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13 Kodiak wrestlers vie for championships
By DEREK CLARKSTON Mirror Writer Sitting in a doctor’s office in mid-November, Kodiak’s Jay-Ar Small never once thought his wrestling career was over. A fractured right hand wasn’t going to keep the senior down. “When they told me it was broken, I was pretty upset,” Small said. “But I knew I was going to comeback. I was going to comeback rather or not they told me not to.” Small never had to disobey the docs’ orde...
Feb 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak hoops invades the Peninsula
A trio of Kodiak Island high school basketball teams invades the Kenai Peninsula starting today. The Kodiak High School girls kick off the hoops extravaganza at 3 p.m. today against Sitka on the first day of the Seahawk Classic at Seward High School. The Seahawk Classic is a three-day, round-robin tournament that concludes on Saturday. Kodiak (8-4) is the only 4A school in the four-team field. Anchorage Christian ...
Feb 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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NLC Power Rankings: Winning not mandatory
David Anderson reminded me this past weekend that winning isn’t mandatory during the regular season of high school athletics in Alaska. The Kodiak boys’ basketball coach is right. Look no further than his 2011 team that went 1-9 during the Northern Lights Conference regular season and somehow turned things around and earned a place at state by finishing second in the conference tournament. I didn’t have time to sk...
Feb 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fried, Small best in the NLC
Kodiak wrestlers Jay-Ar Small and Levi Fried stood atop the podium at the conclusion of the Northern Lights Conference Championships Saturday in Soldotna. Small, a senior, won his first conference title by outlasting Colony’s Caleb Hopkins, 6-1, in the 126-pound championship match. “It was a closer match than that,” Kodiak coach Pat Costello said. “He did a good job in staying in the match and never lossing focus....
Feb 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bears fall at home
What a difference a season makes. Last year, Kodiak’s boys basketball team shocked Colony on its homecourt three times en route to claiming the program’s first Northern Lights Conference title in more than a decade. This year, the Knights got their revenge. Third-ranked Colony swept Kodiak on its homecourt, taking Friday’s game 57-48 and Saturday’s contest 59-30 in a pair of NLC games. “It was unfortunate that we ...
Feb 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Colony girls sweep Kodiak
The rematch of last year’s 4A state championship girls basketball game went the other way this time. Colony swept Kodiak in a pair of Northern Lights Conference games over the weekend in the Mat-Su Valley, almost a year after the Bears downed the Knights for the state title. Colony won 50-27 on Friday and 48-40 on Saturday. “Colony’s a very strong team,” Kodiak coach Krista Hicks said. “They have a very athletic s...
Feb 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak boys host Colony
The opening 12 games of the basketball season was just an appetizer for Kodiak’s boys. The Bears are wiping the plate clean as today’s game against Colony triggers a string of 10 straight Northern Lights Conference games to finish the season. “This is the real season right here. This is where you come to play,” Kodiak coach David Anderson said. “The first half the guys were learning our system.” Today’s game tips ...
Jan 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak girls head to Colony
By DEREK CLARKSTON Mirror Writer Kodiak’s girls basketball team is going to log a bundle of frequent flier miles over the next six weeks. After playing seven of their first 10 games at home, the Bears will finish the regular season with 12 consecutive away games. That stretch begins at 7 o’clock tonight in a Northern Lights Conference game at Colony. With so much travel in front of them the girls can leave their d...
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Hayden Foster back on the mat for Kodiak
Faced with the reality of being the only boy in his family not to graduate from Kodiak High School, Hayden Foster decided to return home. After spending the last year and a half at Palmer High School, Foster moved back to the Emerald Isle over Christmas break and is a semester away from joining his dad and two brothers, Cody and Jordan, as KHS graduates. “We have kind of a legacy in Kodiak, so I figured it would b...
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dimond girls on top of 4A
The revolving door continued atop the girls’ 4A Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches poll. For the fourth consecutive week a new No. 1 emerged. This time it is Dimond that grabbed the top spot. West Valley, last week’s leader, dropped to third. Last week, the Lynx toppled Chugiak (62-44) and Service (75-28). However, on Tuesday Dimond lost to No. 5 East Anchorage (50-46) and now stands at 11-4. The surging Was...
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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