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Kenai hockey sweeps weekend from Kodiak

The visiting Kenai Central hockey team swept the weekend from Kodiak, winning 9-1 on Friday and 12-2 on Saturday in Northern Lights Conference play. The… Continue reading

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Soldotna skaters edge Homer in 1st Carlin Cup

The Soldotna hockey team defeated Homer 2-1 on Thursday in Northern Lights Conference action at Kevin Bell Arena in Homer. The Stars moved to 4-3… Continue reading

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Thursday hoops: Seward girls, boys win at Delta tourney

The Metlakatla and Bethel girls and boys finished undefeated after the first day of the round-robin Rus Hitchcock Tip Off Tournament on Thursday in Nikiski.… Continue reading

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Skating on Arc Lake. (Ashlyn O'Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Out of the Office: New year, new hobby

As the saying goes, you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. I don’t know if the word “can’t” is the best choice for that… Continue reading

Skating on Arc Lake. (Ashlyn O'Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
Kenai Central's Sierra Hershberger keeps the ball from Bethel's Kyana Harpak on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2024, at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Bethel basketball sweeps Kenai

The Bethel basketball team swept host Kenai Central on Wednesday in nonconference action. In the girls game, the Warriors ran away in the fourth quarter… Continue reading

Kenai Central's Sierra Hershberger keeps the ball from Bethel's Kyana Harpak on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2024, at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Kenai Central's Emma Beck attacks against Seward's Mikinley Williams and Robin Cronin on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2023, at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai’s Beck named Gatorade Alaska Volleyball Player of the Year

Kenai Central senior Emma Beck was named the 2023-24 Gatorade Alaska Volleyball Player of the Year on Monday. The Gatorade website has its Alaska volleyball… Continue reading

Kenai Central's Emma Beck attacks against Seward's Mikinley Williams and Robin Cronin on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2023, at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Kenai Central's Logan Mese celebrates his game-clinching goal against Soldotna on Friday, Jan. 5, 2024, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Mese hat trick leads Kenai hockey past Soldotna

Kenai Central’s Logan Mese had three goals and an assist to lead the Kardinals to a 5-3 victory over Soldotna in Northern Lights Conference play… Continue reading

Kenai Central's Logan Mese celebrates his game-clinching goal against Soldotna on Friday, Jan. 5, 2024, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
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Kenai’s Fallon, Soldotna’s Boonstra win Homer Skiathlon

Greg Fallon won an individual title to lead the Kenai Central boys to the team victory, while Tania Boonstra did the same for the Soldotna… Continue reading

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Saturday hoops: Seward notches sweep in Homer

The visiting Seward girls notched a 38-30 victory over Homer on Saturday in Peninsula Conference play. The Seahawks improved to 2-0 in the league and… Continue reading

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Brown Bears drop 2 games to Windigo to end winless trip to Lower 48

The visiting Kenai River Brown Bears dropped a pair of games to the Wisconsin Windigo on Friday and Saturday in North American Hockey League play.… Continue reading

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Friday hoops: Peninsula squads dive into conference action

The visiting Soldotna girls basketball team notched a 57-47 victory over Kodiak on Friday to move to 1-0 in the Northern Lights Conference and 4-3… Continue reading

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Brown Bears return from break with loss to the Jets

The Kenai River Brown Bears returned from the holiday break with a 9-3 loss to the host Janesville (Wisconsin) Jets on Thursday in North American… Continue reading

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A snowmachine at rest in front of the Snag Lake public use cabin. (Photo by credit Scott Slavick/USFWS)

Refuge Notebook: Preparedness is key to staying safe in the backcountry

If you spend any time in the backcountry, it’s bound to happen: an ankle sprain halfway into a day hike; afternoon wind unexpectedly turns a… Continue reading

A snowmachine at rest in front of the Snag Lake public use cabin. (Photo by credit Scott Slavick/USFWS)
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Saturday basketball: SoHi girls take 6th at Mountain City; Ninilchik sweeps CIA

The Soldotna girls finished sixth at the Mountain City Basketball Invitational in Anchorage on Saturday, while the Kenai boys were seventh and the Kenai girls… Continue reading

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Friday basketball: SoHi girls beat Kenai; Kards boys lose to Service JV

The Soldotna girls defeated Kenai Central on Friday at the Mountain City Basketball City Invitational, while the Kenai boys lost to Service junior varsity. The… Continue reading

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Thursday hoops: Kenai, SoHi lose at Mountain City; Ninilchik sweeps CIA

The Soldotna girls and Kenai girls and boys lost in the opening day of the Mountain City Basketball Invitational on Thursday in Anchorage. The Kardinals… Continue reading

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Lower left: 2023 Kenai Central High School alum Gavin Langham (#18) and 2021 Soldotna High School alum Dylan Walton battle over the puck in the second period of the annual Kenai/Nikiski and SoHi/Skyview alumni hockey game at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex on Friday, Dec. 22, 2023, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai/Nikiski narrowly defeats Soldotna/Skyview in annual alumni hockey game

The visiting Kenai/Nikiski team eked ahead with roughly four minutes left in the third period

Lower left: 2023 Kenai Central High School alum Gavin Langham (#18) and 2021 Soldotna High School alum Dylan Walton battle over the puck in the second period of the annual Kenai/Nikiski and SoHi/Skyview alumni hockey game at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex on Friday, Dec. 22, 2023, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
Skiers pursue stations at the Candy Cane Scramble on Friday, Dec. 15, 2023, at Tsalteshi Trails just outside of Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Local skiers compete at Candy Cane Scramble, Besh Cups 1 and 2

The Soldotna Nordic skiing team hosted the Candy Cane Scramble on Friday at Tsalteshi Trails. At the event, skiers had an hour to visit 10… Continue reading

Skiers pursue stations at the Candy Cane Scramble on Friday, Dec. 15, 2023, at Tsalteshi Trails just outside of Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Soldotna's Kaytlin McAnelly celebrates winning the girls title at 132 pounds Saturday, Dec. 16, 2023, at the state wrestling tournament at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Soldotna girls, Seward boys win state wrestling titles

Kenai Peninsula sweeps Most Outstanding Wrestler awards

Soldotna's Kaytlin McAnelly celebrates winning the girls title at 132 pounds Saturday, Dec. 16, 2023, at the state wrestling tournament at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Nikolaevsk's Kristin Klaich shoots on Cook Inlet Academy's Emilee Cragg and Anna Cizek on Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, at Cook Inlet Academy. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Saturday hoops: Mt. Edgecumbe girls, boys win Craig Jung tourney

The Mt. Edgecumbe girls and boys basketball teams won the Craig Jung “Kenai River Challenge” with 3-0 records Saturday. The Braves girls wrapped up the… Continue reading

Nikolaevsk's Kristin Klaich shoots on Cook Inlet Academy's Emilee Cragg and Anna Cizek on Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, at Cook Inlet Academy. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)