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Nick Varney

Reeling ‘Em In: Fishing hole on the uprise

Mother Nature’s fiendish and sudden moves are vexing to the fishing enthusiast

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Miners sweep Oilers in doubleheader

The Mat-Su Miners swept the Peninsula Oilers in an Alaska Baseball League doubleheader at Hermon Brothers Field in Palmer on Friday, winning the first game… Continue reading

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Hogue, Aldridge win at Soldotna Cycle Series

Dylan Hogue and Morgan Aldridge won the fourth race in the Soldotna Cycle Series on Thursday at Tsalteshi Trails just outside of Soldotna. Hogue was… Continue reading

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Refuge Notebook: A guide to adventures that abound on Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Canoe System

Among the gems hidden within Alaska’s vast National Wildlife Refuge lands, there is an area that has drawn me back time and time again: the… Continue reading

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Bird Homestead Golf Report: Men’s night draws 26 golfers

Driving all the way out to Mile 12 Funny River Road seems like a long drive, but it is worth every second. You will be… Continue reading

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Post 20 Twins’ Hunter Williams gets the force at second on East’s Alan Contreras but is late throwing to first for the double play Wednesday, July 13, 2022, at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Twins’ pitcher Williams wins Top Pitcher at state tourney

Hunter Williams of the American Legion Post 20 Twins earned the Top Pitcher in the Alaska Legion State Tournament Awards on Wednesday at the conclusion… Continue reading

Post 20 Twins’ Hunter Williams gets the force at second on East’s Alan Contreras but is late throwing to first for the double play Wednesday, July 13, 2022, at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
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Atkinson, Youngren take Salmon Run Series 4

Collin Atkinson and Megan Youngren won the fourth round of the Salmon Run Series on Wednesday at Tsalteshi Trails just outside of Soldotna. Atkinson toured… Continue reading

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Walking near the mudflats in Hope, Alaska, on Saturday, June 4, 2022. (Courtesy Sabine Poux)

Out of the Office: I’ll always have Alaska

The first time I came to the Kenai Peninsula I was on a solo weekend vacation about a month after I had moved to Anchorage.… Continue reading

Walking near the mudflats in Hope, Alaska, on Saturday, June 4, 2022. (Courtesy Sabine Poux)
The Peninsula Oilers celebrate a home run by Noah Hennings against the Anchorage Bucs on Sunday, July 24, 2022, at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai, Alaska. Hennings hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the seventh to invoke the mercy rule in a 13-3 victory. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Bucs take series from Oilers

The Peninsula Oilers bats are getting going just in time for the stretch run and the Alaska Baseball League playoffs. The Oilers lost their last… Continue reading

The Peninsula Oilers celebrate a home run by Noah Hennings against the Anchorage Bucs on Sunday, July 24, 2022, at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai, Alaska. Hennings hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the seventh to invoke the mercy rule in a 13-3 victory. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
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Twins fall to Chugiak in state semifinals

The American Legion Twins fell to Service 8-7 on Monday in the semifinals of the state tournament at Mulcahy Stadium in Anchorage. The Twins (17-15… Continue reading

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Peninsula Oilers second baseman Shunsuke Sakaino turns a double play as Dom Chacon of the Anchorage Bucs slides Friday, July 22, 2022, at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Oilers clinch playoff spot, split doubleheader

The Peninsula Oilers clinched a spot in the Alaska Baseball League playoffs by splitting a doubleheader with the Anchorage Bucs on Friday at Coral Seymour… Continue reading

Peninsula Oilers second baseman Shunsuke Sakaino turns a double play as Dom Chacon of the Anchorage Bucs slides Friday, July 22, 2022, at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
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Haydon, Aldridge claim Soldotna Cycle Series victories

Rhys Haydon and Morgan Aldridge picked up victories in Soldotna Cycle Series 3 at Tsalteshi Trails just outside of Soldotna on Thursday. Haydon finished the… Continue reading

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Oilers rained out, to host doubleheader today

The Alaska Baseball League game between the Peninsula Oilers and the Anchorage Bucs scheduled for Thursday at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai was rained… Continue reading

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Laker, Boonstra win Salmon Run Series

Jack Laker and Jayna Boonstra won the third race of the Salmon Run Series on Wednesday at Tsalteshi Trails just outside of Soldotna. Laker finished… Continue reading

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South nips Twins at 1st day of state

The American Legion Twins dropped their first game of the state tournament 3-2 to South on Thursday at Mulcahy Stadium in Anchorage. The first part… Continue reading

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A cow moose and calf eating cattails on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge on June 30, 2022. (Photo by Matt Bowser/USFWS)

Refuge Notebook: A cattail conundrum

I like cattails. They remind me of Florida, where largemouth bass and red-winged blackbirds lived around the patch of cattails on the lake where I… Continue reading

A cow moose and calf eating cattails on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge on June 30, 2022. (Photo by Matt Bowser/USFWS)
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Oilers sweep doubleheader from Pilots

The Peninsula Oilers swept a doubleheader from the Anchorage Glacier Pilots on Monday in Alaska Baseball League play at Mulcahy Stadium in Anchorage. Peninsula won… Continue reading

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Ryan Childers of the Kenai River Wolfpack tries to evade Hermit CRABS players Sam "Sue" Warner (front) and Steven Ganley on Saturday, July 16, 2022, at the 2022 Kenai Dipnet Fest Rugby Tournament at Millennium Square in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Anchortown, Manu Bears win Dipnet Fest Rugby Tourney

Anchortown won the women’s title and the Manu Bears won the men’s title at the 2022 Kenai Dipnet Fest Rugby Tournament at Millennium Square in… Continue reading

Ryan Childers of the Kenai River Wolfpack tries to evade Hermit CRABS players Sam "Sue" Warner (front) and Steven Ganley on Saturday, July 16, 2022, at the 2022 Kenai Dipnet Fest Rugby Tournament at Millennium Square in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Rich Lundahl makes a 60-foot putt for birdie on No. 17 during the Kenai Peninsula Open and Pro-Am at Birch Ridge Golf Course in Soldotna, Alaska, on Sunday, July 17, 2022. Lundahl won the open division. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Lundahl defends Kenai Peninsula Open crown

Rose takes 3rd amateur title

Rich Lundahl makes a 60-foot putt for birdie on No. 17 during the Kenai Peninsula Open and Pro-Am at Birch Ridge Golf Course in Soldotna, Alaska, on Sunday, July 17, 2022. Lundahl won the open division. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)