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Campers learn laptuuk — the Alutiiq version of baseball
Nick Alokli spent his childhood in Ahkiok playing laptuuk — the Alutiiq version of baseball. Now 78, Alokli’s playing days have passed, but his passion for the sport is still very much alive. He spent part of his Tuesday morning at the Baranof Park ice rink watching a dozen youths and adults — all from the Alutiiq Language Day Camp — enjoying the game he grew up playing. He smiled each time the big inflatable rubb...
Jun 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Post 17 splits with defending champs
Kodiak Post 17 opened its first American Legion varsity baseball season in nearly three decades by splitting a four-game series with defending champion Chugiak. On Saturday, the Bears won the first conference game, 8-3, and dropped the second conference game, 7-4, at Baranof Field. Chugiak won the nonconference series opener, 7-2, on Friday, while Kodiak took Sunday’s nonconference game, 14-3. “Anytime you can com...
Jun 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dunbar goes out champ-style
Trevor Dunbar closed out his stellar college career as a national champion. The University of Oregon men captured their first outdoor track and field title in 30 years on Saturday at historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon, and Dunbar played a huge role in ending the drought. A day before, the Kodiak High School 2009 graduate ran the fastest 5,000 meters by an Alaskan and seventh quickest by an Oregon runner to f...
Jun 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak begins American Legion season
Editor’s note: Author Derek Clarkston is a coach on Kodiak’s American Legion baseball team. For the first time since the 1980s, Kodiak will field a double A — or varsity-level — American Legion baseball team. Kodiak Post 17 begins its 28-game schedule with a four-game home series against defending champion Chugiak at 5:30 p.m. tonight at Baranof Field. Tonight’s game and the series finale at 11 a.m. Sunday are non...
Jun 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dunbar 5th in 10,000
Trevor Dunbar’s final NCAA Division I National Track and Field Championships started in spectacular fashion. The University of Oregon senior and former Kodiak High School star scored a fifth-place finish in the 10,000-meter run Wednesday evening at historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. Dunbar clocked a time of 28 minutes, 53.81 seconds, which secured a top-five spot by four seconds. Dunbar was third after the ...
Jun 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Former pro player returns home to coach
Cliff Anderson remembers the exact moment when his childhood dream became a reality. He had just completed his senior year at Chapman University (California) and was sitting by the phone in his apartment when a scout from the Los Angeles Dodgers called Anderson to tell him he had been selected in the 39th round of the 1992 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft. The news transported Anderson back to playing on Coon F...
Jun 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Special Olympics athletes medal in Anchorage
DAILY MIRROR STAFF Kodiak’s Special Olympics athletes displayed their strength at the state summer games that concluded Sunday in Anchorage. The island’s five-person powerlifting team combined to win 12 gold medals at the games that bring athletes together from all over the state. Amy Canavan, Christopher Kavanaugh and Brittany Tregarthen all captured gold medals in bench press, squat, dead lift and combination — ...
Jun 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dunbar prepares for final NCAA Championships
After missing last year’s NCAA Division I Track and Field Championship because of injuries, Trevor Dunbar is ready to tear up his home track. Five years ago, Dunbar graduated from Kodiak High School as the top runner in Alaska. Now, the University of Oregon senior is hoping to end his college career as one of the top runners in the nation. The NCAA Track and Field Championships begin today at historic Hayward Fiel...
Jun 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Run for Rescue on Saturday
The third Run for Rescue is Saturday. The run begins at 10 a.m. at Monashka Bay Park (the corner of Otmeloi and Monashka Bay road). Registration begins at 9 a.m. Runners can tackle 5 kilometers, 10 kilometers or a half-marathon. All courses follow Monashka Bay Road. All proceeds go to Project Rescue, a ministry that rescues women and children in India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Moldova and Tajikistan from slave labor and...
Jun 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hershey meet Friday
A trip to Hershey, Pennsylvania could be on the line Friday at Joe Floyd Track and Field. The City of Kodiak Parks and Recreation department is sponsoring the local Hershey’s Track and Field meet at noon. The marks posted by the Kodiak athletes will be compared with the marks from the rest of the state and the northwest region. Meet organizer Marcus Dunbar said Alaska is awarded a set number of athletes to represe...
Jun 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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