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Alumni Roundup: Fried runs at big meet
Running as a member of the Black Hills State University cross country team for the first time this season, Levi Fried helped the Yellow Jackets grab a third-place finish at the Roy Griak Cross Invitational. Fried placed 80th — sixth for Black Hills — with an 8-kilometer time of 27 minutes, 49.7 seconds on Saturday at the Les Bolstad Golf Course in Minnesota. Fried, a sophomore, ran unattached for the first two rac...
Sep 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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8-year-old racer recovers after accident
Bryttni Juhlin is not a runner, but her motherly instincts turned her into one late Sunday evening. She was tending to her daughter when she heard a horrifying cry — one a mother never wants to hear — from the motocross track at the Kodiak Island Raceway. Several hundred feet away from where she was at, her 8-year-old son, Damean, was on the ground after just being involved in a serious dirt bike accident that lef...
Sep 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bear Valley Golf Course turns 30
Art Bors came to Kodiak in 1969 to be a rancher. It took him one summer to realize the job wasn’t for him. “After three months I was pretty sure it wasn’t going to work,” Bors said. The man from Ohio decided to remain on the island, and it is a good thing he did. For nearly two decades, Bors ran Bear Valley Golf Course, transforming the nine-hole Coast Guard-ran course into what it is today. “When he came out, the...
Sep 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mat-Su Valley drivers showcase skills in Kodiak
Longtime Alaska racer Mike Braddock checked two items off his to-do-list this past weekend: Drive a late-model car on and off the MV Tustumena and win a main event in Kodiak. The Palmer-based driver stole the show at the Kodiak Island Raceway, cruising to victory in the late-model feature races Saturday and Sunday during the second Stock Car Shootout, which featured a handful of drivers from the Twin City Raceway ...
Sep 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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ALUMNI ROUNDUP: Barcelon top NCU finisher
For the second straight, Raen Barcelon was the top finisher for the North Central University women’s cross country squad. Barcelon, a 2016 Kodiak High School graduate, placed 274th at the St. Olaf Invitational Saturday in Northfield, Minnesota. Barcelon was her team’s top finisher, covering the 6-kilometer course in 28 minutes, 12 seconds, which placed her 24th fastest in NCU history. The field included 380 runner...
Sep 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Special Olympics athletes snag medals
Kodiak’s Special Olympics scored three gold medals at the fall tournament that concluded Sunday in Anchorage. Amy Canavan partnered with Tawny Saylor and Aharon Dolph teamed with James Glenn to win gold in golf alternate shot team play. Canavan and Saylor shot a 141 over 18 holes, while Dolph and Glenn recorded a 119 at the Anchorage Golf Course. Bernie Graham and Glenda Fernandez picked up a gold in bocce unified...
Sep 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stock Car Shootout returns for second year
The inaugural Stock Car Shootout was so popular last year that the Kodiak Island Racing Association is bringing it back. The second edition of the event is this Saturday and Sunday at the Kodiak Island Raceway. Both days begin at 3 p.m. The event features local drivers and drivers from the Twin City Raceway on the Kenai Peninsula. Six late-model cars and two hobby stock cars from the Kenai will join the local cars...
Sep 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Special Olympics athletes snag medals
Kodiak’s Special Olympics scored three gold medals at the fall tournament that concluded Sunday in Anchorage. Amy Canavan partnered with Tawny Saylor and Aharon Dolph teamed with James Glenn to win gold in golf alternate shot team play. Canavan and Saylor shot a 141 over 18 holes, while Dolph and Glenn recorded a 119 at the Anchorage Golf Course. Bernie Graham and Glenda Fernandez picked up a gold in bocce unified...
Sep 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ruhl snags island golf title
How did Darin Ruhl celebrate after winning his first major golf title? By playing another round of golf, of course. For those who know Ruhl, it was the perfect way to cap the weekend for the 10-year Kodiak resident who topped the leaderboard of the 30th Kodiak Island Golf Championship Sunday at the Bear Valley Golf Course. Nobody in the 25-person field played as much golf as Ruhl did this summer, and it showed. Fa...
Aug 31, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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Island golf championship turns 30
The Kodiak Island Golf Championship is turning 30 and for the first time the event will not be held during Labor Day weekend. Organizers decided to shift the tournament a week before the three-day holiday weekend in hopes of drawing more interest in the island’s biggest golf tournament. “The turnout has been so small the last three or four years and I’m just thinking that people are not golfing on the holiday week...
Aug 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
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