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NLC Power Rankings: Kodiak’s boys are a tale of two teams
A trend is starting to appear for the Kodiak boys basketball team. The Bears play well in the front end of weekend doubleheaders, but fall flat in the nightcap. Kodiak played Colony tough in a loss and beat Kenai and Soldotna in Friday Northern Lights Conference games, but lost to all three on Saturday by a combined 50 points. What is going on? “I think it is part of conditioning. I’m playing these guys a lot of m...
Feb 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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ESS drops three at Seldovia
The Kodiak Emerging Small Schools boys basketball team lost all three games at the Seldovia Tournament that concluded Saturday. ESS fell to tournament champion Seldovia, 63-39, Birchwood (score not reported) and Nikolaevsk, 64-40. The three losses dropped ESS to 2-4 in the Peninsula Conference after starting the season with two straight wins against Lumen Christi. “We are doing a lot of things really well,” ESS co...
Feb 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Girls split at SoHi
Kodiak rallied from one deficit, but couldn’t overcome another over the weekend in Soldotna. Down by nine points early in Friday’s contest, the Bears battled back to take a 43-35 decision over the Stars in a Northern Lights Conference girls basketball game. On Saturday, Kodiak trailed by 16 points at halftime and never recovered, losing 64-44 to Soldotna. The Bears stand at 5-3 in the NLC and 11-6 overall, while S...
Feb 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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A victory for Red
Before the start of Friday’s game against Soldotna, Kodiak boys basketball coach David Anderson had just one message for his team: “We are going to win this one for Red.” Red West was smiling from above. Playing for the first time since the death of their former assistant coach, the Bears won an exciting Northern Lights Conference matchup, 49-44, at Kodiak High. It was only fitting that senior Max Mutch — the play...
Feb 16, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Remembering Red: Kodiak hoops coach dies of cancer
Red West was easy to pick out of a crowd. He was the middle-aged guy nestled on the Kodiak High School boys’ basketball sideline with a face full of — you guessed it — red facial hair. Beyond the bristly look, West was one of the boys. He cheered when an unbelievable play was made, told jokes and stories, and hung out just like high school boys would. He cherished every moment he spent with the team, and the boys ...
Feb 13, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS basketball squads take on Soldotna
Last weekend, Kodiak’s boys picked up their first Northern Lights Conference basketball win of the season. They hope to at least double their win total this weekend when Soldotna comes to town for a pair of NLC contests. Today’s game tips at 7 p.m., while Saturday’s starts at 5 p.m. Despite splitting with Kenai last week, the team was pleased to get off the snide — the Bears were 0-8 against 4A teams this season p...
Feb 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Running for love
The Kodiak High School track and field team is organizing a Valentines 5K Run/Walk at 10 a.m. Saturday. The race begins on Parkside Drive just outside of Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. The suggested donation is $10 for adults and $5 for kids. All proceeds go to the KHS track program.
Feb 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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ESS hoops travels to Seldovia
For the second straight weekend, the Kodiak Emerging Small School team will travel to the Kenai Peninsula. The Ravens played Seldovia late Thursday on the first day of the Seldovia Tournament. ESS (2-1 in the Peninsula Conference) continues the three-day tournament at 3:30 p.m. today against Birchwood Christian and finishes at 10 a.m. against Nikolaevsk. Seldovia is ranked third in the state in the 1A classificati...
Feb 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Top teams remain the same in rankings
There was hardly any change in this week’s Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches rankings. The entire boys poll remained the same from last week with West Anchorage grabbing the top spot. West defeated No. 3 Dimond, 48-38, on Monday that pushed its record to 9-2. Service (14-2) is ranked second, while Colony (9-3) is fourth and Bartlett (8-4) fifth. West Valley won the Lady Lynx Prep Shootout and kept its top s...
Feb 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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NLC POWER RANKINGS: West Valley girls shooting for undefeated season
Could there be another undefeated season in Alaska high school basketball? The West Valley girls sure hope so. After cruising to the Lady Lynx Prep Shootout title Saturday at Dimond High School, the Wolfpack stands at 15-0 with a little over a month left in the season. Last year, Kodiak’s girls went 27-0 en route to a state title. The Lady Lynx Shootout — a tournament with 16 teams — is a prestigious trophy to gra...
Feb 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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