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The thumping sound of basketballs hitting the hardwood floor echoed through the Kodiak High School gymnasium on Monday afternoon. 

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In a typical school year, the high school wrestling season would have finished in December. That’s not the case this school year where nothing is normal. 

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I have taken on a new role at the Kodiak Daily Mirror as a paperboy these past two weeks. As a little guy, I was never a paperboy, but I did play the video game Paperboy on the old school Nintendo. It still is to be determined if the video game has helped in delivering real papers. 

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As a young pup reporter fresh to the island in 2006, I spent one summer day with Jim Sandin searching for Ouzinkie’s three-hole golf course. Sandin, the owner of Golf Stuff and no stranger to the sport, had heard rumors of the local course and wanted to check it out for himself. Summer sport…

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There wasn’t a lot of local sports to report on in 2020. Since March, Kodiak High School sports have been nearly non-extent when the COVID-19 pandemic ended seasons across the world. While some schools in Alaska returned for fall sports, Kodiak sports teams — because of their location — were…

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I hope everybody had an enjoyable Christmas holiday. I certainly did. It’s not often that I get Christmas day entirely off from work, but I did. In fact, since the holiday was on Friday, I got three days off, which resulted in quality time with the pups.  

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A few weeks ago, we looked back at Jeff Francisco’s amazing game-winning shot that handed the Kodiak boys the 1994 Joe Floyd Tournament title. 

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Only in 2020 does Lady Human crush me like a grape in fantasy football. CRUSHED. LIKE. A. GRAPE. 

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December is the time of the year when Kodiak Island sports enthusiasts start preparing to root on the hometown hardwood heroes. And that usually means the Joe Floyd Christmas Tournament, a holiday hoops tradition dating back to 1967. 

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While many teenagers have resorted to playing video games during the pandemic, Kodiak High School senior Keith Bruce found a different hobby to fill his time — birdwatching. 

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Please don’t ask me to hang your outdoor Christmas lights this holiday season. I’m not going to do it. No way, no how. I’m keeping both feet on the ground after an incident this week sent me to the emergency room.

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Kodiak High’s wrestling program is rich with history. During the 1962-63 school year, Kodiak joined East Anchorage, West Anchorage, Palmer and Kenai in Anchorage’s first wrestling tournament. Since that moment, Kodiak has been a wrestling town, producing state champions, NCAA Division I wres…

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A collection of Kodiak Kingfishers will be competing at the two-day 2020 Alaska State High School Invitational that begins today at Bartlett High School in Anchorage. 

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A buddy of mine spent last weekend in Las Vegas celebrating his birthday. I’m not sure if he returned home a wealthier man, but he did share an unexpected dinner with a former Super Bowl champion.

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Pepper Jack is becoming one stubborn pooch. That is what happens when old age sets in. He is, after all, 91 in human years.

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Walking the dogs on Tuesday evening, a car rolled to a stop on Baranof Street. With the air crisp, and my legs bare, and my top only covered with a thin jacket, I was not looking for a conversation. I longed to get back to the heated office as quickly as possible. I could already feel the se…

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For youths living in Kodiak in 1959, July 12 of that year was a defining moment in their lives.

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Monday was supposed to be the start of city league basketball and volleyball here in Kodiak. 

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When reading Kevin Cash’s explanation on why he pulled Blake Snell in the sixth inning of Game 6 of the World Series, it reminded me of former Kodiak baseball coach Rick Langfitt. 

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The Kodiak High School swimming program started in 1976. Still, it wasn’t until three decades later that a state championship banner was hung from the rafters inside the Kodiak Community Swimming Pool.

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While most college athletes sat idle this fall because of the pandemic, Keith Osowski did not. The Kodiak kid was fortunate to compete in a scaled-down cross country season. 

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It wasn’t a victory over Colony in the Northern Lights Championship volleyball match, but it was something worth celebrating in this odd COVID-19 season. 

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The human residents of the Clarkston Zoo have a fondness for crime shows. 

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Inspired by my column last week about surprises, I figured I would be nice and surprise Lady Human with a present.