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West Valley remains undefeated
West Valley is inching closer to heading to the 4A girls basketball state tournament undefeated. The Wolfpack clinched the Mid Alaska Conference regular season title and ran their record to 21-0 with a 44-7 victory over North Pole last Friday. The victory kept West Valley on top in the latest Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches poll, released Wednesday. East Anchorage is 18-1 on the season and is ranked secon...
Feb 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Southwick shoots down Kodiak
Palmer’s Clayton Southwick denied Kodiak a chance to win back-to-back games for the first time this season. The talented freshman tied a career high with 29 points in leading the Moose to a 45-38 Northern Lights Conference boys basketball victory Tuesday in the Mat-Su Valley. Southwick was at his best in the third quarter. He knocked down four 3-pointers and scored 17 of his team’s 22 third-quarter points, as the ...
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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NLC Power Rankings: Teams enter final week of regular season
Dimond’s boys basketball team can claim something no other team in the country can — it beat Vashon Island. The Washington state school is entering this weekend’s 2A Regional play with a 21-1 record. The Pirates’ only loss came to Dimond in a 48-47 overtime defeat at the Cactus Jam Tournament in Arizona. Since then Dimond owns a 10-5 against in-state competition. Now for the Northern Lights Conference Daily Mirror...
Feb 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak boys derail Palmer
A career performance from junior Billy Alcaide propelled Kodiak to a 45-33 Northern Lights Conference boys basketball victory at Palmer Monday evening. The 5-foot-5 guard drilled three 3-pointers and tallied a career-high 17 points as the Bears improved to 3-4 in the NLC, 5-14 overall. Palmer dropped to 2-6 in the NLC. Jemuel Mangalus added 16 points, which included going 8 for 10 from the free-throw line. Ryan Be...
Feb 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thomet second at Simplot Games
Kodiak’s Levi Thomet recorded one of the fastest indoor 3,200-meter times this season on Saturday in Pocatello, Idaho. The senior finished second at the 37th Simplot Games with a blazing time of 9 minutes, 02.18 seconds — the third fastest turned this season by a high school runner, according to Milesplit.com. Winner Elijah Armstrong of Pocatello High School won the race, and posted the second-fastest time in the ...
Feb 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak hoops split in Juneau
Kodiak’s girls basketball team concluded its weekend swing through the capital city with a split against Juneau-Douglas and Thunder Mountain. On Friday, Kodiak jumped out to an early lead and fended off Juneau, 50-42. On Saturday, the Bears played a strong first half, but couldn’t keep it up, falling 55-31 to Thunder Mountain for the second time in three days. The Bears went 1-2 on their trip to Juneau and head in...
Feb 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS boys basketball travel to Palmer
It will be a busy week for the Kodiak boys basketball team. The Bears will play four Northern Lights Conference games this week, beginning at 6:15 p.m. today at Palmer. Kodiak will play Palmer again at 5 p.m. Tuesday and then will fly home to prepare for Friday and Saturday games against Wasilla. ‘The only thing I don’t like about it is that we only have two days to prepare for Wasilla,” Kodiak coach David Anderso...
Feb 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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CHOREOGRAPHED FUN: Player introductions have become entertainment
Salutes. Fist pumps. Elbow bumps. Handshakes. Foot taps. Those are just some of the gestures that basketball players make during pregame introductions, a part of the game that has become choreographed entertainment. The time is gone when a simple a handshake did the job. Now players use the moments before the tip to display their personality in a variety of ways. “I’m not sure what it all means,” Kodiak boys coach...
Feb 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thomet zooms to finals
Kodiak’s Levi Thomet didn’t have any trouble advancing to the 3,200-meter finals at the Simplot Games in Pocatello, Idaho. The senior Thomet recorded the second-fastest time in Thursday’s preliminary heats and safely secured a spot in Saturday’s finals that begin at 1:40 p.m. Alaska time. Thomet won his heat — the second of five — with a time of 9 minutes, 30.37 seconds. Senior Elijah Armstrong, who is from Pocate...
Feb 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak girls can’t overcome Thunder Mt.
By DEREK CLARKSTON Mirror Writer A 19-point first-half deficit was too much for Kodiak to overcome Thursday against Thunder Mountain. The Bears gave it their best shot, but fell 56-44 in a girls basketball nonconference game in the capital city. Kodiak, plagued with early turnovers problems, was outscored 17-6 in the opening quarter. Thunder Mountain, a team that was ranked No. 1 earlier this season, pushed the ma...
Feb 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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