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Pitchers key to Kodiak's South Division success
Kodiak High School baseball coach James Arnold used only three words to sum up his team’s opening four-game home stand, “pitching, pitching and pitching.” The Bears used 10 pitchers in the Rex Edward Matautia Invitational Tournament, and for all but three — Sam Bennett, John Norton and Shaun Walton — it was their varsity debut on the bump. As expected for rookie hurlers, they had their ups and downs. The good thin...
Apr 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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In the Courts: April 22
Fawn Anderson pleaded guilty to attempted misconduct involving a controlled substance in the fourth degree. Anderson was sentenced to 360 days in jail (240 suspended) and placed on probation for five years. David Anthony Austerman pleaded no contest to assault in the fourth degree – recklessly injure. Austerman was sentenced to 90 days in jail (90 suspended) and ordered to schedule a screening for alcohol/substanc...
Apr 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS softball begins conference play
Typically, Kodiak High School’s softball team doesn’t open its home campaign until the final week of April or first week of May. That’s not the case this year, as the Bears begin their 2016 home campaign today and Saturday at East Addition Park against Kenai. The late starts are usually because of Kodiak’s weather, something that could play an impact in this weekend’s three-game series against the Kardinals. Accor...
Apr 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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SPAR crew brings safety message to Peterson
Students at Peterson Elementary School were treated to a visit by the Coast Guard on April 15, when crewmembers from cutter SPAR held a Kids Don’t Float presentation for first graders. SPAR crewmember Petty Officer James Ferguson organized the event with Michelle Alford, a teacher at the school. KDF is an initiative that promotes the proper use of life jackets by Alaskan youth. By actively engaging children with a...
Apr 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Playbook: April 22
Friday, April 22 Baseball: Kodiak vs. Kenai at Baranof Field. Junior varsity, 3 p.m.; varsity, 6 p.m. Soccer: Kodiak vs. Homer at Joe Floyd Track and Field. Girls, 5 p.m.; boys, 7 p.m. Softball: Kodiak vs. Kenai at East Addition Park, 5 p.m. Track: Kodiak vs. West Valley at Joe Floyd Track and Field. Field events, 2:30 p.m.; running events, 3:15 p.m. Saturday, April 23 Baseball: Kodiak vs. Kenai at Baranof Field. ...
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ROCKIN' OUT: ‘Joker & Thief’ recalls classics
Wolfmother is an Australian hard rock band from Sydney. They released their first album in 2005 and sold over 1.5 million copies worldwide. They are often compares to classic rock and metal bands from the 1960s and ’70s, including Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and AC/DC. I really like the start of the song “Joker and the Thief” and I really love heavy metal music. The instruments in this song keep such a great beat ...
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Millenials embracing community service
Last week I was privileged and burdened to read the 28 scholarship applications for the 2016 Rotary Scholarships. I say burdened, because I thought they should all get scholarships, and had a very difficult time, with my fellow Rotarians Larry LeDoux and John Butler, being able to weed out only four recipients. What made it difficult was how articulate most of the applications were, how involved in the community a...
Apr 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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AAC still eyeing new launch pad
The Federal Aviation Administration’s Final Environmental Assessment has cleared the way for a new medium-lift launch pad at the Pacific Spaceport Complex, but the future of the project remains uncertain after state funding was placed on hold in late 2014. The final EA comes after two draft assessments – one released in September 2014 and another released in December 2015. The final version includes responses to p...
Apr 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Students prepare for “Fools”
Bringing to life a comedy, students in the Kodiak High School Drama Club are taking on the dress, accents and persona of 19th-century Ukrainian villagers for “Fools,” by Neil Simon. Leon Steponovitch Tolchinsky comes to town answering an ad for a teacher, only to discover the entire village of Kulyenchikov has been cursed with stupidity, a curse he must try to break while falling for the village girl he’s trying t...
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Kodiak football coach tabbed as new Kenai coach
A Kodiak High School football coach is packing his bags and heading to the Kenai Peninsula. Davis Lowery, Kodiak’s defensive coordinator last season, has been named the new head coach of the Kenai Kardinals football team. He replaces John Marquez, who is moving to California to coach at Yreka High School. Lowery takes over a program rich with history. The Kardinals, a perennial power in the Northern Lights Confere...
Apr 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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