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Kodiak track hosts Chugiak in home finale
After successive invitational victories, Kodiak’s boys’ track and field team is primed at making a run at defending its 4A state title. “We certainly are thinking that we have state potential,” longtime Kodiak coach Marcus Dunbar said. Kodiak has three weeks to get in tip-top shape, and it starts today and Saturday as the Bears host Chugiak in the final regular-season meet at Joe Floyd Track and Field. Kodiak has ...
May 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak baseball battles Soldotna in South Division contests
Kodiak baseball coach James Arnold is hoping that momentum gained from a 3-1 road trip to the Mat-Su Valley carries into this weekend’s away series with Southcentral Conference South Division leader Soldotna. Arnold knows that topping the Stars is not going to be easy; he coached most of their players several years ago while a member of the Kenai Twins — the Peninsula’s American Legion baseball team — coaching sta...
May 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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3 rural students qualify for archery tourney
Russ Scotter travels to Kentucky nearly every May, and not because he enjoys horse racing. The longtime Karluk teacher is the director of Kodiak’s rural schools archery program and for the third time in four years is taking students to the National Archery in the Schools Tournament that begins today in Louisville. “It is still nerve-racking every time you think about it,” said Scotter on Tuesday just moments befor...
May 12, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Booster Club in search of volunteers
Today, Bob Brodie will end his eight-year run with the Kodiak High School Booster Club, most of that time spent as the club’s president. “It is a drag sometimes, counting the money and mopping the floor when everybody has gone home, but I’ve enjoyed the kids and the people that I have worked with,” Brodie said. A new president will be elected at today’s Booster Club meeting at 5:30 p.m. at KHS. The club will also ...
May 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak baseball finishes Mat-Su trip 3-1
Kodiak baseball finished its four-day, four-game swing through the Mat-Su Valley with a 3-1 record. After beginning the trip with Southcentral Conference victories over Palmer and Houston, the Bears finished with a 13-11 loss to the Moose and a 13-0 victory over the Hawks, both nonconference games. Kodiak, which has won four out of its last five games, now stands at 5-7 overall, 3-4 in the conference. Sophomore Se...
May 09, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS boys place first, girls third at Colony Invite
Another week, another invitational title for the Kodiak boys’ track and field team. Behind seven first-place showings, the Bears squeezed out a nine-point win over Colony Saturday at the Colony Invitational. Seniors Michael Parnell and Kordell Pillans were double winners as Kodiak tallied 140 points. Colony was second with 131 and Wasilla third at 104. Parnell darted to victories in the 800- and 1,600-meter runs. ...
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KHS softball earns first win of season
Mekia Bushell gave Kodiak’s softball team its first winning moment of the 2016 season. The sophomore delivered a walk-off single in a 6-5 victory over Eagle River, Friday at the Blue and Gold Tournament in Anchorage. It was the first of the win of the season for Kodiak and the first for new head coach Michelle Stratton. “They were really excited,” Stratton said. “All their hard work paid off. It would have been ni...
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Kodiak’s Fangonilo and Matautia headed to Columbia Basin College
Kristhel Fangonilo and Kalameli Matautia met in third grade. It wasn’t instant friendship. “I think she hated me on the first day,” Matautia said. “She was mean to me. She wouldn’t let me play because she said I was cheating.” Fangonilo said she didn’t hate her, but recalled, “We would play dodgeball and everybody would be scared of her. When she got the ball everybody would run away. That is how scary she was.” H...
May 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak baseball scores late to up winning streak
A late-inning surge provided the spark for Kodiak to extend its Southcentral Conference winning streak to three. The Bears erupted for eight runs in the final two innings to grab a 10-4 baseball victory over Houston Thursday in the Mat-Su Valley. Kodiak upped its conference record to 3-4, 4-6 overall. Sophomore Shaun Walton went the distance on the mound and only gave up three hits — two in the seventh — on 89 pit...
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Kodiak runners set PRs in quick 800
A trio of Kodiak runners zoomed to personal-best 800-meter times during a mini-meet against Anchorage Christian School Thursday at Bartlett High School. Kodiak’s Jack Hannah won the race with a time of 1 minute, 58.94 seconds, looping off .61 seconds off his previous-best time. Michael Parnell finished second with a time of 1:59.14, chopping more than two minutes off his personal-best time. Keith Osowski placed th...
May 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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