A big group of runners from the Kenai Peninsula headed north to compete in the Mayor's Marathon on Saturday.
Derek Gibson of Soldotna led the Peninsula by taking second in the half marathon, running 1 hour, 16 minutes, 26 seconds.
The Kenai River Brown Bears have announced Rory Dynan will fill the final assistant coaching position.
Dynan fills an opening created when Steve Murphy left to pursue other opportunities early in the offseason.
Saturday morning's third annual Mud Run just north of Kenai featured enough mud and dirt - including a muddy water pit at the end of the 3.5-mile race - to get racers good and filthy, but Mother Nature decided to pitch in anyway.
The Peninsula Oilers completed their season-opening homestand with a 9-1-2 record by sweeping the Oceanside (San Diego) Waves. Peninsula finished off the sweep with a 7-5 victory Saturday, extending the Oilers' unbeaten streak to nine games.
Standing at a diminutive 5-foot-8, Carter Yagi does not always match up in a sport that typically rewards height. But so far, the Peninsula Oilers infielder has proven that it takes more than size to be successful.