Jeff Helminiak

Homer’s Henry Russell and Soldotna’s Cameron Johnson battle for the ball Tuesday, April 9, 2019, at Soldotna High School in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Soldotna boys soccer tops Homer

Tuesday’s Peninsula Conference soccer game between the Soldotna and Homer boys at Soldotna High School provided a lesson in early season vs. postseason. In the… Continue reading

 

ACS sweeps Southcentral titles

The Anchorage Christian Schools girls basketball team kept their undefeated season alive with a 67-52 victory over Nikiski on Saturday in the championship game of… Continue reading

 

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                                Old Timers Race winner Herff Keith makes his way to the track.

Ice Racing report: Ice racing turns to water racing

It was an extremely wet day of ice racing for the Kenai Peninsula Ice Race Association on Sunday, but a lot of fun was had… Continue reading

 

Cook Inlet Academy’s Addie Nelson drives on Nikolaevsk’s Justina Fefelov on Friday, March 1, 2019, in the Peninsula Conference finals at Cook Inlet Academy. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Nikolaevsk girls, boys focus on 1st day at state

The Nikolaevsk girls are making a seventh trip to the state basketball tournament in eight years, while the Nikolaevsk boys are making a sixth straight… Continue reading

Cook Inlet Academy’s Addie Nelson drives on Nikolaevsk’s Justina Fefelov on Friday, March 1, 2019, in the Peninsula Conference finals at Cook Inlet Academy. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

CIA girls stifle Nikolaevsk for Peninsula Conference title

The adage of defense winning championships has been proven time and time again. Rarely is it proven as drastically as it was in Cook Inlet… Continue reading

Nikolaevsk coach Steve Klaich celebrates with his team after winning his first Peninsula Conference title in his 30th season at the helm Friday at Cook Inlet Academy in Soldotna. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Nikolaevsk boys top Ninilchik for 1st Conference crown

The first season Nikolaevsk Warriors head coach Steve Klaich started trying to win the Peninsula Conference championship — 1989-90 — Ronald Reagan and then George… Continue reading

Nikolaevsk coach Steve Klaich celebrates with his team after winning his first Peninsula Conference title in his 30th season at the helm Friday at Cook Inlet Academy in Soldotna. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
Members of the Homer girls cross-country ski team pose with their first place award for the small schools division for the state skiing championship meet held in Fairbanks, Alaska the weekend of Feb. 22-23, 2019. (Photo courtesy Alison O’Hara)

Homer girls, Salzetti earn small-schools honors at state skiing

Kenai Central senior Maria Salzetti earned first-place honors among small-schools skiers Friday at the state ski meet at Birch Hill in Fairbanks, while the Homer… Continue reading

Members of the Homer girls cross-country ski team pose with their first place award for the small schools division for the state skiing championship meet held in Fairbanks, Alaska the weekend of Feb. 22-23, 2019. (Photo courtesy Alison O’Hara)

Fat Freddie’s 3: Caribou Hills never fail to tire, inspire

Fat bike racers hard at work in the third annual Fat Freddie’s Bike Race and Ramble. Snowmachiners whirring up and down the trails. Even a… Continue reading

The summit of Vista Trail on Skilak Loop Road, seen Nov. 23, 2018, while waiting for skiing to come to the central Kenai Peninsula. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Out of the Office: Power of the Culture of the North

First, a few confessions. On Nov. 10, 2018, I marked the first snowfall of the season by getting off work and immediately bolting to the… Continue reading

The summit of Vista Trail on Skilak Loop Road, seen Nov. 23, 2018, while waiting for skiing to come to the central Kenai Peninsula. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)
An aerial photograph from “The Kenai River: An Aerial Perspective” by Homer photographer Ian Reid. Reid released the book, which is available on demand, in November. (Photo courtesy Ian Reid)

Bird’s eye view: Homer man releases Kenai River aerial photography book

From a Homer man’s passion for flying comes a book for those passionate about the Kenai River. Last weekend, Ian Reid of Eagle Eye Gallery… Continue reading

An aerial photograph from “The Kenai River: An Aerial Perspective” by Homer photographer Ian Reid. Reid released the book, which is available on demand, in November. (Photo courtesy Ian Reid)

Soldotna wrestlers top Homer in dual meet

The Soldotna wrestling team celebrated senior night by defeating Homer 47-32 on Tuesday at Soldotna Prep, but the matchup with the most pedigree didn’t even… Continue reading

Homer wrestling takes 6th at Monster Bash tourney

The Homer wrestling team took sixth place at the Monster Bash Duals on Friday and Saturday in Anchorage. Homer lost to Colony 60-12, defeated Service… Continue reading

Nikiski wrestlers win Luke Spruill Memorial Tournament

The Nikiski wrestling team got its season off to a promising start by winning the Luke Spruill Memorial Tournament on Saturday at Kenai Central High… Continue reading

Homer’s Story, Soldotna’s Welch score victories at massive meet

The Homer and Seward swimming and diving teams competed in the Bartlett/Chugiak Invite on Friday and Saturday in Anchorage. Soldotna also sent divers to the… Continue reading

SoHi volleyball takes 2nd at Grizzly Invite

The Soldotna volleyball team finished second at the Grizzly Invitational on Saturday in Anchorage. “I thought we were really consistent throughout the weekend,” Soldotna coach… Continue reading

Homer’s Ochoa claim’s second Kenai River Marathon

As one of the best mountain runners and backcountry racers Alaska has to offer, it’s not surprising that Palmer’s Christy Marvin has found herself momentarily… Continue reading

Football roundup: Homer, Ketchikan notch wins

The visiting Homer football team took advantage of a blocked punt late in the game to notch a 22-20 victory on Nikiski’s homecoming Saturday. Both… Continue reading

Kenai Central’s Jaycie Calvert leads Grace Christian’s Mazzy Jackson, and Kenai Central’s Brooke Satathite and Summer Foster, early in the Division II girls race at the Region 3 meet Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, at Tsalteshi Trails. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Calvert, Kenai girls sweep Region 3 girls titles

With a chilling breeze rushing from a royal blue sky to whisk, roil and twirl the autumn-colored leaves, change was in the air Saturday at… Continue reading

Kenai Central’s Jaycie Calvert leads Grace Christian’s Mazzy Jackson, and Kenai Central’s Brooke Satathite and Summer Foster, early in the Division II girls race at the Region 3 meet Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, at Tsalteshi Trails. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Morin nabs Morgan title

Homer’s Chris Morin is back on top at Kenai Golf Course. From 2014 to 2016, Morin swept the two-day tournaments in Kenai — the Kenai… Continue reading

Friday boys semis: Kenai, Homer advance to state

Homer boys coach Warren Waldorf was nervous the night before Friday’s Peninsula Conference tournament semifinals clash with Soldotna on the Stars home field. At 62… Continue reading