Sports

Thursday hoops roundup: Area teams open play in tourneys

The Homer girls basketball team opened up play at the Grace Hardwood Classic in Anchorage with a 69-44 victory over Aniak. The Mariners move into… Continue reading

Eventual race winner Morgan Aldridge chases Libby Jensen, who finished third, and is chased by Amy Anderson, who took second, at the Ski for Women on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, at Tsalteshi Trails just outside of Soldotna. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Out of the office: Romance gone cold

The original plan on this Valentine’s Day was to pen a paean to the cold. According to the National Weather Service in Anchorage, Alaska’s largest… Continue reading

Eventual race winner Morgan Aldridge chases Libby Jensen, who finished third, and is chased by Amy Anderson, who took second, at the Ski for Women on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, at Tsalteshi Trails just outside of Soldotna. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Refuge Notebook: Completion of the Sterling Highway Improvements Project

As anyone visiting the Skilak Lake Wildlife Recreation Area or traveling between the Kenai Peninsula and Anchorage knows, construction has been underway on the Sterling… Continue reading

Wednesday hoops roundup: Nikolaevsk girls, boys; CIA boys pick up conference wins; Nikiski, King Cove split

Staff report The pressing, skilled-shooting King Cove girls basketball squad notched a 48-42 victory over host Nikiski on Wednesday. Nikiski led 15-9 after the first… Continue reading

Anchorage’s Lars Arneson, a 2009 graduate of Cook Inlet Academy, finishes third in the men’s Mount Marathon Race on Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Seward, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Mount Marathon Race announces changes to increase lottery odds

Seward’s Mount Marathon Race announced changes this month in order to increase the odds of racers gaining entry by the lottery and to make the… Continue reading

Anchorage’s Lars Arneson, a 2009 graduate of Cook Inlet Academy, finishes third in the men’s Mount Marathon Race on Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Seward, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Members of the Homer hockey team swarm goalkeeper Rhodes Turner in celebration after their 7-5 loss to Colony High School on Friday, Jan. 10, 2020 at Kevin Bell Arena in Homer, Alaska. With goalie Keegan Strong out, Turner stepped in, suited up and played in the position for the very first time in a varsity game. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer hockey ready for DI tourney

Fresh off a Saturday championship in the Division II state hockey tournament at the Patty Center in Fairbanks, the Homer hockey team begins play in… Continue reading

Members of the Homer hockey team swarm goalkeeper Rhodes Turner in celebration after their 7-5 loss to Colony High School on Friday, Jan. 10, 2020 at Kevin Bell Arena in Homer, Alaska. With goalie Keegan Strong out, Turner stepped in, suited up and played in the position for the very first time in a varsity game. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Hoops roundup: Ninilchik splits with King Cove; Nikolaevsk sweeps Kalskag

The host Nikolaevsk girls and boys basketball teams swept Kalskag on Tuesday in nonconference action. The Warriors girls notched a 67-24 victory, taking an 18-6… Continue reading

Kenai cagers sweep Nikiski in 2 tight contests

The host Kenai Central girls basketball team snapped a seven-game losing streak by defeating Nikiski 29-27 on Monday in Southcentral Conference action. The Kardinals boys… Continue reading

Soldotna’s Katie Delker competes in the Region III Championships Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, at Government Peak Recreation area near Palmer. (Photo by Tim Rockey/Frontiersman)

Palmer dominates Region III Ski Championships

Palmer turned in a dominant performance Friday and Saturday at the Region III Nordic Ski Championships at Government Peak in the Matanuska-Susitna valleys. The Moose… Continue reading

Soldotna’s Katie Delker competes in the Region III Championships Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, at Government Peak Recreation area near Palmer. (Photo by Tim Rockey/Frontiersman)

Hoops roundup: Eagle River girls, boys sweep Nikiski

The visiting Eagle River girls and boys swept Nikiski in nonconference action Saturday. The Nikiski girls fell 50-42 to Eagle River. The Wolves led 12-8… Continue reading

Homer tops Soldotna for state hockey title

The Homer Mariners made sure the first-place trophy of the Alaska School Activities Association/First National Bank Cup Division II State Hockey Championships was going home… Continue reading

  • Feb 9, 2020

Brown Bears snap 5-game losing streak

The Kenai River Brown Bears snapped a five-game losing streak by defeating the host Janesville (Wisconsin) Jets 7-2 on Saturday in North American Hockey League… Continue reading

SoHi, Lathrop boys split over weekend

The host Soldotna boys basketball team buried Lathrop in Jersey Truesdell 3-pointers Friday in a 62-36 nonconference victory. The Malemutes came back with a 51-45… Continue reading

Boise State’s Allie Ostrander competes in the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase final June 30 at the Prefontaine Classic at Stanford University in California. (Photo taken by Cortney White)

Ostrander wins 3,000 at Millrose Games

2015 Kenai Central graduate Allie Ostrander picked up her first victory as a professional runner Saturday, winning the 3,000-meter run at the prestigious Millrose Games… Continue reading

Boise State’s Allie Ostrander competes in the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase final June 30 at the Prefontaine Classic at Stanford University in California. (Photo taken by Cortney White)

Eagle River cagers sweep Kenai

It seemed like 23 was Eagle River’s lucky number Friday night as both the boys and girls took down host Kenai Central by wide margins… Continue reading

  • Feb 8, 2020

State hockey: SoHi, Homer win; Kenai loses

The Soldotna and Homer hockey teams picked up victories on the opening day of the Division II state hockey tournament at the Patty Center in… Continue reading

Hoops roundup: Soldotna girls win at Lady Lynx tourney

The Soldotna girls improved to 15-1 by defeating Tikigaq 62-23 on Thursday at the Lady Lynx Prep Shootout at Dimond High School. Soldotna plays Wasilla… Continue reading

Brown Bears drop 4th straight

The visiting Kenai River Brown Bears lost 4-3 to the Janesville (Wisconsin) Jets on Thursday for their fourth straight defeat. The Bears stay in Janesville… Continue reading

Former Refuge K9 Officer Rex will enjoy retirement as newcomer formerly known as Thomi takes up the job. (Photo by Rob Barto/USFWS)

Refuge Notebook: Refuge K9 officer receives new name

Who has ever poured over a list of possible baby names, highlighting favorites and writing them down for deliberation? Who has done the same for… Continue reading

Former Refuge K9 Officer Rex will enjoy retirement as newcomer formerly known as Thomi takes up the job. (Photo by Rob Barto/USFWS)

Area skiers set for region meet

Last year, a 19-year string of at least one peninsula team winning a Region III team championship was broken when the Palmer girls and Colony… Continue reading