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KHS swimming nets 3 No. 1 seeds
Kodiak heads to the state swimming and diving championships with three No. 1 seeds. Sophomore Talon Lindquist is seeded first in the 200-yard freestyle and the 100 butterfly. His 200 free time of 1:41.27 and 100 fly mark of 51.04, both produced Saturday at the Region III Championships, ranks fourth and fifth in state history, according to akswimming.org. Lindquist’s 200 free time is nearly four seconds quicker tha...
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Kodiak, Wasilla top seeds in NLC
Kodiak and Wasilla earned the top two seeds and a first-round bye when the Northern Lights Conference Volleyball Championships begin Thursday in Kenai. The official bracket was released Monday, and it has Kodiak (10-0) playing in the 6 p.m. match against the winner of fourth-seeded Palmer (4-7) and fifth-seeded Kenai (3-7). A Kodiak win would put the Bears into a 5 p.m. Friday game, while a loss would drop them to...
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KHS boys continue regional swimming dominance
One regional streak continued, while another came to an end for Kodiak. Behind a dominating performance from Talon Lindquist, the Bear boys pushed their Region III Swimming and Diving Championships title streak to seven on Saturday in Valdez. The Bear girls picked up a pair of wins from Marina Cummiskey, but their bid for a ninth consecutive regional team title fell nine points short, finishing third. “They (the g...
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Kodiak volleyball finishes undefeated in NLC regular season
For the second time in three years, Kodiak volleyball breezed through the Northern Lights Conference regular season with a perfect record. The Bears capped a 10-0 regular season with a pair of sweeps at Palmer, winning 25-20, 28-26, 26-24 on Friday, and 25-11, 25-19, 25-13 on Saturday. “It is really phenomenal when you sit back and think about it,” Kodiak coach Amy Willis said. “Being undefeated wasn’t our goal at...
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Wrestlers win three at South
Kodiak wrestling went 3-4 during the two-day Halloween Monster Bash Duals that concluded Sunday at South Anchorage High School. The Bears picked up wins over North Pole (39-34), Soldotna (52-27) and Kotzebue (42-32) and lost to Lathrop (51-32), Wasilla (43-27), South (54-18) and Service (45-37). South and Wasilla finished second and third at last year’s state tournament, while Lathrop placed fifth. Simon Swanson, ...
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Kodiak boys search for seventh straight regional title
Last year, Kodiak’s boys swimming and diving team captured the Region III title — their sixth in a row — by a whopping margin of 63 points. The Bears have the potential to top that number this year when the Region III Swimming and Diving Championships begin today in Valdez. “It could be close to that,” said Kodiak coach John Lindquist, whose squad won the Palmer Invitational by 41 points. “I would think that it wo...
Oct 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak girls go for 9th straight regional title
Over the last eight years, no Region III swimming team has been as powerful as the Kodiak girls. The Bears have won eight consecutive titles by an average margin of 51.6 points, and during that streak, they have racked up 69 out of a possible 96 first-place finishes (that is an incredible .718 winning percentage). “We really did dominate a long period of time, and did it well,” Kodiak coach John Lindquist said. Th...
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GUEST COLUMN: Never judge a runner by their appearance
Never judge a book by its cover. In the same fashion, never judge a person’s potential by their outward appearance. I was in elementary school when a young boy, a year younger than I, moved into a house down the street. While I was growing up, I had a paper route, which led to me interacting with the people of my neighborhood. That is when I met Richie McKinney. We instantly hit it off. It became routine that we w...
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Maramba serves up aces
When Katrina Maramba was a freshman, she got really good at doing push-ups. Every serve that was missed during volleyball practice resulted in a player doing 10 pushups. Maramba did a lot of push-ups. “As a freshman, she couldn’t even serve the dang ball over the net,” Kodiak coach Amy Willis said. Willis had doubts that Maramba would be in the program as a senior. Maramba proved her coach wrong, and the senior is...
Oct 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wrestlers head back to Anchorage
First-year Kodiak wrestling coach Mike Hautala was pleased with his team’s season-opening performance at last week’s West Anchorage Open. The Bears walked away with a fourth-place finish, a champion and two runner-ups. “I was a little worried about how the ferry was going to effect us, it was something new for me,” Hautala said. “We started off slow, but they stepped it up when they needed to.” He liked what he sa...
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