Sports

Soldotna’s Megan Youngren competes in the California International Marathon in Sacramento on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019. (Photo provided by Megan Youngren)

Youngren named Alaska Athlete of Week; McDonald stars for Providence College

Soldotna’s Megan Youngren, 28, was named the Alaska Athlete of the Week by the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame this weekend. Youngren qualified for the… Continue reading

Soldotna’s Megan Youngren competes in the California International Marathon in Sacramento on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019. (Photo provided by Megan Youngren)

Prep hockey: Homer sweeps, Kenai splits on road

The Palmer Moose scored twice in the third period to pick up a 4-2 Railbelt Conference hockey win over Kenai Central Saturday in Palmer. The… Continue reading

  • Dec 15, 2019

SoHi wrestling picks off 2 individual NLC crowns

The Northern Lights Conference wrestling championships at Colony High School proved to be a home show for the home crowd. The Colony Knights emerged as… Continue reading

Homer defends Kachemak Conference title

The Homer wrestling dynasty rolled on Saturday with a fifth straight Kachemak Conference team championship at host Joe Redington Jr/Sr High School. The Homer girls… Continue reading

Brown Bears shut out Jr. Blues

A team defined by their potent offense, the Kenai River Brown Bears showed they can win on both sides of the rink, securing their first… Continue reading

Cross-country skiers get some racing in

Cross-country skiing got underway for Kenai Peninsula squads with a pair of meets Saturday. Soldotna traveled to the Lynx Loppet on Saturday at Dimond, while… Continue reading

Kenai graduate Cooper takes 99th in World Cup biathlon sprint

Travis Cooper, a 2015 graduate of Kenai Central, took 99th in a World Cup biathlon 10-kilometer sprint Friday in Hochfilzen, Austria. Cooper had two misses… Continue reading

Homer’s Russell Nyvall grabs Soldotna’s Peyton Lawton in a headlock Saturday, Oct 26, 2019, at the Luke Spruill Memorial Tournament at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Prep wrestling teams face high stakes at region meets

State tournament spots are up for grabs this weekend at the Northern Lights Conference and Kachemak Conference championship wrestling meets. The Northern Lights Conference will… Continue reading

Homer’s Russell Nyvall grabs Soldotna’s Peyton Lawton in a headlock Saturday, Oct 26, 2019, at the Luke Spruill Memorial Tournament at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Jr. Blues nip Brown Bears

The game of chase the Kenai River Brown Bears played Thursday night was not enough to secure victory, as the Bears lost 4-3 to the… Continue reading

Service hockey shuts out Kenai Central

The host Service hockey team notched a 2-0 nonconference victory over Kenai Central on Thursday in Anchorage. The Cougars were able to make a pair… Continue reading

An American red squirrel eating white spruce seeds. (Photo by Courtney Celley/USFWS)

Refuge notebook: Squirrels are incredible

I recently took a family vacation to my home state of Minnesota to visit family and friends. We arrived in time to help rake up… Continue reading

An American red squirrel eating white spruce seeds. (Photo by Courtney Celley/USFWS)
The author is seen here sometime in the past decade trying to look cool in front of a Bob Dylan mural in Tennessee. (Photo provided by Kat Sorensen)

Tangled Up in Blue: Where is ‘Tangled Up in Blue’?

As we approach the roaring 2020s, we’re all in the midst of our online apps telling us how we lived the past decade. The data… Continue reading

The author is seen here sometime in the past decade trying to look cool in front of a Bob Dylan mural in Tennessee. (Photo provided by Kat Sorensen)
Dave Edwards-Smith competes in the Mouth to Mouth Wild Run and Ride at the beach in Kenai, Alaska, on May 29, 2019. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Edwards-Smith, Aldridge, Showalter win at Freezer Food Series

Dave Edwards-Smith, Morgan Aldridge and Landen Showalter picked up victories in the fat bike race at Freezer Food Series Race 5 on Sunday at Tsalteshi… Continue reading

Dave Edwards-Smith competes in the Mouth to Mouth Wild Run and Ride at the beach in Kenai, Alaska, on May 29, 2019. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Soldotna’s Youngren qualifies for US Olympic marathon trials

Megan Youngren’s watch wasn’t working Sunday. Her will was. Despite a malfunctioning timepiece that left her without a true idea of her pace throughout the… Continue reading

Soldotna’s Danica Schmidt (left) drives into the lane by Dimond’s Dshanna Schuster Friday, March 22, 2019, in the Class 4A state basketball tournament at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Danica Schmidt stars for Lower Columbia College

Danica Schmidt, a 2019 graduate of Soldotna High School, was named the tournament MVP of the 24th annual Everett Women’s Basketball Classic on Sunday while… Continue reading

Soldotna’s Danica Schmidt (left) drives into the lane by Dimond’s Dshanna Schuster Friday, March 22, 2019, in the Class 4A state basketball tournament at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Brown Bears sweep Jets to stay in 1st place

Friday night marked the return of defenseman Bryan Huggins to the lineup and the return of the Kenai River Brown Bears to the win column.… Continue reading

SoHi takes 6th at Grizzly Shakedown

South Anchorage won the Grizzly Shakedown on Saturday at Grace Christian in Anchorage, while Soldotna led the Kenai Peninsula by taking sixth. The tournament name… Continue reading

A field of skiers take off for a pair of races Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, at the Black Stone Axe Ridge Warm Up Rally at the Tsalteshi Trails in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Cross-country skiers rally at Tsalteshi

The snow dump early last week provided the perfect setting for Saturday’s Black Stone Axe Ridge Warm Up Rally, which organizers hope will be the… Continue reading

A field of skiers take off for a pair of races Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, at the Black Stone Axe Ridge Warm Up Rally at the Tsalteshi Trails in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Nikolaevsk volleyball takes 4th place at Mix Six state

The Nikolaevsk volleyball team took fourth place at the Mix Six state tournament Saturday at Dimond High School in Anchorage. Elizabeth Fefelov and Zachary Trail… Continue reading

Homer’s Fiona Hatton reaches for the puck during a Friday, Dec. 6, 2019 hockey game against Juneau-Douglas High School at the Kevin Bell Arena in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Prep hockey roundup: Homer sweeps Juneau, SoHi drops 2 games in Anchorage

The Homer hockey team swept fellow Railbelt Conference team Juneau-Douglas, winning 8-0 on Friday and 7-0 on Saturday at the Kevin Bell Arena. The Mariners… Continue reading

Homer’s Fiona Hatton reaches for the puck during a Friday, Dec. 6, 2019 hockey game against Juneau-Douglas High School at the Kevin Bell Arena in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)