Sports

SoHi girls lose undefeated season

The undefeated season came to an end Thursday for the Soldotna girls basketball team, but they didn’t go quietly. The Stars lost 56-49 to one… Continue reading

Kenai River Brown Bears forward Cody Moline keeps the puck from Topeka (Kansas) Pilots forward Connor Zilisch on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Series preview: Bears look to keep rolling against IceRays

Kenai River Brown Bears head coach, and New England Patriots fan, Josh Petrich was watching the Super Bowl on Sunday with his team captains when… Continue reading

Kenai River Brown Bears forward Cody Moline keeps the puck from Topeka (Kansas) Pilots forward Connor Zilisch on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Peninsula ski teams shooting for 20th straight Region III crown

The stage is set for an unpredictable snow showdown this weekend at the Region III cross-country ski meet at Palmer’s Government Peak Recreation Area. On… Continue reading

More touches results in more college looks for Bears’ LaBarge

Why would Kenai River Brown Bears forward Trey LaBarge be fine with leaving the United States Hockey League, the best junior league in America, to… Continue reading

The view of a Homer sunrise as seen from the cabin where the author spent a recent winter weekend. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)

Tangled up in Blue: A weekend away

Coming up to an unknown cabin in the woods is an engaging experience. Throughout the windy, snow-covered roads of Ohlson Mountain in Homer, my friends… Continue reading

The view of a Homer sunrise as seen from the cabin where the author spent a recent winter weekend. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)

Refuge Notebook: To feed or not to feed the birds

By TODD ESKELIN As the snow continues to pile up, I have had some unwanted guests at my bird feeder. A cow moose and her… Continue reading

SoHi girls stay undefeated at Dimond tourney

The Soldotna girls added another win to an unbeaten season Wednesday night at the Dimond Lady Lynx Prep Shootout in Anchorage, prevailing 58-35 over the… Continue reading

CIA hoops split Monday

The Cook Inlet Academy basketball teams split a pair of nonconference games Monday night with Sand Point. The games finished after the Clarion went to… Continue reading

Hoops roundup

The host Ninilchik boys notched a 54-40 nonconference victory over Point Lay on Monday. Ninilchik, which did not commit a foul in the game, had… Continue reading

Homer’s Pitzman named MVP of Railbelt

The Railbelt Conference postseason awards for hockey were released Saturday, with Homer’s Ethan Pitzman taking MVP and Homer’s Steve Nevak taking Coach of the Year.… Continue reading

Kenai graduate Danielson makes Junior Nationals team

Karl Danielson, a 2018 graduate of Kenai Central, wrapped up a spot on Team Alaska at Junior Nationals this weekend at Besh Cups 5 and… Continue reading

Girl Powder

Ski for Women enjoys snow dump

Weekend hoops roundup: Felche’s late 3 lifts Kenai boys past Nikiski

Connor Felchle hit a 3-pointer with .6 seconds left in the game to give Kenai Central a 48-45 victory over host Nikiski on Friday in… Continue reading

Brown Bears snap 11-game skid on home ice, sweep Pilots

Kenai River Brown Bears fans had been waiting three months for a home victory. So they were more than happy to wait through an overtime… Continue reading

Palmer defeats Homer in state hockey final

Hockey can be a cruel sport. The Homer Mariners learned that Saturday night. A wild three minutes of frantic hockey punctuated the end of Saturday… Continue reading

Members of the Palmer hockey team celebrate Friday after beating Soldotna in overtime in a state semifinal contest at the Curtis Menard Sports Complex in Wasilla. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

State hockey: SoHi hockey takes 5th

For 44 minutes and 32 seconds of Friday’s state hockey semifinal, a berth in Saturday’s championship game loomed large for the Soldotna Stars. But everything… Continue reading

Members of the Palmer hockey team celebrate Friday after beating Soldotna in overtime in a state semifinal contest at the Curtis Menard Sports Complex in Wasilla. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Soldotna boys, Homer girls skiers capture Homer Invite

The Soldotna boys and Homer girls cross-country skiing teams won the Homer Invitational at Lookout Mountain on Friday and Saturday. The Stars boys won Friday’s… Continue reading

Hoops roundup for Thursday

The Nikolaevsk girls and boys basketball teams won their opening round games Thursday at the Nenana Invitational Tournament. The Nikolaevsk boys defeated Tok 61-59, overcoming… Continue reading

The Kenai River Brown Bears celebrate a goal against the Chippewa (Wisconsin) Steel on Jan. 11, 2019, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Series preview: Bears look to snap scoring slump against Pilots

The Kenai River Brown Bears enter this weekend’s series against the Topeka (Kansas) Pilots on a six-game losing streak mainly due to a scoring slump.… Continue reading

The Kenai River Brown Bears celebrate a goal against the Chippewa (Wisconsin) Steel on Jan. 11, 2019, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Eagle River’s Lajoie comes of age quickly for Brown Bears

Kenai River Brown Bears forward Brandon Lajoie has joined one club. Now he’s looking to join another. Lajoie joined the club of Eagle River skaters… Continue reading