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Oilers win 1, lose 1 on road

The Peninsula Oilers continued their road trip by losing to the Anchorage Bucs 5-1 on Friday before defeating the Chugiak Chinooks 10-5 on Saturday. At… Continue reading

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Nikiski's Sue Coup throws out the first pitch at a ceremony honoring former Twins head coach and general manager Lance Coz on Saturday, July 3, 2021, at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Post 20, Twins honor Coz

Eagle River notches doubleheader sweep

Nikiski's Sue Coup throws out the first pitch at a ceremony honoring former Twins head coach and general manager Lance Coz on Saturday, July 3, 2021, at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Chad Anderson of Kasilof and Allie Ostrander guide Everett Anderson, 3, to the finish line Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at the Salmon Run Series at Tsalteshi Trails. Getting the free ride on Chad’s shoulders is Ben Anderson, 2. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

In-person races return to Tsalteshi this week

After no in-person races in the summer of 2020, in-person races are returning in force to Tsalteshi Trails just outside of Soldotna this week. “Events… Continue reading

Chad Anderson of Kasilof and Allie Ostrander guide Everett Anderson, 3, to the finish line Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at the Salmon Run Series at Tsalteshi Trails. Getting the free ride on Chad’s shoulders is Ben Anderson, 2. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
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Pilots blank Oilers

The Peninsula Oilers continued to have trouble with the Anchorage Glacier Pilots on Thursday in a 2-0 loss at Mulcahy Stadium in Anchorage. The Pilots… Continue reading

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Twins starting pitcher Harrison Metz delivers to Service on Thursday, July 1, 2021, at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Twins earn split with Service

The American Legion Twins split with Service on Thursday at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai, losing the league game 9-4 before coming back to… Continue reading

Twins starting pitcher Harrison Metz delivers to Service on Thursday, July 1, 2021, at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Kayakers paddle across Kenai Lake on Saturday, June 12, 2021, near Seward, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Out of the Office: Camping goals: Turn off the demands of work

‘Stand and stare’ a good motto for becoming a power camper.

Kayakers paddle across Kenai Lake on Saturday, June 12, 2021, near Seward, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
After a few days, the chick is getting stronger and showing promise for a potential successful release. (Photo by Marianne Clark)

Refuge Notebook: Do our feathered friends need help?

For many, summer in Alaska is signified by lupine in full bloom and the bugs coming out in force. The abundance of insects is also… Continue reading

After a few days, the chick is getting stronger and showing promise for a potential successful release. (Photo by Marianne Clark)
The Peninsula Oilers celebrate a two-run double by Bryce Marsh against the Anchorage Bucs on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Oilers top Bucs to win series

The Peninsula Oilers held off the Anchorage Bucs for a 4-3 victory Tuesday in Alaska Baseball League play at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai.… Continue reading

The Peninsula Oilers celebrate a two-run double by Bryce Marsh against the Anchorage Bucs on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Laker Aldridge of the Fairbanks Ice Dogs tries to solve Kenai River Brown Bears goalie Luke Pavicich on Friday, May 14, 2021, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Brown Bears announce 2021-22 schedule

The North American Hockey League released the schedule for its 47th season Tuesday and it contains great news for fans of the Kenai River Brown… Continue reading

Laker Aldridge of the Fairbanks Ice Dogs tries to solve Kenai River Brown Bears goalie Luke Pavicich on Friday, May 14, 2021, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Peninsula Oilers shortstop Trevor Antonson tags out Garrett Ostrander of the Anchorage Bucs on a steal attempt Monday, June 28, 2021, at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Oilers win Sunday, lose Monday vs. Bucs

The Peninsula Oilers defeated the Anchorage Bucs 5-2 on Sunday before falling 13-10 on Monday in Alaska Baseball League play at Coral Seymour Memorial Park… Continue reading

Peninsula Oilers shortstop Trevor Antonson tags out Garrett Ostrander of the Anchorage Bucs on a steal attempt Monday, June 28, 2021, at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
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Twins drop game to Fairbanks

The American Legion Twins lost 7-6 to Fairbanks on Sunday in league play at Mulcahy Stadium in Anchorage. The game was part of the Alaska… Continue reading

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Twins split with Ketchikan

The American Legion Twins split a doubleheader with Ketchikan in Anchorage on Saturday, winning the first game 9-2 before dropping the second contest 9-8. Both… Continue reading

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Results posted for Homer Spit Run

Staff report The Homer Spit Run 10K and half marathon was held on the Homer Spit on Saturday. Complete results follow: Men’s 10K — 1.… Continue reading

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Peninsula Oilers reliever Mose Hayes delivers to the Anchorage Bucs on Friday, June 26, 2021, at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Oilers rally for Saturday win

The Peninsula Oilers dropped a 4-1 decision to the Anchorage Bucs on Friday before rallying for a 5-4 victory Saturday in Alaska Baseball League play… Continue reading

Peninsula Oilers reliever Mose Hayes delivers to the Anchorage Bucs on Friday, June 26, 2021, at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
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 does not compete in 10,000

Allie Ostrander, a 2015 graduate of Kenai Central, did not compete in the 10,000-meter run Saturday at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials in… 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)
Allie Ostrander, third from left, competes in the women's 3000-meter steeplechase at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials on Thursday, June 24, 2021, in Eugene, Oregon. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Ostrander misses Olympics in steeplechase

Allie Ostrander, a 2015 graduate of Kenai Central High School, ran the fastest 3,000-meter steeplechase of her life Thursday at the U.S. Olympic Track and… Continue reading

Allie Ostrander, third from left, competes in the women's 3000-meter steeplechase at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials on Thursday, June 24, 2021, in Eugene, Oregon. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Map of wildfire history on the Kenai Peninsula. (From Wildland Fire Science)

Refuge Notebook: Living with fire on Kenai Peninsula

Thinking back to my childhood days in Alaska, I don’t recall wildfires being a regular occurrence. I’ve learned that I was uninformed at that time.… Continue reading

Map of wildfire history on the Kenai Peninsula. (From Wildland Fire Science)
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Tangled Up in Blue: Sidelined

I didn’t race in the Robert Spurr Memorial Hill Climb at Bird Ridge in Anchorage last Sunday. I went up to the trailhead, and walked… Continue reading

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Garrett Pennington of the Peninsula Oilers singles against the Mat-Su Miners on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Miners nip Oilers in rain-shortened game

Staff report The Mat-Su Miners defeated the Peninsula Oilers 2-1 on Wednesday in Alaska Baseball League action in a game shortened to five innings due… Continue reading

Garrett Pennington of the Peninsula Oilers singles against the Mat-Su Miners on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Peninsula Oilers starting pitcher Luke Yacinich delivers to the Mat-Su Miners on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Oilers’ Yacinich throws no-hitter

Staff report Luke Yacinich pitched a no-hitter as the Peninsula Oilers snapped a seven-game Alaska Baseball League losing streak by defeating the Mat-Su Miners 5-0… Continue reading

Peninsula Oilers starting pitcher Luke Yacinich delivers to the Mat-Su Miners on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)