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Pigskin Pick’Em: Covering the point spreads proving to be a tricky game

Tackling NFL point spreads isn’t for the faint of heart. Need evidence? Just take a look at last Sunday’s games. The New York Jets, 10-point… Continue reading

  • Oct 15, 2014
  • By Nolan Rose

Soldotna netters take Kenai in sweep

There was a lot on the line Tuesday night, and the host Soldotna volleyball team responded with a 25-19, 25-17 and 25-17 Northern Lights Conference… Continue reading

Soldotna collects 8 wins at Seward Invitational swim meet

The Soldotna swimming team led the Kenai Peninsula with eight victories Saturday at the Seward Invitational. Team scores were not available as the Clarion went… Continue reading

  • Oct 11, 2014
  • By Staff Report
Soldotna's Haley Miller tries to tip the ball past the Palmer block during a 3-2 loss to the Moose Oct. 11 at Palmer High School.

SoHi, Kenai have tough volleyball trip to Valley

PALMER — Just as it seemed like everything had fallen apart for the Palmer Moose, a sudden shift in momentum pushed Palmer to victory. Palmer… Continue reading

  • Oct 11, 2014
  • By Jeremiah Bartz
Soldotna's Haley Miller tries to tip the ball past the Palmer block during a 3-2 loss to the Moose Oct. 11 at Palmer High School.
Photo by Jeremiah Bartz/Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman Cook Inlet Academy's Johnny Smithwick dribbled the ball up the field Friday against Wasilla Lake Christian in Wasilla.

CIA coed soccer wraps up Borealis Conference crown

The Cook Inlet Academy coed soccer team wrapped up its fourth-straight Aurora Borealis Conference championship in Wasilla on Thursday through Saturday. CIA polished off Delta… Continue reading

  • Oct 12, 2014
  • By Staff Report
Photo by Jeremiah Bartz/Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman Cook Inlet Academy's Johnny Smithwick dribbled the ball up the field Friday against Wasilla Lake Christian in Wasilla.
From left, Kenai's Jace Baker (12),and Kyle Hunter (61) team up to stop North Pole's Andrew Rogers.  Photo by Michael Dinneen for the Clarion.

North Pole gets past Kenai Central in football semis

One year after losing a state semifinal game against Soldotna, the North Pole Patriots are headed back to a rematch with the Stars in next… Continue reading

From left, Kenai's Jace Baker (12),and Kyle Hunter (61) team up to stop North Pole's Andrew Rogers.  Photo by Michael Dinneen for the Clarion.

Brown Bears earn split with Bobcats

The Kenai River Brown Bears earned a weekend split with the Bismarck (North Dakota) Bobcats with a 5-2 victory Saturday at the Soldotna Regional Sports… Continue reading

SoHi defensive coordinator Eric Pomerlau is doused by happy Stars players, from left, Ty Fenont (7), Jared Chavez (8), Brenner Furlong (40) and Dalton Best (66).

Stars roll past Juneau and into state final

For a school that is known for its magic tricks on the football field, the Soldotna Stars proved that they can win games with sound… Continue reading

SoHi defensive coordinator Eric Pomerlau is doused by happy Stars players, from left, Ty Fenont (7), Jared Chavez (8), Brenner Furlong (40) and Dalton Best (66).

Nikiski routs Seward to gain 4th straight title game

The way the Nikiski Bulldogs celebrated their 48-0 state semifinal victory Friday night over Seward, you’d think they had just earned their first small-schools championship… Continue reading

Friday: Bobcats take down Brown Bears

The Kenai River Brown Bears’ 4-1 loss to the Bismarck (North Dakota) Bobcats on Friday at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex can be summed up… Continue reading

Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion Soldotna High School's Bailey Blumentritt catches a pass, Saturday, August 30, 2014 during the varsity game against Thunder Mountain high school at Soldotna High School in Soldotna, Alaska.

Stars, Kards, Bulldogs set for playoff tests

Anyone holding the belief that a football team has a clear path to the state championship only needs to look at Saturday’s regular season finale… Continue reading

Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion Soldotna High School's Bailey Blumentritt catches a pass, Saturday, August 30, 2014 during the varsity game against Thunder Mountain high school at Soldotna High School in Soldotna, Alaska.

Soldotna volleyball loses to Wasilla

The Soldotna volleyball team got its Valley swing off to a rough start Thursday evening at Wasilla, dropping a 3-1 match to the Warriors.Wasilla won… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2014
  • By Staff Report

CIA starts Borealis tourney with convincing win

The Cook Inlet Academy coed soccer team started the Borealis Conference tournament in Wasilla on Thursday with a convincing 13-0 win over Nenana.The Eagles led… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2014
  • By Staff Report

Series preview: Brown Bears, Bobcats both looking to get back on right track

Both the Bismarck (North Dakota) Bobcats and the Kenai River Brown Bears enter today’s and Saturday’s games at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex hungry for… Continue reading

Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Kenai River Brown Bears' Tyler Andrews looks for an opening during a game against the Minot, North Dakota Minotauros October 3, 2014 at the Soldotna Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska.

Brown Bears’ Andrews shows the difference a year can make

How impressive has the start of the season been for Brown Bears captain and defenseman Tyler Andrews?About as unimpressive as the beginning of the campaign… Continue reading

Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Kenai River Brown Bears' Tyler Andrews looks for an opening during a game against the Minot, North Dakota Minotauros October 3, 2014 at the Soldotna Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska.

Pigskin Pick’Em: The zany keeps getting zanier

Has there ever been a football weekend filled with more upsets and general zaniness than the one we’re still recovering from? The Kenai Kardinals gave… Continue reading

  • Oct 8, 2014
  • By Nolan Rose

SoHi sweeps Nikiski netters

The Nikiski volleyball squad incurred a 3-set sweep at the hands of Soldotna — a school that is in a different conference and class —… Continue reading

Nikiski volleyball sweeps Bethel

The Nikiski volleyball team won nonconference matches Friday and Saturday in Bethel.Friday, the Bulldogs (7-4 overall) won 25-8, 25-15 and 25-16. Rachel Thompson had 12… Continue reading

  • Oct 5, 2014
  • By Staff Report
Ostrander wraps up 3rd Class 4A title

Ostrander wraps up 3rd Class 4A title

Kenai Central senior Allie Ostrander crossed the finish line Saturday on the Bartlett High School running trails to claim the Class 4A girls state cross-country… Continue reading

Ostrander wraps up 3rd Class 4A title

Nikiski, Homer notched football victories

Nikiski head coach Ted Riddall was not at the Bulldogs’ game against Seward on Saturday. Unfortunately for the Seahawks, running back Christian Riddall was present.… Continue reading

  • Oct 5, 2014
  • By Staff Report