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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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Wandersee returns after successful eye surgery
Nolan Wandersee’s wrestling season almost ended in a blur. Two months after being diagnosed with a detached retina, Wandersee made his junior season debut last week, two weeks before the Northern Lights Conference Championships. Wandersee went 2-2, and that was without getting a good look at his opponents. “All I could see were blurs, really,” he said. Wandersee is still recovering from eye surgery and hasn’t been...
Jan 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak boys finding success with only eight players
Members of Kodiak’s boys basketball team have no reason to complain about not getting enough playing time. The Bears only have eight varsity players. It’s not uncommon for a 1A school to have such a small roster, but it is almost unheard of at the 4A level. Juneau, Kodiak’s latest opponent, has 13 players, while Lathrop has 15 players. Even 3A Monroe has a 12-player roster. The small roster is by design, a strateg...
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Kodiak ESS finishes 1-4
The Kodiak Emerging Small Schools boys basketball team concluded a six-day road trip with a 44-39 loss at Ninilchik Wednesday evening in a Peninsula Conference contest. The Ravens finished their season-opening trip with a 1-4 record. Wade Bartleson led ESS with 18 points. The Ravens were up 21-19 at halftime, but lost the lead in third quarter when they were outscored 10-6. “We played tough tonight,” ESS coach Mat...
Jan 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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An dominating defense
The adage is that defense wins championships. Kodiak’s girls basketball team is playing championship-caliber defense so far this season. The numbers are eye-popping: The team has played five shutout quarters and has held opponents to five points or less in 25 of 44 quarters played. Overall, Kodiak is allowing only 22 points per game for a measly average of 5.5 points per quarter. That has resulted in an 11-0 start...
Jan 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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