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Kodiak Post 17 hosts undefeated Chugiak
Kodiak Post 17 will attempt to do something no other Alaska American Legion baseball team has been able to do this season — beat the Chugiak Mustangs. Post 17 hosts Chugiak in a four-game series that begins with a nonleague contest at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Baranof Field. The two will play a league doubleheader beginning at noon on Saturday and will finish with a nonleaguer at noon on Sunday. At 12-0, the Mustangs ar...
Jul 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Swearingin begins bowling tourney
Kodiak youth Dustin Swearingin started his run at the Junior Gold Championships on Monday in Chicago, Illinois. Swearingin, 15, produced a five-game bowling average of 145.60 — nearly 50 pins below his average — during the first qualifying round. The rising Kodiak High School sophomore recorded scores of 169, 143, 194, 99 and 123, which placed him 376th out of 455 bowlers in the U15 Boys division. The top roller, ...
Jul 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Former KHS star joins 907
Alec Canete-Hall, a former Kodiak High School basketball star, is participating in Lower 48 tournaments over the next two weeks as a member of Team 907 Blue. Team 907 features high school players from across the state, including Barrow sensation Kamaka Hepa. The team kicked off its tour last weekend at the Nor Cal Summer Tip Off and will also play in a tournament in Anaheim, California (July 15-19) and Las Vegas, ...
Jul 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Post 17 splits league games with Bartlett
Joe Schactler couldn’t have picked a better time to send his first career home run into orbit. The right-hander launched a three-run shot over the right-field fence that jump-started Kodiak Post 17 to a come-from-behind 14-5 thumping of Bartlett in an American Legion AA league baseball game on Saturday at Baranof Field. Kodiak dropped the second half of the twinbill, 5-4, and if it wasn’t for Schactler, Post 17 wa...
Jul 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak all-stars end with a victory
Kodiak’s intermediate Little League all-stars finished District I baseball pool play with a 6-3 win over Homer on Saturday in Knik. The team ended pool play with a 1-3 record and did not qualify for the Sunday’s semifinals. “(It’s) nice to end on a win,” Kodiak coach Bryan Ellsworth wrote in a text message. Kodiak lost to Abbott-O-Rabbit, Knik and Dimond-West, three teams that advanced to the semifinal round. Nuna...
Jul 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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HEATING UP: Scott Yost claims stock car main event
Scott Yost had a feeling he would end up in victory lane, so he had his daughter bring a bottle of champaign to the Kodiak Island Raceway. After a 20-lap hobby stock main event, Yost popped the cork while standing on top of his 1978 camaro. On Saturday night, Yost outlasted a field of six to claim his first checkered flag in only his third official race — the first two races were heat races earlier in the program....
Jul 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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STRIKING GOLD: Swearingin qualifies for national tournament
By DEREK CLARKSTON Mirror Writer Dustin Swearingin was not pleased when his mom signed him up to compete for a spot at the Junior Gold Championships — the biggest youth bowling tournament in the nation. “I was actually pretty mad at my mom for signing me up because usually the people signed up have high averages,” Swearingin said. He has no reason to be mad at his mom now. Swearingin qualified for the prestigious ...
Jul 10, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak loses two at Districts
The Kodiak Little League intermediate baseball all-stars fell to 0-3 in District I play after a pair of losses on Wednesday and Thursday. Despite getting a complete-game performance from Nevin Lee, Kodiak fell, 9-2, to Abbott-O-Rabbit on Wednesday in Knik. On Thursday, Kodiak mustered only a pair of hits in a 10-0 loss to Knik. “We are playing better baseball each game, and to me that is the important thing,” coac...
Jul 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Eco Challenge returns
After a year hiatus, one of Kodiak’s most grueling races is back. The Eco Challenge, a Coast Guard Morale Well-Being and Recreation event, is set to re-debut on Aug. 15. The race, which debuted in 2002, was cancelled last year because the Coast Guard did not have the budget or enough personnel to organize the event. That’s not the case this year. “It’s nice to see it back in action,” said race organizer Jim Willis...
Jul 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak Post 17 hosts Bartlett
After a 10-day break in the schedule, Kodiak Post 17 begins the second-half of its American Legion baseball season on Friday. Post 17 hosts Bartlett in a four-game series. Today’s 6:30 p.m. game and Sunday’s 11 a.m. contest are nonleaguers, while Saturday’s league doubleheader begins at noon. Kodiak posted a 7-3 league record during the opening portion of the schedule — that included going 4-0 at home against Kena...
Jul 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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