Sports

Prep ski teams look for snow as season dawns

It’s been 19 straight years a peninsula team has won a region ski team championship, and local ski coaches want to keep it rolling. They… Continue reading

Ostrander nabs 6th at NCAA Division I Cross Country nationals; McCormick, Bergholtz run at regions; Thompson’s season ends in net

Allie Ostrander, a 2015 graduate of Kenai Central, finished sixth in the NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships on Saturday in Madison, Wisconsin. Ostrander, a… Continue reading

Kenai, Homer hockey lose on 1st day

The Service and Wasilla hockey programs dropped the puck Thursday night with a pair of wins at the End of the Road Shootout at the… Continue reading

Tangled up in Blue: Hectic serenity of winter

It’s been a hectic winter for me so far, which is something for which I wasn’t prepared. In fact, I’m writing this column a full… Continue reading

Refuge Notebook: Wildfire apprentice catches the fire bug

By ALLIE CUNNINGHAM Let’s go back to the beginning. On a day in late August 2016, I found myself on a steep slope in Lolo… Continue reading

Nikiski senior Bethany Carstens signs her letter of intent to play at Division I basketball at Chicago State University in a ceremony Thursday at Nikiski High School. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Nikiski’s Carstens signs to play Div. I hoops

This is a week that Nikiski’s Bethany Carstens will always remember. Last Saturday, the Nikiski senior helped lead the Bulldogs to their first high school… Continue reading

Nikiski senior Bethany Carstens signs her letter of intent to play at Division I basketball at Chicago State University in a ceremony Thursday at Nikiski High School. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Ostrander earns West Region Athlete of Year

Boise State redshirt junior Allie Ostrander was named the West Region Women’s Athlete of the Year this week in a press release by the US… Continue reading

Magicians sweep Brown Bears

The Kenai River Brown Bears were swept by the Minnesota Magicians on Friday and Saturday at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in North American Hockey… Continue reading

Homer takes 4th at ACS Invite

Bethel won the ACS Denali Auto Glass Invite on Saturday at Anchorage Christian Schools. The Warriors scored 154.5 points, while Homer led the Kenai Peninsula… Continue reading

Homer, SoHi finish play at Palmer Hockey Showdown

By JEREMIAH BARTZ Frontiersman.com PALMER — Colony and Wasilla capped the Palmer Hockey Showdown with victories during the final day of the round-robin tournament Saturday… Continue reading

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The Nikiski Bulldogs display the championship trophy Saturday after the Class 3A state volleyball final against Valdez at the Alaska Airlines Center. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Nikiski captures state volleyball crown

It took 728 days, but the Nikiski volleyball team finally finished what it started. Two years after suffering a heartbreaking championship loss at the Class… Continue reading

The Nikiski Bulldogs display the championship trophy Saturday after the Class 3A state volleyball final against Valdez at the Alaska Airlines Center. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Brown Bears’ Komuls commits to UAF

When he was just 16, Kenai River Brown Bears defenseman Markuss Komuls left his home country of Latvia to come to the United States and… Continue reading

Nikiski grad Thompson helps WSU into 2nd round

The host Washington State soccer team, featuring 2015 Nikiski graduate Rachel Thompson in net, defeated Montana 5-1 on Friday to advance to the second round… Continue reading

Kenai Central’s Ostrander wins West Region XC title

Allie Ostrander, a 2015 graduate of Kenai Central, turned in a dominant victory Friday at the NCAA West Region championship in Sacramento, California. Ostrander, a… Continue reading

SoHi eliminated from 4A state volleyball tourney

The Soldotna Stars were eliminated from the Class 4A state volleyball tournament Friday afternoon with a 3-1 loss to conference rival Colony at the Alaska… Continue reading

SoHi splits opening day at 4A state volleyball

For a span of about 20 minutes Thursday night, it looked as if the team from the smallest school in the Class 4A state volleyball… Continue reading

Nikiski volleyball opens state with 2 wins; Homer drops opener

The Nikiski volleyball team came to the Class 3A state championship tournament with a plan. Phase one of that plan was completed Thursday night at… Continue reading

SoHi, Homer lose at Palmer Hockey Showdown

West Anchorage used a pair of third-period goals to cement a 4-2 nonconference win over Soldotna during the first day of the Palmer Hockey Showdown… Continue reading

State 3A volleyball: Nikiski back in championship final

Two years after suffering a letdown in the Class 3A state final, the Nikiski Bulldogs are back in the championship game, thanks to a dominant… Continue reading

Series preview: Brown Bears vs. Magicians

Before the season even started, Kenai River Brown Bears head coach Josh Petrich said the team’s goal is to make the playoffs, and that objective… Continue reading