Sports

Freezer Food Series makes return this weekend

The Freezer Food Series makes its return for a third year this Sunday at the Tsalteshi Trails in Soldotna. The three-month series of community races… Continue reading

  • Oct 30, 2019
Members of the Homer hockey team watch postgame ceremonies Saturday night after losing 6-5 in overtime to Palmer in the Div. II championshipat the Curtis Menard Sports Complex in Wasilla. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

High school hockey preview: Homer, SoHi look to finish job this year

The Soldotna and Homer hockey teams do not have to look hard for motivation this season. As prep hockey drops into action today through Saturday… Continue reading

Members of the Homer hockey team watch postgame ceremonies Saturday night after losing 6-5 in overtime to Palmer in the Div. II championshipat the Curtis Menard Sports Complex in Wasilla. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Pigskin Pick ‘Em: Finally! A winning week!

Week eight of the NFL season is proof that miracles can and do happen. The author of this demoralized column finally had a winning week… Continue reading

  • Oct 30, 2019
Homer’s Karmyn Gallios dives for the ball during a Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019 volleyball game against Kenai Central High School in the Alice Witte Gymnasium in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Kenai netters top Homer on Mariners senior night

The Homer Mariner volleyball team suffered an emotional loss to Kenai Central High School on senior recognition night Tuesday. The Kardinals won the Southcentral Conference… Continue reading

Homer’s Karmyn Gallios dives for the ball during a Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019 volleyball game against Kenai Central High School in the Alice Witte Gymnasium in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Cooper selected for 1st 3 biathlon World Cups

Travis Cooper, a 2015 graduate of Kenai Central, has been selected by U.S. Biathlon to compete in the first three International Biathlon Union World Cup… Continue reading

Kenai cheerleaders named Grand Champion at Rally in the Valley

One year ago at the Rally in the Valley cheerleading competition at Colony High School, Kenai Central returned empty-handed, except for the knowledge of what… Continue reading

A pair of participants move up the trail during the 5K Costume Run on Oct. 19, 2019, near the Nikiski Community Recreation Center in Nikiski, Alaska. (Photo provided by Jackie Cason/North Peninsula Recreation)

Strausbaugh, Widman, Pothast win Costume Run

The Nikiski Community Recreation Center did a 5K Costume Run on Oct. 19. First place overall and for youth went to Jacob Strausbaugh in 24… Continue reading

A pair of participants move up the trail during the 5K Costume Run on Oct. 19, 2019, near the Nikiski Community Recreation Center in Nikiski, Alaska. (Photo provided by Jackie Cason/North Peninsula Recreation)

Season preview: Seward coach enters wrestling season for last time

The dawn of another high school wrestling season also marks the swan song of a longtime coaching presence on the peninsula. Seward head coach Ronn… Continue reading

Prep sports programs feel effects of new teacher’s contract

The new teachers contract agreed to by the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District last month touched many aspects on the peninsula, including sports programs and… Continue reading

Nordiques sweep Brown Bears

The Kenai River Brown Bears were swept on the road by the Maine Nordiques on Friday and Saturday in North American Hockey League action. The… Continue reading

  • Oct 27, 2019

Peninsula volleyball teams roll at Dimond-Service tourney

The Soldotna volleyball team emerged the biggest winners Saturday at the Dimond-Service tournament at Service High School with a seventh-place finish in the gold championship… Continue reading

  • Oct 27, 2019

Homer edges SoHi for Luke Spruill wrestling title

The spirit of the Luke Spruill Memorial Tournament at Kenai Central High School was on full display Saturday in the KCHS gym, where the Homer… Continue reading

Nikiski netters sweep Seward

Nikiski volleyball rolled to a 3-0 Southcentral Conference win Thursday night in Seward before heading up to Anchorage for the Dimond/Service tournament this weekend. The… Continue reading

  • Oct 24, 2019

Homer High grad to run Boston Marathon with Team Papi

Next spring in Boston, a Homer High School graduate will join the team of legendary Red Sox hitter David Ortiz — that’s right, Big Papi… Continue reading

Refuge notebook: Winter moth time

On the windows of my home in Kasilof, under lights at the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge’s headquarters in Soldotna, in Anchorage and in Fairbanks, winter… Continue reading

  • Oct 24, 2019
Baked salmon with roasted turnips, brussell sprouts, carrots, beets, kohlrabi for dinner, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2019, near Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Out of the office: Summery salmon memories

Wednesday evening, everything on my dinner plate was either caught in Alaska or grown in Alaska. The last of the kohlrabi and turnips, a single… Continue reading

Baked salmon with roasted turnips, brussell sprouts, carrots, beets, kohlrabi for dinner, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2019, near Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Pigskin Pick ‘Em: So close, yet so far

Week seven in the NFL felt a whole lot like the first six weeks of the season, and if you’ve been following this column, you… Continue reading

  • Oct 23, 2019
Kenai River Brown Bears goalkeeper Landon Pavlisin keeps an eye on the action during a game against the Janesville Jets, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Brown Bears GK Pavlisin nets NAHL division star of week

Kenai River Brown Bears goalkeeper Landon Pavlisin was awarded the North American Hockey League Midwest division star of the week Tuesday by the league. Pavlisin,… Continue reading

Kenai River Brown Bears goalkeeper Landon Pavlisin keeps an eye on the action during a game against the Janesville Jets, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Tsalteshi hosts 1st Alaska Cyclocross State Championships

Both familiar and new faces to Alaska endurance sports finished on top of the brand-new Alaska Cyclocross State Championships on Saturday at Tsalteshi Trails. Anchorage’s… Continue reading

Members of the Soldotna football team celebrate with the Alaska School Activities Association First National Bowl trophy Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, at the Div. II state football championship at Anchorage Football Stadium in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

SoHi romps to 8th straight football title

Big team. Little me. The slogan that the Soldotna football team has rode to eight straight Division II state titles was never more evident Saturday… Continue reading

Members of the Soldotna football team celebrate with the Alaska School Activities Association First National Bowl trophy Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, at the Div. II state football championship at Anchorage Football Stadium in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)