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Lindquist battles the best in the pool
The top freshman swimmer in the Alaska got his feet wet against the best in the nation Thursday. Kodiak’s Talon Lindquist debuted at the 2014 Speedo Winter Junior National Championships in Federal Way, Washington. The meet features the top 18-and-under swimmers in the nation. Lindquist, Alaska’s 200-yard individual medley and 100 backstroke champion, finished 66th out of 148 swimmers in Thursday’s 200 IM prelimina...
Dec 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jim Schnick ends three-year run as KHS football coach
When Jim Schnick arrived on Kodiak Island in 2010 it didn’t take him long to get involved with the Kodiak High School football program. “I think I took one day to rest and get some sleep after the plane ride and the very next day I was at practice getting to know the kids,” he said. Schnick’s run with the program has ended, as he told the Kodiak Daily Mirror on Monday that he has stepped down as head coach of the ...
Dec 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Talon Lindquist qualifies for Junior Nationals
Talon Lindquist can check an item off his ultimate goal list. Kodiak’s talented freshman is competing at the 2014 Speedo Winter Junior National Championships, a four-day extravaganza that begins Thursday in Federal Way, Washington. The event features the nation’s best 18-and-under swimmers. “This has been my goal since the beginning of summer. I have been training all summer and all high school season to make the ...
Dec 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS boys hoops debuts
Kodiak High School’s boys basketball team will make its 2014-2015 season debut Thursday at the annual blue/gold scrimmage. The game begins at 6 p.m. at the Kodiak High School gym. Kodiak’s squad will split into two teams and scrimmage. The boys are the defending Northern Lights Conference champions and coming off a 16-11 season. They qualified for state for the first time since 2011. Kodiak officially opens its se...
Dec 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak ESS finishes third in Denali Conference
Frustration was visible on the faces of the players on Kodiak’s emerging small schools volleyball team Saturday afternoon at Kodiak Middle School. The squad of collected students from around the island ended their season in a 3-1 (25-15, 25-27, 25-20, 25-16) loss to Seldovia to finish third in the Denali Conference Championships. A third-place finish would have been satisfying in years past, but not this year. The...
Dec 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thomet qualifies for Foot Locker Nationals
Kodiak’s Levi Thomet is headed back to the Foot Locker Cross Country National Championships. The star senior punched his return trip to San Diego, California by placing seventh in Saturday’s seeded boys race at the Foot Locker West Regional in Walnut, California. Thomet, ranked 13th in the nation on dyestat.com, is the first high school runner from Alaska to qualify for the prestigious race twice. He went as a jun...
Dec 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Valdez, Wandersee place second at North/South
Kodiak’s Joel Valdez and Nolan Wandersee picked up a pair of runner-up finishes at the North/South Wrestling Tournament Saturday at Wasilla High School. Valdez lost to Soldotna’s Seth Hutchison, 10-4, in the 120-pound championship bout, while Wandersee fell to East Anchorage’s Keahi Queja, 3-2, in the 220-pound title match. The pair led a skeleton crew to a ninth-place finish with 44 points. This was Kodiak’s firs...
Dec 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak wrestlers back in action
The dust that has collected on Kodiak’s wrestling singlets over the past three weeks will come off today. The Bears travel to the North/South Tournament at Wasilla High School that begins today and ends Saturday. This will be Kodiak’s first meet since Dec. 15 when it opened the season at the Peninsula Duals. Kodiak was supposed to compete Nov. 22 at the Lancer Smith Memorial Tournament but couldn’t travel to Palme...
Dec 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak hosts Denali Conference Volleyball Championships
Kodiak’s emerging small schools volleyball team was created three years ago with the hopes of competing against the state’s best mix-6 teams. The ESS Ravens could get that opportunity. The team enters the Denali Conference Championships as the No. 2 seed. The four-team double-elimination tournament begins today and ends Saturday at Kodiak Middle School. The tournament winner advances to next week’s mix-6 volleybal...
Dec 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak High runners head to California
Kodiak’s nationally ranked runner will attempt to run into the history books Saturday in sunny California. Senior Levi Thomet is competing in the Foot Locker West Regional Cross Country Championships with the hopes of becoming the first Alaska high school runner to qualify twice for the prestigious Foot Locker National Championships. The top 10 finishers in Saturday’s seeded boys race that begins at 9:20 a.m. Alas...
Dec 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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