Sports

Bears’ Thrun earns Midwest Division Star of Week

Forward Theo Thrun of the Kenai River Brown Bears was named the Bauer Midwest Division Star of the Week on Monday by the North American… Continue reading

Nikiski’s Eiter gets pair of 1st-team all-state nods

Nikiski’s Michael Eiter received a pair of first-team nods on the Division III all-state football teams announced Monday. Eiter was named first-team at wide receiver… Continue reading

Soldotna quarterback Jersey Truesdell throws a pass with pressure from Lathrop’s Jace Henry, Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, at the Div. II state football championship at Anchorage Football Stadium in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

SoHi lands 4 of 6 major All-State football awards

Hot off an eighth straight Division II state championship, the Soldotna Stars football program continued to haul in the postseason accolades Saturday with the release… Continue reading

Soldotna quarterback Jersey Truesdell throws a pass with pressure from Lathrop’s Jace Henry, Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, at the Div. II state football championship at Anchorage Football Stadium in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai races to 1st boys region swim title in school history

By Joey Klecka Peninsula Clarion A region championship decades in the making was finally brought to reality Saturday afternoon in the Kenai Central High School… Continue reading

Weekend volleyball: Nikiski wraps up top seed; Kenai, Homer also sweep on road

The Nikiski volleyball team wrapped up the top seed out of the Southcentral Conference with a pair of road victories this weekend. The Bulldogs swept… Continue reading

Dimond JV wins Ice Challenge; Kenai tops SoHi on Saturday

The Dimond junior varsity won the Peninsula Ice Challenge on Saturday at the Kenai Multi-Purpose Facility. Saturday, the Lynx topped Delta Junction 10-1 while Kenai… Continue reading

Brown Bears sweep Generals

The Kenai River Brown Bears pulled off a pair of dramatic comebacks to sweep the host Northeast (Massachusetts) Generals on Friday and Saturday in North… Continue reading

Wrestling roundup: Top Dog, Monster Mash girls and boys, King of the Mountain

Grace Christian won the Top Dog Invite on Friday and Saturday at Nikiski High School. The Grizzlies scored 206.5 points, while runner-up Colony had 198.5.… Continue reading

Seward’s Lydia Jacoby races in the girls 200-yard IM final Nov. 3, 2018, at the 2018 ASAA swimming and diving state championships at Bartlett High School. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Region III swim championships come to Kenai

The top of the Northern Lights Conference swimming and diving scene received a shakeup last fall when the Palmer girls raced to the team title… Continue reading

Seward’s Lydia Jacoby races in the girls 200-yard IM final Nov. 3, 2018, at the 2018 ASAA swimming and diving state championships at Bartlett High School. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Homer wrestlers defeat Grace

The host Homer wrestling team defeated Grace Christian 51-27 on Thursday night. Results follow: 189 — Anthony Kalugin, Hom, p. Jackson Tanner, 1:42; 215 —… Continue reading

Kenai holds off SoHi in 5 sets for thrilling senior night win; Wasilla tops Nikiski

Spooky things happen on Halloween night. Just ask the Soldotna volleyball team. The Class 4A Stars endured a house of horrors Thursday night at Kenai… Continue reading

Kenai, SoHi win at Peninsula Ice Challenge

The Kenai Central hockey team got head coach Scott Shelden a victory in his first game as a varsity head coach, defeating Delta Junction 8-0… Continue reading

The author ran a marathon in the snow and has been feeling pretty blue since. (Photo courtesy Kat Sorensen)

Tangled up in Runner’s Blues

I’m always looking for the right answer, the right way to do things. I manipulate my Google searches over and over, to find the hidden… Continue reading

The author ran a marathon in the snow and has been feeling pretty blue since. (Photo courtesy Kat Sorensen)

Freezer Food Series makes return this weekend

The Freezer Food Series makes its return for a third year this Sunday at the Tsalteshi Trails in Soldotna. The three-month series of community races… Continue reading

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Members of the Homer hockey team watch postgame ceremonies Saturday night after losing 6-5 in overtime to Palmer in the Div. II championshipat the Curtis Menard Sports Complex in Wasilla. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

High school hockey preview: Homer, SoHi look to finish job this year

The Soldotna and Homer hockey teams do not have to look hard for motivation this season. As prep hockey drops into action today through Saturday… Continue reading

Members of the Homer hockey team watch postgame ceremonies Saturday night after losing 6-5 in overtime to Palmer in the Div. II championshipat the Curtis Menard Sports Complex in Wasilla. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Pigskin Pick ‘Em: Finally! A winning week!

Week eight of the NFL season is proof that miracles can and do happen. The author of this demoralized column finally had a winning week… Continue reading

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Homer’s Karmyn Gallios dives for the ball during a Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019 volleyball game against Kenai Central High School in the Alice Witte Gymnasium in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Kenai netters top Homer on Mariners senior night

The Homer Mariner volleyball team suffered an emotional loss to Kenai Central High School on senior recognition night Tuesday. The Kardinals won the Southcentral Conference… Continue reading

Homer’s Karmyn Gallios dives for the ball during a Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019 volleyball game against Kenai Central High School in the Alice Witte Gymnasium in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Cooper selected for 1st 3 biathlon World Cups

Travis Cooper, a 2015 graduate of Kenai Central, has been selected by U.S. Biathlon to compete in the first three International Biathlon Union World Cup… Continue reading

Kenai cheerleaders named Grand Champion at Rally in the Valley

One year ago at the Rally in the Valley cheerleading competition at Colony High School, Kenai Central returned empty-handed, except for the knowledge of what… Continue reading

A pair of participants move up the trail during the 5K Costume Run on Oct. 19, 2019, near the Nikiski Community Recreation Center in Nikiski, Alaska. (Photo provided by Jackie Cason/North Peninsula Recreation)

Strausbaugh, Widman, Pothast win Costume Run

The Nikiski Community Recreation Center did a 5K Costume Run on Oct. 19. First place overall and for youth went to Jacob Strausbaugh in 24… Continue reading

A pair of participants move up the trail during the 5K Costume Run on Oct. 19, 2019, near the Nikiski Community Recreation Center in Nikiski, Alaska. (Photo provided by Jackie Cason/North Peninsula Recreation)