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Fried, Bethea claim Independence Day titles
A pair of former Kodiak High School running stars took charge in the Fourth of July 10K Run and Walk under the shining sun Thursday. Lucas Fried and Jaymi Bethea each cruised to their first titles in Kodiak’s annual Independence Day run, which drew a field of 63 runners and walkers. The race started at the Coast Guard base and ended at the Convention Center. Midway through the race, Fried distanced himself from a ...
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Kodiak all-star teams begin District I play
Kodiak Little League all-star teams begin their quest for state titles beginning Sunday. The Majors division (11 and 12-year-olds) starts District I pool play at 7:30 p.m. Sunday against AMC in Anchorage, while the Juniors division (13 and 14-year-olds) begins pool play Tuesday in Anchorage. Two Kodiak Little League teams have won state titles. The 1982 Majors swept Juneau in two games to take the championships. T...
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Arnold picks up victory
Jakob Arnold went the distance for he Kenai Post 20 Twins on Tuesday. The Kodiak High School rising junior pitched all five innings of the Twins’ 13-2 victory over West Anchorage in an American Legion AA baseball game in Anchorage. The game ended via the 10-run mercy rule. Arnold gave up five hits, struck out four, walked three and hit one batter to earn the win. Both runs were earned. “Jake did a good job,” Twins...
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Kodiak Post 17 hosts South in four-game series
Kodiak Post 17 manager Leonard Pickett got an unwelcome sight when he arrived at Monday’s American Legion baseball practice. A construction crew from Anchorage was taking down the Baranof Field fences in preparation for the instillation of outfield artificial turf. The problem: The crew was a week ahead of schedule. “I was shocked,” Pickett said. It was actually panic mode for me for about an hour until we got thi...
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July Fourth 10K Run and Walk a Kodiak tradition
Before people light up their grill for Independence Day, they will get the chance to make room for an extra hamburger. Kodiak’s annual July Fourth 10K Run and Walk begins 9:30 a.m. Thursday in front of the Coast Guard base entrance. The race is free. The race has been a Kodiak tradition since 1980. The course — from the Coast Guard base to the Kodiak Harbor Convention Center — is in honor of longtime Kodiak city p...
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Dunbar 10th in 1,500-meter international field
Trevor Dunbar was back on the track Monday afternoon. The former Kodiak High School star placed 10th in a loaded 1,500-meter field at the Harry Jerome International Track Meet held in Swangard Stadium in British Columbia. In his second meet this season, Dunbar turned a time of 3 minutes, 42.19 seconds — just a tad slower than three weeks ago at the Portland Track Festival. Nathan Brannen, one of Canada’s top dista...
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Post 17 breaks through at home
A day after squandering several opportunities, Kodiak Post 17 finally broke through at home.  The Bears salvaged their final league contest with Dimond Post 21 with a 21-12 thumping Saturday in an American Legion A baseball game at a sunny Baranof Field.  The offensive outburst came less than 24 hours after Kodiak stranded 12 base runners in a 5-2 loss in the first game, on Friday.  Dimond won Saturday’s second ga...
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Post 17 begins seven-game homestand tonight against Dimond Post 21
What a difference a week makes. That is what Kodiak’s American Legion A baseball team is thinking. A week ago, Kodiak opened its season by getting shellacked in four games by the Alaska Road Warriors of Wasilla. A six-game, five-day road trip to Anchorage helped Post 17 heal its wounds. Kodiak went 5-1 on the trip — one win was by forfeit — to claw back to .500 (5-5, 5-3 league record). “I’m very pleased. They per...
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Kodiakans compete in Mayor’s Marathon
Eleven Kodiakans participated in the Mayor’s Marathon running events Saturday in Anchorage. Leading the way was Karly Gundersen, who placed 56th in the women’s marathon field with a time of 4 hours, 8 minutes, 49 seconds. Gundersen’s 9:30 mile pace placed her 10th overall in the female 35-39 division. Gloria Clendaniel was the only other Kodiak-based runner to compete in the marathon. She placed 166th — 33rd in th...
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Arnold pitches two perfect innings
Kodiak High School rising junior Jakob Arnold continued to shine on the mound for Kenai’s American Legion AA team Wednesday night. Arnold pitched two perfect innings of relief in Post 20’s 12-2 five-inning nonleague victory over Dimond. The Twins won the league game 13-3 to move to fourth in the standings with a 5-4 record, 7-8 overall. Chugiak, South and Dimond are in front of Kenai. Kenai plays Eagle River on Sa...
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