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KHS wrestlers place fifth at Peninsula Duals
Kodiak wrestling started the season with a fifth-place finish at the Peninsula Duals Saturday at Nikiski High School. Kodiak, the tournament runner-up a year ago, edged Homer 45-33 in the fifth-place match. Andrew Caballa (120), Jay-Ar Small (126), Takahiro Kishimoto (132), Aaron Rohr (138), Josh Yavorsky (170), Kerry Powers (195), Logan Owens (220) and Leo Sega (285) all earned victories for Kodiak in the final d...
Nov 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak goes 1-1 on first day of 4A state volleyball tournament
The dream of winning a 4A state volleyball title isn’t dead. It just got a lot harder to achieve. Hours after Kodiak earned its first state tournament win in more than a decade, perennial powerhouse South Anchorage swept the Bears out of the winners’ bracket, 28-26, 25-21, 25-21, in a quarterfinal match at the state championships Thursday evening at Chugiak High School. Now, Kodiak must fight through the losers’ b...
Nov 15, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak wrestling begins new season
The three-month wrestling season begins today for Kodiak. The Bears are partaking in the Peninsula Duals at Nikiski High School, an event the team placed second at a year ago. Many of the wrestlers from last year are back, which should not only set up for a good showing this weekend, but for the entire season. “We are looking pretty good region-wise,” third-year Kodiak coach Sean Costello said. “Even state-wise, I...
Nov 15, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak sets sights on volleyball title
Kodiak volleyball has taken on a new role this season. The Bears have gone from underdogs to favorites and along the way have gained a lot of fans. The team is not only playing for Kodiak but for all the small 4A schools across the state. “When we go places, people are rooting for us,” veteran coach Amy Willis said. “People are patting us on the back and are excited … if we can be the representation of the small s...
Nov 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wandersee a clutch performer
Kodiak coach Amy Willis has preached the importance of team play this season. That philosophy has worked. The Bears are having their best season in program history. They enter today’s 4A state championships as the Northern Lights Conference champions with a 17-1 record. As much as volleyball is a team game, it’s hard to look past Kodiak’s 6-foot-2 outside hitter, Hannah Wandersee. She was named the NLC player of t...
Nov 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak hosts mix-six volleyball tournament
While Kodiak High School’s volleyball team is finishing its season at the 4A state tournament in Anchorage, another island team will be making its season debut. On Friday and Saturday, the Kodiak Emerging Small Schools team is hosting the first Kodiak Rural Schools Mixed-Six Volleyball Invitational. The five-team tournament begins 4 p.m. Friday at Kodiak Middle School with round-robin play and concludes with a dou...
Nov 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak volleyball opens state with Chugiak
Kodiak drew a favorable side of the state volleyball championship bracket. The Bears open at 3:15 p.m. Thursday against Cook Inlet Conference third-seed Chugiak. The Mustangs receive a boost by playing on their home court. The winner advances to play either Mid-Alaska Conference champion West Valley or CIC runner-up South Anchorage at 7 p.m. the same day. The loser drops to a loser-out contest against either West ...
Nov 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alumni update: Anthony qualifies for NCAA Championships
Kodiak’s Dylan Anthony picked up another running accolade Saturday. The University of Alaska Anchorage junior finished ninth at the NCAA Division II West Regional Championships in Spokane, Wash., which earned him his third all-region honor. Anthony was one of two UAA runners to place in the top 10, as the Seawolves finished second behind Chico State (Calif.) to qualify for the NCAA Division II Championships on Nov...
Nov 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lindquist, Hughes claim a combined four swimming titles
Ila Hughes and Tahna Lindquist never lost an individual race at the state swimming championships during their first two seasons for Kodiak. The dominant duo remained undefeated in year three. Hughes and Lindquist swam to a pair of individual state titles at the state swimming and diving championships Saturday at the Dimond Aquatic Center in Juneau. Lindquist captured her third consecutive state titles in the 200-y...
Nov 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak wins first NLC title since 1996
Seventeen years ago, Kodiak captured its first volleyball conference championship. There was plenty to celebrate Saturday when a Hannah Wandersee kill earned the Bears their second title, against Palmer at Soldotna High School. “It was reassuring and crazy just knowing that it was finally over and we finally did it,” said Wandersee, who was later named the Northern Lights Conference’s most valuable player. “Winnin...
Nov 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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