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Port Lions runner joins Kodiak team in California
Chandra Christiansen will be running in just her fifth cross-country race on Saturday. To commemorate the event, she picked a race that could have as many or more competitors as her hometown has residents. Christiansen lives in Port Lions, a village with roughly 200 residents on the north end of Kodiak Island. So, it is easy to understand why the freshman is a bit nervous to be traveling to Walnut, California to c...
Dec 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ila Hughes to swim for Northern Arizona
Ila Hughes is headed back to the state where she started her swimming career. Kodiak’s senior swimming star recently signed her National Letter of Intent to compete for NCAA Division I Northern Arizona University next fall. Hughes is very familiar with Arizona. She was born in the Grand Canyon State and still has many relatives that live there. That weighed heavy in Hughes’ mind when she narrowed down colleges. Sh...
Dec 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Soccer officially a sport at Kodiak High
Kodiak High School’s soccer club just scored the biggest goal in the program’s young history. KHS Activities director Bryan Ferris confirmed Monday that the school will field girls and boys soccer teams in the spring of 2015 that will be part of the Alaska School Activities Association. The soccer program had been operating as a club team not affiliated with ASAA off and on during the past six years, Ferris said. ...
Dec 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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ESS splits on trip
After enduring a bumpy ferry ride to the Kenai Peninsula, Kodiak’s Emerging Small School mix-6 volleyball squad suffered its first loss of the season to Seldovia. Seldovia downed ESS, 3-1, Thursday. It was the Sea Otters first win over the Ravens in three tries. “They just had the home-court advantage,” ESS traveling coach Courtney Kirkeby said. Despite the loss, Kirkeby credited David Reft, Rainy Bircher and Dore...
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jerica Nelson debuts at Great Alaska Shootout
Kodiak’s own Jerica Nelson got a taste of an Alaska Thanksgiving tradition Tuesday night in Anchorage. The 2014 KHS graduate participated in her first Great Alaska Shootout as a member of the University of Alaska women’s basketball team. It was a brief initiation into the tournament, though. Nelson, a freshman guard, played only one minute in UAA’s 72-63 victory over NCAA Division I Yale at the Alaska Airlines Cen...
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Levi Fried headed to run at Black Hills State University
Levi Fried signed his National Letter of Intent with little fanfare. While most signings are bursting with hoopla, Fried quietly signed his letter of intent last week to run cross-country and track and field at NCAA Division II Black Hills State University in Spearfish, South Dakota. “I didn’t think it would be a big deal until it was right in front of me,” said Fried on signing the piece of paper. “There is no lo...
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wrestlers weathered out
For the second time in two weeks, a Kodiak High School sports team had trouble getting off the island. This time it happened to the wrestling squad. Because of windy and rainy conditions, the wrestlers were not able to fly to Friday and Saturday’s Lancer Smith Memorial in Palmer. The Lancer Smith is the biggest tournament in the state, with small- and large-school teams present. This was the final weekend the two ...
Nov 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Teeing Off: This news week is for the dogs
What a zany news week in Kodiak. In my eight years here, I don’t recall a week quite like this. A stabbing a block away from the Daily Mirror office, a captain drunk at the wheel of a boat that was grounded not just once, but twice, and a person in Chiniak who mistook oil fuel for water and blew up a banya. The topper of the week goes to the unveiling of Kodiak’s underwear bandit. All the ladies in Kodiak can brea...
Nov 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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ESS volleyball team enjoys success in third season
As Karluk’s one-man volleyball team, David Reft spends a lot of time in front of a wall. He bounces a ball off a wall. He sets a ball off a wall. He bumps a ball off a wall. It is easy to understand his excitement when he leaves Karluk — a town of about 37 residents, 88 miles southwest of Kodiak city — to join the rest of his teammates on Kodiak’s Emerging Small Schools mix-6 volleyball team. His teammates also co...
Nov 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak wrestling reloads for new season
Veteran wrestling coach Pat Costello doesn’t beat around the bush when assessing Kodiak’s 2014-2015 team. “It will be a growing season,” the Bears’ assistant coach and former head coach said. If kids progress like they have in the past we should be OK. We won’t be a strong contender, but we will be OK.” That is what happens when a team only returns three state place winners from a year ago, and loses several key c...
Nov 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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