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Kenai River Brown Bears defenseman Preston Weeks moves the puck up the ice against the Janesville (Wisconsin) Jets on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Series preview: Brown Bears vs. Chippewa Steel

Kenai River Brown Bears head coach Kevin Murdock is not as concerned with revenge as he is with consistency. The Brown Bears face the Chippewa… Continue reading

Kenai River Brown Bears defenseman Preston Weeks moves the puck up the ice against the Janesville (Wisconsin) Jets on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Rookie Thrun leads Bears in goals, points

Kevin Murdock hit the ground running as the new head coach of the Kenai River Brown Bears and so far it’s paying big dividends for… Continue reading

Out of the office: Best place on the peninsula

Columnist’s note: I felt compelled to write this column Sunday night, even though it wasn’t due until Thursday afternoon. A short time after I finished,… Continue reading

Pigskin Pick ‘Em: Another step in the right direction

The twist and turns of a wild NFL season continued in the ninth week of games. Only 12 contests ended in results between bye weeks,… Continue reading

  • Nov 6, 2019

NLC tournament preview: Fired-up SoHi looking for state berth

Walking off Kenai Central’s Cliff Massie Court on Halloween night had the Soldotna volleyball team feeling the sting of a rivalry loss, one that head… Continue reading

Soldotna running back Brenner Furlong (center) receives congratulations from teammates Zach Hanson (left) and Aaron Faletoi (right) after scoring a touchdown in Sept. 2017 at Justin Maile Field in Soldotna. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Furlong notches 1st 100-yard game in college

Soldotna’s Brenner Furlong reached a new level in his college football career with his first 100-yard rushing game Saturday for Dakota State University. Furlong racked… Continue reading

Soldotna running back Brenner Furlong (center) receives congratulations from teammates Zach Hanson (left) and Aaron Faletoi (right) after scoring a touchdown in Sept. 2017 at Justin Maile Field in Soldotna. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Youngren, Boonstra win at Freezer Food Series

Megan Youngren won the first Freezer Food Series race of the winter season Sunday, beating a field of 28 runners on a cold, overcast day.… Continue reading

Bears’ Thrun earns Midwest Division Star of Week

Forward Theo Thrun of the Kenai River Brown Bears was named the Bauer Midwest Division Star of the Week on Monday by the North American… Continue reading

Nikiski’s Eiter gets pair of 1st-team all-state nods

Nikiski’s Michael Eiter received a pair of first-team nods on the Division III all-state football teams announced Monday. Eiter was named first-team at wide receiver… Continue reading

Soldotna quarterback Jersey Truesdell throws a pass with pressure from Lathrop’s Jace Henry, Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, at the Div. II state football championship at Anchorage Football Stadium in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

SoHi lands 4 of 6 major All-State football awards

Hot off an eighth straight Division II state championship, the Soldotna Stars football program continued to haul in the postseason accolades Saturday with the release… Continue reading

Soldotna quarterback Jersey Truesdell throws a pass with pressure from Lathrop’s Jace Henry, Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, at the Div. II state football championship at Anchorage Football Stadium in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai races to 1st boys region swim title in school history

By Joey Klecka Peninsula Clarion A region championship decades in the making was finally brought to reality Saturday afternoon in the Kenai Central High School… Continue reading

Weekend volleyball: Nikiski wraps up top seed; Kenai, Homer also sweep on road

The Nikiski volleyball team wrapped up the top seed out of the Southcentral Conference with a pair of road victories this weekend. The Bulldogs swept… Continue reading

Dimond JV wins Ice Challenge; Kenai tops SoHi on Saturday

The Dimond junior varsity won the Peninsula Ice Challenge on Saturday at the Kenai Multi-Purpose Facility. Saturday, the Lynx topped Delta Junction 10-1 while Kenai… Continue reading

Brown Bears sweep Generals

The Kenai River Brown Bears pulled off a pair of dramatic comebacks to sweep the host Northeast (Massachusetts) Generals on Friday and Saturday in North… Continue reading

Wrestling roundup: Top Dog, Monster Mash girls and boys, King of the Mountain

Grace Christian won the Top Dog Invite on Friday and Saturday at Nikiski High School. The Grizzlies scored 206.5 points, while runner-up Colony had 198.5.… Continue reading

Seward’s Lydia Jacoby races in the girls 200-yard IM final Nov. 3, 2018, at the 2018 ASAA swimming and diving state championships at Bartlett High School. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Region III swim championships come to Kenai

The top of the Northern Lights Conference swimming and diving scene received a shakeup last fall when the Palmer girls raced to the team title… Continue reading

Seward’s Lydia Jacoby races in the girls 200-yard IM final Nov. 3, 2018, at the 2018 ASAA swimming and diving state championships at Bartlett High School. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Homer wrestlers defeat Grace

The host Homer wrestling team defeated Grace Christian 51-27 on Thursday night. Results follow: 189 — Anthony Kalugin, Hom, p. Jackson Tanner, 1:42; 215 —… Continue reading

Kenai holds off SoHi in 5 sets for thrilling senior night win; Wasilla tops Nikiski

Spooky things happen on Halloween night. Just ask the Soldotna volleyball team. The Class 4A Stars endured a house of horrors Thursday night at Kenai… Continue reading

Kenai, SoHi win at Peninsula Ice Challenge

The Kenai Central hockey team got head coach Scott Shelden a victory in his first game as a varsity head coach, defeating Delta Junction 8-0… Continue reading

The author ran a marathon in the snow and has been feeling pretty blue since. (Photo courtesy Kat Sorensen)

Tangled up in Runner’s Blues

I’m always looking for the right answer, the right way to do things. I manipulate my Google searches over and over, to find the hidden… Continue reading

The author ran a marathon in the snow and has been feeling pretty blue since. (Photo courtesy Kat Sorensen)