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Dancers in the making
Kodiak High School dance team member Lexie Ortiz helps a camper at the beginning of the dance team’s performances during halftime of a boys basketball game Saturday at Kodiak High School. The dance team held a day camp Saturday. (Derek Clarkston photo)
Feb 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak draws early-morning NLC games
Kodiak’s boys and girls basketball squads will have an early wake-up call Thursday morning. The girls open Thursday’s Northern Lights Conference Tournament at 8 a.m. against Homer at Wasilla High School. The boys follow with a 9:45 a.m. contest, also against Homer. Girls coach Stephanie Dandliker contemplated a 6 a.m. practice today to get her team used to playing early in the morning, but decided against it. “We ...
Feb 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS alumni update: Griffing 7th at WAC Champs
Laura Griffing saved her best college performance for the Western Athletic Conference Swimming and Diving Championships. The University of Idaho freshman raced to an impressive seventh-place finish in the women’s 200-yard breaststroke Friday in San Antonio, Texas. Griffing, a four-time state champion breaststroke swimmer at Kodiak High School, recorded a 1 minute, 4.14-second time in the finals. She was one of two...
Feb 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bears explode into NLC Tourney
Don’t look now, but the Kodiak Bears are catching fire just at the right time.  Kodiak swept Palmer in a pair of Northern Lights Conference boys basketball games this weekend and enter Thursday’s NLC Tournament riding a four-game winning streak.  “We are making sure everything that we have done throughout the season comes together at the right time,” said Kodiak coach David Anderson, whose team bounced back after ...
Feb 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak girls clinch North’s No. 2 seed
Kodiak secured the North Division’s No. 2 seed for the upcoming Northern Lights Conference girls basketball tournament with a split against Palmer over the weekend at Palmer High School.  The clincher came Friday evening when Kodiak cruised by Palmer 45-31. “That is huge,” Kodiak coach Stephanie Dandliker said. “We are really excited. You do the best you can, and it has been an up and down season and we ended up t...
Feb 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Swearingin leads seniors into home finale
Late Monday night, Jesse Swearingin and Tony Will put on a show for the City League volleyball players filtering into the Kodiak High School gym. For a good five minutes, Will repeatedly bounced a basketball off the backboard, while Swearingin soared off the court, plucked the ball out of the air and attempted to flush it through the hoop with two hands. None were successful, but all were close. The two Kodiak sen...
Feb 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak girls have shot at NLC second seed
First-year Kodiak girls basketball coach Stephanie Dandliker never envisioned her team could be the second-best team in the North Division of the Northern Lights Conference. The Bears, though, can seal the North’s No. 2 spot with a sweep at Palmer High School today and Saturday. Tonight’s game tips at 7:45 p.m., while Saturday’s starts at 2 p.m. Kodiak can also clinch second with a split against Palmer and a Colon...
Feb 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak boys basketball team in running for third
It’s hard to believe that after beginning the season with six straight Northern Lights Conference losses, Kodiak’s boys basketball team has a chance to move out of the North Division cellar. But that is the case when Kodiak hosts Palmer in a pair of NLC games today and Saturday. Tonight’s game begins at 7:30 p.m., while Saturday’s tips at 4 p.m. A Kodiak (2-6, 8-12) sweep of Palmer (4-4, 13-10) would give the Bear...
Feb 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kavanaugh signs with Mayville State
Dylan Kavanaugh plays one high school sport and that sport is taking him to college. On Sunday, Kavanaugh, a Kodiak High School senior, signed a National Letter of Intent to play baseball for Mayville State University, an NAIA school in North Dakota. He inked his intent at a ceremony during Kodiak’s preseason baseball practice with his parents, a dozen teammates and coaches on hand to watch. “It is great for the y...
Feb 22, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bigley, Carino win USGWA state titles
Kodiak’s female wrestlers picked up where the boys left off. Kodiak claimed two individual titles and placed all eight of its wrestlers at the Alaska USGWA Girls State Championships Saturday at Service High School in Anchorage. “They did very well — better than expected,” Kodiak coach Pat Costello said. “It’s kind of like the rest of the team has done all year.” Costello said if team scores were kept, Kodiak would...
Feb 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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