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ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: James joins Whitworth University swim team
Blake James had a list of three things that he was looking for when picking a college — a private school in the northwest that had a degree in pharmacy and a men’s swimming program. That is how James, a Kodiak High School product, ended up at Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington. He will make his collegiate swimming debut on Oct. 3 in the school’s alumni meet. “I went down there in January and really loved ...
Sep 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dunbar returns to action
Trevor Dunbar returned to racing and posted a 19th-place finish in Sunday’s United States Track and Field Road Race 5K Championship in Providence, Rhode Island. Dunbar, a former Kodiak and University of Oregon star, covered the street course in 14 minutes, 44 seconds, which was 1:12 behind winner David Torrence. The top 10 places paid out, with Torrence grabbing $7,000. Dunbar was rehabbing an ankle injury and had...
Sep 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thomet picks up silver in Wales
Representing the United States for the first time in his career, Kodiak’s Levi Thomet didn’t disappoint. Thomet, one of Alaska’s most decorated high school runners, nearly conquered the world, grabbing the silver medal in the junior boys World Mountain Running Championship race, Saturday in Snowdonia, North Wales. The former Kodiak High School star became the first American to finish on the podium in the history o...
Sep 21, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Teeing Off: Picking against the Hawks
It doesn’t happen very often, but this week I’m picking against the Seattle Seahawks. Yes, this 12 is going against his team. This doesn’t mean that I won’t be rooting for the Seahawks when they play Sunday night at Green Bay, I just don’t see them winning. Without Kam Chancellor, the Hawks’ secondary looked horrendous against the Nick Foles-led St. Louis Rams. The D gave up eight pass plays of more than 20 yards ...
Sep 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thomet represents USA in Wales
On Saturday, Kodiak’s Levi Thomet will represent his country at the 31st World Mountain Running Championships in Snowdonia, North Wales. In August, Thomet was selected as a member of the US Junior Mountain Running Team. “I love trail running, and being part of a USA team is something that I’ve wanted to do for a long time,” Thomet told the Daily Mirror in August before leaving for Germany to participate in the Con...
Sep 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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ALUMNI UPDATE: Fried makes college debut
Levi Fried has started his collegiate running career at Black Hills State University in South Dakota. Fried, a former Kodiak great, placed 11th out of 27 runners in the school’s only home meet of the season, the Yellow Jacket Invitational, Friday in Spearfish S.D. The freshman recorded a 6-kilometer time of 20 minutes, 34.65 seconds. In his first NCAA Division II race on Sept. 4, Fried placed 37th out of 51 runner...
Sep 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wasilla-based driver earns 75th career victory during Stock Car Shootout
Keith Jones can be considered an Alaska dirt track legend, and on Saturday the veteran driver raced his way to a milestone victory at the Kodiak Island Raceway. Jones, one of three hobby stock drivers who ferried to the island for the inaugural Kodiak Island Racing Association Stock Car Shootout, captured the 25-lap main event. By taking the checkered flag first, it gave him a victory at every track in the state. ...
Sep 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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TEEING OFF: Dealing with a loss
Most years, the start of the National Football League season is a joyous occasion at the Clarkston house. Not this year. I woke up Thursday morning to find that one of the three ferrets that reside in a mansion-like cage inside the apartment had died. It’s not exactly what I wanted to deal with on the first day of my bachelor life. The mom of the house left for a two-week trip to Pennsylvania the day before. I bro...
Sep 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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KIRA hosts Stock car Shootout this weekend
Dust will be flying this weekend at the Kodiak Island Raceway. The Kodiak Island Racing Association is hosting a two-day event dubbed “The Stockcar Shootout,” which will showcase seven cars from the Kenai Peninsula. The off-island cars — three stock and four late model — and Kodiak’s stock car contingent will hit the 1/4-mile gravel track at 5:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. This will be KIRA’s final event of ...
Sep 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alumni spotlight: Izzy Riina playing for George Fox
One of the top defenders in the history of the Kodiak High School volleyball program has found a home at the next level. Izzy Riina, who graduated a few months ago from KHS, is suiting up for George Fox University, an NCAA Division III school located in Newberg, Oregon. The 5-foot-3 defensive specialist has already made an impact for her new club; recording 12 digs in last Saturday’s 3-1 loss to St. Mary’s College...
Sep 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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