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Thursday hockey roundup: SoHi takes Wasilla to overtime

WASILLA — The Soldotna Stars rallied to force overtime, but Wasilla prevailed.In a rematch of last year’s North Star Conference championship game, Russell Harren scored… Continue reading

  • Dec 4, 2014
  • By Jeremiah Bartz

Nikiski wrestlers seek 5th Kachemak Conference crown in 6 years

There will be no defending champion at the Kachemak Conference wrestling tournament Friday and Saturday at Houston High School, but the Nikiski wrestling team hopes… Continue reading

Chill put Brown Bears in deep freeze

The Kenai River Brown Bears’ problems with consistency have followed them all the way on the road to the Midwest.Coming off a solid weekend of… Continue reading

  • Dec 3, 2014
  • By Staff Report

Sultan of Sides has a turkey of a week

The column’s first losing week (7-9) in over two months has left the Sultan of Sides desperate for answers. Can I just blame the Turkey… Continue reading

  • Dec 3, 2014
  • By Nolan Rose

Nikiski graduate Lincoln Johnson makes first-team all-conference in college

Nikiski graduate Lincoln Johnson, a sophomore at Greenville College in Greenville, Illinois, has made first-team all-conference in the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference.Johnson, who is 6-foot-0,… Continue reading

  • Nov 30, 2014
  • By Staff Report

Brown Bears earn 3 points in weekend split

The Kenai River Brown Bears picked up three points in a Friday and Saturday split against the host Wenatchee (Washington) Wild. “It’s one of the… Continue reading

  • Nov 29, 2014
  • By Staff Report
Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion Runners cover the Unity Trail during the T200 Turkey Trot 5k and 10k Run, Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. Tsalteshi Trails Association teamed up Tustumena 200 Sled Dog Race for this year's fourth annual event.

Runners burn off Thanksgiving meals at Turket Trot

Who says becoming a doctor is all work and no play? Scott Hippe, a medical student at the University of Washington, won the 10-kilometer event… Continue reading

Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion Runners cover the Unity Trail during the T200 Turkey Trot 5k and 10k Run, Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. Tsalteshi Trails Association teamed up Tustumena 200 Sled Dog Race for this year's fourth annual event.

Brown Bears defeat Wild in shootout

After getting swept on their home ice by the Wenatchee (Washington) Wild last weekend, the Bears defeated the host Wild 3-2 in a shootout Friday… Continue reading

  • Nov 28, 2014
  • By Staff Report
Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion  Kenai River Brown Bears' number 15 Maurin Bouvet races after the action during a game against Wenatchee Wild Friday, Nov. 21, 2014 at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna.

Brown Bears’ Bouvet to play for France’s U20 national team

Maurin Bouvet’s “Welcome to Alaska” moment came quickly. Bouvet had reported to the Kenai River Brown Bears from France for the 2014-15 season when he… Continue reading

Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion  Kenai River Brown Bears' number 15 Maurin Bouvet races after the action during a game against Wenatchee Wild Friday, Nov. 21, 2014 at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna.

Kenai’s Ross Hanson signs tender with Brown Bears

Ross Hanson is now one step closer to coming home.Hanson, a sophomore in high school, signed a tender with the Kenai River Brown Bears on… Continue reading

Pigskin Pick ’em: This week’s matchups give much to be thankful for

It’s the time of year to give thanks. I’m thankful for having a great dad, someone who has always had my back even when I… Continue reading

  • Nov 26, 2014
  • By Nolan Rose
Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion Kenai Central High School Kardinal Keyshawn McEnerney lifts Nikiski High-Middle School Bulldog Will Lynch in the 145-pound weight match during the Luke Spruill Memorial Wrestling Tournament Tuesday, November 25, 2014, at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska.

Kenai wins 4th straight Luke Spruill Memorial

The Kenai Central wrestling team won six straight matches in the championship round to claim its fourth-straight Luke Spruill Memorial Tournament on Tuesday at Kenai… Continue reading

Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion Kenai Central High School Kardinal Keyshawn McEnerney lifts Nikiski High-Middle School Bulldog Will Lynch in the 145-pound weight match during the Luke Spruill Memorial Wrestling Tournament Tuesday, November 25, 2014, at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska.

Kenai Central’s Ostrander to be featured in MileSplit video

MileSplit, which bills itself as the premier website for high school cross-country and track and field, will use the story of Kenai Central senior and… Continue reading

Taylor Ostrander takes 64th at Division III nationals

Kenai Central graduate Taylor Ostrander finished 64th at the NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships in Mason, Ohio, on Saturday.Ostrander, a junior at Willamette University,… Continue reading

  • Nov 24, 2014
  • By Staff Report
Juneau-Douglas junior forward Ryan Moritz (5) puts a shot on goal against Kenai senior goal tender Nate O'Lena (31) during Friday's 5-2 Crimson Bears win over the Kardinals at Treadwell Arena in Juneau.

Stars top Mariners for End of the Road Shootout title

The Soldotna hockey team won the End of the Road Shootout by defeating Homer 3-1 on Saturday in Homer. The two teams had split two… Continue reading

  • Nov 22, 2014
  • By Staff Report
Juneau-Douglas junior forward Ryan Moritz (5) puts a shot on goal against Kenai senior goal tender Nate O'Lena (31) during Friday's 5-2 Crimson Bears win over the Kardinals at Treadwell Arena in Juneau.
Nikiski's Luke Johnson tries to turn Chugiak's Jesse Nelson during the 220-pound final of the Lancer Smith Memorial Nov. 22 at Palmer High School. Johnson pinned Nelson in the final round.

Peninsula collects 3 individual titles at Lancer Smith

The Nikiski wrestling team finished second amongst Class 1-2-3A schools and Soldotna finished fourth amongst Class 4A schools on Friday and Saturday at the Lancer… Continue reading

  • Nov 22, 2014
  • By Staff Report
Nikiski's Luke Johnson tries to turn Chugiak's Jesse Nelson during the 220-pound final of the Lancer Smith Memorial Nov. 22 at Palmer High School. Johnson pinned Nelson in the final round.
Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion Kenai River Brown Bears' number 30, Alec Derks, blocks a shot by Wenatchee Wild's number 20, Shane Bennett, Friday, Nov. 21, 2014 at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska.

Wild sweep Bears

The hot Wenatchee (Washington) Wild notched a sweep of the Kenai River Brown Bears on Friday and Saturday at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. The… Continue reading

Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion Kenai River Brown Bears' number 30, Alec Derks, blocks a shot by Wenatchee Wild's number 20, Shane Bennett, Friday, Nov. 21, 2014 at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska.

Homer, SoHi to meet for End of Road Shootout title

The Soldotna and Homer hockey teams set up a title match in the End of the Road Shootout by winning games Friday in Homer. The… Continue reading

  • Nov 22, 2014
  • By Staff Report

Wild give Bears another freaky Friday

The Friday funk continues for the Kenai River Brown Bears at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. The Bears lost 6-1 to the Wenatchee (Washington) Wild… Continue reading

Soldotna, Homer start Shootout with wins

The Soldotna and Homer hockey teams started the End of the Road Shootout with Thursday victories in Homer.The Stars, getting a hat trick from Ethan… Continue reading

  • Nov 20, 2014
  • By Staff Report