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Homer’s Alden Ross (left) tries to get the puck past Kenai goalie Thomas Baker during a Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019 hockey game at Kevin Bell Arena in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer, Kenai Central skate to tie

The host Homer hockey team tied with Kenai Central 4-4 on Saturday in Railbelt Conference play. “It was a good effort,” Kenai Central head coach… Continue reading

Homer’s Alden Ross (left) tries to get the puck past Kenai goalie Thomas Baker during a Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019 hockey game at Kevin Bell Arena in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Unalaska volleyball squad takes Borealis Conference title; Nikolaevsk wins Denali Conference for 7th straight year

The Unalaska volleyball team defeated Susitna Valley in five games Saturday at Cook Inlet Academy to win the Borealis Conference championship. Both squads qualified for… Continue reading

Brown Bears hold off Ice Dogs, win 9th straight

On a Friday evening which saw the Kenai River Brown Bears take a 5-2 lead into the third period and furiously hold on for a… Continue reading

Season preview: Prep ski teams looking for snow, success

In the modern climate that creates the seasons in Alaska, it has become increasingly paramount for Nordic skiers to spice up their training routine in… Continue reading

The Homer hockey team celebrates a 4-3 overtime win over Soldotna, Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Homer hockey beats SoHi in OT again

With the game on the line, the Homer Mariners received another dose of late magic from a familiar face Friday night at the Soldotna Regional… Continue reading

The Homer hockey team celebrates a 4-3 overtime win over Soldotna, Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Brown Bears blow past Ice Dogs for 8th straight win

As the leading team atop the North American Hockey League Midwest Division and the club with the current longest win streak, the Kenai River Brown… Continue reading

CIA, Ninilchik fall on 1st day of Borealis volleyball

Host Cook Inlet Academy and Ninilchik both lost on the first day of the Borealis Conference volleyball tournament Thursday. The Eagles, the No. 7 seed,… Continue reading

Out of the office: The bigger the moment, the bigger the reaction

There’s something about big moments and important games that I just can’t get enough of. As a sportswriter, it’s naturally in my DNA to salivate… Continue reading

Pigskin Pick ‘Em: Column returning to life in NFL season

The column posted its third week in the black out the last four with another 7-5 mark against the spread in the NFL’s 11th ledger… Continue reading

Kenai River Brown Bears forward Cody Moline carries the puck behind the net against the Springfield (Illinois) Jr. Blues on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Series preview: Ice Dogs to provide big test for red-hot Brown Bears

Dare long-suffering Brown Bears fans believe? The Kenai River club has raised hopes of making the playoffs for the first time since the 2013-14 season… Continue reading

Kenai River Brown Bears forward Cody Moline carries the puck behind the net against the Springfield (Illinois) Jr. Blues on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Homer teammate Katlyn Vogl (left) and Tonda Smude celebrate Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, after winning the Class 3A state volleyball tournament at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Homer beats Kenai for 1st state volleyball crown in 30 years

The Homer Mariners hadn’t won a state volleyball championship in 30 years, but that didn’t stop them from writing some lofty goals on the whiteboard… Continue reading

Homer teammate Katlyn Vogl (left) and Tonda Smude celebrate Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, after winning the Class 3A state volleyball tournament at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Boonstra, Anderson win Freezer Food Series #3

Todd Boonstra of Ninilchik won the third week of the Freezer Food Series Sunday afternoon on the Tsalteshi Trails in Soldotna. Boonstra ran the 5-kilometer… Continue reading

Nikiski’s Yorik Bastuck attempts to slip out of a hold by Kenai’s Isaiah Ticknor, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, at a Kenai/Nikiski dual meet at Nikiski High School. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai beat Nikiski in dual meet

The Nikiski wrestling team broke out the mats and the lone spotlight Tuesday night for a dual meet at home with Kenai Central. The Kardinals… Continue reading

Nikiski’s Yorik Bastuck attempts to slip out of a hold by Kenai’s Isaiah Ticknor, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, at a Kenai/Nikiski dual meet at Nikiski High School. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)
Kenai River Brown Bears forward Peter Morgan makes a pass against the Springfield (Illinois) Jr. Blues on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Brown Bears’ Morgan nabs Midwest Division Star of Week

Peter Morgan of the Kenai River Brown Bears was named the North American Hockey League Bauer Midwest Division Star of the Week on Monday. Morgan,… Continue reading

Kenai River Brown Bears forward Peter Morgan makes a pass against the Springfield (Illinois) Jr. Blues on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Seward’s Lafleur wins Catalina Half Marathon

Seward’s Hannah Lafleur was the top woman in the Catalina Half Marathon in California and placed fourth overall Saturday. The course is 13.1 miles long… Continue reading

Nikiski grad Carstens gets college hoops career off to fast start

Bethany Carstens, a 2019 graduate of Nikiski High School, has gotten her basketball career at Division I Chicago State University off to a fast start.… Continue reading

Ninilchik’s Vanderford moves to 9-0 in pro MMA

Austin Vanderford, a 2008 graduate of Ninilchik School, improved to 9-0 in his professional mixed martial arts career with a victory over Grachik Bozinyan at… Continue reading

Blake, Vigil, Wylie capture Lancer Smith Girls titles

The Homer Mariners finished third at the Lancer Smith Memorial Girls Tournament on Saturday in Palmer. With nearly all the top wrestlers present from both… Continue reading

Brown Bears finish 3-game sweep of Jr. Blues

The Kenai River Brown Bears defeated the Springfield (Illinois) Jr. Blues 8-4 on Friday night and 5-2 on Saturday night in North American Hockey League… Continue reading

SoHi wrestlers take 5th at Lancer Smith

The Colony wrestling team won the Lance Smith Memorial on Saturday in Palmer. The tournament combines the big and small schools and is considered the… Continue reading