Soldotna's Blackburn named to All-Academic team

Recent Air Force Academy graduate Paige Blackburn of Soldotna has been named to the U.S. Track and Field All-Academic Team for a third time, the school announced last Thursday.
The reigning Mountain West champion in the javelin completed her four-year career with a 3.50 GPA in civil engineering, and placed fifth in the javelin throw at the North America, Central America and Caribbean (NACAC) Under-23 Championships on July 8 in Guanajuato, Mexico. Blackburn also attempted to qualify for the London Olympics games in June, but did not make it.

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Soldotna to gain AFL franchise

The Panthers name and colors are making a return to the central Kenai Peninsula.

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Saturday hoops roundup

The Soldotna boys wrapped up a 1-2 weekend at the Joe T. Classic tournament in Fairbank with a 48-46 loss to Eielson Saturday at Lathrop High School.

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