Stars strike gold: SoHi opens season with 50th straight football win

Sat, 08/12/2017 - 03:31

Whether or not the rest of Alaska wants to accept it, the Soldotna football program keeps pounding away at the rock.

Crawford goes 7 for 7 at Soldotna Cycle Series, Showalters take top women’s, youth spots

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 22:15

Mike Crawford improved to 7 for 7 in the Soldotna Cycle Series this season, topping the rest of the field at Tsalteshi Trails on Thursday.

Kards, Bulldogs take positives from scrimmage

Sat, 08/12/2017 - 20:58

In leading Nikiski to small-schools state football titles in 2011 and 2013, then-Nikiski coach Ted Riddall gained a reputation as a coach concerned more with quality of play and constant improvement than what was on the scoreboard.

An Outdoor View: Close call

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 00:27

Author’s note: This column first appeared in the June 8, 1990, edition of “The Tides,” a Clarion supplement. — LP

Refuge Notebook: Could you win the Alaska Lottery?

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 00:27

Winning an Alaska lottery is the ultimate experience of a lifetime. Although it may not be a lottery with a big cash payout, it does offer an incomparable wholesome experience into a bear’s world for a few days. Applicants of this “lottery” may become lucky enough to win a trip to McNeil River State Game Sanctuary and Refuge. I was fortunate to indulge in this unbelievable experience for four days during peak bear viewing season in July.

2017 Football Season Preview: Who can knock off the Stars?

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 00:19

These days, it seems like everyone wants to take a shot at knocking off the mighty Soldotna Stars football team from their throne.

Bird Homestead Golf Report: Golfing For Scholarships tourney a success

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 23:33

Kenai Peninsula Builders Association held their seventh annual Golfing For Scholarships Tournament at Bird Homestead Golf Course on Saturday. This tournament was a great success and a lot of fun.

Birch Ridge Golf Report: Course stays busy with weekly events

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 23:33

Birch Ridge Golf course has kept busy with regular events in the past week, and there is much more to pack in even as the calendar turns to mid-August.

State races come to Twin City Raceway on Saturday, Sunday

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 23:33

The Kenai Peninsula Racing Lions - Motocross Division will hold state races Saturday and Sunday at Twin City Raceway, with riders coming from all over the state.

Alaska Wild Salmon Day

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 22:21

The banks of the Kenai River in Soldotna Creek Park may be a little quieter, but the love for the salmon that fills the banks hasn’t waned, as evident at Thursday night’s gathering in celebration of Wild Alaska Salmon Day.