Sports

Kenai Central grad Danielson finishes 5th in Junior Nationals sprint race

Karl Danielson, a 2018 graduate of Kenai Central currently redshirting his freshman season at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, took fifth in the Under-20 classic… Continue reading

Peninsula teams go 1-2 on opening day of 1A state hoops

When Nikolaevsk girls coach Bea Klaich needed a second-half spark with her Warriors squad down three points, she turned to experience to guide the team.… Continue reading

Cook Inlet Academy’s Adara Warren (44) steps back for a shot against a Birchwood Christian defender Feb. 27, 2019, at the Peninsula Conference championship tournament at Cook Inlet Academy in Soldotna. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

CIA girls look to keep riding defense at state

Today’s Class 1A state tournament first-round game is one the Cook Inlet Academy girls have waited five years to play. The Eagles qualified to the… Continue reading

Cook Inlet Academy’s Adara Warren (44) steps back for a shot against a Birchwood Christian defender Feb. 27, 2019, at the Peninsula Conference championship tournament at Cook Inlet Academy in Soldotna. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Nikolaevsk girls, boys focus on 1st day at state

The Nikolaevsk girls are making a seventh trip to the state basketball tournament in eight years, while the Nikolaevsk boys are making a sixth straight… Continue reading

Boonstras sweep Kachemak Bay Ski Marathon

Todd and Kelli Boonstra of Ninilchik won the 42-kilometer Kachemak Bay Ski Marathon on Saturday in Homer in a blizzard. With snow and gusts up… Continue reading

Kenai graduate Danielson takes 62nd at Junior Nationals

Karl Danielson, a 2018 graduate of Kenai Central High School currently redshirting his freshman season at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, represented the Kenai Peninsula… Continue reading

SoHi graduate McCormick earns 2 All-America honors

Dani McCormick, a 2015 graduate of Soldotna High School and senior at the University of Alaska Anchorage, earned two All-America honors at the NCAA Division… Continue reading

Nikiski’s Kaitlyn Johnson goes up for a shot against Kenai Central’s Logan Satathite on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, at Nikiski High School. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Selection Sunday: Kenai girls earn at-large state berth, other qualifiers learn opponents

The Kenai Central girls basketball team nabbed the at-large berth to the Class 3A state tournament as the Alaska School Activities Association announced the full… Continue reading

Nikiski’s Kaitlyn Johnson goes up for a shot against Kenai Central’s Logan Satathite on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, at Nikiski High School. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Soldotna basketball supporters cheer for the SoHi girls team in Saturday’s Northern Lights Conference tournament final against the Wasilla Warriors. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Stars swept in NLC championship games

The Soldotna Stars stood as the top seed on the girls side, while the Soldotna boys caught a break as the top-seeded Colony Knights suffered… Continue reading

Soldotna basketball supporters cheer for the SoHi girls team in Saturday’s Northern Lights Conference tournament final against the Wasilla Warriors. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

ACS sweeps Southcentral titles

The Anchorage Christian Schools girls basketball team kept their undefeated season alive with a 67-52 victory over Nikiski on Saturday in the championship game of… Continue reading

Brown Bears earn split with Jets

The Kenai River Brown Bears earned a split with the Janesville (Wisconsin) Jets, losing 1-0 on Friday before coming back for a 4-1 victory on… Continue reading

Kenai class of 2015: Ostrander takes 2 All-America honors; Theisens take 1 apiece

Boise State redshirt junior Allie Ostrander finished eighth Friday in the women’s 5,000-meter final and fourth Saturday in the 3,000 final at the 2019 Division… Continue reading

SoHi sweeps Friday NLC semis, clinch state spots

The Soldotna boys quenched one nine-year drought Friday night with a wild 43-41 semifinal win over Wasilla in the Northern Lights Conference tournament. Saturday the… Continue reading

Nikiski girls to play for Southcentral title

The Nikiski girls earned a state berth and a spot in the Southcentral Conference tournament championship with a 60-47 victory over Grace Christian on Friday… Continue reading

First day results from Southcentral hoops tourney

The Nikiski girls got the Southcentral Conference basketball tournament under way Thursday with a convincing 56-31 quarterfinal win over Houston in Seward. The top-seeded team… Continue reading

Palmer sweeps 1st day NLC tourney to set semifinal games

The Palmer Moose swept the first day of action Thursday at the 2019 Northern Lights Conference tournament at Soldotna High School to set up Friday’s… Continue reading

Kenai River Brown Bears defenseman Markuss Komuls makes a play on the puck Feb. 8, 2019, against the Corpus Christi (Texas) IceRays at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Series preview: Brown Bears look to make playoff push on final homestand

The Kenai River Brown Bears go into their last homestand of the season needing a string of great play to even have a chance of… Continue reading

Kenai River Brown Bears defenseman Markuss Komuls makes a play on the puck Feb. 8, 2019, against the Corpus Christi (Texas) IceRays at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Hard work begins to pay off for Bears forward Moline

After Tuesday’s practice, Kenai River Brown Bears forward Cody Moline said he was 5-foot-6 to a reporter. “I gave you 5-7,” shouted interim head coach… Continue reading

The author stumbles at the rock marking the race point on the Mount Marathon Race trail during one of her many training runs in preparation for the July 4, 2018, race. (Photo provided by Kat Sorensen)

Tangled Up in Blue: A double-edged sword

Registration for the 2019 Mount Marathon Race opened March 1. Within hours of getting the email, I sent my information off into the internet tubes… Continue reading

The author stumbles at the rock marking the race point on the Mount Marathon Race trail during one of her many training runs in preparation for the July 4, 2018, race. (Photo provided by Kat Sorensen)
A game camera photo of an ocelot from the Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge website.

Life on a South Texas refuge

Did you know that more than 10 percent of the international border between the United States and Mexico is shared with several National Wildlife Refuges… Continue reading

A game camera photo of an ocelot from the Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge website.