Sports

Kenai River Brown Bears goalkeeper Landon Pavlisin keeps an eye on the action during a game against the Janesville Jets, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Brown Bears GK Pavlisin nets NAHL division star of week

Kenai River Brown Bears goalkeeper Landon Pavlisin was awarded the North American Hockey League Midwest division star of the week Tuesday by the league. Pavlisin,… Continue reading

Kenai River Brown Bears goalkeeper Landon Pavlisin keeps an eye on the action during a game against the Janesville Jets, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Tsalteshi hosts 1st Alaska Cyclocross State Championships

Both familiar and new faces to Alaska endurance sports finished on top of the brand-new Alaska Cyclocross State Championships on Saturday at Tsalteshi Trails. Anchorage’s… Continue reading

Members of the Soldotna football team celebrate with the Alaska School Activities Association First National Bowl trophy Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, at the Div. II state football championship at Anchorage Football Stadium in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

SoHi romps to 8th straight football title

Big team. Little me. The slogan that the Soldotna football team has rode to eight straight Division II state titles was never more evident Saturday… Continue reading

Members of the Soldotna football team celebrate with the Alaska School Activities Association First National Bowl trophy Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, at the Div. II state football championship at Anchorage Football Stadium in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Magicians, Brown Bears each get 3 points out of tight series

Both the Kenai River Brown Bears and the Minnesota Magicians each took three points out of a tight, hotly contested North American Hockey League series… Continue reading

Colony swimmers sweep Palmer Invitational

The Colony girls and boys swimming teams swept the Palmer Invitational on Saturday at the Wasilla Pool. The Palmer pool is closed this year for… Continue reading

Members of the Soldotna football team pose with the trophy Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, at the Div. II state football championship at Anchorage Football Stadium in Anchorage, Alaska. Soldotna defeated Lathrop 69-13. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Soldotna football dominates NLC All-Conference awards

Soldotna dominated All-Conference awards for the 2019 Northern Lights Conference, winning four of the five major accolades released Saturday. SoHi senior quarterback Jersey Truesdell took… Continue reading

Members of the Soldotna football team pose with the trophy Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, at the Div. II state football championship at Anchorage Football Stadium in Anchorage, Alaska. Soldotna defeated Lathrop 69-13. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)
Homer’s Mischelle tries to flip Nikiski’s Tawnisha Freeman over during the Best Western Bidarka Round Robin Rumble wrestling tournament Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019 in the Alice Witte Gymnasium in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer wrestlers take Round Robin Rumble

The Homer wrestling team kicked off the season by winning the Best Western Bidarka Round Robin Rumble on Saturday in Homer. The Mariners tallied 200… Continue reading

Homer’s Mischelle tries to flip Nikiski’s Tawnisha Freeman over during the Best Western Bidarka Round Robin Rumble wrestling tournament Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019 in the Alice Witte Gymnasium in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Weekend volleyball roudup: SoHi fends off Kenai on emotional Senior Night; Nikiski, Homer, Seward, CIA also in action

Senior night for the Soldotna volleyball team took on added meaning Friday night following the tragic loss of a fellow student. The Stars defeated peninsula… Continue reading

Nikiski volleyball sweeps Seward

The Nikiski volleyball team showed they still have what it takes Thursday night with a 3-0 Southcentral Conference victory over Seward at Nikiski High School.… Continue reading

UAA hockey to play Green & Gold Game in Soldotna

Peninsula hockey fans will receive a treat this weekend when the University of Alaska Anchorage program comes to town. For the first time in its… Continue reading

Series preview: Brown Bears vs. Magicians

The Kenai River Brown Bears went on the road to defeat the Minnesota Magicians by scores of 5-3 and 4-2 in early September in North… Continue reading

Brown Bears forward Porter is the latest Division I Schachle

Kenai River Brown Bears forward Porter Schachle will be the first to admit he’s not as athletically talented as his brother, Brayden. Porter also will… Continue reading

Lathrop running back Josiah Opp gets swarmed by Soldotna’s Melvin Lloyd (left) and Jersey Truesdell Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, at Justin Maile Field in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Championship preview: SoHi vs. Lathrop for football supremacy

The seven-year stranglehold Soldotna football has had on the Division II state championship has seen its share of challengers, but perhaps none came as close… Continue reading

Lathrop running back Josiah Opp gets swarmed by Soldotna’s Melvin Lloyd (left) and Jersey Truesdell Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, at Justin Maile Field in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)
A hiker avoids an icy, frozen boardwalk on a morning hike from the Dan Moller Cabin in Juneau in October 2019. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)

Tangled up in Blue: Winter isn’t coming

On a late September early morning drive back from Talkeetna, I saw winter surprise three different drivers. The first hit the black ice in their… Continue reading

A hiker avoids an icy, frozen boardwalk on a morning hike from the Dan Moller Cabin in Juneau in October 2019. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)

Refuge notebook: New fall colors include hummingbirds

In a day and age where social media seems to dominate and not always for the best reasons, I recently had the most positive outcome… Continue reading

Pigskin Pick ‘Em: Sinking ship is taking on water

The life raft keeping us afloat at Pigskin Pick’em Headquarters is taking on water! We’re officially in the middle of the NFL season and another… Continue reading

  • Oct 16, 2019

SoHi graduate Wortham helps Clark continue impressive streak

Soldotna High School graduate Whitney Wortham continues to play a big role for Clark College as they dominate the Northwest Athletic Conference South Region. Wortham,… Continue reading

Ninilchik volleyball tops CIA

The Ninilchik volleyball team scored a five-set victory over Cook Inlet Academy on Monday at Cook Inlet Academy. The scores were 23-25, 25-9, 25-16, 19-25… Continue reading

Jets avoid sweep by topping Bears

Of the 42 players suited up for Sunday’s 6-3 victory by the Janesville (Wisconsin) Jets over the Kenai River Brown Bears, 26 are in their… Continue reading

Brown Bears clinch weekend series over Jets

A weekend series win at home was just the boost the Kenai River Brown Bears were looking for Saturday night and they got it with… Continue reading