Sports

State wrestling sees final Hutchison appearance; Homer boys capture state title

More than two decades after the first Hutchison stepped onto an Alaska state wrestling mat, the last one walked off of another. Soldotna senior Gideon… Continue reading

 

Steel sweep Brown Bears

The visiting Kenai River Brown Bears dropped two games to the Chippewa (Wisconsin) Steel on Friday and Saturday in North American Hockey League play. The… Continue reading

 

Saturday hoops: Area teams claim titles

The Nikiski girls defeated Houston 55-11 to roll to the Craig Jung Kenai River Challenge championship on Saturday, while the Kenai Central boys topped Kotzebue… Continue reading

 

Juneau loses to SoHi, beats Kenai

The Soldotna hockey team improved to 3-0 in the Railbelt Conference with a 1-0 victory over Juneau-Douglas on Saturday at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex.… Continue reading

Cooper finishes 100th in World Cup biathlon

Travis Cooper, a 2015 graduate of Kenai Central, finished 100th of 106 finishers Friday in a World Cup biathlon 10-kilometer sprint in Hochfilzen, Austria. Norway’s… Continue reading

Friday peninsula hoops roundup

The Soldotna girls kept their opening weekend of basketball rolling Friday night with a dominant 62-29 win over Northern Lights Conference opponent Kodiak at the… Continue reading

Soldotna hockey shuts out Juneau

The Soldotna hockey team notched a 3-0 victory over Juneau-Douglas on Thursday in Railbelt Conference play at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. Corbin Wirz had… Continue reading

Nikiski girls head coach Rustin Hitchcock talks to his team Thursday against Kotzebue at the Craig Jung Kenai River Challenge at Kenai Central High School. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Hitchcock wins in Nikiski head coaching debut

The Rustin Hitchcock era officially opened Thursday afternoon at Kenai Central High School. Hitchcock made his head coaching debut with the Nikiski girls at the… Continue reading

Nikiski girls head coach Rustin Hitchcock talks to his team Thursday against Kotzebue at the Craig Jung Kenai River Challenge at Kenai Central High School. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Candy Cane Scramble relocated

Despite the week’s snowfall in Kenai and Soldotna, the Candy Cane Scramble prep ski race, originally scheduled for Friday at Tsalteshi Trails, was relocated to… Continue reading

Unpredictable state wrestling tourney set to kick off

The wars waged by the Homer and Bethel wrestling programs through each of the last three years at the Division II state championships have been… Continue reading

Tangled up in Blue: Up in smoke!

My wood stove stole my freedom. The independence I cultivated through years of working late nights in return for long afternoons when I want them… Continue reading

Kenai River Brown Bears goaltender Gavin Enright denies Fairbanks Ice Dogs forward Parker Brown on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Brown Bears goalie Enright secures Division I commit

Kenai River Brown Bears goalie Gavin Enright sacrificed his senior year of high school to learn what it takes to be successful in the North… Continue reading

Kenai River Brown Bears goaltender Gavin Enright denies Fairbanks Ice Dogs forward Parker Brown on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

77 years of conservation in our neighborhood

By LEAH ESKELIN What happened in 1941? So many events are tied to that year, some small and others enormous in their lasting impacts. The… Continue reading

Kenai hockey loses to Juneau to stay winless in 2018

Playing a nonconference opponent from Southeast Alaska gave the Kenai Central hockey team a chance to break their winless start to the season, but a… Continue reading

Goff, Aldridge win Freezer Food Series #3

The third race of the Freezer Food Series went to Sean Goff, who won Sunday afternoon at the Tsalteshi Trails, covering the three-mile running course… Continue reading

Seward’s Terry excels for Hardin-Simmons

So far, so good for the transfer of Seward’s Jalen Terry from Humbolt State to Division III Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas. Terry, a 6-foot-7… Continue reading

Homer teammates Josh Bradshaw (left) and Mose Hayes square off in the 152-pound championship Saturday at the Kachemak Conference wrestling tournament at Grace Christian High School in Anchorage. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Homer wrestling wins 4th straight region crown

There’s a reason why Saturday’s Kachemak Conference wrestling finals looked more like a Homer Mariners practice room than a tournament championship round. It’s because Homer’s… Continue reading

Homer teammates Josh Bradshaw (left) and Mose Hayes square off in the 152-pound championship Saturday at the Kachemak Conference wrestling tournament at Grace Christian High School in Anchorage. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

NLC: Stars take 3rd, claim 4 individual titles

By JEREMIAH BARTZ Frontiersman.com PALMER — Soldotna crowned three champions, boasted an all-Stars heavyweight final and SoHi mentor Neldon Gardner earned Coach of the Year… Continue reading

  • Dec 9, 2018

Magicians nip Bears on Friday, Saturday

The visiting Kenai River Brown Bears lost a pair of 4-3 games to the Minnesota Magicians on Friday and Saturday in North American Hockey League… Continue reading

Kenai Central grad Cooper makes biathlon World Cup debut

Travis Cooper, a 2015 graduate of Kenai Central High School, made his International Biathlon Union World Cup debut Thursday in Pokljuka, Slovenia. Cooper finished 105th… Continue reading