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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 | 6 6 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 | 11 11 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 | 14 14 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 | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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TEEING OFF: Gizmo's letter to Santa
Dear big man in a red suit, Remember me? I scribbled you a letter last Christmas. By the way, it was a dogrrific day. Mommy got me a stocking crammed full of treats, while daddy added to my collection of squeaky toys. In case you don’t remember me, I’m a pint-sized fluffy white dog with a smushed in face — sometimes when I wake up I have snot bubbles coming out of my tiny nose. I had the pleasure of meeting you th...
Dec 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alumni Roundup: Wandersee starts for first time
For the first time in her young college basketball career, University of Alaska Anchorage’s Hannah Wandersee started for the first time over the weekend. The redshirt freshman forward cracked the starting lineup in both of UAA’s victories in the Seawolf Hoops Classic at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage. In Saturday’s classic opener, a 75-45 win over Cedarville, Wandersee hit one of her four shots and scored...
Dec 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local Results: Dec. 22
City League Basketball playoffs Friday, Dec. 18 St. Herman’s Hermits 2, ISA (forfeit) Trail Blazers 2, Net Systems (forfeit) Golden Alaska 76, Naranja Ninjas 53 Andy Shroeder 22 points, Zach Keplinger 21, Jaron Steele 16, Randy Diocares 15 and Charlie Garcia 2 for Golden Alaska. Brennen Bridgeford 17 points, Russell Grizzard 13, Earl McClelland 10, Clark Patterson 6, Will Robertson 5 and Lance Nation 2 for Naranja...
Dec 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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TEEING OFF: Wilson has played his way into MVP race
It has come to my attention that small dogs do not appreciate inclement weather. It has been a hassle getting Gizmo and Pepper Jack to do their business outside this past week. When I open the door, and both dogs see the frightful conditions awaiting them, they turn into statues. I don’t blame them. Needless to say, the snow and ice blanketing the Kodiak roads made morning and lunchtime walks an adventure. While t...
Dec 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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