Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Parnell paces KHS boys into state
In the third grade, Michael Parnell drew himself on a piece of paper beating Keith Osowski in a running race. Nearly a decade later, the artwork became reality. Last Saturday, Parnell won the 4A boys race at the Region III Cross Country Championships. And the person he beat by 0.4 seconds … get ready for this … was teammate Keith Osowski. The two shared the top two spots throughout the first 4.9 kilometers of the ...
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Bigley makes fourth trip to state
If Zoe Bigley gets a feeling of being lonely at the 4A state cross country championships, that’s because she probably is. For the second time in her prep career, Bigley, a senior, will be the only Kodiak girl competing during Saturday’s race at Bartlett High School. In fact, this is the fourth straight year that Bigley has qualified for the big show without her team advancing with her. “It’s really weird to go the...
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Kodiak football hosts Barrow in season finale
Joe Floyd Track and Field will have a Hollywood feel to it Saturday afternoon. An NFL Network film crew will be taping Kodiak High School’s 3 p.m. football game against Barrow, a team that is being showcased in the network’s series “Football Town: Barrow, Alaska.” The eight-episode series debuted on Sept. 22, and can be seen every Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. on GCI channel 36 (630 HD). Kodiak coach Bill McGuire isn’t wor...
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PREP PICKS: Rivalry games highlight final football week
The final week of the high school football season brings rivalry games and playoff positioning. Fourteen of the state’s 16 playoff spots have already been filled. All eight large-school berths have been clinched, while six of the eight medium and small-school spots are spoken for. The last medium-school spot will go to either Juneau-Douglas or Thunder Mountain, while the final small-school berth will go to either ...
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Volleyball seniors to play in final home matches
Entering high school, Tracy Gatter wanted to play football. However, football interfered with volleyball. “If football wasn’t in the fall, I definitely would have tried it out,” said Gatter, a former Kodiak Football League youth player. Gatter still found a way to be a quarterback. The senior — more on that later — is the setter on Kodiak’s undefeated (8-0 in non-tournament action, 6-0 in the Northern Lights Confe...
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Kodiak volleyball looks to stay on top
Kodiak enters its final home volleyball matches of the season aiming to stay perfect in the Northern Lights Conference. The conference-leading Bears (6-0 in the NLC, 8-0 in non-tournament play) hosts Wasilla Friday and Saturday. Friday’s match — a designated Dig Pink Match — begins at 7 p.m., while Saturday’s starts at 1:30 p.m. Wasilla is 2-1 in the NLC, with wins over Soldotna and Colony. The Warriors lost to Ke...
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14 straight titles
The Kodiak boys cross country team conquered Region III for the 14th straight year on Saturday at Colony High School. Here is a list of the runners who suited up for the Bears during the amazing streak, one that might be unmatched by any high school team in Alaska. 2015 1. Michael Parnell; 2. Keith Osowski; 6. Jack Hannah; 7. Richie McKinney; 17. Daniel Johnson; 27. Anthony Maghupoy; 29. Gabe Nummer. 2014 1. Levi ...
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KHS swimming earns 5 victories at Soldotna
A day after owning the SoHi Pentathlon, Kodiak swimmers Talon Lindquist and Marina Cummiskey combined to win five events in a six-school meet Saturday at Soldotna High School. Lindquist, a sophomore, won the 200-yard individual medley (2 minutes, 0.58 seconds) and the 500 freestyle (4:50.87). He also combined with Luke James, Baxter Anderson and Nathan Schauff to capture the 200 medley relay (1:44.04). Lindquist’s...
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Bartlett, Soldotna stay on top of football poll
For the third straight week, Bartlett and Soldotna appeared atop the Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network football polls. Soldotna, the medium-small school top team, pushed its state-best winning streak to 36 games with a dominating 55-14 victory over large-school Lathrop. Bartlett, the large-school No. 1, plowed past West Valley, 76-34, in a game that was played in the snow in Fairbanks. Eielson and Kenai remained ...
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Parnell, Osowski lead Kodiak boys to 14th straight title
As heavy favorites to claim an unprecedented 14th consecutive Region III title, the only question that remained was which Kodiak runner was going to cross the line first. The answer: Michael Parnell. In a race for the ages, Parnell nicked teammate Keith Osowski by 0.4 seconds to take the boys 4A race at the Region III Championships Saturday at Colony High School. “It was a classic. I think the entire race they wer...
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