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Sports weekend calandar
Kodiak youths will get a chance to showcase their skills in two different sports on Saturday. At 10 a.m., the Kodiak Elk Lodge is holding its annual soccer shoot at the Baranof Ice Rink. The event is for boys and girls under age 13. The event is free, and each participant receives a soccer ball. At 2 p.m., Kodiak Little League is putting on a clinic and pickup game at Coon Field. The clinic is for players age 9 to...
Aug 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Coast Guardsman competes for spot on elite softball squad
When Timothy Fellows received orders to transfer to Kodiak, one of the first things he looked into was adult slowpitch softball. He was pleasantly surprised to find when he arrived here in June that the co-ed softball league had been resurrected and that Anchorage offered several tournaments during the summer. Fellows won’t make any of those tournaments this summer. That is because the 25-year-old from Arkansas ha...
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Fried leads One-ders to Quintathlon title
It didn’t matter that Levi Fried misfired on all 10 targets during the shooting portion of Saturday’s Bearfoot in the Park Quintathlon. He did enough in his other two events to power his team — The One-ders — to the top of the podium at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park. Dakota Benton took the individual title. “Yesterday (Friday), I went out with a gun, and that was the first time I have shot (in a couple ye...
Aug 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Teeing off: ‘Flames’ will always be remembered
It’s been several years since my last column — Teeing Off — appeared in the sports section of the Kodiak Daily Mirror. I didn’t want my return to come like this, but it is. A few weeks ago, Kodiak lost a young ballplayer, one who I had the pleasure of coaching the last two seasons. Everybody knows the tragedy by now. Rex Matautia, a rising Kodiak High School freshman with a promising athletic career, drowned in La...
Aug 09, 2013 | 3 3 comments | 743 743 recommendations | email to a friend
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Canavan devotes time to Kodiak’s Special Olympics program
Dan Canavan jokingly tells people his job with Special Olympics is to secure “the gym and the big sandwich” for Kodiak’s local games. If only it were that simple. For the past eight years, Canavan, 56, has dedicated his life to sustaining Kodiak’s Special Olympics program as its community director, a volunteer position. “I don’t know if I would be as enthusiastic if I was being paid,” Canavan said. “That sounds cr...
Aug 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Runners take aim at Quintathlon
Runners are set to invade Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park Saturday. The 17th annual Kodiak Bearfoot in the Park Quintathlon begins at noon. Registration starts at 11 a.m. The race begins with a 500-yard Lake Gertrude swim, followed by a 9.5-mile bike ride to the Veterans of Foreign War entrance. At the VFW, competitors compete in a biathlon — running and shooting — then bike back to Fort Abercrombie. The bi...
Aug 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak Island Racing Association results
Youth ATV Heat 1 (Five laps) 1. Taylor Evans; 2. Kavik DeHart; 3. Melany Rodriguez; 4. Malachi Olson; 5. Anna Rohrer; 6. Avery Fogle. Main event (Five laps) 1. Taylor Evans; 2. Kavik DeHart; 3. Melany Rodriguez; 4. Malachi Olson; 5. Anna Rohrer; 6. Avery Fogle. 50cc Heat 1 1. Kavik DeHart; 2. Ivan Rodriquez; 3. Davis Fogle. Main event 1. Ivan Rodriguez; 2. Kavik DeHart; 3. Davis Fogle. 85/110cc Heat 1 1. AJ Juhlin...
Aug 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak resident sheds 105 pounds in a year
On August 17, Melanie Sosa will do something she never thought would have been possible a year ago. The 32-year-old Kodiak resident will compete in the Coast Guard’s grueling Eco Challenge race that sends competitors on a wilderness scavenger hunt over the Emerald Island’s landscape. When the race begins, it will complete her incredible transformation. Over the past year, Sosa has shed 105.8 pounds from her 5-foot...
Aug 02, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Parks and Rec: Aug. 2-Aug. 9
Aug. 2- Aug. 9 AQUATICS Friday, Aug. 2 Morning Lap 6 –7:30 a.m. Noon Lap 11 – 1 p.m. Evening Lap 5 – 6:30 p.m. Evening Open 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3 Lap/Aerobics 9 – 10:30 a.m. Afternoon Open 3 – 5 p.m. Evening Lap 5 – 6:00 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4 Family 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Evening Lap 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Evening Open 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Monday, August 5 Morning Lap 6 –7:30 a.m. Noon Lap 11 – 1 p.m. Evening Lap 5:30 –...
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South earns trip to Legion title game
The American Legion state championship game is set. South Anchorage eliminated Juneau, 5-0, in Tuesday’s consolation final at Mulchay Stadium in Anchorage to earn the right to face Chugiak in today’s championship game. The title match begins at 2 p.m., and if South wins, an “if necessary” game will be played at 6 p.m. Behind the pitching of Bryan Baker and the hitting of Matt Illalio, South knocked out Juneau in i...
Aug 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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