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Hallie Bergwall makes a move in a Scrabble game at Resurrect Art Coffee House in Seward, Alaska. Bergwall took home the win. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)

Tangled Up in Blue: Piecing together a win

My friend Joseph is a Scrabble savant by my standards and, I would think, by many other’s standards too. He excels at anagrams, staring at… Continue reading

Hallie Bergwall makes a move in a Scrabble game at Resurrect Art Coffee House in Seward, Alaska. Bergwall took home the win. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)

Hoops roundup: Soldotna, Kenai girls lose

The Chugiak basketball team handed Soldotna its first loss of the year, a 51-36 defeat at the Lady Lynx Prep Shootout at Dimond High School… Continue reading

SoHi’s Cannava signs to play soccer at Clark College

Soldotna senior Ryann Cannava signed to play soccer at Clark Community College on Wednesday in the Soldotna High School gym. Cannava is a returning all-conference… Continue reading

Kenai, Soldotna, Homer set for state hockey tournament

Soldotna, Homer and Kenai Central begin play at the Division II state hockey tournament Thursday at the Patty Center in Fairbanks. Homer drew the top… Continue reading

Nikolaevsk basketball sweeps Birchwood Christian

The Nikolaevsk girls and boys basketball teams swept host Birchwood Christian on Tuesday in Peninsula Conference action, with the girls winning 59-17 and the boys… Continue reading

SoHi’s Arthur qualifies for Arctic Winter Games

Soldotna High School’s Erika Arthur qualified for the Arctic Winter Games on Sunday at Besh Cup 6, a series used to qualify for Junior Nationals… Continue reading

Kenai JV cagers sweep CIA

The host Kenai Central junior varsity basketball teams swept Cook Inlet Academy on Monday in nonconference action. The Kenai junior varsity girls topped CIA 33-22.… Continue reading

Homer’s Autumn Daigle skis to first place in the varsity girls’ 5-kilometer classic race Friday, Jan. 31, 2020 during the Homer Invite at the Lookout Mountain Trails on Ohlson Mountain Road near Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Soldotna’s Harris, Homer’s Daigle ski to Homer Invite victories

Homer’s Autumn Daigle and Soldotna’s Jack Harris skied to success this weekend at the annual Homer Invite at the Lookout Mountain Trails on Ohlson Mountain… Continue reading

  • Feb 2, 2020
Homer’s Autumn Daigle skis to first place in the varsity girls’ 5-kilometer classic race Friday, Jan. 31, 2020 during the Homer Invite at the Lookout Mountain Trails on Ohlson Mountain Road near Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Hockey roundup: Kenai sweeps Tri-Valley; SoHi sweeps Juneau for Railbelt title

The Kenai Central hockey team honored eight seniors on senior night at the Kenai Multi-Purpose Facility on Friday. Tri-Valley dressed just nine skaters. That told… Continue reading

Ice Dogs sweep Brown Bears

The host Fairbanks Ice Dogs swept the Kenai River Brown Bears in a three-game North American Hockey League series this weekend. After a 7-2 win… Continue reading

Hoops roundup: SoHi girls remain perfect; Nikiski girls, boys capture Kotzebue tourney

The visiting Soldotna girls picked up a 60-18 victory over Grace Christian on Saturday in nonconference action to remain undefeated. The Stars moved to 14-0… Continue reading

Driving through White Sands National Monument in New Mexico. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

El Paso or bust

It was minus 22 when we left for the Anchorage airport earlier this month. It was a sunny, beautiful drive north. The kind of bitter-cold… Continue reading

Driving through White Sands National Monument in New Mexico. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Thursday hoops roundup

The Nikiski boys opened up the Husky Shootout in Kotzebue with a 53-51 victory over Nome on Thursday. Noah Litke paced the Bulldogs with 17… Continue reading

Homer’s Haylee Owen tries to maintain control of the puck under pressure from Tri-Valley School’s Will Tomeo during a Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020 hockey game at Kevin Bell Arena in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer hockey defeats Tri-Valley

The MarinerS hockey team skated to an easy victory over the Tri-Valley Vikings in nonconference action Thursday night at the Kevin Bell Arena. Homer won… Continue reading

Homer’s Haylee Owen tries to maintain control of the puck under pressure from Tri-Valley School’s Will Tomeo during a Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020 hockey game at Kevin Bell Arena in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Ice Dogs take down Brown Bears

The Kenai River Brown Bears fell 7-2 on the road to the Fairbanks Ice Dogs on Thursday in North American Hockey League play. The Bears… Continue reading

Wilderness: Get out there and enjoy it

The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge has much to offer to those seeking any number of outdoor experiences: hiking, camping, canoeing, fishing, wildlife viewing, hunting and… Continue reading

  • Jan 30, 2020

Pigskin Pick ‘em: Getting Mitchell Trubisky in a Super Bowl column

We’ve finally made it to the end of the 2020 NFL road. This season, as much as any I can remember, was filled with wild… Continue reading

  • Jan 29, 2020

Homer JV girls cagers topple Ninilchik

The visiting Homer junior varsity basketball team defeated Ninilchik 30-19 on Wednesday in nonconference action. The Mariners led 4-3 after the first quarter and 10-5… Continue reading

Soldotna hockey tops Kenai to celebrate senior night

The Soldotna hockey team checked all the boxes Tuesday, notching a big win over a rival on senior night while staying alive for the Railbelt… Continue reading

Nikiski JV girls, Ninilchik boys notch victories

The Nikiski junior varsity and Ninilchik split nonconference basketball games Tuesday in Ninilchik. Nikiski JV took the girls game 40-28. The Bulldogs led 12-8 after… Continue reading