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TEEING OFF: Time to be balanced
I’ve been accused of not being balanced in this space — I’m not giving enough love to the other pets that live in the Clarkston apartment. I’m sorry. I’ll try to do better in the coming months. In truth, I’m one-sided when it comes to writing about the NFL. I have been challenged to breakdown this week’s four divisional games and not just focus on the Seahawks. In order to be more balanced, I will give the reader(...
Jan 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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City league co-ed hockey debuts tonight
The puck is going to drop on a new city league sport today. At 7:30 p.m., the inaugural city league hockey game will begin at the Baranof Ice Rink. The co-ed league is the brainchild of Tim McGuyer, the rink’s manager. “We are trying to get a little more organization with our local hockey here,” he said. There will still be pickup games for men and women four nights a week, but league play will take over the ice f...
Jan 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Teeing Off: Escaping the cold
Whew. That was close. When Minnesota was driving down the field for the last time in Sunday’s NFC Wild Card game, I dropped to the floor. Gizmo walked over and consoled me. We both knew Seattle’s season was seconds away from being over. However, Seattle fans should be accustomed to expect the unexpected. And the unexpected happened. In the closing seconds, Minnesota kicker Blair Walsh shanked a 27-yard field goal ...
Jan 12, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Prete earns top billing in Big Buck contest
Patience paid off for Dustin Prete. Nearly three weeks before the end of hunting season on Kodiak Island, Prete, 34, bagged a massive buck that earned him top billing in the 2015 Eric Lochman Big Buck contest, sponsored by Big Ray’s. The Sitka black-tailed deer he shot weighed approximately 175 pounds and scored a 119 3/8 — scores are determined by measurements of a buck’s rack, and judging criteria includes the a...
Jan 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Teeing Off: Honoring Ken Griffey Jr.
The Kid is in. There was never a doubt that Ken Griffey Jr. would get elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. The only question was would he be the first unanimous inductee? Griffey was close, appearing on a record 99.3 percent of the ballots. He received 447 of a possible 450 votes. Who were the three idiots who left Griffey off their ballots? If I find out, I’m going to send Gizmo after them all. Fear the Gizzy. T...
Jan 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Katelnikoff claims bowling title
Dmitri Katelnikoff rolled his way to the inaugural bowling ProBuild Youth Scholarship Tournament title over Christmas break at Tropic Lanes. Katelnikoff earned a $350 scholarship by defeating Jacque Bormuel in the championship match. Bormuel received a $200 scholarship. Lexi Gier claimed third place and a $100 scholarship by defeating Jaleshia Taboy. Taboy earned a $50 scholarship. Bowlers rolled four qualifying g...
Jan 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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TEEING OFF: Heading into the new year with high hopes
2016 is going to be the year of the Seattle Mariners. I can feel it. Gizzy can feel it. As much as I have enjoyed the Seahawks’ success over the past four years, I would go bonkers if the Mariners made the playoffs, something that hasn’t happened since 2001. I’m beginning to believe the Mariners’ lack of success is why Gizmo is sometimes a crab. He has really turned up his orneriness during the past week — I guess...
Dec 31, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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John Malloy continues coaching in Prague
Nearly 5,000 miles away from his hometown of Kodiak, and on a different continent, John Malloy has continued his passion for coaching. The 1994 Kodiak High School graduate is in his third year coaching boys basketball at the International School of Prague in the Czech Republic, the last two years spent at the varsity level. Instead of road trips to Wasilla and Kenai, he is playing games in Istanbul and Moscow. “It...
Dec 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alumni Spotlight: Caballa enjoys life at MSU-N
For those following the wrestling career of Andrew Caballa, you might have noticed the former Kodiak High School star is now going by Mhar Caballa. Caballa went back to his birth name so he would not get confused with his first Montana State University Northern roommate, who was also named Andrew. “Since I was little my parents always called me Andrew, but my closest friends called me Mhar,” said Caballa, who is i...
Dec 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local Results: Dec. 28
City League Basketball Monday, Dec. 21  Water of Life A 81, Comro 79 Elijah Hiner 25 points, Myrgel Obas 17, Josh Obas 14, Tony Will 11, Michael Mainifo 9, Mikel Garner 3 and Dan Woodley 2 for Water of Life A. Rickey Winston 37 points, Dylan Haskell 19, Lonnie Jones 15, Dustin Bounds 8 and Tevin Perry 3 for Comro. Water of Life B, 79, Strangers 49 Isabelle Hiner 22 points, Nick Kesling 15, Julian Hiner 10, Jordan ...
Dec 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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