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KHS wrestling falls to Palmer
In a monster wrestling dual Thursday evening, Kodiak fell to Palmer, 89-35, at Palmer High School. A normal dual consists of 15 matches, but Thursday’s dual featured 24 matches, with Kodiak winning eight. Gabe Nummer (152), Hunter Bigley (220), Bryan Gonzalez (106), Russel Dela Cruz (120), Shaun Walton (126), Walter Brewer (132), Scott Larionoff (138) and Kaleb Finley (145) all picked up wins for the Bears. Kodiak...
Nov 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hard work powers Kodiak to top seed
It’s 6:30 a.m., and while most people are hitting the snooze button on the alarm clock, members of the Kodiak High School varsity volleyball team are already breaking a sweat. Throughout the three-month season, players pull themselves — sometimes unwillingly — out of bed for twice-a-week morning workouts on their home court. Tuesday’s 45-minute workout featured 30 lateral and frog jumps, 40 medicine ball leg lifts...
Nov 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS football snags 5 all-state players
It was hard not to miss Kordell Pillans during a Kodiak High School football game this season. The 6-foot-1, 305-pound senior was always one of the biggest players on the field. He was also one of the best. Over the weekend, Pillans was named to the first-team of the medium-schools all-state team as an offensive tackle and earned second-team accolades as an interior lineman. “He was an impact player,” Kodiak coach...
Nov 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alumni Roundup: Wandersee makes UAA debut
A key contributor to the 2014 undefeated Kodiak girls basketball team made her collegiate debut over the weekend. Hannah Wandersee, a redshirt freshman at the University of Alaska Anchorage, suited up for the first time, and sparkled for the Seawolves in three victories. The 6-foot-1 forward combined to score 19 points on 8 of 12 shooting from the floor during the three-game swing through California. In Saturday’s...
Nov 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS swimming nets 3 No. 1 seeds
Kodiak heads to the state swimming and diving championships with three No. 1 seeds. Sophomore Talon Lindquist is seeded first in the 200-yard freestyle and the 100 butterfly. His 200 free time of 1:41.27 and 100 fly mark of 51.04, both produced Saturday at the Region III Championships, ranks fourth and fifth in state history, according to akswimming.org. Lindquist’s 200 free time is nearly four seconds quicker tha...
Nov 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak, Wasilla top seeds in NLC
Kodiak and Wasilla earned the top two seeds and a first-round bye when the Northern Lights Conference Volleyball Championships begin Thursday in Kenai. The official bracket was released Monday, and it has Kodiak (10-0) playing in the 6 p.m. match against the winner of fourth-seeded Palmer (4-7) and fifth-seeded Kenai (3-7). A Kodiak win would put the Bears into a 5 p.m. Friday game, while a loss would drop them to...
Nov 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS boys continue regional swimming dominance
One regional streak continued, while another came to an end for Kodiak. Behind a dominating performance from Talon Lindquist, the Bear boys pushed their Region III Swimming and Diving Championships title streak to seven on Saturday in Valdez. The Bear girls picked up a pair of wins from Marina Cummiskey, but their bid for a ninth consecutive regional team title fell nine points short, finishing third. “They (the g...
Nov 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak volleyball finishes undefeated in NLC regular season
For the second time in three years, Kodiak volleyball breezed through the Northern Lights Conference regular season with a perfect record. The Bears capped a 10-0 regular season with a pair of sweeps at Palmer, winning 25-20, 28-26, 26-24 on Friday, and 25-11, 25-19, 25-13 on Saturday. “It is really phenomenal when you sit back and think about it,” Kodiak coach Amy Willis said. “Being undefeated wasn’t our goal at...
Nov 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wrestlers win three at South
Kodiak wrestling went 3-4 during the two-day Halloween Monster Bash Duals that concluded Sunday at South Anchorage High School. The Bears picked up wins over North Pole (39-34), Soldotna (52-27) and Kotzebue (42-32) and lost to Lathrop (51-32), Wasilla (43-27), South (54-18) and Service (45-37). South and Wasilla finished second and third at last year’s state tournament, while Lathrop placed fifth. Simon Swanson, ...
Nov 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak boys search for seventh straight regional title
Last year, Kodiak’s boys swimming and diving team captured the Region III title — their sixth in a row — by a whopping margin of 63 points. The Bears have the potential to top that number this year when the Region III Swimming and Diving Championships begin today in Valdez. “It could be close to that,” said Kodiak coach John Lindquist, whose squad won the Palmer Invitational by 41 points. “I would think that it wo...
Oct 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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