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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. 

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Amy Willis fought back the tears when she talked about the remainder of the 2020 Kodiak High volleyball season on Wednesday, a day after the Alaska Schools Activities Association canceled fall state championship events. 

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With rising COVID-19 cases in Anchorage and around the state, the Alaska Schools Activities Association announced the cancellation of all fall championship events on Tuesday. 

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Surprises. I’m not sure how I feel about them. If it is a surprise cookie — preferably peanut butter chocolate chip — waiting for me at work, I’m all in. If it is a surprise left by a dog, I’m all out.

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After a week of practicing in relentless rain and whipping wind, Kodiak High’s cross country team capped the most unusual season in pristine conditions on Saturday at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park. 

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Relaxing in the recliner late Wednesday night with Pepper Jack, Lady Human — lounging in the recliner next to me with Cody on her lap — handed me a Kit Kat. 

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 The Houston Hawks pulled off the upset of the Alaska high school football season on Friday night. 

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My week started with this text message: “Derek, I think you may want to sit down for a little fantasy advice and player picking with Janet this week!!”

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Charles “Chuck” Evans, a prominent Kodiak basketball official of the 1970s and 80s, died on Sept. 14. He was 89. 

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Jerron Bruce arrived on the island just in time to take part in the Kodiak High cross country team’s senior night festivities at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park. 

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Most of the 23 seniors on the Kodiak High School football team started their playing careers with the Kodiak Football League, matching up against each other on often rainy and windy weekday games in September.

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The GoPro is known for being tough, a camera that can withstand just about anything, including being submerged for more than a decade in the unforgiving waters off Alaska’s coastline.

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A bullseye handed Erik Berggren the victory in the final benchrest rimfire rifle match of the season Sunday at the Salonie Creek Rifle Range. 

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The Kodiak High School cross country team continued its run of intrasquad meets over the weekend.

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Honoring seniors typically happens during a home sporting event, but traditions are tossed aside in a COVID-19 world. 

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As the alarm went off on my phone, I contemplated remaining in bed. It was 6:30 a.m. on Labor Day, and for those who know me, there is only one 6:30 in the day that I am familiar with, and it’s not the a.m one.

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Traveling with 18-foot skinny fiberglass poles is an attention-getter — something not seen in everyday life.   

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It was a good thing for Fred Barber that there was a day off between rounds of the 34th Kodiak Island Golf Championship. Otherwise, he might not have become the first four-time champion of the island’s most prestigious golf tournament. 

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There will be a state championship cross country meet in October. It’s just going to look different than previous editions.

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For years Steven Pillans has dominated the island’s motocross scene, winning race after race and wowing spectators with high-flying tricks.