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Walker dances above the net
Between breaks in the action, Kodiak’s Richelle Walker has found an unusual way to stay loose on the sideline. The Bears’ junior middle hitter dances. It doesn’t matter if there is a song playing on the public address system or not, she busts a move while her teammates hydrate and listen to the coach. “I like to keep my energy positive,” Walker said. “It kind of just helps me not think about what we’ve done wrong....
Nov 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Relationship formed on volleyball court
Danielle Willis likes to refer to volleyball as her parents’ third child. Her humor isn’t far from the truth. “This part of the year, this is what we do,” Danielle’s mother, Amy Willis said. The Willis family lives and breathes volleyball. They are Kodiak’s volleyball family. Amy coaches Kodiak High School’s volleyball team, a team she played for in the 1980s. Her husband, Jim, is a volleyball official. Oldest dau...
Nov 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak ESS places second
Two tournaments, two successful outings by Kodiak’s Emerging Small Schools volleyball team. The Ravens picked up a runner-up finish in a mix-six tournament in Nikolaevsk on Saturday. ESS opened the season a few weeks ago with a tournament victory, also in Nikolaevsk. “I think we are getting better as time goes on,” ESS traveling coach Courtney Kirkeby said. “We are getting a lot more time together to practice. We ...
Nov 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak spikers open against South
Kodiak drew a tough opening-round matchup, but a favorable time slot at the ASAA/First National Bank State Volleyball Championships. The Bears, the runner-up finisher in the Northern Lights Conference, opens Thursday’s state tournament at 1:15 p.m. — the final game of the opening round — against defending champion South Anchorage, winners of five state titles since 2005. The Wolverines took the strong Cook Inlet C...
Nov 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alumni update: KHS stars collide in the pool
A pair of Kodiak High School swimming stars collided in the pool Friday in Idaho. And for the second straight year it was Jori Lindquist’s Northern Arizona Wildcats topping Laura Griffing’s University of Idaho Vandals, 185-115. The two high school stars didn’t compete against each other in an individual, but they were pitted against each other in the 200-yard medley relay. Lindquist again came out on top, with her...
Nov 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak swimmers make history at state meet
Looking back, few people will remember that Dimond’s boys and Juneau’s girls were the top swimming teams in 2014. What they will remember is the unbelievable individual performances by Kodiak swimmers.  Senior stars Tahna Lindquist and Ila Hughes and freshman sensation Talon Lindquist — Tahna’s younger brother — shredded the record book Saturday at the ASAA/First National Bank State Championship Swimming and Divin...
Nov 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak nearly repeats as NLC champions
Kodiak came up just short of defending its Northern Lights Conference volleyball crown. The Bears fell behind Palmer early in the fifth set of Saturday’s championship match and were unable to recover, dropping a 18-25, 25-20, 25-23, 23-25, 15-10 decision to the Moose on their home court. This was Kodiak’s second runner-up finish in the past three years, and the third season in a row the Bears played in the NLC tit...
Nov 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lindquist, Hughes form historic combo
The first time Tahna Lindquist met Ila Hughes was on a soccer pitch. The two were in fifth grade, and Hughes had just moved from Phoenix, Arizona to the Emerald Isle. “They had the ugliest uniforms you have ever seen in your life,” said Tahna’s dad and coach, John. “I remember that, watching them run around and play soccer.” Lucky for John the duo decided to kick soccer to the curb. During the past four years, Lin...
Nov 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak volleyball secures state berth
For the first time in program history, Kodiak’s volleyball team is making a fourth-straight trip to the state tournament. The Bears punched their ticket to the big dance with a dominating sweep of Soldotna on the first day of the Northern Lights Conference Championships Thursday at Palmer High School. “It is pretty awesome,” Kodiak coach Amy Willis said. “I am really proud of them. They really worked together.” Th...
Nov 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak boys seek state title
Jonas Anderson can’t get the thought of winning a state title out of his mind. It occupies his brain before, during and after school. It even keeps him up at night. “I have been thinking about it a lot,” the Kodiak senior said. By Saturday evening, Anderson won’t have to think about it anymore. Kodiak will make a run at the program’s first boys state title when the state championships begin today with preliminary ...
Nov 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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