Sports

Hoops roundup: Mt. Edgecumbe sweeps Kenai Central

Host Mt. Edgecumbe swept Kenai Central on Wednesday in nonconference play. The Kenai girls lost to Mt. Edgecumbe 34-31. Kenai led 30-21 after three quarters… Continue reading

Hoops roundup: Soldotna sweeps Nikiski

An explosive second quarter led the Soldotna girls to a 55-22 nonconference victory over Nikiski on Tuesday. The Stars led the game 4-3 after the… Continue reading

Area skiers compete at Homer Besh Cup races

The Kachemak Nordic Ski Club hosted Besh Cups 3 and 4 on Saturday and Sunday at Lookout Mountain in Homer. There are six Besh Cup… Continue reading

Monday hoops: Nikiski JV, Ninilchik split

The Nikiski junior varsity and Ninilchik split nonconference games Monday at Nikiski. The Nikiski JV girls started fast in a 37-16 victory, outscoring Ninilchik 19-2… Continue reading

Nordiques sweep Brown Bears

The Maine Nordiques swept the Kenai River Brown Bears on Friday and Saturday at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex to extend Kenai River’s North American… Continue reading

Hoops roundup: Soldotna girls, boys sweep Kodiak in weekend NLC play

The host Soldotna boys notched a 50-32 victory over Kodiak on Friday in Northern Lights Conference play, then completed the sweep Saturday. Soldotna led 17-11… Continue reading

Nikiski girls, West JV boys take Tip Off titles

The host Nikiski girls basketball team wrapped up a Rus Hitchcock Tip Off Tournament title Saturday by defeating the Dimond JV 49-9. Lillian Carstens, the… Continue reading

  • Jan 18, 2020

Homer hockey tops Kenai

When the Homer hockey team got to work, Kenai Central had a hard time stopping the Mariners. Homer notched a 7-0 Railbelt Conference victory over… Continue reading

Thursday hoops roundup: Nikiski girls win on opening day of Tip Off Tournament

The Houston boys opened the Rus Hitchcock Tip Off Tournament in Nikiski with a 56-46 victory over the host Bulldogs. Braden Cart and Cody Wyrick… Continue reading

Brown Bears return home looking to snap skid

The Kenai River Brown Bears return to the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex looking to snap a five-game losing streak in North American Hockey League play.… Continue reading

Refuge notebook: Wintering sparrows find their way to Kenai

A recent study published in the journal Nature Climate Change highlighted some work by Dr. Kyle Horton and his colleagues, who figured out how to… Continue reading

Homer’s Tyler Gilliland and Soldotna’s Wyatt Medcoff jockey for position during a Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020 hockey game at Kevin Bell Arena in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Soldotna hockey tops Homer

The Soldotna hockey team notched a big victory over host Homer on Wednesday in Railbelt Conference play. Soldotna is now 8-7 overall and 4-1 in… Continue reading

Homer’s Tyler Gilliland and Soldotna’s Wyatt Medcoff jockey for position during a Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020 hockey game at Kevin Bell Arena in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes during an NFL divisional playoff football game against the Houston Texans in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)

Pigskin pick ‘em: ‘You can’t kill a dead horse’

Everyone knows the NFL is shorthand for “not for long.” That saying is usually applied to the limited shelf life of football players. Carolina’s Luke… Continue reading

  • Jan 16, 2020
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes during an NFL divisional playoff football game against the Houston Texans in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)

Hoops roundup: Peninsula Conference action

The Nikolaevsk and Ninilchik basketball teams split Peninsula Conference games Wednesday in Nikolaevsk. The Nikolaevsk girls topped Ninilchik 48-20, with Elizabeth Fefelov leading the way… Continue reading

Eventual race winner Morgan Aldridge leads Carly Reimer and Amy Anderson at the Ski for Women on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, at Tsalteshi Trails. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Klecka, Aldridge ski to Freezer Food victories

Joey Klecka and Morgan Aldridge won the 10th Freezer Food Series race of the season Sunday at Tsalteshi Trails. This race was a 4.7-mile ski.… Continue reading

Eventual race winner Morgan Aldridge leads Carly Reimer and Amy Anderson at the Ski for Women on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, at Tsalteshi Trails. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

CIA hoops splits with Kenai JV

Staff report The host Cook Inlet Academy basketball team split with Kenai junior varsity Monday. The CIA boys notched a 44-36 victory. In the girls… Continue reading

Area skiers compete in Valley

By TIM ROCKEY Frontiersman HATCHER PASS — Palmer skiers Aila Berrigan and Rosie Whittington-Evans finished in the top two spots at the Government Peak Recreation… Continue reading

  • Jan 13, 2020

Friday hockey: Kenai, SoHi win

Trent Powell scored Soldotna’s first three goals, one in each period, to lead the Stars to a 4-1 Railbelt Conference win over Palmer Saturday in… Continue reading

Hoops roundup: Kenai, Homer split

Halftime adjustments carried the visiting Homer girls to a 38-35 Southcentral Conference victory over Kenai Central on Friday. Homer grabbed a 9-4 lead after the… Continue reading

Ice Wolves sweep Brown Bears

The visiting Kenai River Brown Bears dropped a 6-2 decision to the New Mexico Ice Wolves on Friday and a 6-5 decision on Saturday in… Continue reading