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Thomet wins four state track titles
Kodiak’s Levi Thomet celebrated his four state track titles the only way he knew how to — by running another race. A day after his historic performance at the state track and field championships at Dimond High School in Anchorage, Thomet laced up for Kodiak’s Pillar Mountain Race on Sunday and won it for the second straight year. So the question is, does the running star’s legs ever get tired? “Yeah, they do,” Tho...
May 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS softball clinches state berth with wild win
With a berth to the small-school state softball championships slipping away, Kodiak woke up just in time to save its season. In one of the most bazaar games of the season, Kodiak overcame a six-run deficit to knock off Homer, 13-9, Saturday afternoon in the Bears’ Northern Lights Conference finale at East Addition Park. With the wild win, Kodiak clinched one of the conference’s two berths to the small-school state...
May 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS baseball finishes 9-1 in conference
Jon LeVan isn’t afraid of hitting with two strikes. The sophomore left-hander proved that Friday in a 10-5 Southcentral Conference baseball victory over Colony at Baranof Field. In the first inning, LeVan dug himself out of an 0-2 count by blasting a solo home run to right field — Kodiak’s first run of the game — after fouling off three consecutive pitches. He was at it again in the sixth. With a full count, LeVan...
May 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Throwers look to score big at state meet
At 6-feet-5 and 320 pounds, Kordell Pillans is one imposing sophomore inside the ring. Now, he has a monster throw to match his monster size. At last week’s Region III Track and Field Championships, Pillans uncorked the shot put 49 feet, 11.5 inches — more than seven feet further than his previous best — to win the event and catapult him to his first state championship meet. His surprise performance has put Pillan...
May 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak baseball hands Wasilla first loss of season
Kodiak used a near no-hitter and small ball to end Wasilla’s perfect season. Jakob Arnold fired a one-hitter and the Bears scratched across enough runs to hand Wasilla its first loss of the year, 4-2, in a Southcentral Conference baseball game Thursday evening at Baranof Field. “This is a good win,” Kodiak coach James Arnold said. “I think it will pay off next week more than it will this weekend. Yes, we got the N...
May 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak boys begin defense of track title today
Kodiak’s boys begin the defense of their state track and field title at the 4A state championships today at Dimond High School in Anchorage. Coach Marcus Dunbar knows it is not going to be an easy task to repeat as host-school Dimond is favored to steal the trophy away from the Bears. Dunbar said Dimond, the Cook Inlet Conference champion, is loaded with sprinters, jumpers and good relay teams. “Something is going...
May 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Softball battles for NLC title
Kodiak has a chance to clinch its first Northern Lights Conference title since 2009 this weekend on its home field. The Bears host defending NLC champion Homer in a big four-game series beginning today at East Addition Park. Today starts with a conference game at 1 p.m., which is followed by a nonconference game at 5 p.m. Saturday’s conference game is at noon, while the nonconference game is at 4 p.m. Kodiak is 5-...
May 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rockin’ the diamond
Aaron Polasky is waiting for the perfect occasion to serenade his baseball teammates. The question is, when? “If we win state, maybe I will play them a song,” Kodiak’s senior third baseman said. If that happens, Kodiak coach James Arnold already knows what song he is going to request — the hallelujah Christmas song. It will be Christmas in June for the Kodiak baseball team — a state title accompanied with a victor...
May 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS baseball hosts Wasilla tonight
Kodiak’s baseball team faces Wasilla, the top team in the Southcentral Conference North Division, at 5 p.m. tonight at Baranof Field. Today’s game marks the beginning of a four-game homestand for Kodiak — the last home games of the season. Senior Tyler Hansen leads Wasilla with a .500 batting average. As a pitcher, he has not allowed a run this season. “We are looking forward to it,” Arnold said. “I feel really go...
May 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pyles to continue hoops career in Wash.
Midway through signing her national letter of intent, the pen Megan Pyles was using dried up. Just like on the basketball court, Pyles did not miss a beat. She simply asked for another pen, which drew chuckles from the crowd of family, friends and coaches watching the ceremony on May 14 at Kodiak High School. “I thought that pen was working. It was going pretty good. It just died,” Pyles said. Pyles’ mom, Tammy, s...
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