Sports

Former Kenai wrestler finishes big summer

As former Kenai wrestler Jacob Anderson was stepping onto the mat for the 182-pound final in July with a national championship on the line, he… Continue reading

Homer’s Story, Seward’s Jacoby gets wins at massive Bartlett/Chugiak meet

The Homer and Seward swim teams competed at the massive Bartlett/Chugiak Swimming Diving Invitational on Saturday at Bartlett High School. The meet had 480 athletes… Continue reading

Beeson, Aldridge, Showalter capture Chainwreck race

The Chainwreck Cyclocross Series wrapped up with Brian Beeson, Morgan Aldridge and Landen Showalter on top at the fifth race. This one took place at… Continue reading

The Soldotna football team leads the home crowd in a chant after a Div. II state semifinal against West Valley Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

SoHi thumps West Valley for 1st home playoff win in 6 years, advances to championship

It took six years to get playoff football back to Soldotna’s Justin Maile Field, but the SoHi Stars made the wait worth it. SoHi pounded… Continue reading

The Soldotna football team leads the home crowd in a chant after a Div. II state semifinal against West Valley Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Brown Bears defeat Jets in home opener

The Kenai River Brown Bears received three pivotal goals from the line of Zach Krajnik, Theo Thrun and Logan Ritchie in defeating the Janesville (Wisconsin)… Continue reading

Homer volleyball defeats Seward

Homer volleyball swept Seward 3-0 Thursday in a Southcentral Conference clash with game scores of 25-12, 25-15 and 25-18. The Mariners improved to 4-1 in… Continue reading

  • Oct 10, 2019

Prep football playoff primer

For a senior class that has three Alaska Division II state championships under their belts, one loss in 37 games and years of success dating… Continue reading

Brown Bears set for home opener

Soldotna’s Preston Weeks, 20, has been on the Kenai River Brown Bears for five straight seasons and the team has improved in every one of… Continue reading

Refuge notebook: More elodea found on Kenai refuge

When we first found elodea on the Kenai Peninsula seven years ago, partners in the Kenai Peninsula Cooperative Weed Management Area didn’t really have any… Continue reading

Pigskin Pick ‘Em: How to dig out of an early hole

The early highlight of the NFL season took place in the opening game of week five when the Seattle Seahawks edged the Los Angeles Rams… Continue reading

  • Oct 10, 2019

Zank, Manwiller headline peninsula names on All-Conference football list

All-conference football awards were announced Wednesday for the Division III Peninsula Conference, with several local names being recognized. Homer’s Justin Zank was awarded co-Coach of… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2019
The phrase #Bowerstrong adorns the back of Kenai’s Abby Every, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019, at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai netters use #Bowerstrong to fuel win over Nikiski

The social media hashtag #Bowerstrong took on a whole new meaning Tuesday night at Kenai Central High School in an event that underscored the meaning… Continue reading

The phrase #Bowerstrong adorns the back of Kenai’s Abby Every, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019, at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Soldotna’s Youngren perseveres through going off course, finishes 2nd at Portland Marathon

Soldotna’s Megan Youngren, 28, has big goals for her marathon running. Fortunately, Sunday’s second-place finish in the Portland Marathon was not a big part of… Continue reading

Hannah Lafleur of Seward, Alaska, runs at the top of the cliffs at the Mount Marathon Race on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, in Seward. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Seward’s Lafleur wins Girdwood Trail Marathon

Seward’s Hannah Lafleur won the Girdwood Trail Marathon on Saturday, finishing in 3 hours, 41 minutes, 13 seconds, to defeat men’s winner Ryan McLaughlin and… Continue reading

Hannah Lafleur of Seward, Alaska, runs at the top of the cliffs at the Mount Marathon Race on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, in Seward. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

CIA coed soccer places 5th at Borealis tourney

The Cook Inlet Academy coed soccer team dropped their final match of the Borealis Conference tournament in Palmer on Saturday. The Eagles lost 2-0 to… Continue reading

Homer girls, Kodiak boys sweep weekend swim dual meets

The Homer girls and Kodiak boys swept swimming dual meets in Kodiak on Friday and Saturday. Friday, the Homer girls won 80-77, while the Bears… Continue reading

CIA coed soccer falls in Borealis semis

The Cook Inlet Academy coed soccer team lost 2-1 in overtime to Susitna Valley on Friday in the semifinals of the Borealis Conference tournament in… Continue reading

State XC: Daigle double leads peninsula

After falling short in her quest to defend her Division II state cross-country championship last year, Homer’s Autumn Daigle took solace in the fact that… Continue reading

Chilson, Aldridge, Showalter take Chainwreck race

Jordan Chilson, Morgan Aldridge and Landen Showalter claimed victory at the fourth race of the Chainwreck Cyclocross Series on Thursday at Tsalteshi Trails. In cyclocross,… Continue reading

Prep volleyball: SoHi splits with Wasilla; Kenai sweeps weekend

The Soldotna volleyball team lost for the first time this season, falling to Wasilla on Saturday in Northern Lights Conference play in Wasilla. The scores… Continue reading

  • Oct 5, 2019