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Kodiak stumbles in state opener
Kodiak was hoping for a chance to pull some upsets at the 4A girls state basketball tournament; it wasn’t anticipating being the one upended.  That was the case early Thursday morning when No. 6 Lathrop overpowered No. 3 Kodiak, 56-42, in an opening-round game at Sullivan Arena in Anchorage.  Kodiak, the runner-up team in the Northern Lights Conference, started Thursday’s 8 a.m. game with a 20-7 record and looking...
Mar 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak opens against Lathrop today
For the past week, players on Kodiak’s girls basketball team have been rising well before sunrise. They did not wake up early to stargaze, but rather to run up and down a court in preparation for today’s 4A state opener against Lathrop at 8 a.m. The team’s morning practices are to acclimate the players to the unlucky draw of a morning game. At first, Carissa Cannon thought she would need a couple of espresso shots...
Mar 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Horn key player off the bench
Through the course of the season, Adriane Horn has become more confident on the court. That stems from her increased playing time for the state-bound Kodiak girls basketball team. Horn, a junior, is Kodiak’s first option off the bench and has started four games this season in place of Hannah Wandersee and Jerica Nelson. “For her to step up like she has during the stretch, not only was that huge for us, but it has ...
Mar 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nelson, Wandersee make all-state
As Kodiak’s girls prepare for Thursday’s 4A state basketball opener against Lathrop, they can lean on the experience of Jerica Nelson. Nelson is the only player on Kodiak’s roster who has played at the state tournament inside spacious Sullivan Arena. This is Nelson’s third state appearance; the first two were with Colony. “I am just going to tell the team to play like it is any other game — don’t let it get to you...
Mar 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Smiley top girls 4A basketball coach
When Kodiak’s girls begin the 4A state basketball tournament Thursday morning, they will have the state’s coach of the year on the sideline. On Monday, the Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches named Stephanie Smiley the 4A girls coach of the year. Smiley has the Bears playing in the state tournament in only her second season as the varsity coach. It is Kodiak’s first trip to state since 2010 and only its fourt...
Mar 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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ASAA streams March Madness Alaska
For those who want to watch the Kodiak girls compete at the 4A state basketball tournament but can’t afford to get off the island — don’t worry. For the first time, Alaska School Activities Association is broadcasting all 118 games of March Madness Alaska on its website, www.asaa.org. “We always want more people to come, but some times it is not realistic,” said ASAA state championship director Isaiah Vreeman. “So...
Mar 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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State basketball results: 1A
Boys 1A Saturday King Cove 60, Stebbins 47 Toksook Bay 64, Minto 55 New Stuyahok 78, Golvin 58 Klawock 75, Russian Mission 36 Noatak 55, Birchwood Christian 49 Noorvik 65, Aniak 59 Scammon Bay 53, Alak 51 Lumen Christi 59, Yakutat 51 Today at Sullivan Arena Championship bracket 8 a.m. — King Cove vs. Toksook Bay 9:45 a.m. — Noatak vs. Klawock 3:30 p.m. — New Stuyahok vs. Noorvik 5:15 p.m. — Lumen Christi vs. Scamm...
Mar 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cratty ends six-year run with Kodiak boys basketball program
Jim Cratty’s successful six-year run as junior varsity coach of Kodiak High School’s boys basketball team came to an end this season. At the end of April, Cratty, and his family, are relocating to North Carolina, where he will pastor a church. During his time on Kodiak’s coaching staff, Cratty posted two undefeated seasons and had only one sub .500 year. “I liked the community, I liked the support and I liked the ...
Mar 15, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak girls head to state ranked third
Kodiak’s girls basketball team remained third in this week’s Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches poll, released Wednesday. Kodiak placed second at the Northern Lights Conference Championships last week and is preparing for its first 4A state tournament since 2010. The tournament begins Thursday in Anchorage. NLC champion Wasilla kept its top spot in the 4A rankings and heads to state with a 27-0 record. Cook ...
Mar 15, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Close games define Kodiak boys season
Hours after ending their season, Kodiak’s boys watched Palmer cut down the nets after winning their first Northern Lights Conference basketball title in nine years. Kodiak coach David Anderson wanted to send a message to his returning players. “I said, ‘Don’t forget this feeling, guys,’” he said. “You have the opportunities, and that is an opportunity you want to be a part of.” Kodiak didn’t reach the championship...
Mar 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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