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Racking up the medals
Two world gold medalists battled in the 2016 Special Olympics Alaska Summer Games, and it was Kodiak’s Christopher Kavanaugh that powered his way to the top. Kavanaugh, 25, outlifted Anchorage icon Bobby Hill, 37, in two of the three powerlifting ...
Jun 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Counting down top prep stories of season
Whew. I finally found time to clean my desk. Another high school sports season closed last week, marking an end to 10 months of notes, food wrappers and dog hair — thanks Gizmo and Pepper Jack — on the Daily Mirror sports desk. It’s the annual end...
Jun 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tahna Lindquist misses cut time
Former Kodiak High School swimming standout Tahna Lindquist fell short of netting a US Olympic Trial qualifying time at the Speedo Grand Challenge at the end of May in California. Lindquist, who recently finished her freshman year at the Universit...
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Barcelon joins North Central University
Before Raen Barcelon got serious about track, she was heavy into another hobby — knitting. The scarfs she knit will now be put to good use as she signed a National Letter of Intent to run track and cross country at North Central University in Minn...
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Pillans streaks to the finish line
Kodiak’s Kordell Pillans concluded his banner high school track career on a winning streak for the ages. The 6-foot-5, 315-pound senior thrower upped his winning streaks to 22 in the shot put and 19 in the discus after muscling his way to a pair o...
Jun 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Playbook
Playbook: May 17
Thursday, May 19 Boys soccer: Kodiak vs Wasilla at the Northern Lights Conference Championships at Kenai, 1 p.m. Softball: Kodiak at Wasilla. Varsity, 5:50 p.m.; junior varsity, 7:15 p.m. Friday, May 20 Baseball: Kodiak vs. Colony at Baranof Field...
May 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Playbook: April 22
Friday, April 22 Baseball: Kodiak vs. Kenai at Baranof Field. Junior varsity, 3 p.m.; varsity, 6 p.m. Soccer: Kodiak vs. Homer at Joe Floyd Track and Field. Girls, 5 p.m.; boys, 7 p.m. Softball: Kodiak vs. Kenai at East Addition Park, 5 p.m. Track...
Apr 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Playbook: Jan. 22
Friday, Jan. 22 Boys basketball: Kodiak at Juneau-Douglas, 8 p.m.; Kodiak ESS at Wasilla Lake Christian, 2 p.m., and Lumen Christi, 7 p.m. Girls basketball: Kodiak at Kenai. C squad, 3 p.m.; junior varsity, 4:30 p.m.; varsity, 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan...
Jan 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Playbook: Sept. 10
Thursday, Sept. 10 Volleyball: Kodiak at Kenai. C squad, 3:30 p.m.; junior varsity, 4:30 p.m.; varsity, 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11 Football: Kodiak at North Pole. Junior varsity, 3 p.m.; varsity, 6 p.m. Volleyball: Kodiak at Soldotna. C squad, 3:30 p...
Sep 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 105 105 recommendations | email to a friend
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Playbook: Sept. 3
Friday, Sept. 4 Cross country: Kodiak vs. Homer and East Anchorage at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park. Girls, 5 p.m.; boys, 5:45 p.m. Swimming: Kodiak vs. Colony at the Kodiak Community Swimming Pool, 5 p.m. Volleyball: Kodiak vs. Colony at...
Sep 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 104 104 recommendations | email to a friend
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Scoreboards
NLC football standings
NLC
Overall
Kenai
4-0
6-0
Soldotna
3-0
6-0
Kodiak
1-2
3-2
Houston
1-2
1-4
Homer
1-3
1-4
Skyview
0-3
1-4
Local Sports
Kenai hands pair of losses to islanders
Kodiak Post 17 scored in each of the first four innings, but it wasn’t enough to top American Legion leader Kenai. The Twins took the lead in the third inning and rolled to a 17-6 victory in a league game Monday at Cody Alexander Field in Kenai. K...
Jun 29, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thomet falls short of world games
Levi Thomet’s first race back in the states was a doozy. Unfortunately, the former Kodiak high school standout painstakingly missed earning a berth two the IAAF World Junior Championships by a blink of an eyelash. Thomet placed fourth in a loaded ...
Jun 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Morin takes on top youths from across the nation
This past season, Kodiak’s Josh Morin proved to be one of the best youth bowlers in the state. Now, the Kodiak teenager is taking on America. Next week, Morin takes flight for a bowling tour, competing at a pair of prestigious youth tournaments. T...
Jun 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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BACK IN THE STATES: Thomet to run at Junior Outdoor Championships
Levi Thomet isn’t wasting any time in jumping back into the state’s running circuit. The former Kodiak High School standout, fresh off a 10-month foreign exchange program in Germany, is competing Friday at the USA Track and Field Junior Outdoor Ch...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Post 17 swept at home
After being shut out in its first two league games of the season, Kodiak Post 17’s offense broke out against Service. Unfortunately, Post 17 couldn’t sustain the production through the entire game. Kodiak scored nine runs in the first four innings...
Jun 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Teeing Off
TEEING OFF: A pup reunion
Gizmo had a surprise family reunion this past week. While walking the pups through the Safeway parking lot, a person in a car flagged us down. I thought the nice lady wanted a pawgraph from the prognosticating pooch. I was wrong. She and another l...
Jun 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Teeing Off: A Super Bowl therapy session with Gizmo
Surprisingly, the Clarkston household has handled Seattle’s devastating Super Bowl XLIX defeat pretty good. The carton of ice cream I purchased after the game is still half full and Gizmo is starting to get pep in his step. In the seven stages of ...
Feb 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 140 140 recommendations | email to a friend
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Teeing Off: Gizmo's picks puts him on the naughty list
It’s Christmas time and Gizmo is on my naughty list. How did he get there you ask? Well, let me tell you. I thought the pup was a Seattle Seahawks fan, that was until Thursday afternoon when he made his Week 14 NFL picks. Gizmo did the unthinkable...
Dec 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 150 150 recommendations | email to a friend
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Teeing Off: A list of what Gizmo is thankful for
Since Thanksgiving was a day ago, it makes sense to turn this into a column full of thanks. What did you expect? An investigative piece on the proper way to cook a turkey. According to San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh, it is all about the te...
Nov 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 144 144 recommendations | email to a friend
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Teeing off: ‘Flames’ will always be remembered
It’s been several years since my last column — Teeing Off — appeared in the sports section of the Kodiak Daily Mirror. I didn’t want my return to come like this, but it is. A few weeks ago, Kodiak lost a young ballplayer, one who I had the pleasur...
Aug 09, 2013 | 3 3 comments | 781 781 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sports Photo of the Day
A rodeo participant competes in the barrel race during Saturday’s Kodiak State Fair and Rodeo at the Kodiak Fairgrounds. ~ Derek Clarkston/Kodiak Daily Mirror
A rodeo participant competes in the barrel race during Saturday’s Kodiak State Fair and Rodeo at the Kodiak Fairgrounds. ~ Derek Clarkston/Kodiak Daily Mirror
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