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Twins pick up key league victory over South, then lose nonleague contest

The American Legion Post 20 Twins hung on for a key, 7-6 league victory over South on Monday at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai.… Continue reading

Kenai River Brown Bears forward Brandon Lajoie controls the puck against the Springfield (Illionis) Jr. Blues on Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Comlex. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Brown Bears forward named to World Cup team

Kenai River Brown Bears forward Brandon Lajoie has been named to the 24-man roster for Team North American Hockey League at the 2019 Sirius Junior… Continue reading

Kenai River Brown Bears forward Brandon Lajoie controls the puck against the Springfield (Illionis) Jr. Blues on Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Comlex. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Houghton captures Kenai Peninsula Senior Open

Michael Houghton won the Kenai Peninsula Senior Open on the third playoff hole Sunday at Kenai Golf Course. Both Houghton and Keith Stuart tied with… Continue reading

Oilers go 1-1 at Showcase

The Oilers went 1-1 at the Alaska Baseball League Showcase on Friday and Saturday at Mulcahy Stadium in Anchorage. Friday, the Oilers lost to the… Continue reading

Twins go 3 for 4 on the road

The American Legion Twins went three for four on the road Friday and Saturday, sweeping two league games Friday in Anchorage, then winning a league… Continue reading

Soldotna Cycle Series has another big night

Tyle Owens, Morgan Aldridge and Miles Moloney were the winners Thursday night at Tsalteshi Trails in another big night for the Soldotna Cycle Series. The… Continue reading

Boise State’s Allie Ostrander competes in the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase final June 30 at the Prefontaine Classic at Stanford University in California. (Photo taken by Cortney White)

Ostrander returns home after turning pro, leads Salmon Run Series field

In joining the pro ranks of distance running and the Brooks Running company, Soldotna’s Allie Ostrander is strengthening her ideals and running philosophies at the… Continue reading

Boise State’s Allie Ostrander competes in the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase final June 30 at the Prefontaine Classic at Stanford University in California. (Photo taken by Cortney White)

Refuge notebook: Elodea still a threat to salmon in Alaska

The commercial harvest of the five salmon species in Alaska was worth $586 million to fishermen in 2018. More than half of those gross earnings… Continue reading

Pilots beat Oilers in 10 innings

The Peninsula Oilers fell victim to a late rally by the Anchorage Glacier Pilots on Thursday at Mulcahy Stadium, losing 5-4 in walk-off fashion. The… Continue reading

Kat Sorensen runs along a crossover trail on the descent on July 4, 2019, during the 92nd Mount Marathon Race in Seward, Alaska. (Photo courtesy of Kat Sorensen)

Tangled up in Blue: A few Irish steps

In their extravagant dresses and tightly wound curls, my cousins would dance their weekends away. Irish stepdancing is marked by intricate footwork coupled with a… Continue reading

Kat Sorensen runs along a crossover trail on the descent on July 4, 2019, during the 92nd Mount Marathon Race in Seward, Alaska. (Photo courtesy of Kat Sorensen)

Dexheimer takes Birch Ridge ProAm tournament, Skins game goes to extras

The only thing hotter than the temperatures on Monday was the golf during the 2019 State Farm Pro Am and Skins Game, sponsored by Nancy… Continue reading

Oilers lose pitching duel to Pilots

In the middle of a pitcher’s duel Wednesday night at Mulcahy Stadium, the Peninsula Oilers came out on the losing end. The Oilers lost 2-0… Continue reading

Reeling ‘Em In: Mud Bay offers chance at halibut fishing — without the puking

Slamming 10 to 40-pound flatfish with salmon tackle in shallow water is addicting.

Bobby Goodloe of the Peninsula Oilers slides past Matt Ottino of the Anchorage Glacier Pilots on Thursday, June 27, 2019, at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Tuesday: McCord pitches Oilers past Pilots

The Peninsula Oilers emerged victors of a 3-2 game over the Anchorage Glacier Pilots thanks to a stellar outing on the mound by Connor McCord.… Continue reading

Bobby Goodloe of the Peninsula Oilers slides past Matt Ottino of the Anchorage Glacier Pilots on Thursday, June 27, 2019, at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Peninsula crowd shines in 3rd annual Alaskaman race

There are the obvious challenges that come with trying to complete a grueling ultra marathon race like Alaskaman, an event that combines a 2-mile swim,… Continue reading

Twins go 11 innings, forge split with West

The two American Legion teams that squared off Monday at Coral Seymour Memorial Park were in no rush to get home. Not with the race… Continue reading

Pregame ejection of Oilers coach sparks walk-off win for Oilers

Before the first pitch was even thrown on a sweltering, lazy Sunday afternoon, Peninsula Oilers head coach Kyle Brown had the key to victory ready… Continue reading

Oilers turn defensive gem into win over Miners

Sometimes, a struggling team just needs a little confidence boost to send them in the right direction. The Peninsula Oilers looked to be getting that… Continue reading

The waves, or places I belong

On my days off I drive. I drive to mountains and rivers and through flats — pacing the highway with wheels looking for a groove… Continue reading

Lafleur’s women’s title leads peninsula surge on Mount Marathon

King takes men’s title; smoke cancels junior race