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The author’s fancy new skis are seen here during a ski in early January 2020. (Photo by Kat Sorensen)

Tangled Up in Blue: Don’t think twice

When my first Alaska Permanent Fund dividend hit my bank account, I did what every Alaskan wants to do, no matter how fiscally responsible they… Continue reading

The author’s fancy new skis are seen here during a ski in early January 2020. (Photo by Kat Sorensen)

Day 1 of Peninsula Conference tourney

The Birchwood Christian boys, Nikolaevsk boys and Lumen Christi girls picked up victories Wednesday at the first round of the Peninsula Conference basketball tournament at… Continue reading

Peninsula Conference tourney tips off today

Cook Inlet Academy will play host to the Peninsula Conference basketball tournament today through Saturday, with two girls and two boys Class 1A state berths… Continue reading

CIA girls, boys cagers sweep Homer JV

The host Cook Inlet Academy girls and boys basketball teams swept Homer’s junior varsity Monday in nonconference play. The CIA girls defeated Homer’s JV 37-31.… Continue reading

Soldotna’s Youngren calls trials ‘one of the most amazing experiences of my life’

Soldotna’s Megan Youngren, 28, finished 230th with a time of 2 hours, 50 minutes, 27 seconds, Saturday in the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials in Atlanta.… Continue reading

Hoops roundup: Homer girls top Nikiski in overtime

The host Homer girls basketball team defeated Nikiski 45-43 in overtime Friday in Southcentral Conference play. The Mariners led 12-7 after the first quarter, but… Continue reading

Soldotna cagers celebrate senior day by sweeping Kenai

The Soldotna girls and boys basketball teams pulled off a senior night sweep over rival Kenai Central on Saturday in nonconference basketball action. The Stars… Continue reading

Seward’s Anevay Ambrosiani and Sequoia Sieverts fight with Kenai’s Damaris Severson for the ball Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai girls, Seward boys notch wins

The Kenai Central girls and Seward boys notched Southcentral Conference victories on an intense night of basketball fueled by a Cliff Massie Court packed due… Continue reading

Seward’s Anevay Ambrosiani and Sequoia Sieverts fight with Kenai’s Damaris Severson for the ball Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Out of the Office: Dropping a line

In my ongoing quest to shake off my Florida roots and achieve the illustrious title of “Real Alaskan,” I recently managed to cross an important… Continue reading

Refuge Notebook: I Think I Can Ski

Let us start with a riddle. There are 11 frogs sitting on a log. Five of the frogs decide to jump off the log. How… Continue reading

Ninilchik boys, Nikolaevsk girls pick up wins

The Ninilchik and Nikolaevsk basketball teams split Peninsula Conference games Wednesday in Ninilchik. In the girls game, Nikolaevsk pulled off a 61-16 victory. The Warriors… Continue reading

Allie Ostrander competes in a women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase preliminary heat Thursday, June 6, 2019, at the NCAA Div. I Track and Field Championships in Austin, Texas. (Photo provided by Boise State Athletics)

Ostrander runs at USATF meet, Carstens scores big for Chicago State

Allie Ostrander, a 2015 graduate of Kenai Central high school, took seventh place in the women’s 3,000-meter run at the USATF Indoor Championships on Feb.… Continue reading

Allie Ostrander competes in a women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase preliminary heat Thursday, June 6, 2019, at the NCAA Div. I Track and Field Championships in Austin, Texas. (Photo provided by Boise State Athletics)

Kenai boys survive historic shooting night from Nikiski’s Stafford

The Kenai Central boys survived a historic shooting effort from Nikiski’s Austin Stafford on Tuesday to secure a 71-67 overtime victory over the Bulldogs in… Continue reading

Weeks ties NAHL games record as Bears get swept

On a weekend where Soldotna’s Preston Weeks tied the North American Hockey League record for most games played, the Kenai River Brown Bears were swept… Continue reading

State skiing: Homer’s Daigle, girls capture Division II crowns

The relentless snowflakes falling didn’t deter Alaska’s best high school skiers this weekend at the expansive Kincaid Park trails that line the west coast of… Continue reading

  • Feb 23, 2020
Homer’s Clayton Beachy pressures Redington’s Tony Rogers during a Friday, Feb. 21, 2020 basketball game in the Alice Witte Gymnasium in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Friday, Saturday hoops roundup for Peninsula

The host Colony boys basketball team completed a weekend sweep over Soldotna with a 50-25 Northern Lights Conference victory. Colony led 11-9 after the first… Continue reading

Homer’s Clayton Beachy pressures Redington’s Tony Rogers during a Friday, Feb. 21, 2020 basketball game in the Alice Witte Gymnasium in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Kenai girls beat Grace, lose to ACS; Kards boys swept by Grizzlies, Lions

The Grace Christian basketball teams proved a tough competitor for host Kenai Central on Friday night, with the Kenai girls pulling off a narrow victory… Continue reading

  • Feb 22, 2020

Nikiski girls, Houston boys get conference wins

The Nikiski and Houston basketball teams split a pair of Southcentral Conference games Friday in Nikiski. The Bulldogs girls eventually broke free in a tight… Continue reading

Hoops roundup: SoHi boys get best of Houston

After being stuck in Turnagain Pass for a few hours due to weather, the Soldotna boys basketball team made its way to Houston and won… Continue reading

SoHi boys, Homer girls have solid start at state ski

The Homer girls and Soldotna boys got off to a promising start at the state Nordic ski meet Thursday at Kincaid Park in Anchorage. The… Continue reading