Learning for Life: Healthier Holidays

Sat, 12/17/2016 - 11:49

The holidays are a wonderful time of year, full of joyous celebrations and time with loved ones. However, many people find that holiday cheer comes with an uninvited guest. Extra pounds. Seasonal baking, feasting, and parties can be a stumbling block for even the most well-intentioned individual...

4-Hers fare well at Public Presentation Contest

Sat, 12/17/2016 - 11:49

4-H is about helping prepare youth to be successful adults. One of the many ways this is achieved is through our Public Presentation Contest held every year. The children are in charge of choosing their presentation topic, what type of presentation it is, and how they are going to present it....

Dimond boys knock off Ninilchik for Tip-Off crown

Sun, 12/18/2016 - 01:06

When Ninilchik coach Nick Finley loaded his schedule with teams from bigger schools, this is what he had in mind.

The Wolverines, from the smallest class in the state at 1A, defeated Soldotna, from the largest class in the state at 4A, 39-37 on Friday in the semifinals of the Al Howard/...

Defense wins Nikiski the Kenai River Challenge

Sun, 12/18/2016 - 01:09

Nikiski, Kenai Central and Soldotna all finished 3-0 at the Kenai River Challenge at Kenai Central, but the Bulldogs proved once again that defense wins championships.

The tiebreaker was defensive points allowed. Nikiski dominated in that category by allowing just 47 points in three games...

Brown Bears notch shootout win over Titans

Fri, 12/16/2016 - 21:45

The Kenai River Brown Bears turned another mile on the road to improvement Friday night with a 3-2 shootout victory over the New Jersey Titans.

After weekend sweeps over the Fairbanks Ice Dogs and the Northeast Generals, the Brown Bears have won three in a row and six of their last eight...

Kasilof fire station the tops

Fri, 12/16/2016 - 10:01

We wish to publicly thank the CES Fire Station No. 6 in Kasilof for the use of the Community Room for our weekly TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meeting every Thursday morning. We appreciate having a place to meet for Kenai Peninsula Area community members to lose weight and start a healthy...

SoHi Nordic Ski Team appreciates support

Fri, 12/16/2016 - 09:59

The Soldotna High School Nordic Ski Team would like to thank all of the community members and businesses for their support of our athletes. Ski team travel and waxing supplies are expensive and there is no “gate” fee to attend ski meets. As a result, fundraising is an absolute must every year...

SoHi boys win triple OT thriller over Eagle River

Fri, 12/16/2016 - 00:45

The Soldotna boys basketball team defeated Eagle River 59-56 in triple overtime Thursday night in the opening round of the 2016 Powerade/Al Howard Tip-Off Tournament.

It was the first game, and the first victory, for Stars head coach Nolan Rose.

The Stars won the battle by sending...

State wrestling happy to be back under one roof

Thu, 12/15/2016 - 23:56

Saturday night is setting up to a showdown of epic proportions at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage.

The spacious, new, $109 million venue will play host to three state high school wrestling tournaments this weekend with the Class 1-2-3A and 4A boys meet and the girls meet. It all...

SoHi girls go to OT at Kenai River Challenge

Fri, 12/16/2016 - 00:45

The Soldotna girls basketball team opened up their season with a 44-37 overtime victory over Eagle River on Thursday at the Kenai River Challenge.

Eagle River had a 25-22 lead after three quarters, but Soldotna was able to force overtime with a 10-7 spurt in the fourth quarter.