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Helgeson finds right fit with resurgent Brown Bears

When Anchorage’s Max Helgeson walked into the Kenai River Brown Bears main training camp in August as a free agent in the North American Hockey… Continue reading

Tangled Up In Blue: Running Through a Refuge

The Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge isn’t quiet. When I ran through the Kenai Wildlife Refuge in November, the only thing I heard was crunching… Continue reading

SoHi takes down slimmed-down Homer in dual meet

A handful of forfeits on the part of the Homer Mariners helped the Soldotna wrestling team to victory Wednesday during a dual meet between the… Continue reading

Brown Bears promote Hedlund to GM role

The Kenai River Brown Bears announced the promotion of Chris Hedlund to General Manager in a press release Wednesday. Hedlund will take over the GM… Continue reading

Pigskin Pick ‘Em: Plentiful reasons to be thankful, even amid poor season

A slew of near misses in the NFL’s 12th week has dropped our season total to 75-93 against the spread. With only five weeks left… Continue reading

Bears’ Pavlisin gets Midwest Division Star of Week

Kenai River Brown Bears goaltender Landon Pavlisin was named the Bauer Midwest Division Star of the Week on Monday by the North American Hockey League.… Continue reading

Boonstra, Youngren, Dahl take Freezer Food Series run

The running portion of the Freezer Food Series at Tsalteshi Trails wrapped up with a 7-kilometer ice run Sunday. The win went to Todd Boonstra… Continue reading

Area swimmers do well at Turkey Time Invitational

The Turkey Time Invitational youth swim meet was held Friday and Saturday in Homer. Winners from Kenai Peninsula clubs follow: Girls 15 and over 200-yard… Continue reading

Brown Bears sweep Ice Dogs, win 10th straight

The Kenai River Brown Bears kept the good vibes rolling Saturday night with a 4-3 shootout victory over the Fairbanks Ice Dogs, capping a three-game… Continue reading

SoHi commands round of wrestling duals over peninsula rivals

The Soldotna wrestling team went 3-0 Friday in a round of dual meets at Soldotna High School, beating Kenai Central, Nikiski and Homer. The Stars… Continue reading

Homer’s Alden Ross (left) tries to get the puck past Kenai goalie Thomas Baker during a Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019 hockey game at Kevin Bell Arena in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer, Kenai Central skate to tie

The host Homer hockey team tied with Kenai Central 4-4 on Saturday in Railbelt Conference play. “It was a good effort,” Kenai Central head coach… Continue reading

Homer’s Alden Ross (left) tries to get the puck past Kenai goalie Thomas Baker during a Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019 hockey game at Kevin Bell Arena in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Unalaska volleyball squad takes Borealis Conference title; Nikolaevsk wins Denali Conference for 7th straight year

The Unalaska volleyball team defeated Susitna Valley in five games Saturday at Cook Inlet Academy to win the Borealis Conference championship. Both squads qualified for… Continue reading

Brown Bears hold off Ice Dogs, win 9th straight

On a Friday evening which saw the Kenai River Brown Bears take a 5-2 lead into the third period and furiously hold on for a… Continue reading

Season preview: Prep ski teams looking for snow, success

In the modern climate that creates the seasons in Alaska, it has become increasingly paramount for Nordic skiers to spice up their training routine in… Continue reading

The Homer hockey team celebrates a 4-3 overtime win over Soldotna, Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Homer hockey beats SoHi in OT again

With the game on the line, the Homer Mariners received another dose of late magic from a familiar face Friday night at the Soldotna Regional… Continue reading

The Homer hockey team celebrates a 4-3 overtime win over Soldotna, Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Brown Bears blow past Ice Dogs for 8th straight win

As the leading team atop the North American Hockey League Midwest Division and the club with the current longest win streak, the Kenai River Brown… Continue reading

CIA, Ninilchik fall on 1st day of Borealis volleyball

Host Cook Inlet Academy and Ninilchik both lost on the first day of the Borealis Conference volleyball tournament Thursday. The Eagles, the No. 7 seed,… Continue reading

Out of the office: The bigger the moment, the bigger the reaction

There’s something about big moments and important games that I just can’t get enough of. As a sportswriter, it’s naturally in my DNA to salivate… Continue reading

Pigskin Pick ‘Em: Column returning to life in NFL season

The column posted its third week in the black out the last four with another 7-5 mark against the spread in the NFL’s 11th ledger… Continue reading

Kenai River Brown Bears forward Cody Moline carries the puck behind the net against the Springfield (Illinois) Jr. Blues on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Series preview: Ice Dogs to provide big test for red-hot Brown Bears

Dare long-suffering Brown Bears fans believe? The Kenai River club has raised hopes of making the playoffs for the first time since the 2013-14 season… Continue reading

Kenai River Brown Bears forward Cody Moline carries the puck behind the net against the Springfield (Illinois) Jr. Blues on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)