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Cook Inlet Academy's Mason Zeigler goes up for a shot against Birchwood Christian's Tyler Huston at the Peninsula Conference tournament Thursday, March 18, 2021, at Soldotna High School in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Ninilchik boys, CIA girls make finals

Staff report The Cook Inlet Academy girls and Ninilchik boys moved to the finals of the Peninsula Conference tournament Thursday at Soldotna High School. The… Continue reading

Cook Inlet Academy's Mason Zeigler goes up for a shot against Birchwood Christian's Tyler Huston at the Peninsula Conference tournament Thursday, March 18, 2021, at Soldotna High School in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
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SoHi girls move to NLC semis

The Soldotna girls won and the Stars boys lost Thursday at the first day of the Northern Lights Conference tournament at Colony High School. The… Continue reading

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Tangled Up in Blue: Marathon Training

I want to brag for a second, although my self-deprecating side would argue this whole column is just a biweekly boast. After ignoring incessant calls… Continue reading

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A snowmachine at rest in front of the Snag Lake public use cabin. (Photo provided by USFWS)

Preparedness is key to staying safe in the backcountry

If you spend any time in the backcountry it’s bound to happen: an ankle sprain halfway into a day hike, the afternoon blowup that unexpectedly… Continue reading

A snowmachine at rest in front of the Snag Lake public use cabin. (Photo provided by USFWS)
Soldotna senior Morgan Bouschor signs her National Letter of Intent on Wednesday, March 17, 2021, at Soldotna High School in Soldotna, Alaska. Bouschor is with her father, Jeffrey, her mother, Chrissy, and brothers Eli and Zack. (Photo provided)

SoHi’s Bouschor signs with Portland Community College

Soldotna senior Morgan Bouschor signed a National Letter of Intent on Wednesday at Soldotna High School to play basketball for Portland Community College in Portland,… Continue reading

Soldotna senior Morgan Bouschor signs her National Letter of Intent on Wednesday, March 17, 2021, at Soldotna High School in Soldotna, Alaska. Bouschor is with her father, Jeffrey, her mother, Chrissy, and brothers Eli and Zack. (Photo provided)
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Lumen Christi carries top seeds into Peninsula Conference tournament

By JEFF HELMINIAK Peninsula Clarion There will be no room for error at a streamlined Peninsula Conference tournament Thursday through Saturday at Soldotna High School.… Continue reading

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Soldotna’s Morgan Bouschor looks for an outlet pass under pressure from Seward’s Shelby Sieminski as Soldotna’s Taylor Edwards looks on at Soldotna High School on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

SoHi girls, boys open with mysterious Kodiak

The Soldotna girls and boys basketball teams will open the postseason against a team that did not have a regular season. The Stars, both seeded… Continue reading

Soldotna’s Morgan Bouschor looks for an outlet pass under pressure from Seward’s Shelby Sieminski as Soldotna’s Taylor Edwards looks on at Soldotna High School on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
The Kenai Central High School cheerleading team cheers at the Southcentral Conference tournament Friday, March 16, 2021, at Nikiski High School in Nikiski, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Southcentral Conference cheerleading awards announced

The cheerleading awards for the Southcentral Conference were announced Tuesday: Region cheer team results: 1. Kenai Central; 2. Anchorage Christian Schools; 3. Homer. Coach of… Continue reading

The Kenai Central High School cheerleading team cheers at the Southcentral Conference tournament Friday, March 16, 2021, at Nikiski High School in Nikiski, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Anchorage’s Lars Arneson, a 2009 graduate of Cook Inlet Academy, passes Seward’s Erik Johnson to take seventh place at the Mount Marathon Race on July 4, 2018, in Seward. Johnson finished eighth.(Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Mount Marathon Race adjusts registration schedule

The Mount Marathon Race in Seward has made several adjustments to its registration schedule. The confirmation period for the 2021 roster to commit to the… Continue reading

Anchorage’s Lars Arneson, a 2009 graduate of Cook Inlet Academy, passes Seward’s Erik Johnson to take seventh place at the Mount Marathon Race on July 4, 2018, in Seward. Johnson finished eighth.(Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Nikiski’s Lillian Carstens drives to the basket while Soldotna’s Rhys Cannava defends Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021, at Nikiski High School in Nikiski, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Southcentral Conference announces hoops awards

Staff report The Southcentral Conference released its end-of-the-season awards Monday. The awards follow: 2021 Girls Southcentral Conference Awards Coach of the year — Curtis Berry,… Continue reading

Nikiski’s Lillian Carstens drives to the basket while Soldotna’s Rhys Cannava defends Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021, at Nikiski High School in Nikiski, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Kenai River Brown Bears forward Brandon Lajoie (arm raised) celebrates his first-period goal Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, against the Maine Nordiques at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Brown Bears to return home April 16

Nothing is for certain in the coronavirus pandemic, but the Kenai River Brown Bears are closer than ever to returning to the Soldotna Regional Sports… Continue reading

Kenai River Brown Bears forward Brandon Lajoie (arm raised) celebrates his first-period goal Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, against the Maine Nordiques at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
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Ice Dogs top Brown Bears

The Fairbanks Ice Dogs defeated the Kenai River Brown Bears 4-2 in North American Hockey League play Saturday at Red Baron Arena in Minnesota. The… Continue reading

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Houston's Hunter Jefferson and Homer's Clayton Beachy battle for the rebound Saturday, March 13, 2021, in the third-place game of the Southcentral Conference boys tournament at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Homer girls rally for 3rd place

The Homer girls basketball team remained eligible for the Class 3A state basketball tournament by defeating Redington 38-23 on Saturday in the third-place game of… Continue reading

Houston's Hunter Jefferson and Homer's Clayton Beachy battle for the rebound Saturday, March 13, 2021, in the third-place game of the Southcentral Conference boys tournament at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Head coach Jeff Swick and the Kenai Central girls basketball team celebrate earning a berth in the Class 3A state tounament after defeating Homer in the semifinals of the Southcentral Conference girls tournament Friday, March 12, 2021, at Nikiski High School in Nikiski, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai girls top Homer for state berth

Mariners boys lose to ACS in semis

Head coach Jeff Swick and the Kenai Central girls basketball team celebrate earning a berth in the Class 3A state tounament after defeating Homer in the semifinals of the Southcentral Conference girls tournament Friday, March 12, 2021, at Nikiski High School in Nikiski, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Kenai Central's Bridger Beck and Anchorage Christian Schools' Matt Sanders battle for the rebound at the Southcentral Conference tournament Thursday, March 11, 2021, at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Homer, Kenai girls to square off for state berth

Homer boys win on 1st day of conference tourney

Kenai Central's Bridger Beck and Anchorage Christian Schools' Matt Sanders battle for the rebound at the Southcentral Conference tournament Thursday, March 11, 2021, at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
The author gets warm with a mask at Alaska’s Matanuska Glacier on Sunday, March 7, 20201. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Out of the Office: Warming up to masks

A March 3 lead paragraph in a news story in The New York Times asked, “When can I throw away my mask?” For me, the… Continue reading

The author gets warm with a mask at Alaska’s Matanuska Glacier on Sunday, March 7, 20201. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Kenai National Wildlife Refuge staff groom Marsh Lake Trail for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. (Photo provided by USFWS)

Refuge Notebook: When life gives you lemons, make a trail

The cross-country ski trails adjacent to the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters and Visitor Center at the top of Ski Hill Road in Soldotna are… Continue reading

Kenai National Wildlife Refuge staff groom Marsh Lake Trail for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. (Photo provided by USFWS)
Homer head coach Chad Felice prepares his team March 4, 2021, against Kenai Central at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Area squads ready for Southcentral tourney

A lot has happened in the world, to say the least, between 2020 and 2021 Southcentral Conference matchups between the girls teams from Anchorage Christian… Continue reading

Homer head coach Chad Felice prepares his team March 4, 2021, against Kenai Central at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Peter Morgan of the Kenai River Brown Bears celebrates his goal with teammates Ryan Reid, Porter Schachle, Cody Moline and Dylan Hadfield on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, against the Springfield (Illinois) Jr. Blues at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Brown Bears hold off Ice Dogs

The Kenai River Brown Bears defeated the Fairbanks Ice Dogs 6-4 on Tuesday at the Breezy Point Hockey Center in Minnesota. The Brown Bears and… Continue reading

Peter Morgan of the Kenai River Brown Bears celebrates his goal with teammates Ryan Reid, Porter Schachle, Cody Moline and Dylan Hadfield on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, against the Springfield (Illinois) Jr. Blues at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
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Hoops roundup: Homer boys topple Seward

The visiting Homer boys basketball team used a strong second half to topple the Seahawks on Saturday in the regular season finale for both teams.… Continue reading

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