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ESS hoops start regional tournament
Kodiak Emerging Small Schools boys basketball coach Ross Elvehjem has one goal for his team as it enters the 1A Peninsula Conference Championships — win two games. The Ravens’ journey of fulfilling the coach’s wish begins today at 6:30 p.m. when they face No. 2 seed Nikolaevsk in the opening round at Homer High School. “Realistically, if we can just be competitive in that game and then win two games in the lower b...
Mar 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wasilla displays depth in sweep of Kodiak
In 22 seasons at Wasilla, coach Jeannie Herbert-Truax has never had a team as deep as the one she has this year. The top-ranked Warriors displayed that depth in a pair of Northern Lights Conference girls basketball victories against Kodiak, winning 76-20 on Friday and 67-26 on Saturday at Kodiak High School. Herbert-Truax went to her bench often in the two contests as 11 of the Warriors’ 12 players reached the sco...
Feb 29, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS boys drop two to Wasilla
Two quarters kept Kodiak from picking up its first Northern Lights Conference boys basketball victory of the season. The Bears dropped a 43-33 decision to Wasilla on Friday and followed with a 67-40 loss to the Warriors on Saturday. Kodiak was outscored 16-5 in the second quarter of Friday’s game and 18-8 in the third quarter of Saturday’s game. The Bears finished the regular season with an 0-10 NLC record, 2-20 o...
Feb 29, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kristhel Fangonilo wears No. 11 for one reason — Adriane Horn, a shooter and defensive specialist on Kodiak’s undefeated 2014 team. When the jersey number became available after Horn graduated in 2014, Fangonilo, then a junior, didn’t hesitate in changing numbers. “My sophomore year, I was like, ‘Adriane Horn is so good at threes that I want to get her jersey next year,”’ said Fangonilo. Fangonilo has carried on t...
Feb 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak boys fall to West
Augie Caguing pumped in a career-high 17 points, but it wasn’t enough to take down the defending 4A state champions. West Anchorage forced Kodiak into more than 30 turnovers and escaped with a 56-48 nonconference boys basketball victory, Thursday in Anchorage. Kodiak lost for the 15th straight time and dropped to 2-18. Caguing, a 5-foot-7 junior guard, did the bulk of his work in the second half, netting 13 of his...
Feb 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak girls host top-ranked Wasilla
The Kodiak girls basketball team wraps up the regular season with a pair of Northern Lights Conference games against top-ranked Wasilla. Today’s game tips at 7:30 p.m. at Kodiak High School, while Saturday’s contest begins at 1 p.m. Wasilla is the top-ranked team in the girls 4A Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches poll. The Warriors are 7-0 in the NLC, 17-1 overall — the lone loss coming to a Lower 48 squad. ...
Feb 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sabado rewarded for staying in program
With 4 minutes, 10 seconds remaining in Friday’s boys basketball game against Palmer, Kodiak’s Juwan Sabado hit a floater in the lane. To the normal observer it was just a bucket that trimmed Palmer’s to 14 points. It meant more than that to Sabado. It was the senior’s first career varsity points. “I kind of just threw it up there hoping it would go in,” Sabado said before Tuesday’s practice. “Once I saw it go in ...
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NLC Power Rankings: Push for regional seeding heating up
The high school basketball season is winding down. Only two weeks of play are left before the Northern Lights Conference Championship tips March 10 in Palmer. Kodiak, though, finishes regular season play this weekend and will sit back and watch the final week of the season play out. Both NLC titles are still up for grabs. On the boys’ side, Wasilla, Palmer, Colony and Soldotna all still have a chance at obtaining ...
Feb 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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ALUMNI ROUNDUP: Lindquist caps first college swim season
When Tahna Lindquist started her swimming career at the University of Hawaii in August, she traded an indoor pool for an outdoor pool. It took some time for the 2015 Kodiak High School graduate to get used to her new home facility. “Being a backstroker, when you are indoors you have a ceiling to look at, so you are able to swim a lot straighter,” said Lindquist Monday afternoon via phone from Hawaii. “Outdoor pool...
Feb 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Moose drop Bears
In the closing seconds of Saturday’s 47-34 Northern Lights Conference boys basketball loss to Palmer, Kodiak’s Kobe Mendones couldn’t believe what his coach told him to do. Mendones, a senior reserve, gathered in an inbounds pass underneath Palmer’s basket and was ready to pass the ball back to his teammate when he heard coach David Anderson give him different orders. “He was telling me to bring it in, bring it in...
Feb 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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