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Yavorsky earns first-team NLC honors
Kodiak’s Jacob Yavorsky was a force on the defensive line this season and was awarded for his efforts. The junior earned Northern Lights Conference football first-team recognition, the only Kodiak player to do so. “He had a fantastic season,” Kodiak coach Jim Schnick said. “He was the anchor of our defense.” From his interior lineman position, Yavorsky led the Bears with 53 tackles — 15 for losses — and five sacks...
Oct 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Spikers split at Wasilla
A night after getting swept by Wasilla, Kodiak’s volleyball team swept the Warriors. How were the Bears able to make a complete turnaround in less than a 24-hour span? “Friday night we talked and strategized a little bit,” Kodiak coach Amy Willis said. “I asked each of them to be team players and not to be focused on what kind of pass they were getting or what kind of set they were getting — really just be focused...
Oct 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS swimmers win Valley Invite
Kodiak started the stretch drive of the swim season with a pair of convincing victories Saturday at the Valley Invitational. The boys, behind three individual and three relay wins, grabbed the team title with 123 points — 59 points ahead of runner-up Soldotna. The girls won four individual trophies and two relay events in tallying 88.5 points — 21.5 points better than runner-up Soldotna. Tahna Lindquist won the 20...
Oct 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Soldotna, Eielson complete perfect seasons
Soldotna and Eielson capped perfect seasons with state football titles Saturday in Anchorage. The Stars rattled off 30 first-quarter points and blasted North Pole, 57-28, to claim the medium-school classification title — Soldotna’s third straight. The victory upped the Stars’ winning streak to 29 games, tying a school and state record. Soldotna (9-0) rushed for 400 yards and seven touchdowns on 58 attempts. Eielso...
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Volleyball bonds sisters
It’s not hard to find Izzy Riina on a volleyball court. Just look for the different colored jersey that sets her apart from her teammates. “Most people don’t understand that I just play back row — that is basically what it means,” Riina said. As a libero, she is required to wear a different jersey, just like goalies in soccer. A libero is a defensive specialist that specializes in chasing down kills and extending ...
Oct 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Prep picks: Dreaming of baseball
The MLB baseball playoffs sure have been something. All of the extra-inning games and the dramatics of the Kansas City Royals have sure made it difficult for me to get any work done. The play of the Royals has captivated the nation and the Daily Mirror newsroom — K.C. is publisher Richard Harris’ favorite team. This is Kansas City’s first World Series appearance since 1985 — I was only 3-years-old at the time and ...
Oct 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak heads to Wasilla
Kodiak returns to Northern Lights Conference volleyball play this weekend at Wasilla. Tonight’s match begins at 6:30 p.m., while Saturday’s starts at 12:30 p.m. The Bears are tied with Palmer for first in the conference with 5-1 records, while the Warriors are 3-3 and coming off a four-set victory over Kenai. Kodiak coach Amy Willis isn’t sure what to expect from Wasilla other than it has a new coach. “We were bot...
Oct 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak swimmers prepare for Palmer Invite
At the conclusion of Wednesday’s swimming practice, Kodiak coach John Lindquist set team goals for the upcoming Valley Invitational. He told his boys that he would like to not only see the A relay place in the top 6, but also the B relay team. He then told his girls he would like to see a victory in all three relay events. “They are going to have to put together some good swims to make that happen,” Lindquist said...
Oct 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Prep football title games set
The state high school football championship games are set for both the medium- and small-school classifications. In the medium division, Northern Lights Conference champion Soldotna will battle Southeast Conference champion North Pole at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Dimond Alumni Field in Anchorage. Soldotna advanced to its third straight title game by downing Juneau-Douglas, 44-6, in last Saturday’s semifinal game. Nor...
Oct 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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A fast day at Run the Rock
For Anthony Saucier, Saturday’s KMXT-FM Run the Rock marathon was more than a sprint than a long-distance race. The ultra-marathon veteran used the shorter race to his advantage and owned the 26.2-mile course on a brilliant sunshiny October day in Kodiak. Saucier pulverized the course record with a time of 3 hours, 10 minutes, 2 seconds — 23:42 better than Neil McCarthy’s 2013 record. “I wasn’t trying,” Saucier sa...
Oct 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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