Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
KHS track explodes into the season
Kodiak High’s boys track team exploded out of the gates in its season opener. Had team scores been kept at last week’s Big C Relays, the Bears easily would have stood atop the standings. “Now that the rest of the teams have seen us they are going to be working hard to try to improve,” coach Marcus Dunbar said. “I think everybody knows Kodiak has a good team.” Dunbar said it was the best his squad has started a sea...
Apr 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Baseball entertains West Valley
By Saturday afternoon James Arnold is hoping his team will not be a chapter in Kodiak baseball history. After starting the season with four straight losses, the Bears sit three losses away from the worst start in program history as they welcome West Valley to the island for a three-game series starting at 5 p.m. today. “As soon as we get a victory, I think we will break the fever and continue to have fun and be su...
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Kodiak finishes winless in inaugural tournament
Standing in the cold and layered in Kodiak High School baseball apparel, coach James Arnold watched as South Anchorage and Chugiak played for the inaugural Rex Edward Matautia Invitational Tournament title. Every so often he engaged with one of his coaches, or a fan, about his team — a squad that lost all four of its games in the four-day, season-opening tournament at Baranof Field. Arnold, in his third-year, wasn...
Apr 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS soccer begins first varsity season
For the first time in Kodiak High School’s existence, students donned kits and played on a pitch in varsity soccer matches at Joe Floyd Track and Field. The outcomes weren’t in Kodiak’s favor, but in all accounts it was a victory for the first-year varsity program. “I can’t really describe it. I’m speechless,” Kodiak boys coachErikc Waltenbaugh said. “It is incredibly exciting. Just to give them an opportunity to ...
Apr 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thomet sizzles in opener
Kodiak started its track and field season in front of a national audience at the Big C Relays in Anchorage. And Levi Thomet didn’t disappoint. The senior recorded the fastest 3,200-meter time in the nation this season, set a personal-best time in the 1,600, recorded one of the quickest 800 times in state history and anchored the 1,600 relay team to a victory. All of this was streamed onlise by milesplit.com, a tra...
Apr 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS boys shooting to regain regional track crown
For the first time in nearly a decade, the Kodiak boys track and field team does not enter the season as the defending Region III champions. The Bears’ string of eight consecutive years atop the region was snapped last year by Colony at the regional championships. You can bet that the goal this season is to get back on top. “I think I like our chances for this year for regions,” Kodiak coach Marcus Dunbar said. No...
Apr 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak track hosts three meets
The Kodiak track and field 2015 schedule is highlighted by three home meets. Service will be in town April 24-25, followed by Bartlett and Dimond for the Kodiak Invitational on May15-16. The main event is the Brian Young Invitational, an all-star event in its third year. The meet takes place a week after the state championships from June 6-7. Kodiak coach Marcus Dunbar has cooked up a special race for the event th...
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Chugiak shutouts Kodiak
Two games into the Rex Edward Matautia Invitational Tournament and nobody has scored a run on the Chugiak Mustangs. The latest victim was tournament host Kodiak on Thursday. Chugiak pitchers Sam Hanson and Cody Curfman held Kodiak to four hits in twirling a 7-0 victory in a baseball game that featured snow flurries and sun breaks at Baranof Field. The Mustangs no-hit South Anchorage in a 9-0 opening win on Wednesd...
Apr 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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A freezing opener: Kodiak baseball falls to Dimond
Numbing hands. Shivering lips. Freezing feet. What were you expecting for April baseball in Kodiak? Short sleeves and sun glasses. Kodiak opened its season in temperatures barely hovering above freezing and a constant dousing of rain and wind. All of the elements resulted in an 8-6 loss to Dimond on the first day of the Rex Edward Matautia Invitational Tournament on Wednesday at Baranof Field. The umpires called t...
Apr 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Celebrating Rex Matautia's life
Covering a portion of one of the walls in the Matautia home is a jumbo blanket with the image of their youngest child, Rex, pitching, possibly the last time he ever took the mound. A newspaper clipping is taped to the wall below the blanket and even further down on a shelf sit four framed photos, a football and a trophy. It has been nearly two years since Rex, 13, drowned at Lake Gertrude, a spring-fed body of wat...
Apr 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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