Nikolaevsk girls, Lumen boys win Peninsula Conference titles; CIA girls, Nikolaevsk boys also nab state berths

The Lumen Christi boys and Nikolaevsk girls won Peninsula Conference titles Friday night at Cook Inlet Academy. Lumen Christi defeated Ninilchik 51-28, while Nikolaevsk defeated… Continue reading

Homer NYO hosts Native games invite

Now in its second year, Homer’s Native Youth Olympics invitational saw a jump in participants and interest this past weekend at Homer High School. The… Continue reading

Sports in brief

Upcoming events Spring break practice schedule: Spring sport practices will be held in the high school gym during spring break. Thursday and Friday practices: 8… 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 Bradley Walters won the boys varsity race during the Government Peak Invitational on Friday. (Photo by Tim Rockey/Frontiersman)

Out of the Office: Back to basics

What makes a successful season of Nordic skiing? Is it the miles you put in? How fast you go? Measurable improvement in technique? I’ve had… Continue reading

Homer basketball teams sweep Nikiski on senior night

Capping off their last home game of the season — and the last home game ever for a handful of seniors — the Homer girls… Continue reading

Sports in brief

Upcoming events Spring break practice schedule: Spring sport practices will be held in the high school gym during spring break. 8 a.m. Track 10 a.m.… 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

Out of the Office: Dropping a line

In my ongoing quest to shake off my Florida roots and achieve the illustrious title of “Real Alaskan,” I recently managed to cross an important… Continue reading

A sign marks one of the groomed ski trails on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. (Photo by Matt Bowser/Kenai National Wildlife Refuge)

Refuge Notebook: I Think I Can Ski

Let us start with a riddle. There are 11 frogs sitting on a log. Five of the frogs decide to jump off the log. How… Continue reading

A sign marks one of the groomed ski trails on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. (Photo by Matt Bowser/Kenai National Wildlife Refuge)

Homer girls basketball team tops Kards

The host Homer girls’ basketball team topped Southcentral Region foes the Kenai Kardinals last Wednesday in the Alice Witte Gymnasium. The Lady Mariners topped the… Continue reading

Sports in brief

Upcoming events Girls basketball: The Lady Mariners will host Nikiski this Friday at 6:30 p.m. in the Alice Witte Gymnasium for senior night, before going… Continue reading

Homer’s Kappa Reutov gets a turnover during a Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020 basketball game against Soldotna High School in the Alice Witte Gymnasium in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Soldotna boys, girls basketball sweep Homer

The Soldotna girls and boys basketball teams rolled to victory over the host Homer Mariners during a non-conference matchup Tuesday in the Alice Witte Gymnasium… Continue reading

Homer’s Kappa Reutov gets a turnover during a Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020 basketball game against Soldotna High School in the Alice Witte Gymnasium in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

State skiing: Homer’s Daigle, girls capture Division II crowns

The relentless snowflakes falling didn’t deter Alaska’s best high school skiers this weekend at the expansive Kincaid Park trails that line the west coast of… Continue reading

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)
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)

Adult league teams battle for basketball championship

Adult basketball players sponsored by South Peninsula Hospital battled it out for the win against another community recreation team on Monday in the championship game… Continue reading

Homer High School. (Homer News file photo)

Sports in brief

Upcoming events Cross-country skiing: The Nordic ski team will compete in the state championships this weekend at Kincaid park in Anchorage. The start at 11… Continue reading

Homer High School. (Homer News file photo)

Homer goes 0-2 at DI state hockey championship

Fresh off a Division II state hockey championship title — the first in Homer High School history — the Homer Mariners got to see some… Continue reading

Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion 
                                Hallie Bergwall makes a move in a Scrabble game at Resurrect Art Coffee House in Seward, Alaska. Bergwall took home the win.

Tangled Up in Blue: Piecing together a win

My friend Joseph is a Scrabble savant by my standards and, I would think, by many other’s standards too. He excels at anagrams, staring at… Continue reading

Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion 
                                Hallie Bergwall makes a move in a Scrabble game at Resurrect Art Coffee House in Seward, Alaska. Bergwall took home the win.