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Post 17 begins tough road trip
Kodiak Post 17 begins the first of three road trips this season at 6:30 p.m. tonight against East Anchorage. The four-day swing to the Mainland features five games — four of them conference counting. Kodiak finishes the trip with Bartlett (3:30 p.m. Saturday), Palmer (12:30 and 3:30 p.m. Sunday) and Service (6:30 p.m. Monday). Saturday’s game against is Bartlett is the only non-league game, while the first game ag...
Jun 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Eco Challenge will not take place this year
One of Kodiak Island’s most grueling races — the Eco Challenge — got nixed this summer. The Eco Challenge, a Coast Guard Morale Well-Being and Recreation sponsored event, sent competitors on a wilderness scavenger hunt across the island. The race — that was opened to members of the Coast Guard and civilians — had been a staple in Kodiak since 2002. “We just don’t have the staff right now due to budget cuts and hir...
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Rifle match this Sunday
The Kodiak Island Sportsman’s Association is hosting a high-powered rifle match Sunday at the Salonie Creek Rifle Range. The event begins at 8:30 a.m., with registration starting at 8 a.m. This is an NRA approved match for service rifles — an AR15, M1 and M1A. Particpants will shoot 20 shots slow fire standing from 200 yards, 10 shots sitting rapid fire from 200 yards, 10 shots prone rapid fire from 300 yards and ...
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Campers learn laptuuk — the Alutiiq version of baseball
Nick Alokli spent his childhood in Ahkiok playing laptuuk — the Alutiiq version of baseball. Now 78, Alokli’s playing days have passed, but his passion for the sport is still very much alive. He spent part of his Tuesday morning at the Baranof Park ice rink watching a dozen youths and adults — all from the Alutiiq Language Day Camp — enjoying the game he grew up playing. He smiled each time the big inflatable rubb...
Jun 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Post 17 splits with defending champs
Kodiak Post 17 opened its first American Legion varsity baseball season in nearly three decades by splitting a four-game series with defending champion Chugiak. On Saturday, the Bears won the first conference game, 8-3, and dropped the second conference game, 7-4, at Baranof Field. Chugiak won the nonconference series opener, 7-2, on Friday, while Kodiak took Sunday’s nonconference game, 14-3. “Anytime you can com...
Jun 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dunbar goes out champ-style
Trevor Dunbar closed out his stellar college career as a national champion. The University of Oregon men captured their first outdoor track and field title in 30 years on Saturday at historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon, and Dunbar played a huge role in ending the drought. A day before, the Kodiak High School 2009 graduate ran the fastest 5,000 meters by an Alaskan and seventh quickest by an Oregon runner to f...
Jun 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak begins American Legion season
Editor’s note: Author Derek Clarkston is a coach on Kodiak’s American Legion baseball team. For the first time since the 1980s, Kodiak will field a double A — or varsity-level — American Legion baseball team. Kodiak Post 17 begins its 28-game schedule with a four-game home series against defending champion Chugiak at 5:30 p.m. tonight at Baranof Field. Tonight’s game and the series finale at 11 a.m. Sunday are non...
Jun 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dunbar 5th in 10,000
Trevor Dunbar’s final NCAA Division I National Track and Field Championships started in spectacular fashion. The University of Oregon senior and former Kodiak High School star scored a fifth-place finish in the 10,000-meter run Wednesday evening at historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. Dunbar clocked a time of 28 minutes, 53.81 seconds, which secured a top-five spot by four seconds. Dunbar was third after the ...
Jun 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Former pro player returns home to coach
Cliff Anderson remembers the exact moment when his childhood dream became a reality. He had just completed his senior year at Chapman University (California) and was sitting by the phone in his apartment when a scout from the Los Angeles Dodgers called Anderson to tell him he had been selected in the 39th round of the 1992 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft. The news transported Anderson back to playing on Coon F...
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Special Olympics athletes medal in Anchorage
DAILY MIRROR STAFF Kodiak’s Special Olympics athletes displayed their strength at the state summer games that concluded Sunday in Anchorage. The island’s five-person powerlifting team combined to win 12 gold medals at the games that bring athletes together from all over the state. Amy Canavan, Christopher Kavanaugh and Brittany Tregarthen all captured gold medals in bench press, squat, dead lift and combination — ...
Jun 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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