Sports

Ostrander receives Elite 90 award, will attempt distance double

Boise State redshirt junior Allie Ostrander was announced as the women’s Elite 90 award winner Thursday for Division I Indoor Track and Field. The honor… Continue reading

Southcentral hoops tourney ready to make noise in Seward

It may seem quiet this time of year at the end of the Alaska Railroad in the small town of Seward, but the energy inside… Continue reading

  • Mar 7, 2019
Soldotna’s Danica Schmidt drives for a bucket Jan. 18, 2019, against Colony at Soldotna High School. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Soldotna girls, boys hoops ready to host NLC tourney

The Soldotna boys have not won a Northern Lights Conference title since 1991. The Soldotna girls have not won a Northern Lights Conference title since… Continue reading

Soldotna’s Danica Schmidt drives for a bucket Jan. 18, 2019, against Colony at Soldotna High School. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)
Black Hills State University freshman and 2015 Kenai Central graduate Jonah Theisen celebrates winning the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the NCAA Division II Track and Field Championships in May 2016 in Bradenton, Florida. (Photo provided by Black Hills State University)

Kenai Central grad Jonah Theisen gets prestigious NCAA scholarship

Jonah, Jordan Theisen to compete at Division II nationals Friday

Black Hills State University freshman and 2015 Kenai Central graduate Jonah Theisen celebrates winning the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the NCAA Division II Track and Field Championships in May 2016 in Bradenton, Florida. (Photo provided by Black Hills State University)

Kenai’s Satathite signs to run at Western Colorado University

Kenai Central senior Brooke Satathite signed a National Letter of Intent on Monday to run cross-country and track for Division II Western Colorado University in… Continue reading

Peninsula racers compete at Tour of Anchorage

Kenai Peninsula athletes put together several top-10 finishes in the Tour of Anchorage ski and bike races Sunday. Bradley Walters of Soldotna led the peninsula… Continue reading

Hoops roundup: SoHi sweeps Homer to honor seniors

The Soldotna basketball programs swept a Saturday Senior Night doubleheader to reach several milestones. The Class 4A SoHi girls dominated the Class 3A Homer Mariners… Continue reading

Nikolaevsk boys top Ninilchik for 1st Peninsula Conference crown; Lumen stops Wolverines for 2nd place

The first season Nikolaevsk head coach Steve Klaich started trying to win Peninsula Conference championship — 1989-90 — Ronald Reagan and then George H.W. Bush… Continue reading

CIA girls stifle Nikolaevsk for Peninsula Conference title; Warriors come back for 2nd

The adage of defense winning championships has been proven time and time again. Rarely is it proven as drastically as it was in Cook Inlet… Continue reading

Bulldogs sweep emotion-packed Nikiski Senior Night

The emotions flowed Friday night in the Nikiski High School gym as the Bulldogs basketball teams celebrated senior night, and the wins followed suit. Nikiski… Continue reading

Magicians topple Brown Bears

The visiting Kenai River Brown Bears dropped a 5-3 decision to the Minnesota Magicians on Saturday in North American Hockey League play. The loss means… Continue reading

Calvert signs to run DII track, XC

Kenai Central senior Jaycie Calvert inked a letter of commitment Feb. 11 to run cross-country and track at Division II University of Colorado in Colorado… Continue reading

Nikiski girls sink late shot to beat Soldotna

Too bad the Nikiski and Soldotna girls don’t play in the same class or conference. It would make games like Thursday’s all the more special.… Continue reading

Peninsula Conference title games: Nikolaevsk-CIA girls; Nikolaevsk-Ninilchik boys

The Nikolaevsk girls basketball team earned a spot in the Peninsula Conference tournament championship by defeating Ninilchik 45-32 on Thursday at Cook Inlet Academy. Nikolaevsk,… Continue reading

Bears push past Magicians in the 3rd

The Kenai River Brown Bears shook off a pair of ugly losses to defeat the host Minnesota Magicians 3-1 on Thursday in North American Hockey… Continue reading

The author with a pair of friends this past summer at Grewingk Glacier. (Photo provided by Megan Pacer)

Out of the Office: Hold my beer while I wade in glacial melt

Last week, the members of my team and I came in absolute dead last at trivia night. I normally wouldn’t share this with so broad… Continue reading

The author with a pair of friends this past summer at Grewingk Glacier. (Photo provided by Megan Pacer)

Refuge Notebook: An earthworm quandary

This last September we hosted two earthworm experts from the University of Minnesota, Dr. Kyungsoo Yoo and graduate student Adrian Wackett. They study how earthworms… Continue reading

Day 1 at Peninsula Conference tourney sees favorites, upsets win

One win on home court was all the Cook Inlet Academy girls needed Wednesday to book a spot in Friday night’s championship game at the… Continue reading

Eventual race winner Morgan Aldridge leads Carly Reimer and Amy Anderson at the Ski for Women on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, at Tsalteshi Trails. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Aldridge, Helminiak take FFS triathlon

Morgan Aldridge and Jeff Helminiak won a kind-of triathlon to end the Freezer Food Series on Sunday at Slikok Trails. Competitors could choose to make… Continue reading

Eventual race winner Morgan Aldridge leads Carly Reimer and Amy Anderson at the Ski for Women on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, at Tsalteshi Trails. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Soldotna’s Ray Chumley (middle) becomes sandwiched between Kenai’s Adam Trujillo (left) and Logan Baker Tuesday in a nonconference contest at Soldotna High School. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

SoHi hoops sweep Kenai again

The Soldotna basketball teams broke out the brooms against Kenai Central for a second time in three days Tuesday with a pair of nonconference victories… Continue reading

Soldotna’s Ray Chumley (middle) becomes sandwiched between Kenai’s Adam Trujillo (left) and Logan Baker Tuesday in a nonconference contest at Soldotna High School. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)