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Miners top Oilers in extra innings

The Mat-Su Miners topped the Peninsula Oilers 4-3 in 11 innings Thursday in Alaska Baseball League play at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai. In… Continue reading

Twins take 3rd at Bill Miller Big Fish Wood Bat Tournament

The Post 20 Twins defeated Eagle River 14-2 Thursday at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai to take third place in the Bill Miller Big… Continue reading

What costs wood frogs an arm and a leg?

I was surprised to learn that despite the diverse wildlife in Alaska, the state has not a single reptile. Alaska’s cold conditions make life in… Continue reading

Oilers hold off Miners, win 2nd straight

The Peninsula Oilers held off the Mat-Su Miners for a 5-4 victory Wednesday at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai in Alaska Baseball League play.… Continue reading

Riana Boonstra, a 2018 graduate of Kenai Central, runs in the junior race at Mount Marathon in Seward, Alaska, on July 4, 2018. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Mount Marathon officials to wait until Thursday morning to decide on junior race

Mount Marathon Race officials will decide Thursday morning whether to cancel the junior race, which is scheduled for 9 a.m. The National Weather Service is… Continue reading

Riana Boonstra, a 2018 graduate of Kenai Central, runs in the junior race at Mount Marathon in Seward, Alaska, on July 4, 2018. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Teams from Ohio, Rhode Island advance to Big Fish title game

Everything continues to go well for the Post 300 River Bandits of Napoleon, Ohio, on the baseball diamonds in Alaska. On mountainous hiking trails, though,… Continue reading

Twins split 1st day of Wood Bat tourney

The Legion AA Twins got off to a solid start on the first day of the Bill Miller Big Fish Wood Bat tournament at Coral… Continue reading

A haze of wildfire smoke hangs around the slopes of Mount Marathon in Seward, Alaska, on July 1, 2019. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Wildfire smoke prompts Mount Marathon officials to issue unprecedented deferral option

It will be the first time all racers have the option of skipping the race and getting in next year.

A haze of wildfire smoke hangs around the slopes of Mount Marathon in Seward, Alaska, on July 1, 2019. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)
Anchorage’s Lars Arneson, a 2009 graduate of Cook Inlet Academy, passes Seward’s Erik Johnson to take seventh place at the Mount Marathon Race on July 4, 2018, in Seward. Johnson finished eighth.(Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Smoke has potential to shuffle Mount Marathon contenders

Runners with peninsula ties hope to have major impact on Thursday’s race

Anchorage’s Lars Arneson, a 2009 graduate of Cook Inlet Academy, passes Seward’s Erik Johnson to take seventh place at the Mount Marathon Race on July 4, 2018, in Seward. Johnson finished eighth.(Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Boise State redshirt sophomore Allie Ostrander runs to fourth place at the NCAA cross-country championships Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo provided by Michael Scott)

Degree in hand, Ostrander turns pro

According to the Idaho Statesman, 2015 Kenai Central graduate Allie Ostrander will go pro and forfeit her final year of athletic eligibility as Boise State… Continue reading

Boise State redshirt sophomore Allie Ostrander runs to fourth place at the NCAA cross-country championships Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo provided by Michael Scott)

Monday: Oilers walk off, snap 6-game skid

The Peninsula Oilers defeated the Anchorage Glacier Pilots 6-5 in 10 innings Monday in Alaska Baseball League action at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai.… Continue reading

Post 20 Twins pitcher Logan Smith delivers to Dimond on Sunday, June 23, 2019, at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Bill Miller tourney opens with 4 games today

The Bill Miller Big Fish Wood Bat Tournament opens today at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai with four games. At 10 a.m., Napoleon, Ohio,… Continue reading

Post 20 Twins pitcher Logan Smith delivers to Dimond on Sunday, June 23, 2019, at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Saturday night racing at Twin City Raceway

Mashing the gas and ripping the fence at Twin City Raceway in Kenai will get the adrenaline pumping for any race car driver. For Nikiski’s… Continue reading

Ostrander finishes 13th running against world’s best

Allie Ostrander, a 2015 graduate of Kenai Central High School, finished 13th in the 3,000-meter steeplechase Sunday at the Prefontaine Classic in Palo Alto, California.… Continue reading

Twins push winning streak to 8 in Kodiak

Days after combining with Post 20 teammate Harrison Metz on a no-hitter, Twins pitcher Logan Smith was up to his old tricks again Thursday in… Continue reading

Oilers drop 2 to Pilots

In a one-run game with the tying man 90 feet away, the Peninsula Oilers couldn’t find a way to bring him home in what was… Continue reading

Seward’s Fred Moore stands at the base of Mount Marathon in Seward, Alaska, on Monday, June 24, 2019. Moore will run in his 50th consecutive Mount Marathon race on July 4. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Seward’s Moore celebrating 50 years of running Mt. Marathon

‘Relish the crowd and don’t be looking tired at the end’

Seward’s Fred Moore stands at the base of Mount Marathon in Seward, Alaska, on Monday, June 24, 2019. Moore will run in his 50th consecutive Mount Marathon race on July 4. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)
Oilers outfielders Calvin Farris, Camden Vasquez and Paul Steffensen receive congratulations after the Oilers defeated the Chugiak-Eagle River Chinooks on Sunday, June 16, 2019, at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai, Alaska.

Hot-hitting Vasquez helping Oilers in early season

Don’t expect to hear much out of Camden Vasquez. His bat does all the talking for him. Vasquez, a 19-year-old Arizona native who is playing… Continue reading

Oilers outfielders Calvin Farris, Camden Vasquez and Paul Steffensen receive congratulations after the Oilers defeated the Chugiak-Eagle River Chinooks on Sunday, June 16, 2019, at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai, Alaska.

Twins run unbeaten string to 10

The American Legion Post 20 Twins pushed their unbeaten streak to 10 on Friday in Kodiak. The Twins won the league contest 9-6 before playing… Continue reading

Soldotna’s Kent Peterson crosses the finish line of the Spit Run 10K to the Bay on Saturday, June 29, 2019 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Smoke can’t stop Spit Run

Smoke drifting over from the Swan Lake Fire near Sterling obscured the normally picturesque view of Kachemak Bay that local runners have come to expect,… Continue reading

Soldotna’s Kent Peterson crosses the finish line of the Spit Run 10K to the Bay on Saturday, June 29, 2019 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)