Sports

Nikolaevsk volleyball advances to championship bracket at state

The Nikolaevsk volleyball team finished second in its bracket at the Mix Six state tournament at Dimond High School in Anchorage on Thursday to advance… Continue reading

Nikiski grad Thompson earns academic honor

Rachel Thompson, a 2015 graduate of Nikiski High School, earned honorable mention on the Pac-12 Conference All-Academic team. Thompson was one of nine from the… Continue reading

Tangled up in Blue: Old Tom Bombadil

I’ve been running into Tom Bombadil everywhere lately. The bright blue-eyed, enigmatically mysterious being (man isn’t the right word, but neither is creature) of J.R.R.… Continue reading

Refuge Notebook: Kenai blackfish came from Bethel

By MATT BOWSER Since learning that Alaska blackfish had been found in two small streams in the city of Kenai, I have wondered how they… Continue reading

Nikolaevsk set for Mix Six state tourney

The Nikolaevsk volleyball team will open play at the Mix Six state tournament at Dimond High School today after winning the Warriors’ sixth straight Denali… Continue reading

Nikiski wrestling beats Kenai on Kardinals senior night

The Kenai Central wrestling team celebrated a successful senior night Tuesday at Kenai Central High School, even as Nikiski made off with a 48-24 dual… Continue reading

Soldotna wrestlers top Homer in dual meet

The Soldotna wrestling team celebrated senior night by defeating Homer 47-32 on Tuesday at Soldotna Prep, but the matchup with the most pedigree didn’t even… Continue reading

Crawford, Aldridge take Freezer Food Series victories

Mike Crawford and Morgan Aldridge were the winners of the first Freezer Food Series race of the season Sunday at Tsalteshi Trails. Crawford won the… Continue reading

Murray stars again as Ice Dogs complete 3-game sweep of Brown Bears

The Jax Murray show continued Sunday at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. For the third straight night, Division I Arizona State University recruit netted the… Continue reading

Ice Dogs’ Murray in last minute of overtime Friday, Saturday to topple Bears

Fairbanks Ice Dogs forward Jax Murray scored the game-winning goal in the last minute of overtime Friday and Saturday to lead the Ice Dogs to… Continue reading

SoHi basketball to host Holiday Luau fundraiser

The Soldotna High School basketball programs will hold their Holiday Luau fundraiser on Dec. 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Soldotna High School… Continue reading

Out of the Office: What are men to rocks and mountains?

I’ve met a lot of addicts since moving to Alaska. Not the kind you think, though. My friends are constantly searching for their next fix… Continue reading

Series preview: Brown Bears vs. Ice Dogs

Kenai River Brown Bears head coach Josh Petrich and Fairbanks Ice Dogs head coach Trevor Stewart both are from Elk River, Minnesota, and are good… Continue reading

Andy Walker fits in fast with Brown Bears

Before trading for Andy Walker prior to this season, Kenai River Brown Bears head coach Josh Petrich looked at the forward entering his last year… Continue reading

Refuge notebook: Species-packing into Biosphere 2

By TONY BURGESS In 1991, Biosphere 2 was launched in Oracle, Arizona. It is a 3-acre structure built to enclose seven biomes or habitats: rain… Continue reading

Homer wrestlers blow past Kenai

The host Homer wrestling team racked up 10 forfeits in notching a 75-6 victory over Kenai Central on Wednesday. Of the four matches that were… Continue reading

Homer hockey blasts Kenai

Fans that came expecting another shootout between Homer and Kenai Central like last Friday’s 7-5 score at the End of the Road Shootout tournament were… Continue reading

Soldotna wrestlers topple Nikiski

Soldotna coach Neldon Gardner looked at the four forfeits his team would be giving up Tuesday night in a dual meet at Nikiski and had… Continue reading

Lancer Smith lives up to billing as toughest wrestling tourney

WASILLA — The Lancer Smith Memorial is billed as the toughest wrestling tournament in the state. Saturday, the event, once again, lived up to its… Continue reading

Service takes End of Road Shootout; Wasilla, Homer tied for 2nd

The Service Cougars capped a perfect weekend Saturday at the End of the Road Shootout in Homer with a lopsided 11-0 victory over Kenai Central.… Continue reading