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New Quint champs crowned
Team One-ders’ reign as Bearfoot in the Park Quintathlon champions is over. For the first time in eight years, a new team carried the title home Saturday from Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park. The fivesome of Elinore Millstein, Mica Linscheid, Hayden Foster, Max Mutch and Levi Fried, who called themselves the Dirty Squirrels, emerged first in the five-event race in a time of 1 hour, 24 minutes, 27 seconds. T...
Aug 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bearfoot in Park Saturday
One of Kodiak’s most unique athletic events takes place Saturday. The 16th Annual Kodiak Bearfoot in the Park Quintathlon begins 11 a.m. at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park. The race is a grab bag of events from shooting to biking and swimming to kayaking. “There is no event like it, that I know of, anywhere else in the world,” organizer Marcus Dunbar said. The race begins with a 500-yard Lake Gertrude swim,...
Aug 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Knight flexes to ninth-place finish at nationals
Kodiak’s Lindsay Knight flexed his way to a top-10 finish at a national bodybuilding show in late July at Pittsburgh, Pa.  Knight placed ninth in the men’s lightweight (165 pounds and under) over 60 division at the NPC Teen, Collegiate and Masters National Championship.  At age 61, it was Knight’s first national show since competing in a pair of Mr. USA contests in the 1980s.  “I didn’t feel out of place in my div...
Aug 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mahle keeps Twins alive
DAILY MIRROR STAFF Kodiak’s Brandon Mahle kept the Post 20 Twins alive in the American Legion AA State Tournament in Anchorage. On Tuesday, Mahle scored the winning run in Kenai’s 11-10 elimination game victory over Service at Mulcahy Stadium in Anchorage. Mahle reached base in the ninth inning when he was hit by a pitch and scored on a Josiah Covey single. The rising KHS senior also earned the victory by pitching...
Aug 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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England invades Kodiak
While England is hosting the 2012 Summer Olympics, Kodiak is getting a heavy dose of soccer from the host country. For the next two weeks, British Soccer Camp, organized by Challenger Sports, is teaching Kodiak kids the fundamentals of the global sport. This is the third straight year the camp has been in town, and it is the last stop in the Alaska tour. “We start off with all the simple stuff, the passing, the sh...
Aug 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bormuels experience Indianoplis
The heat of Indianapolis left a lasting impression on Jerish Bormuel. “It was really hot,” the Kodiak 18-year-old said. “It was my first time in 90-degree weather.” Bormuel spent nearly a week in Indy with his family, bowling in three tournaments in mid-July — the big one being the USBC Junior Gold Championships. Bormuel placed 1,017th in a field of 1,048 with a 15-game average of 145.27. He said the oil patterns ...
Aug 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mahle earns all-state nod
Kodiak’s Brandon Mahle was voted onto the 2012 Alaska Legion baseball Team of Excellence All-State team last week. Mahle, pitching for Kenai’s Post 20 Twins, was one of six hurlers to be placed on the team by opposing coaches. Mahle posted a 6-1 record, a 3.06 ERA and 27 strikeouts during the regular season. The rising Kodiak senior tallied the most wins among the six all-state pitchers. Mahle, however, absorbed a...
Jul 31, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Playing for fun
Craig Walton, right, runs into first baseman Giovanni Martinez during a pick-up baseball game Sunday evening at East Elementary Field. This is the second week that players ranging in age from 11 to adults assembled to play. Organizer Brett Bezona said he hopes to keep it going every Sunday at 4 p.m. (Derek Clarkston photo)
Jul 30, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak Coast Guardsmen run in Barrow marathon
Runners take your mark…get set…GO! The crew at Forward Operating Location Barrow laced up their sneakers and participated in the inaugural Top of the World Midnight Marathon, Friday. “Race at the Top” consisted of three events. Race participants could choose to register for the full 26.2-mile marathon, the 13.1-mile half marathon or a 3.1 mile 5K run/walk. Coast Guard participants included one marathon runner, two...
Jul 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak's Lindsay Knight heads to national bodybuilding competition
Nothing slows down veteran bodybuilder Lindsay Knight. In a sport known more for youth, Knight is going strong at the age of 61. On Saturday, the Kodiak resident competes in the NPC Teen, Collegiate and Masters National Championships in Pittsburgh, Pa. Knight, a historian of Alaska bodybuilding, said he could be the first from the 49th state to compete in this event. “I don’t know of anybody who has done this show...
Jul 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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