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Prep picks: Playoff edition
It’s playoff time for high school football teams in Alaska. The eight-week regular season was a blur for me, as I posted my worst season in the history of picking games. I went 7-1 last week — my lone miss was Colony topping North Pole, 20-19. I ended the regular season with a 51-15 record that improved my winning percentage to .833. Gizmo’s debut of picking NFL games was just as bad, going 1-2. But like a true co...
Oct 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak swimming entertains Dimond
Two of the best swimming programs in the state will collide today and Saturday at the Kodiak Community Pool. Kodiak entertains Dimond in a meet dubbed “The Brian Young Duel in the Pool.” Today’s meet starts at 5 p.m., while Saturday’s begins at 11 a.m. The Dimond boys have won the past five state team titles, and before that they were the runner-up twice. “We want to swim against the best and that is what is comin...
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Senior Blake James chasing breaststroke record
The last thing Blake James sees before he closes his eyes for the night are the numbers 5989. Those numbers represent the Kodiak High School boys’ 100-yard breaststroke record of 59.89 seconds set by Ben Millard in 2004, one of four records from that season still standing in the history books. James has a month left to reel in Millard, something he has been dreaming about since he entered high school four years ag...
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KHS tennis players head to state tourney
Eight players will represent Kodiak High School at the ASAA/First National Bank Alaska Tennis State Championships that begin Friday at Alaska Club-East in Anchorage. Of those eight, only senior Joyce Bachini has played on the state’s biggest stage. The 4-foot-11 Bachini will be making her third state appearance. As a sophomore, she went 1-2 in the girls doubles competition and last year went 0-2 in girls singles. ...
Oct 09, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alumni update: Dunbar enjoying life as a pro
Kodiak High School’s cross country team welcomed back a former champion by winning a championship. Trevor Dunbar, a multiple state champion for KHS, witnessed Kodiak’s boys win the school’s first state team title since 2008 — a team Dunbar was on — on Saturday in Anchorage. Dunbar was also on hand when the Bears won their 13th Region III title on Sept. 27 at Bear Valley Golf Course. Kodiak’s most prolific runner d...
Oct 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Port Lions runner finishes season at state
Port Lions’ Chandra Christiansen concluded her cross country season Saturday at the state championships at Bartlett High School. The sophomore finished 104th in the 1/2/3A girls race with a 5-kilometer time of 27 minutes, 22.9 seconds. The race was Christiansen’s first at the state level, and only third of the season. “She ran with a certain freedom of having to achieve her goal for the season to make it to state,...
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South Anchorage, Soldotna top teams in final rankings
South Anchorage and Soldotna were voted the top teams in the final Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network high school football poll. South Anchorage (7-1) ended the regular season as the top team in the large school rankings. The Wolverines’ only blemish during the eight weeks was a loss to a Texas school. Lathrop (7-1) won the Railbelt Conference and finished second in the large-school rankings. West Anchorage (6-2),...
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Kodiak spikers split with Soldotna
It didn’t take long for Kodiak’s volleyball team to start a new winning streak. A day after seeing its 14-match Northern Lights Conference regular-season winning streak snapped by Soldotna, Kodiak bounced back Saturday and swept the Stars at Kodiak High School. Friday’s 25-21, 25-18, 16-25, 25-23 loss fueled the team in Saturday’s 27-25, 25-22, 25-22 sweep. “I think it opened our eyes that things are not going to ...
Oct 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Soldotna wins NLC football crown
The high school football playoffs are set. In the medium-school classification, Juneau-Douglas plays Soldotna and Kenai battles North Pole in semifinal games that begin at 1 p.m. Saturday at Dimond High School. Soldotna (7-0) won the Northern Lights Conference title by holding off Kenai, 21-14, on Saturday. The Stars preserved their 27th straight victory when Kyle Foree picked off a Kardinals pass in the end zone ...
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Kodiak claims first cross country boys title since 2008
For the first time in Levi Thomet’s illustrious running career he stood atop the podium with his cross country brothers. Kodiak ran away with its first boys team title since 2008 Saturday at the ASAA/First National Bank Alaska Cross Country State Championships at Bartlett High School. Led by a third individual title by Thomet and three runners in the top 10, the Bears crushed the competition with 49 points — 32 po...
Oct 06, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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