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Bears send girls relay to state for first time since 2012
By DEREK CLARKSTON Mirror Writer At the beginning of the track season, HoneyRose Macatuno didn’t know what to think of her new 400-relay teammates. She had reason for concern with two being freshman — Hannah Villaroya and Teresa Villanueva — and another — Chandra Christiansen — being a sophomore transfer from Port Lions. “At first, it was rough because I was the only one who knew how to do stuff,” said Macatuno, a...
May 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
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TEEING OFF: Piling up the trophies
What comes to mind when you hear the words Kodiak track and field? Dominating. The Dunbars. Levi Thomet. Distance dynasty. Today, the boys start their chase for a repeat state title, if successful, it would be the first back-to-back championship in Kodiak’s glorious track and field history. The Bears have a bevy of streaks on the line heading into the two-day meet at Dimond High School. The most impressive being f...
May 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Troopers selling Kodiak-based patrol vessel
Anyone in the market for a 121-foot law-enforcement vessel? The Kodiak-based Woldstad, used by Alaska Wildlife Troopers to patrol the ocean for violations, is being decommissioned and sold. “Us not being on the water, there will be more violations that go undetected,” said AWT division director Steve Bear. “There’s no doubt about that.” He said the state is getting rid of the vessel due to budget cuts and hopes to...
May 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fourth-seeded Bears look to make noise at region tournament
Kodiak baseball enters today’s Southcentral Conference Championships in an unfamiliar spot — the No. 4 seed. “To be honest with you, I have not looked at it as an underdog role,” fourth-year Kodiak skipper James Arnold said. “I’m viewing it more as an opportunity to move into their No. 1 spot.” The their he is referring to is the Warriors of Wasilla, the team Kodiak plays at 10 a.m. today in the opening round at O...
May 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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John Neff doubles up at Ididarock
During last year’s inaugural Ididarock — Kodiak’s off-road challenge event — John Neff was leading the race when his four-wheeler lost a wheel. His vehicle, with only three wheels, and connected to his teammate’s rig with a winch, ended up limping across the finish line in third place. Because of that, the 27-year-old Kodiak resident was out for redemption on Saturday. And boy did he ever redeem himself. Neff doub...
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS softball wraps up season with loss to Homer
Senior Jade Ponte made sure Kodiak softball didn’t end its season with a goose egg on the scoreboard. The center fielder ripped a two-run single in the second inning in the Bears’ 24-2 Northern Lights Conference loss to Homer Tuesday at East Addition Park. Kodiak closed out its 2016 campaign with a 1-15 record, 0-6 in the NLC, while the Mariners clinched their 11th conference crown with a 5-1 mark. Ponte, who put ...
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Track sends 17 individuals, three relays to state
The Kodiak boys — the defending state track and field champions ­— qualified nine individuals and two relay teams into this year’s state championships. The girls qualified six individuals and a relay, their first relay to advance to state since 2012. On the boys’ side, Billy Alcaide, Michael Parnell and Keith Osowski qualified in three events. Alcaide made it in the 100, 200, long jump, and Parnell and Osowski in ...
May 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Homer spoils Kodiak’s homecoming with 23-0 victory
Not even a secret weapon helped Kodiak softball in its first home game in 32 days. Homer plated 15 runs in the first inning and registered a 23-0 Northern Lights Conference victory Monday at East Addition Park. It was the first time Bears assistant coach Nyssa Beachler faced her former school. In 2006, the left-hander pitched the Mariners to their only state title in 14 small-school state tournament appearances. “...
May 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak baseball draws fourth seed
Kodiak baseball opens the Southcentral Conference Championships against a team it met in the opening weekend of the season. The Bears, the South Division’s fourth seed, drew North Division champion Wasilla in Thursday’s opening round at 10 a.m. at Oiler Park in Kenai. Wasilla, the defending region champions, topped Kodiak, 12-0, in the Rex Edward Matautia Invitational Tournament on April 15 at Baranof Field. The W...
May 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Soccer finishes fourth
Kodiak’s bid to qualify for the boys state soccer tournament came up one win short. After knocking off Wasilla in a quarterfinal thriller, the Bears fell to Kenai, 7-2, and Soldotna, 5-2, to place fourth at the Northern Lights Conference Championships Saturday in Kenai. “It was a tremendous season,” coach Eric Waltenbaugh said. “Just to be able to go a step further than we did last year and playing in those big ga...
May 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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