Jeff Helminiak

ACS sweeps Southcentral titles

Both Homer basketball teams placed third in the Southcentral Conference Championships this past weekend in Anchorage. Homer girls coach Chad Felice was named coach of… Continue reading

 

Soldotna’s Bradley Walters won the boys varsity race during the Government Peak Invitational on Friday. (Photo by Tim Rockey/Frontiersman)

Area skiers, bikers excel at Tour of Anchorage

Kenai Peninsula endurance athletes put together a host of top finishes Sunday at the Tour of Anchorage, a series of ski and fat bike races… Continue reading

 

Soldotna’s Youngren calls trials ‘one of the most amazing experiences of my life’

Soldotna’s Megan Youngren, 28, finished 230th with a time of 2 hours, 50 minutes, 27 seconds, Saturday in the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials in Atlanta.… Continue reading

 

Homer’s Autumn Daigle climbs a hill at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Nordic ski championships Saturday at Tsalteshi Trails just outside of Soldotna. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

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

Homer’s Autumn Daigle climbs a hill at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Nordic ski championships Saturday at Tsalteshi Trails just outside of Soldotna. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
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                                Martha Story and David Story cruise down a hill in the Fat Freddie’s Bike Race and Ramble on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, in the Caribou Hills near Freddie’s Roadhouse.

Freddie’s Roadhouse closes doors

Freddie’s became more and more of a gateway to the Caribou Hills as the years went on.

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                                Martha Story and David Story cruise down a hill in the Fat Freddie’s Bike Race and Ramble on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, in the Caribou Hills near Freddie’s Roadhouse.
Palmer’s Zoe Copp, Grace Christian’s Anna McLaughlin and Homer’s Autumn Daigle lead the pack at the start of the Kenai Klassic on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, at Kenai Golf Course in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Homer’s Daigle notches Kenai Klassic win

Skiers at Friday’s Kenai Klassic at the Kenai Golf Course were able to handle the subzero cold. They had no answer for Homer’s Autumn Daigle… Continue reading

Palmer’s Zoe Copp, Grace Christian’s Anna McLaughlin and Homer’s Autumn Daigle lead the pack at the start of the Kenai Klassic on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, at Kenai Golf Course in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Nikiski JV girls, Ninilchik boys notch victories

The Nikiski junior varsity and Ninilchik split nonconference basketball games Tuesday in Ninilchik. Nikiski JV took the girls game 40-28. The Bulldogs led 12-8 after… Continue reading

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

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

Peninsula skiers compete at Besh Cup

The first weekend of Besh Cup racing was held Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 21-22, at Kincaid Park in Anchorage. Besh Cup racing is used to… Continue reading

Homer’s Edson Knapp works to turn Seward’s Lucas Brockman during a consolation match at 171 pounds on the first day of the Kachemak Conference Championships Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, at Redington Jr/Sr High School. (Photo by Tim Rockey/Frontiersman)

Homer defends Kachemak Conference title for 5th year

The Homer wrestling dynasty rolled on Saturday with a fifth straight Kachemak Conference team championship at host Joe Redington Jr/Sr High School. The Homer girls… Continue reading

Homer’s Edson Knapp works to turn Seward’s Lucas Brockman during a consolation match at 171 pounds on the first day of the Kachemak Conference Championships Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, at Redington Jr/Sr High School. (Photo by Tim Rockey/Frontiersman)

Nikolaevsk volleyball takes 4th place at Mix Six state

The Nikolaevsk volleyball team took fourth place at the Mix Six state tournament Saturday at Dimond High School in Anchorage. Elizabeth Fefelov and Zachary Trail… Continue reading

Dr. Alan Boraas leads a tour of Kalifornsky Village, a former Native settlement, in April 2014. Boraas was a professor of anthropology at Kenai Peninsula College, an honorary member of the Kenaitze Indian Tribe and the driving force behind the creation, maintenance and expansion of the Tsalteshi Ski Trails. (Photo courtesy of Jenny Neyman)

KPC professor Boraas dies at 72

Community celebrates the legacy of educator who was the driving force behind the Tsalteshi trails.

Dr. Alan Boraas leads a tour of Kalifornsky Village, a former Native settlement, in April 2014. Boraas was a professor of anthropology at Kenai Peninsula College, an honorary member of the Kenaitze Indian Tribe and the driving force behind the creation, maintenance and expansion of the Tsalteshi Ski Trails. (Photo courtesy of Jenny Neyman)

Out of the office: Best place on the peninsula

Tightness in the chest. Queasiness in the stomach. Physical longing tinged with antsiness. Like a sled dog left behind on a training run. It’s happened… Continue reading

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                                Runners dash from the start of the 5-kilometer race Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, at the Kenai River Marathon.

Runners conquer rain, wind at Kenai River Marathon

A women’s running group from Homer, a pair prepping for the California International Marathon, and rainy, windy conditions prevailed Sunday at the Kenai River Marathon.… Continue reading

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                                Runners dash from the start of the 5-kilometer race Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, at the Kenai River Marathon.

Homer girls, Colony boys swimmers take Soldotna Invitational

The Homer girls and Colony boys swim teams won the Soldotna Invitational on Saturday at Soldotna High School. After Friday night’s Pentathlon, the schools got… Continue reading

Daigle, Dunham, SoHi girls and boys nab borough XC crowns

Add the prep cross-country season to the many thing that were indelibly marked by the chaotic, extended wildfire season in Southcentral Alaska. The Soldotna girls… Continue reading

Soldotna’s Ethan Evans competes in the 50-yard breaststroke Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in the 2019 SoHi Pentathlon at Soldotna High School in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Homer girls swim team takes SoHi Pentathlon

Soldotna junior Ethan Evans proved once again that he has no rival, while Seward sophomore Lydia Jacoby and Homer junior Madison Story renewed their rivalry,… Continue reading

Soldotna’s Ethan Evans competes in the 50-yard breaststroke Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in the 2019 SoHi Pentathlon at Soldotna High School in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Homer volleyball takes down Kenai

The digs, kills and lengthy rallies that punctuated Tuesday night’s Southcentral Conference clash at Kenai Central High School seemed to perfectly encapsulate the type of… Continue reading

Homer football swamps Nikiski in the rain

Now this finally looked like fall. Yellow speckling through the trees. Football. And rain. Homer defeated host Nikiski 50-18 Friday in a contest that had… Continue reading