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Sam Spencer, Erik Route and Josiah Brown, all of Cooper Landing, near the finish of Sunday’s 20-kilometer classic race at Tsalteshi Trails just outside of Soldotna.

Tour of Tsalteshi sees record turnout

In its fourth year at the trail system just outside of Soldotna, the Tour had record turnout of 136 finishers.

 

Kenai Central's Landen Cialek attacks the net with Homer's Fiona Hatton defending Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021, at the Kenai Multi-Purpose Facility in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai Central hockey celebrates senior night by topping Homer

The Kenai Central hockey team celebrated senior night with a 4-2 victory over Homer on Tuesday night at the Kenai Multi-Purpose Facility. The Kardinals avenged… Continue reading

 

Kenai Central’s Emily Moss takes the victory in the girls race at the Kenai Nordic Trails on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, at Kenai Golf Course. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak)

Kenai, SoHi ski teams take dual meets

Kenai Central’s Jack Laker and Emily Moss were the top skiers in a dual meet between the Kardinals and Seward on Saturday at the Kenai… Continue reading

 

Kenai River Brown Bears forward Max Helgeson chases the puck along the boards against the Fairbanks Ice Dogs on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Brown Bears lose in return to ice

The Kenai River Brown Bears returned to action Saturday for the first time since Nov. 14 with a 5-2 loss to the host Chippewa (Wisconsin)… Continue reading

Kenai River Brown Bears forward Max Helgeson chases the puck along the boards against the Fairbanks Ice Dogs on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Bottenintnin Lake, seen on Nov. 24, 2020 near Sterling, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Out of the Office: More questions than answers

The only place life makes sense anymore is the outdoors. How do we balance the needs of students and parents with the safety of school… Continue reading

Bottenintnin Lake, seen on Nov. 24, 2020 near Sterling, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
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High school ski practice was able to start on Monday

According to an email from Soldotna High School Athletic Director Kyle McFall, high schools will be able to start ski practice Monday. Cross-country skiing is… Continue reading

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Homer senior Madison Story swims the breaststroke in the girls 200-yard IM on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020 during the Kenai Peninsula Swimming Championships at the Kate Kuhns Aquatic Center in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer’s Story stars at state club meet

Homer senior Madison Story won two individual titles this past Saturday at the Alaska State High School Invite held at Bartlett High School in Anchorage.… Continue reading

Homer senior Madison Story swims the breaststroke in the girls 200-yard IM on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020 during the Kenai Peninsula Swimming Championships at the Kate Kuhns Aquatic Center in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Basic Incident Command System organization chart. The ICS system has been used for many different types of incidents since its inception. (Chart from Federal Emergency Management Agency)

Refuge Notebook: Incident Command System adapts to record-setting wildfires

The August Complex Fire of 2020 on the Mendocino National Forest in northern California is officially the state’s largest wildfire in history. At over 1,000,000… Continue reading

Basic Incident Command System organization chart. The ICS system has been used for many different types of incidents since its inception. (Chart from Federal Emergency Management Agency)
Kenai Central's Bethany Morris attacks Soldotna's Sierra Kuntz on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai volleyball caps undefeated season with district title

Homer gets nods for coach of the year, most valuable player

Kenai Central's Bethany Morris attacks Soldotna's Sierra Kuntz on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
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Kenai, SoHi to host borough volleyball tourney

Kenai Central and Soldotna high schools will team to host a Kenai Peninsula Borough volleyball tournament Thursday and Saturday. Homer, Kenai Central, Soldotna, Nikiski and… Continue reading

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A row of footballs iat the Homer-Seward game at Homer, Alaska, on Aug. 29, 2020. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Fall sports playoffs, state championships canceled

ASAA wants schools to stay in geographic regions

A row of footballs iat the Homer-Seward game at Homer, Alaska, on Aug. 29, 2020. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Kenai Central’s Jayna Boonstra runs to victory at the Region III/Southern Division meet Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, at Tsalteshi Trails near Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai’s Boonstra, Dunham take region titles

Peninsula runners secure state berths

Kenai Central’s Jayna Boonstra runs to victory at the Region III/Southern Division meet Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, at Tsalteshi Trails near Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Homer’s Buckelew wins Kenai River Marathon

Homer’s Buckelew wins Kenai River Marathon

Parks, Wilson take half marathon

Homer’s Buckelew wins Kenai River Marathon
Soldotna’s Jordan Strausbaugh runs to victory in the Kenai Peninsula Borough cross-country meet Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, at Tsalteshi Trails just outside of Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai, SoHi runners split up borough honors

Championships require overcoming adversity

Soldotna’s Jordan Strausbaugh runs to victory in the Kenai Peninsula Borough cross-country meet Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, at Tsalteshi Trails just outside of Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Kenai boys sweep Frank D. Invite

Kenai boys sweep Frank D. Invite

Boonstra, Pfeiffenberger take individual titles

Kenai boys sweep Frank D. Invite
Homer football tops Nikiski

Homer football tops Nikiski

Mariners quarterback Tennison has big game

Homer football tops Nikiski
Homer’s Josh Manwiller and Dodge Petrosius converge on Soldotna’s Dennis Taylor on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, at Justin Maile Field at Soldotna High School in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Soldotna football topples Homer

Stars win on senior night

Homer’s Josh Manwiller and Dodge Petrosius converge on Soldotna’s Dennis Taylor on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, at Justin Maile Field at Soldotna High School in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Central peninsula runners start season

Central peninsula runners start season

Homer runners compete with other schools in Nikiski

Central peninsula runners start season
Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion                                 Chris Dement teachers a seventh-grade class Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, at Skyview Middle School just outside of Soldotna, Alaska.
Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion                                 Chris Dement teachers a seventh-grade class Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, at Skyview Middle School just outside of Soldotna, Alaska.
Central peninsula sport programs start back up

Central peninsula sport programs start back up

Sports jumped back into action Monday at the central peninsula’s schools, while an announcement about those same schools returning to on-site learning would be coming… Continue reading

Central peninsula sport programs start back up