Sports

Bears’ Ritchie excels in classroom, faceoff circle

Kenai River Brown Bears forward Logan Ritchie, 19, excels in both the classroom and the faceoff circle, and that’s brought him an opportunity to try… Continue reading

Newly designed stickers by local artist Pat Race wait for voters during early voting at the State Office Building on Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Tangled up in blue: Forced analogies

If I had a choice, every afternoon would be like this afternoon. I’m sitting on a bench on my front lawn and the sun is… Continue reading

Newly designed stickers by local artist Pat Race wait for voters during early voting at the State Office Building on Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Anna’s Hummingbird banded in Homer

Oct. 17, 2018, will be one for the record books. The day began like many others, dealing with an injured bald eagle that needed transport… Continue reading

Peninsula prep hockey teams enter season of change

At the end of the 2018-19 Alaska prep hockey season, there will be two state champion teams crowned, but every team will have a shot… Continue reading

Southcentral Conference teams look to avoid at-large limbo

There are only two state berths available at the eight-team Southcentral Conference volleyball tournament Friday and Saturday at Anchorage Christian Schools. And then there is… Continue reading

Nikiski grad Thompson earns tie vs. No. 1 Stanford

Rachel Thompson, a 2015 graduate of Nikiski High School, earned her second Pac-12 Goalkeeper of the Week honor on Tuesday. Thompson, a redshirt junior, was… Continue reading

Stars face parity in NLC tourney

The easiest thing for the Soldotna volleyball team to do to earn a second straight Class 4A state berth will be to defeat Palmer today… Continue reading

Ninilchik grad Vanderford moves to 6-0 as MMA pro

Austin Vanderford, a 2008 graduate of Ninilchik School, improved to 6-0 in his professional MMA career with a win over Brazil’s Edmilson Freitas on Oct.… Continue reading

Seward Kings of the Mountain announced

The King of the Mountain Duals were held Friday and Saturday in Seward. The duals portion of the tournament was designed to get wrestlers as… Continue reading

Kodiak boys, Palmer girls take region swim titles in Homer pool

It was hard to catch Kenai Central senior Savaii Heaven in the pool Saturday, but it wasn’t hard out of the water. Heaven, who stood… Continue reading

Truesdell, Benner earn big honors for SoHi

The Soldotna football team earned three of the five major awards in Division II all-state balloting announced Saturday. Junior Jersey Truesdell was Offensive Player of… Continue reading

IceRays sweep Brown Bears

The visiting Kenai River Brown Bears dropped a 3-1 and 5-2 decisions to the Corpus Christi (Texas) IceRays on Friday and Saturday in North American… Continue reading

Homer wrestling takes 6th at Monster Bash tourney

The Homer wrestling team took sixth place at the Monster Bash Duals on Friday and Saturday in Anchorage. Homer lost to Colony 60-12, defeated Service… Continue reading

Kenai Central cheer squad competes at Rally in the Valley

The Kenai Central cheerleading team did not take any top-two honors at the Rally in the Valley at Colony High School on Oct. 20, but… Continue reading

Nikiski volleyball topples Seward, Homer

The host Nikiski volleyball team closed the regular season by defeating Seward on Friday and Homer on Saturday to put itself in great position to… Continue reading

Friday: Homer volleyball sweeps Kenai

The Homer volleyball team took another step in making its case as a team to beat in the Southcentral Conference, as well as the Class… Continue reading

Ostrander leads Boise State women to 2nd in Mountain West

One of the reasons 2015 Kenai Central graduate Allie Ostrander signed with Boise State was to be a part of building a successful program. That… Continue reading

SoHi beats Kenai on Pink Out night

No matter the final result of Thursday’s nonconference match between the Soldotna and Kenai Central volleyball programs, all parties were sure to win. That’s because… Continue reading

NLC swimming: Stars look to interrupt Kodiak’s dominance

This weekend at the Northern Lights Conference swimming and diving meet in Homer, it’s time to see who has put in the work. Not only… Continue reading

Outdoor living: I don’t think we’re in Alaska anymore

If you are new to Alaska, this is not normal. If you are new to this place that sits above the 60th parallel (most of… Continue reading