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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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Dinner benefits Matautias
A dinner and silent auction to benefit the Matautia family is tonight at the Elks Club. The event is from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. with the proceeds going to the Matautias, whose 14-year-old son, Rex, died July 23 in a drowning accident at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park. Members of the Kodiak Little League and the Kodiak Football League will be serving the surf and turf dinner, while the silent auction will consis...
Aug 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mahle earns all-state Legion accolades
For the second straight season, Kodiak’s Brandon Mahle was one of the top American Legion baseball pitchers in the state. Mahle, a hurler for the Kenai Post 20 Twins, was an Alaska Legion baseball Team of Excellence All-State selection. The team was announced last week before the start of the state tournament and was voted on by post managers and coaches. Mahle, a 2013 Kodiak High School graduate, was one of six p...
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Post 17 ends season with win
After Kenai tied the game, Kodiak responded with a big inning to close out its American Legion baseball season Tuesday afternoon. Post 17 plated 10 runs in the fifth inning to turn a close game into a 12-2 mercy rule victory at Kenai Little League Fields. Joe Schactler's two-out, two-run single in the bottom of the fifth ended it for Kodiak and sent the Bears into sole possession of third place in the 12-team leag...
Jul 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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