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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 | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
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A marathon day on the Eco Challenge course
Racers battled Buskin River currents, briery bushes and thousands of mosquitos in Kodiak’s ultimate test of willpower — the Coast Guard Eco Challenge. A program of the Coast Guard’s Morale, Well-Being and Recreation Department, the Eco Challenge, in its 13th year, pits teams of four against one another as they traverse miles of Kodiak Island, completing tasks along the way. This year, the clock was also the enemy....
Aug 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
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Burnside shines in first karate tournament
There was a reason why Samantha Burnside felt uneasy while sitting in her seat inside the Wells Fargo Arena on July 31. The 15-year-old Kodiak resident was seconds away from competing in her first karate tournament. Nervous? You betcha. She had nothing to worry about. The four-year karate student shined at the 2016 Alaska Friendship Karate Invitational, held on the University of Alaska Anchorage campus. Burnside t...
Aug 09, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kingfishers conclude summer season
The Kodiak Kingfishers recorded four top-10 individual finishes at the Alaska Swimming Summer Long Course Championships that concluded July 31 in Anchorage. Jacob Sarnowski led the charge, placing fourth overall in the boys’ 10-and-under division with 115 points. He placed in the top four in all seven of his events. Alicia Sarnowski finished fifth overall in the girls’ 11-and 12-year-old division with 114 points. ...
Aug 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
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Twins head home
The Kenai Post 20 Twins’ run at the American Legion baseball Northwest Regional Tournament didn’t last long. The Alaska state champions were eliminated from the tournament with an 11-4 loss to Cheyenne, Wyoming Thursday morning in Wyoming. The Twins out-hit Cheyenne 9-7, but were done in by their pitching staff issuing 10 walks. The host team scored in all eight innings, while Kenai (32-10) plated one in the first...
Aug 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kenai falls in Legion opener
The Alaska American Legion state champions had a rough opening game at the Northwest Regional Tournament. The Kenai Post 20 Twins fell to Kennewick, the Washington state champions, 16-2 in seven innings, Wednesday in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The Twins committed seven errors as the Outlaws raced out to a 13-0 lead. Kenai (32-9) plays in a loser-out game today at 10:30 a.m. The Twins are now 0-9 in Outside games after win...
Aug 04, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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Walton, Rockenbach earn Legion accolades
Kodiak Post 17’s Shaun Walton and Seth Rockenbach earned American Legion baseball all-state honors during last week’s state and Matson tournaments. Both rising juniors were honorable mentions on the Team of Excellence All-State team. Walton earned the nod as a starting pitcher and utility player — he played six different positions for Post 17. On the mound, the right-hander walked only six hitters in 36 innings du...
Aug 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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Walton works for win on mound, at plate
Shaun Walton delivered when his team needing him the most. The rising junior fired a complete-game gem and drove in the go-ahead run in Kodiak’s 5-4 victory over West Anchorage in a consolation bracket game of the Matson Invitational Wednesday at Bartlett High School. Kodiak advances to play at 11 a.m. today. On the mound, Walton needed only 88 pitches — 65 for strikes — to pick up the win in seven. He allowed eig...
Jul 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ketchikan hands Post 17 tough times
Kodiak Post 17 finished the American Legion baseball regular season with a tough 3-2 eight-inning loss to Ketchikan Saturday at Bartlett. The Kings, who secured the No. 8 seed to next week’s state tournament with the win, took the first game of the doubleheader 15-5. Kodiak (1-17 league, 3-22 overall) will play Fairbanks 30 at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the double-elimination Matson Invitational at Bartlett. Fairbanks i...
Jul 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Juneau takes 2 from Post 17
Kodiak Post 17 American Legion lost a pair of contests to Juneau in league play on Thursday, dropping to 1-14 league, 3-21 overall. In the first of the games played at Bartlett High School in Anchorage, Juneau scored four runs in the first inning, two in second, seven in third and two in the fourth, toward a 15-0 final. Bryce Swofford, Juneau’s ace, fired a no-hitter in five innings, striking out 10. Kodiak made e...
Jul 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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