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3 KHS students head to Arctic Winter Games
By DEREK CLARKSTON Mirror Writer Moving from Michigan to Kodiak four years ago, Izzy Riina had never heard of the Arctic Winter Games. Neither had Kyrstal Fabricante or Joel Valdez. The three Kodiak High School students will experience first hand what the games are all about as members of Team Alaska. The 23rd Arctic Winter Games, a weeklong event featuring nine contingents from the circumpolar north, begins Satur...
Mar 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fogle comes up short of winning national contest
Kodiak’s Amy Fogle fell short of being named the top high school girls basketball coach in the nation in the USA Today High School Sports’ America’s Best contest series. Fogle, the Alaska and western region winner, received 22,849 votes in the national round that ended Wednesday evening. Her total number of votes was up 17,588 from the western round, but not enough to overtake the nine other coaches. Jesse Nelson ...
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Nelson named the NLC player of the year
Megan Pyles is glad she doesn’t have to defend her cousin, Jerica Nelson, anymore. She tried once and lost that battle. “She had a wide-open layup, and I was the only one down there with her — she got me good,” Pyles said. That was in eighth grade when Pyles was at Kodiak Middle School and Nelson was going to school in the Mat-Su Valley. The Nelson family moved back to Kodiak, and for the past two seasons the cous...
Mar 12, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS hoops land 6 on all-NLC team
Four of Kodiak’s starting five was selected to the girls Northern Lights Conference first team. ‘That is a neat feat to be able to have that happen,” Kodiak coach Amy Fogle said. “I think all four of them were very, very deserving. They just had a great season.” Seniors Megan Pyles, Hannah Wandersee and Carissa Cannon were voted to the first team, while senior Jerica Nelson was named the conference’s most valuable...
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Kodiak boys, girls open state with evening games
Kodiak High School’s girls and boys basketball squads both qualified for this year’s 4A state championships, the first time that has happened since 1985. The Alaska School Activities Association unveiled the state brackets during a live webcast Sunday evening. The top-seeded Kodiak girls play No. 8 Dimond in the opening round, while the eighth-seeded Kodiak boys open against top-seeded West Anchorage. The boys pla...
Mar 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak girls win first NLC title since 1985
A dominant scoring spree paved the way for Kodiak’s first regional title in more than two decades. Down by eight points, the Bears closed the first half on a 17-2 run and never looked back, earning a 64-43 victory over Colony in the Northern Lights Conference championship game Saturday afternoon at Colony High School. Kodiak’s last region title was in 1985, three years after the school won its first, and only girl...
Mar 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak boys win first NLC title since 2001
For the first time since the 2001 undefeated season, Kodiak’s boys are Northern Lights Conference champions. The Bears won the title with an entertaining 56-50 win over top-seeded Colony in the NLC basketball championship game Saturday at Colony High School. The entire Kodiak team celebrated on the floor, while coach David Anderson jumped out of his chair with excitement. “At that moment, when you win something li...
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Girls enter postseason perfect
Amy Fogle doesn’t get nostalgic very often. But when the topic of the 2001 Kodiak High School boys basketball undefeated season comes up, even she cracks a smile. More than a decade after coaching the boys to an undefeated season, she has the Kodiak girls basketball team five games away from a perfect season. Don’t tell her that; she takes things one day at a time. “Sometimes I wish I was one of those people that ...
Mar 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak boys look to finish strong at NLC tourney
Kodiak’s boys basketball team was a possession away from possibly playing in last year’s Northern Lights Conference championship game. Trailing by three in the closing seconds of a semifinal game, a Palmer player swiped the ball from a Kodiak guard and went the other way for a dunk that sealed the Moose’s five-point victory. Palmer beat Colony the next night in the championship game, a game Kodiak watched from the...
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Season ends for Kodiak ESS
The Kodiak Emerging Small Schools’ boys basketball season ended Thursday in Soldotna. The Ravens lost 59-46 to Ninilchik in a 1A Peninsula Conference loser-out game at Skyview High School. On Wednesday evening, ESS dropped a 70-44 decision to top-seeded Nikolaevsk. Kodiak finished the season with a 3-7 record. Despite bowing out of the tournament, coach Russ Scotter was pleased with the effort. “They have taken so...
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