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Stratton takes over KHS softball program
While playing for Colony, Michelle Stratton remembers watching Kodiak High School win its only small-school softball state title in 2008. Nearly a decade later, Stratton hopes she can bring another trophy back to the island. The lifelong Alaskan was named Kodiak’s new softball coach. She takes over for Sam Catt, the Bears’ coach for the last five seasons. He resigned at the end of last season. Stratton is Kodiak’s...
Jan 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS girls begin conference play; boys travel to the southeast
Five weeks into the season, and Kodiak High’s girls basketball team finally gets to play a Northern Lights Conference game. The Bears play at Kenai Friday and Saturday. Friday’s game starts at 6 p.m., while Saturday’s tips at 3 p.m. “The girls are all pumped up and ready to go,” second-year Kodiak coach Krista Hicks said. “Preseason is over ... it is a fresh start.” Kodiak finished its nonconference schedule — the...
Jan 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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NLC POWER RANKINGS: Alaska hoopsters put up monster games
There were a couple phenomenal individual performances by Alaska high school basketball players last week. First, West Valley senior Ruthie Hebard had an incredible three-game stretch at the Joe T. Classic in Fairbanks. The University of Oregon-bound player averaged 29.6 points, but her team, last year’s state runner-up, went 1-2, losing to tournament champion Ketchikan and Lathrop. Her line in West Valley’s victo...
Jan 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Playbook: Jan. 20
Thursday, Jan. 21 Boys basketball: Kodiak at Mt. Edgcumbe, 7:45 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22 Boys basketball: Kodiak at Juneau-Douglas, 8 p.m. Girls basketball: Kodiak at Kenai. C squad, 3 p.m.; junior varsity, 4:30 p.m.; varsity, 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23 Boys basketball: Kodiak at Juneau-Douglas, 8 p.m. Girls basketball: Kodiak at Kenai. C squad, noon; junior varsity, 1:30 p.m.; varsity, 3 p.m.
Jan 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS girls winless at Nikiski
Kodiak’s girls basketball team continued to struggle against 3A competition at the Nikiski Tip Off Tournament. On Friday, the Bears fell to Bethel, 40-27, and then finished the tournament with a 51-34 loss to Homer on Saturday. Kodiak has lost its last four games and dropped to 2-6 on the season. The Bears are 0-5 against 3A competition and 2-1 when facing 4A schools. Friday’s game was a close affair as Kodiak onl...
Jan 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS boys drop a pair to West Valley
The Kodiak boys basketball team’s trip to Fairbanks ended with a pair of nonconference losses to West Valley, last year’s fourth-place team at the 4A state tournament. The Bears lost 76-51 on Friday and 57-45 on Saturday. Despite getting swept, Kodiak coach David Anderson said he was encouraged by his team’s output and was impressed with the post play of senior Ryan Bezona and junior Keith Osowski. In the series o...
Jan 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak ESS falters on Peninsula
It was a rough start to the season for the Kodiak Emerging Small Schools boys basketball team. ESS finished its season-opening, three-game road trip to the Kenai Peninsula with an 82-27 loss at Nikolaevsk on Friday and a 73-32 defeat at Ninilchik on Saturday. The Ravens opened the trip on Thursday with an 83-30 loss to Seldovia. Kodiak trailed 52-9 at halftime to both Nikolaevsk and Ninilchik. Damian Bennett-Melen...
Jan 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak girls basketball falls to 3A Nikiski
A barrage of second-quarter 3-pointers from Nikiski did in Kodiak Thursday evening. Nursing a one-point lead, the Bulldogs nailed four long balls that triggered a 42-26 girls basketball victory on the opening day of the 27th Nikiski Tip-Off Tournament at Nikiski High School. “Our girls played hard, Nikiski was the better team tonight,” Krista Hicks wrote in a text. “They hit some big shots at the right time to swi...
Jan 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak ESS drops first game of season
The Kodiak Emerging Small Schools boys basketball team fell to Seldovia, 83-30, in a season-opening game Thursday in Seldovia. Kodiak ESS is comprised of rural students and has only practiced twice this season, second-year coach Ross Elvehjem said. The team plays in the 1A Peninsula Conference. The team returned only two players who played significant minutes on last year’s 3-11 team — Ouzinkie’s Damian Bennett-Me...
Jan 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hoops: Girls head to Nikiski, boys West Valley
By DEREK CLARKSTON Mirror Writer The Kodiak girls continue a string of facing 3A competition at the Nikiski Tip Off Tournament that starts today at Nikiski High School. The Bears face three 3A schools during the three-day tournament. Kodiak plays host Nikiski at 5:45 p.m. today, Bethel at 2:45 p.m. Friday and Homer at noon Saturday. At the conclusion of this tournament, five of Kodiak’s eight games this season wil...
Jan 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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