Sports

tease

Bird Homestead Golf Report: Men’s night draws 26 golfers

Driving all the way out to Mile 12 Funny River Road seems like a long drive, but it is worth every second. You will be… Continue reading

tease
Post 20 Twins’ Hunter Williams gets the force at second on East’s Alan Contreras but is late throwing to first for the double play Wednesday, July 13, 2022, at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Twins’ pitcher Williams wins Top Pitcher at state tourney

Hunter Williams of the American Legion Post 20 Twins earned the Top Pitcher in the Alaska Legion State Tournament Awards on Wednesday at the conclusion… Continue reading

Post 20 Twins’ Hunter Williams gets the force at second on East’s Alan Contreras but is late throwing to first for the double play Wednesday, July 13, 2022, at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
tease

Atkinson, Youngren take Salmon Run Series 4

Collin Atkinson and Megan Youngren won the fourth round of the Salmon Run Series on Wednesday at Tsalteshi Trails just outside of Soldotna. Atkinson toured… Continue reading

tease
Walking near the mudflats in Hope, Alaska, on Saturday, June 4, 2022. (Courtesy Sabine Poux)

Out of the Office: I’ll always have Alaska

The first time I came to the Kenai Peninsula I was on a solo weekend vacation about a month after I had moved to Anchorage.… Continue reading

Walking near the mudflats in Hope, Alaska, on Saturday, June 4, 2022. (Courtesy Sabine Poux)
The Peninsula Oilers celebrate a home run by Noah Hennings against the Anchorage Bucs on Sunday, July 24, 2022, at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai, Alaska. Hennings hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the seventh to invoke the mercy rule in a 13-3 victory. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Bucs take series from Oilers

The Peninsula Oilers bats are getting going just in time for the stretch run and the Alaska Baseball League playoffs. The Oilers lost their last… Continue reading

The Peninsula Oilers celebrate a home run by Noah Hennings against the Anchorage Bucs on Sunday, July 24, 2022, at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai, Alaska. Hennings hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the seventh to invoke the mercy rule in a 13-3 victory. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
tease

Twins fall to Chugiak in state semifinals

The American Legion Twins fell to Service 8-7 on Monday in the semifinals of the state tournament at Mulcahy Stadium in Anchorage. The Twins (17-15… Continue reading

tease
Peninsula Oilers second baseman Shunsuke Sakaino turns a double play as Dom Chacon of the Anchorage Bucs slides Friday, July 22, 2022, at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Oilers clinch playoff spot, split doubleheader

The Peninsula Oilers clinched a spot in the Alaska Baseball League playoffs by splitting a doubleheader with the Anchorage Bucs on Friday at Coral Seymour… Continue reading

Peninsula Oilers second baseman Shunsuke Sakaino turns a double play as Dom Chacon of the Anchorage Bucs slides Friday, July 22, 2022, at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Nick Varney
Nick Varney
tease

Haydon, Aldridge claim Soldotna Cycle Series victories

Rhys Haydon and Morgan Aldridge picked up victories in Soldotna Cycle Series 3 at Tsalteshi Trails just outside of Soldotna on Thursday. Haydon finished the… Continue reading

tease

Oilers rained out, to host doubleheader today

The Alaska Baseball League game between the Peninsula Oilers and the Anchorage Bucs scheduled for Thursday at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai was rained… Continue reading

tease

Laker, Boonstra win Salmon Run Series

Jack Laker and Jayna Boonstra won the third race of the Salmon Run Series on Wednesday at Tsalteshi Trails just outside of Soldotna. Laker finished… Continue reading

tease
tease

South nips Twins at 1st day of state

The American Legion Twins dropped their first game of the state tournament 3-2 to South on Thursday at Mulcahy Stadium in Anchorage. The first part… Continue reading

tease
A cow moose and calf eating cattails on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge on June 30, 2022. (Photo by Matt Bowser/USFWS)

Refuge Notebook: A cattail conundrum

I like cattails. They remind me of Florida, where largemouth bass and red-winged blackbirds lived around the patch of cattails on the lake where I… Continue reading

A cow moose and calf eating cattails on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge on June 30, 2022. (Photo by Matt Bowser/USFWS)
tease

Oilers sweep doubleheader from Pilots

The Peninsula Oilers swept a doubleheader from the Anchorage Glacier Pilots on Monday in Alaska Baseball League play at Mulcahy Stadium in Anchorage. Peninsula won… Continue reading

tease
Ryan Childers of the Kenai River Wolfpack tries to evade Hermit CRABS players Sam "Sue" Warner (front) and Steven Ganley on Saturday, July 16, 2022, at the 2022 Kenai Dipnet Fest Rugby Tournament at Millennium Square in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Anchortown, Manu Bears win Dipnet Fest Rugby Tourney

Anchortown won the women’s title and the Manu Bears won the men’s title at the 2022 Kenai Dipnet Fest Rugby Tournament at Millennium Square in… Continue reading

Ryan Childers of the Kenai River Wolfpack tries to evade Hermit CRABS players Sam "Sue" Warner (front) and Steven Ganley on Saturday, July 16, 2022, at the 2022 Kenai Dipnet Fest Rugby Tournament at Millennium Square in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Rich Lundahl makes a 60-foot putt for birdie on No. 17 during the Kenai Peninsula Open and Pro-Am at Birch Ridge Golf Course in Soldotna, Alaska, on Sunday, July 17, 2022. Lundahl won the open division. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Lundahl defends Kenai Peninsula Open crown

Rose takes 3rd amateur title

Rich Lundahl makes a 60-foot putt for birdie on No. 17 during the Kenai Peninsula Open and Pro-Am at Birch Ridge Golf Course in Soldotna, Alaska, on Sunday, July 17, 2022. Lundahl won the open division. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Competitors start the Unity Run on Saturday, July 16, 2022, at Tsalteshi Trails just outside of Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminak/Peninsula Clarion)

Unity Run sees all first-time winners

The Unity Run, put on by Kenai River Rotary of Soldotna and the Tsalteshi Trails Association, continues to build after being disrupted by the pandemic.… Continue reading

Competitors start the Unity Run on Saturday, July 16, 2022, at Tsalteshi Trails just outside of Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminak/Peninsula Clarion)
tease

Twins make state tournament

The American Legion Post 20 Twins are in the state tournament. The Twins won their final three league games of the season to finish at… Continue reading

tease
Fishermen young and old try their luck at the Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon on June 4, 2020, on the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Fishermen young and old try their luck at the Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon on June 4, 2020, on the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
tease

Hogue, Aldridge top Soldotna Cycle Series

Dylan Hogue and Morgan Aldridge won the second race of the Soldotna Cycle Series on Thursday at Tsalteshi Trails. Hogue finished the 12-kilometer ride in… Continue reading

tease