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High School football picks: Aiming for another perfect week
I’m no Felix Hernandez, but I joined him last week in the Perfect Club Lounge. Hernandez pitched the first perfect game in the 35-year history of the Seattle Mariners, while I authored a perfect week in picking high school football games. If you ask me, both are astonishing feats. I went 7-0 last week to up my season total to 14-3 for a winning percentage of .823. I guess I should stop now while I’m above my seaso...
Aug 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS swimmers prepare for upcoming meets
Since the second week of August, Kodiak High School’s swim team has been racking up yardage at the Kodiak Community Pool. Between two practices a day, Kodiak swimmers swim a combined 11,000 yards nearly every day — the equivalent of 110 football field-length sprints. That is a lot of swimming, but swimming that needs to be done as the Bears head into their first meet of the season, which is still more than a week ...
Aug 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak vaults to No. 2 in rankings
Kodiak’s rise up the Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network high school football poll continued Monday. The Bears, fresh off a 32-12 Northern Lights Conference victory over Houston, vaulted to No. 2 in the mid-small schools rankings. Kodiak (2-0) was No. 5 last week, while Houston, No. 2 last week, dropped out of this week’s rankings. This is Kodiak’s highest ranking in several seasons. First-year coach Jim Schnick do...
Aug 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thomet cruises to win
Kodiak’s duo of Levi Thomet and Cole Christiansen made a statement Saturday in Alaska’s biggest high school cross country meet of the season. Thomet and Christiansen placed first and second at the Bartlett Invitational on the Bartlett Trails — home of the state meet — in Anchorage. Levi Fried added an eighth-place showing, putting three Kodiak runners in the top 10. Kodiak placed third overall with 94 points, behi...
Aug 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak runs through Houston
In a span of 90 seconds, Melvin Javier took over Saturday’s game.  Kodiak’s speedy back broke free for a pair of touchdowns in the final moments of the first half to spark the Bears in a 32-12 Northern Lights Conference football victory over Houston at Woody Way Field.  Just like Jemuel Medina did in last week’s season-opening victory, Javier displayed the quickness of Kodiak’s backfield.  The sophomore had second...
Aug 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak third at Homer
Kodiak’s volleyball squad started the season with a third-place finish at the Homer Jamboree Saturday at Homer High School. Kodiak beat Homer in the third/fourth-place game. “We got better every match,” Kodiak coach Amy Willis said via cell phone from Homer. “They did well. I was really pleased with the overall performance. We had an opportunity to work out some kinks and the girls worked hard.” Soldotna won the s...
Aug 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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High school football scores: Week 2
Friday Palmer 50, Lathrop 16 Nikiski 34, Skyview 7 Eielson 69, Seward 0 South Anchorage 41, East Anchorage 0 Dimond 14, Chugiak 7 Colony 44, Kenai 20 Saturday Monroe 42, Valdez 12 Service 42, Bartlett 0 Soldotna 70, Ketchikan 0 West Anchorage 49, Eagle River 6 Juneau 69, Wasilla 30 Thunder Mt. 35, Sitka 6 North Pole 34, West Valley 25 Kodiak 32, Houston 12
Aug 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Region III champs, again
Kodiak’s tennis team claimed its sixth straight Region III title before even playing a match this season. “We walk in the door and we are Region III champs immediately,” second-year coach Steve Johnston said. In 2007, Kodiak became the first Region III school with a tennis program; six years later it remains the only school. Johnston would gladly trade all six titles for some Region III competition. “It would be n...
Aug 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak’s defense takes stage against No. 2 Houston
New defensive coordinator Dave Owens said Kodiak was going to play aggressive defense this season. He wasn’t joking. The Bears blitzed West Anchorage’s junior varsity at ever opportunity in last week’s 45-0 season-opening victory. “They played well as a unit,” Owens said. “They flew to the ball and made plays.” Kodiak’s defense tallied four sacks — two to begin the game — and held West to minus-25 rushing yards on...
Aug 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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High School pigskin picks: Hoping for nothing but fastballs in Week 2
As usual, the first week of the high school football season threw me some knuckleballs. Normally I’m a fan of knuckleballs, especially if they are coming off R.A. Dickey’s fingertips. However, when it comes to picking games, I just like fastballs down the middle. I misfired badly on Palmer’s victory over last year’s NLC champion Soldotna, Eielson’s win over medium-school runner-up Homer and Monroe’s victory over B...
Aug 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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