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Kodiak ESS volleyball starts strong
Kodiak Island’s rural-school volleyball players sparkled in their 2014 season debut. The Kodiak Emerging Small School team won a mix-6 tournament Saturday in Nikolaevsk on the Kenai Peninsula. ESS is a team composed of high school players from the Kodiak Island Borough School District’s rural schools. This is the third year of the program, and the first time the volleyball team has snagged a trophy. “We were learn...
Oct 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak netters place fifth
Kodiak’s volleyball team finished fifth at the Dimond/Service Tournament Saturday in Anchorage. After opening gold-bracket play with a 25-22, 25-19 victory over Bartlett, the Bears were eliminated from the tournament with losses to South Anchorage, 25-12, 25-22, and East Anchorage, 25-10, 25-23. Kodiak tied for fifth with Chugiak in the 20-team tournament. South defeated Dimond in the tournament finals. Kodiak wen...
Oct 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS spikers head to Service/Dimond tourney
Kodiak High participates in its final regular-season volleyball tournament today and Saturday in Anchorage. And it couldn’t have come at a better time for the Bears. Kodiak still has several of its varsity players out healing from injuries or sickness as it enters today’s Service/Dimond Tournament, which they finished second in last season. “With all of the craziness we have had go on in our lineup, we are still t...
Oct 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dance background helps Heiberg excel on the board
Tessa Heiberg often finds herself dancing on the pool deck. The weird part is that her body starts moving even when there is no music playing. “I’ll dance while people are on the (diving) board and they will just give me funny looks, but that is OK,” the Kodiak senior said. Heilberg’s movements on the board — or should I say in the air — have catapulted her as one of the state’s top girl divers. She is ranked four...
Oct 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS runners compete against the nation
Kodiak’s cross country team went postal Wednesday afternoon. No, the team didn’t get violent with bears, but instead competed in the Hoka One One High School Postal Nationals, an event that pits cross country squads from around the nation against each other in a two-mile time trial. Teams can compete anytime and submit times to Hoka’s website. The team’s top five times gets added up for an overall time that gets c...
Oct 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Yavorsky earns first-team NLC honors
Kodiak’s Jacob Yavorsky was a force on the defensive line this season and was awarded for his efforts. The junior earned Northern Lights Conference football first-team recognition, the only Kodiak player to do so. “He had a fantastic season,” Kodiak coach Jim Schnick said. “He was the anchor of our defense.” From his interior lineman position, Yavorsky led the Bears with 53 tackles — 15 for losses — and five sacks...
Oct 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Spikers split at Wasilla
A night after getting swept by Wasilla, Kodiak’s volleyball team swept the Warriors. How were the Bears able to make a complete turnaround in less than a 24-hour span? “Friday night we talked and strategized a little bit,” Kodiak coach Amy Willis said. “I asked each of them to be team players and not to be focused on what kind of pass they were getting or what kind of set they were getting — really just be focused...
Oct 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS swimmers win Valley Invite
Kodiak started the stretch drive of the swim season with a pair of convincing victories Saturday at the Valley Invitational. The boys, behind three individual and three relay wins, grabbed the team title with 123 points — 59 points ahead of runner-up Soldotna. The girls won four individual trophies and two relay events in tallying 88.5 points — 21.5 points better than runner-up Soldotna. Tahna Lindquist won the 20...
Oct 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Soldotna, Eielson complete perfect seasons
Soldotna and Eielson capped perfect seasons with state football titles Saturday in Anchorage. The Stars rattled off 30 first-quarter points and blasted North Pole, 57-28, to claim the medium-school classification title — Soldotna’s third straight. The victory upped the Stars’ winning streak to 29 games, tying a school and state record. Soldotna (9-0) rushed for 400 yards and seven touchdowns on 58 attempts. Eielso...
Oct 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Volleyball bonds sisters
It’s not hard to find Izzy Riina on a volleyball court. Just look for the different colored jersey that sets her apart from her teammates. “Most people don’t understand that I just play back row — that is basically what it means,” Riina said. As a libero, she is required to wear a different jersey, just like goalies in soccer. A libero is a defensive specialist that specializes in chasing down kills and extending ...
Oct 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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