Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Kodiak finishes season with 14-0 loss to Barrow
When Barrow’s Travis Adams first looked at the high school football schedule, he said he got excited about returning to Kodiak. A year ago, Adams got tackled in the end zone for a safety in Barrow’s 38-6 loss to Kodiak. What a difference a year makes. Adams, Barrow’s elusive sophomore quarterback, rushed for a game-high 160 yards and one touchdown in his team’s 14-0 victory over Kodiak Saturday at Joe Floyd Track ...
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Barrow embraces the NFL Network
Barrow’s football season is being played out on television screens across the nation as the Whalers are being featured in the NFL Network series “Football Town: Barrow, Alaska.” A cameraman for the show was at Joe Floyd Track and Field filming Saturday’s game between Kodiak and Barrow. The third 30-minute episode of the show airs at 4:30 p.m. today (replayed at 8:30 p.m.) on GCI Channel 37 (630 HD). The first two ...
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Quilter’s guild holds annual show
The Kodiak Bear Paw Quilters held their annual quilt show and sale on Saturday and Sunday, showing off works for the community to judge, including red, white and blue quilts made for the Quilts of Valor program for the first time. The annual show provides guild members the chance to show off their handiwork and sell their work if they choose to. “Quilters generally don’t tout their skills, it’s a very solitary pur...
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Parnell, Osowski lead Kodiak to third place
For the second straight season, Kodiak’s boys cross country team produced a pair of top 5 finishers at the 4A state cross country championships. Senior Michael Parnell concluded his high school career with a fourth-place finish, while junior Keith Osowski placed fifth on a muddy 5-kilometer course Saturday at Bartlett High School. Senior Richie McKinney tossed in a 15th-place showing, but it wasn’t enough for Kodi...
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Kodiak spikers take out Wasilla
Kodiak High School basketball fans are known to get loud, but volleyball fans? Behind a raucous crowd, Kodiak zoomed past Wasilla 25-15, 25-16, 25-22 in a Northern Lights Conference match Friday at KHS. Friday’s game was a designated Dig Pink match that raised awareness for breast cancer. The bleachers looked like a sea of pink as fans cheered every ace, dig, kill and block. “Once the fans are excited, we get exci...
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Parnell paces KHS boys into state
In the third grade, Michael Parnell drew himself on a piece of paper beating Keith Osowski in a running race. Nearly a decade later, the artwork became reality. Last Saturday, Parnell won the 4A boys race at the Region III Cross Country Championships. And the person he beat by 0.4 seconds … get ready for this … was teammate Keith Osowski. The two shared the top two spots throughout the first 4.9 kilometers of the ...
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Bigley makes fourth trip to state
If Zoe Bigley gets a feeling of being lonely at the 4A state cross country championships, that’s because she probably is. For the second time in her prep career, Bigley, a senior, will be the only Kodiak girl competing during Saturday’s race at Bartlett High School. In fact, this is the fourth straight year that Bigley has qualified for the big show without her team advancing with her. “It’s really weird to go the...
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Kodiak football hosts Barrow in season finale
Joe Floyd Track and Field will have a Hollywood feel to it Saturday afternoon. An NFL Network film crew will be taping Kodiak High School’s 3 p.m. football game against Barrow, a team that is being showcased in the network’s series “Football Town: Barrow, Alaska.” The eight-episode series debuted on Sept. 22, and can be seen every Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. on GCI channel 36 (630 HD). Kodiak coach Bill McGuire isn’t wor...
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PREP PICKS: Rivalry games highlight final football week
The final week of the high school football season brings rivalry games and playoff positioning. Fourteen of the state’s 16 playoff spots have already been filled. All eight large-school berths have been clinched, while six of the eight medium and small-school spots are spoken for. The last medium-school spot will go to either Juneau-Douglas or Thunder Mountain, while the final small-school berth will go to either ...
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Volleyball seniors to play in final home matches
Entering high school, Tracy Gatter wanted to play football. However, football interfered with volleyball. “If football wasn’t in the fall, I definitely would have tried it out,” said Gatter, a former Kodiak Football League youth player. Gatter still found a way to be a quarterback. The senior — more on that later — is the setter on Kodiak’s undefeated (8-0 in non-tournament action, 6-0 in the Northern Lights Confe...
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