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Atticus Gibson fires off a pitch during Kenai’s league game against East Anchorage at Oiler Park on Sunday, June 13, 2021. (Camille Botello / Peninsula Clarion)

Twins split with Anchorage teams in openers, now 1-1 in league regular season

The Twins are now 1-1 in the regular season.

Atticus Gibson fires off a pitch during Kenai’s league game against East Anchorage at Oiler Park on Sunday, June 13, 2021. (Camille Botello / Peninsula Clarion)
Peninsula Oilers first baseman John Hanley beats the tag of Mat-Su Miners first baseman Nick Cirelli during Mat-Su’s 5-2 win over the Oilers Monday, June 14, 2021, at Hermon Brothers Field in Palmer. (Jeremiah Bartz/Frontiersman)

Oilers take double losses on Sunday-Monday games

Oilers couldn’t overtake the Miners, ultimately losing 2-5.

Peninsula Oilers first baseman John Hanley beats the tag of Mat-Su Miners first baseman Nick Cirelli during Mat-Su’s 5-2 win over the Oilers Monday, June 14, 2021, at Hermon Brothers Field in Palmer. (Jeremiah Bartz/Frontiersman)
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‘A lot to be proud of’

Brown Bears fall short of Robertson Cup by one goal

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Oilers overpower Chinooks, Bucs in weekend away games

Kenai and Chugiak played neck and neck for the first four innings on Saturday night at Lee Jordan Field.

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Brown Bears pull back-to-back weekend wins

The Kenai River Brown Bears hockey team pulled out another win on Saturday night in the final hour of their season, 4-1, coming back from… Continue reading

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Aubrey Curl finishes first in the women’s 5K race at the Kenai Watershed Forum’s Run for the River in Soldotna Creek Park on Saturday, June 12, 2021. (Camille Botello/Peninsula Clarion)

‘How can you not love this?’

More than 100 runners return for in-person Run for the River

Aubrey Curl finishes first in the women’s 5K race at the Kenai Watershed Forum’s Run for the River in Soldotna Creek Park on Saturday, June 12, 2021. (Camille Botello/Peninsula Clarion)
Seward’s Lydia Jacoby swims the breaststroke in the girls 200 yard individual medley race Friday, Oct. 2, 2020 during a dual meet at the Kate Kuhns Aquatic Center in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Seward’s Jacoby prepping for Olympic trials

Jacoby, a 17-year-old incoming senior from Seward, will compete in the 100-meter breaststroke semifinal in Omaha on Monday.

Seward’s Lydia Jacoby swims the breaststroke in the girls 200 yard individual medley race Friday, Oct. 2, 2020 during a dual meet at the Kate Kuhns Aquatic Center in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Kenai River Brown Bears forward Cody Moline celebrates his goal in the first period against the Chippewa (Wisconsin) Steel on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Brown Bears score in final minutes to beat Minnesota

Tensions heightened as the Magicians ran out of time to tie the score.

Kenai River Brown Bears forward Cody Moline celebrates his goal in the first period against the Chippewa (Wisconsin) Steel on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Mat-Su Miners infielder Gerard Sweeney slides back into first during a 2-1 win over the Peninsula Oilers Thursday, June 10, 2021, at Hermon Brothers Field in Palmer. (Jeremiah Bartz/Frontiersman)

Oilers couldn’t come back for the win on Thursday

The Oilers and Miners remained scoreless all the way through the seventh inning, at just a one-run ball game.

Mat-Su Miners infielder Gerard Sweeney slides back into first during a 2-1 win over the Peninsula Oilers Thursday, June 10, 2021, at Hermon Brothers Field in Palmer. (Jeremiah Bartz/Frontiersman)
A Dytiscidae larva (water tiger) spotted in a pond adjacent to the pipeline corridor within the Kenai Wildlife Refuge in June 2020 (USFWS/Matt Bowser)

Refuge Notebook: The little-known predator of the seasonal pond

Not to be confused with the more noticeable surface whirligig beetles that swim in a circle, predaceous diving beetles will most often be under the water tension.

A Dytiscidae larva (water tiger) spotted in a pond adjacent to the pipeline corridor within the Kenai Wildlife Refuge in June 2020 (USFWS/Matt Bowser)
Eileen Sorensen taunts her dog, Hana, with fresh caught and cooked blue claw crabs in New Jersey. (Photo courtesy Kat Sorensen)

Tangled Up in Blue: Good Grief

They say that grief washes over you in waves, but I just jumped in.

Eileen Sorensen taunts her dog, Hana, with fresh caught and cooked blue claw crabs in New Jersey. (Photo courtesy Kat Sorensen)
Clarion Post 20 Twins shortstop Josh Darrow slides into home plate to score in July 2019 at the Kenai Little League fields. (Clarion file photo)

Twins prepare for Saturday’s home opener

Coach Robb Quelland said he has some of the best kids on the peninsula on the Twins team.

Clarion Post 20 Twins shortstop Josh Darrow slides into home plate to score in July 2019 at the Kenai Little League fields. (Clarion file photo)
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Oilers fall to Glacier Pilots in regular season opener

The Peninsula Oilers head into their game against the Matsu Miners at 7 p.m. on Thursday 0-1 in the regular season.

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Peninsula Oilers first baseman Cole Hage forces out Marco Pirruccello of the Alaska Goldpanners of Fairbanks on Monday, June 7, 2021, at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Panners take opening series from Oilers

The Alaska Goldpanners of Fairbanks defeated the Peninsula Oilers 4-3 on Monday in nonconference action at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai. The Panners also… Continue reading

Peninsula Oilers first baseman Cole Hage forces out Marco Pirruccello of the Alaska Goldpanners of Fairbanks on Monday, June 7, 2021, at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Soldotna senior Brenner Furlong approaches the finish of the boys 400-meter dash Saturday at the Kenai Invitational at Ed Hollier Field. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Furlong, Brantley III compete at NAIA nationals

Brenner Furlong, a 2018 graduate of Soldotna High School, earned All-America honors at the 41st NAIA Outdoor Track and Field Championships on May 28 in… Continue reading

Soldotna senior Brenner Furlong approaches the finish of the boys 400-meter dash Saturday at the Kenai Invitational at Ed Hollier Field. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)
Soldotna third baseman Atticus Gibson gets the tag before Palmer’s Dylan Garrettson slides into third during Palmer’s 7-1 win over the Stars in the Division II state semifinals Friday, June 4, 2021, at Wasilla High School in Wasilla, Alaska. (Photo by Jeremiah Bartz/Frontiersman)

SoHi baseball takes 5th, Homer nabs 6th at state

By CAMILLE BOTELLO and JEFF HELMINIAK Peninsula Clarion The Soldotna baseball team lost the third-place game, 4-3, against the North Pole Patriots in extra innings… Continue reading

Soldotna third baseman Atticus Gibson gets the tag before Palmer’s Dylan Garrettson slides into third during Palmer’s 7-1 win over the Stars in the Division II state semifinals Friday, June 4, 2021, at Wasilla High School in Wasilla, Alaska. (Photo by Jeremiah Bartz/Frontiersman)
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Homer Halibut Tournament scheduled Sept. 24-25

The Homer Chamber of Commerce is hosting the first annual Homer Halibut Tournament Sept. 24-25

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Bears go down 2-0 against Magicians

The Minnesota Magicans took a 2-0 lead over the Kenai River Brown Bears in the best-of-five Midwest Division finals with victories Friday and Saturday in… Continue reading

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Ben Grunberg of the Oilers squares up a pitch from the Alaska Goldpanners of Fairbanks on Saturday, June 5, 2021, at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Oilers come back to beat Panners in opener

After taking 2020 off due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Peninsula Oilers returned to Coral Seymour Memorial Park with a come-from-behind, 6-5 victory over the… Continue reading

Ben Grunberg of the Oilers squares up a pitch from the Alaska Goldpanners of Fairbanks on Saturday, June 5, 2021, at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
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North Pole eliminates Homer at state softball

The Homer softball team was eliminated from the Division II state softball tournament at Cartee Fields in Anchorage with a 21-20 loss to North Pole… Continue reading

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