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SoHi, Homer hockey teams win 1st day at state

The Soldotna Stars took a big first step in pursuit of a state title with a 10-0 throttling of the Delta Huskies on Thursday at… Continue reading

Laura Bashor and Amber Robbins, two biological interns at the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, being filmed this past summer for an Animal Planet series on top of Hideout Trail. (Photo provided by refuge)

Refuge notebook: Reflections on 2018

By ANDY LORANGER Another year in the books on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge – is it me or does every year seem to pass… Continue reading

Laura Bashor and Amber Robbins, two biological interns at the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, being filmed this past summer for an Animal Planet series on top of Hideout Trail. (Photo provided by refuge)
FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2018, file photo, New England Patriots defensive back Stephon Gilmore, center, celebrates his interception with Dont’a Hightower, left, and Eric Rowe, right, during the first half of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Please tear us apart

In contrast to Will Morrow’s spin on being a Patriots fan (see “Don’t Tear Us Apart”, Jan. 27), I offer my own. Being a Chicago… Continue reading

FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2018, file photo, New England Patriots defensive back Stephon Gilmore, center, celebrates his interception with Dont’a Hightower, left, and Eric Rowe, right, during the first half of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
The Soldotna hockey team celebrates Galen Brantley III’s game-winning goal in overtime over the Palmer Moose that clinched the top seed for SoHi in the upcoming Div. II state hockey tournament. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

SoHi, Homer prepared for DII state hockey tourney

Both peninsula programs competing in the Division II state hockey championships this weekend have never won a state title, but it could all change Saturday… Continue reading

The Soldotna hockey team celebrates Galen Brantley III’s game-winning goal in overtime over the Palmer Moose that clinched the top seed for SoHi in the upcoming Div. II state hockey tournament. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Nikolaevsk, Ninilchik hoops notch sweeps

The Ninilchik boys and girls basketball teams swept the Nikiski JV squads Tuesday night in nonconference play. The Ninilchik boys defeated the Bulldogs JV 59-27… Continue reading

Crawford, Boonstras triumph at Freezer Food Series

Mike Crawford, Kelli Boonstra and Jayna Boonstra picked up wins in the 10th race of the Freezer Food Series on Sunday at the Slikok Trails.… Continue reading

Kenai basketball sweeps conference games

At long last, the Kenai Central basketball teams have found a good home. In their first season competing at the Class 3A level — following… Continue reading

Ostrander breaks 2 indoor records in Seattle

Allie Ostrander continued to do Allie Ostrander things Friday and Saturday at the UW Invitational in Seattle. Friday, Ostrander anchored the Boise State women’s distance… Continue reading

Palmer defeats Kenai hockey; Homer tops Moose on Saturday; Kenai tops Houston

An early goal helped inject Kenai Central with some energy, but by the end of Friday night, Palmer still held authority in a 5-2 Railbelt… Continue reading

Prep ski races canceled; Freezer Food Series moves trailheads

A tough weekend for skiing saw the Kenai Klassic at Kenai Golf Course canceled Friday, a smaller meet at Tsalteshi Trails canceled Saturday and Sunday’s… Continue reading

Friday, Saturday prep hoops roundup

The Soldotna boys picked up a 42-37 Northern Lights Conference victory at Kodiak on Friday. The game was tied at 21 at the half, but… Continue reading

Soldotna hockey tops Houston

While the Soldotna hockey team completed a turnaround regular season Friday at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex, Houston looked to be a team eyeing a… Continue reading

SoHi hockey beats Palmer, clinches top seed for state

From last to first. That’s been the defining theme for the rising Soldotna Stars hockey team in 2018, and they added another chapter to this… Continue reading

Nikolaevsk girls, boys open own tourney with wins

Nikolaevsk girls, boys open own tourney with wins

Tangled up in Blue: Are you silly?

There’s a whole book of vocabulary in the world of downhill skiing. There are hundreds of ways to describe snow, while I usually just refer… Continue reading

Ninilchik hoops split with Kalskag

The Ninilchik basketball teams split a pair of nonconference games Wednesday night in Ninilchik. The Wolverine boys prevailed 57-39 over the Grizzly Bears, while the… Continue reading

Former Soldotna resident competes in Wodapalooza festival

Former Soldotna resident Robin Johnson, now 20, competed in the massive Wodapalooza Fitness Festival from Thursday to Sunday in Miami, Florida. Johnson, who lived in… Continue reading

Hoops roundup: SoHi, Nikolaevsk sweep; Kenai girls win; CIA, Ninilchik split

The anticipated battle entering Tuesday night’s hoops showdown between two of the best girls teams on the peninsula didn’t quite live up to the hype.… Continue reading

Seward’s Nyholm finishes H.U.R.T. 100

Seward’s Joe Nyholm finished 46th out of 69 finishers on Sunday in the H.U.R.T. 100 in Honolulu, Hawaii. There were 61 who started and did… Continue reading

Boonstras win Freezer Food Series ski race

Todd Boonstra and Kelli Boonstra won the Freezer Food Series 5K ski race Sunday at Tsalteshi Trails. Todd Boonstra covered the course in 14 minutes,… Continue reading