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Ben Boettger/Peninsula Clarion Nikiski High School football player Nathan Carstens picks up a fumble in the Nikiski endzone during a game against Barrow on Saturday Oct. 10 at Nikiski High School.

Nikiski football tops Barrow to reach 5th straight small-schools title game

With steady rain falling from the sky and the temperature in the mid-40s, throwing the ball in Saturday's small-schools semifinal clash between host Nikiski and Barrow was a challenging proposition.

by Jeff Helminiak

Kenai routs North Pole to reach final

Since winning the inaugural medium-schools football championship in 2011, Kenai Central has failed to make it back to the big stage, suffering through one bad year and two other near misses.
Joey Klecka

Stars beat Thunder Mountain to advance to medium-schools championship

The Soldotna Stars football team does not endure many uneasy moments, but when they do, their ability to shake off the nerves is uncanny.
Joey Klecka

Eielson football knocks off Homer

Eielson head coach David DeVaughn pointed to the Ravens players on Saturday as the reason the team is getting its third shot in four years for the small-schools state football title. Eielson earned trip No.
Danny Martin

Watkins leads Stars boys to 2nd place at big Anchorage swim meet

The Dimond girls and boys swept the Bartlett High School-Chugiak High School Invite on Friday and Saturday in Anchorage, with the Soldotna boys coming through with a second-place finish in the boys competition.
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