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Kodiak girls cross country team will lean on youth
Kodiak cross country coach Marcus Dunbar turned into a salesman over the summer. His pursuit of talented freshman Melissa De Guzman paid off, as the young runner decided to pick cross country instead of volleyball — a decision that will bolster a girls program trying to snap a two-year state drought. “I was working it,” Dunbar said. “It is part of the athletic program — lots of choices for the kids and it is just ...
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Billings to help with Wasilla hoops
Another coach off of Kodiak’s undefeated girls basketball team will not be returning next season. Nick Billings told the Daily Mirror on Wednesday that he has accepted an offer to help Wasilla High School’s basketball programs for the 2014-15 season. Billings was an assistant coach on the Kodiak girls team that went 27-0 and captured the program’s second state championship. He helped the Bears the past three seaso...
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Soldotna, West remain top teams in football poll
After the first week of the high school football season, the medium-small schools Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network’s rankings remained the same. Soldotna kept its top spot with a 53-6 thrashing of large-school Eagle River. The Stars gained 451 total yards of offense in tallying the school’s 21st straight victory. Juneau-Douglas remained second in the rankings after beating Kenai, 28-15. No. 3 North Pole edged la...
Aug 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Osowksi wins at Nikiski Class Races
Kodiak’s Keith Osowksi won the boys’ freshman/sophomore race at the Nikiski Class Races Monday on the Kenai Peninsula. The sophomore covered the 5-kilometer course in 18 minutes, 14 seconds. Kodiak’s boys claimed four of the top 10 spots to win the team title. Melissa De Guzman finished second in the girls freshman/sophomore race in 22:37. The meet featured Homer, Kenai, Soldotna and Nikiski. Kodiak is at the Colo...
Aug 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak falls to Chugiak in season opener
Kodiak head coach Jim Schnick knew the Bears’ 2014 season opener against large-school power Chugiak was going to be a tough challenge. What he didn’t expect was his offense not scoring, but that is what happened in a 50-0 nonconference football loss to the Mustangs Saturday at Joe Floyd Track and Field. “I hate seeing that goose egg on the board more than anything,” Schnick said. “We are just going to have to do e...
Aug 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thomet, Ivanoff win Alumni Run
Levi Thomet and Chloe Ivanoff raced their way to victories in Kodiak High School’s annual Alumni Run Friday at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park. Thomet, a KHS senior, cruised to the boys title in 16 minutes, 5 seconds — 1:14 ahead of runner-up finisher Levi Fried. Cole Christiansen was the top alumni, finishing third in 18:06. Former KHS star Ivanoff dominated the girls race in 20:11 — 2:12 ahead of second-p...
Aug 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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High school football scores: Week 1
Friday Colony 23, East 13 West 28, Palmer 6 North Pole 41, West Valley 35 Saturday Chugiak 50, Kodiak 0 Barrow 60, Valdez 6 Nikiski 42, Thunder Mountain 19 Service 14, Wasilla 6 Soldotna 53, Eagle River 6 Bartlett 47, Lathrop 14 South 20, Dimond 0 Ketchikan 45, Monroe 12 Eielson 41, Homer 16 Seward 14, Houston 7
Aug 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS football preview: Kodiak looks to fill lots of spots
Kodiak’s offense has a lot of new pieces entering Saturday’s first game of the season against large school Chugiak. “We lost a lot of really good athletes — a lot of award winners,” Kodiak coach Jim Schnick said. All-Northern Lights Conference quarterback Josh Yavorsky and linemen Leo Sega and JR Guevara graduated, while fullback Kerry Powers moved off island and center Hunter McKee is out for the season because o...
Aug 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS football preview: Northern Lights Conference gets smaller this season
The Northern Lights Conference looks a bit different for the 2014 season. The conference has shrunk from six to four teams with the departures of longtime members Skyview and Houston. Skyview closed its doors last season and is now a middle school, while Houston has elected to be an independent team this season. Houston will play a full schedule, but will not be eligible for the postseason. Hawks head coach Glenn ...
Aug 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS football preview: Breaking down the 2014 schedule
Kodiak’s 2014 football schedule is challenging. The season begins with a matchup against large-school power Chugiak on Saturday at Joe Floyd Track and Field. Kodiak faces another large-school squad when it travels to Colony in Week 4. The Bears also face a pair of small schools — Barrow and Voznesenka — along with independent Houston. Homer, Soldotna and Barrow all come to Kodiak, while the Bears make trips to Ken...
Aug 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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