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Wasilla-based driver earns 75th career victory during Stock Car Shootout
Keith Jones can be considered an Alaska dirt track legend, and on Saturday the veteran driver raced his way to a milestone victory at the Kodiak Island Raceway. Jones, one of three hobby stock drivers who ferried to the island for the inaugural Kodiak Island Racing Association Stock Car Shootout, captured the 25-lap main event. By taking the checkered flag first, it gave him a victory at every track in the state. ...
Sep 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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TEEING OFF: Dealing with a loss
Most years, the start of the National Football League season is a joyous occasion at the Clarkston house. Not this year. I woke up Thursday morning to find that one of the three ferrets that reside in a mansion-like cage inside the apartment had died. It’s not exactly what I wanted to deal with on the first day of my bachelor life. The mom of the house left for a two-week trip to Pennsylvania the day before. I bro...
Sep 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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KIRA hosts Stock car Shootout this weekend
Dust will be flying this weekend at the Kodiak Island Raceway. The Kodiak Island Racing Association is hosting a two-day event dubbed “The Stockcar Shootout,” which will showcase seven cars from the Kenai Peninsula. The off-island cars — three stock and four late model — and Kodiak’s stock car contingent will hit the 1/4-mile gravel track at 5:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. This will be KIRA’s final event of ...
Sep 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alumni spotlight: Izzy Riina playing for George Fox
One of the top defenders in the history of the Kodiak High School volleyball program has found a home at the next level. Izzy Riina, who graduated a few months ago from KHS, is suiting up for George Fox University, an NCAA Division III school located in Newberg, Oregon. The 5-foot-3 defensive specialist has already made an impact for her new club; recording 12 digs in last Saturday’s 3-1 loss to St. Mary’s College...
Sep 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Currier holds off Kalil for golf title
Mike Currier missed last year’s Kodiak Island Golf Championships because he was acclimating his family to their new home. He sure made his presence known in this year’s edition. The Kodiak-based Coast Guardsman used a magnificent short game to win the 29th Kodiak Island Golf Championships with a six-over-par, 36-hole total of 150, Sunday at the Bear Valley Golf Course. “I’m ecstatic to win this one in my first tim...
Sep 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gizmo is not a fan of Tom Brady
Gizmo woke up Thursday not feeling well, and it wasn’t because his brother, Pepper Jack, was in his favorite spot on the bed. The pup is not a fan of Tom Brady. When he found out that a federal judge erased Brady’s four-game suspension, his stomach went sour. Gizmo waddled around the house with his tail down and not wagging. He didn’t touch his breakfast, which Pepper Jack devoured when I wasn’t looking. The neigh...
Sep 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Golfers battle for top prize
After a summer of practice, the Emerald Isle’s top golfers will battle for supremacy over Labor Day weekend. The 29th Kodiak Island Golf Championship begins Saturday morning at the Bear Valley Golf Course. The two-day, 36-hole tournament is the biggest golfing event on the island. Rick Kalil won his first men’s title last year, shooting a 9-over-par 151 — 10 strokes ahead of runner-up Chuck Martin. Kriss Larsen wo...
Sep 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Teeing Off: Former KHS football star tackles cows
When I entered the Dean Blake Arena to cover the Kodiak State Fair and Rodeo, I did a double take. Was that really Stuart McFarland dressed as a cowboy attempting to tackle a cow? After rubbing my eyes, I confirmed it was. For those new to the island, let me give you a brief history lesson on who Stuart McFarland is. For longtime residents enjoy the trip down memory lane. McFarland, a 2007 Kodiak High School gradu...
Sep 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alumni update: Sabado returns to the court
Former Kodiak High School volleyball star Maureen Sabado helped a squad of University of Alaska Anchorage alumni upset the Seawolves’ current team Saturday at the Alaska Airlines Center. Sabado, who graduated from UAA last fall, powered down 10 kills in the alumni’s 3-1 (25-22, 15-25, 25-22, 15-13) win. Coaches voted this year’s UAA squad as the preseason favorite to win the Great Northwest Athletic Conference aft...
Sep 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hulse, Sisson, Foster, Tobias win Eco Challenge
Early on in Saturday’s Eco Challenge, Steve Hulse made a team decision that was either going to make him a hero or a goat. The team of four backtracked 200 meters — passing a few teams along the way — on a fog-covered Anton Larsen Pass and decided to take a trail that Hulse believed was a shortcut to the next checkpoint. “I said, ‘I’m getting us lost or we are going to be ahead,”’ Hulse said. “Sure enough, another...
Aug 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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