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Kodiak tops Palmer, 2-1
Josiah Chya pumped his right arm through the air. Palmer’s Sam Grogan squeezed his batting helmet in disbelief. Mere seconds before that scene, Palmer’s Ryan Kavalok was gunned out at home on Grogan’s single to center that ended a brisk 2-1 Kodiak victory in a Southcentral Conference baseball game, Thursday at Baranof Field. Chya had the best view of the play from his catcher position as he gathered in the throw f...
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Catt enters final softball season
When Sam Catt took over Kodiak High School’s softball program in 2011 he didn’t know what he was getting into. After all, he was a baseball guy. He has since transformed into a softball guy, and is now entering his fifth and final season as Kodiak’s coach. “When Dave Allen asked me to come do this, I was happy, but kind of scared,” said Catt, who is planning to move to Arizona next September. “I had never coached ...
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Northern Lights Conference shrinks to four teams
Every softball game in the Northern Lights Conference this season will be magnified with the departure of Skyview and Houston. Skyview is no longer a school, while Houston is not fielding a varsity team this season. That leaves the conference with only four teams — Kodiak, Kenai, Homer and Soldotna. Each team will play each school twice for a total of six conference games, which is down from 10 in 2013 and eight i...
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Walker snags shot put school record
Richelle Walker woke up Saturday morning not knowing what she had accomplished the day before. All the Kodiak junior did was break a 26-year-old shot put school record. She eventually found out when she arrived at Joe Floyd Track and Field for another meet against Service. “(Marcus) Dunbar told me, and I was like, ‘I broke what record?’” Walker said. Walker’s reaction resembled that of others — surprise. The 5-10 ...
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Kodiak baseball pushes win streak to four
It was hard for Giovanni Martinez not to flash his trademark smile after being put on the mound in the fifth inning of a tied game with the bases loaded and nobody out. He walked off the field five pitches later flashing his pearly whites and the game still knotted at 2. Martinez’s Houdini act proved to be the pivotal point in Kodiak’s 8-5 Southcentral Conference baseball victory over Soldotna on Friday at Baranof...
Apr 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bears erase 2-0 deficit for inaugural soccer win
Jose Cortez sprang into the air with a what-just-happened look on his face. Seconds later he was in the middle of a celebration, soaking up the moment with his Kodiak High School boys soccer teammates. Cortez scored two goals, including the game-winner, in Kodiak’s come-from-behind 3-2 victory over Nikiski in a Northern Lights Conference match on Saturday at Joe Floyd Track and Field. It wasn’t your normal run-of-...
Apr 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS girls fall to Nikiski in conference match
After topping Kodiak 3-1 in Saturday’s Northern Lights Conference match, Nikiski’s girls soccer coach Troy Zimmerman walked away impressed with the Bears’ first-year program. “They put on a great game,” Zimmerman said. “To come out and only drop a match 3-1, that is competing, so hats off to the Kodiak girls. They really stepped it up and really played a full two halves of soccer.” Kodiak dropped to 0-2 in the NLC...
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Coombs, Beltran net first KHS soccer goals
Abi Coombs and Daniel Beltran are now an answer to a trivia question. The two scored the first goals in the history of Kodiak High School’s varsity soccer program in Friday matches against Nikiski at Joe Floyd Track and Field. Coombs delivered the girls first goal in the 50th minute, while Beltran’s goal came in the sixth minute of the boys contest. Since the girls game was played first, Coombs gets credited for t...
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A BASEBALL LIFE: Game balls don’t have a long career
A baseball doesn’t always end its career as a hero. The lucky ones head to Cooperstown, a lot of them end up as souvenirs and the rest go to the baseball graveyard. The lifespan of a baseball was a late-night topic in the KDM newsroom this week. Those who have watched a game have seen it: A new ball gets tossed into the game, and after being pitched once exits without a formal retirement party. It waited all its l...
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Kodiak baseball begins SCC games
After starting the season with six nonconference games, Kodiak’s baseball team will finally play a game that counts today against Soldotna. The Southcentral Conference opener for both teams begins at 5 p.m. at Baranof Field. The two teams will meet again at 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Despite posting a 2-4 record in the first two weeks of the season, coach James Arnold said his team is ready to begin conference play. “Th...
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