Sports

Driving through White Sands National Monument in New Mexico. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

El Paso or bust

It was minus 22 when we left for the Anchorage airport earlier this month. It was a sunny, beautiful drive north. The kind of bitter-cold… Continue reading

Driving through White Sands National Monument in New Mexico. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Thursday hoops roundup

The Nikiski boys opened up the Husky Shootout in Kotzebue with a 53-51 victory over Nome on Thursday. Noah Litke paced the Bulldogs with 17… Continue reading

Homer’s Haylee Owen tries to maintain control of the puck under pressure from Tri-Valley School’s Will Tomeo during a Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020 hockey game at Kevin Bell Arena in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer hockey defeats Tri-Valley

The MarinerS hockey team skated to an easy victory over the Tri-Valley Vikings in nonconference action Thursday night at the Kevin Bell Arena. Homer won… Continue reading

Homer’s Haylee Owen tries to maintain control of the puck under pressure from Tri-Valley School’s Will Tomeo during a Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020 hockey game at Kevin Bell Arena in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Ice Dogs take down Brown Bears

The Kenai River Brown Bears fell 7-2 on the road to the Fairbanks Ice Dogs on Thursday in North American Hockey League play. The Bears… Continue reading

Wilderness: Get out there and enjoy it

The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge has much to offer to those seeking any number of outdoor experiences: hiking, camping, canoeing, fishing, wildlife viewing, hunting and… Continue reading

  • Jan 30, 2020

Pigskin Pick ‘em: Getting Mitchell Trubisky in a Super Bowl column

We’ve finally made it to the end of the 2020 NFL road. This season, as much as any I can remember, was filled with wild… Continue reading

  • Jan 29, 2020

Homer JV girls cagers topple Ninilchik

The visiting Homer junior varsity basketball team defeated Ninilchik 30-19 on Wednesday in nonconference action. The Mariners led 4-3 after the first quarter and 10-5… Continue reading

Soldotna hockey tops Kenai to celebrate senior night

The Soldotna hockey team checked all the boxes Tuesday, notching a big win over a rival on senior night while staying alive for the Railbelt… Continue reading

Nikiski JV girls, Ninilchik boys notch victories

The Nikiski junior varsity and Ninilchik split nonconference basketball games Tuesday in Ninilchik. Nikiski JV took the girls game 40-28. The Bulldogs led 12-8 after… Continue reading

Peninsula high school sports

Tuesday Hockey Kenai at Soldotna, 7:30 p.m. Basketball Nikiski JV girls at Ninilchik, 4 p.m. Nikiski JV boys at Ninilchik, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday Basketball Homer… Continue reading

Hockey roundup: SoHi gets weekend sweep

Hockey roundup: SoHi gets weekend sweep

Brown Bears sweep Ice Wolves, snap 7-game skid

The Kenai River Brown Bears swept the New Mexico Ice Wolves on Friday and Saturday at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in North American Hockey… Continue reading

Hoops roundup: Nikiski, Homer split

The Nikiski girls and Homer boys picked up victories on Friday in Southcentral Conference action in Nikiski. The Bulldogs girls rolled to a 58-28 victory… Continue reading

SoHi girls, Palmer boys pick up NLC wins

Both Palmer and Soldotna high schools walked away with basketball wins Saturday at Soldotna High School. The SoHi girls and Palmer boys took Northern Lights… Continue reading

  • Jan 25, 2020

Daigle, Walters notch Kenai Klassic wins

Skiers at Friday’s Kenai Klassic at the Kenai Golf Course were able to handle the subzero cold. They had no answer for Homer’s Autumn Daigle… Continue reading

Hockey roundup: Homer, Soldotna net wins

Staff report Alden Ross used a hat trick to help Division II Homer score a nonconference road win over Division I Wasilla Thursday night at… Continue reading

Thursday hoops roundup

Mt. Edgecumbe topped visiting Kenai Central 41-28 in nonconference action Thursday. Lisa Strom had eight for the Braves, while Kailey Hamilton had eight points for… Continue reading

Bear Lake. Seward, Alaska. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/For the Clarion)

Tangled Up in Blue: A Bear Lake Loop

All summer long, you can find rowers, kayakers and more on Bear Lake just outside of Seward. Somewhere hidden on the west side, there’s a… Continue reading

Bear Lake. Seward, Alaska. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/For the Clarion)

Bears look to snap 7-game skid

Kenai River Brown Bears head coach Kevin Murdock does not think his team deserves to be on a seven-game losing streak as the Bears head… Continue reading

Refuge Notebook: Wildfire in Kenai Mountains tundra

Late last summer, as I waited in a line of traffic on the Sterling Highway to get through the Swan Lake Fire, smoke rose from… Continue reading