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The field of 5K runners stream through the woods Saturday, June 8, 2019, at the Run for the River 5-kilometer/10-mile races in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Runners tackle Run for the River 5K, 10-miler

There are many reasons to lace up a pair of running shoes and take to the trails, but almost none carry the weight of racing… Continue reading

The field of 5K runners stream through the woods Saturday, June 8, 2019, at the Run for the River 5-kilometer/10-mile races in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Out of the Office: In Pursuit of a Green Thumb

This spring, I decided to get serious about gardening. By gardening, I mean finding the most hearty, resilient plants I could and sticking them in… Continue reading

Refuge Notebook: Geologists search for glacier-transported granitic boulders

Glaciers have carried granitic boulders 200-plus miles down Cook Inlet from interior mountains during the last two glaciations. The most recent glaciation deposited hundreds of… Continue reading

Bucs blast Oilers in season opener on road

The Peninsula Oilers opened their 2019 Alaska Baseball League season with an 11-1 loss to the Anchorage Bucs Thursday at Mulcahy Stadium in Anchorage. Powered… Continue reading

Allie Ostrander competes in a women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase preliminary heat Thursday, June 6, 2019, at the NCAA Div. I Track and Field Championships in Austin, Texas. (Photo provided by Boise State Athletics)

Ostrander advances to steeplechase final

The run at a historic three-peat for Boise State’s Allie Ostrander began Thursday night with a relatively easy preliminary win at the NCAA Division I… Continue reading

Allie Ostrander competes in a women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase preliminary heat Thursday, June 6, 2019, at the NCAA Div. I Track and Field Championships in Austin, Texas. (Photo provided by Boise State Athletics)

Oilers begin 2019 season tonight

The 2019 Alaska Baseball League season opens tonight on the road for the Peninsula Oilers with a 7 p.m. game with the Anchorage Bucs at… Continue reading

Ostrander to attempt another steeple/5K double

Boise State redshirt junior Allie Ostrander will begin a weekend that could see history made for the Broncos. The 2015 Kenai Central grad is attempting… Continue reading

Brown Bears go for offense in NAHL Draft

The Kenai River Brown Bears wanted more scoring, so that’s what they shot for in Tuesday’s North American Hockey League Draft. The Brown Bears used… Continue reading

Area track athletes complete season at Brian Young Invitational

Area track and field athletes completed their season at the Brian Young Invitational on Friday and Saturday at West Anchorage High School. Galen Brantley III… Continue reading

Homer’s season ends at DII state softball

The mood in the Homer Mariners dugout was somber Saturday morning after a 9-1 loss to Ketchikan ended the Mariners’ season at the Division II… Continue reading

Friday: Homer wins 2 of 3 at state softball, still in mix for title

The Homer Mariners won two of three games Friday to survive and advance in the Division II state softball tournament at Cartee Fields in Anchorage.… Continue reading

Rodeo is all about family

First major event of season kicks off at Soldotna Rodeo Grounds

Homer splits 1st day of state softball

They didn’t have the start they envisioned, but by the end of opening day at the Division II state softball tournament, head coach Bill Bell… Continue reading

Refuge notebook: A fun way to learn about natural resource stewardship

2019 marks the fifth year the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge has hosted a Game Warden Camp for local youth. This camp offers youth the chance… Continue reading

Tangled up in Blue: Showing up

The competition is constantly changing, wherever you go. A few weeks ago at the Exit Glacier Race, I came in second during the 5-kilometer race.… Continue reading

Kenai Central pitcher Gavin Petterson delivers a ball to Soldotna batter Kenny Griffin at the Soldotna baseball fields in April 2016. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Petterson named to All-NWAC 2nd team

Soldotna’s Gavin Petterson was recently named to the East Region All-NWAC Second Team after a stellar season of pitching. The 2017 Kenai Central grad posted… Continue reading

Kenai Central pitcher Gavin Petterson delivers a ball to Soldotna batter Kenny Griffin at the Soldotna baseball fields in April 2016. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai’s Steffensen hitting well in DII Junior College World Series

Kenai’s Paul Steffensen extended his college hitting streak to eight games Wednesday, helping third-seeded Mesa Community College advance in the National Junior College Athletic Association… Continue reading

Homer’s Grace Godfrey takes a swing at a pitch in a conference game against Soldotna, Tuesday, May 7, 2019, at the Soldotna softball fields. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Hot Homer bats ready to tackle DII state softball

The accolades won by the Homer softball team are plenty — three straight Northern Lights Conference titles and 19 state appearances in the last 20… Continue reading

Homer’s Grace Godfrey takes a swing at a pitch in a conference game against Soldotna, Tuesday, May 7, 2019, at the Soldotna softball fields. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Day at the beach

Mouth to Mouth Wild Run and Ride connects people to place

Homer’s Austin Shafford battles to control the ball while under pressure from Grace Christian’s Jackson Tanner during a Friday, May 24, 2019 game in the Division II state soccer championship tournament at Eagle River High School in Eagle River, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Kenai boys defend Division II soccer crown

The dark sky and pouring rain at Service High School made a fitting backdrop for a championship soccer game riddled with drama and high stakes… Continue reading

Homer’s Austin Shafford battles to control the ball while under pressure from Grace Christian’s Jackson Tanner during a Friday, May 24, 2019 game in the Division II state soccer championship tournament at Eagle River High School in Eagle River, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)