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Kodiak cracks high school football rankings
After a pair of outstanding defensive performances, Kodiak’s football team cracked the Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network rankings for the first time this season. The Bears make their 2016 debut in the medium-small schools poll at No. 5. Kodiak improved to 2-0 with a come-from-behind 26-20 win at Juneau in Week 2. This is the second consecutive season that second-year coach Bill McGuire has his team perfect throug...
Aug 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak volleyball begins season with 2 losses to Soldotna
After being swept by Soldotna in Friday’s season-opening volleyball match, longtime Kodiak coach Amy Willis had a message for her young team: get fired up. That message was delivered during a post-game chat following a 25-19, 25-21, 25-15 loss at Kodiak High School. “They are the kindest, nicest, most polite team that I have ever coached,” Willis said. “We talked about what makes them angry, and that we needed to ...
Aug 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak football rallies past Juneau
A pair of Andreas Carros fourth-quarter rushing touchdowns pushed Kodiak past Juneau, 26-20, in a nonconference football game Friday in the Capital City. Kodiak trailed Juneau 20-12 midway through the fourth. That is when the senior quarterback took over. Carros plunged in from one-yard out to cut the deficit to 20-18. The Bears failed on a 2-point conversion. With 47 seconds left in the game, Carros punched in th...
Aug 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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Osowski second at Tsalteshi Invite
Keith Osowski had quite the week on the Mainland. The Kodiak High School senior opened the season with a runner-up finish at the Colony Invitational. Two days later he picked up a win at the Nikiski Class Races, and on Saturday he finished second at the loaded Tsalteshi Invitational in Soldotna. Osowski logged a 5-kilometer personal-best time of 16 minutes, 7 seconds to finish just seven ticks back of winner Finn ...
Aug 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS volleyball enters 2016 with revamped roster
The words “play with heart” appear on the back of the 2016 Kodiak volleyball practice shirts. Longtime coach Amy Willis approves the message, and said it is a good motto for her squad that features only two returning varsity players. “I think this team will play with heart,” the 11th-year coach said. “It is not going to be beautiful. I have been teasing them that they are the queens of chaos. They seem to be able ...
Aug 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
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Prep Picks: Aiming for a better mark in Week 2
There were a few surprises during the first week of high school football action. Valdez beating Nikiski certainly was a surprise, and was one of the four games I misfired on. Soldotna beating West Anchorage was not a surprise. The Stars pushed their winning streak to an impressive 40 games. I went 10-4 last week and hope to improve this week. Service (1-0) at Kenai (0-1) — Service had to be the surprise of the fir...
Aug 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak football wins uniform contest
No other football team in the state looks as good as Kodiak this season. In March, the Bears won the inaugural USA Football/Siege Sports Uniform Contest. The team received 30 home and away uniforms — tops and bottoms — shortly before last Friday’s season-opening 14-0 home victory over Houston. The team held a uniform unveiling a few days before the game and it went exactly like second-year coach Bill McGuire thoug...
Aug 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS, Juneau football game to be live streamed
Kodiak High School’s upcoming football game at Juneau-Douglas High School on Friday will be viewable via live stream for those unable to make the trip to Alaska’s capital city. The Juneau Empire, in partnership with Archipelago Webcasting and the University of Alaska Southeast, will broadcast the game at juneauempire.com. It is free to watch and viewable on desktop and mobile devices. The video will be shot in hig...
Aug 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Burnett’s turnaround takes him to college
It could be said that running kept Micah Burnett on the right path. After spending 18 months in rehab conquering drug and alcohol addictions, he joined Kodiak High School’s cross country and track teams as a senior and prospered. The two sports gave him a new life and kept him from falling back to his old habits. Running is his new addiction, and now he is headed to college to run cross country and track for North...
Aug 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
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List of Kodiak athletes competing in college
Cross country/Track Micah Burnett, Northwest Christian University (Oregon) Levi Fried, Black Hills State University (South Dakota) Zoe Bigley, Black Hills State University Levi Thomet, University of Oregon Raen Barcelon, North Central University (Minnesota) Josh Obas, Green River Community College (Washington) Football Kordell Pillans, Mesa Community College (Arizona) Jake Yavorsky, College of the Sequoias (Califo...
Aug 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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