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Thomet stars in national meet
After dominating the high school track season in Alaska, Levi Thomet posted an impressive top-10 finish at a national meet over the weekend. The rising Kodiak High School senior placed seventh in the 5,000-meter run at the New Balance Nationals Outdoor track and field championships on Saturday in Greensboro, North Carolina. Thomet clocked a time of 14 minutes, 40.44 seconds in a field that featured 22 of the top h...
Jun 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Clark named the NLC player of the year
Kodiak won the Northern Lights Conference softball title and also cleaned up in postseason awards. Junior catcher Kaitlyn Clark was named the conference’s most valuable player, while four of her teammates were named to either first or second team. Senior Kaia Yatsik and juniors Celeste Chichenoff and Dannika Catt earned first-team honors, while senior Kassidy Ellison was selected to second team. “I’m just real pro...
Jun 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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High school sports’ top 10 moments
As the last out in the softball and baseball state tournament brought the 2013-2014 high school sports season to an end, it made one think: What a year it was for Kodiak High School. Here are the top 10 stories of the school year as judged by Daily Mirror sports reporter Derek Clarkston. 10. Year of the coaches Kodiak had a remarkable cadre of coaches of the year. Earning awards were: John Lindquist (swimming), Am...
Jun 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bynum picked in MLB draft
The Cincinnati Reds selected Monroe Catholic’s Scooter Bynum in the Major League Baseball Draft, making him the only Alaskan picked in this year’s draft. The Reds took Bynum in the 18th round on Saturday. According to the Alaska American Legion website, Bynum is only the second non-pitcher from Alaska to be drafted in the top 20 rounds. Anchorage third baseman Trajan Langdon was drafted in the sixth round in 1994....
Jun 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak softball finishes fourth at state
Nearly four hours after Kodiak’s season ended, the Bears watched Juneau-Douglas celebrate its first small-school state championship softball title. Kodiak finished fourth at the small-school state championships Saturday at Cartee Fields in Anchorage. Kodiak coach Sam Catt said he had no regrets about his team not playing in the final high school game of the season. “It is important for the girls to stay there and ...
Jun 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sitka wins state baseball title
Sitka captured its first state baseball title since 2007 Saturday night. The Wolves defeated South Anchorage, 11-10, in the state championship game at Moller Park in Sitka. The two teams combined for 18 hits and a grand slam. The lead changed five times before Sitka finally took the lead for good in the fifth inning. South had runners on second and third when Sitka reliever Erickson Fish struck out the Wolverines’...
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Kodiak softball begins state play today
Kodiak is hoping it ends its softball season with a celebration — something that didn’t happen when the Bears sealed the Northern Lights Conference title. The Bears clinched their first conference crown since 2009 during a practice when they learned that they edged Homer by a tiebreaker. Both teams finished conference play with a 6-2 record. “We just talked about it briefly and everybody was excited,” senior third...
Jun 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak circles the bases to state
Kodiak coach Sam Catt likes to keep defenses on edge with his aggressiveness on the base paths. Catt, who coaches third base, preaches to his players to always take the extra base when possible. “If they end up getting caught stealing or when I am pushing them, that is my fault,” Catt said. “That is the way I like it. It takes a perfect relay, a perfect throw and a perfect tag. You want to make that team do that t...
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Colony, Wasilla advance at state baseball tourney
The Southcentral Conference had a good showing at the state baseball championships Thursday in Sitka. Both Wasilla and Colony won opening-round games against Mid-Alaska Conference teams. Colony beat MAC champion Lathrop, 6-5, while Wasilla edged West Valley, 5-4. Both teams advance to today’s semifinal round. Colony, the SCC runner-up, plays Cook Inlet Conference champion South Anchorage at 4 p.m., while SCC champ...
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Fogle steps down as girls coach
Kodiak High School’s girls basketball team will have a new head coach next season. Citing family reasons, Amy Fogle has stepped down as coach of the Bears. Fogle said running a high school program takes her away from being with her two kids. “It takes so much time, and I want to be able to coach my kids and make sure that I am home with my family,” Fogle said. After three years away from high school coaching, Fogl...
Jun 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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