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Kenai Central's Wade James rushes the ball against Redington on Friday, Oct. 8, 2021, at Redington High School. (Photo by Tim Rockey/Frontiersman)

Redington rolls past Kenai Central

The Redington Huskies punched their first ever ticket to the Division III football state title game with a 60-14 win over the Kenai Kardinals at… Continue reading

Kenai Central's Wade James rushes the ball against Redington on Friday, Oct. 8, 2021, at Redington High School. (Photo by Tim Rockey/Frontiersman)
Kenai triathlete Eric Thomason tackles the cycling portion of the 2019 Alaskaman Extreme Triathlon June 29, 2019. The race starts in Seward and finishes in Girdwood. (Photo provided by Eric Thomason)

Thomason, Aldridge take cyclocross race

Eric Thomason and Morgan Aldridge were the winners at the fourth race of the Chainwreck Cyclocross Series on Thursday at Tsalteshi Trails in Soldotna. In… Continue reading

Kenai triathlete Eric Thomason tackles the cycling portion of the 2019 Alaskaman Extreme Triathlon June 29, 2019. The race starts in Seward and finishes in Girdwood. (Photo provided by Eric Thomason)
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Soldotna, Kenai return to playoffs

Both the Soldotna and Kenai Central football teams make returns to the playoffs tonight. The Stars, who qualified for the playoffs last season but didn’t… Continue reading

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Frannie Nelson collecting ground validation data for her undergraduate thesis in the Caribou Hills. (Photo by Angelica Smith/FWS)

Refuge Notebook: Spreading my wings and flying into a new field

In 2019, I became a biology intern at the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge for the first time! Here I was met with forward-thinking and tradition-challenging… Continue reading

Frannie Nelson collecting ground validation data for her undergraduate thesis in the Caribou Hills. (Photo by Angelica Smith/FWS)
Soldotna senior Jordan Ruffner competes at the Kenai-Soldotna dual meet on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021, at Tsalteshi Trails just outside of Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Boonstra seeks repeat as state champion

Kenai Central junior Jayna Boonstra will attempt to give her school a girls individual state running title for the sixth time in 10 years at… Continue reading

Soldotna senior Jordan Ruffner competes at the Kenai-Soldotna dual meet on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021, at Tsalteshi Trails just outside of Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Anthony Botello fishes for halibut off the coast of Homer, Alaska, on Sept. 6, 2021. (Camille Botello)

Out of the Office: Fish on!

I was pretty spoiled as a kid. The chest freezer in our garage was almost always stuffed to the brim with real Alaska salmon, and… Continue reading

Anthony Botello fishes for halibut off the coast of Homer, Alaska, on Sept. 6, 2021. (Camille Botello)
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Homer, Soldotna notch volleyball wins

The host Homer volleyball notched a 3-0 Southcentral Conference victory over Nikiski on Tuesday. The Mariners notched 25-14, 25-21 and 25-8 victories to improve to… Continue reading

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Olympic gold medalist Lydia Jacoby waves to the crowd in Seward during her celebratory parade on Thursday, August 5, 2021. (Camille Botello / Peninsula Clarion)

Jacoby finishes competition in Germany

Seward senior Lydia Jacoby finished up competition at the FINA World Cup in Berlin, Germany, on Sunday by finishing second in the 50-meter breaststroke. This… Continue reading

Olympic gold medalist Lydia Jacoby waves to the crowd in Seward during her celebratory parade on Thursday, August 5, 2021. (Camille Botello / Peninsula Clarion)
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Homer’s Crooks leads peninsula at Bartlett/Chugiak Invite

Homer’s Jillian Crooks won a pair of events to lead Kenai Peninsula swimmers at the Bartlett/Chugiak Invitational on Saturday in Anchorage. Crooks cruised to victory… Continue reading

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Brown Bears drop 2 in Fairbanks

The Kenai River Brown Bears lost Friday and Saturday to the Fairbanks Ice Dogs at the Big Dipper Ice Arena in Fairbanks. The Bears lost… Continue reading

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Kenai Central’s Jayna Boonstra races Kai Waythomas and Megan Nelson of Grace Christian on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, at the Region 3/Division II race in Kodiak, Alaska. (Photo courtesy of Todd Boonstra)

Boonstra captures title at regions

Kenai Central junior Jayna Boonstra led a bunch of state-qualifying performances from the Kenai Peninsula by winning the Division II girls race at the Region… Continue reading

Kenai Central’s Jayna Boonstra races Kai Waythomas and Megan Nelson of Grace Christian on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, at the Region 3/Division II race in Kodiak, Alaska. (Photo courtesy of Todd Boonstra)
Nikiski's Savanna Stock receives serve against Anchorage Christian Schools on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021, at Nikiski High School in Nikiski, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Volleyball roundup: Nikiski gets 1st win of season

The host Nikiski volleyball team notched its first victory of the season Friday night, cruising to a 25-21, 25-16 and 25-19 victory over Anchorage Christian… Continue reading

Nikiski's Savanna Stock receives serve against Anchorage Christian Schools on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021, at Nikiski High School in Nikiski, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
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Su Valley tops CIA for Borealis title

The Cook Inlet Academy soccer team lost 2-0 to Susitna Valley on Saturday in the championship match of the Borealis Conference tournament in Anchorage. “They… Continue reading

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A row of footballs iat the Homer-Seward game at Homer, Alaska, on Aug. 29, 2020. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

SoHi, Kenai, Nikiski all win on gridiron

Brayden Taylor scored on a 4-yard run with 30 seconds to play, and Zac Buckbee kicked the crucial extra point, as visiting Soldotna defeated South… Continue reading

A row of footballs iat the Homer-Seward game at Homer, Alaska, on Aug. 29, 2020. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
A banner supporting Olympic swimmer Lydia Jacoby hangs outside of First National Bank Alaska in her hometown of Seward on Saturday, July 24, 2021. (Camille Botello / Peninsula Clarion)

Jacoby takes bronze at World Cup

Seward senior Lydia Jacoby returned to international competition this weekend for the first time since winning a gold medal in the 100-meter breaststroke and a… Continue reading

A banner supporting Olympic swimmer Lydia Jacoby hangs outside of First National Bank Alaska in her hometown of Seward on Saturday, July 24, 2021. (Camille Botello / Peninsula Clarion)
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Thomason, Aldridge take cyclocross victories

Eric Thomason and Morgan Aldridge captured victories at the third week of the Chainwreck Cyclocross Series on Thursday at Tsalteshi Trails. In the cyclocross series,… Continue reading

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Kenai Central's Brooke Ashley and Homer's Nevaeh Diaz tangle at the net at Kenai Central High School on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, at Kenai Central High School. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai, Seward get 5-set wins

By JEFF HELMINIAK Peninsula Clarion The host Kenai Central volleyball team pulled off a massive comeback to defeat Homer in five sets in Southcentral Conference… Continue reading

Kenai Central's Brooke Ashley and Homer's Nevaeh Diaz tangle at the net at Kenai Central High School on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, at Kenai Central High School. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
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Seward, Nikiski set to resume rivalry

For Kenai Peninsula football teams, the games played in the eighth and final week of the regular season have no playoff implications. Soldotna and Kenai… Continue reading

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Author Kathleen Sorensen (252) and the rest of the field take off from the starting line at the Kenai River Marathon on Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Tangled Up in Blue: Three halves

I ran my third Kenai River Half Marathon this weekend. I remember sitting in the newsroom at the Peninsula Clarion in 2017 and telling our… Continue reading

Author Kathleen Sorensen (252) and the rest of the field take off from the starting line at the Kenai River Marathon on Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Scaly, pale green leaves of a yellow-cedar near Sitka, Alaska. (Photo by M. Goff http://www.sitkanature.org/)

Refuge Notebook: Will yellow cedar move to Kenai Peninsula?

My first job as a field biologist in Alaska was working for the Tongass National Forest. I was stationed in Petersburg, but would be boated… Continue reading

Scaly, pale green leaves of a yellow-cedar near Sitka, Alaska. (Photo by M. Goff http://www.sitkanature.org/)