Sports

Klekotka nabs Divisional Star of the Week

Kenai River Brown Bears forward Alex Klekotka has been named the Bauer Hockey Midwest Division Star of the Week by the North American Hockey League.… Continue reading

Weekend pucks: Brown Bears finish 2018 in Wisconsin

The Kenai River Brown Bears returned from their 13-day holiday break to forge a weekend split in Janesville, Wisconsin, beating the North American Hockey League… Continue reading

SoHi girls capture Clarke Cochrane title

The Soldotna girls won’t be coming home empty-handed from their weekend trip to Ketchikan. The Stars capped a 3-0 weekend Saturday night with the girls… Continue reading

Weekend hoops: SoHi girls go to Ketchikan title game

For the second time in two days, the Soldotna boys hoops team went to overtime, but on this occasion came out with the victory. The… Continue reading

Local hoops results at holiday tournaments

Holiday vacation doesn’t mean there’s nothing happening for prep basketball teams. Peninsula teams began weekend tournaments Thursday with the Clarke Cochrane Christmas Classic in Ketchikan… Continue reading

Owens, Bethe win Freezer Food Series 5

Tyle Owens and Amber Bethe won Freezer Food Series Race 5, a six-mile fat bike race, Sunday at Slikok Trails just outside of Soldotna. Owens… Continue reading

Larger, 8-team Southcentral Conference ready to rock

The hoops field is getting crowded in the Class 3A Southcentral Conference. The addition of Kenai Central to the Class 3A level of high school… Continue reading

Season preview: SoHi hoops facing challenges as lone 4A peninsula team

Upon waving goodbye to its crosstown rival in the N0rthern Lights Conference, the Soldotna Stars suddenly have no one else with which to play. The… Continue reading

Friday hoops roundup: Kenai sweeps Homer; Seward, Nome split

The visiting Kenai Central boys came back from a 40-32 deficit in the fourth quarter to edge Homer 48-47 in Southcentral Conference action Friday night.… Continue reading

Nikolaevsk basketball sweeps Ninilchik

The host Nikolaevsk girls and boys basketball teams swept Ninilchik in a key early season Peninsula Conference matchup. The Wolverines were playing their first games,… Continue reading

SoHi hockey blanks Kenai

It’s becoming increasingly difficult to score on the Soldotna Stars these days. The SoHi hockey team used a complete effort Thursday night to put away… Continue reading

Out of the Office: At the edge of the world

Anniversaries are strange things — in many ways they are arbitrary, days we mark on a calendar to keep us from forgetting that we have… Continue reading

Class 1A basketball preview: Coaches expect parity

Preseason prognostication at the Class 1A level can either be really easy or really hard. Easy is when there is a team so dominant that… Continue reading

Refuge notebook: Building new trail builds community

By ERIN McKITTRICK From Lunch Mountain, on Kachemak Bay State Park’s Tutka Backdoor Trail, Mount Iliamna appears perfectly framed between the fjord’s forested slopes. We… Continue reading

Kenai’s Cooper has best World Cup biathlon result of season

Travis Cooper, a 2015 graduate of Kenai Central in his first year at the World Cup biathlon circuit, had his best result of the season… Continue reading

Results posted for Homer Candy Cane ski meet

The Homer Candy Cane ski meet was held Dec. 14 at the Lookout Mountain ski trails. The meet, which featured the freestyle technique, was moved… Continue reading

Brown Bears promote Hedlund to Associate General Manager

The Kenai River Brown Bears have promoted Chris Hedlund from Director of Hockey Operations to Associate General Manager. According to a press release from the… Continue reading

Kenai Central graduate Danielson leads area at loaded Besh Cup

Karl Danielson, a 2018 graduate of Kenai Central High School who currently skis for the University of Alaska Fairbanks, led the Kenai Peninsula at Besh… Continue reading

Kenai’s Cooper helps US to 12th in World Cup biathlon relay

Travis Cooper, a 2015 graduate of Kenai Central, helped the U.S. biathlon team to 12th place in a World Cup 4-by-7.5-kilometer relay Sunday in Hochfilzen,… Continue reading

Aldridge, Helminiak take Freezer Food Series 4

Morgan Aldridge and Jeff Helminiak took victories at Race 4 of the Freezer Food Series on Sunday at Tsalteshi Trails. Aldridge was the top woman… Continue reading