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KIRA hosts Stock car Shootout this weekend
Dust will be flying this weekend at the Kodiak Island Raceway. The Kodiak Island Racing Association is hosting a two-day event dubbed “The Stockcar Shootout,” which will showcase seven cars from the Kenai Peninsula. The off-island cars — three stock and four late model — and Kodiak’s stock car contingent will hit the 1/4-mile gravel track at 5:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. This will be KIRA’s final event of ...
Sep 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alumni spotlight: Izzy Riina playing for George Fox
One of the top defenders in the history of the Kodiak High School volleyball program has found a home at the next level. Izzy Riina, who graduated a few months ago from KHS, is suiting up for George Fox University, an NCAA Division III school located in Newberg, Oregon. The 5-foot-3 defensive specialist has already made an impact for her new club; recording 12 digs in last Saturday’s 3-1 loss to St. Mary’s College...
Sep 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Currier holds off Kalil for golf title
Mike Currier missed last year’s Kodiak Island Golf Championships because he was acclimating his family to their new home. He sure made his presence known in this year’s edition. The Kodiak-based Coast Guardsman used a magnificent short game to win the 29th Kodiak Island Golf Championships with a six-over-par, 36-hole total of 150, Sunday at the Bear Valley Golf Course. “I’m ecstatic to win this one in my first tim...
Sep 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gizmo is not a fan of Tom Brady
Gizmo woke up Thursday not feeling well, and it wasn’t because his brother, Pepper Jack, was in his favorite spot on the bed. The pup is not a fan of Tom Brady. When he found out that a federal judge erased Brady’s four-game suspension, his stomach went sour. Gizmo waddled around the house with his tail down and not wagging. He didn’t touch his breakfast, which Pepper Jack devoured when I wasn’t looking. The neigh...
Sep 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Golfers battle for top prize
After a summer of practice, the Emerald Isle’s top golfers will battle for supremacy over Labor Day weekend. The 29th Kodiak Island Golf Championship begins Saturday morning at the Bear Valley Golf Course. The two-day, 36-hole tournament is the biggest golfing event on the island. Rick Kalil won his first men’s title last year, shooting a 9-over-par 151 — 10 strokes ahead of runner-up Chuck Martin. Kriss Larsen wo...
Sep 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Teeing Off: Former KHS football star tackles cows
When I entered the Dean Blake Arena to cover the Kodiak State Fair and Rodeo, I did a double take. Was that really Stuart McFarland dressed as a cowboy attempting to tackle a cow? After rubbing my eyes, I confirmed it was. For those new to the island, let me give you a brief history lesson on who Stuart McFarland is. For longtime residents enjoy the trip down memory lane. McFarland, a 2007 Kodiak High School gradu...
Sep 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alumni update: Sabado returns to the court
Former Kodiak High School volleyball star Maureen Sabado helped a squad of University of Alaska Anchorage alumni upset the Seawolves’ current team Saturday at the Alaska Airlines Center. Sabado, who graduated from UAA last fall, powered down 10 kills in the alumni’s 3-1 (25-22, 15-25, 25-22, 15-13) win. Coaches voted this year’s UAA squad as the preseason favorite to win the Great Northwest Athletic Conference aft...
Sep 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hulse, Sisson, Foster, Tobias win Eco Challenge
Early on in Saturday’s Eco Challenge, Steve Hulse made a team decision that was either going to make him a hero or a goat. The team of four backtracked 200 meters — passing a few teams along the way — on a fog-covered Anton Larsen Pass and decided to take a trail that Hulse believed was a shortcut to the next checkpoint. “I said, ‘I’m getting us lost or we are going to be ahead,”’ Hulse said. “Sure enough, another...
Aug 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Eco Challenge returns Saturday
After a year absence, the Eco Challenge will reappear on Saturday. The Eco Challenge is a Coast Guard Morale Well-Being and Recreation event that starts at 8 a.m. in an undisclosed location. The event is an endurance, scavenger-hunt type race. Teams, which are comprised of four people, don’t know where they are going and what they will be doing until the day of the race. In 2013, the winning team finished in 5 hou...
Aug 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alumni update: Horn finishes regular season
Alysa Horn struggled from the field in her final regular-season women’s basketball game for Logan of the Queensland Basketball League in Australia. Horn, a former Kodiak star, shot 2 for 11 and scored four points in her team’s 62-48 loss to Northside on Saturday. Horn added six rebounds, one assist and one steal in 25 minutes. Logan finished the regular season ninth in the 14-team league with a 9-8 record. Horn en...
Aug 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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