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Kodiak baseball begins season with blue/gold game
The Kodiak High School baseball team’s unofficial start to the season is Saturday. The annual blue/gold game begins at 1 p.m. at Baranof Field. The game is scheduled to go a full nine innings – two innings more than a regulation high school game. “I got to get some kids on the mound; I don’t want to short change any of them,” second-year Kodiak coach James Arnold said. Varsity pitchers will be throwing to varsity ...
Mar 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak bench plays role in state title
Kodiak’s starting five put up video-game numbers at the girls 4A state basketball championships, but it was also the five on the bench that helped the Bears clinch their first championship in more than three decades. Kodiak’s reserve players — seniors Isabelle Hiner, Kaydee Hughes and Summer McKechnie and juniors Danikka Catt and Charmaine Fabricante — played significant minutes — 82 to be exact — during the three...
Mar 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS blue/gold track meet is Friday
Kodiak High School’s annual blue and gold track and field meet is Friday at Joe Floyd Track and Field. The meet starts at 2:30 p.m. with field events, followed by running events at 4 p.m. The running events include the 400- and 3,200-meter relays, the 100, 400, 1,600 and the 200 hurdles. Kodiak juniors Levi Thomet and Levi Fried both competed at an unofficial scramble meet at the Dome in Anchorage last Saturday. T...
Mar 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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State notebook: Smiley watches former team win state
Stephanie Smiley, who coached the Kodiak girls basketball team for two seasons before leaving for another job after the 2013 season, was in the stands Saturday to watch her former team win the program’s first state title since 1981. Kodiak capped a perfect 27-0 season by beating Colony, 65-41, at the Sullivan Arena in Anchorage. “These girls are so special. They worked so hard and deserved every ounce of that,” Sm...
Mar 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bears stomp Colony 65-41 for title
ANCHORAGE — In the final seconds of the girls 4A state championship game, Kodiak assistant coach Nick Billings turned to the Kodiak crowd inside Sullivan Arena and raised both his arms. The nearly 300 blue and gold faithful in attendance responded with an ear-piercing ovation. Moments later, the Kodiak girls capped a perfect season with a dominating 65-41 victory over Colony Saturday evening in Anchorage. The Bear...
Mar 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thunder Mountain ends boys’ tournament run
ANCHORAGE — A season that started during the summer in Washington state ended Friday morning at Sullivan Arena in Anchorage. Kodiak’s boys couldn’t overcome a sluggish opening half and concluded their season with an 80-64 loss to Thunder Mountain in the consolation round of the 4A state basketball championships. The Northern Lights Conference champions finished with a 16-11 record and have now lost 12 consecutive ...
Mar 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak girls advance to state title game
Nearly 20 minutes after clobbering West Valley, 57-21, in Friday's 4A state semifinal game, Kodiak's Megan Pyles was dancing in a basement hallway of the Sullivan Arena. Pyles and her teammates had plenty to celebrate. The Bears' victory clinched a spot in Saturday's championship match, a place Kodiak hasn't been since the team won it all in 1981. "I never thought we would make it this far when we were younger, bu...
Mar 21, 2014 | 3 3 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Girls trounce Dimond
ANCHORAGE — With all-state players Hannah Wandersee and Jerica Nelson in foul trouble, Megan Pyles came through when the Bears needed her the most. Pyles erupted for a career-high 25 points to help the top-seeded Bears escape with a 54-40 victory over No. 8 Dimond in a 4A girls basketball state championship quarterfinal game Thursday night at the Sullivan Arena in Anchorage. “The team really needed it,” said Kodia...
Mar 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Boys topped in opener
ANCHORAGE — As the final seconds ticked off the game clock, several Kodiak players glanced at the scoreboard inside Sullivan Arena and knew their dreams of winning a state title were over. The eighth-seeded Bears let one slip away against top-seeded West Anchorage in the opening round of the 4A boys basketball state championships Thursday at Sullivan Arena in Anchorage. Leading at halftime, a fourth-quarter offens...
Mar 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak heads to state with a 24-0 record
Before reaching high school, Kodiak’s current crop of seniors dreamed of winning a basketball state championship. “In middle school, I remember us saying, ‘What if we could win state,”’ senior Hannah Wandersee said. “Back in middle school it was such a big deal; it is still a big deal. We never thought we would be this close.” The girls are three victories away from making that dream a reality. For the first time ...
Mar 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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