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Kodiak baseball hands Wasilla first loss of season
Kodiak used a near no-hitter and small ball to end Wasilla’s perfect season. Jakob Arnold fired a one-hitter and the Bears scratched across enough runs to hand Wasilla its first loss of the year, 4-2, in a Southcentral Conference baseball game Thursday evening at Baranof Field. “This is a good win,” Kodiak coach James Arnold said. “I think it will pay off next week more than it will this weekend. Yes, we got the N...
May 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak boys begin defense of track title today
Kodiak’s boys begin the defense of their state track and field title at the 4A state championships today at Dimond High School in Anchorage. Coach Marcus Dunbar knows it is not going to be an easy task to repeat as host-school Dimond is favored to steal the trophy away from the Bears. Dunbar said Dimond, the Cook Inlet Conference champion, is loaded with sprinters, jumpers and good relay teams. “Something is going...
May 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Softball battles for NLC title
Kodiak has a chance to clinch its first Northern Lights Conference title since 2009 this weekend on its home field. The Bears host defending NLC champion Homer in a big four-game series beginning today at East Addition Park. Today starts with a conference game at 1 p.m., which is followed by a nonconference game at 5 p.m. Saturday’s conference game is at noon, while the nonconference game is at 4 p.m. Kodiak is 5-...
May 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rockin’ the diamond
Aaron Polasky is waiting for the perfect occasion to serenade his baseball teammates. The question is, when? “If we win state, maybe I will play them a song,” Kodiak’s senior third baseman said. If that happens, Kodiak coach James Arnold already knows what song he is going to request — the hallelujah Christmas song. It will be Christmas in June for the Kodiak baseball team — a state title accompanied with a victor...
May 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS baseball hosts Wasilla tonight
Kodiak’s baseball team faces Wasilla, the top team in the Southcentral Conference North Division, at 5 p.m. tonight at Baranof Field. Today’s game marks the beginning of a four-game homestand for Kodiak — the last home games of the season. Senior Tyler Hansen leads Wasilla with a .500 batting average. As a pitcher, he has not allowed a run this season. “We are looking forward to it,” Arnold said. “I feel really go...
May 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pyles to continue hoops career in Wash.
Midway through signing her national letter of intent, the pen Megan Pyles was using dried up. Just like on the basketball court, Pyles did not miss a beat. She simply asked for another pen, which drew chuckles from the crowd of family, friends and coaches watching the ceremony on May 14 at Kodiak High School. “I thought that pen was working. It was going pretty good. It just died,” Pyles said. Pyles’ mom, Tammy, s...
May 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak track heads to state
Kodiak’s track and field team will send 13 individuals and four relay squads to the state championship meet that begins Friday at Dimond High School in Anchorage. “It is a good size group,” Kodiak coach Marcus Dunbar said. “We are going to be well represented.” Leading the way is junior Levi Thomet, the defending state champion in the 1,600- and 3,200-meters. He has the state-leading times in the 800, 1,600 and 3,...
May 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS soccer finishes season in Homer
Kodiak High’s soccer club concluded its brief season with a marathon of soccer on Saturday. The club played four matches — two boys and two girls — in Homer. The Bears went 1-2-1 on the day. The boys club picked up the lone victory of the day, a 5-1 win over Seward’s varsity team, and later finished in a 2-2 tie with Homer’s junior varsity. The girls club — playing in its first matches of the season — lost 5-3 to ...
May 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS softball salvages a game against Service
After struggling with command in a pair of losses Friday on the artificial turf at Baranof Field, Kodiak pitcher Kaia Yatsik was determined to get her accuracy back on Saturday. And she did. The senior hurler sprinkled dirt in her back pocket, which helped her grip the softball as Kodiak salvaged the three-game series with Service with an 8-4 nonconference win. This was Kodiak’s first time playing on the multimill...
May 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak boys regional string snapped
Kodiak’s boys’ reign atop the Region III podium ended on Saturday. The Bears’ streak of eight consecutive titles came to an end with a runner-up finish at the Region III Track and Field Championships at Palmer High School. Kodiak finished with 143 points, nine points behind champion Colony. The Knights had six individual champions to keep the Bears off the podium for the first time since 2005. Kodiak did have plen...
May 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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