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Small stars as a kick returner
Jay-Ar Small is a man of few words. “He is a quiet kid,” Kodiak football coach Jim Schnick said. “I have known Jay-Ar for four years and I can’t get him to talk to me.” Small might not talk much, but that is OK with the coach, because his play does all the talking for him. Kodiak’s senior running back has been a bright spot on an uncharacteristic 1-4 season. “He is one of the hardest workers on the team, no questi...
Sep 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak cross country shows no rust in Anchorage
The long rest didn’t bother Kodiak’s cross country team. Led by a pair of individual victories, Kodiak’s boys claimed the team title in Wednesday night’s New Balance Urban XC Classic in downtown Anchorage. Senior Levi Thomet won the top varsity race with a 3-kilometer time of 9 minutes, 15 seconds, while sophomore Keith Osowski won one of the other three varsity races in a time of 9:49, the seventh-fastest time re...
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Prep picks: Another one for the dog
Last week’s column about Gizmo really caught the attention of the readers. Despite another horrendous performance — I went 4-4 last week — I will not call on Gizmo for my picks this week. I know that disappoints you. However, I will give you a Gizmo story instead. Earlier this week, I woke up one night to go the bathroom. On my way down the hallway I noticed there was a glare of light coming from the living room. ...
Sep 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak looks to end three-game skid
Kodiak ran the gauntlet the last three weeks facing Kenai, Colony and Soldotna — all losses. The road gets easier for Kodiak during the final three weeks of the season with nonconference games against small schools Barrow and Voznesenka and independent Houston. That stretch begins at 2 p.m. Saturday against Barrow at Joe Floyd Track and Field, the Bears’ final home game of the season. “The games will be a little m...
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Swimmers off to Soldotna
Kodiak’s swimming team competes at the Soldotna Pentathlon today at Soldotna High School. This is the most unusual swimming meet Kodiak will attend this season. Each swimmer participates in the 100-yard individual medley, the 50 backstroke, the 50 butterfly, the 50 breaststroke and the 50 freestyle. The times of the five swims are added up to determine the champion. The format makes for a friendly battle between K...
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Villaroya dishes up assists
Replacing a record-setting setter could by scary to some, but not for Kodiak’s Kyla Villaroya. The junior replaced graduated Summer McKechinie in Kodiak’s starting lineup and has excelled in the volleyball team’s first four matches. “I don’t really feel much pressure,” Villaroya said. “I just feel like it is a clean slate without those seniors — it is a new ballgame.” Using a jump set, Villaroya has racked up 98 a...
Sep 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak heads to West Spiketacular
Kodiak is competing at the West Spiketacular this Friday and Saturday at West Anchorage High School. This is Kodiak’s first tournament of the season after beginning with four straight Northern Lights Conference matches. Kodiak is in a pool with Chugiak, South Anchorage, Kenai, Ketchikan, Palmer and Barrow. There are three seven-team pools. Friday’s pool play places a team into either the gold, silver or bronze bra...
Sep 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak runners compete in Anchorage meet today
The long layoff for Kodiak’s cross country team will come to an end today. The Bears are competing in the New Balance Urban XC Classic today on the Park Strip in Anchorage. The race was added to the schedule after inclement weather kept Kodiak from flying to last Saturday’s Seward Invitational. Today’s meet — a 3-kilometer race — will be Kodiak’s first since the Kodiak Invitational on Aug. 29. Kodiak coach Marcus ...
Sep 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Soldotna, Bartlett remain on top
Soldotna flexed its muscle over Kodiak on Saturday and kept its top spot in the Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network’s high school football poll. The Stars defeated the Bears, 48-0, for their 24th straight victory and remained No. 1 in the medium-small school rankings. Soldotna coach Galen Brantley Jr. was glad to get the win after his team endured a long and rocky ferry ride to Kodiak. It was the Stars’ first North...
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Kodiak swimming displays its depth against Homer
Not too long ago Kodiak and Homer battled in the pool for Region III supremacy. That hasn’t been the case lately, and it was never more apparent that the two programs have gone in different directions than this weekend when they met for a pair of dual meets at the Kodiak Community Pool. Using its depth and talent, Kodiak blitzed Homer. On Friday, the boys won 189-80, while the girls grabbed a 171-46 victory. On Sa...
Sep 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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