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The Tour of Tsalteshi is best done with friends. (Photo courtesy of Kat Sorensen)

Tangled Up in Blue: A good ski with friends

This past weekend I spent my Saturday night waxing skis. Sunday, I woke up before the crack of dawn, at 7:30 a.m., to make the… Continue reading

The Tour of Tsalteshi is best done with friends. (Photo courtesy of Kat Sorensen)

Refuge Notebook: Ice fishing the Swanson River Road area lakes

Winter is my favorite season here on the Kenai Peninsula. Everything is slower, quieter. You can just sense that the energy is calmer than the… Continue reading

Homer girls cagers defeat Kenai

The host Homer girls basketball team topped Southcentral Region foe Kenai Central on Wednesday in the Alice Witte Gymnasium. The Lady Mariners defeated the Kards… Continue reading

Area skiers set for state meet

The Kenai Peninsula’s ski teams will compete at the state ski meet at Kincaid Park in Anchorage from today to Saturday. The meet begins today… Continue reading

AK E-Line, La Familia win Kenai City League titles

The Kenai City League Basketball 2020 Finals were held Tuesday at the Kenai Recreation Center. In the A League Final, AK E-Line topped Ellis Automotive… Continue reading

  • Feb 19, 2020

Peninsula residents endure at Susitna 100, Little Su 50K

The Kenai Peninsula was well-represented at the Susitna 100 and Little Su 50K races held Saturday, and running into Sunday, in the Matanuska-Susitna valleys. The… Continue reading

Klecka, Smith rule Tour of Tsalteshi

Another year, another totally different Tour of Tsalteshi. Avid skiers of the roller-coaster trails on the edge of Soldotna say the charm is in how… Continue reading

Leftover hoops: Nikiski splits with Nome on Saturday

The visiting Nikiski girls claimed a 67-58 victory in double overtime Saturday in nonconference play. The Bulldogs led 14-6 after the first quarter, but Nome… Continue reading

Hoops roundup

The host Homer boys basketball team notched a 61-51 victory over Kenai Central on Friday in Southcentral Conference action. The Mariners grabbed a 13-12 lead… Continue reading

Homer goes 0-2 at state tourney

The Homer hockey team was eliminated from the Division I state hockey tournament at the Curtis Menard Sports Center in Wasilla on Friday after an… Continue reading

SoHi relay ski squad takes borough title

The Soldotna relay team of Quinn Cox, Cameron Blackwell, Erika Arthur and Bradley Walters won the Kenai Peninsula Borough Nordic ski championships at Tsalteshi Trails… Continue reading

South tops Homer at state hockey

A slow start cost the Homer hockey team in a 4-2 loss to South to start the Division I state hockey tournament at the Curtis… Continue reading

Thursday hoops roundup: Area teams open play in tourneys

The Homer girls basketball team opened up play at the Grace Hardwood Classic in Anchorage with a 69-44 victory over Aniak. The Mariners move into… Continue reading

Eventual race winner Morgan Aldridge chases Libby Jensen, who finished third, and is chased by Amy Anderson, who took second, at the Ski for Women on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, at Tsalteshi Trails just outside of Soldotna. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Out of the office: Romance gone cold

The original plan on this Valentine’s Day was to pen a paean to the cold. According to the National Weather Service in Anchorage, Alaska’s largest… Continue reading

Eventual race winner Morgan Aldridge chases Libby Jensen, who finished third, and is chased by Amy Anderson, who took second, at the Ski for Women on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, at Tsalteshi Trails just outside of Soldotna. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Refuge Notebook: Completion of the Sterling Highway Improvements Project

As anyone visiting the Skilak Lake Wildlife Recreation Area or traveling between the Kenai Peninsula and Anchorage knows, construction has been underway on the Sterling… Continue reading

Wednesday hoops roundup: Nikolaevsk girls, boys; CIA boys pick up conference wins; Nikiski, King Cove split

Staff report The pressing, skilled-shooting King Cove girls basketball squad notched a 48-42 victory over host Nikiski on Wednesday. Nikiski led 15-9 after the first… Continue reading

Anchorage’s Lars Arneson, a 2009 graduate of Cook Inlet Academy, finishes third in the men’s Mount Marathon Race on Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Seward, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Mount Marathon Race announces changes to increase lottery odds

Seward’s Mount Marathon Race announced changes this month in order to increase the odds of racers gaining entry by the lottery and to make the… Continue reading

Anchorage’s Lars Arneson, a 2009 graduate of Cook Inlet Academy, finishes third in the men’s Mount Marathon Race on Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Seward, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Members of the Homer hockey team swarm goalkeeper Rhodes Turner in celebration after their 7-5 loss to Colony High School on Friday, Jan. 10, 2020 at Kevin Bell Arena in Homer, Alaska. With goalie Keegan Strong out, Turner stepped in, suited up and played in the position for the very first time in a varsity game. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer hockey ready for DI tourney

Fresh off a Saturday championship in the Division II state hockey tournament at the Patty Center in Fairbanks, the Homer hockey team begins play in… Continue reading

Members of the Homer hockey team swarm goalkeeper Rhodes Turner in celebration after their 7-5 loss to Colony High School on Friday, Jan. 10, 2020 at Kevin Bell Arena in Homer, Alaska. With goalie Keegan Strong out, Turner stepped in, suited up and played in the position for the very first time in a varsity game. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Hoops roundup: Ninilchik splits with King Cove; Nikolaevsk sweeps Kalskag

The host Nikolaevsk girls and boys basketball teams swept Kalskag on Tuesday in nonconference action. The Warriors girls notched a 67-24 victory, taking an 18-6… Continue reading

Kenai cagers sweep Nikiski in 2 tight contests

The host Kenai Central girls basketball team snapped a seven-game losing streak by defeating Nikiski 29-27 on Monday in Southcentral Conference action. The Kardinals boys… Continue reading