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By DEREK CLARKSTON Mirror Writer If Nolan Wandersee’s parents had it their way, he wouldn’t have wrestled in high school. In their eyes, wrestling is a sport littered with injuries. Nolan had his share of bumps and bruises, but that didn’t stop him from pursuing his dream — wrestling in college. “It is his passion and he loves it,” his mother, Helen said. On a cloudy Tuesday afternoon, Nolan’s dream became a reali...
Jun 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thomet to run at junior championships
Levi Thomet will finish his stellar Kodiak High School career on Friday morning at historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. Thomet, one of the most accomplished runners to graduate from KHS, is running the 5,000 meters at the USATF Junior Outdoor Championships. The gun goes off at 9:38 a.m. The assembled field features a mix of college and high school runners. Notable college runners include University of Oregon’...
Jun 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thomet off the pace at Brooks PR
The two-mile run at the Brooks PR Invitational was as fast as advertised Saturday in Seattle, Washington. Kodiak’s Levi Thomet did his best to stay up front, but finished in ninth with a time of 8 minutes, 58.60 seconds, 10 seconds off his personal-best time set earlier this season at the Simplot Games in Idaho. Eleven of the 13 runners all dipped under nine minutes, while the top three ran under the meet record o...
Jun 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rohrer hired as new director of student activities
One of Debbie Rohrer’s goals when she graduated from Kodiak High School was to someday work in the school’s athletic department. She can now check off one of her goals. Rohrer is the Kodiak Island Borough School District’s new director of student activities, a job that encompasses athletics and activities at the high school. “My plan was to always come back to Kodiak and I wanted to coach at the high school and be...
Jun 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thomet races in Seattle
The Levi Thomet summer tour is making a stop in the Pacific Northwest. The recently graduated Kodiak High School star is running the two-mile at the Brooks PR Invitational Saturday at Shoreline High School in Seattle, Washington. Every athlete competing was mailed a golden ticket to the meet. The two-mile is the second event of the meet, and is scheduled for 12:45 p.m. Alaska time. Thomet is one of 14 runners in a...
Jun 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fried sets new school mark in the 800
Levi Fried made his last prep race a historic one. The recently graduated Kodiak High School senior established a new school best in the 800-meter run during the Portland Track Festival Sunday in Portland, Oregon. Running in the last of six heats, Fried clocked a two-lap time of 1 minute, 53.49 seconds, shattering Jordan Fogle’s school record of 1:54.86, set at the 2012 state championships. “This is pretty special...
Jun 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bryan Ferris retires after 25 years with the district
Bryan Ferris’ pants pocket has a bit more room in it these days. Ferris ended his six-year run as Kodiak High School’s activities director on Monday, and in doing so turned over his keys to the school. “It is a strange feeling going from a pack of 15 keys to two keys — one to my truck and one to my house,” said Ferris Wednesday afternoon. Ferris retired after 25 years working for the Kodiak Island Borough School D...
Jun 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thomet, Fried to run in Oregon
A pair of runners off of the Kodiak boys track and field state championship will be running in Oregon over the weekend. Graduated seniors Levi Thomet and Levi Fried will be participating in the Portland Track Festival, a two-day meet that begins Saturday at Lewis and Clark College. Thomet, the state record-holder in the 1,600- and 3,200-meter runs, will be running in the high school boys invitational mile that sta...
Jun 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thomet, Fried to run in Oregon
A pair of runners off of the Kodiak boys track and field state championship will be running in Oregon over the weekend. Graduated seniors Levi Thomet and Levi Fried will be participating in the Portland Track Festival, a two-day meet that begins Saturday at Lewis and Clark College. Thomet, the state record-holder in the 1,600- and 3,200-meter runs, will be running in the high school boys invitational mile that sta...
Jun 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dream Mile entertains fans at Brian Young Invite
The Alaskan Dream Mile was slower than expected, but it definitely lived up to the hype during the first day of the third Brian Young Invitational. Hundreds of fans lined up in front of the stands and hoot and hollered with appreciation every time the star-studded field passed by them on a breezy Saturday afternoon at Joe Floyd Track and Field. Even though nobody dipped under the vaunted four-minute barrier, the f...
Jun 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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