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Former pro player returns home to coach
Cliff Anderson remembers the exact moment when his childhood dream became a reality. He had just completed his senior year at Chapman University (California) and was sitting by the phone in his apartment when a scout from the Los Angeles Dodgers called Anderson to tell him he had been selected in the 39th round of the 1992 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft. The news transported Anderson back to playing on Coon F...
Jun 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Special Olympics athletes medal in Anchorage
DAILY MIRROR STAFF Kodiak’s Special Olympics athletes displayed their strength at the state summer games that concluded Sunday in Anchorage. The island’s five-person powerlifting team combined to win 12 gold medals at the games that bring athletes together from all over the state. Amy Canavan, Christopher Kavanaugh and Brittany Tregarthen all captured gold medals in bench press, squat, dead lift and combination — ...
Jun 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dunbar prepares for final NCAA Championships
After missing last year’s NCAA Division I Track and Field Championship because of injuries, Trevor Dunbar is ready to tear up his home track. Five years ago, Dunbar graduated from Kodiak High School as the top runner in Alaska. Now, the University of Oregon senior is hoping to end his college career as one of the top runners in the nation. The NCAA Track and Field Championships begin today at historic Hayward Fiel...
Jun 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Run for Rescue on Saturday
The third Run for Rescue is Saturday. The run begins at 10 a.m. at Monashka Bay Park (the corner of Otmeloi and Monashka Bay road). Registration begins at 9 a.m. Runners can tackle 5 kilometers, 10 kilometers or a half-marathon. All courses follow Monashka Bay Road. All proceeds go to Project Rescue, a ministry that rescues women and children in India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Moldova and Tajikistan from slave labor and...
Jun 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hershey meet Friday
A trip to Hershey, Pennsylvania could be on the line Friday at Joe Floyd Track and Field. The City of Kodiak Parks and Recreation department is sponsoring the local Hershey’s Track and Field meet at noon. The marks posted by the Kodiak athletes will be compared with the marks from the rest of the state and the northwest region. Meet organizer Marcus Dunbar said Alaska is awarded a set number of athletes to represe...
Jun 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS softball gets first-round bye
Kodiak’s softball team is three straight wins away from capturing the program’s second title in school history. The Northern Lights Conference Bears received an opening-round bye when the small-school state championships begin Friday at Cartee Fields in Anchorage. Kodiak will play either North Pole or Ketchikan at 3:30 p.m. Friday in the semifinals of the true double-elimination tournament. If the Bears stay in th...
Jun 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dunbar qualifies for track championships
Trevor Dunbar will end his college career at historic Hayward Field. The University of Oregon senior qualified for the NCAA Track and Field Championships last week at the West Preliminary meet in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Dunbar will be competing in the 5,000- and 10,000-meters when the NCAA Championships begin June 11 in his home stadium in Eugene, Oregon. The Kodiak High School 2009 graduate finished eighth in the...
Jun 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kalil wins golf tournament
Rick Kalil captured the 2014 Kodiak Golf Association Crab Festival Tournament title Sunday at the Bear Valley Golf Course. Kalil shot a 77 to finish two strokes ahead of runner-up Dan McFarland. Karl McLaughlin finished third, three strokes back. Justin Rose captured the first-flight title with an 84, while Mark Gladu was second with an 85 and Neil Russell third with an 86. Frankie Brown won the second flight with...
May 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Anchorage resident enjoys The Rock
Harlow Robinson has a good excuse to spend the rest of his family vacation in Kodiak relaxing in a camping chair. The 47-year-old from Anchorage spent the first part of his Emerald Isle getaway sightseeing on foot by competing in the Crab Festival Marathon and the Pillar Mountain Run. Yes, you read that correctly. Robinson put his body through the gauntlet with a 26.1-mile run followed shortly by a 9.2-mile cool-d...
May 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alumni update: Dunbar second in Pac-12
Trevor Dunbar nearly snagged a Pac-12 track and field title on Saturday. The University of Oregon senior finished second in the 5,000-meter run at the Pac-12 Track and Field Championships at in Pullman, Wash. Dunbar, a 2009 Kodiak High School graduate, finished the 5,000 with a time of 13 minutes, 45.26 seconds, just .001 seconds ahead of third-place finisher Eric Jenkins of Oregon. Arizona’s Lawi Lalang won the e...
May 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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