Sports

Soldotna hockey tops Homer, but Big Lake Rec Center is the winner

When it came to Big Lake Lions Community Rec Center, the Soldotna hockey program was in a giving mood Friday at the Kevin Bell Arena… Continue reading

Nikiski’s Koleman McCaughey (top) wrestles with Kenai’s Tucker Vann in a dual meet Nov. 27, 2018, at Kenai Central High School. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Wrestling teams unfazed as conference tournament moved after quake

The 7.0 earthquake that momentarily stopped Southcentral Alaska in its tracks last Friday left a different kind of shift on the Alaska wrestling scene. Due… Continue reading

Nikiski’s Koleman McCaughey (top) wrestles with Kenai’s Tucker Vann in a dual meet Nov. 27, 2018, at Kenai Central High School. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Fight Before Christmas 3 comes to sports complex

Three years ago, Mat Plant of Power Plant Productions held the first Fight Before Christmas at the Peninsula Center Mall. Plant said that he had… Continue reading

Brown Bears topple Magicians

The Kenai River Brown Bears won their second straight game, going on the road to top the Minnesota Magicians 2-1 on Thursday in North American… Continue reading

Skiers climb a hill near the start of the Kachemak Bay Marathon Ski Tour in March of 2007 near Homer, Alaska, in winter where Homer actually had snow. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Out of the Office: Don’t wait for snow or ice — just get outside

Now would be the time when an enterprising outdoors columnist writes about all the wonderful winter sports to be experienced. Fresh snow has fallen and… Continue reading

Skiers climb a hill near the start of the Kachemak Bay Marathon Ski Tour in March of 2007 near Homer, Alaska, in winter where Homer actually had snow. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Machines are learning about wildlife

By DAWN ROBIN MAGNESS Over the weekend, I was curious about where Golden-crowned Kinglets spend winters. I pulled out my cellphone and instantly found range… Continue reading

SoHi, Homer hockey to raise money for Big Lake Rec Center

The Soldotna and Homer high school hockey programs are coming together to help the Big Lake Lions Community Rec Center. The Mariners will host the… Continue reading

Lynx Loppet ski races cancelled

Due to low snow conditions, the popular Lynx Loppet high school ski race in Anchorage has been cancelled. The two-day event was scheduled for Friday… Continue reading

Boonstras win Freezer Food Series Week 2

Todd Boonstra and Jayna Boonstra picked up victories Sunday in Week 2 of the Freezer Food Series at Tsalteshi Trails. In the 2.7-mile run on… Continue reading

Homer basketball set to host fundraising 3-on-3 tourney

The Homer basketball program has added a three-on-three basketball tournament to its annual “Meet the Mariners” fundraising event. Teams of three or four players can… Continue reading

Big Lake Lions Classic canceled

The Big Lake Lions Classic in Houston, which was to included the Soldotna and Kenai Central hockey teams and take place Thursday through Saturday, has… Continue reading

Nikolaevsk finishes 4th at Mix Six state volleyball

Nikolaevsk wrapped up a fourth-place finish Saturday at the Mix Six state volleyball tournament at Anchorage Christian Schools. “It’ll be a volleyball tournament we’ll never… Continue reading

Ostrander runs 7th-fastest indoor 5K time in NCAA history

Boise State redshirt junior Allie Ostrander finished fourth Saturday out of 47 runners in the women’s indoor 5,000 meters at the Sharon Colyear-Danville BU Season… Continue reading

Bears top Ice Dogs, snap 8-game winless skid

The Kenai River Brown Bears snapped an eight-game winless streak by holding off the Fairbanks Ice Dogs 4-3 on Saturday at the Big Dipper Ice… Continue reading

Jacoby punches Olympic swimming qualifier spot at Winter Nationals

Fourteen-year-old swimmer Lydia Jacoby burst onto the Alaska state prep scene this year, and is now quickly paving a path to her future. Four weeks… Continue reading

Homer wins Grace Grizzly Grappler

The Homer wrestling team won the 2018 Grace Grizzly Grappler on Saturday at Grace Christian in Anchorage. The tournament had been scheduled for Friday and… Continue reading

Theisens, McCormick run at Division II nationals

Three runners from the central Kenai Peninsula competed in the NCAA Division II Cross Country National Championships on Saturday in the rain and mud of… Continue reading

Area sports canceled after earthquake

Local high school sports events for Friday have been canceled following the 7.0-magnitude earthquake that rattled Southcentral Alaska on Friday morning. Event cancelations include both… Continue reading

South, Eagle River blank Kenai, Homer

South Anchorage walked off the ice Thursday night 13-0 winners over Kenai Central in a lopsided nonconference tilt at the Kenai Multi-Purpose Facility. South —… Continue reading

Ice Dogs topple Brown Bears again

The Fairbanks Ice Dogs notched their fourth straight victory over the Kenai River Brown Bears, triumphing 5-1 at the Big Dipper Ice Arena in Fairbanks… Continue reading