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KHS boys soccer wins regional thriller
Down 2-0 to Wasilla in its opening match at the Northern Lights Conference Championships, Kodiak’s boys soccer team never panicked. The Bears clawed back, forced overtime and won in a 5-4 shootout Thursday afternoon in Kenai. The thrilling victory — the program’s first at the conference tournament — puts Kodiak a victory away from advancing to the state tournament in only its second varsity season. “It’s awesome. ...
May 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS baseball battles Colony
Kodiak’s baseball team finishes the regular season with a pair of home games against Colony. Friday’s 5 p.m. game counts in the Southcentral Conference standings, while Saturday’s 2 p.m. game is nonconference. Kodiak enters the final weekend tied with Homer for the third seed in the South with 3-6 records. If the Bears and Mariners, which finish with Kenai (4-4), both end with the same records, Kodiak gets the thi...
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Diamond ladies fall to Wasilla
Kodiak’s softball team dropped an 11-1 decision to Wasilla in a nonconference game Thursday in the Mat-Su Valley. Victoria Beaver hit a single and scored Kodiak’s only run. The Bears (1-11) plays today at Palmer and Saturday at Colony.
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Himelbloom turning fast laps after fixing iron levels
Thanks to a keen coaching eye, Kodiak’s Arielle Himelbloom has exploded onto the running scene. A year ago, as a sophomore, Himelbloom was struggling. She trained hard but wasn’t getting the results. It was like her feet were stuck in cement. “I would pump my arms really fast and I couldn’t go any faster — it was just one speed,” the junior said. Marcus Dunbar, Kodiak’s longtime track and cross country coach, noti...
May 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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TRACK: KHS boys aim to defend regional title
Armed with a well-rounded team, Kodiak’s boys are hunting for their second consecutive Region III Track and Field title, which would make 10 in the past 11 years. The journey to a repeat championship begins today at Colony High School. The two-day meet concludes Saturday. Kodiak holds the fastest seed mark in eight of the 17 events — Billy Alcaide has the fastest times in the 100- and 200-meter runs (11.34 seconds...
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Students hit their marks in Kentucky
Elizabeth Luther paced a contingent of three Kodiak rural students at the National Archery in the Schools Tournament that completed Saturday in Louisville, Kentucky. Luther, a Chiniak eighth grader, fired a total of 257 points out of a max of 300. Dale Reft, a Karluk sophomore, finished with a 241, while Sienna Rodgers, a Chiniak eighth grader, scored a 237. “The kids were a little nervous to begin with but settle...
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Coach’s love for the game fuels program
Eric Waltenbaugh arrived in Kodiak with no kids and hair that went halfway down his back. That was in 2000, his first year with the Kodiak Island Borough School District. Sixteen years later, he is married with three kids and no longer can put his hair in a ponytail; he cut his trademark locks soon after his first child was born in 2008. “He kept yanking on it, so I decided the heck with this I better chop it off,...
May 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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SOCCER: Kodiak eyes regional title
When the soccer season started, Kodiak’s goal was to finish third in the Northern Lights Conference South Division. The team achieved that goal and has set a new one — win a conference title. On Thursday, the Bears begin their quest at putting a check mark next to their newest goal when the conference championships begin at Kenai High School. Kodiak (7-2-2 overall) opens against Wasilla, the North Division’s secon...
May 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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SOCCER: Kodiak draws Wasilla in NLC opener
For the second time in as many seasons, Kodiak’s boys’ soccer team qualified for the Northern Lights Conference Championships. And the Bears drew a first-round opponent that they played during the regular season. Kodiak, the South Division’s third seed, plays North Division No. 2 Wasilla 1 p.m. Thursday at Kenai High School. Two weeks ago, Kodiak and Wasilla tied 1-1 at Wasilla. William Flores put the Bears up wit...
May 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak track tames the Mustangs
Kodiak’s Michael Parnell shouldn’t be surprised if he is assigned dish duty when he arrives to his Boise State University apartment in the fall. His future roommate, Chugiak’s Ty Jordan, outlasted him in an epic 1,600-meter run during Friday’s Kodiak Invitational at Joe Floyd Track and Field. Jordan blazed to victory in 4 minutes, 19.68 seconds, a meet record and the state’s top time this season, while Parnell kno...
May 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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