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Wrestlers head to Lancer Smith
Kodiak wrestling coach Mike Hautala said his squad has “overachieved” through the first part of the season. “We are like the bad news Bears,” the first-year coach said. “We are winning stuff that on paper we shouldn’t be.” Kodiak has finished in the top 5 of three tournaments this season, and it has accomplished that with a team full of youth. The Bears lineup for last week’s Peninsula Duals — an event Kodiak plac...
Nov 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wrestlers third at Peninsula Duals
Kodiak wrestling grabbed a third-place finish at the Peninsula Duals, Saturday at Nikiski High School. Behind victories from Eian Valdez (106), Krystal Fabricante (113), Russel Dela Cruz (120), Shaun Walton, (126), Josh Nummer (132), Scott Larionoff (138), Gabe Nummer (152) and Hunter Bigley (220), the Bears defeated Houston, 43-35, in the third-place match. Kodiak opened the tournament with victories over Colony ...
Nov 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Parnell misses goal at Nike
Kodiak’s Michael Parnell finished 184th at the Nike Cross Northwest Regional cross country race, Saturday in Idaho. Parnell, a fourth-place finisher at the Alaska state championships, clocked a 5-kilometer time of 18 minutes, 25.4 seconds in the boys championship race that featured 189 runners from Alaska, Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, Wyoming and Hawaii. The Kodiak senior placed 113th at last year’s race in...
Nov 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Matautia is first Kodiak player to play at four state tournaments
Amy Willis knew she was going to inherit somebody special when she first encountered Kalameli Matautia on the volleyball court. At the time, she was playing for Kodiak Middle School. Matautia, clearly the all-star out of the group, made lesser-skilled players feel like stars. She coached and nurtured everybody on the court. “I remember being thoroughly impressed with Meli as an eighth-grader with her character,” W...
Nov 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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East stuns Kodiak in state volleyball opener
Kodiak has a lot of work to do if it wants to win the program’s first state volleyball title. The Northern Lights Conference champions were stunned by East Anchorage, 13-25, 25-18, 25-21, 25-22, in a 4A state tournament opening-round match, Thursday at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage. In the true double-elimination tournament, the Bears still have a flicker of life. Kodiak has to win four straight matches ...
Nov 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak wrestlers fall to Homer
In a tune-up before the Peninsula Duals, Kodiak fell to Homer, 60-24, in a wrestling dual Thursday at Homer High School. The Bears picked up four wins on the night. At 113 pounds, Krystal Fabricante pinned Homer’s Ian Stovall 3 minutes, 9 seconds into the match. Scott Larionoff made quick work of Homer’s McKenzie Cook, winning the 138-pound bout with a pin at the 1:16 mark. Larionoff is ranked sixth in his weight ...
Nov 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Parnell runs in Idaho
By DEREK CLARKSTON Mirror Writer More than a month after the Alaska high school cross country season ended, Kodiak’s Michael Parnell is taking on the best of the Northwest. The senior Parnell is running at the Nike Cross Northwest Regional Saturday at Eagle Island Cross Country Course in Boise, Idaho. The race brings the top runners from Wyoming, Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, Alaska and Hawaii together on on...
Nov 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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MEASURING UP: Kodiak seeks first volleyball state title
Glance at a Kodiak High School volleyball program and you will notice something missing — the height of the players. It’s not by accident. “If somebody asks for it, I usually just omit it,” Kodiak veteran coach Amy Willis said. However, when asked to submit roster information for the 4A state tournament program, Willis obliged. And for the first time this season, everybody gets to see, on paper, just how verticall...
Nov 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak spikers head to state
Amy Willis was a mess on Monday. While people constantly congratulated her for winning the Northern Lights Conference volleyball crown, Kodiak’s coach only had one thing on her mind — the weather. Last year, Kodiak had to forfeit its state volleyball tournament opener because the team couldn’t make it to Anchorage due to inclement weather on the Rock. Not wanting to see a repeat from a year ago, Willis and her squ...
Nov 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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FLYING HIGH: Kodiak ESS Ravens win own tournament
Earlier in the season, the Kodiak Emerging Small Schools volleyball team lost at Nikolaevsk and Seldovia. The Ravens got redemption during the two-day Kodiak ESS Volleyball Tournament that concluded Saturday at Kodiak High School. ESS defeated Nikolaevsk and Seldovia to take first in the four-team field. The Ravens lost to Tanalian — 13-25, 25-19, 25-21, 21-25, 15-13 — in their last match, but it didn’t matter as ...
Nov 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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