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Kodiak baseball tops Colony
A day after getting stymied by Wasilla, Kodiak's bats woke up against Colony. The Bears hammered out 10 hits in cruising past Colony, 10-3, in a Southcentral Conference baseball game Friday at Hermon Brothers Field in Palmer. Jon LeVan led the charge with three singles and an RBI, while Frank Carlson drove in one and powered a triple and a double. The Bears head to Thursday’s conference tournament as the South Div...
May 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak softball falls to Dimond
Dimond scored in every inning but one to pick up a 12-2 victory over Kodiak in a nonconference softball game Friday at East Addition Park. Dannika Catt led Kodiak with a pair of singles and scored the Bears’ first run on a Celeste Chichenoff single in the fourth. Sage Glamann and Michaela Zurflueh accounted for Kodiak’s other two hits. Megan Luther drove in three and ripped a triple and a single for Dimond. Racque...
May 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mangalus, Alcaide display speed in the sprints
While Kodiak’s distance crew makes headlines, a pair of sprinters are quietly putting together career seasons, giving the Bears the push they need to make a run for the state track and field title. “That is our motivation to try to get noticed,” junior Billy Alcaide said. “We know our distance squad is No. 1 in the state, and the sprinters just try to work hard. We are getting there.” Alcaide and senior Jemuel Man...
May 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rotary hangs new welcome sign downtown
The Kodiak Rotary hung a brand new Welcome to Kodiak banner downtown in an effort to help beautify the area and get started on the road to getting a permanent sign. The inspiration for the banner came from an old sign that hung over the street back in the late-50s, including during the first Crab Festival in 1959, said the Rotary’s Craig Johnson. The banner is hung on the side of the old Food For Less building, no...
May 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak breaks daily rain record but could see warm summer
Kodiak broke a daily rainfall record last Friday and rain so far in May has been above the average, but the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecast predicts south-central and south-western Alaska could see a warmer than normal summer. “They’re saying there’s a strong likelihood that we’ll have above normal temperatures for those three months,” said Craig Eckert, the Kodiak station manager. But, th...
May 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS boys soccer season ends
The first varsity season of Kodiak boys soccer came to an end Thursday at Colony High School. Colony, the defending state champions, scored in the opening minute and rolled to an 8-1 victory on the first day of the Northern Lights Conference Championships. The Knights moved on in the three-day tournament, while the Bears ended their season with a 2-6 record. “Colony is a different class of soccer. They are a seaso...
May 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wasilla baseball downs Kodiak
Kodiak ran into a red-hot pitcher Thursday evening. Wasilla’s Nolan Monaghan struck out 12 in leading the Warriors to a 10-0 Southcentral Conference baseball victory in Wasilla. Monaghan started the game with five straight strikeouts and fanned seven of the first nine hitters he faced. He gave up only one hit in five innings, a single to Frank Carlson in the fourth inning, and tossed 28 strikes in his first 31 pit...
May 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak boys team to beat at track regionals
Kodiak’s boys track and field team is looking to start a new streak when the Region III Championships begin today at Kenai High School. A year ago, Colony snapped the Bears’ streak of eight consecutive regional titles. This year, Kodiak is overwhelming favorites to stand atop the podium for the ninth time in 10 years when the two-day meet concludes Saturday. “I think it is real important to show that we have not g...
May 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak man accepts plea deal in fatal hit-and-run
A Kodiak man who was charged in connection with a hit-and run that led to the death of a homeless man on Pillar Mountain in 2008 pleaded guilty Wednesday to criminally negligent homicide. Bradford Blondin, 27, faces at least four years in prison as part of a plea deal with state prosecutors for the death of 43-year-old Justin McGriff, a dishwasher at El Chicano Mexican Restaurant and Cantina. During Blondin’s sent...
May 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Memorial Day is a time to remember real heroes
Monday, May 25, is Memorial Day. Our Kodiak calendar tells us this is the last day of the Crab Festival. The last chance to savor the palate-pleasing wonders at the food booths. It is the day that captains take their vessels by the city dock to get their boats splashed with holy water in hopes that it will bring them a safe, lucrative season. In the evening, a dance featuring a local band is bound to attract peopl...
May 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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