Division III football roundup: Nikiski falls short to Eielson

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 03:36

A botched punt by the opposition. A field goal miss doinking off the goal post on a short kick. An untimely sack with time running out. The opposition dropping the ball an astounding nine times.

Results posted for Chainwreck Cyclocross Race 2

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 03:19

Mike Crawford, Leah Kiviat, Amber Bethe and Landen Showalter were all winners Thursday at the second race of the Chainwreck Cyclocross Series.

Kodiak’s Lindquist, Homer’s Story capture Pentathlon crowns

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 02:56

It was out with the relative old and in with the new Friday at the SoHi Pentathlon.

Truck spills garbage on Soldotna street

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 14:07

Drivers in downtown Soldotna should keep an eye out for efforts to clean up spilled garbage in the street Friday.

Once Tesoro, now Andeavor

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 16:42

The refinery in Nikiski that turns Cook Inlet’s oil output into gasoline, jet fuel, diesel and propane won’t be immediately affected by the expansion and re-naming of its San Antonio, Texas-based parent company. That company — known as Tesoro since building the Kenai Refinery in 1969 and known since August as Andeavor, after it acquired oil refiner and marketer Western Refining in a $4.1 billion deal that closed June 1 — expanded from 750,000 nationwide employees to 13,000 with the deal, the largest acquisition in its history.

Tough course to greet Region III runners

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 23:40

In the land where mountains are often used as venues for running races, calling the Government Peak Recreation Area, site of Saturday’s Region III cross-country championships, hilly quickly loses meaning.

Kodiak volleyball prevails in four games over Kenai

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 23:40

The Kenai Central volleyball squad took another loss to a Northern Lights Conference opponent Thursday night at Cliff Massie Court, but the program took another valuable step in the pursuit of improvement.

Week 7 prep football preview: Playoff clinching scenarios

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 23:40

The stretch run of the prep football season will receive a serious dose of reality this weekend, and the consequences are dire for most teams.

Jackalopes cruise past Brown Bears

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 23:40

The Kenai River Brown Bears dropped to 0-2-0-0 with a 5-2 loss to the Odessa (Texas) Jackalopes on Thursday at the North American Hockey League Showcase in Blaine, Minnesota.

Birch Ridge Golf Report: Par 3 Challenge packs the fun

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 23:40

Saturday, we had a lot of fun with our “Augusta North” Par 3 Challenge. The weather held out (for once) and six 3-person teams battled it out for first gross and first net competitions as well as closest to the pins on three holes.