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                                A youth rider takes a turn riding a bull calf during the 60th annual Ninilchik Rodeo on Saturday, July 4 at the Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds in Ninilchik. The rodeo lasted throughout the July Fourth holiday and celebrated a return to the event’s roots.

Riding high in Ninilchik

Ninilchik Rodeo celebrates 60 years with events new and old.

 

Tsalteshi summer racing won’t be the same

Mountain bikes, Salmon Run Series get new formats

 

The three collegiate-size wrestling mats at the All American Training Center just outside of Soldotna, Alaska, take up about 7,000 square feet. Wrestlers from the Future of Champions camp use the facility Wednesday, June 10, 2020. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

‘The kids deserve it’

Wrestling devotee opens massive new training center

 

Boys of summer return

Alaska 20 players glad to return to sports

Lost Lake, Soggy Bottom 100 canceled

The U.S. Forest Service will not be allowing any recreational permits for the remainder of 2020.

The women’s field takes to the course Tuesday, July 4, 2017, at the Mount Marathon Race in Seward, Alaska. Eventual winner Allie Ostrander is to the right of Christy Marvin (1). (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Mount Marathon Race canceled for 2020

The 93rd running of the race up and down the 3,022-foot mountain is rescheduled for July 4, 2021.

The women’s field takes to the course Tuesday, July 4, 2017, at the Mount Marathon Race in Seward, Alaska. Eventual winner Allie Ostrander is to the right of Christy Marvin (1). (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Grayson Bruton (left) and Stephanie Meilleur check the health of one of Mitch Seavey’s dogs Friday afternoon at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex, in advance of the Tustumena 200 sled dog race. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

T200 race hits the snow running

Twenty mushing teams took off Saturday with hopes of taking home the win in the Tustumena 200 Sled Dog Race. The Tustumena 200 is a… Continue reading

Grayson Bruton (left) and Stephanie Meilleur check the health of one of Mitch Seavey’s dogs Friday afternoon at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex, in advance of the Tustumena 200 sled dog race. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

It Is What It Is: Reading baseball

I think I’m at a point where I enjoy reading about baseball more than watching it. Don’t get me wrong; I enjoy a good ballgame.… Continue reading

Choose Your Weapon returns to Tsalteshi Trails

On Earth Day, April 20, 2013, Mike Crawford had a vision. Sunday, almost a full five years later, that vision finally became reality. The vision… Continue reading

Amping up

Harris “Biz” Richardson, a bartender at the Main Street Tap and Grill, draws a cheer from the crowd gathered at the restaurant for the Superbowl… Continue reading

Runners work up an appetite at Turkey Trot fundraiser

One piece of pumpkin pie has about 350 calories in it. The runners at the revived Soldotna Turkey Trot race earned at least that on… Continue reading

A quiet crowd — district embracing goalball

There is one objective in goalball: get the ball across the goal line. Each team has three players and one teammate propels the ball towards… Continue reading

Kenai River Marathon makes strides

One did it using a handcycle after breaking his back seven years ago. Others competed after coaching at — or even running in — the… Continue reading

Fishing report: Kings boom, Russian River opener primed

There’s one thing sportfishermen can’t stop talking about this summer: the Kenai River king salmon fishing. For the past several years, the king salmon fishing… Continue reading

Pickleball padawan

Ludy Link returns a volley in a game of pickleball at the Pickleball Skills and Drills instructional clinic on Monday in Sterling. The Sterling Community… Continue reading