Sweden’s Bok makes smooth transition to Alaska

Monday, Kenai River Brown Bears defenseman Johan Bok and his teammates hiked just over two miles to Lower Fuller Lake, gaining about 1,300 feet of… Continue reading

Refuge Notebook: Elodea partnership recognized

By JOHN MORTON In August, at the 2018 Industry Appreciation Day in Kenai, the elodea partnership on the Kenai Peninsula was acknowledged for Outstanding Fish… Continue reading

Laurie Lamm takes an exercise break on her lunch hour along the Airport Dike Trail on Thursday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

As the daylight dips, how not to bottom out

I keep this graph in my office. On the Y-axis (the vertical one, if you don’t remember high school science and math) the hours of… Continue reading

Laurie Lamm takes an exercise break on her lunch hour along the Airport Dike Trail on Thursday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Nikiski, Homer roll into 3A state volleyball tourney

The two peninsula programs that made it into the Class 3A state volleyball tournament got there in different ways, but both share the same goal.… Continue reading

Kostelnick completes run from Anchor Point to Key West

Pete Kostelnick, an Ohio runner, completed his goal of running from Anchor Point to Key West, Florida, on Monday. It took Kostelnick 98 days to… Continue reading

SoHi volleyball heads to state with favorable bracket matchups

Class 4A state volleyball tournament All matches at the Alaska Airlines Center Thursday’s games Game 1 — Wasilla vs. South, 10 a.m. Game 2 —… Continue reading

Area athletes play role in college football game

When Valley City State of Valley City, North Dakota, defeated host Presentation College in Aberdeen, South Dakota, by the score of 49-21 in NAIA football… Continue reading

Thompson helps WSU qualify for NCAA Tournament

Rachel Thompson, a 2015 graduate of Nikiski High School, has played a major role in Division I Washington State qualifying for the NCAA Tournament. The… Continue reading

Homer volleyball team makes state

The Homer volleyball team has earned the at-large berth to the Class 3A state volleyball tournament. The Mariners finished third at the Southcentral Conference volleyball… Continue reading

Welch gives SoHi 1st swim title in 15 years

When Soldotna diving coach Dennis Reger asked a group of swimmers in the fall of 2015 if a few wanted to join the dive team,… Continue reading

Brown Bears split with Jr. Blues

The Kenai River Brown Bears and Springfield (Illinois) Jr. Blues split a North American Hockey League Series on Friday and Saturday at the Soldotna Regional… Continue reading

Nikiski volleyball earns Southcentral Conference title

The Nikiski volleyball team topped Grace Christian in a five-set thriller to win the Southcentral Conference volleyball tournament Saturday at Anchorage Christian Schools. The scores… Continue reading

North Pole freshman goalie makes 76 saves in debut to tie Soldotna

They don’t exactly ease freshman goaltenders into action at North Pole. Making his first varsity start, North Pole freshman Nic Clark made 76 saves to… Continue reading

South wrestlers capture Top Dog Invite

South High of Anchorage won the Top Dog Invite on Friday and Saturday at Nikiski High School. The tournament was an all-new format, with 32-man… Continue reading

SoHi falls in 5 sets at NLC tourney

A day after securing their second straight berth at the Class 4A state tournament, the Soldotna Stars fell victim to the Wasilla Warriors in a… Continue reading

State swimmers eye records, personal bests at state

She’s done it twice so far. The third time should be the charm. After swimming under the current state record time in the girls 100-yard… Continue reading

Kenai, SoHi lose on opening night of Ice Challenge

North Pole goaltender Moses Halbert made one mistake early, then stayed perfect the rest of the night. Halbert stood tall in net for the Patriots,… Continue reading

Grace wrestlers top Homer in dual meet

The visiting Grace Christian Grizzlies defeated Homer 41-35 in a dual meet on Thursday. Ian Stovall (130 pounds), Wayne Newman (140), Mose Hayes (152) and… Continue reading

Soldotna volleyball clinches 4A state berth

By JEREMIAH BARTZ PALMER — As the Soldotna Stars tried to close out Palmer in the fourth game Thursday afternoon, the Moose put together… Continue reading

  • Nov 2, 2018

Series preview: Brown Bears vs. Springfield Jr. Blues

The Kenai River Brown Bears and Springfield (Illinois) Jr. Blues will be looking to snap out of recent funks when they meet Friday and Saturday… Continue reading