Sports

Nikiski fends off Kenai for volleyball win

After showing up last weekend to support their friendly peninsula rivals, the Nikiski volleyball team felt the love back Tuesday night in a Southcentral Conference… Continue reading

Kenai River Brown Bears forward Brandon Lajoie controls the puck against the Springfield (Illionis) Jr. Blues on Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Season preview: Brown Bears look to snap playoff drought

The Kenai River Brown Bears will embark on their 13th season today in search of breaking a five-year playoff drought. The Bears face the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton… Continue reading

Kenai River Brown Bears forward Brandon Lajoie controls the puck against the Springfield (Illionis) Jr. Blues on Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Wiebe, Dixon capture Homer Mariner Triathlon

Jane Wiebe and Adam Dixon won the Homer Mariner Triathlon on Saturday in Homer. Wiebe finished in 2 hours, 6 minutes and 37 seconds to… Continue reading

Nikiski volleyball tops Homer in 5 games

The Nikiski volleyball team pulled out a 25-18, 13-25, 25-21, 23-25 and 15-11 victory in Homer on Saturday. The Bulldogs move to 1-1 overall and… Continue reading

Homer’s River Mann takes the ball up the field during a Friday, Sept. 13, 2019 football game against Valdez High School on the Mariner field in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Prep football roundup

The Nikiski football team escaped with its first win of 2019 Friday night in Ketchikan, toppling the King 9-8. The Bulldogs (1-0 conference, 1-3 overall)… Continue reading

Homer’s River Mann takes the ball up the field during a Friday, Sept. 13, 2019 football game against Valdez High School on the Mariner field in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

West Valley football escapes with win over Kenai

The pomp and circumstance that comes with homecoming weekend fell quiet for the Kenai Central football team after a 45-22 loss to West Valley on… Continue reading

Brown Bears scrimmage to prepare for season

The Kenai River Brown Bears played scrimmages Friday and Saturday against the Minnesota Wilderness in Cloquet, Minnesota. The Brown Bears dropped a 4-3 decision in… Continue reading

SoHi football rolls to W over Lathrop

It took them a month, but the Soldotna Stars finally got to show off their 2019 wares to their home crowd, rolling their way to… Continue reading

CIA soccer draws, loses at home

The Cook Inlet Academy coed soccer team moved to 0-6-2 on the season with a tie and a loss this weekend at the Kenai Soccer… Continue reading

SoHi nips Palmer on ‘Tip for Tori Night’

The host Soldotna volleyball team persevered for an emotionally draining 17-25, 22-25, 25-20, 25-23 and 15-9 victory over Northern Lights Conference rival Palmer on Friday.… Continue reading

Kenai boys, SoHi girls swimmers take Kenai Tri

The Soldotna girls and Kenai Central boys won the Kenai Tri on Saturday at Kenai Central High School. The Stars scored 137 points to top… Continue reading

Beeson, Aldridge, Showalter win at cyclocross

Brian Beeson, Morgan Aldridge and Landen Showalter picked up victories at the first race of the Chainwreck Cyclocross Series on Thursday at the Slikok Trails.… Continue reading

Colony sweeps, Homer’s Daigle wins at Frank D. Invite in Seward

The Colony girls and boys cross-country teams swept the Frank D. Invitational on Friday in Seward. The Colony boys won with 60 points, while Soldotna… Continue reading

2020 Tustumena 200 sled dog race cancelled

The long-running Tustumena 200 sled dog race has been cancelled for 2020, according to the T200 Sled Dog Race Association Board of Directors. In a… Continue reading

Palmer volleyball tops Homer

The Palmer Moose defeated the Homer Mariners in nonconference volleyball action Thursday night 3-1 with game scores of 25-21, 27-25, 14-25 and 25-22. Homer dropped… Continue reading

Seward swimmer makes USA Junior National swim team

Seward sophomore Lydia Jacoby was named to the 2019-20 U.S. Junior National swim team in an announcement this week by USA Swimming. Jacoby was one… Continue reading

Week 5 prep football brings slate of home games

Heading into last weekend’s Friday night showdown in sunny San Diego, Soldotna Stars football coach Galen Brantley Jr. warned about the tough matchup facing SoHi.… Continue reading

Brown Bears forward and Wasilla High School product Schachle commits to UAA

Kenai River Brown Bears forward Porter Schachle announced his commitment to Division I University of Alaska-Anchorage on Wednesday. Schachle, 18, is entering his second season… Continue reading

A group of friends makes their way through the trail leading to Tutka Lake across Kachemak Bay from Homer, Alaska in August, 2019. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Out of the Office: Let’s pour one out for Mother Tutka

For the two years I’ve lived in Homer, I’ve managed just two trips across Kachemak Bay that haven’t been work related. If I keep up… Continue reading

A group of friends makes their way through the trail leading to Tutka Lake across Kachemak Bay from Homer, Alaska in August, 2019. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Refuge Notebook: The Swan Lake Fire and wildlife

This summer brought one of the hottest and driest summers ever recorded on the Kenai. Large areas dominated by black spruce, hot temperatures, and dry… Continue reading