue reading

Soldotna’s Madelyn Barkman competes in the girls 100-yard freestyle race Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, at the Northern Lights Conference swimming and diving championships at Kenai Central High School. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)