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Hernandez provides Kodiak with scoring punch
Catch. Shoot. Swish. That was how Nelly Hernandez’s summer went. Catch. Shoot. Swish … Well, it wasn’t always a swish. The Kodiak High School junior dedicated her summer to perfecting her basketball shot. She spent hours in a hot, sweaty gym taking shot after shot after shot. “I really wanted to get to a 1,000 (shots in a day), but my highest was 800,” Hernandez said. Out of the 800 shots, Hernandez said she made ...
Jan 29, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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ACS sinks Kodiak boys for the second time
There was no last-second shot needed this time. Or a score mishap. Anchorage Christian rolled a 10-point first-quarter lead into a 73-61 nonconference boys basketball victory Thursday night in Anchorage. ACS won the earlier meeting on Jan. 8, 50-49, on a Trey Huckabey baseline jumper with 3.4 seconds left. A minute before the game winner, the Lions were awarded a phantom point from the scorekeeper. Kodiak never le...
Jan 29, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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FREQUENT FLIERS: Kodiak boys rack up air miles
Being from Kodiak, Billy Alcaide is used to traveling. That’s good, because he has been a frequent flyer this basketball season. Through the first six weeks of the season, Kodiak has played in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Sitka and Juneau. That is close to 3,000 air miles, nearly the equivalent of a flight from Anchorage to Dallas. Kodiak will add more mileage to that number when it plays at 3A Anchorage Christian today ...
Jan 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ketchikan boys, Wasilla girls top 4A rankings
Only one Northern Lights Conference team appeared in the latest Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches poll. Wasilla topped the girls 4A rankings with a 9-1 record — 5-0 against Alaska competition. The Warriors improved to 4-0 in the NLC with a dominating 74-49 win over Palmer Tuesday night. Dimond (7-0), Ketchikan (11-0), Lathrop (6-3) and East Anchorage round out the top 5. Dimond remained one of two undefeate...
Jan 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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NLC Power Rankings: Indiana team booted for being too good
Another weird piece of news regarding high school basketball has hit the Internet: a girls high school basketball team in Indiana got kicked out of a league for being too good. Yes, too good. The news broke last week that the Rogers Area Youth Basketball Association girls high school team was booted from the Northwest Suburban Basketball league for being too good. “The Northwest Suburban Basketball League has deci...
Jan 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alumni roundup: Dunbar continues to run strong, finishes second in 1,500
Trevor Dunbar continued his recent hot streak on the track. The former Kodiak High School standout finished second in the 1,500-meter run in a high-performance indoor meet on Saturday in Portland, Oregon. Dunbar covered the track in 3 minutes, 40.77 seconds, two seconds shy of his personal-best time of 3:38.38. Two-time Olympian Andrew Wheating won the race, which featured seven runners, in 3:39.82. Last week, Dun...
Jan 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kenai girls sweep Kodiak
Kodiak opened Northern Lights Conference girls basketball play with a pair of losses at Kenai. The Bears fell 56-28 on Friday and 43-23 on Saturday, and have now lost three straight against the Kardinals dating back to last year’s NLC third-place game. Kodiak extended its losing skid to six games and dropped to 0-2 in the NLC, 2-8 overall. On Friday, the Bears were held to five points in each of the first two quar...
Jan 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS boys come up short against Juneau
The Kodiak boys basketball team ran into a hot-shooting Juneau team in the Capital City. The Crimson Bears combined to knock down 16 3-pointers in topping the Bears in two nonconference games, 75-40 on Friday and 65-34 on Saturday. Kodiak dropped to 2-8 overall and extended its losing streak to five games. In the series opener, Juneau (9-2) drilled five of its nine 3-pointers in the first quarter and led 24-12. It...
Jan 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak ESS finishes winless on trip
After the Kodiak ESS boys basketball team picked up its first win of the season on Thursday, the Ravens finished their trip to Anchorage and Wasilla with three straight losses. On Friday, ESS fell to Lumen Christi 51-29 and Wasilla Lake (the score was not reported). The Ravens’ three-day trip concluded with a 55-50 loss to Birchwood Christian. ESS, a team comprised of Kodiak Island Borough School District rural st...
Jan 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Yavorsky to play football at the College of the Sequoias
Jacob Yavorsky is a throwback football player. That was never more apparent than during this past Kodiak High School football season when he played with a broken wrist and didn’t even know it. He not only played one game with a bum right wrist, but he played four games. “He didn’t want to go to the doctor because he wanted to finish out the season with no setbacks,” said Jacob’s mom, Donna. “He waited until after ...
Jan 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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