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ESS volleyball ends season at regions
The fourth season of Kodiak Emerging Small Schools volleyball came to an end on Saturday at the Denali Conference Championships in Seldovia. The Ravens finished third in the four-team tournament with a 1-2 record. The team lost to Seldovia and beat Fort Yukon in the first match of the consolation bracket. “I think we did well,” first-year ESS coach Danielle Christiansen said. “I’m excited for next year. We still h...
Nov 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Three wrestlers place at Lancer
With a skeleton crew of wrestlers, Kodiak placed 19th at the Lancer Smith Memorial, the largest tournament of the season, over the weekend in Palmer. Three of Kodiak’s six wrestlers placed, as the Bears tallied 50 points in the 43-team field. Bryan Gonzalez and Scott Larionoff both finished fourth in their respective weight classes, while Russel Delacruz placed fifth. Gonzalez went 4-2 in the tournament, with both...
Nov 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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ESS volleyball in search of inaugural state berth
By DEREK CLARKSTON Mirror Writer For most teenagers, moving from North Pole to Larsen Bay would be the end of the world. Not for senior Liam Bogardus. “It’s not really that much of a difference,” he said. “My father was military, so we moved a lot. Transitioning was not that different.” Bogardus has lived in five states — Alaska, Texas, Montana, North Carolina and New York — and has traveled to every state but Haw...
Nov 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wrestlers head to Lancer Smith
Kodiak wrestling coach Mike Hautala said his squad has “overachieved” through the first part of the season. “We are like the bad news Bears,” the first-year coach said. “We are winning stuff that on paper we shouldn’t be.” Kodiak has finished in the top 5 of three tournaments this season, and it has accomplished that with a team full of youth. The Bears lineup for last week’s Peninsula Duals — an event Kodiak plac...
Nov 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wrestlers third at Peninsula Duals
Kodiak wrestling grabbed a third-place finish at the Peninsula Duals, Saturday at Nikiski High School. Behind victories from Eian Valdez (106), Krystal Fabricante (113), Russel Dela Cruz (120), Shaun Walton, (126), Josh Nummer (132), Scott Larionoff (138), Gabe Nummer (152) and Hunter Bigley (220), the Bears defeated Houston, 43-35, in the third-place match. Kodiak opened the tournament with victories over Colony ...
Nov 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Parnell misses goal at Nike
Kodiak’s Michael Parnell finished 184th at the Nike Cross Northwest Regional cross country race, Saturday in Idaho. Parnell, a fourth-place finisher at the Alaska state championships, clocked a 5-kilometer time of 18 minutes, 25.4 seconds in the boys championship race that featured 189 runners from Alaska, Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, Wyoming and Hawaii. The Kodiak senior placed 113th at last year’s race in...
Nov 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Matautia is first Kodiak player to play at four state tournaments
Amy Willis knew she was going to inherit somebody special when she first encountered Kalameli Matautia on the volleyball court. At the time, she was playing for Kodiak Middle School. Matautia, clearly the all-star out of the group, made lesser-skilled players feel like stars. She coached and nurtured everybody on the court. “I remember being thoroughly impressed with Meli as an eighth-grader with her character,” W...
Nov 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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East stuns Kodiak in state volleyball opener
Kodiak has a lot of work to do if it wants to win the program’s first state volleyball title. The Northern Lights Conference champions were stunned by East Anchorage, 13-25, 25-18, 25-21, 25-22, in a 4A state tournament opening-round match, Thursday at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage. In the true double-elimination tournament, the Bears still have a flicker of life. Kodiak has to win four straight matches ...
Nov 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak wrestlers fall to Homer
In a tune-up before the Peninsula Duals, Kodiak fell to Homer, 60-24, in a wrestling dual Thursday at Homer High School. The Bears picked up four wins on the night. At 113 pounds, Krystal Fabricante pinned Homer’s Ian Stovall 3 minutes, 9 seconds into the match. Scott Larionoff made quick work of Homer’s McKenzie Cook, winning the 138-pound bout with a pin at the 1:16 mark. Larionoff is ranked sixth in his weight ...
Nov 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Parnell runs in Idaho
By DEREK CLARKSTON Mirror Writer More than a month after the Alaska high school cross country season ended, Kodiak’s Michael Parnell is taking on the best of the Northwest. The senior Parnell is running at the Nike Cross Northwest Regional Saturday at Eagle Island Cross Country Course in Boise, Idaho. The race brings the top runners from Wyoming, Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, Alaska and Hawaii together on on...
Nov 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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