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Nikiski’s Gavin White tries to keep control of the ball under pressure from Kenai’s Evan Stockton during a Peninsula Conference Soccer Tournament game Friday, May 17, 2019 at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. Kenai advanced to the conference championship game on Saturday with a 3-0 win over the Bulldogs. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Peninsula Conference soccer: Homer girls, boys; Kenai boys; SoHi girls clinch state berths, spot in final

Only one of the four games had a dramatic finish Friday at the Peninsula Conference soccer tournament at Homer High School, but that one game… Continue reading

Nikiski’s Gavin White tries to keep control of the ball under pressure from Kenai’s Evan Stockton during a Peninsula Conference Soccer Tournament game Friday, May 17, 2019 at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. Kenai advanced to the conference championship game on Saturday with a 3-0 win over the Bulldogs. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

SoHi outlasts Kenai softball; Homer tops Kenai

It may not have been the prettiest game, but the Soldotna Stars pulled out a gritty 19-11 Northern Lights Conference win over Kenai Central on… Continue reading

Weekend baseball roundup: Homer, Kenai, SoHi close out regular seasons

The Homer baseball team celebrated senior night by defeating Kodiak 12-2 in six innings Friday in Southcentral Conference play. The Mariners move to 2-5 in… Continue reading

Seward’s Mikya Wallace steals the ball from Nikiski’s Tawnisha Freeman before she can make a shot during the first girls game of the Peninsula Conference Soccer Tournament on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Nikiski girls, boys defeat Seward at Peninsula Conference tourney

The Nikiski girls and boys soccer teams both defeated Seward on the first day of the Peninsula Conference soccer tournament in Homer. The No. 4… Continue reading

Seward’s Mikya Wallace steals the ball from Nikiski’s Tawnisha Freeman before she can make a shot during the first girls game of the Peninsula Conference Soccer Tournament on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Kenai’s Jaryn Zoda slides home safely in a conference game against Kodiak Thursday, May 16, 2019, at the Kenai Little League Fields in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Baseball: Kodiak cruises to win over Kenai

A seven-run inning spelled the difference for Kenai Central in a 14-5 loss to Southcentral Conference opponent Kodiak on Thursday night at the Kenai Little… Continue reading

Kenai’s Jaryn Zoda slides home safely in a conference game against Kodiak Thursday, May 16, 2019, at the Kenai Little League Fields in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)
Soldotna’s Erika Arthur (front), Grace Christian’s Grace Annett and Homer’s Brooke Miller run in formation in the girls 1,600 meters Saturday, May 4, 2019, at the Kenai Invitational track meet at Kenai Central High School. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

SoHi eyeing Region III track titles

As host of the Region III track and field championships this weekend, the Soldotna Stars are looking to make Justin Maile Field their own playground… Continue reading

Soldotna’s Erika Arthur (front), Grace Christian’s Grace Annett and Homer’s Brooke Miller run in formation in the girls 1,600 meters Saturday, May 4, 2019, at the Kenai Invitational track meet at Kenai Central High School. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Tangled up in Blue: Plastic is not my bag

My car’s rear window is full of stickers. I have a few inspired by the Grateful Dead, a Settlers of Catan one, a 3022 ft.… Continue reading

Refuge notebook: Alaska’s state bird is one of a kind

I saw a small flock of willow ptarmigan along the Seward Highway near Summit Pass last week. I had to take a hard look as… Continue reading

Peninsula wrestlers fare well at state wrestling tournaments

Kenai Peninsula grapplers shined over two days of Alaska USA State Wrestling championships, held May 2 and 3 at the Curtis Menard Sports Center in… Continue reading

SoHi bats get going in Senior Night win over Homer

The bats came through when Soldotna needed it most and the Stars held on for a 10-5 win Wednesday over Homer at the Soldotna Little… Continue reading

Soldotna softball downs Kenai on senior night

The Soldotna softball team celebrated senior night by topping Northern Lights Conference foe Kenai 22-6 in three innings Wednesday at the Soldotna Little League fields.… Continue reading

Homer softball takes down Kenai

Without head coach Bill Bell, the Homer softball team didn’t miss a beat. The Mariners topped Kenai Central 19-0 on Monday, invoking the mercy rule… Continue reading

Peninsula Conference tournament preview: Teams chase state berths

Homer will host a conference soccer tournament for the first time when the Peninsula Conference sets up shop today, Friday and Saturday. The Mariners will… Continue reading

SoHi grad McCormick defends GNAC title in 800

Danielle McCormick, a 2015 graduate of Soldotna High School, defended her title in the 800-meter run Saturday at the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Outdoor Track… Continue reading

Soldotna sweeps borough track meet

The Soldotna Stars swept the girls and boys team titles Saturday at the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District track and field championships in Homer. The… Continue reading

Homer softball win streak snapped at Blue and Gold tourney; SoHi drops 2 in Kodiak

The Soldotna softball team dropped a pair of Northern Lights Conference contests in a whirlwind tour of Kodiak on Friday and Saturday. The Stars touched… Continue reading

Nikiski soccer sweeps Houston

The Nikiski soccer teams pulled out a nonconference sweep of Houston Friday at Nikiski High School, helping to build momentum as the regular season comes… Continue reading

Ostrander defends MW 5,000 crown, finishes 2nd in 1,500

Allie Ostrander defended her Mountain West 5,000 meters championship with a win Saturday at the Mountain West Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Clovis, California.… Continue reading

Baseball roundup: Kenai gets 1st win of season

The Grace Christian baseball team defeated Kenai Central 21-7 on Friday in Southcentral Conference action at the Kenai Little League fields. Kenai returned Saturday to… Continue reading

Weekend soccer: SoHi girls force 3-way region tie, Homer boys clinch 2nd seed

Scenes of chaos punctuated the late stages of Saturday afternoon’s Peninsula Conference girls clash between Soldotna and Homer at Justin Maile Field in Soldotna, and… Continue reading