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Bears’ Karlsson gets Star of Week

Forward Albin Karlsson of the Kenai River Brown Bears was given the Easton Midwest Division Star of the Week on Monday by the North American… Continue reading

  • Mar 17, 2014
  • By Staff Report

Seldovia boys storm into state semis

The Seldovia boys took their game — and their school — to a rare level Monday at the Class 1A state basketball tournament at the… Continue reading

Nikolaevsk girls bounce back at state

By JOEY KLECKA Peninsula ClarionSometimes, after a stressful situation, it’s best to take a breather to take your mind off the ordeal. Luckily for the… Continue reading

Nikolaevsk boys stay alive in consolation bracket

Nikolaevsk boys 60, Noatak 52The Warriors staved off elimination in the Class 1A consolation bracket Monday night at West High School with a gutsy fourth-quarter… Continue reading

CIA girls bounce back at state

CIA girls 57, Huslia 41The Eagles girls team staked out an early lead and cruised to a consolation bracket victory Monday at West High School.The… Continue reading

Nikolaevsk, CIA girls fall at state

In a span of less than two hours Saturday evening, the two girls basketball state finalists at the Class 1A level from a year ago… Continue reading

Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Nikiski Bulldog Rachel Thompson runs in for a layup during their game against the Mt. Edgecumb Lady Braves Friday Dec. 20, 2013 at Kenai Centra High School in Kenai, Alaska.

Nikiski, Seward girls set for state

Defense wins championships. That mantra has been proven to be true time and time again, and it’s exactly what the Nikiski and Seward girls hoops… Continue reading

Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Nikiski Bulldog Rachel Thompson runs in for a layup during their game against the Mt. Edgecumb Lady Braves Friday Dec. 20, 2013 at Kenai Centra High School in Kenai, Alaska.
Nianiella Dorvall has been named the 1A girls player of the year.

Nikolaevsk’s Dorvall named Class 1A player of year

As a 6-foot-1 center in the 1A girls class, Nianiella Dorvall could probably easily dominate the basketball and the scoring column. But there’s more to… Continue reading

  • Mar 15, 2014
  • By Jeremiah Bartz
Nianiella Dorvall has been named the 1A girls player of the year.

Bears gets Saturday win over Wildcats to gain in playoff chase

The Kenai River Brown Bears came from behind in the third period to secure two crucial points in the North American Hockey League playoff chase… Continue reading

  • Mar 15, 2014
  • By Staff Report
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Soldotna's Makayla Wong looks for an opening to pass during their game against Dimond Friday Jan. 17, 2014 in Soldotna, Alaska.

Stars ready to face West at state

Now that the Soldotna girls have clinched a spot at the Class 4A state basketball tournament in Anchorage, they can breathe easier.But they won’t be… Continue reading

Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Soldotna's Makayla Wong looks for an opening to pass during their game against Dimond Friday Jan. 17, 2014 in Soldotna, Alaska.

Duwe plays big role for UAA

Soldotna High School and Kenai River Brown Bears product Brad Duwe had the game-winning goals Friday and Saturday as the University of Alaska Anchorage defeated… Continue reading

  • Mar 15, 2014
  • By Staff Report

Boys 1A: Seldovia starts with win in double OT

The Seldovia boys hoops team sure knows how to start a state tournament in style. Hopefully, they know how to finish one too.Seldovia kicked off… Continue reading

Friday: Wildcats defeat Brown Bears

The Kenai River Brown Bears lost a valuable opportunity to make up ground in the playoff chase, falling 3-1 to the host Wichita Falls (Texas)… Continue reading

  • Mar 14, 2014
  • By Staff Report
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Cook Inlet Academy's Kendall Toplin drives the ball down the court during a Jan. 24, 2014 game in Soldotna, Alaska.

CIA girls look to defend state title

The Cook Inlet Academy girls basketball team has little reason to be overconfident heading into the Class 1A state tournament. But the Eagles also have… Continue reading

Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Cook Inlet Academy's Kendall Toplin drives the ball down the court during a Jan. 24, 2014 game in Soldotna, Alaska.

Basketball culture propels Seldovia to state

Seldovia is not one of those schools that is going to make the Class 1A state tournament for 10 straight years.The population of boys and… Continue reading

Focus on fundamentals pays off for Nikolaevsk girls, boys

Like anything with a solid foundation, the girls and boys basketball programs are built to stick around for a while.The boys and girls are coached… Continue reading

Bears visit Wildcats for crucial games in playoff chase

As is often the case in the playoff chase in the tough North American Hockey League Midwest Division, the Kenai River Brown Bears fell further… Continue reading

SoHi girls earn WPI berth to state

For the second year in a row, the Soldotna girls basketball team was announced Sunday as a Winning Percentage Index qualifier to the Class 4A… Continue reading

Peninsula Conference announces all-conference awards

The all-conference awards for the Peninsula Conference were announced at the end of the tournament Saturday. The awards follow:BOYSCoach of the year — Mark Janes,… Continue reading

  • Mar 9, 2014
  • By Staff Report

All-Southcentral Conference teams announced

The All-Southcentral Conference teams were announced following the tournament Saturday in Cordova. The teams follow:GIRLSCoach of the Year — Kyle McFall, Skyview.MVP — Dallas Dickerson,… Continue reading

  • Mar 9, 2014
  • By Staff Report