Sports

Out of the office: Taking our time on Tutka Backdoor Trail

“21 miles and 6,000 feet of climb? In four days?” The scene was the lobby of the Kenai Visitor and Cultural Center in mid-April, immediately… Continue reading

Oilers ready for ABL playoffs

Now that the Peninsula Oilers have made it to the big show, it’s time for them to shine. The Oilers slipped into the Alaska Baseball… Continue reading

Reeling ‘Em In: Finicky silvers have specific bait requirements, doncha know

It’s time to take a look at the fishing report for the week of July 30 - Aug. 5.

Chinooks help Oilers clinch ABL playoff spot

The Peninsula Oilers officially clinched a playoff spot in the Alaska Baseball League postseason Tuesday night without ever taking the field. The Oilers (15-29) ended… Continue reading

Oilers split doubleheader with Bucs, wait for playoff fate

The Peninsula Oilers finished their regular season Sunday at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai by splitting a doubleheader against the Anchorage Bucs. Now, Peninsula… Continue reading

Boise State redshirt junior and Kenai Central graduate Allie Ostrander throws up her arms after winning the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase title Saturday, June 8, 2019, at the Div. I track and field championships in Austin, Texas. (Photo provided by Boise State Athletics)

Ostrander takes 4th at nationals, qualifies for worlds

Allie Ostrander, a 2015 graduate of Kenai Central, qualified for the world track and field championsips in Qatar by taking fourth place in the 3,000-meter… Continue reading

Boise State redshirt junior and Kenai Central graduate Allie Ostrander throws up her arms after winning the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase title Saturday, June 8, 2019, at the Div. I track and field championships in Austin, Texas. (Photo provided by Boise State Athletics)

Race roundup: Cirque Series Alyeska, Moose Nugget Triathlon

Seward’s Erik Johnson and Anchorage’s Julianne Dickerson led mountain runners with Kenai Peninsula ties Sunday at the Cirque Series Alyeska mountain race. Runners can register… Continue reading

Twins see season end at state tournament

The Post 20 Twins saw their season end Sunday with a 4-3 loss to Juneau at the American Legion state tournament at Mulcahy Stadium in… Continue reading

Oilers rained out Saturday, play doubleheader Sunday

The Peninsula Oilers will close their regular season today with a crucial Alaska Baseball League doubleheader against the Anchorage Bucs at Coral Seymour Memorial Park… Continue reading

Twins defeat Dimond to stay alive at state

The Post 20 Twins blew out Dimond 11-0 Saturday to stay alive at the American Legion state tournament at Mulcahy Stadium in Anchorage. The Twins… Continue reading

Boise State redshirt junior and Kenai Central graduate Allie Ostrander throws up her arms after winning the women’s 3,000-kilometer steeplechase title Saturday, June 8, 2019, at the Div. I track and field championships in Austin, Texas. (Photo provided by Boise State Athletics)

Ostrander qualifies for national finals in 3,000-meter steeplechase

Allie Ostrander, a 2015 graduate of Kenai Central, qualified Friday for the finals of the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships… Continue reading

Boise State redshirt junior and Kenai Central graduate Allie Ostrander throws up her arms after winning the women’s 3,000-kilometer steeplechase title Saturday, June 8, 2019, at the Div. I track and field championships in Austin, Texas. (Photo provided by Boise State Athletics)

Crawford, Aldridge, Showalter triumph at Week 4 of Soldotna Cycle Series

Mike Crawford, Morgan Aldridge and Landen Showalter took the victories on Thursday at Soldotna Cycle Series Race 4 at Tsalteshi Trails. Crawford notched his first… Continue reading

Oilers blow out Bucs; move into tie for final playoff spot

The Peninsula Oilers moved into a tie with the Chugiak-Eagle River Chinooks on Thursday for the final spot in the Alaska Baseball League Top of… Continue reading

Twins set to open state play vs. South

The American Legion Twins will open up play in their 33rd straight state appearance today at Mulcahy Stadium in Anchorage. The Twins, who won state… Continue reading

Refuge notebook: Rising estuary still provides great bird habitats

What happens when the largest estuary on the Kenai Peninsula suddenly drops 2.3 meters in elevation and then rises slowly over the next half century?… Continue reading

In lieu of a photo of a deformed fingernail, the author shows off some funky fingernails and daydreams of a day soon when she can get a manicure without explaining what happened to her thumbnail. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)

Tangled up in Blue: Thumbs up

I accidentally ripped my fingernail out just as I was about to meet a large group of people. They all extended their hands toward me,… Continue reading

In lieu of a photo of a deformed fingernail, the author shows off some funky fingernails and daydreams of a day soon when she can get a manicure without explaining what happened to her thumbnail. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)

Walters, Youngren capture Salmon Run Series Week 3

Bradley Walters and Megan Youngren won Week 3 of the Salmon Run Series on Wednesday at Tsalteshi Trails. Walters finished the 5-kilometer course in 17… Continue reading

Oilers’ comeback comes up short against Bucs

A valiant comeback attempt came up short as the Peninsula Oilers fell to the Anchorage Bucs 8-6 on Wednesday in Alaska Baseball League action at… Continue reading

Reeling ‘Em In: Try Nick’s smart tips for catching silvers at The Fishin’ Hole

The key to get into the winner’s bracket is to remember a few simple facts.

Ostrander named Outdoor Track Scholar-Athlete of Year

Allie Ostrander, a 2015 graduate of Kenai Central, was named the Women’s Outdoor Track Scholar-Athlete of the Year on Monday by the U.S. Track and… Continue reading