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Port Lions qualifies two runners for state meet
A lunch with one of Alaska’s greatest runners helped a pair of Port Lions students qualify for the 1/2/3A state cross country championships. On the eve of the Region II Cross Country Championships, the Kings’ Chandra Christiansen and Cody Robustellini received an education on running from Trevor Dunbar, a former Kodiak and University of Oregon star and current professional runner for Nike. The two soaked it all up...
Sep 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thomet leads Kodiak’s boys to 13th straight region crown
As Kodiak’s Levi Thomet was putting a bow on his third consecutive Region III cross country title, he pumped his right arm for the fans lined up to see one of the nation’s fastest runners. The senior earned the right to celebrate. Thomet broke free from the other 41 runners early and raced to the finish in a course-record time of 16 minutes, 3 seconds, Saturday at the Bear Valley Golf Course. He was proud of his a...
Sep 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ostrander wins fourth region title
There was no mystery to who was going to win the Region III Cross Country Championships girls 4A race. The only question was how big of a margin would Kenai’s Allie Ostrander win by? The answer: 2 minutes, 4 seconds. In a brutal driving rain and a soggy terrain, Ostrander never broke from her picturesque stride in cruising to her fourth regional title in a course record of 17:48, Saturday at Bear Valley Golf Cours...
Sep 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Region III Cross Country Championships photos
Kodiak High School hosted the Region III Cross Country Championships Saturday at the Bear Valley Golf Course. (Photos by Derek Clarkston)
Sep 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak boys looking to extend region streak
Kodiak’s boys cross country team hopes it will get to visit a bakery Saturday afternoon. The Bears are chasing their 13th consecutive regional title, and they get the chance to extend their region dominance at home. For the first time since 2005, Bear Valley Golf Course is hosting the Region III Cross Country Championships. Kodiak is more than ready to defend its home turf against region foes Colony, Wasilla, Palm...
Sep 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak girls hoping for a strong showing at regions
Kodiak started the season with a youthful girls cross country team. Injuries have stunted the growth of the team this season, but coach Marcus Dunbar is looking for season-saving performances at Saturday’s Region III Championships at the Bear Valley Golf Course. “We haven’t really had a meet where I thought we ran at full strength … We are hoping this weekend might be it,” Dunbar said. Kodiak hasn’t been on top of...
Sep 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Prep picks: Perfection
I’ve been so focused on the upcoming Region III Cross Country Championships that I almost forget about picking high school games this week. But have no fear, because I remembered at the very last minute. With hardly any time to spare this week, I didn’t have time to get Gizmo’s picks, but rest assured he will make an appearance before the season is over. I will tell you that Gizmo is starting to take over the Clar...
Sep 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Getting to the know the Region III course
Bear Valley Golf Course will be turned into a cross country course Saturday. Kodiak’s nine-hole course is hosting the Region III Cross Country Championships for the first time since 2005. A total of 234 runners representing 14 schools will be part of the extravaganza that features six races — junior varsity girls (10 a.m.), junior varsity boys (10:45 a.m.), 1/2/3A girls (11:30 a.m.), 4A girls (12:15 p.m.), 1/2/3A ...
Sep 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak football plays Friday night at Houston
Over the next two weeks Kodiak’s football team will feel right at home on the high seas. The team left on the ferry Wednesday night for its Friday evening game at Houston and will return on the ferry Saturday night. The stay on the island is a short one, as the team will again board the ferry on Aug. 1 for its final regular-season game on Oct. 2 at Voznesekna and return home shortly after. For those counting, that...
Sep 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Running in Port Lions
Kodiak’s Michael Parnell really enjoyed his trip to Port Lions on Saturday. The junior cross country runner had a breakout performance in the first Kodiak Island Borough Championships. Parnell finished fourth with a career-best 5-kilometer time of 17 minutes, 14 seconds — 35 seconds faster than his previous-best time set last season. “I was trying to get a 17:30, but apparently the kilometer times were off so I th...
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