Sports

Kenai River Brown Bears forward Max Helgeson and goalie Landon Pavlisin keep the Fairbanks Ice Dogs from scoring Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Bears goalie Pavlisin earns NAHL Midwest Division Star of Week

Kenai River Brown Bears goaltender Landon Pavlisin was named the Bauer Hockey Midwest Division Star of the Week by the North American Hockey League on… Continue reading

Kenai River Brown Bears forward Max Helgeson and goalie Landon Pavlisin keep the Fairbanks Ice Dogs from scoring Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Bears sweep Bulls, Weeks sets NAHL games played record

Kenai River Brown Bears defenseman Preston Weeks couldn’t stop smiling before Friday’s North American Hockey League game against the Amarillo (Texas) Bulls at the Soldotna… Continue reading

Soldotna’s Rodriguez claims top bantamweight ranking in state with TKO in AFC 157

For the first time in nearly 15 years, the Kenai Peninsula is home to an Alaska Fighting Champion. When Soldotna’s own Victor Rodriguez climbed to… Continue reading

  • Mar 7, 2020

Peninsula hoops roundup

The Soldotna girls basketball team went on the road to defeat Palmer 46-33 on Saturday and lock up the No. 3 seed at the Northern… Continue reading

Nikolaevsk girls, Lumen boys win Peninsula Conference titles; CIA girls, Nikolaevsk boys also nab state berths

The Lumen Christi boys and Nikolaevsk girls won Peninsula Conference titles Friday night at Cook Inlet Academy. Lumen Christi defeated Ninilchik 51-28, while Nikolaevsk defeated… Continue reading

  • Mar 7, 2020

Nikolaevsk-CIA girls, Lumen-Ninilchik boys to play for Peninsula Conference titles

The Nikolaevsk and Cook Inlet Academy girls and Lumen Christi and Ninilchik boys advanced to the finals of the Peninsula Conference tournament at Cook Inlet… Continue reading

Kenai River Brown Bears defenseman Preston Weeks moves the puck up the ice against the Janesville (Wisconsin) Jets on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Bears’ Weeks set to beat all-time NAHL games record

When the Kenai River Brown Bears began play in the 2007-08 season, it was easy to imagine a local player catching on with the team,… Continue reading

Kenai River Brown Bears defenseman Preston Weeks moves the puck up the ice against the Janesville (Wisconsin) Jets on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Refuge Notebook: Metabarcoding in our backyard

I like low key, low tech, cheap science. That is part of why I became an entomologist. I love that I can walk out the… Continue reading

The author’s fancy new skis are seen here during a ski in early January 2020. (Photo by Kat Sorensen)

Tangled Up in Blue: Don’t think twice

When my first Alaska Permanent Fund dividend hit my bank account, I did what every Alaskan wants to do, no matter how fiscally responsible they… Continue reading

The author’s fancy new skis are seen here during a ski in early January 2020. (Photo by Kat Sorensen)

Day 1 of Peninsula Conference tourney

The Birchwood Christian boys, Nikolaevsk boys and Lumen Christi girls picked up victories Wednesday at the first round of the Peninsula Conference basketball tournament at… Continue reading

Peninsula Conference tourney tips off today

Cook Inlet Academy will play host to the Peninsula Conference basketball tournament today through Saturday, with two girls and two boys Class 1A state berths… Continue reading

CIA girls, boys cagers sweep Homer JV

The host Cook Inlet Academy girls and boys basketball teams swept Homer’s junior varsity Monday in nonconference play. The CIA girls defeated Homer’s JV 37-31.… Continue reading

Soldotna’s Youngren calls trials ‘one of the most amazing experiences of my life’

Soldotna’s Megan Youngren, 28, finished 230th with a time of 2 hours, 50 minutes, 27 seconds, Saturday in the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials in Atlanta.… Continue reading

Hoops roundup: Homer girls top Nikiski in overtime

The host Homer girls basketball team defeated Nikiski 45-43 in overtime Friday in Southcentral Conference play. The Mariners led 12-7 after the first quarter, but… Continue reading

Soldotna cagers celebrate senior day by sweeping Kenai

The Soldotna girls and boys basketball teams pulled off a senior night sweep over rival Kenai Central on Saturday in nonconference basketball action. The Stars… Continue reading

Seward’s Anevay Ambrosiani and Sequoia Sieverts fight with Kenai’s Damaris Severson for the ball Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai girls, Seward boys notch wins

The Kenai Central girls and Seward boys notched Southcentral Conference victories on an intense night of basketball fueled by a Cliff Massie Court packed due… Continue reading

Seward’s Anevay Ambrosiani and Sequoia Sieverts fight with Kenai’s Damaris Severson for the ball Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Out of the Office: Dropping a line

In my ongoing quest to shake off my Florida roots and achieve the illustrious title of “Real Alaskan,” I recently managed to cross an important… Continue reading

Refuge Notebook: I Think I Can Ski

Let us start with a riddle. There are 11 frogs sitting on a log. Five of the frogs decide to jump off the log. How… Continue reading

Ninilchik boys, Nikolaevsk girls pick up wins

The Ninilchik and Nikolaevsk basketball teams split Peninsula Conference games Wednesday in Ninilchik. In the girls game, Nikolaevsk pulled off a 61-16 victory. The Warriors… Continue reading

Allie Ostrander competes in a women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase preliminary heat Thursday, June 6, 2019, at the NCAA Div. I Track and Field Championships in Austin, Texas. (Photo provided by Boise State Athletics)

Ostrander runs at USATF meet, Carstens scores big for Chicago State

Allie Ostrander, a 2015 graduate of Kenai Central high school, took seventh place in the women’s 3,000-meter run at the USATF Indoor Championships on Feb.… Continue reading

Allie Ostrander competes in a women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase preliminary heat Thursday, June 6, 2019, at the NCAA Div. I Track and Field Championships in Austin, Texas. (Photo provided by Boise State Athletics)