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Celebrating Rex Matautia's life
Covering a portion of one of the walls in the Matautia home is a jumbo blanket with the image of their youngest child, Rex, pitching, possibly the last time he ever took the mound. A newspaper clipping is taped to the wall below the blanket and even further down on a shelf sit four framed photos, a football and a trophy. It has been nearly two years since Rex, 13, drowned at Lake Gertrude, a spring-fed body of wat...
Apr 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS girls soccer debuts on Friday
Kate Korrow doesn’t know what to expect in Kodiak High School’s inaugural soccer season. “I have no idea, to be perfectly honest,” the girls coach said. “My biggest thing is to get our girls in the best shape and able to play the game as well as they possible can.” What is for certain is varsity matches will be played for the first time ever in Kodiak. The girls begin their seven-match regular season at 3:30 p.m. ...
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Kodiak baseball begins today
Over the next four days there will be eight baseball games played at Baranof Field as part of the inaugural Rex Edward Matautia Invitational Tournament. The tournament field includes host Kodiak, South Anchorage, Dimond and Chugiak. South Anchorage is last year’s state runner-up and American Legion champion, while Dimond and Chugiak both qualified for the last year’s Legion state tournament. South Anchorage lost t...
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KHS boys soccer plays first varsity match Friday
The wait is over. The Kodiak High School boys soccer program officially kicks into action at 5:30 p.m. Friday against Kenai at Joe Floyd Track and Field. It will be the inaugural varsity match for the Bears after the club was elevated to the big leagues last December. “This is a huge win for these kids who have been working hard for either three or four years trying to make this happen,” coach Eric Waltenbaugh sai...
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Bears’ schedule packed to the brim
For years Kodiak High School’s baseball team wouldn’t play a game until late April. That is a thing of the past. For the second straight season, Kodiak will open its baseball season the first week of April. The Bears host South Anchorage, Chugiak and Dimond for the inaugural Red Edward Matautia Invitational Tournament. The four-day tournament begins Wednesday at Baranof Field. The tournament is named after Rex Mat...
Apr 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak baseball focused on improving
Former Kodiak baseball coach Rick Langfitt preached defense more than any other thing during his nine-year run at the helm of the Bears. Third-year coach James Arnold is taking a page from Kodiak’s most successful coach. “The No. 1 thing I’m looking for, and I’m going to quote coach Langfitt, is defense,” Arnold said. “We have to have a solid defense this year.” Langfitt’s defensive wizardry earned him a state cha...
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A blue and gold weekend
It will be a blue and gold weekend for Kodiak High School’s sports teams. On Friday, the baseball and track and field squads will compete in annual blue and gold scrimmages. The baseball game will begin at 5 p.m. at Baranof Field, while the track meet gets started at 2:30 p.m. with discus and long jump at Joe Floyd Track and Field. The field events begin at 4 p.m. The track team will conduct the shot put and high ...
Apr 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sydney Mutch excelling in equestrian
Sydney Mutch earned a varsity letter in a sport Kodiak High School doesn’t even offer. The freshman rode her way to a letter in equestrian through the United States Equestrian Federation. It was a grueling process, one where she logged more than 100 training hours and had to compete in at least three competitions. She recently completed the requirements, and in doing so possibly became the first KHS student to ear...
Apr 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thomet’s 2-mile one of the fastest
Nearly a week after his historic performance at the New Balance High School Championships, Levi Thomet would change only one thing from that race — his move to the front. With 400 meters to go in the indoor two-mile race at the Armory building in New York City, Thomet pushed his way to the front, a move he said he should have saved until the last lap on the 200-meter track. “I really turned it on on the second to ...
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State hoops: Colony girls defeat Wasilla
Wasilla topped Colony three times prior to the state tournament, but it was the Knights who won when it mattered the most. Behind a 19-point second quarter, Colony edged Wasilla, 45-42, in the opening round of the girls’ 4A state basketball tournament Thursday at Sullivan Arena in Anchorage. Last year’s state runners-up advance to play undefeated West Valley in a semifinal at 3:30 p.m. today. The Wolfpack (25-0) c...
Mar 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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