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Kodiak Post 17 sweeps doubleheader
Kodiak Post 17 exploded on Saturday to sweep aside Service in an American Legion A division baseball doubleheader at Kosinski Fields in Anchorage. The Bears won 18-5 in the opener and 15-5 in the nightcap. Both league games went six innings. On Friday, Post 17 broke a four-game losing skid with a forfeit victory over Bartlett, who only showed up with seven players. Kodiak’s three- game winning streak puts them at ...
Jun 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 140 140 recommendations | email to a friend
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Post 17 looks to rebound in Anchorage
Statistics don’t lie. It was a rough opening weekend for Kodiak Post 17. Kodiak’s American Legion A team was outscored 49-15 in a four-game sweep by Wasilla at Baranof Field. The score isn’t the worst statistic. Kodiak made a mind-boggling 31 errors to Wasilla’s three. Look harder and it gets worse. Kodiak’s 13 pitchers combined to walk or hit 50 batters, while Wasilla’s seven hurlers issued only 19 free passes. “...
Jun 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
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KIVBC to compete at national tournament
It hasn’t been hard for Merissa Koller Williams to keep a group of teenage girls interested in volleyball for the past three months. They’re looking forward to a trip to Phoenix, Ariz. “The fact that they get to get off the island and in the sun for awhile has been big,” Koller Williams said. That might sound strange considering Kodiak’s unusually warm June. The girls won’t be outside much. Instead, they will be i...
Jun 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak Island Raceway results: June 15
Kodiak Island Raceway Saturday, June 15 Youth ATV Heat 1 (five laps) — 1. Taylor Evans; 2. Melanie Rodriguez; 3. Kavik Dehart; 4. Anna Rohrer. Main event (seven laps) — 1. Melanie Rodriguez; 2. Kavik Dehart; 3. Anna Rohrer; 4. Taylor Evans. Motocross 85cc Heat 1 — 1. AJ Juhlin. Main event — 1. AJ Juhlin. 150cc Heat 1 — 1. Riley McCoy. Main event — 1. Riley McCoy. 200cc Main event — 1. Jessie Juhlin. 250cc Heat 1 —...
Jun 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Arnold gets win for Kenai Post 20
DAILY MIRROR STAFF A pair of Kodiak hurlers took the mound for Kenai Post 20 over the weekend, and both had different results. Rising Kodiak High School junior Jakob Arnold earned his first American Legion AA baseball victory in a 20-10 decision at Dimond on Saturday. Arnold worked 3 2-3 innings in relief. The right-hander gave up three hits, three earned runs and struck out five. Arnold was Kodiak’s No. 2 pitcher...
Jun 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak American Legion swept at home
The Wasilla Road Warriors got the best of Kodiak Post 17 in its return to American Legion baseball.  The Mat-Su Valley-based A-division team swept Kodiak in a three-day, four-game series at Baranof Field that started the Bears’ 27-game season. Playing in its first Legion game since 2009, Post 17 showed its nerves with 15 defensive errors in an 11-4 league loss Friday night.  Kodiak settled down in Saturday’s leagu...
Jun 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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American Legion baseball back
Editor’s note: Author Derek Clarkston is a coach on Kodiak’s American Legion baseball team. American Legion baseball is making a return to Kodiak. For the first time since 2009, the Emerald Island will be home to the Post 17 Bears, an A team in Alaska’s American Legion league. The A division is the equivalent to a high school’s junior varsity team and features 10 teams stretching from the Kenai Peninsula to Fairba...
Jun 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mahle takes loss for Kenai Post 20
Brandon Mahle made his 2013 American Legion baseball debut Wednesday at Chugiak. The recent Kodiak High School graduate was his normal self from the mound for the Kenai Post 20 Twins, but absorbed a 6-3 loss to Chugiak. Mahle limited to Chugiak to four hits and struck out nine in six innings. He allowed five runs, but only one was earned as his defense committed four errors in the sixth. Kenai lost the second game...
Jun 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Golfing leagues begin
Kodiak’s golf season has teed off. The Kodiak Golf Association’s two leagues at Bear Valley Golf Course started last week, and there is still time to sign up, Thursday Night League manager Jim Kennedy said. Last Thursday, 23 people took aim at the nine-hole, 36-par course nestled on Anton Larsen Bay Road. “I would like to see more,” Kennedy said. Golfers need to have a United States Golf Association handicap and b...
Jun 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Special Olympic athletes earn medals at state
Kodiak’s Special Olympics powerlifting team hoisted three overall gold medals at the state summer games that concluded Sunday in Anchorage. Shantele Mantalaba, Amy Canavan and Anthony Rohrer all won gold medals for their total pounds lifted in the squat, bench press and deadlift. Mantalaba deadlifted 220 pounds, squated 138 and benched 94. Canavan lifted 231 pounds in the deadlift, 105 in the squat and 94 in the b...
Jun 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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