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Homer’s Daisy Kettle battles for the ball with Palmer’s Avery Hill in a Friday, May 24, 2019 game during the Division II state soccer championship tournament at West Anchorage High School in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

State girls soccer: SoHi 2nd, Homer 4th, Kenai 5th

After making it further than they ever have before, the Soldotna girls soccer team finished second at the Division II state soccer championships in a… Continue reading

Homer’s Daisy Kettle battles for the ball with Palmer’s Avery Hill in a Friday, May 24, 2019 game during the Division II state soccer championship tournament at West Anchorage High School in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer takes 3rd-straight NLC tourney crown

The Homer softball team won a third straight Northern Lights Conference title in convincing fashion Saturday at the Soldotna Little League fields. The Mariners topped… Continue reading

Allie Ostrander, a Boise State redshirt junior and 2015 graduate of Kenai Central, competes in the 3,000-meter steeplechase Friday, May 24, 2019, in the NCAA West Preliminary Round in Sacramento, California. (Photo provided by Boise State Athletics)

Ostrander returns to national championship in 3,000-meter steeplechase, 5K; Theisen finishes 2nd in Division II steeplechase; McCormick collects more All-American honors

Allie Ostrander, a 2015 graduate of Kenai Central, qualified for the national championship in the 3,000-meter steeplechase Friday at the NCAA West Preliminary Round in… Continue reading

Allie Ostrander, a Boise State redshirt junior and 2015 graduate of Kenai Central, competes in the 3,000-meter steeplechase Friday, May 24, 2019, in the NCAA West Preliminary Round in Sacramento, California. (Photo provided by Boise State Athletics)

Kenai girls win Division II state track title

The Kenai Central girls won the Division II state track title Saturday at Palmer High School. “We finished first at regions, and we knew after… Continue reading

Southcentral baseball: SoHi, Kenai, Homer see seasons end

The Homer, Kenai Central and Soldotna baseball teams came up short of a state berth at the Southcentral Conference tournament Thursday, Friday and Saturday at… Continue reading

Homer’s Phinny Weston delivers a free kick against a line of Ketchikan defenders Thursday, May 23, 2019, at the Div. II state soccer championships at West High School. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Boys state soccer day 1: Kenai cruises, Homer falls in epic OT

If the Homer boys were any closer, they would be state semifinalists. Instead, the Mariners will have to settle for playing for fourth place after… Continue reading

Homer’s Phinny Weston delivers a free kick against a line of Ketchikan defenders Thursday, May 23, 2019, at the Div. II state soccer championships at West High School. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Southcentral Conference baseball: Area teams must come back through 2nd-place bracket

Kenai Peninsula baseball teams will have to come back through the second-place bracket if they want to earn state berths at the Southcentral Conference baseball… Continue reading

Kenai Central goalkeeper Kailey Hamilton wards off a penalty kick shot from North Pole late in a game Thursday, May 23, 2019, at the Div. II state soccer championships in Eagle River. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Girls state soccer day 1: Kenai girls survive in OT, SoHi wins, Homer falls

The Kenai Central girls wasted no time in delivering the drama Thursday morning at the Division II state soccer championships. The Kardinals survived and advanced… Continue reading

Kenai Central goalkeeper Kailey Hamilton wards off a penalty kick shot from North Pole late in a game Thursday, May 23, 2019, at the Div. II state soccer championships in Eagle River. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Out of the office: Ruffled feathers

Life often has a funny way of coming full circle. I like to think I’m a pretty rational person. I also like to think that… Continue reading

Tsalteshi to hold cleanup day Saturday

Tsalteshi Trails will hold a trail cleanup day Saturday. Those interested can meet at the wax shack at the Skyview trail head at 11 a.m.… Continue reading

NLC softball tourney: Homer looks to hold off challengers

Now in its third edition, the Northern Lights Conference tournament was created to increase the level of competition in the conference and sharpen the two… Continue reading

A raven flies off with a couple of tortillas in Hidden Lake Campground. (Photo by Amber Kraxberger-Linson/Kenai National Wildlife Refuge)

Refuge notebook: Ready. Set. Camp!

Summer is coming to the Kenai Peninsula. Days are getting longer, birds are returning to raise their young, and Alaskans are digging out their camping… Continue reading

A raven flies off with a couple of tortillas in Hidden Lake Campground. (Photo by Amber Kraxberger-Linson/Kenai National Wildlife Refuge)
Kenai sophomore Alyssa Bucho (right) hands the baton off to senior teammate Tekaiya Rich in the girls 400-meter sprint relay April 27, 2019, at the Kenai Invitational at Ed Hollier Field. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Peninsula teams ready for state track meet

Peninsula track and field teams have proven this season that they shine brightest when the pressure is on. At last week’s Region III championship held… Continue reading

Kenai sophomore Alyssa Bucho (right) hands the baton off to senior teammate Tekaiya Rich in the girls 400-meter sprint relay April 27, 2019, at the Kenai Invitational at Ed Hollier Field. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)
Soldotna’s David Michael tags first base ahead of Wasilla’s Clancy O’Donnell in a Southcentral Conference contest Thursday, May 2, 2019, at the Soldotna Baseball Fields. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Region baseball teams enter tourney looking for magic

If recent history is any indication of what to expect at the Southcentral Conference baseball tournament, then peninsula teams should be licking their chops this… Continue reading

Soldotna’s David Michael tags first base ahead of Wasilla’s Clancy O’Donnell in a Southcentral Conference contest Thursday, May 2, 2019, at the Soldotna Baseball Fields. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)
Homer’s Phinny Weston (right) and Kenai’s Travis Verkuilen battle for the ball during the championship boys soccer game of the Peninsula Conference Tournament on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. The Mariners won 1-0. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

State soccer tourney preview: Familiarity with foes means little

The five Kenai Peninsula teams that qualified for the Division II state soccer tournament, which will be played today through Saturday in Anchorage, have opponents… Continue reading

Homer’s Phinny Weston (right) and Kenai’s Travis Verkuilen battle for the ball during the championship boys soccer game of the Peninsula Conference Tournament on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. The Mariners won 1-0. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Results posted for Exit Glacier Race

The 37th annual Exit Glacier Race was held Saturday in Seward on Exit Glacier Road. Winners included Amanda Scott in 35 minutes, 33 seconds in… Continue reading

Area results posted for massive Gold Nugget Triathlon

A handful of Kenai Peninsula athletes traveled north Sunday to compete in the Gold Nugget Triathlon in Anchorage, which features a 500-yard swim, 12-mile bike… Continue reading

Homer’s Paige Jones (center) passes off the ball to teammate Zoe Stonorov (No. 18) under pressure from Kenai’s Olivia Brewer during the semifinal game of the Peninsula Conference Soccer Tournament on Friday, May 17, 2019 at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Kenai girls soccer earns at-large bid to state; Nikiski boys not selected

The Kenai Central girls soccer team earned an at-large berth to the Division II state soccer tournament, which will be in Anchorage on Thursday through… Continue reading

Homer’s Paige Jones (center) passes off the ball to teammate Zoe Stonorov (No. 18) under pressure from Kenai’s Olivia Brewer during the semifinal game of the Peninsula Conference Soccer Tournament on Friday, May 17, 2019 at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

SoHi pulls out rare Region III track sweep; Kenai girls win Class 3A title

The only thing likely moving faster than the athletes Saturday at the Region III track and field championships was the number-crunching going on in Soldotna… Continue reading

Homer’s Paige Jones saves a penalty kick from Soldotna during the girls championship game of the Peninsula Conference Soccer Tournament on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

SoHi girls, Homer boys win conference soccer titles

For the very first time, the Homer boys soccer team won a conference tournament championship, topping Kenai Central on Saturday on the turf at Homer… Continue reading

Homer’s Paige Jones saves a penalty kick from Soldotna during the girls championship game of the Peninsula Conference Soccer Tournament on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)