Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
DANCING BACK: Miranda emerging as Kodiak’s highlight-reel player
If a dance competition breaks out on the gridiron this season, my money is on Kodiak’s Jay Miranda. The kid can move. Quick. Agile. Smooth. “Yeah, he is a good dancer,” teammate and neighbor Andreas Carros said. He should be. He has been dancing longer than he has been playing football. Miranda isn’t your typical tap or jazz dancer. His forte is breakdancing. Well, was breakdancing. Since he has found football, he...
Aug 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cross country competes at Bartlett
Kodiak High School’s cross-country team concludes its weeklong trip to the mainland Saturday at the Bartlett Invitational. The meet that will feature 24 schools is being called the “state preview” because the state championship meet in October is also at Bartlett High School. The boys race begins at 11:20 a.m., followed by the girls race at noon. Kodiak started its annual ferry trip last Saturday at the Tsalteshi ...
Aug 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Prep Picks: The dog days of summer
For those that missed it, Wednesday was National Dog Day. Gizmo, and his new brother Pepper Jack — I’ll save that story for another day — celebrated by watching baseball. The pups were treated to a rare Mariners game that the bullpen didn’t blow the lead. In honor of the holiday, MLB.com posted a story about the best canines in baseball. The top dog went to Hank, the Brewers ballpark pup. If you are not familiar w...
Aug 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak football hosts Kenai
Players on the Kodiak High football team will have an early wake-up call for their game on Saturday. The Bears’ important Northern Lights Conference tilt against Kenai will begin at 10 a.m. at Joe Floyd Track and Field. Home games traditionally start at 2 p.m., but the game had to be moved up because Kenai is catching the ferry back to the Peninsula at 3 p.m. The game starts at 10, but for players and coaches the ...
Aug 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hocum to play junior hockey in Minn.
Kodiak High School does not have a hockey team, but that isn’t stopping Aaron Hocum from playing. Over the summer, the senior inked a contract with Minnesota’s Blaine Energy, a Tier III Junior team that is part of the United States Premier Hockey League. You may be wondering how a team from Minnesota noticed a kid from Kodiak, whose only playing experience comes from the Kodiak Hockey League and adult pick-up game...
Aug 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak appears in football rankings
For the first time this season, Kodiak High’s football team is ranked in the Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network medium-small schools poll. The Bears make their debut at No. 5 after starting the season with wins over Nikiski and Eagle River. The defense has been the centerpiece to Kodiak’s first 2-0 start since 2013, which was the last season the Bears appeared in the poll that is voted on by the state’s media. The...
Aug 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak football pitches 16th shutout in program history
Welcome to the Northern Lights Conference, Eagle River. Kodiak parlayed three first-half touchdowns and a dominating defense into a 20-0 victory in the Bears’ 2015 home and conference football opener Saturday at Joe Floyd Track and Field. It was also the Wolves’ inaugural game in the NLC after dropping from the large-school Cook Inlet Conference to the medium-school division this season. In nine seasons, Eagle Riv...
Aug 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS boys place fifth, girls 11th at Tsalteshi Invite
The Kodiak boys cross-country team started the post-Levi — Thomet and Fried — era off with a fifth-place finish at the Tsalteshi Invitational on a sunny Saturday in Soldotna. Thomet was a three-time cross country state champion and Foot Locker All-American, while Fried was the Bears’ No. 2 runner on last year’s state title team. Both graduated in May. Leading the charge in the 2015 opener was junior Keith Osowski,...
Aug 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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PREP FOOTBALL: Week 2 scores
Wednesday North Pole 39, Juneau 0 Friday West 48, Service 6 Chugiak 36, Bartlett 35 Palmer 35, Lathrop 19 East 20, Wasilla 7 Soldotna 45, Colony 20 West Valley 26, Thunder Mt. 9 Saturday Kodiak 20, Eagle River 0 Dimond 47, South 21 Nikiski 42, Barrow 12 Eielson 61, Homer 18 Houston 45, Seward 12 Monroe 52, Voznesenka 0
Aug 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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PIGSKIN PICKS: Little guys take it to the big guys
I should hand over pigskin prognostications to new Kodiak High football coach Bill McGuire. He nailed Soldotna’s victory over South, and I didn’t. Cookies for McGuire. In one of the most hyped high school games in state history, Soldotna extended its state-best winning streak to 30 games with a 21-17 win. Chock one up to the medium schools. Actually, chock two up as Palmer, a new medium-school member, also topped ...
Aug 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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