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Bartlett, SoHi remain on top
Bartlett and Soldotna remained the top teams in the Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network’s high school football poll. The Golden Bears (6-0) continued their surprise season in the large-school classification with a 62-0 thrashing of Eagle River last week. South (5-1) and Lathrop (5-1) remained second and third in the large-school rankings. The Wolverines blasted West Anchorage, 55-9, while Lathrop edged Palmer, 28-2...
Sep 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lindquists take Pentathlon titles
Kodiak’s Tahna and Talon Lindquist claimed SoHi Pentathlon titles Friday at Soldotna High School. Thana, a senior, won her third pentathlon title, while Talon, a freshman, grabbed his first. The event combined the times of five events — 100-yard individual medley, the 50 butterfly, the 50 backstroke, the 50 breaststroke and the 50 freestyle — that determined the winner. Thana finished with a winning time of 2 minu...
Sep 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak ties for fifth at West Spiketacular
Kodiak’s volleyball team tied for fifth at the West Spiketacular tournament Saturday in Anchorage. The Bears advanced to the gold bracket — the best of three brackets — and lost to South Anchorage, 25-14. 25-16 to bow out of the tournament, a tournament they finished second at last season. “We forced South to earn every point; we didn’t go easily,” Kodiak coach Amy Willis said. Willis said only three of Kodiak’s 1...
Sep 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bears breakout against Barrow
Kodiak didn’t have much to celebrate in the first five weeks of the high school football season. The Bears had plenty to celebrate in Week 6. Kodiak let out its frustrations under sunny skies Saturday at Joe Floyd Track and Field with a 38-6 nonconference win over Barrow. “This game was a lot of good help for our team,” junior lineman Jake Yavorsky said. “Having a good win peaked people’s spirits up.” Yavorsky got...
Sep 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Small stars as a kick returner
Jay-Ar Small is a man of few words. “He is a quiet kid,” Kodiak football coach Jim Schnick said. “I have known Jay-Ar for four years and I can’t get him to talk to me.” Small might not talk much, but that is OK with the coach, because his play does all the talking for him. Kodiak’s senior running back has been a bright spot on an uncharacteristic 1-4 season. “He is one of the hardest workers on the team, no questi...
Sep 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak cross country shows no rust in Anchorage
The long rest didn’t bother Kodiak’s cross country team. Led by a pair of individual victories, Kodiak’s boys claimed the team title in Wednesday night’s New Balance Urban XC Classic in downtown Anchorage. Senior Levi Thomet won the top varsity race with a 3-kilometer time of 9 minutes, 15 seconds, while sophomore Keith Osowski won one of the other three varsity races in a time of 9:49, the seventh-fastest time re...
Sep 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Prep picks: Another one for the dog
Last week’s column about Gizmo really caught the attention of the readers. Despite another horrendous performance — I went 4-4 last week — I will not call on Gizmo for my picks this week. I know that disappoints you. However, I will give you a Gizmo story instead. Earlier this week, I woke up one night to go the bathroom. On my way down the hallway I noticed there was a glare of light coming from the living room. ...
Sep 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak looks to end three-game skid
Kodiak ran the gauntlet the last three weeks facing Kenai, Colony and Soldotna — all losses. The road gets easier for Kodiak during the final three weeks of the season with nonconference games against small schools Barrow and Voznesenka and independent Houston. That stretch begins at 2 p.m. Saturday against Barrow at Joe Floyd Track and Field, the Bears’ final home game of the season. “The games will be a little m...
Sep 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Swimmers off to Soldotna
Kodiak’s swimming team competes at the Soldotna Pentathlon today at Soldotna High School. This is the most unusual swimming meet Kodiak will attend this season. Each swimmer participates in the 100-yard individual medley, the 50 backstroke, the 50 butterfly, the 50 breaststroke and the 50 freestyle. The times of the five swims are added up to determine the champion. The format makes for a friendly battle between K...
Sep 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Villaroya dishes up assists
Replacing a record-setting setter could by scary to some, but not for Kodiak’s Kyla Villaroya. The junior replaced graduated Summer McKechinie in Kodiak’s starting lineup and has excelled in the volleyball team’s first four matches. “I don’t really feel much pressure,” Villaroya said. “I just feel like it is a clean slate without those seniors — it is a new ballgame.” Using a jump set, Villaroya has racked up 98 a...
Sep 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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