Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
An dominating defense
The adage is that defense wins championships. Kodiak’s girls basketball team is playing championship-caliber defense so far this season. The numbers are eye-popping: The team has played five shutout quarters and has held opponents to five points or less in 25 of 44 quarters played. Overall, Kodiak is allowing only 22 points per game for a measly average of 5.5 points per quarter. That has resulted in an 11-0 start...
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Thomet wins XC award
Kodiak standout runner Levi Thomet was named the state’s Gatorade Alaska boys cross country runner of the year on Jan. 16. Thomet capped an undefeated season on Alaska soil with his second consecutive 4A individual state title. In December, the junior placed 16th at the Foot Locker Cross Country National Championships in California. Thomet, a junior, also received the Gatorade honor last season. Thomet is now a fi...
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Cook Inlet Academy tops Kodiak ESS
The Kodiak Emerging Small Schools boys basketball team dropped a 68-40 decision to Cook Inlet Academy in a Peninsula Conference game Tuesday on the Kenai Peninsula. Wade Bartleson led Kodiak with 17 points, while CIA’s Timmy Smithwick poured in a game-high 35 points. The Ravens trailed 16-6 after the first quarter and 31-18 at halftime. Kodiak ESS (1-3) concluded its five-game swing through the mainland late Wedne...
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Arts Council requests entries for second altered book show
At last year’s altered book show, McKenzie Barnett modeled a dress made out of book pages. Joy Arneson’s “A Well Read Woman” dress took the people’s choice award and was one of 43 entries in the show. This year, the Kodiak Arts Council and the Kodiak Public Library Association hope to receive even more entries, and encourage people to “think outside the book,” KPLA organizer Natasha Pristas said. The two groups pa...
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Golden Wheel isn't Crab Fest
To the Editor: I read with some consternation that after 40 years of Golden Wheel Amusements pitching our midway, the Crab Festival will have no rides. But — we’ve had a Crab Festival for more than 50 years! Tug o’war, footraces, survival suit races, bed races, cook-offs, sawdust scrambles, booths selling everything hands can make or happy folks can eat from a paper plate, face painting, henna art, an old-fashione...
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Alaska State Troopers: Jan. 23
Tuesday, Jan. 14 At 12:41 p.m., Alaska State Troopers in Kodiak were requested by a 29-year-old man to provide a writ of assistance to pick up personal belongings at a home in Kodiak. Further investigation revealed the man had been arrested for felony third-degree domestic violence charges of third-degree criminal mischief on Jan. 12. After being released from jail, he was given conditions of release not to return...
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Tyner rolls perfect game
Steve Tyner reached bowling perfection Tuesday at Tropic Lanes. The longtime bowler rolled his first 300 game in Tuesday night’s co-ed league. A perfect game in bowling is 12 consecutive strikes. He said he was nervous when he let the last ball go. Tyner’s previous high game was a 299. The perfect game propelled him to a 762 series. His second game was a 217 and he finished with a 245. Out of the four leagues, thi...
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Local results: Jan. 23
City League Basketball Monday, Jan. 20 ISA 88, Petro Marine 83 Nick Billings 47, Geoff Spalinger 14, Randy Diocares 12, Austin Cowley 9 and Pete Danelski 6 points for ISA. Yung Kiely 26, Randy Delacruz 26, Nick Calderon 13, Dustin Krug 12 and Tom Slagle 6 points for Petro Marine. Camai 89, RC Enterprise 88 Jemuel Medina 32, Zach Keplinger 28, Jon Sanchez 13, Richie Barton 6, Tommy Johnson 6 and Ty Walker 4 points ...
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AT&T increases bandwidth
AT&T has increased its cellphone bandwidth in Kodiak. In an email to the Daily Mirror, AT&T spokesman Andy Colley said the company has upgraded the capacity of its towers. “Capacity refers to the amount of network traffic — both voice and data — at any given time. Meaning we’ve increased the amount of voice and data traffic that our network can manage in Kodiak by 50 percent,” Colley wrote. Modern cellphones conve...
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Public Safety Blotter: Jan. 23
Friday, Jan. 17 • At 12:07 a.m., a 911 caller reported a dangerous vehicle on Tom Styles Road. Officers caught up with the vehicle and its driver was negative for DUI. • At 2:42 a.m., a 911 caller reported water was coming into his home on Thorsheim Street. Officers assisted the resident in clearing the drain and public works also showed up. • At 3:03 a.m., officers warned a couple of homes on Hemlock Street of th...
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