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Alumni update: Dunbar nears Alaska record in 1,500
University of Oregon’s Trevor Dunbar clocked a blazing time in the 1,500-meter run at the Oregon Relays Friday at Hayward Field. Dunbar finished second with a personal-best time of 3 minutes, 43.13 seconds, just behind Oregon Track Club Elite’s Tyler Mulder’s time of 3:42.53. Dunbar is nearing his father Marcus’ 1,500 record of 3:41.91, the fastest-time by an Alaska-born runner. • In California a pair of Universit...
Apr 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ian Fulp retiring as the city of Kodiak’s parks and recreation director after 39 years
Ian Fulp’s first day as director of Kodiak’s Parks and Recreation Department was Sept. 14, 1973.  On the day he was named the department’s chief, he was its only employee. Baranof Park was in its infancy and the department had a $21,000 budget. “The few days after I got hired, I was walking around with the contractor and finalizing the project,” Fulp said about Baranof Park.   Nearly four decades later, Fulp is re...
Apr 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kingfishers conclude home schedule
Talon Lindquist went out with a bang in the final Kodiak Kingfishers home meet of the season. The 12-year-old set yet another state record for his age group, this one coming in the longest race, the 1,650-yard freestyle. His time of 17 minutes, 48.44 seconds topped the old mark of 18:06.76. This season, Lindquist has set state records in 12 of the 17 short-yardage swims. Overall, coach John Lindquist was pleased w...
Apr 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Youth bowlers head to Juneau
A group of Kodiak youth bowlers left Wednesday to participate in the Alaska State Youth Bowling Championships beginning today in Juneau. The tournament runs through Sunday and includes youth bowlers from all over the state. Making the trip are Hunter Blair, Tyler Skonberg, Joel Skonberg, Joshua Morin, Sam Bennett, Dylan Kavanaugh, Jacque Bormuel, Jerish Bormuel, Jason Bormuel, Dustin Swearingin, Tina Cruz, Brandon...
Apr 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wilde places second
Valene Wilde placed second in the physique competition at the Jackie’s Place 2012 NPC Alaska State Championships Saturday in Anchorage. This was Wilde’s first physique show and first bodybuilding show since she won Ms. Alaska in 2010. “I did win, because I did it,” Wilde said. Wilde was edged by former Kodiak resident Sarah Jo Theis in the seven-person field. “The girl that won, she is pretty experienced,” Wilde s...
Apr 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lledo wins Spenard bowling tourney
Mario Lledo had to work extra hard for his first bowling title. Lledo, a bowler since 1985, disposed of a pair of high-handicap bowlers and handled the difficult oil patterns to win the second Spenard Builders Supply Pro-Build Championships Sunday at Tropic Lanes. Lledo was more than surprised that he emerged from a field of 33 bowlers to earn the $775 first-place prize. After the four-game qualifying round that t...
Apr 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lepola Jr. wins twice in Palme
Kodiak Kid Wrestling produced three champions over the weekend at the Tri-Valley Greco Roman and Freestyle tournaments in Palmer. Kevin Lepola captured junior division titles in both Greco and freestyle, while Nolan Wandersee won a Greco title in the cadet division. Kodiak tallied 27 top three finishes over the two days. Tri-Valley Greco Roman Tournament Intermediate 62-68 pounds — 2. Stephen Chopek. Novice 61-67 ...
Apr 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alumni update: Older Dunbar wins 5k
Miles Dunbar had a huge weekend at the Chico Twilight and Distance Carnival in California. The Chico State senior won the 5,000-meter invitational with a time of 14 minutes, 38.53 seconds. The Kodiak High School graduate finished nine seconds ahead of the runner-up finisher, his teammate Alan Cuevas. Dunbar was also ninth in the 1,500 invitational with a time of 3:57.10. • Abby Reed of Messiah College (Pa.) finish...
Apr 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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After a year off, Wilde to compete in physique competition
Valene Wilde is back. Technically, the 48-year-old Kodiak hairdresser never went anywhere; she is just heading back on stage. After a year’s absence, the 2010 Ms. Alaska bodybuilding champion is taking the stage at this Saturday’s Jackie’s Place 2012 NPC Alaska State Championships at the Wendy Williamson Auditorium in Anchorage at 5 p.m. Wilde is not competing in the bodybuilding portion of the show, but in the ph...
Apr 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kaune joins elite college bowling program
In a room at Dimond High School in Anchorage last Friday, Jacques Kaune entered the next chapter of his life. The former Kodiak resident signed a letter of intent to bowl for Calumet College of St. Joseph (Ind.) next school year. His father, Joe, his Dimond High bowling and baseball coaches and a close family friend were present to watch the ceremony. “It was a little nerve-wracking at first,” said Kaune via cellp...
Apr 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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