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Kenai hockey topples Homer

The visiting Kenai Central hockey team defeated Homer 4-2 on Tuesday in Northern Lights Conference play. The Kardinals move to 6-7-1 overall and 2-1 in… Continue reading

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Seward's Aidan Schilling and Kenai Central's Jaxson Young wrestle in the championship at 119 pounds at the Kachemak Conference wrestling tournament at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska, on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2023. Schilling took a 7-5 decision. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai boys, Redington girls wear Kachemak wrestling crowns

The Kenai Central boys and Redington girls won Kachemak Conference titles Saturday at Kenai Central High School. The Kardinals broke Redington’s three-year run atop the… Continue reading

Seward's Aidan Schilling and Kenai Central's Jaxson Young wrestle in the championship at 119 pounds at the Kachemak Conference wrestling tournament at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska, on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2023. Schilling took a 7-5 decision. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Soldotna’s Bowen Korth maintains a grasp on teammate Collin Peck during the 171-pound final of the Northern Lights Conference  Championships on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2023, at Colony High School in Palmer, Alaska. (Photo by Jeremiah Bartz/Frontiersman)

SoHi girls defend NLC wrestling title; Stars boys take 2nd

The Soldotna girls defended their Northern Lights Conference title Friday and Saturday at Colony High School, while the Knights boys took the conference crown from… Continue reading

Soldotna’s Bowen Korth maintains a grasp on teammate Collin Peck during the 171-pound final of the Northern Lights Conference  Championships on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2023, at Colony High School in Palmer, Alaska. (Photo by Jeremiah Bartz/Frontiersman)
Soldotna’s Riley Cronin tries to keep the puck aweay from Colony’s Allen Baldwin after falling to the ice during a 4-3 loss to the Knights on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2023, at the Menard Arena in Wasilla, Alaska. (Photo by Bruce Eggleston/matsusports.net)

Saturday prep hockey: SoHi, Kenai lose on road

The visiting Soldotna hockey team lost to Colony 4-3 in overtime in nonconference action Saturday. Colony’s Kaden Lynch, with help from Aiden Finch and Boston… Continue reading

Soldotna’s Riley Cronin tries to keep the puck aweay from Colony’s Allen Baldwin after falling to the ice during a 4-3 loss to the Knights on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2023, at the Menard Arena in Wasilla, Alaska. (Photo by Bruce Eggleston/matsusports.net)
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Soldotna’s Boonstra puts up top skate time at Colony Chaos

Soldotna’s Tania Boonstra had the top time in the 5-kilometer skate race Saturday at the Colony Chaos at Government Peak Recreation Area. Colony Chaos was… Continue reading

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Kenais’ Ethan tree tries to poke the puck away from Colony’s Boston Weiland during a 6-6 tie Friday, Dec. 8, 2023, at the Menard Arena in Wasilla, Alaska. (Photo by Bruce Eggleston/matsusports.net)

Friday prep hockey: Kenai’s Mese has 3rd-period hat trick in tie with Knights; SoHi, Homer lose

The visiting Kenai Central hockey team tied Colony 6-6 on Friday in nonconference action. The Kardinals are 5-6-1 overall. The back-and-forth contest saw the Kardinals’… Continue reading

Kenais’ Ethan tree tries to poke the puck away from Colony’s Boston Weiland during a 6-6 tie Friday, Dec. 8, 2023, at the Menard Arena in Wasilla, Alaska. (Photo by Bruce Eggleston/matsusports.net)
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Brown Bears drop 2 games on road

The Kenai River Brown Bears were swept on the road by the Springfield (Illinois) Jr. Blues in North American Hockey League play, losing 4-2 on… Continue reading

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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 Central’s Tracie, Emma Beck get national volleyball recognition

Tracie Beck, the head coach of the Kenai Central volleyball team, and her daughter, Kardinals senior right-side hitter Emma Beck, have received national recognition for… 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)
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)

Former local prep stars Ostrander, Seavey selected for Alaska Sports Hall of Fame

The Alaska Sports Hall of Fame announced this week that former Kenai Peninsula prep stars Allie Ostrander and Dallas Seavey will be part of the… 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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SoHi, Kenai hockey take losses on road

The host Palmer hockey team defeated Soldotna on Thursday in Northern Lights Conference action. The Stars are now 6-2 overall and 3-2 in the league.… Continue reading

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Kenai Central High School Esports players Landon Dubber and Blake Gillis play against one another in the Alaska Fall 2023 semifinals for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska, on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2023. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

Esports: Kenai advances to state final

In the first week of playoffs for fall esports in Alaska, Soldotna and Nikiski saw their seasons brought to a close in quarterfinal matches, while… Continue reading

Kenai Central High School Esports players Landon Dubber and Blake Gillis play against one another in the Alaska Fall 2023 semifinals for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska, on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2023. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)
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Years of Homer ‘Nutcracker’ magic

I am in the back row of “Nutcracker 2023” warmups on the high school stage. My head is by the pre-set elaborate Christmas tree, decorated… Continue reading

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Kenai's Jason Parks, running on Kalifornsky Beach Road in Kenai, Alaska, wins the Kenai River Marathon on Sept. 28, 2019. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Parks, Deal post top-200 finishes at California International Marathon

Jason Parks, 35, of Kenai, finished 120th among men and 121st overall Sunday at the California International Marathon in Sacramento. Parks finished with a chip… Continue reading

Kenai's Jason Parks, running on Kalifornsky Beach Road in Kenai, Alaska, wins the Kenai River Marathon on Sept. 28, 2019. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
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SoHi girls, boys wrestlers take 2nd at Grace as local squads tune up for conference tourneys

The Soldotna girls and boys wrestling teams each finished second at the 2023 Grace Grizzly Shakedown on Friday and Saturday in Anchorage. The Colony girls… Continue reading

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Weekend prep hockey: SoHi takes 2 in Kodiak; Kards win twice at home

The visiting Soldotna hockey team defeated Kodiak 7-0 on Friday and 7-1 on Saturday in Northern Lights Conference play. The Stars moved to 6-1 overall… Continue reading

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Kenai River Brown Bears defenseman Joe Manning celebrates his goal with Marko Giourof and Gavin Duckworth on Friday, Dec. 1, 2023, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Bears sweep weekend series from Wolverines

The Kenai River Brown Bears swept a weekend series from the Anchorage Wolverines, winning 4-3 in a shootout Friday at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex… Continue reading

Kenai River Brown Bears defenseman Joe Manning celebrates his goal with Marko Giourof and Gavin Duckworth on Friday, Dec. 1, 2023, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Kenai Central's Seanna Swanson and Sawyer Vann look to block a shot Thursday, Nov. 30, 2023, at the Kenai Multi-Purpose Facility in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai Central hockey team tops Homer

The Kenai Central hockey team defeated Homer 7-0 on Thursday in Northern Lights Conference play at the Kenai Multi-Purpose Facility. The Kardinals are 1-0 in… Continue reading

Kenai Central's Seanna Swanson and Sawyer Vann look to block a shot Thursday, Nov. 30, 2023, at the Kenai Multi-Purpose Facility in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Young samplings are better than a muffin to this moose on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. (Photo by Colin Canterbury/USFWS)

Refuge Notebook: We stand on the shoulders of giant moose

This story starts 2,500 miles southeast as the raven flies from Kenai National Wildlife Refuge to the heart of the Weminuche Wilderness in the southern… Continue reading

Young samplings are better than a muffin to this moose on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. (Photo by Colin Canterbury/USFWS)
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Homer wrestling hosts Nikiski, Soldotna for senior night

The Homer wrestling team hosted Nikiski and Soldotna on Tuesday for senior night. The Stars won both their duals, 111-33 against Homer and 27-12 against… Continue reading

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College football updates on Brantley III, Metcalf, Dahlgren

Soldotna High School graduate Galen Brantley III earned First Team All-North Star Athletic Association honors this season for Dickinson State University in Dickinson, North Dakota.… Continue reading

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