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Kodiak girls take aim at Soldotna
Putting the basketball through the hoop has been a difficult task for the Kodiak girls. Coach Krista Hicks is hoping that changes when her team hosts the Soldotna Stars Friday and Saturday in a pair of Northern Lights Conference games. Friday’s game tips at 7:30 p.m., while Saturday’s matchup begins at 1 p.m. Kodiak spent its week off working on one thing — shooting. “Putting the ball in the basket is our No. 1 pr...
Feb 12, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak boys on the road again
After a brief two-game homestand, Kodiak’s boys basketball team is back on the road. The Bears play at Soldotna today and Saturday in a pair of Northern Lights Conference games. Today’s game starts at 6 p.m., while Saturday’s game begins at 1 p.m. Kodiak has lost its last eight games and will need to shut down Soldotna’s Timmy Smithwick if it hopes to end the winless drought. In Soldotna’s two games last week, Smi...
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Kaune misses USBC Masters cut
Jacques Kaune, a former Kodiak High School student, finished in the top half of the field in his debut at the USBC Masters in Indianapolis, Indiana. Kaune, a senior at William and Penn University, finished with a 15-game pinfall of 2,952, good for 187th out of 417 bowlers. He concluded his tournament on Thursday with a five-game series of 985. He topped 200 twice, with a high of 214. He finished the three-day qual...
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Wasilla girls back on top of state
It didn’t take long for the Wasilla girls to regain the top spot in the Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches poll. The Warriors, a week after dropping to second, grabbed the No. 1 spot in the girls’ 4A rankings after winning the 16-team Lady Lynx Tournament last weekend. Wasilla topped Dimond, last week’s top team, in the championship match. The Lynx fell to second in this week’s rankings. The Warriors are 13-...
Feb 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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NLC POWER RANKINGS: Wasilla girls continue to roll
A feel-good story emerged from Tennessee on Friday night. Robert Lewis, a 19-year-old senior with Down syndrome, is a team manager for the Franklin Road Academy boys’ basketball team. He suited up in Friday’s game and delivered a moment that has gone viral. With his team leading big against University School of Nashville, Lewis was brought into the game, and with five seconds left on the clock he swished a 3-point...
Feb 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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KKF snags 4 golds in Soldotna
Kodiak Kingfishers topped the podium four times at the Alaska Swimming Age Group Championships that concluded Sunday in Soldotna. Lucas Ellsworth and Micah Arndt each won a pair of gold medals. Ellsworth took first in the boys’ 11-year-old 50-yard freestyle with a time of 28.98, while Arndt won the boys’ 12-year-old 100 breaststroke in 1:15.82. The two teamed with Ian Rocheleau and Colt Hubert to touch the wall fi...
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Kodiak sports trivia: Feb. 10
QUESTION: Who was the first Kodiak High School boy to win a state swimming title? TUESDAY’S ANSWER: Kodiak’s Carissa Cannon scored a game-high 21 points in a 65-41 victory over Colony in the 2013 4A girls state basketball championship game. Cannon added five steals, five rebounds and four assists.
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Alumni Roundup: Dunbar snags indoor championship qualifying time
Near the midway point of Friday’s 3,000-meter run, Kodiak’s Trevor Dunbar was nestled in the back of a star-studded field. He didn’t stay there long. Dunbar, a professional runner for Nike, moved up in the second half of the race and finished fourth in a high performance meet at the House of Track in Portland, Oregon. He clocked a time of 7 minutes, 43.33 seconds, chipping two seconds off of his personal-best time...
Feb 09, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Playbook: Feb. 9
Thursday, Feb. 11 Boys basketball: Kodiak ESS vs. Seldovia at the Seldovia Tournament, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12 Boys basketball: Kodiak ESS vs. Nanwalek at the Seldovia Tournament, 4:30 p.m. Kodiak at Soldotna. C squad, 3 p.m.; junior varsity, 4:30 p.m.; varsity, 6 p.m. Girls basketball: Kodiak vs. Soldotna at Kodiak High School. C squad, 4:30 p.m.; junior varsity, 6 p.m.; varsity, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13 Boy...
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Bears fall in nail-biter
With a boisterous Kodiak crowd and the game on the line, Kenai’s Luke Beiser didn’t even flinch. The 6-foot-4 sophomore swished a pair of free throws with 4.2 seconds left that lifted the Kardinals to a 48-47 Northern Lights Conference boys basketball victory over Kodiak during a Saturday matinee at Kodiak High School. The pressure-packed shots pushed Kodiak’s losing streak to 10 — the Bears fell 58-35 in Friday’s...
Feb 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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