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Volleyball roundup: Kenai, Seward sweep conference matches

The host Kenai Central volleyball team topped Houston 25-1, 25-12 and 25-14 on Saturday in Southcentral Conference play. The Kardinals moved to 2-0 in the… Continue reading

 

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Brown Bears drop 2 in Minnesota

The Kenai River Brown Bears dropped to 1-7-0-0 with Friday and Saturday losses to the host Minnesota Wilderness in North American Hockey League action. The… Continue reading

 

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Football roundup: Nikiski wins; Kenai, Homer lose

The host Nikiski football team defeated Valdez 52-42 on Saturday in Denali Conference play. The Bulldogs move to 2-1 in the league and 2-4 overall,… Continue reading

 

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Soldotna girls, Palmer boys split Kenai Invite

The Soldotna girls and Palmer boys split team titles Saturday at the Kenai Invitational at Kenai Central High School. The Soldotna girls won with 86… Continue reading

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Kenai runners sweep borough meet

The Kenai girls and boys cross-country teams swept the Kenai Peninsula Borough cross-country meet Friday in Seward. Jayna Boonstra and Gregory Fallon led the Kardinals… Continue reading

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Cyclocross results posted

The second race of the Chainwreck Cyclocross Series was held Thursday at Slikok Trails just outside of Soldotna. In this cyclocross series, racers do as… Continue reading

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Soldotna's Gehret Medcoff runs for a touchdown against Wasilla on Friday, Sept. 24, 2021, at Justin Maile Field in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

SoHi clinches 15th straight NLC title

Only one team has played in the Northern Lights Conference each of the last 15 years. The same team that’s won the Northern Lights Conference… Continue reading

Soldotna's Gehret Medcoff runs for a touchdown against Wasilla on Friday, Sept. 24, 2021, at Justin Maile Field in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Kenai's Valerie Villegas receives a serve during the team's volleyball game against the Soldotna Stars on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Camille Botello/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai volleyball tops Soldotna

By JEFF HELMINIAK Peninsula Clarion The Kenai volleyball team took the win over Soldotna in four games Thursday night at Soldotna High School. Kenai head… Continue reading

Kenai's Valerie Villegas receives a serve during the team's volleyball game against the Soldotna Stars on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Camille Botello/Peninsula Clarion)
Homer quarterback Carter Tennison tries to avoid the tackle of Kenai Central's Talon Whicker on Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, at Ed Hollier Field in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai Central clinches 1st playoff berth since 2015

The Kenai Central football team found out this week that it clinched its first playoff berth since 2015, but the way that playoff spot happened… Continue reading

Homer quarterback Carter Tennison tries to avoid the tackle of Kenai Central's Talon Whicker on Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, at Ed Hollier Field in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
A visual picture of profound change in the alpine plant community post-2019 Swan Lake Fire. This picture is from 2021, two years after the fire. (Photo by Matt Bowser/USFWS)

Refuge Notebook: Swan Lake Fire update: How are plant communities doing?

By HEIDI HELLING Kenai National Wildlife Refuge What can we learn from the Swan Lake Fire that burned over 167,000 acres in 2019? Large areas… Continue reading

A visual picture of profound change in the alpine plant community post-2019 Swan Lake Fire. This picture is from 2021, two years after the fire. (Photo by Matt Bowser/USFWS)
The afternoon sun makes birch leaves glow yellow on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, at the Hidden Lake Campground in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge near Sterling, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Fall in Alaska is subtle but fabulous

On my mother’s side I come from a long line of New Englanders, the kind of people for whom fall leaf peeping can be something… Continue reading

The afternoon sun makes birch leaves glow yellow on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, at the Hidden Lake Campground in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge near Sterling, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
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Homer netters topple Soldotna

The host Homer volleyball team defeated Soldotna 25-13, 21-25, 25-18 and 25-22 on Tuesday in nonconference action. The Mariners are now 3-1 overall in nontournament… Continue reading

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Colony girls, Kodiak boys swimmers win SoHi Invite

The Colony girls and Kodiak boys swimming and diving teams won the SoHi Invitational on Friday at Soldotna High School. Colony had 95 points for… Continue reading

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Grace sweeps Frank D. Invite

The Grace Christian girls and boys cross-country teams swept the Frank D. Invite on Friday in Seward, with individual titles going to Grace Christian’s David… Continue reading

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Boersma takes cyclocross race

Ben Boersma won the first race of the Chainwreck Cyclocross Series on Thursday at Tsalteshi Trails. In the series, the leader does as many 1.5-… Continue reading

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Area volleyball teams pile up experience at West Spiketacular

The Kenai Central volleyball team led the Kenai Peninsula at the West Spiketacular by taking second in the Silver Bracket. The Kardinals started out play… Continue reading

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SoHi football holds off Eagle River

The visiting Soldotna football team defeated Eagle River 27-14 on Saturday to take a crucial step toward a 15th straight Northern Lights Conference title. Both… Continue reading

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Soldotna’s Youngren part of historic Equinox Marathon

Soldotna’s Megan Youngren finished second Saturday in the most stacked women’s field in the 58-year history of the Equinox Marathon in Fairbanks. On a day… Continue reading

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Brown Bears finish 1-3-0-0 at Showcase

The Kenai River Brown Bears fell 3-2 to the Maine Nordiques on Friday and 6-2 to the North Iowa Bulls on Saturday to finish the… Continue reading

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Jacoby wins 2nd Pentathlon in record-setting fashion

A lot has happened, to say the least, to Seward senior Lydia Jacoby and the world in which she lives since Jacoby won her first… Continue reading

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