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Kodiak runners off to Idaho
Kodiak was the best boys cross country team in the state this season, now it will see how it stacks up against Lower 48 squads. The Bears are running at the Nike Cross Northwest Regional Saturday in Boise, Idaho, a star-studded race that brings the best talent together from Wyoming, Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, Hawaii and Alaska. This is the first time Kodiak has been to this race since the Trevor Dunbar-le...
Nov 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS spikers forfeit state opener
Kodiak’s volleyball team was on the Sterling Highway when its opening-round state match against South Anchorage was supposed to start at the American Airlines Center in Anchorage. It was not the kind of opening the Bears were looking for in their fourth-straight trip to the state championships. Kodiak, the Northern Lights Conference runner-up, forfeited its opener to South. Coach Amy Willis knew it was going to ta...
Nov 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Travel delays could force Kodiak to forfeit opening-round match
A victory for Kodiak’s volleyball team would be arriving in time for its opening-round state championship match against defending champion South Anchorage. Thanks to fog, wind and record-breaking rain soaking Kodiak, the team could not fly to Anchorage Wednesday. Instead, players and coaches boarded a ferry late Wednesday evening to Homer. Kodiak is hoping the itinerary change will keep it from missing today’s 1:1...
Nov 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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