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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes during an NFL divisional playoff football game against the Houston Texans in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)

Pigskin pick ‘em: ‘You can’t kill a dead horse’

Everyone knows the NFL is shorthand for “not for long.” That saying is usually applied to the limited shelf life of football players. Carolina’s Luke… Continue reading

  • Jan 16, 2020
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes during an NFL divisional playoff football game against the Houston Texans in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)

Hoops roundup: Peninsula Conference action

The Nikolaevsk and Ninilchik basketball teams split Peninsula Conference games Wednesday in Nikolaevsk. The Nikolaevsk girls topped Ninilchik 48-20, with Elizabeth Fefelov leading the way… Continue reading

Eventual race winner Morgan Aldridge leads Carly Reimer and Amy Anderson at the Ski for Women on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, at Tsalteshi Trails. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Klecka, Aldridge ski to Freezer Food victories

Joey Klecka and Morgan Aldridge won the 10th Freezer Food Series race of the season Sunday at Tsalteshi Trails. This race was a 4.7-mile ski.… Continue reading

Eventual race winner Morgan Aldridge leads Carly Reimer and Amy Anderson at the Ski for Women on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, at Tsalteshi Trails. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

CIA hoops splits with Kenai JV

Staff report The host Cook Inlet Academy basketball team split with Kenai junior varsity Monday. The CIA boys notched a 44-36 victory. In the girls… Continue reading

Area skiers compete in Valley

By TIM ROCKEY Frontiersman HATCHER PASS — Palmer skiers Aila Berrigan and Rosie Whittington-Evans finished in the top two spots at the Government Peak Recreation… Continue reading

  • Jan 13, 2020

Friday hockey: Kenai, SoHi win

Trent Powell scored Soldotna’s first three goals, one in each period, to lead the Stars to a 4-1 Railbelt Conference win over Palmer Saturday in… Continue reading

Hoops roundup: Kenai, Homer split

Halftime adjustments carried the visiting Homer girls to a 38-35 Southcentral Conference victory over Kenai Central on Friday. Homer grabbed a 9-4 lead after the… Continue reading

Ice Wolves sweep Brown Bears

The visiting Kenai River Brown Bears dropped a 6-2 decision to the New Mexico Ice Wolves on Friday and a 6-5 decision on Saturday in… Continue reading

Prep hockey roundup: Kenai, Homer win; Soldotna loses

In a game that featured only a flurry of scoring in the third period, the Kenai Central hockey team defeated Houston 3-1 on Thursday in… Continue reading

Refuge Notebook: Exploring agriculture of the Kenai, 1897-1898

On June 8, 1897, Dr. Walter H. Evans of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Benton Killin, a retired lawyer and regent of the Oregon… Continue reading

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) drops back to pass as he throws a pass that was fumbled and recovered by the New Orleans Saints in the first half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Pigskin Pick ‘em: It’s all going exactly as picked

The wild-card weekend went exactly as planned. First, the Minnesota Vikings, led by an all-time clutch quarterback, Kirk Cousins, defeated the New Orleans Saints down… Continue reading

  • Jan 9, 2020
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) drops back to pass as he throws a pass that was fumbled and recovered by the New Orleans Saints in the first half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Tangled Up in Blue: Heart’s Invisible Furies

I came up with a handful of good, meaningful New Year’s resolutions but by Jan. 2, I had failed most of them. My resolutions usually… Continue reading

Hoops: SoHi girls, boys; Ninilchik boys all win

The Soldotna girls and boys both picked up Thursday victories on the first day of the Nome Invitational. The Soldotna girls defeated Kotzebue 68-25 by… Continue reading

CIA, Ninilchik split conference hoops games

It may be a cold night in January, but the Ninilchik boys and Cook Inlet Academy girls know that conference games count just the same.… Continue reading

Kenai River Brown Bears forward Peter Morgan and Springfield (Illinois) Jr. Blues defenseman Hunter Mccurdy chase the puck Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Bears’ Morgan wins NAHL Forward of the Month

Peter Morgan of the Kenai River Brown Bears earned North American Hockey League Bauer Forward of the Month honors, announced Tuesday by the league. Morgan,… Continue reading

Kenai River Brown Bears forward Peter Morgan and Springfield (Illinois) Jr. Blues defenseman Hunter Mccurdy chase the puck Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Brown Bears swept in Amarillo

The Kenai River Brown Bears were swept by the host Amarillo (Texas) Bulls on Friday and Saturday in North American Hockey League play. The Bears… Continue reading

Kenai boys lose out on 3rd in OT

The Eielson boys basketball team got 43 points from Christian Bolton in defeating Kenai Central 69-63 in overtime in the third-fifth place game of the… Continue reading

Huff wins Freezer Food Series race

Scott Huff won the Freezer Food Series on Sunday at the Slikok Trails. The race was musical fat bikes, with Huff timing the clock best,… Continue reading

Kenai boys win; Kenai girls, Homer boys lose at ACS Invite

The Kenai boys were able to advance to the winners’ side of the ACS Pepsi Invitational on Thursday in Anchorage, while the Homer boys and… Continue reading

Michael Armstrong stands by Knik Arm in Anchorage shortly after arriving in Alaska in December 1979. The weird glow is caused by taking a photo of a slide illuminated by a desk lamp. (Photo provided by Mark Heffernan)

Out of the Office: From Florida to Alaska — A wild 40 years

Like true superheroes, every Alaskan has an origin story. The really cool origin story might involve being born a sixth-generation Alaskan from a sourdough ancestor… Continue reading

Michael Armstrong stands by Knik Arm in Anchorage shortly after arriving in Alaska in December 1979. The weird glow is caused by taking a photo of a slide illuminated by a desk lamp. (Photo provided by Mark Heffernan)