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Top teams remain the same in rankings
There was hardly any change in this week’s Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches rankings. The entire boys poll remained the same from last week with West Anchorage grabbing the top spot. West defeated No. 3 Dimond, 48-38, on Monday that pushed its record to 9-2. Service (14-2) is ranked second, while Colony (9-3) is fourth and Bartlett (8-4) fifth. West Valley won the Lady Lynx Prep Shootout and kept its top s...
Feb 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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NLC POWER RANKINGS: West Valley girls shooting for undefeated season
Could there be another undefeated season in Alaska high school basketball? The West Valley girls sure hope so. After cruising to the Lady Lynx Prep Shootout title Saturday at Dimond High School, the Wolfpack stands at 15-0 with a little over a month left in the season. Last year, Kodiak’s girls went 27-0 en route to a state title. The Lady Lynx Shootout — a tournament with 16 teams — is a prestigious trophy to gra...
Feb 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak girls play at home for final time
The Kodiak High School girls basketball team will play at home one final time this season. The Bears are hosting a Blue vs. “Old” game that begins at 6:30 p.m. today at KHS. The Old team will feature KHS alumni, coaches, teachers and community members. The event costs $5, with all proceeds going to the basketball program.
Feb 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS alumni roundup: Dunbar runs with elite field
Kodiak’s most famous runner reached a national television audience Saturday afternoon. Trevor Dunbar competed in the 3,000-meter run at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix, a meet covered live by the NBC Sports channel. Dunbar’s race came on near the end of the two-hour telecast, but he got plenty of TV time during his tour on the track in Roxbury, Massachusetts. The Kodiak High and University of Oregon graduate sta...
Feb 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Small claims 126-pound state title
Jay-Ar Small’s wrestling season started with an injury and ended atop the podium. Small, a senior, staked claim to his first state title by defeating Colony’s Chace Booth, 3-2, in the 126-pound final at the ASAA/First National Bank Wrestling State Championships Saturday evening at Chugiak High. Small, last year’s state runner-up at 126, scored all of his points in the final minute of the match to win the Bears’ on...
Feb 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak boys basketball splits at Kenai
Kodiak’s boys basketball team snapped a 10-game losing skid against 4A competition with a 46-34 Northern Lights Conference victory Friday at Kenai. Jemuel Mangalus erupted for 25 points to help the Bears end a drought that started at last year’s state tournament. The Bears started this season 0-8 against 4A competition after ending last season with two losses at state. Ending the streak didn’t come easy, though. A...
Feb 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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ESS falls to CIA
Kodiak’s Emerging Small Schools fell to Cook Inlet Academy, 80-45, in a Peninsula Conference boys basketball game Friday at CIA. Wade Bartelson led ESS with 18 points, while Timmy Smithwick paced CIA with 35 points. ESS trailed 16-11 after the first and 31-16 at halftime. Second-ranked CIA outscored ESS 29-9 in the fourth to put the game away. ESS dropped to 2-1 in the Peninsula Conference. ESS plays Thursday at t...
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Kodiak girls finish second at Seahawk Classic
After dropping its first game at the Seahawk Classic, Kodiak’s girls basketball team rebounded with two wins to finish second. The Bears took out host Seward, 47-34, on Friday and disposed of Anchorage Christian Schools, 42-14, on Saturday. Kodiak finished 2-1 in the tournament and improved to 10-5 on the season. Sitka finished 3-0 in to claim the tournament title. The Bears lost to Sitka, 47-41, on Thursday. “Our...
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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 | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak girls fall to Sitka
A slow start doomed Kodiak on the first day of the Seahawk Classic. The Bears were held scoreless in the first quarter and lost 47-41 to Sitka in a girls basketball game Thursday afternoon at Seward High School. Sitka, a 3A school from the Southeast, led 13-0 after the first quarter. “We didn’t come out ready to play,” Kodiak coach Krista Hicks said. Kodiak gained its footing after that, outscoring Sitka 41-34, bu...
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