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State swim preview: Stars aim to end another drought

...going to surprise some people," Petersen said of Welch. "He has been doing some amazing things in practice."Kenai Central coach Judy Lallier will take three swimmers and divers to state. Mikaela Pitsch is seeded sixth in diving."I've...
Hockey preview: Peninsula squads look to take state spots from Valley

...I think we stack up well with everyone in the conference, but those two in particular could give us trouble." Kenai Central coach Michael Tilly, whose Kardinals squad looks to be setting up for a rebuilding year after losing one of its most...
Kenai netters usher in homecoming weekend by prevailing in front of raucous crowd

...overcome.Wasilla also got four kills apiece from middle hitters Leya DePriest and Brooke Queripal in the first game.Kenai Central coach Tracie Beck said serve-receive is the squad's biggest weakness right now."It's something we can fix because...
Soldotna boys miss out on state baseball tourney

...eliminate Homer, No. 2 from the south. Kenai then ended its season with a loss to the Bears, No. 1 from the south. Kenai Central coach John Kennedy said it was tough to lose, but considering the team had won one game in the regular season, Kennedy...
Statebound skiers ready to finish season of misery

...30 p.m.Both Soldotna coach Dan Harbison, who has been involved with skiing on the Peninsula since 1996, and Kenai Central coach Brad Nyquist, who has been involved for nine years, said this has been as tough of a winter as they can remember...
Kardinals roll past Mariners and into the playoffs

...Kards pulled all the drama out of a pleasant-side-of-brisk autumn afternoon."I'm happy with the win," Kenai Central coach John Marquez said. "We controlled the ball and obviously the turnovers went our way."Senior running back Chase...
2014 football season preview: SoHi, Nikiski seek to defend crowns

...they're two of the best athletes in the state." "A lot of people were like, 'What are they doing?'" added Kenai Central coach John Marquez. "I tell my players, it's phenomenal, accept the challenge." The intensity seen in the 2013...
NLC baseball preview: Tourney to put pitching depth to the test

...but doable."The bottom line is that if you win three, you don't have to worry about playing any more," Kenai Central coach John Kennedy said. "The last two years I've had to play five games."The first year, we made it. Last year...
Week 3 football preview: SoHi ready to open new turf field

...seen us yet. We can't wait." Kodiak at Kenai, 3 p.m. Saturday An 0-2 start to the season is not what Kenai Central coach John Marquez envisioned. Perhaps a fresh start will help the Kards. Kenai begins its Northern Lights Conference...
Ostrander goes for clean sweep of Region III meets

...hopeful this will not be the last meet there."I think it could actually be quite epic," said Teri Ostrander, the Kenai Central coach and Allie's mother. "I don't know that you see that caliber of runners in Alaska all the time."I think...


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