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Kodiak baseball focused on improving
Former Kodiak baseball coach Rick Langfitt preached defense more than any other thing during his nine-year run at the helm of the Bears. Third-year coach James Arnold is taking a page from Kodiak’s most successful coach. “The No. 1 thing I’m looking for, and I’m going to quote coach Langfitt, is defense,” Arnold said. “We have to have a solid defense this year.” Langfitt’s defensive wizardry earned him a state cha...
Apr 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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A blue and gold weekend
It will be a blue and gold weekend for Kodiak High School’s sports teams. On Friday, the baseball and track and field squads will compete in annual blue and gold scrimmages. The baseball game will begin at 5 p.m. at Baranof Field, while the track meet gets started at 2:30 p.m. with discus and long jump at Joe Floyd Track and Field. The field events begin at 4 p.m. The track team will conduct the shot put and high ...
Apr 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sydney Mutch excelling in equestrian
Sydney Mutch earned a varsity letter in a sport Kodiak High School doesn’t even offer. The freshman rode her way to a letter in equestrian through the United States Equestrian Federation. It was a grueling process, one where she logged more than 100 training hours and had to compete in at least three competitions. She recently completed the requirements, and in doing so possibly became the first KHS student to ear...
Apr 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thomet’s 2-mile one of the fastest
Nearly a week after his historic performance at the New Balance High School Championships, Levi Thomet would change only one thing from that race — his move to the front. With 400 meters to go in the indoor two-mile race at the Armory building in New York City, Thomet pushed his way to the front, a move he said he should have saved until the last lap on the 200-meter track. “I really turned it on on the second to ...
Mar 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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State hoops: Colony girls defeat Wasilla
Wasilla topped Colony three times prior to the state tournament, but it was the Knights who won when it mattered the most. Behind a 19-point second quarter, Colony edged Wasilla, 45-42, in the opening round of the girls’ 4A state basketball tournament Thursday at Sullivan Arena in Anchorage. Last year’s state runners-up advance to play undefeated West Valley in a semifinal at 3:30 p.m. today. The Wolfpack (25-0) c...
Mar 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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4A state begins today
Kodiak’s reign as the defending 4A girls basketball state champions is about to come to an end. With the Bears not qualifying for this year’s state tournament, a new champion will be crowned Saturday at Sullivan Arena in Anchorage. Eight teams will take aim to grab that crown when the opening round begins today. Leading the way is undefeated West Valley (24-0), which opens against Thunder Mountain at 8 a.m. The Wo...
Mar 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Siblings shatter state swim records
The sibling duo of Thana and Talon Lindquist combined to shatter four state swimming records at the Speedo Sectionals in Federal Way, Washington. Talon, a Kodiak High School freshman, broke three state records for the 15- and 16-year-old age group in the Western regional meet that concluded Sunday. Talon set new marks in the 200-yard backstroke (1 minute, 48.53 seconds), 200 freestyle (1:41.51) and 100 backstroke ...
Mar 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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All-state basketball teams announced
Kodiak basketball was left out of this year’s all-state teams. The Bears and the ESS Ravens did not get a player voted to the Alaska Roof Coatings/Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches all-state teams that was announced over the weekend. The 4A boys first team was dominated by Cook Inlet Conference players and led by player of the year Da’Zhon Wyce of West Anchorage. Wasilla’s Alex Baham and Colony’s Bailey Wes...
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Brackets released for state hoops tourney
Another girls basketball team has a chance to post a 27-0 record when the 4A state championships begins March 19 at the Sullivan Center in Anchorage. West Valley, the Mid-Alaska champions, head to state perfect with a 24-0 mark. Led by junior standout Ruthy Hebard, the Wolfpack earned the tournament’s No. 1 seed and will face No. 8 Thunder Mountain in the opening round. Last year, Kodiak’s girls posted a 27-0 reco...
Mar 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bartleson earns hoops accolades
Kodiak Emerging Small Schools’ Wade Bartleson picked up a pair of Peninsula Conference basketball accolades. The senior from Port Lions was named to the conference’s second team, which was announced at the conference championships Friday at Lumen Christi High School. He was also named to the tournament’s second team. Cook Inlet Academy’s Timmy Smithwick was voted the conference’s most valuable player, while Seldov...
Mar 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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