Sports

Kenai Crewsers compete at regatta

The Moose Nugget Regatta was held at Wasilla Lake on Saturday and Sunday. The 1,000-meter sprint rowing regatta saw 65 rowers compete in 36 events… Continue reading

Homer wrestlers perform well at national tourney

McKenzie Cook, a wrestler at Homer High School, took first place in her weight class last week at the 2019 U.S. Marine Corps Junior and… Continue reading

Race roundup: Grace Ridge, Hope Wagon Run, Crow Pass, 12-peaks Challenge

Michael Moerlein and Erin McKittrick won the Grace Ridge Race on Saturday across Kachemak Bay from Homer. Moerlein finished the course, which is 8.9 miles… Continue reading

Twins top South for American Division crown

The American Legion Twins defeated South 4-2 on Sunday in Anchorage to wrap up the American Division title on the final day of the regular… Continue reading

Oilers end tough road trip by snapping 7-game skid in dramatic fashion

The Peninsula Oilers snapped a seven-game losing streak with a crucial 6-2 win over the host Chugiak-Eagle River Chinooks in 12 innings Saturday. The game… Continue reading

  • Jul 21, 2019

With fun all around, focus stays on rugby at Kenai Dipnet Fest tourney

The Millennium Square rugby pitch used for the Kenai Dipnet Fest Rugby 10’s Tourney, hosted by Kenai Wolfpack, is a short walk from three things.… Continue reading

Mountain biking keeps booming at Tsalteshi

It’s not about the bikes, though they are lighter and perform better and more consistenly than ever before. It’s also not about the trails, though… Continue reading

Twins start road trip with win, two losses; still alive for American Division crown

After a 6-3 loss to Service on Friday, a 4-2 loss to Ketchikan on Saturday and a 14-1 victory over Ketchikan on Saturday, the American… Continue reading

Rotary Unity Run sees all 1st-time winners

The 15th annual Rotary Unity Run had four first-time winners Saturday at Tsalteshi Trails. The 5-kilometer winners were a pair who attended Kenai Central High… Continue reading

Pilots send Oilers to 6th straight loss, out of ABL playoff picture

The Peninsula Oilers bats fell silent Thursday night in a 3-1 loss to the Anchorage Glacier Pilots at Mulcahy Stadium. Anchorage starter Matthew Sanchez carried… Continue reading

Nate Rochon cleans our fish after dip netting in the Kasilof River, on June 25, 2019, in Kasilof, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Dipping into dipnetting

The net needed to be assembled. The two pieces, one very long rod, connected to a shorter rod with a large square net, is awkward… Continue reading

Nate Rochon cleans our fish after dip netting in the Kasilof River, on June 25, 2019, in Kasilof, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Refuge notebook: The many faces of the Swan Lake Fire

The smoke hung low in the valley as we walked down a dozer line to its end where a clearing had been created. Just weeks… Continue reading

Prep coaching turnover: Kupferschmid leaves SoHi volleyball program

Nine head coaches will be departing peninsula high school varsity sports programs this spring, and eight of them leave behind 16 combined years of head-coaching… Continue reading

Oilers to hold cornhole fundraiser Sunday

The Peninsula Oilers will hold a cornhole tournament as a fundraiser Sunday at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai. Diana Tice, executive assistant for the… Continue reading

Walters takes Salmon Run Series Week 2

Bradley Walters took Week 2 of the Salmon Run Series on Wednesday at Tsalteshi Trails. Walters finished the 5-kilometer course at 17 minutes, 29 seconds,… Continue reading

Bucs had Oilers a 5th straight loss

The Peninsula Oilers continued to struggle on their current road trip, falling to the Anchorage Bucs 7-4 on Wednesday at Mulcahy Stadium in Anchorage in… Continue reading

Oilers drop 4th straight, teeter on edge of ABL playoff spot

The Peninsula Oilers lost their fourth straight Tuesday night at Mulcahy Stadium with a 3-1 loss to the Anchorage Bucs in Alaska Baseball League action.… Continue reading

Twins pitcher Mose Hayes (14) slides safely into home ahead of the tag of Palmer catcher Brady Shults Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Hayes dodges rain, runs to help Twins beat Palmer

Barely eight minutes after first pitch, the Legion Twins and Palmer Moose were running for cover from a passing shower that soaked Coral Seymour Memorial… Continue reading

Twins pitcher Mose Hayes (14) slides safely into home ahead of the tag of Palmer catcher Brady Shults Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Oilers’ Messinger nabs ABL All-Star Game MVP; Oilers lose Monday to Bucs

Peninsula Oilers shortstop Skyler Messinger was named the MVP of the Alaska Baseball League All-Star Game on Sunday at Mulcahy Stadium in Anchorage. The Oilers… Continue reading

Powder Puff winner Brenda Robson drives a victory lap with the checkered flag Saturday, July 13, 2019, at Twin City Raceway in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Powder Puff races unleash the girl power

A race car doesn’t know who’s driving it. So when Saturday night’s Powder Puff main feature took the green flag, the ladies at the wheel… Continue reading

Powder Puff winner Brenda Robson drives a victory lap with the checkered flag Saturday, July 13, 2019, at Twin City Raceway in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)