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Young samplings are better than a muffin to this moose on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. (Photo by Colin Canterbury/USFWS)

Refuge Notebook: We stand on the shoulders of giant moose

This story starts 2,500 miles southeast as the raven flies from Kenai National Wildlife Refuge to the heart of the Weminuche Wilderness in the southern… Continue reading

Young samplings are better than a muffin to this moose on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. (Photo by Colin Canterbury/USFWS)
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Homer wrestling hosts Nikiski, Soldotna for senior night

The Homer wrestling team hosted Nikiski and Soldotna on Tuesday for senior night. The Stars won both their duals, 111-33 against Homer and 27-12 against… Continue reading

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College football updates on Brantley III, Metcalf, Dahlgren

Soldotna High School graduate Galen Brantley III earned First Team All-North Star Athletic Association honors this season for Dickinson State University in Dickinson, North Dakota.… Continue reading

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Kenai Centra's Jack Laker leads skiers at the start of the Turkey Skate on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2023, at Tsalteshi Trails just outside of Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

SoHi’s Boonstra, Kenai’s Chase Laker win Turkey Skate to start ski season

Kenai Central’s Chase Laker and Soldotna’s Tania Boonstra won the Turkey Skate on Tuesday at Tsalteshi Trails just outside of Soldotna. There were no team… Continue reading

Kenai Centra's Jack Laker leads skiers at the start of the Turkey Skate on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2023, at Tsalteshi Trails just outside of Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
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Ice Dogs sweep Brown Bears

The Kenai River Brown Bears were swept by the Fairbanks Ice Dogs on Friday and Saturday at the Big Dipper Ice Arena in Fairbanks. The… Continue reading

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Nikiski's Destiny Langston and Soldotna' Meg Roberts battle at 235 pounds Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2023, at Soldotna High School in Soldotna, Alaska. Roberts won 7-4. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Soldotna wrestling celebrates senior night with 2 dual victories

The Soldotna wrestling team celebrated senior night by capturing a pair of dual meets Tuesday at Soldotna High School. The Stars, a Division I school,… Continue reading

Nikiski's Destiny Langston and Soldotna' Meg Roberts battle at 235 pounds Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2023, at Soldotna High School in Soldotna, Alaska. Roberts won 7-4. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
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Nikiski’s Johnson helps George Fox to historic season; Soldotna’s Arthur runs at NAIA nationals

Nikiski Middle-High School graduate Kaitlin Johnson helped the George Fox volleyball team to a historic season. Johnson is a senior defensive specialist at the school… Continue reading

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Soldotna junior Daisy Hannevold tries to turn Palmerճ Lillie Vansiegman during the girls 138-pound final of the Lancer Smith Memorial on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2023, at the Menard Arena in Wasilla. (Photo by Jeremiah Bartz/Frontiersman)

SoHi girls wrestlers win Lancer Smith Memorial, SoHi boys take 2nd

The Soldotna girls wrestling team won the Lancer Smith Memorial on Friday and Saturday at Menard Arena in Wasilla, while the Soldotna boys were second.… Continue reading

Soldotna junior Daisy Hannevold tries to turn Palmerճ Lillie Vansiegman during the girls 138-pound final of the Lancer Smith Memorial on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2023, at the Menard Arena in Wasilla. (Photo by Jeremiah Bartz/Frontiersman)
Kenai River's Dylan Contreras drives the net against Anchorage Wolverines' Jackson Stimple and Liam Beerman on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2023, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Saturday: Wolverines complete sweep of Brown Bears

The Anchorage Wolverines defeated the Kenai River Brown Bears 7-2 on Saturday in North American Hockey League action at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. The… Continue reading

Kenai River's Dylan Contreras drives the net against Anchorage Wolverines' Jackson Stimple and Liam Beerman on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2023, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Kenai Central's Will Howard attacks against Kodiak's Theron Glover on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2023, at the Kenai Multi-Purpose Facility in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Saturday: Colony wins Kenai River Cup

Colony defeated Palmer 6-5 in overtime on Saturday at the Kenai Multi-Purpose Facility to win the first Kenai River Cup. Both teams went into the… Continue reading

Kenai Central's Will Howard attacks against Kodiak's Theron Glover on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2023, at the Kenai Multi-Purpose Facility in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
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Saturday: Soldotna hockey bounces back against Juneau

The Soldotna hockey team defeated Juneau-Douglas Yadaa.at Kale 3-1 on Saturday in Northern Lights Conference play at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. The Stars avenged… Continue reading

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Soldotna's Chase Willis (left) celebrates his goal against Juneau-Douglas: Yadaa.at Kale with Draiden Mullican and Andrew Arthur on Friday, Nov. 17, 2023, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Friday: Juneau hockey holds off Soldotna’s comeback

The Juneau-Douglas: Yadaa.at Kale hockey team defeated Soldotna 4-3 on Friday in Northern Lights Conference play at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna. The… Continue reading

Soldotna's Chase Willis (left) celebrates his goal against Juneau-Douglas: Yadaa.at Kale with Draiden Mullican and Andrew Arthur on Friday, Nov. 17, 2023, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
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Friday: Wolverines defeat Brown Bears

The Anchorage Wolverines defeated the Kenai River Brown Bears 7-5 on Friday in North American Hockey League action at Ben Boeke Ice Arena in Anchorage.… Continue reading

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Friday: Colony, Palmer move to 2-0 at Kenai River Cup

Colony, Palmer and Tri-Valley picked up victories Friday at the second day of the Kenai River Cup at the Kenai Multi-Purpose Facility. Today at the… Continue reading

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Kenai Central's Seanna Swanson scrambles to make a save while Cole Langham and Kylee Verkuilen hold off Palmer's Elijah Von Gunten on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2023, during Kenai River Cup play at the Kenai Multi-Purpose Facility in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Homer, Palmer, Colony win on 1st day of Kenai River Cup

Homer, Palmer and Colony won on the first day of the Kenai River Cup on Thursday at the Kenai Multi-Purpose Facility in Kenai. The tournament,… Continue reading

Kenai Central's Seanna Swanson scrambles to make a save while Cole Langham and Kylee Verkuilen hold off Palmer's Elijah Von Gunten on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2023, during Kenai River Cup play at the Kenai Multi-Purpose Facility in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Jax Nash pushes the ball into the goal for Soldotna High School during a Rocket League match played against Rutland Senior Secondary School at Skyview Middle School in Soldotna, Alaska, on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2023. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

Esports: SoHi, Kenai, Nikiski secure spots in playoffs

The regular season for fall esports in Alaska came to a close this week, and teams from Kenai, Nikiski and Soldotna will be competing when… Continue reading

Jax Nash pushes the ball into the goal for Soldotna High School during a Rocket League match played against Rutland Senior Secondary School at Skyview Middle School in Soldotna, Alaska, on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2023. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)
An icy driveway in Kenai, Alaska, on Nov. 16, 2023. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Out of the Office: No column this week

I couldn’t write my Out of the Office column this week. Too hard. How is one supposed to settle on an appropriately outdoorsy topic amongst… Continue reading

An icy driveway in Kenai, Alaska, on Nov. 16, 2023. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
The Kenai Central volleyball team celebrates defeating Valdez for the Class 3A state title Saturday, Nov. 11, 2023, at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai retains Class 3A state volleyball title

They decided how the story ended. The Kenai Central volleyball team defeated Valdez 25-18, 19-25, 25-12 and 25-18 to win the Class 3A state championship… Continue reading

The Kenai Central volleyball team celebrates defeating Valdez for the Class 3A state title Saturday, Nov. 11, 2023, at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
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Soldotna volleyball team finishes tied for 5th at Class 4A state

The Soldotna volleyball team finished tied for fifth at the Class 4A state volleyball tournament Friday at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage. After losing… Continue reading

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Homer's Bryce Hagge competes against Soldotna's Grady Abrams at 112 pounds at the Homer Round Robin Rumble on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2023, at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Finn Heimbold/Homer News)

Homer Round Robin Rumble survives weather shakeup

The Best Western Bidarka Round Robin Rumble survived a winter weather shakeup to take place Saturday in Homer. Soldotna, Homer, Nikiski, Kenai Central and Houston… Continue reading

Homer's Bryce Hagge competes against Soldotna's Grady Abrams at 112 pounds at the Homer Round Robin Rumble on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2023, at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Finn Heimbold/Homer News)