Sports

Delta coed soccer team tops CIA

The Cook Inlet Academy coed soccer team lost 6-1 to Delta on Friday in Borealis Conference play at the Kenai Sports Complex. While Holy Rosary… Continue reading

Homer football swamps Nikiski in the rain

Now this finally looked like fall. Yellow speckling through the trees. Football. And rain. Homer defeated host Nikiski 50-18 Friday in a contest that had… Continue reading

SoHi volleyball sweeps Nikiski

After a string of competitive matches between Soldotna and Nikiski in recent seasons, the Stars were able to come out swinging Thursday night in a… Continue reading

Prep sports schedule tweaked as week 3 football arrives

The relentless push of the Swan Lake Fire has reshuffled the football schedule and put other high school sports events scrambling to reschedule or cancel… Continue reading

Nikiski’s Kaitlyn Johnson dives for a dig Nov. 10, 2018, in the Class 3A state volleyball championship final against Valdez at the Alaska Airlines Center. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Season volleyball preview: Can Nikiski repeat as 3A state champs?

In the months since breaking an 18-year state championship drought in volleyball, the Nikiski Bulldogs and head coach Stacey Segura have had time to celebrate,… Continue reading

Nikiski’s Kaitlyn Johnson dives for a dig Nov. 10, 2018, in the Class 3A state volleyball championship final against Valdez at the Alaska Airlines Center. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Refuge notebook: Storks in Poland are example of cultural wildlife conservation

This last month I had the wonderful opportunity to travel to Poland with my family. The trip was organized by my father-in-law, Henry, who lived… Continue reading

Out of the Office: Burnt out

The first time I reported on the Swan Lake Fire, I didn’t even mention it by name. On June 6 – 84 days ago as… Continue reading

Week 3 of prep football season shuffles

The persistence of wildfire smoke from the Swan Lake Fire hanging in the air and the unpredictable travel situation through Cooper Landing has made for… Continue reading

Boise State’s Allie Ostrander competes in the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase final June 30 at the Prefontaine Classic at Stanford University in California. (Photo taken by Cortney White)

Ostrander names MW Female Scholar-Athlete of Year

Soldotna runner Allie Ostrander was named Mountain West Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year Tuesday in a press release from the conference. The scholar-athlete award honors… Continue reading

  • Aug 27, 2019
Boise State’s Allie Ostrander competes in the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase final June 30 at the Prefontaine Classic at Stanford University in California. (Photo taken by Cortney White)

Vanderford improves to 8-0 in professional MMA

Austin Vanderford, a 2008 graduate of Ninilchik School, improved to 8-0 in his professional mixed martial arts career with a win over previously undefeated Joseph… Continue reading

Forrest, Swisher, Rose win at Kenai Peninsula Open

Beau Forrest and Halycon Swisher finally got the big prize for which they were looking Sunday at the Kenai Peninsula Open at Birch Ridge Golf… Continue reading

Bethune, Aldridge win Tri Nikiski

Michael Bethune and Morgan Aldridge came away winners Saturday morning at the second annual Tri Nikiski triathlon at the Nikiski Recreation Center. The event features… Continue reading

  • Aug 24, 2019

CIA soccer falls to Birchwood

The Cook Inlet Academy coed soccer team fell in a 1-0 loss to Birchwood Christian on Saturday in Chugiak. The Eagles lost one day after… Continue reading

  • Aug 24, 2019
Nikiski’s America Jeffreys (left) and Kaycee Bostic put up a block on Homer’s Laura Inama at the Homer Jamboree against the Homer Mariners on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019 in the Alice Witt Gymnasium in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Nikiski volleyball wins Homer Jamboree

The defending Class 3A state volleyball champion Nikiski Bulldogs got their defense off to a winning start Saturday in Homer, capturing the Homer Jamboree tournament… Continue reading

Nikiski’s America Jeffreys (left) and Kaycee Bostic put up a block on Homer’s Laura Inama at the Homer Jamboree against the Homer Mariners on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019 in the Alice Witt Gymnasium in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Seward football falls to Valdez

The Valdez Buccaneers demolished Seward 32-6 Saturday afternoon in the lone varsity football game for a peninsula team this weekend. Four other football games involving… Continue reading

2019 Cross-Country preview: Beeson returns to lead Kardinals

There is a Beeson coaching a fall sport at Kenai Central High School again. No, not Jim Beeson, who rolled up 103 wins in 19… Continue reading

Dexheimer, Swisher, Rose lead Kenai Peninsula Open

Aaron Dexheimer fired a 3-under-par 67 to lead the Open Division at the Kenai Peninsula Open on Saturday at Birch Ridge Golf Course, while Halcyon… Continue reading

In April, a sunrise was often paired with rain in Seward. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)

Tangled Up in Blue: All this rain

When I asked Peter what I should write my column about this week, he suggested I talk about swimming in lakes. It was intuitive, since… Continue reading

In April, a sunrise was often paired with rain in Seward. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)
Soldotna’s Sean Babitt (on top) grapples with a teammate Thursday at Redemption MMA in Soldotna. Babitt won a division championship at the IBJJF World Championships June 1 in Long Beach, California. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Soldotna teen brings home Jiu-Jitsu Worlds gold

Kasilof’s Sean Babitt comes off quiet, soft-spoken and unassuming. But ask the competitor that Babitt beat for a world championship gold medal in June, and… Continue reading

Soldotna’s Sean Babitt (on top) grapples with a teammate Thursday at Redemption MMA in Soldotna. Babitt won a division championship at the IBJJF World Championships June 1 in Long Beach, California. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)