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Homer netters top Kenai to take Southcentral crown

The Homer volleyball team swept Kenai Central in the Southcentral Conference championship game in Seward on Saturday, wrapping up the Mariners’ first conference title since… Continue reading

Homer takes 2nd at ACS Invite

Glennallen edged Homer for the team title at the Anchorage Christian Schools Denali Auto Glass Invite on Saturday. The tournament is considered a good preview… Continue reading

NLC volleyball: Palmer wears crown; SoHi, Wasilla also make state

The Northern Lights Conference tournament at Soldotna High School proved it’s impossible to tell what’s going to happen in volleyball. All Soldotna knows is the… Continue reading

Soldotna’s Madelyn Barkman competes in the girls 100-yard freestyle race Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, at the Northern Lights Conference swimming and diving championships at Kenai Central High School. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Peninsula odds heading into state swim & dive championships

In the moments after the final race of the day at last weekend’s Northern Lights Conference swim meet, Kenai Central head coach Winter Heaven and… Continue reading

Soldotna’s Madelyn Barkman competes in the girls 100-yard freestyle race Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, at the Northern Lights Conference swimming and diving championships at Kenai Central High School. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Prep hockey roundup: SoHi, Homer win; Kenai loses

The Soldotna Stars opened the Alaska Army National Guard Stars and Stripes Hockey Showdown with a seven-goal effort and a victory. Soldotna skated past West… Continue reading

NLC tourney: SoHi rallies to beat Wasilla, clinch state volleyball spot

With one mighty comeback, the Soldotna volleyball team punched their ticket to the big dance with a big win over Wasilla. The Stars toppled the… Continue reading

Nikiski teammates Lillian Carstens (left) and Tika Zimmerman team up for a block on Seward’s Shelby Sieminski, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, at Nikiski High School in Nikiski, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Southcentral Conference volleyball preview: Bulldogs have plenty of contenders for the crown

As defending region and state champs, as well as the current No. 1 seed going into this weekend’s Southcentral Conference tournament, the Nikiski volleyball team… Continue reading

Nikiski teammates Lillian Carstens (left) and Tika Zimmerman team up for a block on Seward’s Shelby Sieminski, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, at Nikiski High School in Nikiski, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)
Kenai River Brown Bears defenseman Preston Weeks moves the puck up the ice against the Janesville (Wisconsin) Jets on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Series preview: Brown Bears vs. Chippewa Steel

Kenai River Brown Bears head coach Kevin Murdock is not as concerned with revenge as he is with consistency. The Brown Bears face the Chippewa… Continue reading

Kenai River Brown Bears defenseman Preston Weeks moves the puck up the ice against the Janesville (Wisconsin) Jets on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Rookie Thrun leads Bears in goals, points

Kevin Murdock hit the ground running as the new head coach of the Kenai River Brown Bears and so far it’s paying big dividends for… Continue reading

Out of the office: Best place on the peninsula

Columnist’s note: I felt compelled to write this column Sunday night, even though it wasn’t due until Thursday afternoon. A short time after I finished,… Continue reading

Pigskin Pick ‘Em: Another step in the right direction

The twist and turns of a wild NFL season continued in the ninth week of games. Only 12 contests ended in results between bye weeks,… Continue reading

  • Nov 6, 2019

NLC tournament preview: Fired-up SoHi looking for state berth

Walking off Kenai Central’s Cliff Massie Court on Halloween night had the Soldotna volleyball team feeling the sting of a rivalry loss, one that head… Continue reading

Soldotna running back Brenner Furlong (center) receives congratulations from teammates Zach Hanson (left) and Aaron Faletoi (right) after scoring a touchdown in Sept. 2017 at Justin Maile Field in Soldotna. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Furlong notches 1st 100-yard game in college

Soldotna’s Brenner Furlong reached a new level in his college football career with his first 100-yard rushing game Saturday for Dakota State University. Furlong racked… Continue reading

Soldotna running back Brenner Furlong (center) receives congratulations from teammates Zach Hanson (left) and Aaron Faletoi (right) after scoring a touchdown in Sept. 2017 at Justin Maile Field in Soldotna. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Youngren, Boonstra win at Freezer Food Series

Megan Youngren won the first Freezer Food Series race of the winter season Sunday, beating a field of 28 runners on a cold, overcast day.… Continue reading

Bears’ Thrun earns Midwest Division Star of Week

Forward Theo Thrun of the Kenai River Brown Bears was named the Bauer Midwest Division Star of the Week on Monday by the North American… Continue reading

Nikiski’s Eiter gets pair of 1st-team all-state nods

Nikiski’s Michael Eiter received a pair of first-team nods on the Division III all-state football teams announced Monday. Eiter was named first-team at wide receiver… Continue reading

Soldotna quarterback Jersey Truesdell throws a pass with pressure from Lathrop’s Jace Henry, 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 lands 4 of 6 major All-State football awards

Hot off an eighth straight Division II state championship, the Soldotna Stars football program continued to haul in the postseason accolades Saturday with the release… Continue reading

Soldotna quarterback Jersey Truesdell throws a pass with pressure from Lathrop’s Jace Henry, Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, at the Div. II state football championship at Anchorage Football Stadium in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai races to 1st boys region swim title in school history

By Joey Klecka Peninsula Clarion A region championship decades in the making was finally brought to reality Saturday afternoon in the Kenai Central High School… Continue reading

Weekend volleyball: Nikiski wraps up top seed; Kenai, Homer also sweep on road

The Nikiski volleyball team wrapped up the top seed out of the Southcentral Conference with a pair of road victories this weekend. The Bulldogs swept… Continue reading

Dimond JV wins Ice Challenge; Kenai tops SoHi on Saturday

The Dimond junior varsity won the Peninsula Ice Challenge on Saturday at the Kenai Multi-Purpose Facility. Saturday, the Lynx topped Delta Junction 10-1 while Kenai… Continue reading