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Ostrander misses qualifying for Rio
Allie Ostrander, a former Kenai High School running superstar, fell short of qualifying for the 2016 Summer Olympics Sunday. The Boise State University freshman placed eighth in the 5,000-meter run final at the U.S. Olympic Trials at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. Ostrander stuck with the lead pack for the majority of the race before finishing in 15 minutes, 24.77 seconds — 19 ticks back of winner Molly Huddle, ...
Jul 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Racking up the medals
Two world gold medalists battled in the 2016 Special Olympics Alaska Summer Games, and it was Kodiak’s Christopher Kavanaugh that powered his way to the top. Kavanaugh, 25, outlifted Anchorage icon Bobby Hill, 37, in two of the three powerlifting events to grab the overall title in their weight class Saturday in Anchorage. This was the first time the veteran powerlifters faced off in competition. Organizer Lindsay...
Jun 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Counting down top prep stories of season
Whew. I finally found time to clean my desk. Another high school sports season closed last week, marking an end to 10 months of notes, food wrappers and dog hair — thanks Gizmo and Pepper Jack — on the Daily Mirror sports desk. It’s the annual end-of-the-season-toss-everything-in-the-trash ritual. Rinse and repeat every June. The clean desk shocked coworkers and rumors swirled that I was leaving. Sorry. You get me...
Jun 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tahna Lindquist misses cut time
Former Kodiak High School swimming standout Tahna Lindquist fell short of netting a US Olympic Trial qualifying time at the Speedo Grand Challenge at the end of May in California. Lindquist, who recently finished her freshman year at the University of Hawaii, won the 200-meter backstroke C final with a time of 2 minutes, 19.21 seconds — 3.38 seconds shy of the US Olympic Trials qualifying time. Lindquist, 19, adva...
Jun 09, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Barcelon joins North Central University
Before Raen Barcelon got serious about track, she was heavy into another hobby — knitting. The scarfs she knit will now be put to good use as she signed a National Letter of Intent to run track and cross country at North Central University in Minneapolis, Minnesota, a town with an average temperature of 23 degrees during the winter months. “It will be just like here,” said Barcelon, who graduated from Kodiak High ...
Jun 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pillans streaks to the finish line
Kodiak’s Kordell Pillans concluded his banner high school track career on a winning streak for the ages. The 6-foot-5, 315-pound senior thrower upped his winning streaks to 22 in the shot put and 19 in the discus after muscling his way to a pair of victories at the fourth Brian Young Invitational over the weekend at Joe Floyd Track and Field. The streaks, which started in Pillans’ junior season, will stand there a...
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Brian Young Invite winners
Girls 1. Southcentral, 132; 2. North/Southeast, 119; 3. Cook Inlet Conference, 117. 100-meter run — Katherine Hines, Cook Inlet Conference, 12.44 seconds. 200 — Katherine Hines, CIC, 26.31. 400 — Daisy Nelson, Southcentral Conference, 1:00.32. 800 — Ruby Lindquist, SC, 2:20.51. 1,600 — Briahna Gerlach, SC, 5:03.15. 3,200 — Morgan Lash, CIC, 10:56.64. 100 hurdles — Jordyn Bruce, CIC, 14.85*. 300 hurdles — Naomi Wel...
Jun 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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South wins a pair
South Anchorage High School was unbeatable on the diamond Saturday. The Wolverines captured both the baseball and large-school softball state championships. At Mulcahy Stadium in Anchorage, Jonny Homza powered South to a 3-1 victory over Chugiak in the baseball state championship game. Homza authored a complete-game four-hitter, while striking out 10 and walking only two. The senior put his team ahead for good wit...
Jun 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brian Young Invite filled with track stars
The state’s best track and field athletes invade the island for the fourth Brian Young Invitational. The two-day all-star extravaganza starts Saturday at Joe Floyd Track and Field. Field events begin at noon both days, followed by running events at 2 p.m. The meet started in 2013 as a way to honor Brian Young, an avid Kodiak High School sports enthusiast who died in 2013 while climbing Denali. It has grown every y...
Jun 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Southcentral Conference drops 2 at state
The Southcentral Conference had a rough opening day at the state baseball tournament. Both Wasilla and Soldotna lost in blowouts to Southeast teams Thursday at Mulcahy Stadium in Anchorage. The Warriors, the conference champions, fell 11-1 to Southeast runner-up Ketchikan. Ketchikan outhit Wasilla 11-4 and took advantage of five Warrior errors in jumping out to an 8-1 lead after the third inning. Ketchikan’s Natha...
Jun 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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