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Girls trounce Dimond
ANCHORAGE — With all-state players Hannah Wandersee and Jerica Nelson in foul trouble, Megan Pyles came through when the Bears needed her the most. Pyles erupted for a career-high 25 points to help the top-seeded Bears escape with a 54-40 victory over No. 8 Dimond in a 4A girls basketball state championship quarterfinal game Thursday night at the Sullivan Arena in Anchorage. “The team really needed it,” said Kodia...
Mar 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak heads to state with a 24-0 record
Before reaching high school, Kodiak’s current crop of seniors dreamed of winning a basketball state championship. “In middle school, I remember us saying, ‘What if we could win state,”’ senior Hannah Wandersee said. “Back in middle school it was such a big deal; it is still a big deal. We never thought we would be this close.” The girls are three victories away from making that dream a reality. For the first time ...
Mar 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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McKechnie enjoying return to basketball
At the end of nearly every Kodiak girls basketball home game this season, the chant “put Summer in” echoes through the gymnasium. The yelling comes from three high school boys: Jakob Arnold, Jonas Anderson and Sam Kirchenschlager. “They are hilarious,” said senior Summer McKechnie, who is the object of their chant. The trio even painted “put Summer in” on their stomachs during one of Kodiak’s home games this seaso...
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Dance team invites community to watch today’s game at KHS gym
For those who are not traveling to Anchorage for the 4A basketball championships, there are a couple of ways to watch the Kodiak boys and girls teams. The Kodiak High School dance team is inviting the community to watch Thursday’s games on the high school gymnasium’s big screen. Kodiak’s boys play at 5:15 p.m. today against West Anchorage, while the girls play at 8:45 p.m. against Dimond. The dance team will be se...
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Alumni update: Dunbar’s Oregon Ducks claim national indoor track title
Trevor Dunbar can now add NCAA national champion to his already impressive resume. On Saturday, Dunbar’s University of Oregon Ducks hoisted the men’s NCAA Indoor Track and Field championship trophy in Albuquerque, N.M. The Ducks amassed 62 points, eight points ahead of runner-up Arkansas. Dunbar played a big role in helping Oregon seal its first title since 2009. The senior from Kodiak ran the final leg on Oregon’...
Mar 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local Results: March 14
Girls Little Dribblers Thursday, March 6 State Farm (3rd/4th) 16, F/V Halcyon 10 Shanoah Spaer 6, Kristen Carstens 6 and Beatrize Gumtang 4 points for State Farm. Kieara Blondin 6, Navaeh Hemmingway 2 and Kyla Quiambao 2 points for F/V Halcyon. Wingspan 18, Teen Center 16 Ariana Kenese 14, Kaitlyn Deal 2 and Elan Hilty 2 points for Wingspan. Olivia Troxell 8, Davanna Klier 4, Bella Klier 2 and Mari Hansell 2 point...
Mar 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Special Olympics team wins 6 gold medals
Snowshoers Rebekah Anderson and Hanna Moody combined to win six gold medals at the 2014 Special Olympics state winter games that concluded Sunday in Anchorage. Anderson won gold in the 50-meter race (12.60 seconds), the 100 (26.20) and the 400 (2:20.50). Moody grabbed gold in the 25 (10.60), the 50 (20.60) and the 100 (53.20). Moody, 8, was the youngest competitor at the state games that consisted of athletes from...
Mar 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lindquist, Hughes lead Kingfishers in Ore. meet
DAILY MIRROR STAFF Talon Lindquist and Ila Hughes led the Kodiak Kingfishers swim team to a sixth-place finish at the Oregon/Region XII Senior Championships that concluded March 9 in Gresham, Ore. Hughes, a Kodiak High School junior, won four of the five events she competed in, while Lindquist, a Kodiak Middle School eighth-grader, captured two titles. Hughes won the 50-yard freestyle (23.92 seconds), the 100 free...
Mar 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alumni update: VanMatre finishes season
Tucker VanMatre concluded his collegiate wrestling career over the weekend. VanMatre, a senior at Southern Oregon University, went 1-2 at the NAIA National Championships in Topeka, Kansas. The Kodiak High School graduate received an opening-round bye in the 184-pound bracket before losing 3-1 in the second round. The loss dropped him to the consolation bracket. VanMatre won his first match in the consolation brack...
Mar 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Women’s volleyball tourney is Saturday
The Kodiak Island Volleyball Club is hosting a women’s volleyball tournament Saturday at Kodiak High School. The tournament starts at 9 a.m. and is a fundraiser for the Kodiak Island Volleyball Club. Teams must have at least four players. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Entry fee is $10 per player. Hockey The annual Coastie vs. Townie hockey game is 7 p.m. Saturday at the Baranof Ice rink. The game pits Coast Guard ...
Mar 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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