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Kodiak softball nearly tops Dimond
After turning a game-saving double play in the fifth inning, Kodiak was one out away from its first victory at home this season. The Bears then found out that the hardest out is sometimes the toughest one to get. Dimond’s next six batters reached base — five on base hits — as the Lynx scored five times with two outs to register a 9-5 nonconference softball victory Saturday at East Addition Park. The game was halte...
May 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thomet, Pillans claim titles on Day 1 of regionals
Kodiak's Levi Thomet and Kordell Pillans snagged titles at the Region III Track and Field Championships Friday at Kenai High School. Thomet, one of the nation's top runners, won his third straight 3,200-meter title with a time of 9 minutes, 2.39 seconds, while Pillans topped the shot put field for the second consecutive year with a toss of 48 feet, 6 inches. The two early wins gave Kodiak the lead after the first ...
May 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak baseball tops Colony
A day after getting stymied by Wasilla, Kodiak's bats woke up against Colony. The Bears hammered out 10 hits in cruising past Colony, 10-3, in a Southcentral Conference baseball game Friday at Hermon Brothers Field in Palmer. Jon LeVan led the charge with three singles and an RBI, while Frank Carlson drove in one and powered a triple and a double. The Bears head to Thursday’s conference tournament as the South Div...
May 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak softball falls to Dimond
Dimond scored in every inning but one to pick up a 12-2 victory over Kodiak in a nonconference softball game Friday at East Addition Park. Dannika Catt led Kodiak with a pair of singles and scored the Bears’ first run on a Celeste Chichenoff single in the fourth. Sage Glamann and Michaela Zurflueh accounted for Kodiak’s other two hits. Megan Luther drove in three and ripped a triple and a single for Dimond. Racque...
May 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rotary hangs new welcome sign downtown
The Kodiak Rotary hung a brand new Welcome to Kodiak banner downtown in an effort to help beautify the area and get started on the road to getting a permanent sign. The inspiration for the banner came from an old sign that hung over the street back in the late-50s, including during the first Crab Festival in 1959, said the Rotary’s Craig Johnson. The banner is hung on the side of the old Food For Less building, no...
May 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mangalus, Alcaide display speed in the sprints
While Kodiak’s distance crew makes headlines, a pair of sprinters are quietly putting together career seasons, giving the Bears the push they need to make a run for the state track and field title. “That is our motivation to try to get noticed,” junior Billy Alcaide said. “We know our distance squad is No. 1 in the state, and the sprinters just try to work hard. We are getting there.” Alcaide and senior Jemuel Man...
May 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak boys team to beat at track regionals
Kodiak’s boys track and field team is looking to start a new streak when the Region III Championships begin today at Kenai High School. A year ago, Colony snapped the Bears’ streak of eight consecutive regional titles. This year, Kodiak is overwhelming favorites to stand atop the podium for the ninth time in 10 years when the two-day meet concludes Saturday. “I think it is real important to show that we have not g...
May 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak man accepts plea deal in fatal hit-and-run
A Kodiak man who was charged in connection with a hit-and run that led to the death of a homeless man on Pillar Mountain in 2008 pleaded guilty Wednesday to criminally negligent homicide. Bradford Blondin, 27, faces at least four years in prison as part of a plea deal with state prosecutors for the death of 43-year-old Justin McGriff, a dishwasher at El Chicano Mexican Restaurant and Cantina. During Blondin’s sent...
May 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak breaks daily rain record but could see warm summer
Kodiak broke a daily rainfall record last Friday and rain so far in May has been above the average, but the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecast predicts south-central and south-western Alaska could see a warmer than normal summer. “They’re saying there’s a strong likelihood that we’ll have above normal temperatures for those three months,” said Craig Eckert, the Kodiak station manager. But, th...
May 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Public Safety Blotter: May 22
April 18 Around 12:54 a.m., police conducted five bar checks downtown. At 1:27 a.m., police conducted a security check on Mill Bay Road. At 2:48 a.m., a caller reported a suspicious vehicle on Hillside Drive. Police were unable to locate the vehicle described. Around 4:31 a.m., police conducted three bar checks downtown. At 4:46 a.m., police admonished a speeding driver on Selief Lane. At 5:04 a.m., police advised...
May 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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