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Chinooks roll past Oilers

The host Chugiak-Eagle River Chinooks defeated the Peninsula Oilers 7-1 on Wednesday in Alaska Baseball League play at Lee Jordan Field. The Oilers are now… Continue reading

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Oilers turn triple play, defeat Bucs

The Peninsula Oilers, sparked by turning a triple play in the first inning, defeated the Anchorage Bucs 5-1 on Tuesday in Alaska Baseball League play… Continue reading

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Jordan Strausbaugh, trailed by Ken Youngberg, runs to victory in the women's 5-kilometer race Saturday, June 11, 2022, at the Run for the River in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Run for the River sees all 1st-time winners

The Run for the River saw all first-time winners Saturday at Soldotna Creek Park. Jordan Strausbaugh and Caleb Smith won the 5-kilometer race, while Kristin… Continue reading

Jordan Strausbaugh, trailed by Ken Youngberg, runs to victory in the women's 5-kilometer race Saturday, June 11, 2022, at the Run for the River in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
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Oilers start league season 1-3

The Peninsula Oilers are off to a 1-3 start in the Alaska Baseball League after road games Saturday through Monday. Saturday, the Oilers split a… Continue reading

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Allie Ostrander, third from left, competes in the women’s 3000-meter steeplechase at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials on Thursday, June 24, 2021, in Eugene, Oregon. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Ostrander finishes 7th in 5,000 at Portland Track Festival

Allie Ostrander, a 2015 graduate of Kenai Central, made her return to the track Saturday at the Portland Track Festival in Oregon. Ostrander, 25, finished… Continue reading

Allie Ostrander, third from left, competes in the women’s 3000-meter steeplechase at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials on Thursday, June 24, 2021, in Eugene, Oregon. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Morgan Aldridge leads riders down a hill at the start of Week 3 of the Soldotna Cycle Series on Thursday, July 18, 2019, at Tsalteshi Trails. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Sterling’s Aldridge wins The Why Not Tri

Sterling’s Morgan Aldridge won The Why Not Tri on Sunday in Wasilla. The adult race involved a 400-yard swim, 9.5-mile bike and 5-kilometer run. Aldridge… Continue reading

Morgan Aldridge leads riders down a hill at the start of Week 3 of the Soldotna Cycle Series on Thursday, July 18, 2019, at Tsalteshi Trails. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Atticus Gibson of the Post 20 Twins slides under the tag of Dimond's Shane Stephan to get out of a rundown Saturday, June 11, 2022, at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Post 20 Twins split with Dimond, get swept by South

Only one week ago, Soldotna, Kenai Central and Kodiak were battling it out at the Division II state baseball tournament in Wasilla. Saturday, the best… Continue reading

Atticus Gibson of the Post 20 Twins slides under the tag of Dimond's Shane Stephan to get out of a rundown Saturday, June 11, 2022, at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Soldotna’s Dylan Dahlgren wins the discus at the SoHi Invitational on Saturday, April 30, 2022, at Soldotna High School in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

SoHi’s Dahlgren nabs athlete of meet at Brian Young Invitational

Soldotna graduate Dylan Dahlgren led the Kenai Peninsula at the Brian Young Invitational in Homer on June 3 and 4 by setting the Soldotna High… Continue reading

Soldotna’s Dylan Dahlgren wins the discus at the SoHi Invitational on Saturday, April 30, 2022, at Soldotna High School in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Members of the AK-49ers, Stacey Segura, Jordan Weber, Viannie Kazan, Kelsey Clark, Shaylynn Zener, Amanda McDowell, Maureen Sabado and Laura Roofe, pose at the 2022 USA Volleyball Open National Championship in Orlando, Florida. The event was held from May 27 to June 1. The AK-49ers placed 17th out of 35 teams in the Women's B Division and fifth in the bronze bracket. (Photo provided)

Area volleyball players compete at nationals

A pair of adult volleyball teams, the AK-49ers and the AK Dippers, competed in the 2022 USA Volleyball Open National Championship in Orlando, Florida. The… Continue reading

Members of the AK-49ers, Stacey Segura, Jordan Weber, Viannie Kazan, Kelsey Clark, Shaylynn Zener, Amanda McDowell, Maureen Sabado and Laura Roofe, pose at the 2022 USA Volleyball Open National Championship in Orlando, Florida. The event was held from May 27 to June 1. The AK-49ers placed 17th out of 35 teams in the Women's B Division and fifth in the bronze bracket. (Photo provided)
The seven runners left in the Tsalteshi Backyard Ultra ѠDave Short, Zach Behney, Sean Goff, Carrie Setian, Kent Peterson, Yvonne Leutwyler and Rustin Hitchcock Ѡtake off on their fifth lap of the 4.167-mile loop Friday at 9 p.m. Runners will keep doing the loop each hour until only the winner remains. The winner gets a ticket to the Tartarus Backyard Ultra in Spokane, Washington, on July 30. There were 15 runners at the start of the Tsalteshi Backyard Ultra. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Behney wins Tsalteshi Backyard Ultra

Zach Behney won the first Tsalteshi Backyard Ultra on Saturday at Tsalteshi Trails just outside of Soldotna. At the Tsalteshi Backyard Ultra, runners had to… Continue reading

The seven runners left in the Tsalteshi Backyard Ultra ѠDave Short, Zach Behney, Sean Goff, Carrie Setian, Kent Peterson, Yvonne Leutwyler and Rustin Hitchcock Ѡtake off on their fifth lap of the 4.167-mile loop Friday at 9 p.m. Runners will keep doing the loop each hour until only the winner remains. The winner gets a ticket to the Tartarus Backyard Ultra in Spokane, Washington, on July 30. There were 15 runners at the start of the Tsalteshi Backyard Ultra. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
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Oilers drop series finale to Goldpanners

The Peninsula Oilers dropped a 3-2 decision to the Alaska Goldpanners of Fairbanks on Thursday in nonleague play at Growden Memorial Park in Fairbanks. The… Continue reading

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Bird Homestead Golf Report: Senior tees are in

Jeff Gilman and his crew have been hard at work and even put in senior tee boxes, one of the only courses in Alaska with… Continue reading

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Twins sweep Bartlett

The American Legion Post 20 Twins swept league and nonleague games from Bartlett on Thursday in Anchorage. The Twins won the league game 7-2 in… Continue reading

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Pollen collects on the beak of a female rufous hummingbird and is transferred from flower to flower. (Photo by T. Eskelin, USFWS)

Refuge Notebook: Only warm-blooded pollinator on peninsula has wings, will travel

This past weekend I participated in the Summer Hummingbird Days event hosted by the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. It was a great event focusing on… Continue reading

Pollen collects on the beak of a female rufous hummingbird and is transferred from flower to flower. (Photo by T. Eskelin, USFWS)
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Twins top East in season opener

The American Legion Post 20 Twins used a steady dose of offense to top East 14-3 in Anchorage in the season opener for both teams.… Continue reading

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Goldpanners walk off on Oilers

The Alaska Goldpanners of Fairbanks defeated the Peninsula Oilers 6-5 on Wednesday at Growden Memorial Park in Fairbanks in nonleague play. The game was scheduled… Continue reading

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Oilers, Panners play to tie in opener

The Peninsula Oilers played to a 3-all tie with the Alaska Goldpanners of Fairbanks in Fairbanks on Tuesday in the season opener for both teams.… Continue reading

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Allie Ostrander, third from left, competes in the women’s 3000-meter steeplechase at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials on Thursday, June 24, 2021, in Eugene, Oregon. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Ostrander returns to racing with victory

Allie Ostrander, a 2015 graduate of Kenai Central, made what she described on her YouTube channel as a “pretty low key” return to racing by… Continue reading

Allie Ostrander, third from left, competes in the women’s 3000-meter steeplechase at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials on Thursday, June 24, 2021, in Eugene, Oregon. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
The Soldotna baseball team celebrates winning the Division II state tournament Saturday, June 4, 2022, at Wasilla High School in Wasilla, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

SoHi baseball claims 1st state title in program history

Gibson dominates on mound, at plate

The Soldotna baseball team celebrates winning the Division II state tournament Saturday, June 4, 2022, at Wasilla High School in Wasilla, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)