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Kodiak girls reload for 2014-15 basketball season
For the first time in three decades Kodiak High School’s girls basketball team enters the season as the defending 4A state champions. A lot has changed since Kodiak cut down the net in March, capping a 27-0 season. New coach. Yes. New players. You betcha. New attitude. Of course. “I have a lot of respect for what they did last year, but we don’t really care about what happened last year,” said first-year coach Kri...
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The scoop about mastodons: Researchers were wrong
A long, long time ago, a hairy elephant stomped the northland, wrecking trees and shrubs as it fed of twigs, leaves and bark. These mastodons left a few scattered teeth and bones in Alaska and the Yukon, reminders of an animal that lived as far south as Honduras. A recent look at those far-north mastodons shows the creatures vanished from the Arctic thousands of years before earlier than researchers had thought. A...
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Teeing Off: Getting to know Kodiak’s newest hoops coach
Krista Hicks hasn’t had any trouble sleeping, lately. Kodiak High School’s new girls basketball coach did have a few restless nights a couple weeks back. “I felt like I had so much to tell them (players) and I would just wake up, grab my phone, jot down all these notes and go back to sleep. It was a bit ridiculous. It was a good thing my husband was out of town, he would have killed me.” Hicks’ husband is a Coast ...
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Playbook: Dec. 17
Thursday, Dec. 18 Boys basketball: Kodiak vs. Barrow at the T-Bird Classic at East Anchorage High School, 3 p.m. Girls basketball: Kodiak vs. Service at the T-Bird Classic at East Anchorage High School, 4:30 p.m.
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Local Results: Dec. 17
City League Basketball Dec. 11 Taco Bell 52, Water of Life B 40 Amy Fogle 24 points, Debbie Rohrer 8, Jen Wilcox 5, Kathrynn Symmes 5, Lisa Frick 4, Joanna Garcia 2, Betsy Lund 2 and Melissa Longgood 2 for Taco Bell. Todd Hiner 13 points, Nick Kesling 13, Jason Foster 6, Ashley Hiner 5, Nick Floyd 2 and Isabelle Hiner 1 for Water of Life. Island Espresso 69, Strangers 49 Juan Ruiz 25 points, Levi Fried 13, Kalen W...
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Stage and Screen: 'Interstellar' and 'The Homesman' — A lesser of two evils
Movie reviewing is a serious undertaking. While there is certainly room for variation in film commentary – many wonder what film a particular reviewer saw when they assigned a “rave review” to a movie which seems second class, at best. Several years ago a movie review exposé highlighted “hired-gun” reviewers who were apparently paid by some production companies to publish rave reviews that could be quoted in promo...
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Actors audition for 'Tarzan'
A crowd of students and adults sang, danced and gamboled around the stage on Friday, all in an effort to get a part in the upcoming Kodiak Arts Council production of the musical “Tarzan.” Lissa Woodbury-Jensen, who has directed a number of other theater productions in Kodiak, is directing and choreographing “Tarzan.” After seeing the kids and adults audition, Woodbury-Jensen said, "I think we have a great mix, and...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Stocking tradition rivals main gift event
Christmas mornings are a high point of the year for families. And each family does it differently in traditions that pass down through families while new traditions are added. But opening gifts from under the tree is only a small part of the event. There’s the anticipation that builds as the family staggers one by one from a restless sleep. And no small measure of encouragement to help awaken the laggards! A big b...
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Public Safety Blotter: Dec. 16
Dec. 5 Around 12:58 a.m., police conducted two bar checks downtown. At 1:02 a.m., police arrested a man on Shelikof Street for a warrant. At 8:50 a.m., a 911 caller requested a subject removal on Thorsheim Street. The person left when police asked. At 12:24 p.m., a loose dog was seen on Marine Way. It was gone when police arrived. At 12:54 p.m., police received a report of someone finding a fake $20 on Mill Bay Ro...
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Horn posts double-double in Germany
By DEREK CLARKSTON Mirror Writer Alysa Horn busted out of a mini slump with her first double-double of the year. Horn poured in 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in Osnabruck’s 77-69 victory over Lichterfelde in a Bundelisga second division women’s professional basketball game Sunday. The Kodiak High School product was held to single-digit scoring in her two previous games. That wasn’t the case Sunday in the final...
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