Sunday, August 20, 2006

Mariners have big plans
A strong group of seniors and one of the biggest lines in the Northern Lights Conference has Mariners football coaches excited about the upcoming season.

Kenai Central Junior Varsity
Freshmen: Dalton Chappell, Billy Kiefer, Nick Rouswell, Kenny Kitchen, Jeff Narlock, Anon Nammoon, Chris Coupchiak, Randy Jackson, Brandon Jones, Donny Dormady, Zachary Burrell, Truckee Lemay, Larry Starkloff, Adam Creighton, Levi Lacey.

Nikiski comes with quality, not quantity
The parking lot at Nikiski Middle/High School is almost empty on a mid-August afternoon. Out on the football practice field, a small group of teenagers jogs about, running through drills and tossing footballs through the crisp air. Including water girls, little kids and coaches, there are nearly as many people out of uniform as in pads.

Soldotna Junior Varsity
Freshmen: Dylon Story, Jake Jensen, Chris Nolden, Chase Jenson, Ian Buffington, Tyler Carroll, Nathan Streiby, Jake King, Robbie Anderson.

Kardinals have many big shoes to fill
Six all-state first-teamers. The state’s small-schools offensive and defensive players of the year. The state’s lineman of the year. 2,184 yards of total offense. 195 points.

Stars bank on talented senior class
The Soldotna football team has about 16 seniors that are entering their fourth year in the program. The Stars also lost just three seniors from last year’s team.

Panthers plan to ride Bosick
It’s no secret that the Skyview football team plans to give the majority of the carries this year to Greg Bosick, a 5-foot-10, 200-pound senior.

Nikiski Junior Varsity
Freshmen: Bo Wheeler, Brando Wik, Jordan Harrison, Chris Ward, Chase Amador, Andy Cook.

Skyview Junior Varsity
Freshmen: Scott Barker, Jeremiah Berzanske, Brandon Jones, Lance Kitchen, Steven Lawson, Fred Pollard.

Gov. supports Kenai gas line
Saying he favors the state’s help in getting natural gas to industrial users in Nikiski, Gov. Frank Murkowski told about 16 people at a Soldotna town hall meeting Friday his administration is committed to keeping the plants open.

Group raises funds to send kids with cancer to special camps
A drive to raise funds for children to attend cancer camps and also to show children what can be accomplished by cancer survivors teed off Saturday with a tournament at the Kenai Eagle Disc Golf Course.

Site made ready for Kasilof station
Work is under way again at the site of the future fire station in Kasilof.

Melinda ‘Starlene’ Goff
Longtime Nikiski resident Melinda “Starlene” Goff died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2006, at her home in Nikiski. She was 54.

Frustration flying high
At what point do safety measures meant to protect air travelers create more risks by frustrating normal people to the point of violence?

Heavy metal love — couple gets hitched at the scrapyard
CONWAY, Ark. — Who needs horse-drawn carriages or white stretch limousines? For a truly unique wedding, heavy equipment is the way to go.

Bostwick, Tuttle plan fall wedding
Holly Bostwick and Jon Tuttle of Kenai plan to be married Saturday, Sept. 16, 2006, at the Soldotna Church of God.

Fair off to a soggy start
“Place your bets, ladies and gentlemen,” Kenai Peninsula State Fair Manager Lara McGinnis shouted to the crowd minutes before the Kenai Peninsula racing pigs made their debut at the opening day of the state’s “biggest little fair.”

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Around the Peninsula
Race set for today KPC offers art, pottery, food Play auditions set LeeShore board meeting slated Ninilchik Native parents to meet Radiothon set to go

Seahawks, Eagles win Seward meet
The Seward girls and Heritage Christian boys cross country teams won titles on Saturday at the Seward Invitational.

Kodiak shows it is a force to be reckoned with by topping Skyview
Kodiak’s football team sent a big-time message to the Northern Lights Conference on Saturday afternoon.

Crunch time heroics
The Soldotna offense, short-circuited by penalties, turnovers and broken plays, had gotten just six first downs all game when the Stars received the ball on their own 46 trailing 7-2 with 4:19 left in a nonconference game against Palmer at Justin Maile Field.

Kenai boats Kings
Kenai Central received five touchdowns and 175 rushing yards from Bill Chimphalee on Saturday in defeating visiting Ketchikan 68-0 in the Northern Lights Conference opener for both teams.

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