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ALUMNI ROUNDUP: Kodiak hoopsters on top of the standings
Three former Kodiak basketball stars are on conference-leading college teams that have reeled off lengthy winning streaks. Leading the way is redshirt freshman Hannah Wandersee, whose University of Alaska Anchorage women’s basketball team has won 10 straight games and is leading the Great Northwest Athletic Conference with a 11-1 record, 24-1 overall. The No. 2 Seawolves increased their win streak with a pair of G...
Feb 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lindquist sets 2 age-group swimming records
Kodiak swimmer Talon Lindquist shattered a pair of state records and collected five titles at the Alaska Senior Championships over the weekend in Anchorage. The 16-year-old sophomore set new state standards for his age division in the 100-and 200-meter long-course backstroke. Lindquist clocked a time of 58.97 seconds in the 100 back, topping the previous record of 1:02.22 set by Kyle O’Brien in 2008. In the 200 ba...
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Bears’ losing skid extended to eight games
An inspired first-half effort on Saturday wasn’t enough to keep Kodiak from ending its losing skid. After leading Colony — the state’s third-best team last season — by as many as 11 points in the opening half, the Bears were held without a field goal in the second half and dropped a 41-25 Northern Lights Conference girls basketball game at Kodiak High School. The loss, coupled with Friday’s 51-22 NLC defeat to Col...
Feb 01, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Colony sweeps Kodiak boy cagers
Colony remained perfect in the Northern Lights Conference with a home sweep of Kodiak. On Friday, Colony’s Anton Chamblee scored 12 of his game-high 23 points in the third quarter in leading the Knights to a 62-43 victory boys basketball victory. On Saturday, the Knights never trailed in picking up a 53-35 win. Colony improved to 6-0 in the NLC, 11-7 overall. Kodiak dropped to 0-2 in the NLC and 2-11 overall. Desp...
Feb 01, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hernandez provides Kodiak with scoring punch
Catch. Shoot. Swish. That was how Nelly Hernandez’s summer went. Catch. Shoot. Swish … Well, it wasn’t always a swish. The Kodiak High School junior dedicated her summer to perfecting her basketball shot. She spent hours in a hot, sweaty gym taking shot after shot after shot. “I really wanted to get to a 1,000 (shots in a day), but my highest was 800,” Hernandez said. Out of the 800 shots, Hernandez said she made ...
Jan 29, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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ACS sinks Kodiak boys for the second time
There was no last-second shot needed this time. Or a score mishap. Anchorage Christian rolled a 10-point first-quarter lead into a 73-61 nonconference boys basketball victory Thursday night in Anchorage. ACS won the earlier meeting on Jan. 8, 50-49, on a Trey Huckabey baseline jumper with 3.4 seconds left. A minute before the game winner, the Lions were awarded a phantom point from the scorekeeper. Kodiak never le...
Jan 29, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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FREQUENT FLIERS: Kodiak boys rack up air miles
Being from Kodiak, Billy Alcaide is used to traveling. That’s good, because he has been a frequent flyer this basketball season. Through the first six weeks of the season, Kodiak has played in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Sitka and Juneau. That is close to 3,000 air miles, nearly the equivalent of a flight from Anchorage to Dallas. Kodiak will add more mileage to that number when it plays at 3A Anchorage Christian today ...
Jan 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ketchikan boys, Wasilla girls top 4A rankings
Only one Northern Lights Conference team appeared in the latest Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches poll. Wasilla topped the girls 4A rankings with a 9-1 record — 5-0 against Alaska competition. The Warriors improved to 4-0 in the NLC with a dominating 74-49 win over Palmer Tuesday night. Dimond (7-0), Ketchikan (11-0), Lathrop (6-3) and East Anchorage round out the top 5. Dimond remained one of two undefeate...
Jan 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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NLC Power Rankings: Indiana team booted for being too good
Another weird piece of news regarding high school basketball has hit the Internet: a girls high school basketball team in Indiana got kicked out of a league for being too good. Yes, too good. The news broke last week that the Rogers Area Youth Basketball Association girls high school team was booted from the Northwest Suburban Basketball league for being too good. “The Northwest Suburban Basketball League has deci...
Jan 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alumni roundup: Dunbar continues to run strong, finishes second in 1,500
Trevor Dunbar continued his recent hot streak on the track. The former Kodiak High School standout finished second in the 1,500-meter run in a high-performance indoor meet on Saturday in Portland, Oregon. Dunbar covered the track in 3 minutes, 40.77 seconds, two seconds shy of his personal-best time of 3:38.38. Two-time Olympian Andrew Wheating won the race, which featured seven runners, in 3:39.82. Last week, Dun...
Jan 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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