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Wrestlers weathered out
Due to inclement weather, the Kodiak High School wrestling team did not travel to The Altercation in Houston. The Bears will now open their season at this Friday’s West Anchorage Tournament.
Oct 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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YOUNG BEARS: KHS wrestling begins season with slew of underclassmen
Mike Hautala, Kodiak’s first-year wrestling coach, describes his team as young. Young might be an understatement as the team boasts 10 freshmen, half of them potentially being in the Bears’ starting lineup. “We are heavy in freshmen,” Hautala said. “We are going to take a couple beat downs this year, but as the year improves we are going to get better.” The Bears bring back only two state placers — Russell Dela Cr...
Oct 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Prep Picks: Battling for a trophy
It’s championship week. The medium and small-school championship games are Saturday in Anchorage. The medium-school game features a pair of teams from the Kenai Peninsula, Soldotna and Kenai, while Eielson and Nikiski face each other in the small-school title game. Four large-school teams — Dimond, Chugiak, East and West — will square off in semifinal games. I went 5-3 last week, misfiring on Nikiski’s victory ove...
Oct 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS wrestling home opener cancelled
Mike Hautala’s first season as the Kodiak High School wrestling coach is not starting the way he had hoped. The coach was forced to cancel this weekend’s season-opening Robin Hervey Tournament because East Anchorage and Dimond do not have enough wrestlers to bring to the island. The two schools are playing large-school semifinal football games Saturday in Anchorage. That means many of their wrestlers will be on th...
Oct 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Swim team begins stretch drive
The championship season begins Friday for the Kodiak swimming and diving team. The Bears travel to the Valley Invitational, the first meet of the season with preliminary heats, at Palmer High School. After the Valley Invitational, the Bears head to the Region III Championships in Valdez (Oct. 30-31) and the state championships in Anchorage (Nov. 6-7), both two-day events that feature prelim heats and finals. A pai...
Oct 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Football title games filled
The state championship games for the medium and small-school classifications showcases a pair of rematches from earlier this season. Soldotna (9-0) battles Peninsula rival Kenai (7-1) in Saturday’s medium-school title tilt at 4 p.m. at Dimond Alumni Field. The Stars knocked off the Kardinals 23-0 two weeks ago in the regular-season finale. Soldotna topped Thunder Mountain 49-13 in the quarterfinals that upped its ...
Oct 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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T&C set for Wednesday
On Wednesday, Baranof Park will be filled with runners. The annual T&C Classic — a cross country event for all — is slated to start at 4 p.m. with a middle school 2-kilometer race. A 3-kilometer high school/community race is at 4:20, followed by the fourth-and fifth-grade 1-kilometer race at 5 p.m. The event ends with first-through-third graders hitting the 1-kilometer course at 5:15 p.m. Registration for the free...
Oct 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Swim team holds fundraiser for teacher with cancer
Carl Smith can normally be found sitting at the top of the bleachers during during a Kodiak High School home swim meet. That wasn’t the case Friday as the longtime teacher found himself on the pool deck during a portion of Kodiak’s meet against Eagle River at the Kodiak Community Swimming Pool. A fundraiser for Smith, who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer during the summer, was staged during the middle of the m...
Oct 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS spikers win Grace tournament
For the second time in three years, Kodiak was crowned champions of the Lady Grace Volleyball Tournament. The Bears claimed the title with a 25-18 “if necessary” set victory over Northern Lights Conference rival Palmer Saturday at Grace Christian School in Anchorage. “It was a great tournament for us,” said Kodiak coach Amy Willis, whose team also won in 2013. “We saw lots of different calibers of teams and it was...
Oct 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS tennis winless at state
Kodiak High School’s duo of Leah Bachini and Chelsey Abad dropped both their matches at the state tennis championships over the weekend in Anchorage. The girls’ doubles team lost a close 3-6, 6-2, 1-0 decision to Dimond’s Roslyn McCormack and Piper Laudon in Friday’s opening round. Bachini and Abad then dropped an 8-5 set to Lathrop’s Anna Kardash and Amara Hackett in a Saturday consolation game. Kodiak coach Stev...
Oct 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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