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Kodiak holds off Homer
Isagani Galindez doesn’t look like a fullback, but that didn’t stop him from playing like one on Saturday. The 5-foot-2, 160-pound senior rumbled through Homer’s defense for a pair of touchdowns while leading Kodiak to a nail-biting, 22-20, rain-soaked Northern Lights Conference football victory at Joe Floyd Track and Field. Galindez tied the game at 20-20 with a 3-yard touchdown run and then put his team up for g...
Aug 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thomet begins season with win
Kodiak’s Levi Thomet started the 2014 cross country season with a comfortable victory at the Tsalteshi Invitational on Saturday at Skyview Middle School. The senior standout covered the 5-kilometer course in 15 minutes, 41.4 seconds — 12 seconds faster than runner-up finisher Ty Jordan of Chugiak. Thomet’s victory — his 12th straight on Alaska soil — wasn’t enough to push Kodiak to the team title, as the Bears fin...
Aug 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS boys cross country team enters season with state title hopes
Kodiak High School’s boys cross country team has lofty expectations for the 2014 season, and rightfully so. That’s what happens when you have the best runner in the state in senior Levi Thomet and a solid supporting cast. “Their goal is set on being at the top of the podium at state,” Kodiak coach Marcus Dunbar said. “We are not shooting for anything less than that. We have had too many third places in a row that ...
Aug 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pigskin picks: Ketchikan surprises in opening week
Life is good. Another week has passed and the Seattle Mariners are still in the playoff hunt. I’ve forgotten what it is like for your team to be in contention in August — nothing is better than scoreboard watching and sitting on the edge of your seat for every pitch. I even skipped a workout at the gym to watch a morning Mariners game this past week — I also skipped a squat session to keep my legs fresh for a soft...
Aug 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Home cross country schedule loaded with must-see races
Kodiak’s 2014 cross country schedule features two can’t-miss home events. The first comes on Aug. 29 when West Anchorage, West Valley, Kenai and Dimond invade Fort Abecrombie State Historical Park for a star-studded regular-season meet. The meet will feature the top four boys teams at last year’s state meet — West Anchorage was first, West Valley second, Kodiak third and Kenai fourth. “That will be a nice state pr...
Aug 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak hosts Homer in first NLC game
It’s hard to imagine a must-win football game in Week 2, but that is how Kodiak is approaching its matchup with Homer on Saturday at Joe Floyd Track and Field. “This is a must-win for us,” Kodiak coach Jim Schnick said. “We have to be ready to come to play.” This is the first of only three Northern Lights Conference games for Kodiak this season. The other two conference games are against powerhouses Kenai (Week 3)...
Aug 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak girls cross country team will lean on youth
Kodiak cross country coach Marcus Dunbar turned into a salesman over the summer. His pursuit of talented freshman Melissa De Guzman paid off, as the young runner decided to pick cross country instead of volleyball — a decision that will bolster a girls program trying to snap a two-year state drought. “I was working it,” Dunbar said. “It is part of the athletic program — lots of choices for the kids and it is just ...
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Billings to help with Wasilla hoops
Another coach off of Kodiak’s undefeated girls basketball team will not be returning next season. Nick Billings told the Daily Mirror on Wednesday that he has accepted an offer to help Wasilla High School’s basketball programs for the 2014-15 season. Billings was an assistant coach on the Kodiak girls team that went 27-0 and captured the program’s second state championship. He helped the Bears the past three seaso...
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Soldotna, West remain top teams in football poll
After the first week of the high school football season, the medium-small schools Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network’s rankings remained the same. Soldotna kept its top spot with a 53-6 thrashing of large-school Eagle River. The Stars gained 451 total yards of offense in tallying the school’s 21st straight victory. Juneau-Douglas remained second in the rankings after beating Kenai, 28-15. No. 3 North Pole edged la...
Aug 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Osowksi wins at Nikiski Class Races
Kodiak’s Keith Osowksi won the boys’ freshman/sophomore race at the Nikiski Class Races Monday on the Kenai Peninsula. The sophomore covered the 5-kilometer course in 18 minutes, 14 seconds. Kodiak’s boys claimed four of the top 10 spots to win the team title. Melissa De Guzman finished second in the girls freshman/sophomore race in 22:37. The meet featured Homer, Kenai, Soldotna and Nikiski. Kodiak is at the Colo...
Aug 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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