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HEATING UP: Scott Yost claims stock car main event
Scott Yost had a feeling he would end up in victory lane, so he had his daughter bring a bottle of champaign to the Kodiak Island Raceway. After a 20-lap hobby stock main event, Yost popped the cork while standing on top of his 1978 camaro. On Saturday night, Yost outlasted a field of six to claim his first checkered flag in only his third official race — the first two races were heat races earlier in the program....
Jul 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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STRIKING GOLD: Swearingin qualifies for national tournament
By DEREK CLARKSTON Mirror Writer Dustin Swearingin was not pleased when his mom signed him up to compete for a spot at the Junior Gold Championships — the biggest youth bowling tournament in the nation. “I was actually pretty mad at my mom for signing me up because usually the people signed up have high averages,” Swearingin said. He has no reason to be mad at his mom now. Swearingin qualified for the prestigious ...
Jul 10, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak loses two at Districts
The Kodiak Little League intermediate baseball all-stars fell to 0-3 in District I play after a pair of losses on Wednesday and Thursday. Despite getting a complete-game performance from Nevin Lee, Kodiak fell, 9-2, to Abbott-O-Rabbit on Wednesday in Knik. On Thursday, Kodiak mustered only a pair of hits in a 10-0 loss to Knik. “We are playing better baseball each game, and to me that is the important thing,” coac...
Jul 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Eco Challenge returns
After a year hiatus, one of Kodiak’s most grueling races is back. The Eco Challenge, a Coast Guard Morale Well-Being and Recreation event, is set to re-debut on Aug. 15. The race, which debuted in 2002, was cancelled last year because the Coast Guard did not have the budget or enough personnel to organize the event. That’s not the case this year. “It’s nice to see it back in action,” said race organizer Jim Willis...
Jul 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak Post 17 hosts Bartlett
After a 10-day break in the schedule, Kodiak Post 17 begins the second-half of its American Legion baseball season on Friday. Post 17 hosts Bartlett in a four-game series. Today’s 6:30 p.m. game and Sunday’s 11 a.m. contest are nonleaguers, while Saturday’s league doubleheader begins at noon. Kodiak posted a 7-3 league record during the opening portion of the schedule — that included going 4-0 at home against Kena...
Jul 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fried, Himelbloom claim Fourth of July victories
Wearing bib No. 4, it was only fitting that Arielle Himelbloom topped the women’s field in Kodiak’s annual Fourth of July 10-Kilometer Run and Walk. Himelbloom, a rising Kodiak High School junior, chopped six minutes off of her time from last year in winning in 48 minutes, 45 seconds. She finished just over a minute ahead of runner-up finisher Kathleen Dunbar, a five-time champion of the race. Recent KHS graduate ...
Jul 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak Little Leaguers fall in opener
Kodiak’s intermediate Little League all-star team fell to Dimond-West, 10-1, in its opening baseball game at the District I Tournament on Monday in Knik. Kodiak has today off and will resume pool play at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday against Abbott-O-Rabbitt. This is Kodiak’s first time competing in the intermediate tournament, which is for 11-through 13-year-olds. Nathan James collected Kodiak’s only a hit, a single that s...
Jul 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak Little Leaguers head to District I competition
A group of Kodiak youths are set to make history on the diamond. For the first time ever, Kodiak Little League is sending an intermediate all-star baseball team to the mainland to compete in the District I tournament that begins Monday in Knik. Major and junior all-star squads normally represent Kodiak, but because of the lack of participation this season, the league had to do away with both those divisions. The i...
Jul 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Post 17 ends trip with tough loss to Juneau
A week jammed full of games in Anchorage for Kodiak Post 17 ended with a tough 7-5 American Legion baseball loss to league-leading Juneau Tuesday at Bartlett High School. The Bears finished the six-game, five-day trip with a 3-3 record, and now stand at 7-3 in league play (8-5 overall). With eight league games left, Kodiak sits in third with 31 points — a team earns four points for a win, two for a tie and one for...
Jul 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak Post 17 clashes with two squads in Anchorage
Kodiak Post 17 started its road trip by going 2-2 against two squads from the interior over the weekend in Anchorage. The Bears split with Fairbanks Post 11 in a pair of American Legion baseball AA league games, dropping the first contest 16-15 on Friday and winning the second 5-3 on Sunday. On Saturday, Kodiak topped Fairbanks Post 30 11-7 and fell 13-3 in the nightcap. Post 17 stands at 6-2 in league and has acc...
Jun 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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