Sports

Track & Field preview: Who to watch in 2019

The towering snow piles are quickly melting away and the spring sun is radiating down on high school track and field teams around the Kenai… Continue reading

Ostrander posts top-10 historic time for 10K at Stanford

Boise State’s Allie Ostrander posted the 10th-fastest outdoor time in NCAA history for the women’s 10,000 meters with a scorching run Friday at the Stanford… Continue reading

Painting Lines

I have been drawing those lines my whole life.

Brown Bears lose final weekend series opener to Ice Dogs

The Kenai River Brown Bears got their final weekend of North American Hockey League play off to a slow start, dropping a 3-1 tilt to… Continue reading

The Seward and Kenai Central cheerleading squads pose after the March Madness Alaska state cheerleading competition at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage on March 20. Kenai, in the top row, is Samuel Ward, Hannah Olson, Nia Calvert, Arielle Hamar, Karley Harden, Sirinda Rongsakul, Morgan Mallory, Rileigh Pace, Keelin McGraw and Valerie Brophy. The Seward squad, bottom row, is Emilia Whitcomb, Kyrsten Johnson-Gray, Gaia Casagranda and Jessica Batubara. (Photo provided by Kenai Central)

Seward wins Division II state cheerleading crown; Kenai 2nd

The Seward cheerleading squad took first in Division II, while Kenai Central was second, on March 20 at the March Madness Alaska state cheerleading competition… Continue reading

The Seward and Kenai Central cheerleading squads pose after the March Madness Alaska state cheerleading competition at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage on March 20. Kenai, in the top row, is Samuel Ward, Hannah Olson, Nia Calvert, Arielle Hamar, Karley Harden, Sirinda Rongsakul, Morgan Mallory, Rileigh Pace, Keelin McGraw and Valerie Brophy. The Seward squad, bottom row, is Emilia Whitcomb, Kyrsten Johnson-Gray, Gaia Casagranda and Jessica Batubara. (Photo provided by Kenai Central)
Former Congressman John Dingell Jr., who passed away last month, with Regional Director Tom Melius and John Hartig, former manager of the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge, in 2017 (Photo by USFWS).

Refuge Notebook: The passing of a conservation hero

Last month, John D. Dingell Jr. passed away. He represented Michigan in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1955 through the next 60 years, making… Continue reading

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Former Congressman John Dingell Jr., who passed away last month, with Regional Director Tom Melius and John Hartig, former manager of the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge, in 2017 (Photo by USFWS).

Seward City Council names ball field for Ryan M. Lewis

The Seward City Council renamed Citizens Field to Ryan M. Lewis Field on Tuesday. Lewis passed away unexpectedly at 37 in February. According to his… Continue reading

Truesdell awarded Youth Pride of Alaska honor

Soldotna High junior Jersey Truesdell received the Youth Pride of Alaska Award in the annual Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Directors’ Awards announced Thursday. Truesdell… Continue reading

Results posted for final snowmachine drag races of season

Freddie’s Roadhouse, located at Mile 16 Oilwell Road in the Caribou Hills near Ninilchik, ended the snowmachine drag racing season Saturday with what it called… 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)

Runners with peninsula ties win Crazy Lazy V

The mountain running season kicked off Saturday with Crazy Lazy V in Palmer, a six-mile run that starts at the Lazy Mountain trail head, and… 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)

Saturday: Ice Dogs beat Bears, clinch Ravn Cup

The Fairbanks Ice Dogs defeated the Kenai River Brown Bears 5-1 on Saturday in North American Hockey League play at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex… Continue reading

3A state hoops: Nikiski girls clinch finals showdown, Kenai finishes 3rd

The Nikiski girls used a powerful fourth quarter to pick up a 62-54 tournament semifinal victory over Barrow Friday night at the Alaska Airlines Center,… Continue reading

Nikiski falls in 3A hoops title game to ACS

On the opening tip of Saturday’s Class 3A girls state title game, the Nikiski girls basketball team had a chance to snap a 13-year championship… Continue reading

West Valley boys soccer topples Soldotna

The West Valley boys soccer team defeated Soldotna 4-0 on Friday at The Dome in Anchorage. West Valley improved to 2-0 on the young season,… Continue reading

4A state hoops: SoHi boys, girls finish 5th after semifinal losses

In a tournament full of upsets, the Class 4A boys state basketball championships have been anything but predictable. That is why the crowd Friday at… Continue reading

3A hoops: Kenai, Nikiski

It wasn’t pretty, but the Nikiski girls are moving on in the Class 3A state championship tournament. The third-seeded Bulldogs staved off the sixth-seeded Valdez… Continue reading

Ice Dogs defeat Brown Bears

The Fairbanks Ice Dogs defeated the Kenai River Brown Bears 5-2 on Thursday in North American Hockey League play at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex.… Continue reading

In this scene from Andrei Tarkovsky’s 1962 film ‘Ivan’s Childhood,’ two characters kiss over a ravine in a birch forest.

Tangled up in Blue: In the birch grove

I’m ready for the snow to melt. I don’t want my fellow winter recreation enthusiasts to hate me for saying this, but as Seward is… Continue reading

In this scene from Andrei Tarkovsky’s 1962 film ‘Ivan’s Childhood,’ two characters kiss over a ravine in a birch forest.

West Valley boys soccer topples Kenai

The Kenai Central boys soccer team opened up its season with a 7-1 loss to West Valley at The Dome in Anchorage on Thursday in… Continue reading

Refuge notebook: 2 refuges on the Pacific Flyway share similarities, differences

In 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt established Pelican Island, off the coast of Florida, as the first federal refuge. This put migratory bird conservation as a… Continue reading