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History shows mining is nothing new for The Golden Isle
On a cold, gray summer day in July 1938, Bill Pinnell and Morris Talifson stepped ashore at the head of Olga Bay. They waded through the surf again and again, carrying crates and bags to their new home, a shambling shack not far from the beach. In years to come, the two men would come to be known as Kodiak’s greatest bear guides. On that day, however, they weren’t searching for bears — they were hunting gold. This...
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Kodiak girls roll past East
A dominant third quarter turned a close game into a blowout.  Only leading by single-figures at halftime, Kodiak outscored East Anchorage 16-5 in the third quarter and went on to post a 50-35 nonconference girls basketball victory Thursday evening in Anchorage.  The Bears improved their record to 14-0 and are only three victories away from matching the best start in school history.  Last year’s team won 17 consecu...
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Kodiak boys host Palmer
Even though two months of the basketball season remain, Kodiak’s boys are playing their final home games today and Saturday against Palmer. Today’s contest tips at 7 p.m., while Saturday’s begins at 3 p.m. Both games count in the Northern Lights Conference standings. “These games are huge,” Kodiak coach David Anderson said. “I would not say must-win games, but wins that we have to have.” Kodiak is 4-1 in its remod...
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Caballa, Powers aim to defend NLC crowns
When it comes to wrestling, the Northern Lights Conference is the toughest in the state. All three Mat-Su Valley schools — Colony, Wasilla and Palmer — have programs that could vie for a state championship in two weeks. But, first all three schools, plus Kodiak, Soldotna and Kenai will battle for the conference crown when the NLC Championships begin at noon today at Colony High School. The championship round will ...
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KHS wrestling: Yavorsky ending season healthy
By DEREK CLARKSTON Mirror Writer Before Kodiak’s first matches this season, coach Sean Costello made every wrestler write down his goals. It didn’t take long for senior Josh Yavorsky to scribble “stay healthy.” “That was my first goal,” Yavorsky said. Staying healthy was an issue for Yavorsky last season. He tore ligaments in his ankle during Kodiak’s season opener. That kept him out two months. “They (doctors) sa...
Jan 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak boys, girls both ranked
Both of Kodiak High School’s basketball teams appear in the Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches rankings released Wednesday. The girls are the top-ranked 4A team in the state, while the boys are fifth. The girls are 13-0 and have held the top spot for most of the season, while the boys are making their first appearance since the preseason rankings. Kodiak’s boys have won three straight games and are 7-5 overa...
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Kodiak girls hoops looking for a challenge
Amy Fogle is ready for her team to be challenged. The Kodiak girls have opened the basketball season with 13 consecutive wins and have not only won — they’ve walloped opponents. Kodiak is beating teams by an average of 31 points, and most games are over by halftime. The Bears’ closest game is an 11-point win over 3A Anchorage Christian. Winning by double figures keeps the team from working on end-of-game situation...
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NLC Rankings: Website makes it easier to follow hoops
Keeping up with Alaska high school basketball results can be difficult, but there is a website that has made it easier this season. The Alaska School Activities Association has unveiled asaa365.com, a site devoted to high school basketball. The schedules and results from every team in the state are posted on the site, as are conference standings and articles. Asaa365.com has made it easier for me to compile the we...
Jan 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak boy sweep Kenai
Kodiak’s boys were dialed in on Friday evening. The Bears drained 13 3-pointers and walloped Kenai 71-27 in a Northern Lights Conference basketball game at Kodiak High. Nobody was hotter than Austin Frick. The senior forward poured in eight 3-pointers and outscored the entire Kardinals team with a game-high 28 points. He left the court to an ovation two minutes into the fourth quarter. None of Frick’s eight long b...
Jan 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak girls hoops sweeps Kenai
Kodiak’s girls basketball team kept its perfect record intact on the Kenai Peninsula. The Bears blasted the Kardinals in a pair of Northern Lights Conference games Friday and Saturday. On Friday, Kodiak scored a 61-28 victory. That was followed by a 45-15 win Saturday. Kodiak pushed its record to 13-0 (2-0 NLC) and is closing in on the school record for most consecutive victories to begin the season. Last year’s t...
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