Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Smiley steps down as KHS girls basketball coach
In a surprise move, Stephanie Smiley is stepping down as head coach of Kodiak High School’s girls basketball team. She submitted her letter of resignation to the school July 1 and told the team a day later. Smiley is also leaving her position as a KHS guidance counselor to pursue collegiate coaching opportunities in the Lower 48. She did not disclose details. “This was one of the hardest decisions I have ever made...
Jul 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak graduate to enter Naval Academy
Michael Barnett was the first to know that his daughter McKenzie had been accepted into the United States Naval Academy. The hard part was keeping it a secret after finding out the news from Alaska senator Lisa Murkowski, who wanted to be the person to tell McKenzie. “I had to not let them know,” Michael said. “They came home and I knew and they didn’t know.” Moments after arriving home from track and field practi...
Jun 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 155 155 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sophomore class puts mark on high school sports season
When the final out was made Saturday at the state baseball championships, it not only crowned South Anchorage, it also ended the high school sports season. And what a long season it was — it starts the first week of August and ends the first week of June. After 10 months, I can finally take a breather. This school year provided a ton of excitement, from individual champions to team titles. Kodiak won a total of 15...
Jun 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 154 154 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak softball lands four on all-conference team
Kodiak’s softball team placed four players on the Northern Lights Conference all-conference teams. Junior Kaia Yatsik and sophomore Dannika Catt earned first-team honors, while junior Megan Pyles and sophomore Kaitlyn Clark both made it on the second team. Catt, appearing on the first team for the second straight season, led Kodiak with a .621 batting average (36 for 58), 20 runs batted in and 34 runs scored. “Las...
Jun 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 142 142 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rockslide briefly closes Rezanof Drive at “The Dip”
“They’re really moving when they come down.” On Monday afternoon, Kodiak police chief T.C. Kamai peered through a pair of binoculars from his patrol car at the southwest face of Pillar Mountain. For about two hours, traffic stopped between City Pier 2 and City Pier 3 as rocks tumbled down the mountain in pouring rain, littering Rezanof Drive with pebbles and the occasional boulder. Kamai, Kodiak Fire Chief Rome Ka...
Jun 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 139 139 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak baseball finishes fifth at state
After getting clutch at-bats in Thursday’s state opener, Kodiak’s offense couldn’t deliver the school’s first baseball crown since 2004. The Bears finished fifth in the state after dropping their final two games at the state championships at Mulcahy Stadium in Anchorage. It’s the program’s best finish since taking fourth in 2007. Kodiak scored a 7-1 opening-round win over Ketchikan but couldn’t keep the momentum g...
Jun 03, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 95 95 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bears softball drops two in return to state
Kodiak’s return to the small-school state softball championships didn’t last long. The Bears’ offense fell short in a 13-5 opening-round loss to Sitka and a 3-2 defeat to Homer that ended Kodiak’s season Friday evening at Cartee Fields in Anchorage. Kodiak, playing at state for the first time since 2009, finish tied for fifth with Hutchison at 14-11. “We got the girls together and told them how important it was to...
Jun 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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State baseball: Kodiak disposes of Ketchikan
Just when it looked like Kodiak was going to squander a bases-loaded, no-out opportunity, the Bears came through with clutch at-bats to keep their state title chances alive.  After loading the bases with three straight singles to begin the fourth, Kodiak pushed across seven runs with two outs to take control of its opening-round state championship baseball game against Ketchikan Thursday morning at Mulcahy Stadium...
May 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Prep softball: Battery mates carry Kodiak to state
In softball, a good battery can put a charge into a team. Kodiak’s pitcher-catcher combination of Kaia Yatsik and Kaitlyn Clark have energized the Bears to their first small-school state championship appearance in three seasons. “It is everything,” Kodiak coach Sam Catt said. While throwing to Clark, Yatsik has earned all 14 of Kodiak’s wins this season — the most regular-season victories by a player since 2007 (1...
May 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Prep baseball: Kodiak vies for first state title since 2004
Years before James Arnold became Kodiak High’s baseball coach, he knew this year’s team would have the talent to accomplish big things. “I have been telling them since I first met them and started coaching them, ‘You guys will compete at state,’” the Bears’ first-year coach said. That was when Arnold was coaching the majority of Kodiak’s players in Little League. It turns out, his assessment was spot-on. Kodiak (1...
May 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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