Sports

Steel sweep Brown Bears

The Kenai River Brown Bears were swept on the road against the Chippewa (Wisconsin) Steel, losing 8-2 on Friday and 5-0 on Saturday in North… Continue reading

  • Oct 5, 2019

Kenai swimmers sweep Seward Invitational

The Kenai girls and boys swimmers swept the Seward Invitational on Saturday in Seward. The Kardinals girls scored 404 points, while Soldotna had 391 and… Continue reading

Soldotna football tops Kenai, finishes perfect regular season

On Oct. 3, 2015, a Kenai Peninsula Pop Warner Jr. Midget team quarterbacked by an eighth-grader named Jersey Truesdell played a scrimmage at halftime of… Continue reading

Nikiski football tops Seward, clinches playoff spot

Clinching a spot in the playoffs. A homecoming victory. A win on senior day. Taking the first Fish Bowl trophy. The first home triumph of… Continue reading

CIA soccer wins, advances in conference tournament

The Cook Inlet Academy coed soccer team survived and advanced at the Borealis Conference tournament Thursday in Palmer with a 3-2 overtime win over Birchwood… Continue reading

  • Oct 3, 2019

Kenai volleyball holds off Seward

Kenai Central handled its business Thursday night on the volleyball court, picking up a 3-1 Southcentral Conference victory over Seward with game scores of 25-19,… Continue reading

Week 8 football preview: One last time before the playoffs

The final week of the prep football regular season arrives as a final act for some teams and a playoff primer for others. For Soldotna,… Continue reading

State cross-country preview: Daigle hopes hard work pays off

This summer, despite working long hours commercial fishing with her family, Homer senior Autumn Daigle would take a boat to areas where she could get… Continue reading

Taking the wild out of wildlife

I find this a little depressing. A 2018 study published by the National Academy of Sciences estimates that by weight, 70% of all birds on… Continue reading

The writer is seen in this ridiculous photo posted immediately to her mother’s Facebook as she leaves for Alaska in February 2017 with only one coat, the army jacket she wears in this photo. (Photo courtesy of Eileen Sorensen)

A little bit richer

I woke up this morning a bit richer. The Alaska Permanent Fund dividend landed in Alaskans’ bank accounts sometime early Thursday and mine was among… Continue reading

The writer is seen in this ridiculous photo posted immediately to her mother’s Facebook as she leaves for Alaska in February 2017 with only one coat, the army jacket she wears in this photo. (Photo courtesy of Eileen Sorensen)

Pigskin Pick ‘Em: NFL Week 5 shooting for better results

The fourth week of the NFL season was filled with upsets and baffling performances. Raise your hand if you had the Tampa Bay Bucs hanging… Continue reading

  • Oct 3, 2019

SoHi volleyball sweeps Nikiski

In building a strong season resume, the Soldotna Stars volleyball team has checked all the boxes in winning the games they ought to be winning.… Continue reading

Runners conquer rain, wind at Kenai River Marathon

A women’s running group from Homer, a pair prepping for the California International Marathon, and rainy, windy conditions prevailed Sunday at the Kenai River Marathon.… Continue reading

SoHi graduate Newbould takes 10th at U.S. Mountain Running Championships

Brandon Newbould, a 2000 graduate of Soldotna High School, took 10th in the 2019 U.S. Mountain Running Championships on Sunday in Waterville Valley, New Hampshire.… Continue reading

CIA has big weekend, moves up to No. 5 seed

The Cook Inlet Academy coed soccer team went 2-0 on the weekend to move up to the fifth seed in the nine-team Borealis Conference tournament,… Continue reading

SoHi football celebrates Martinelli, seniors before walloping Eagle River

Soldotna’s Northern Lights Conference showdown Saturday afternoon with Eagle River quickly turned into a blowout, which allowed for some early celebrating for the team and… Continue reading

Football: Nikiski pulls upset over Homer, Kenai eliminated

The Nikiski football team toppled the Homer Mariners 26-22 Saturday in Homer to set up a potential Div. III playoff clincher in the final week… Continue reading

Nikiski volleyball sweeps ACS, Grace

The Nikiski volleyball team commanded the floor Friday night in a 3-0 Southcentral Conference victory over Anchorage Christian Schools, winning with game scores of 25-20,… Continue reading

Kenai, SoHi, Homer all earn volleyball wins

The visiting Kenai Central volleyball team swept Seward on Friday in Southcentral Conference play to move to 1-2 in the league and 1-2 in nontournament… Continue reading

Homer’s Daigle, Soldotna’s Arthur win Region III XC crowns

Homer senior Autumn Daigle and Soldotna junior Erika Arthur won individual titles Saturday at the Region III cross-country meet at the Michael Janecek Running Trails… Continue reading