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Kodiak returns to NLC play
Kodiak’s game against Kenai Saturday will go a long way in deciding the Bears’ playoff fate. Kodiak enters the 3 p.m. Northern Lights Conference tilt at Kenai with a 1-0 conference record, while the Kardinals are 0-1. The top three NLC teams qualify for the medium-school playoffs, and in most seasons three wins gets a team in. “This could be huge. We have a chance to define our own path and choose our own destiny....
Sep 07, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS girls cross country in hunt for Palmer title
With two of the top girls cross country teams in the state absent from Saturday’s Palmer Invitational, Kodiak has a chance to do something it hasn’t done in quite a while. “If we run well, we have a shot to win this week,” Kodiak coach Marcus Dunbar said. “I don’t think we have won a big invitational like that in a long, long time. It could be a big weekend for us.” Wasilla and Service are running at a different m...
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High school picks: Week 5 features key games
The home team kept me from perfection in Week 4. I went 6-1 last week to run my season total to 25-7. My only loss was when I picked Kodiak to take care of business against Thunder Mountain. I was only a couple fumbles away from getting that one right. There are some key conference games in Week 5, so let’s get right to it. Ketchikan (0-4) at Valdez (0-4) — This is a nonconference affair with a pair of winless tea...
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Kodiak tumbles out of rankings
Kodiak fumbled away a victory last Saturday and then tumbled out of the Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network poll on Monday. This is the first time in three weeks that Kodiak hasn’t been ranked. The Bears were ranked as high as No. 2 this season. Kodiak, ranked No. 5 last week, fell out of the rankings with a 14-13 loss to No. 4 Thunder Mountain in Juneau. The Falcons remained No. 4 in this week’s mid-small school r...
Sep 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS alumni update: Former Bear now coaching at Kotzebue
Lance Westing might have been the most popular person at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park Friday evening. Nearly every few minutes, the Kotzebue cross country coach stopped and started a conversation with a different person. They weren’t necessarily asking about his runners, but more about him. Westing is a 1994 Kodiak High School graduate and former cross country, track and basketball athlete. He student ta...
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Soldotna hands Kodiak volleyball two losses
After a rough two sets to begin the season, Kodiak’s young volleyball squad settled down. It wasn’t enough to derail the experienced Soldotna Stars. Soldotna registered a pair of Northern Lights Conference victories over the weekend at Kodiak High School. On Friday, the Stars won 25-16, 25-15, 15-25, 25-20 and followed with a 20-25, 25-21, 25-23, 25-18 victory on Saturday. “I’m really proud of us. Not only is this...
Sep 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS swimmers begin season with victories
Region III’s top distance swimmer showed Saturday that he has some talent in the shorter races, too. Kodiak’s Michael Smith, the reigning 500-yard freestyle region champion, made his senior-season debut in a dual meet against visiting East Anchorage with a rare victory in the 50 freestyle — the shortest high school event — at the Kodiak Community Pool. Saturday is probably the only time this season the distance sp...
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West Valley boys snap Kodiak’s 22-meet home-course winning streak
Don’t count out Cole Christiansen just yet. The past two meets, Christiansen finished second to teammate Levi Thomet. On Friday, Christiansen reversed the order at the Kodiak Invitational. The senior led from start to finish to register his first win of the season in a four-team cross country meet at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park. His winning time of 16 minutes, 2 seconds is the third quickest time produc...
Sep 04, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak fumbles away victory
Kodiak’s offense has had trouble holding onto the pigskin through the first three weeks of the season. On Saturday, fumbles cost the Bears in a 14-13 loss to Thunder Mountain in Juneau. Inside Thunder Mountain’s 10-yard-line with a minute left in the game, Kodiak coughed up the ball and its chances of knocking off the No. 4 team in the mid-small school rankings. Kodiak (2-2) had five fumbles on the night —two comi...
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Weekend wrapup
Kodiak’s swimming team opened the season with easy victories over visiting East Anchorage Friday and Saturday, while Kodiak’s volleyball team dropped a pair of matches to visiting Soldotna. Read about swimming and volleyball in Wednesday’s KDM.
Sep 04, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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