Lathrop running back Josiah Opp gets swarmed by Soldotna’s Melvin Lloyd (left) and Jersey Truesdell Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, at Justin Maile Field in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Championship preview: SoHi vs. Lathrop for football supremacy

The seven-year stranglehold Soldotna football has had on the Division II state championship has seen its share of challengers, but perhaps none came as close… Continue reading


A hiker avoids an icy, frozen boardwalk on a morning hike from the Dan Moller Cabin in Juneau in October 2019. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)

Tangled up in Blue: Winter isn’t coming

On a late September early morning drive back from Talkeetna, I saw winter surprise three different drivers. The first hit the black ice in their… Continue reading


Refuge notebook: New fall colors include hummingbirds

In a day and age where social media seems to dominate and not always for the best reasons, I recently had the most positive outcome… Continue reading


Pigskin Pick ‘Em: Sinking ship is taking on water

The life raft keeping us afloat at Pigskin Pick’em Headquarters is taking on water! We’re officially in the middle of the NFL season and another… Continue reading

  • Oct 16, 2019

SoHi graduate Wortham helps Clark continue impressive streak

Soldotna High School graduate Whitney Wortham continues to play a big role for Clark College as they dominate the Northwest Athletic Conference South Region. Wortham,… Continue reading

Ninilchik volleyball tops CIA

The Ninilchik volleyball team scored a five-set victory over Cook Inlet Academy on Monday at Cook Inlet Academy. The scores were 23-25, 25-9, 25-16, 19-25… Continue reading

Jets avoid sweep by topping Bears

Of the 42 players suited up for Sunday’s 6-3 victory by the Janesville (Wisconsin) Jets over the Kenai River Brown Bears, 26 are in their… Continue reading

Brown Bears clinch weekend series over Jets

A weekend series win at home was just the boost the Kenai River Brown Bears were looking for Saturday night and they got it with… Continue reading

SoHi volleyball takes 2nd at Lady Grizzly Invitational

The Soldotna volleyball team took second in the platinum bracket Saturday at the 24th Lady Grizzly Invitational in Anchorage, while Nikiski won the gold bracket.… Continue reading

Nikiski football season ends with semifinal loss

The 2019 football season ended for Nikiski on Saturday afternoon with a 52-0 loss to Barrow in the Division III state semifinals in Utqiagvik. Nikiski… Continue reading

Former Kenai wrestler finishes big summer

As former Kenai wrestler Jacob Anderson was stepping onto the mat for the 182-pound final in July with a national championship on the line, he… Continue reading

Homer’s Story, Seward’s Jacoby gets wins at massive Bartlett/Chugiak meet

The Homer and Seward swim teams competed at the massive Bartlett/Chugiak Swimming Diving Invitational on Saturday at Bartlett High School. The meet had 480 athletes… Continue reading

Beeson, Aldridge, Showalter capture Chainwreck race

The Chainwreck Cyclocross Series wrapped up with Brian Beeson, Morgan Aldridge and Landen Showalter on top at the fifth race. This one took place at… Continue reading

The Soldotna football team leads the home crowd in a chant after a Div. II state semifinal against West Valley Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

SoHi thumps West Valley for 1st home playoff win in 6 years, advances to championship

It took six years to get playoff football back to Soldotna’s Justin Maile Field, but the SoHi Stars made the wait worth it. SoHi pounded… Continue reading

The Soldotna football team leads the home crowd in a chant after a Div. II state semifinal against West Valley Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Brown Bears defeat Jets in home opener

The Kenai River Brown Bears received three pivotal goals from the line of Zach Krajnik, Theo Thrun and Logan Ritchie in defeating the Janesville (Wisconsin)… Continue reading

Homer volleyball defeats Seward

Homer volleyball swept Seward 3-0 Thursday in a Southcentral Conference clash with game scores of 25-12, 25-15 and 25-18. The Mariners improved to 4-1 in… Continue reading

  • Oct 10, 2019

Prep football playoff primer

For a senior class that has three Alaska Division II state championships under their belts, one loss in 37 games and years of success dating… Continue reading

Brown Bears set for home opener

Soldotna’s Preston Weeks, 20, has been on the Kenai River Brown Bears for five straight seasons and the team has improved in every one of… Continue reading

Refuge notebook: More elodea found on Kenai refuge

When we first found elodea on the Kenai Peninsula seven years ago, partners in the Kenai Peninsula Cooperative Weed Management Area didn’t really have any… Continue reading

Pigskin Pick ‘Em: How to dig out of an early hole

The early highlight of the NFL season took place in the opening game of week five when the Seattle Seahawks edged the Los Angeles Rams… Continue reading

  • Oct 10, 2019