Sports

Kenai baseball drops 1st game of year

The Kenai Central baseball program opened its 2019 season Thursday with a 10-0 loss to the Palmer Moose at the Kenai Little League fields. The… Continue reading

 

Tutka Backdoor Trail project gaining momentum

The rugged backcountry on the south side of Kachemak Bay is getting a fresh look from hikers with an eye on connecting two coasts. As… Continue reading

 

Peninsula soccer teams enjoy successful Thursday

The Soldotna girls rolled to a 10-0 shutout victory over Houston Thursday night in nonconference soccer action. The Stars got scoring from seven different players,… Continue reading

 

Nikki Aufiero practices a handstand at Fourth of July Beach near Seward, Alaska, in April 2019. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)

Tangled up in Blue: The other ocean

I got confused looking out at Resurrection Bay recently. The horizon was clouded, none of the mountains that typically line the coast were visible from… Continue reading

Nikki Aufiero practices a handstand at Fourth of July Beach near Seward, Alaska, in April 2019. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)

Colony Track Invite canceled due to weather

The Colony Track Invitational for Friday and Saturday has been canceled due to weather. Area squads Cook Inlet Academy, Homer, Kenai Central, Nikiski, Seward and… Continue reading

Pilot-biologist Dom Watts flying out of Fairbanks in a Super Cub. (Photo provided by Kenai National Wildlife Refuge)

The road to becoming a U.S. Fish & Wildlife pilot-biologist

I remember the first time my Uncle Larry flew down in his Cessna and picked me up at the little airport a few miles from… Continue reading

Pilot-biologist Dom Watts flying out of Fairbanks in a Super Cub. (Photo provided by Kenai National Wildlife Refuge)

Kenai’s Rustad, Homer’s Engebretsen, Ninilchik’s Vanderford get Hall call

WASILLA — Stacia Rustad, a former Kenai Central High School multisport standout who is now the activities director at Wasilla High School, received a special… Continue reading

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Nikiski goalkeeper Michael Eiter corrals a save Tuesday in a Peninsula Conference game at Soldotna High School. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Nikiski stays close but SoHi soccer sweeps

The Nikiski soccer teams seem to think they can run with the big dogs this year. And so far, they’re showing it too. The Nikiski… Continue reading

Nikiski goalkeeper Michael Eiter corrals a save Tuesday in a Peninsula Conference game at Soldotna High School. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Team Hollywood to perform at Cook Inlet Academy

The Team Hollywood Celebrity Streetball team will be at Cook Inlet Academy at 7 p.m. Thursday. The squad travels around the world with the goal… Continue reading

Homer, Kenai play to ties in girls, boys games

Score a win for the wind. The host Kenai Central and Homer girls played to a scoreless tie Tuesday in Peninsula Conference action. As it… Continue reading

Pair of area runners compete in Boston Marathon

Derek Gibson of Soldotna and Bill Wood of Kenai represented the Kenai Peninsula on Monday at the Boston Marathon. Gibson, 26, crossed at 2 hours,… Continue reading

Kodiak softball topples Kenai Central

The Kenai Central softball team dropped a pair of Northern Lights Conference games Monday in Kodiak. The Kardinals (0-2 in the NLC, 0-3 overall) were… Continue reading

An ulu the author made as part of the Alaska Humanities Forum Sister School Exchange. (Photo provided by author)

Out of the Office: A sister school experience

As I write this column, I’m drowning in stories of Legislature budgets, potential school closures and some guy stealing a mammoth tusk in Anchorage. There’s… Continue reading

An ulu the author made as part of the Alaska Humanities Forum Sister School Exchange. (Photo provided by author)
Nikiski’s Bethany Carstens shoots in the Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches Senior All-Star Games on Saturday, April 13, 2019, at Wells Fargo Arena in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo by Tim Rockey/Frontiersman.com)

Area seniors cap hoops careers at All-Star Games

The Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches held their Senior All-Star Games on Saturday at the Wells Fargo Arena in Anchorage, giving seniors from throughout the… Continue reading

Nikiski’s Bethany Carstens shoots in the Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches Senior All-Star Games on Saturday, April 13, 2019, at Wells Fargo Arena in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo by Tim Rockey/Frontiersman.com)

Homer soccer sweeps Seward, Redington over weekend

The Homer soccer teams swept the Redington Huskies and Seward Seahawks in boys and girls action Friday and Saturday in Homer. Friday, the Mariner girls… Continue reading

Kenai gets soccer sweep of North Pole

Just when they needed a quick boost, junior Olivia Brewer was there to give the Kenai Central girls a surge. Brewer scored the go-ahead goal… Continue reading

Kodiak track wins tri meet with Colony, Homer

The host Kodiak track teams controlled a tri meet with Colony and Homer on Friday and Saturday. Friday, the Bears boys scored 69.99 points, while… Continue reading

Colony softball tops Kenai, Soldotna

Friday’s nonconference softball game at Steve Shearer Memorial Ball Park between host Kenai Central and Colony would have been a great warm-up for the season,… Continue reading

Friday: SoHi pulls off soccer sweep of North Pole

The second-half flurry of goals between Soldotna and North Pole at Soldotna’s Justin Maile Field on Friday was punctuated with a five-goal outburst between both… Continue reading

Softball season preview: How to beat the Southeast teams

In their quest for Alaska prep softball trophies, Kenai Peninsula teams haven’t had much trouble navigating their own conference. In the Northern Lights Conference that… Continue reading