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Softball drops 2 in the Valley
Kodiak’s softball team concluded its trip the Mat-Su Valley with a pair of nonconference losses to Palmer and Colony. Kodiak lost to Palmer 17-4 on Friday and 11-8 to Colony on Saturday. First-year Kodiak coach Michelle Stratton called Saturday’s performance “the best softball we have played all season.” “We hit all the way through our roster,” said Stratton, a Colony graduate. “This is the team I expected all sea...
May 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Persistence pays off for Flerchinger
The first Major League Baseball game Joey Flerchinger watched on television showcased future Cy Young Award winners Clayton Kershaw and Cliff Lee. The game was in 2008. Lee’s Indians beat Kershaw’s Dodgers 6-4 in 10 innings. Neither ace was involved in the decision, but it was enough to hook a young Flerchinger on America’s pastime, even though his details of the game have fogged over the years. “Both guys had a p...
May 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS boys soccer wins regional thriller
Down 2-0 to Wasilla in its opening match at the Northern Lights Conference Championships, Kodiak’s boys soccer team never panicked. The Bears clawed back, forced overtime and won in a 5-4 shootout Thursday afternoon in Kenai. The thrilling victory — the program’s first at the conference tournament — puts Kodiak a victory away from advancing to the state tournament in only its second varsity season. “It’s awesome. ...
May 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS baseball battles Colony
Kodiak’s baseball team finishes the regular season with a pair of home games against Colony. Friday’s 5 p.m. game counts in the Southcentral Conference standings, while Saturday’s 2 p.m. game is nonconference. Kodiak enters the final weekend tied with Homer for the third seed in the South with 3-6 records. If the Bears and Mariners, which finish with Kenai (4-4), both end with the same records, Kodiak gets the thi...
May 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Diamond ladies fall to Wasilla
Kodiak’s softball team dropped an 11-1 decision to Wasilla in a nonconference game Thursday in the Mat-Su Valley. Victoria Beaver hit a single and scored Kodiak’s only run. The Bears (1-11) plays today at Palmer and Saturday at Colony.
May 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Himelbloom turning fast laps after fixing iron levels
Thanks to a keen coaching eye, Kodiak’s Arielle Himelbloom has exploded onto the running scene. A year ago, as a sophomore, Himelbloom was struggling. She trained hard but wasn’t getting the results. It was like her feet were stuck in cement. “I would pump my arms really fast and I couldn’t go any faster — it was just one speed,” the junior said. Marcus Dunbar, Kodiak’s longtime track and cross country coach, noti...
May 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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TRACK: KHS boys aim to defend regional title
Armed with a well-rounded team, Kodiak’s boys are hunting for their second consecutive Region III Track and Field title, which would make 10 in the past 11 years. The journey to a repeat championship begins today at Colony High School. The two-day meet concludes Saturday. Kodiak holds the fastest seed mark in eight of the 17 events — Billy Alcaide has the fastest times in the 100- and 200-meter runs (11.34 seconds...
May 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Students hit their marks in Kentucky
Elizabeth Luther paced a contingent of three Kodiak rural students at the National Archery in the Schools Tournament that completed Saturday in Louisville, Kentucky. Luther, a Chiniak eighth grader, fired a total of 257 points out of a max of 300. Dale Reft, a Karluk sophomore, finished with a 241, while Sienna Rodgers, a Chiniak eighth grader, scored a 237. “The kids were a little nervous to begin with but settle...
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Coach’s love for the game fuels program
Eric Waltenbaugh arrived in Kodiak with no kids and hair that went halfway down his back. That was in 2000, his first year with the Kodiak Island Borough School District. Sixteen years later, he is married with three kids and no longer can put his hair in a ponytail; he cut his trademark locks soon after his first child was born in 2008. “He kept yanking on it, so I decided the heck with this I better chop it off,...
May 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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SOCCER: Kodiak eyes regional title
When the soccer season started, Kodiak’s goal was to finish third in the Northern Lights Conference South Division. The team achieved that goal and has set a new one — win a conference title. On Thursday, the Bears begin their quest at putting a check mark next to their newest goal when the conference championships begin at Kenai High School. Kodiak (7-2-2 overall) opens against Wasilla, the North Division’s secon...
May 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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