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The setting sun casts the sky in gold over Kachemak Bay on Friday, Dec. 8, 2023 in Homer, Alaska. (Delcenia Cosman/Homer News)

Out of the Office: Early sunsets over Homer

It’s not much of a secret, I think, that winter is not my favorite season. Ironic, perhaps, considering I’ve made my home a place where… Continue reading

The setting sun casts the sky in gold over Kachemak Bay on Friday, Dec. 8, 2023 in Homer, Alaska. (Delcenia Cosman/Homer News)
Allie Ostrander is presented her award by Stacia Rustad at the Alaska High School Hall of Fame's Class of 2023 induction ceremony on Sunday, May 7, 2023, at The Lakefront Hotel in Anchorage, Alaska. (Screenshot)

Ostrander qualifies for cross country worlds

Allie Ostrander, a 2015 graduate of Kenai Central High School now living in Seattle, finished fourth in the open women’s race at USA Track and… Continue reading

Allie Ostrander is presented her award by Stacia Rustad at the Alaska High School Hall of Fame's Class of 2023 induction ceremony on Sunday, May 7, 2023, at The Lakefront Hotel in Anchorage, Alaska. (Screenshot)
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Saturday hoops: Homer girls, CIA boys win tournaments

The Homer girls won the Donlin Gold Invitational in Bethel on Saturday by defeating Unalakleet 69-45 to finish with a 3-0 tourney record. The Mariners… Continue reading

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Kenai boys Nordic skiers win Lynx Loppet; Homer hosts Besh Cup

The Kenai Central boys cross-country ski team led a solid effort for the Kenai Peninsula by winning the boys team title Friday and Saturday at… Continue reading

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Kenai Central's William Howard emerges from the crowd with the puck Friday, Jan. 19, 2024, at the Kenai Multi-Purpose Facility in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Weekend hockey: Kenai, SoHi set up important Friday clash

The Northern Lights Conference, and by extension the Division II state hockey tournament set for Feb. 1 to 3 at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex,… Continue reading

Kenai Central's William Howard emerges from the crowd with the puck Friday, Jan. 19, 2024, at the Kenai Multi-Purpose Facility in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Erick Comstock of the Wisconsin Windigo and Dylan Contreras of the Kenai River Brown Bears battle for the puck Saturday, Jan. 20, 2024, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Windigo sweep weekend series from Brown Bears

The Kenai River Brown Bears lost 3-1 on Friday and 4-0 on Saturday to the Wisconsin Windigo in North American Hockey League play at the… Continue reading

Erick Comstock of the Wisconsin Windigo and Dylan Contreras of the Kenai River Brown Bears battle for the puck Saturday, Jan. 20, 2024, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
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Friday hoops roundup

The visiting Nikiski girls basketball team defeated Kenai Central 39-20 on Friday in Peninsula Conference action. The Bulldogs improved to 1-2 in the league and… Continue reading

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Soldotna's Daniel Heath makes a move on Homer's Ethan Drake on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2024, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Thursday hockey: Soldotna, Kenai notch NLC wins

The Soldotna hockey team got a hat trick from Daniel Heath in defeating Homer 9-0 on Thursday in Northern Lights Conference play at the Soldotna… Continue reading

Soldotna's Daniel Heath makes a move on Homer's Ethan Drake on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2024, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
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Thursday hoops: Ninilchik boys open Cordova tourney with decisive win

The Ninilchik boys opened up the 41st Annual Cordova Tip-Off with a 58-16 victory over Nenana on Thursday. The Wolverines are now 6-1 overall. Kade… Continue reading

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Snowshoers make fresh tracks on Headquarters Lake on a weekly guided walk at Kenai National Wildlife? Refuge. (Photo by USFWS/Leah Eskelin/USFWS)

Refuge Notebook: Snowshoeing fun in the refuge

Having grown up in New England, I am no stranger to cold winters, lots of snow and season-specific outdoor recreational opportunities. Imagine my surprise while… Continue reading

Snowshoers make fresh tracks on Headquarters Lake on a weekly guided walk at Kenai National Wildlife? Refuge. (Photo by USFWS/Leah Eskelin/USFWS)
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Tuesday hoops: Seward sweeps Nikiski; Ninilchik splits with Su Valley

The host Seward boys basketball team topped Nikiski 76-34 on Tuesday in Peninsula Conference action to move to 3-0 in the league and 8-0 overall.… Continue reading

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Nikiski's Seth Payne drives against Homer's Justice Davidson and Einar Pederson on Friday, Jan. 12, 2024, at Nikiski Middle-High School in Nikiski, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Metlakatla girls, Bethel boys win Rus Hitchcock tourney

The Bethel boys and Metlakatla girls finished undefeated runs through the 35th Annual Rus Hitchcock Tip Off Tournament to win tournament titles Saturday. For the… Continue reading

Nikiski's Seth Payne drives against Homer's Justice Davidson and Einar Pederson on Friday, Jan. 12, 2024, at Nikiski Middle-High School in Nikiski, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
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Kenai, SoHi ski teams compete at GPRA Relays

The Soldotna and Kenai Central cross-country skiing teams competed at the Government Peak Recreation Area Relays on Friday and Saturday in the Matanuska-Susitna valleys. Friday… Continue reading

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Weekend hoops: Seward boys win Delta tourney to stay perfect

The Seward boys defeated Delta Junction 57-50 to win the Dean Cummings Memorial Tournament on Saturday in Delta Junction. The Seahawks are now 7-0 overall.… Continue reading

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Kenai hockey sweeps weekend from Kodiak

The visiting Kenai Central hockey team swept the weekend from Kodiak, winning 9-1 on Friday and 12-2 on Saturday in Northern Lights Conference play. The… Continue reading

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Soldotna skaters edge Homer in 1st Carlin Cup

The Soldotna hockey team defeated Homer 2-1 on Thursday in Northern Lights Conference action at Kevin Bell Arena in Homer. The Stars moved to 4-3… Continue reading

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Thursday hoops: Seward girls, boys win at Delta tourney

The Metlakatla and Bethel girls and boys finished undefeated after the first day of the round-robin Rus Hitchcock Tip Off Tournament on Thursday in Nikiski.… Continue reading

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Skating on Arc Lake. (Ashlyn O'Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Out of the Office: New year, new hobby

As the saying goes, you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. I don’t know if the word “can’t” is the best choice for that… Continue reading

Skating on Arc Lake. (Ashlyn O'Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
Kenai Central's Sierra Hershberger keeps the ball from Bethel's Kyana Harpak on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2024, at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Bethel basketball sweeps Kenai

The Bethel basketball team swept host Kenai Central on Wednesday in nonconference action. In the girls game, the Warriors ran away in the fourth quarter… Continue reading

Kenai Central's Sierra Hershberger keeps the ball from Bethel's Kyana Harpak on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2024, at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Kenai Central's Emma Beck attacks against Seward's Mikinley Williams and Robin Cronin on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2023, at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai’s Beck named Gatorade Alaska Volleyball Player of the Year

Kenai Central senior Emma Beck was named the 2023-24 Gatorade Alaska Volleyball Player of the Year on Monday. The Gatorade website has its Alaska volleyball… Continue reading

Kenai Central's Emma Beck attacks against Seward's Mikinley Williams and Robin Cronin on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2023, at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)