Sports

Friday hockey: Kenai, SoHi win

Trent Powell scored Soldotna’s first three goals, one in each period, to lead the Stars to a 4-1 Railbelt Conference win over Palmer Saturday in… Continue reading

Hoops roundup: Kenai, Homer split

Halftime adjustments carried the visiting Homer girls to a 38-35 Southcentral Conference victory over Kenai Central on Friday. Homer grabbed a 9-4 lead after the… Continue reading

Ice Wolves sweep Brown Bears

The visiting Kenai River Brown Bears dropped a 6-2 decision to the New Mexico Ice Wolves on Friday and a 6-5 decision on Saturday in… Continue reading

Prep hockey roundup: Kenai, Homer win; Soldotna loses

In a game that featured only a flurry of scoring in the third period, the Kenai Central hockey team defeated Houston 3-1 on Thursday in… Continue reading

Refuge Notebook: Exploring agriculture of the Kenai, 1897-1898

On June 8, 1897, Dr. Walter H. Evans of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Benton Killin, a retired lawyer and regent of the Oregon… Continue reading

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) drops back to pass as he throws a pass that was fumbled and recovered by the New Orleans Saints in the first half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Pigskin Pick ‘em: It’s all going exactly as picked

The wild-card weekend went exactly as planned. First, the Minnesota Vikings, led by an all-time clutch quarterback, Kirk Cousins, defeated the New Orleans Saints down… Continue reading

  • Jan 9, 2020
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) drops back to pass as he throws a pass that was fumbled and recovered by the New Orleans Saints in the first half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Tangled Up in Blue: Heart’s Invisible Furies

I came up with a handful of good, meaningful New Year’s resolutions but by Jan. 2, I had failed most of them. My resolutions usually… Continue reading

Hoops: SoHi girls, boys; Ninilchik boys all win

The Soldotna girls and boys both picked up Thursday victories on the first day of the Nome Invitational. The Soldotna girls defeated Kotzebue 68-25 by… Continue reading

CIA, Ninilchik split conference hoops games

It may be a cold night in January, but the Ninilchik boys and Cook Inlet Academy girls know that conference games count just the same.… Continue reading

Kenai River Brown Bears forward Peter Morgan and Springfield (Illinois) Jr. Blues defenseman Hunter Mccurdy chase the puck Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Bears’ Morgan wins NAHL Forward of the Month

Peter Morgan of the Kenai River Brown Bears earned North American Hockey League Bauer Forward of the Month honors, announced Tuesday by the league. Morgan,… Continue reading

Kenai River Brown Bears forward Peter Morgan and Springfield (Illinois) Jr. Blues defenseman Hunter Mccurdy chase the puck Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Brown Bears swept in Amarillo

The Kenai River Brown Bears were swept by the host Amarillo (Texas) Bulls on Friday and Saturday in North American Hockey League play. The Bears… Continue reading

Kenai boys lose out on 3rd in OT

The Eielson boys basketball team got 43 points from Christian Bolton in defeating Kenai Central 69-63 in overtime in the third-fifth place game of the… Continue reading

Huff wins Freezer Food Series race

Scott Huff won the Freezer Food Series on Sunday at the Slikok Trails. The race was musical fat bikes, with Huff timing the clock best,… Continue reading

Kenai boys win; Kenai girls, Homer boys lose at ACS Invite

The Kenai boys were able to advance to the winners’ side of the ACS Pepsi Invitational on Thursday in Anchorage, while the Homer boys and… Continue reading

Michael Armstrong stands by Knik Arm in Anchorage shortly after arriving in Alaska in December 1979. The weird glow is caused by taking a photo of a slide illuminated by a desk lamp. (Photo provided by Mark Heffernan)

Out of the Office: From Florida to Alaska — A wild 40 years

Like true superheroes, every Alaskan has an origin story. The really cool origin story might involve being born a sixth-generation Alaskan from a sourdough ancestor… Continue reading

Michael Armstrong stands by Knik Arm in Anchorage shortly after arriving in Alaska in December 1979. The weird glow is caused by taking a photo of a slide illuminated by a desk lamp. (Photo provided by Mark Heffernan)

Refuge Notebook: Tales of a wildlife biologist

In 1975, as a freshman in Wildlife Ecology at the University of Wisconsin, I was required to take a weekly no-credit orientation seminar during my… Continue reading

Peter Morgan of the Kenai River Brown Bears celebrates his goal with teammates Ryan Reid, Porter Schachle, Cody Moline and Dylan Hadfield on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, against the Springfield (Illinois) Jr. Blues at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Brown Bears look for continued success in 2nd half

Even when the Kenai River Brown Bears were on break for the holidays, signs of success keep happening. Since a 5-4 shootout loss at the… Continue reading

Peter Morgan of the Kenai River Brown Bears celebrates his goal with teammates Ryan Reid, Porter Schachle, Cody Moline and Dylan Hadfield on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, against the Springfield (Illinois) Jr. Blues at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson runs against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second half of an NFL football game Dec. 21, 2019, in Tampa, Florida. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)

Pigskin pick ‘em: Providing playoff winners to Clarion faithful

The brains of this pigskin pick’em column, or lack-there-of, enters the wild card round of the NFL playoffs after a Week 17 sabbatical in Juneau.… Continue reading

  • Jan 1, 2020
Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson runs against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second half of an NFL football game Dec. 21, 2019, in Tampa, Florida. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)
Kenai River Brown Bears forward Theo Thrun brings the puck up the ice on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, against the Minnesota Magicians at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Brown Bears’ Thrun commits to Western Michigan

Theo Thrun’s dream has come true. Thrun, a forward with the Kenai River Brown Bears of the North American Hockey League, announced his commitment Wednesday… Continue reading

Kenai River Brown Bears forward Theo Thrun brings the puck up the ice on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, against the Minnesota Magicians at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
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)

Year in review for sports

A look back at 2019 in sports: HOCKEY The Kenai River Brown Bears saw a lot of change during the year in search of a… 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)