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Kodiak girls advance to state title game
Nearly 20 minutes after clobbering West Valley, 57-21, in Friday's 4A state semifinal game, Kodiak's Megan Pyles was dancing in a basement hallway of the Sullivan Arena. Pyles and her teammates had plenty to celebrate. The Bears' victory clinched a spot in Saturday's championship match, a place Kodiak hasn't been since the team won it all in 1981. "I never thought we would make it this far when we were younger, bu...
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Girls trounce Dimond
ANCHORAGE — With all-state players Hannah Wandersee and Jerica Nelson in foul trouble, Megan Pyles came through when the Bears needed her the most. Pyles erupted for a career-high 25 points to help the top-seeded Bears escape with a 54-40 victory over No. 8 Dimond in a 4A girls basketball state championship quarterfinal game Thursday night at the Sullivan Arena in Anchorage. “The team really needed it,” said Kodia...
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Boys topped in opener
ANCHORAGE — As the final seconds ticked off the game clock, several Kodiak players glanced at the scoreboard inside Sullivan Arena and knew their dreams of winning a state title were over. The eighth-seeded Bears let one slip away against top-seeded West Anchorage in the opening round of the 4A boys basketball state championships Thursday at Sullivan Arena in Anchorage. Leading at halftime, a fourth-quarter offens...
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Kodiak heads to state with a 24-0 record
Before reaching high school, Kodiak’s current crop of seniors dreamed of winning a basketball state championship. “In middle school, I remember us saying, ‘What if we could win state,”’ senior Hannah Wandersee said. “Back in middle school it was such a big deal; it is still a big deal. We never thought we would be this close.” The girls are three victories away from making that dream a reality. For the first time ...
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McKechnie enjoying return to basketball
At the end of nearly every Kodiak girls basketball home game this season, the chant “put Summer in” echoes through the gymnasium. The yelling comes from three high school boys: Jakob Arnold, Jonas Anderson and Sam Kirchenschlager. “They are hilarious,” said senior Summer McKechnie, who is the object of their chant. The trio even painted “put Summer in” on their stomachs during one of Kodiak’s home games this seaso...
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Dance team invites community to watch today’s game at KHS gym
For those who are not traveling to Anchorage for the 4A basketball championships, there are a couple of ways to watch the Kodiak boys and girls teams. The Kodiak High School dance team is inviting the community to watch Thursday’s games on the high school gymnasium’s big screen. Kodiak’s boys play at 5:15 p.m. today against West Anchorage, while the girls play at 8:45 p.m. against Dimond. The dance team will be se...
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Kodiak embraces underdog role
While the Kodiak girls basketball team has captivated the community with their perfect season, their counterparts have snuck under the radar. Kodiak’s boys wouldn’t have it any other way. “Maybe it is a good thing that they are having a great season. It does take a lot of pressure off of these guys,” Kodiak coach David Anderson said. “They are more relaxed.” For the first time since 1985, Kodiak’s girls and boys b...
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Fried brings state experience to the hardwood
Kodiak’s Levi Fried is used to competing on the big stage. Last year, the junior won the 800-meter state title and was part of the Bears’ state championship track and field team. Fried has also competed at the state cross country and wrestling championships. He is set to add another sport to his state championship credentials. Fried is a backup guard on the Kodiak boys basketball team that opens the 4A state tourn...
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Frick returns to state
Austin Frick is going to finish his Kodiak High School basketball career at the same place it started — the 4A state championships. After playing at state his freshman year, Frick didn’t think it would take until his senior year for him to be making a return trip to Sullivan Arena. “With our teams, I pretty much expected it, but we had a couple struggles at the end of the year,” Frick said. Kodiak did not struggle...
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The boys state basketball field
No. 1 West Anchorage Key wins — Lathrop, Service (three times), East Anchorage, Thunder Mountain. Losses — Monroe Catholic (twice), Anchorage Christian, Dimond and East Anchorage. No. 2 Lathrop Key wins — East Anchorage, Kodiak, West Valley, Colony Losses — West Anchorage, Monroe, West Valley. No.3 Service Key wins — Kodiak, East Anchorage (twice), Thunder Mountain Losses — Thunder Mountain, Monroe, West Anchorage...
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