Sports

Brown Bears name Murdock as head coach, Bogdan as associate head coach

The Kenai River Brown Bears, set to embark on their 13th season next fall, named Kevin Murdock, 28, on Thursday as the eighth head coach… Continue reading

Kenai soccer solves Nikiski goalkeepers, sweeps Bulldogs

The Kenai Central soccer teams picked up a pair of conference wins to sweep Nikiski on Thursday afternoon at home, but the real show was… Continue reading

Colony softball topples Homer

The Colony softball defeated Homer 16-5 in four innings of nonconference action Thursday in Kenai. The Mariners are now 4-4 overall. The Knights led 3-2… Continue reading

Resuts posted for SoHi tri meet

The Soldotna, Kenai Central and Cook Inlet Acadmey track teams got together at Soldotna High School for a meet Wednesday. The meet was mainly to… Continue reading

A Columbian snowfly recently emerged from the Kenai River at Soldotna Creek Park on March 29, 2019, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Matt Bowser/USFWS)

Refuge notebook: Winter stonefly season on the Kenai

If you spend any time near the Kenai River in Soldotna from March to May you may have noticed elongate, roughly one-third-inch long, dark stoneflies… Continue reading

A Columbian snowfly recently emerged from the Kenai River at Soldotna Creek Park on March 29, 2019, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Matt Bowser/USFWS)

SoHi boys soccer tops Homer; girls play to tie

Tuesday’s Peninsula Conference soccer game between the Soldotna and Homer boys at Soldotna High School provided a lesson in early season vs. postseason. In the… Continue reading

Homer softball goes 4-3 at Kodiak Island Invite

The Homer softball team opened its season Thursday and Friday with play at the Island Invitational in Kodiak. The Mariners played three games Thursday and… Continue reading

Ostrander, Theisens reunite at Big C Relays

For one day, it was like old times again. Boise State runner Allie Ostrander was reunited with former Kenai Central High School running mates Jordan… Continue reading

Boys soccer preview: Kenai returns as champs, can anyone topple them?

Having had their rule of the roost for three years in succession, the Kenai Central boys are enjoying life at the top of the Peninsula… Continue reading

Season review: Brown Bears to move quickly on hiring head coach

The Kenai River Brown Bears will move quickly to name their next head coach as the North American Hockey League team prepares for its 13th… Continue reading

Girls soccer preview 2019: At-large berths add intrigue

Six schools play girls soccer in the Peninsula Conference, which was created before the 2018 season with the split of soccer into two divisions. Even… Continue reading

SoHi swept by West in soccer openers

Playing in their season soccer openers at home, and against bigger competition, the SoHi boys and girls had their hands full with the pesky West… Continue reading

Kenai girls, boys swept by West in home openers

The Kenai Central offense was almost as cold as the weather Thursday night on the soccer pitch in the Kardinals home openers. The girls lost… Continue reading

The red-breasted nuthatch is one of our common resident bird species. (Photo provided by Kyla Canterbury)

Refuge notebook: Resident bird songs welcome spring

I am always pleasantly surprised by the influx of daylight hours and sunshine that comes to the Kenai Peninsula in the last weeks of March.… Continue reading

The red-breasted nuthatch is one of our common resident bird species. (Photo provided by Kyla Canterbury)
The crust skiing in the hills above Seward has been epic lately. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Tangled up in Blue: Tunnels

I heard there are tunnels just below the streets of Seward, vacant remnants of an Army looking to protect the coast. There are small signs… Continue reading

The crust skiing in the hills above Seward has been epic lately. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Ostrander given top weekly athlete honor

Boise State’s Allie Ostrander was named the Mountain West Conference Track Athlete of the Week Tuesday afternoon, just four days after setting a top-10 all-time… Continue reading

Kenai’s Cooper nabs biathlon podium

Kenai’s Travis Cooper raced to a third-place finish Sunday at the U.S. Biathlon National Championships in Jericho, Vermont. Representing the National Guard Biathlon team, Cooper… Continue reading

Trigger Moody catches a fish at the Kid’s Ice Fishing Derby on March 23, 2019, on Rogue Lake at the Decanter Inn at Mile 107 of the Sterling Highway in Alaska. The derby was held by the Kenai Peninsula Ice Racing Association. (Photo provided by Kenai Peninsula Ice Racing Association)

Ice Racing Report: Season ends with Kid’s Ice Fishing Derby

The Kenai Peninsula Ice Racing Association held its annual Kid’s Ice Fishing Derby on March 23 on Rogue Lake at the Decanter Inn at Mile… Continue reading

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Trigger Moody catches a fish at the Kid’s Ice Fishing Derby on March 23, 2019, on Rogue Lake at the Decanter Inn at Mile 107 of the Sterling Highway in Alaska. The derby was held by the Kenai Peninsula Ice Racing Association. (Photo provided by Kenai Peninsula Ice Racing Association)
A skier from the women’s team “sarahlisa” competes at the Sea to Ski Triathlon in Homer, Alaska, on Sunday, March 31, 2019. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Greer, Kornfield win Sea to Ski Triathlon

Forrest Greer and Tamra Kornfield won the Sea to Ski Triathlon on Sunday in Homer. The triathlon starts at the base of the Homer Spit… Continue reading

A skier from the women’s team “sarahlisa” competes at the Sea to Ski Triathlon in Homer, Alaska, on Sunday, March 31, 2019. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Friday: Brown Bears defeat Ice Dogs in shootout

The Kenai River Brown Bears came back from 4-1 and 5-3 deficits to defeat the Fairbanks Ice Dogs 6-5 in a shootout Friday at the… Continue reading