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KHS football preview: Northern Lights Conference gets smaller this season
The Northern Lights Conference looks a bit different for the 2014 season. The conference has shrunk from six to four teams with the departures of longtime members Skyview and Houston. Skyview closed its doors last season and is now a middle school, while Houston has elected to be an independent team this season. Houston will play a full schedule, but will not be eligible for the postseason. Hawks head coach Glenn ...
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KHS football preview: Breaking down the 2014 schedule
Kodiak’s 2014 football schedule is challenging. The season begins with a matchup against large-school power Chugiak on Saturday at Joe Floyd Track and Field. Kodiak faces another large-school squad when it travels to Colony in Week 4. The Bears also face a pair of small schools — Barrow and Voznesenka — along with independent Houston. Homer, Soldotna and Barrow all come to Kodiak, while the Bears make trips to Ken...
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KHS football preview: Team deals with low turnout
Jim Schnick knows when it is football season in Kodiak just by looking at the weather. “That sun shuts right off and it is rain every day,” Kodiak’s third-year head coach said. Kodiak players didn’t have to worry about sunburn during the team’s two-a-day practices last week, as they slogged through rain most of the time. “They are pretty waterlogged,” Schnick said. Unfortunately for Schnick, not too many players t...
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KHS football preview: Opening against Chugiak
Kodiak drew a tough opponent to open against — the Chugiak Mustangs. The two teams will collide for the first time on the gridiron at 2 p.m. on Saturday at Joe Floyd Track and Field. The Mustangs of the Cook Inlet Conference qualified for the large school playoffs last season. “We got to prepare the best we can,” Kodiak coach Jim Schnick said. “No matter what the outcome might be, win or lose, we give it everythin...
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Pigskin picks is back for another season
The high school football season in Alaska sneaked up on me this year — that may be because the American Legion baseball season just ended a few weeks ago. The start of the season means its time for my weekly pigskin picks column — a tradition that is going on for nearly seven years. Each week I will pick a winner in every game involving a medium or small school squad. As usual, I’m going to try to hit a .900 winni...
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Past vs. present at Alumni Run
Kodiak High School’s annual Alumni Run cross country meet is tonight at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park. The girls race begins at 6 p.m., followed by the boys race at 6:45 p.m. The event, which started in 1999, pits Kodiak’s current crop of runners against Kodiak’s former runners. Last year, Trevor Dunbar, now a professional runner for Nike, won the boys race in 16 minutes, 4 seconds — five seconds ahead of...
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KHS swim season starts
The ringleader for the Kodiak High School swimming program was missing Monday, but that didn’t stop the team from beginning the 2014 season. Head coach John Lindquist spent the day traveling back to Kodiak from his summer home in Washington state, which left Erik Hanson and Dave Horne in charge of first day duties at the Kodiak Community Pool. Hanson led the team in a 20-minute yoga workout, while Horne took care ...
Aug 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak football unranked in first poll
Kodiak will begin the high school football season unranked. The Bears were not included in the Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network preseason football poll, released Monday. Defending medium-schools champion Soldotna grabbed the top spot, followed by Juneau-Douglas, North Pole, Eielson and Nikiski. Nikiski is the defending small-schools champion, while Juneau lost to Soldotna in the medium-schools championship game....
Aug 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tennis team practices on new surface
Kodiak High School’s tennis team started practice this week with a sparkling new surface to play on. One of the two courts at Baranof Park was recently resurfaced and painted as part of the Baranof Park Improvement Project, a multimillion-dollar project that also included a new track and artificial turf on the football and baseball fields Due to time constraints, the second court will be resurfaced next summer. “W...
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KHS cross country practice begins
Anthony Rubina showed up for Tuesday’s Kodiak High School cross country practice a bit sleepy-eyed. The rising KHS senior rolled out of bed just minutes before the 9 a.m. practice — the team’s second practice of the 2014 season. “I’m not used to waking up this early, yet,” Rubina said. School doesn’t start for another couple of weeks, but practice started Monday for Kodiak’s cross country and football teams. Volle...
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