The darkening days of winter have taken a firm hold of Southcentral, but when the sun sets Saturday evening, a single spotlight will be hoisted high above the mat that championship wrestlers will face each other on at Bartlett High School in Anchorage.
A pair of revamped Soldotna basketball squads took the court Friday night but still came away with victories to open the season.
A pair of revamped Soldotna High basketball squads took the court Friday night but still came away with victories to open the season. The SoHi girls topped nonconferenece 1A opponent Cook Inlet Academy 37-24, while the SoHi boys used a monster third quarter to oust CIA 75-38. With a chunk of starting seniors leaving both SoHi squads from last year, an infusion of former Skyview players joining, and the change in head coaching positions, the Stars are sporting a different look.
A trio of Peninsula athletes claimed a Class 1-2-3A state wrestling crown under the glare of the spotlight in the Bartlett High School gym Saturday night, but all three came to earn the championship under vastly different circumstances.
...Jacob Link and Cooper Smith added goals. Smith also finished with three assists. Colony outshot Homer 43-12 in the victory. Joey Diltz stopped all 12 of the shots he saw to earn the win in the Colony net. The Knights posted their fourth straight shutout...
...Settlemyer; Advanced Algebra - Ty Kenney, Mrs. Herring; Anatomy & Physiology - Keenan Orth, Mrs. Davis; LA 11 Honors - Joey Gabriel, Mr. Cater; LA 9 - Natalie Marlowe, Mr. Baskin; Spanish 1 - Mackenzie Lindeman, Mr. Moss; Health - Reyanne Carlson...
Over the years that Soldotna's Neldon Gardner and Kenai Central's Stan Steffensen have faced each other as coaches on the wrestling mat, the rivalry has been intense but fun.
For a sport that is so rigorously dependent on weather conditions, Nordic skiing has seen its share of difficulties in recent years. This year has been no different, as the white stuff has been slow to arrive.
The Tsalteshi Trails were the scene of Saturday's opening high school race of the season, and with juicy flakes of snow gently falling for much of the event, the snowpack was finally enough to host competition.
...Moose Thursday at the MTA Events Center in Palmer. Homer tallied a power-play goal and an empty-netter.Clarion reporters Joey Klecka and Jeff Helminiak contributed to this story.Warriors 4, Soldotna 3 OTWasilla 1 1 1 1 -4Soldotna 0 1 2 0 -3First...
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