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Love Bergvall of the Fairbanks Ice Dogs and Max Marquette of the Kenai River Brown Bears battle for the puck Friday, Oct. 29, 2021, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Ice Dogs sweep Brown Bears

Anchorage’s Camden Shasby scored the game-winner with 12 minutes, 25 seconds, remaining in the game to give the Fairbanks Ice Dogs a 4-3 victory over… Continue reading

Love Bergvall of the Fairbanks Ice Dogs and Max Marquette of the Kenai River Brown Bears battle for the puck Friday, Oct. 29, 2021, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
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Kenai wins Peninsula Ice Challenge

The Kenai Central hockey team won the Peninsula Ice Challenge with a 6-5 overtime victory over Soldotna on Saturday at the Kenai Multi-Purpose Facility in… Continue reading

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Kenai volleyball finishes undefeated regular season

The Kenai Central volleyball team finished the regular season undefeated in nontournament play and in the Southcentral Conference with a sweep at Grace Christian on… Continue reading

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Kenai Central's Michelle Duffield competes in the girls' 100-yard butterfly during the Northern Lights Conference meet Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021, at the Palmer Pool in Palmer, Alaska.

Olympians lead peninsula at NLC swim meet

A pair of Olympians led the Kenai Peninsula at the Northern Lights Conference swim meet Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Palmer High School. Seward’s Lydia… Continue reading

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Kenai Central's Michelle Duffield competes in the girls' 100-yard butterfly during the Northern Lights Conference meet Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021, at the Palmer Pool in Palmer, Alaska.
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Redington wrestlers take Top Dog Invite

Redington Sr. Junior/Senior High School won the Top Dog Invite on Friday and Saturday at Nikiski High School. The Huskies scored 234 points for the… Continue reading

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Soldotna's Daniel Heath scores on Delta Junction's Jordan Bouziden on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai, SoHi win at Ice Challenge

Homer spoils first game in Kodiak’s history

Soldotna's Daniel Heath scores on Delta Junction's Jordan Bouziden on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Jax Schauer of the Chippewa (Wisconsin) Steel and Dylan Evans of the Kenai River Brown Bears battle for the puck Friday, Oct. 21, 2021, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Brown Bears welcome Ice Dogs to town

By JEFF HELMINIAK Peninsula Clarion The Kenai River Brown Bears continue a seven-game homestand when they host the Fairbanks Ice Dogs today and Saturday at… Continue reading

Jax Schauer of the Chippewa (Wisconsin) Steel and Dylan Evans of the Kenai River Brown Bears battle for the puck Friday, Oct. 21, 2021, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
A pleasant snow day in Seward, Alaska, on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021. (Photo by Kat Sorensen)

Tangled Up in Blue: Snow day

A wet, sopping blanket of snow covered Seward this morning. Before sunrise, I could see the wisps of white pass my window, stacking onto the… Continue reading

A pleasant snow day in Seward, Alaska, on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021. (Photo by Kat Sorensen)
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Kenai volleyball sweeps Seward

The visiting Kenai Central volleyball team defeated Seward 25-14, 25-18 and 25-15 on Thursday night in Southcentral Conference play. The Kardinals moved to 13-0 in… Continue reading

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Student Conservation Association trail crews work on adding trail to Burneyճ Trail in the Skilak Lake Recreation Area. (Photo by Lee Dudak/SCA)

Refuge Notebook: Getting a boost from SCA trail crews

This past summer, the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge saw the benefit from four additional trail crews provided by the Student Conservation Association. The SCA crews… Continue reading

Student Conservation Association trail crews work on adding trail to Burneyճ Trail in the Skilak Lake Recreation Area. (Photo by Lee Dudak/SCA)
Soldotna's Adarra Hagelund bumps the ball over the net in front of Kenai Central's Erin Koziczkowski on Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021, at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Kards sweep Stars on senior night

By JEFF HELMINIAK Peninsula Clarion It’s not often Kenai Central volleyball coach Tracie Beck gets the pleasure of sitting down and enjoying her team’s play.… Continue reading

Soldotna's Adarra Hagelund bumps the ball over the net in front of Kenai Central's Erin Koziczkowski on Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021, at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
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Results posted for Seward Invite swim meet

Homer’s Jillian Crooks and Skyler Rodriguez, and Seward’s Mia Nappi, took home a pair of individual titles at the Seward Invitational swimming meet on Saturday… Continue reading

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COVID forces cancellations at Nikiski

Due to COVID issues, all girls practices and games at Nikiski Middle-High School have been canceled through Nov. 2, according to athletic director Dylan Hooper.… Continue reading

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Kenai River Brown Bears forward Caden Triggs (far left) celebrates his first-period goal with Tyler Pfister and Brendan Hill on Friday, Oct. 21, 2021, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Bears split Friday, Saturday games with Steel

For the second time all season, the Kenai River Brown Bears scored the first goal of the game Friday at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex.… Continue reading

Kenai River Brown Bears forward Caden Triggs (far left) celebrates his first-period goal with Tyler Pfister and Brendan Hill on Friday, Oct. 21, 2021, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
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Kards win Silver Bracket at Dimond-Service volleyball

Kenai Central won the Silver Bracket on Saturday at the Dimond-Service Volleyball Tournament in Anchorage. The Kardinals started Saturday pool play by topping Kodiak 25-21… Continue reading

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Soldotna's Hunter Richardson and Homer's Nestor Kalugin tangle at 189A at the Luke Spruill Memorial Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021, at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska. Richardson won the match 11-1 on the way to first place, while Kalugin was third. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai’s Gaethle wins Spruill award

Kenai Central junior Andrew Gaethle won the Luke Spruill Outstanding Wrestler award, while Soldotna won the team title, Saturday at the Luke Spruill Memorial Tournament… Continue reading

Soldotna's Hunter Richardson and Homer's Nestor Kalugin tangle at 189A at the Luke Spruill Memorial Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021, at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska. Richardson won the match 11-1 on the way to first place, while Kalugin was third. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Brown Bears forward Cole Dubicki and Chippewa (Wisconsin) Steel forward Ethan Benz tangle for the puck Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Brown Bears drop home opener to Steel

The Kenai River Brown Bears lost their home opener 6-2 to the Chippewa (Wisconsin) Steel on Thursday at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in North… Continue reading

Brown Bears forward Cole Dubicki and Chippewa (Wisconsin) Steel forward Ethan Benz tangle for the puck Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
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Seward volleyball comes back to top Nikiski

The host Seward volleyball team pulled off a big comeback for a five-set victory over Nikiski on Thursday in Southcentral Conference play. The Bulldogs won… Continue reading

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A moose darts into the forest on Beaver Loop Road in Kenai, Alaska, during the Kenai River Marathon on Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Refuge Notebook: Mating systems of moose and caribou

Driving home the other day, my friend and I came across a big bull caribou chasing several cows down Kalifornsky Beach Road. One hundred yards… Continue reading

A moose darts into the forest on Beaver Loop Road in Kenai, Alaska, during the Kenai River Marathon on Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Kenai Lake sparkles under the sun on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021 near Cooper Landing, Alaska. (Ashlyn O'Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Out of the Office: To everything, there is a season

We don’t really have “seasons” where I’m from. It stays an amicable 75 degrees and sunny pretty much all year, even in January. A temperate… Continue reading

Kenai Lake sparkles under the sun on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021 near Cooper Landing, Alaska. (Ashlyn O'Hara/Peninsula Clarion)