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Kodiak boys place eighth
Kodiak’s boys basketball team placed eighth at the Alaska Airlines Classic Saturday at West Anchorage High School. After losing to tournament host West in the opening-round on Thursday, Kodiak dropped its final two games — 49-34 to Cypress Bay, Florida, and 50-26 to Colony. The Bears have lost their last four games and enter their bye-week with a 2-10 record. Tied at halftime against Cypress Bay on Friday, Kodiak ...
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Wrestling: Fried wins again
Kodiak’s Levi Fried is making up for lost time on the mat. The senior picked up his second tournament victory in as many weeks by taking the 132-pound Glen Vandergaw title Saturday at Dimond High School. Fried, a senior who didn’t wrestle last season, got a late start to the season because of postseason cross country races. He has knocked off the rust the past two weeks. Fried won a John Tobin Invitational last we...
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Kodiak resident cooked for Obama, dignitaries
Laron Jones, one of Kodiak’s newest residents, is not a celebrity, but his résumé surely includes cooking for dignitaries and famous people, including President Barack Obama. Jones is a Coast Guard food service specialist who was stationed at Homeland Security headquarters in Virginia, where he got a chance to cook for the chief executive and other government officials during special events. Jones said his service...
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Saturday hoops: Kodiak girls win
Kodiak increased its Northern Lights Conference winning streak to 18 games with a 43-25 victory over Palmer in a girls basketball game Saturday at KHS. Ila Hughes dropped 16 points, while Kristhel Fangonilo added three 3-pointers and 11 points. The Bears finished their home season with a 6-1 record and improved to 4-0 in the NLC, 8-2 overall. Palmer dropped to 0-3 in the NLC. Kodiak led 11-5 after the first quarte...
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Prep hoops: Kodiak gIrls win, boys lose
Kodiak used a 21-point second quarter to defeat Palmer, 38-23, in a Northern Lights Conference girls basketball game Friday at Kodiak High School. Kristhel Fangonilo drained a pair of 3-pointers in the second quarter and ended with a team-best eight points as Kodiak stretched its win streak over NLC opponents to 17 games. Stephanie Price and Dannika Catt each chipped in seven points, while Kahye Yu and Charmaine F...
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KODIAK’S GOT IDOL: Local talents to perform tonight
They’ve rehearsed, auditioned and rehearsed again. Tonight, some of the best singing talent at Kodiak High School will hit the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium to go head-to-head in Kodiak Idol, an annual singing competition. The songs range from modern hits by performers such as Imagine Dragons and Taylor Swift to tunes from Jackson 5 and The Beatles. At Thursday’s rehearsal, the performers belted out their tunes, get...
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Marine fungi: Forgotten ferocious feeders
I will refrain from complaining about the weather; you have probably heard enough of that lately. Standing in the pouring rain I was talking to a woman the other day. She said that with all the rain she was beginning to feel like a mushroom. What a delightfully optimistic point of view. A mushroom would probably appreciate the ongoing precipitation. Mushrooms are a group within the kingdom of the fungi. While we t...
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Around Kodiak: Jan. 16
Kayak class A kayaking skills improver sessions will take place 11:45 a.m.-1:45 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, at the MWR pool at Coast Guard Base Kodiak. Participants will work on improved boat control, balance and bracing, Eskimo rescues, different ways of moving sideways and more. If you have taken the intro sessions, this is a great chance to focus on more advanced techniques. Sign up at the MWR pool, 487-5272.
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Mistaken about Schmitt
I recently withdrew myself from consideration for the City of Kodiak seat on the Planning and Zoning Commission, stating that I felt incumbent Alan Schmitt was listening to the people and doing a good job. City Mayor Pat Bransom asked Alan if he would represent the city’s position on issues and he responded that he would. During the recent Planning and Zoning Commission Public Hearing on the Code revision, it was ...
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Public Safety Blotter: Jan. 16
Dec. 27 At 2:52 a.m., police warned a driver in the Island Lake and Mill Bay roads area. At 3:35 a.m., after responding to a suspicious vehicle on West Marine Way, police placed drug paraphernalia into evidence for destruction. At 3:47 a.m., police conducted a bar check downtown. At 3:52 a.m., police arrested a man on West Marine Way on suspicion of a probation violation. At 4:07 a.m., a caller requested a subject...
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