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Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Soldotna's Makayla Wong looks for an opening to pass during their game against Dimond Friday Jan. 17, 2014 in Soldotna, Alaska.

Stars ready to face West at state

Now that the Soldotna girls have clinched a spot at the Class 4A state basketball tournament in Anchorage, they can breathe easier.But they won’t be… Continue reading

Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Soldotna's Makayla Wong looks for an opening to pass during their game against Dimond Friday Jan. 17, 2014 in Soldotna, Alaska.

Duwe plays big role for UAA

Soldotna High School and Kenai River Brown Bears product Brad Duwe had the game-winning goals Friday and Saturday as the University of Alaska Anchorage defeated… Continue reading

  • Mar 15, 2014
  • By Staff Report

Boys 1A: Seldovia starts with win in double OT

The Seldovia boys hoops team sure knows how to start a state tournament in style. Hopefully, they know how to finish one too.Seldovia kicked off… Continue reading

Friday: Wildcats defeat Brown Bears

The Kenai River Brown Bears lost a valuable opportunity to make up ground in the playoff chase, falling 3-1 to the host Wichita Falls (Texas)… Continue reading

  • Mar 14, 2014
  • By Staff Report
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Cook Inlet Academy's Kendall Toplin drives the ball down the court during a Jan. 24, 2014 game in Soldotna, Alaska.

CIA girls look to defend state title

The Cook Inlet Academy girls basketball team has little reason to be overconfident heading into the Class 1A state tournament. But the Eagles also have… Continue reading

Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Cook Inlet Academy's Kendall Toplin drives the ball down the court during a Jan. 24, 2014 game in Soldotna, Alaska.

Basketball culture propels Seldovia to state

Seldovia is not one of those schools that is going to make the Class 1A state tournament for 10 straight years.The population of boys and… Continue reading

Focus on fundamentals pays off for Nikolaevsk girls, boys

Like anything with a solid foundation, the girls and boys basketball programs are built to stick around for a while.The boys and girls are coached… Continue reading

Bears visit Wildcats for crucial games in playoff chase

As is often the case in the playoff chase in the tough North American Hockey League Midwest Division, the Kenai River Brown Bears fell further… Continue reading

SoHi girls earn WPI berth to state

For the second year in a row, the Soldotna girls basketball team was announced Sunday as a Winning Percentage Index qualifier to the Class 4A… Continue reading

Peninsula Conference announces all-conference awards

The all-conference awards for the Peninsula Conference were announced at the end of the tournament Saturday. The awards follow:BOYSCoach of the year — Mark Janes,… Continue reading

  • Mar 9, 2014
  • By Staff Report

All-Southcentral Conference teams announced

The All-Southcentral Conference teams were announced following the tournament Saturday in Cordova. The teams follow:GIRLSCoach of the Year — Kyle McFall, Skyview.MVP — Dallas Dickerson,… Continue reading

  • Mar 9, 2014
  • By Staff Report

All-Northern Lights Conference announced

The All-Northern Lights Conference teams were announced during the tournament this weekend. The squads follow:All-Northern Lights ConferenceNLC GirlsPlayer of the Year: Jerica Nelson, Kodiak.Coach of… Continue reading

  • Mar 9, 2014
  • By Staff Report

Saturday at the Southcentral Tournament

The Anchorage Christian Schools girls basketball team defended its Southcentral Conference crown Saturday with a 69-31 victory over Nikiski at Cordova High School. Nikiski still… Continue reading

  • Mar 9, 2014
  • By Staff Report
Soldotna's Austin Kruse and River Calloway get in front of Zack Garnett's shot during a win over the Warriors at Colony High.

Northern Lights Conference tournament roundup

PALMER — The Soldotna Stars knew their season was ending Saturday, and Soldotna capped the year guns blazing. Soldotna knocked down 11 3-pointers en route… Continue reading

  • Mar 8, 2014
  • By Jeremiah Bartz
Soldotna's Austin Kruse and River Calloway get in front of Zack Garnett's shot during a win over the Warriors at Colony High.
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion Nikolaevsk Warrior Kilina Klaich reacts with Megan Hickman after their win against the Cook Inlet Academy Eagles Friday March 7, 2014 at Skyview High School in Soldotna, Alaska.  The Warriors will advance to the small school state championship as the result of the game.

Nikolaevsk girls beat CIA, moving on to 1A state tournament

The championship-winning teams from the Peninsula Conference tournament at Skyview High School got a chance to celebrate Saturday by cutting down the nets on the… Continue reading

Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion Nikolaevsk Warrior Kilina Klaich reacts with Megan Hickman after their win against the Cook Inlet Academy Eagles Friday March 7, 2014 at Skyview High School in Soldotna, Alaska.  The Warriors will advance to the small school state championship as the result of the game.
Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Seldovia Sea Otter Calem Collier watches as Nikolaevsk Warrior Jaruby Nelson shoots during their game Friday March 7, 2014 at Skyview High School in Soldotna, Alaska.

Seldovia, Nikolaevsk boys break state droughts in Peninsula Conference tourney

The last time the Nikolaevsk boys hoops team qualified for the state tournament, coach Steve Klaich missed the game that put them in. At least… Continue reading

Photo by Rashah McChesney/Peninsula Clarion  Seldovia Sea Otter Calem Collier watches as Nikolaevsk Warrior Jaruby Nelson shoots during their game Friday March 7, 2014 at Skyview High School in Soldotna, Alaska.

Brown Bears sweep IceRays

The Kenai River Brown Bears snapped a four-game losing streak with a two-game sweep of the host Corpus Christi (Texas) IceRays on Friday and Saturday.… Continue reading

  • Mar 7, 2014
  • By Staff Report

Area skiers compete at Junior Nationals

Peninsula skiers Sadie Fox and Hannah Pothast of Soldotna and Travis Cooper of Kenai Central competed in the 2014 USSA Cross Country Junior Championships this… Continue reading

  • Mar 8, 2014
  • By Staff Report

Friday at the Southcentral Conference tournament

The Nikiski girls basketball team used a monster fourth quarter to clinch its first Class 3A state tournament berth since 2009 on Friday at the… Continue reading

  • Mar 7, 2014
  • By Staff Report

Colony sweeps Soldotna at NLC tourney

PALMER — Sometimes to win big games, it takes a different player to hit the big shots. Eric Nygard was that player Friday night. The… Continue reading

  • Mar 8, 2014
  • By By JEREMIAH BARTZ