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Mucha seeks state ski title: No peninsula athlete has ever made off with state skimeister hardware

...Gibson said. "Now, I'm not sure. I think her skate has actually been better this year." Mucha is the lone peninsula athlete expected to contend for a title at state. Kenai Central sophomore Travis Semmens won the Region III meet last weekend...
Local track teams jump right into season

...Ostrander said the early emergence of dry pavement and track lanes has been a boon to not only her success but for every Peninsula athlete that most years would be forced to find an indoor workout plan while the Anchorage teams use the Dome for preseason...
Three Peninsula athletes set American powerlifting records

...impressive as American records are, Johnson and Hallford, amazingly, didn't even have the most startling effort by a Peninsula athlete Saturday. That performance belonged to Castellano. "Cipriana is a Mozart in the making," Schmidt said. "She's...
Panthers wrestlers go out on high note

...down (in the third round), coach was telling me to not give up a point and I didn't," he said. The third Peninsula athlete that nabbed a state crown on Saturday was Nikiski sophomore Luke Johnson in the 195-pound final, who made quick...
First day success for athletes at Skyview Invite

...athletes did not disappoint. In the girls 3,200-meter run, junior Laura Dyer from Seward was the top Kenai Peninsula athlete, finishing fifth with a time of 12 minutes, 41.93 seconds, less than a minute behind winner Claire Trujillo...
KCHS linebacker hopes for college shot

...the Tanoa Bowl as a member of the first Alaska All-State Football Team, coached by Ilalio Jr. He was the lone peninsula athlete to be invited, and he was the only small-schools player on the squad. "To be a part of it in its first year...
Sports Brief: Widman represents Soldotna at Boston Marathon

...Soldotna's William Coghill notched a time of 3:22:02, 13th among male runners from Alaska. He was the lone Peninsula athlete who finished on the men's side. Jerry Ross of Anchorage was the No. 1 Alaska runner, notching a time of 2...
Clarion Calls

...that Mucha earned. For an experienced NCAA Division I coach in any sport to place such a superlative on a Kenai Peninsula athlete is extremely rare. So after Reimer did place the superlative on Mucha, I asked him again just to make sure...
Top 'Dawgs - Nikiski's Spurgeon, Johnson win state wrestling titles

...Johnson said. "It feels great. I've been waiting for this for 12 years."Teammate Corey Green was the only other Peninsula athlete to reach the finals, but he lost 8-2 to Trevour Chavez of Bethel at 160.Chavez earned two points for a takedown...
All eyes on Bartlett's air Jordan

...Buckbee also said shot putter Nathan Strieby and hurdler Chase Jensen have a shot at placing. Blackburn is the only peninsula athlete with a top seed in the Class 4A meet, but several others have high seeds. Skyview's Ivy O'Guinn is third in...


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