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Bears send eight wrestlers to USGWA championships
The boys had their fun — now it’s the girls’ turn. Kodiak’s wrestling team is taking eight girls — six high school and two middle school — to the Alaska USGWA Girls State Championships Saturday at Service High School. “It is just a chance for the girls to finish their season off wrestling other girls,” said Kodiak coach Pat Costello. “The pressure isn’t the same as wrestling in a region or state tournament with al...
Feb 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak girl hoopers travel to Peninsula
For the second straight week, Kodiak’s girls basketball team is spending time on the Kenai Peninsula. This trip will be much easier then the first one. Today at 5:30 p.m., Kodiak plays at Skyview. The Panthers are 0-6 in the Northern Lights Conference and 0-16 overall. Skyview has lost the majority of its conference games by more than 40 points. It gets a little more difficult for Kodiak on Saturday, but not by mu...
Feb 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Colony sends Kodiak to sixth straight NLC loss
Kodiak’s Northern Lights Conference losing skid moved to six games after a tough 66-63 defeat to Colony in a boys basketball game Thursday in Mat-Su. Jesse Swearingin did all he could to give Kodiak its first NLC victory, scoring a career-high 27 points, a game after he went for 26. However, his 3-point attempt with four seconds left was off the mark, dropping the Bears to 0-6, 6-12 overall. “He had a nice clean s...
Feb 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bear boys begin 3-game NLC stretch
With five Northern Lights Conference games remaining, Kodiak coach David Anderson is hoping his team can get to the .500 mark. Right now, Kodiak is fourth in the North Division at 0-5. “We have five games left — all conference games — so either we finish up 5-5 or 4-6. That is my feeling,” Anderson said. Kodiak’s second-year coach will find out over the next three days if his prediction will turn true. The Bears a...
Feb 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Taan rebounds from knee injury
After she tore her ACL last season, doctors told Jadelle Taan she shouldn’t play. Taan set out to prove her doctors wrong, and she is doing so as Kodiak enters the last two weeks of the girls basketball regular season. Before the surgery, the 5-foot-3 guard played off the bench. Now, she’s earned a starting spot and has set a handful of career marks. “She has more than exceeded my expectations,” first-year Kodiak ...
Feb 15, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Former KHS girls hoops coach admits sending scouting report email
More than a month ago, former Kodiak High School girls basketball coach Brett Larsen sent a scouting report to an opposing Northern Lights Conference coach.  Larsen, who resigned amid controversy during the summer as Kodiak’s coach, said he was hoping to get his coaching job back by sending a scouting report email to make his former team fail under the new coach. The email, sent from Larsen’s work computer at the ...
Feb 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS girls swept by Kardinals
A pair of late-game meltdowns cost the Kodiak girls a pair of winnable games over the weekend in Kenai. On Friday, the Bears led by four heading into the final quarter and was outscored 27-12 to fall 51-40 in a Northern Lights Conference basketball game. On Saturday, Kodiak led in the fourth quarter, but ended up losing 50-43 in overtime in a nonconference contest. The Bears have now lost six straight to drop to 2...
Feb 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bears lose in-conference to Kenai, win nonconference game
Kodiak’s plan to play keep away from Kenai in the closing moments of Friday’s Northern Lights Conference boys basketball game nearly paid off. After an AJ Hull steal and layin put Kenai ahead by one with 1:45 remaining, Kodiak decided to hold the ball for the final shot. That decision almost worked, but Austin Frick’s 3-pointer from the left corner with one second left was off the mark, sending Kodiak to a 43-42 d...
Feb 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nick Billings spent eight years playing professional basketball, now he is coaching at his former school
Nick Billings’ basketball journey across the globe has brought him back to the place where it started — Kodiak High School. After spending eight years playing professional basketball overseas and in the Lower 48, the former Bears standout is giving back to his school as a volunteer coach for the girls basketball team. “I’m having an absolute blast,” Billings said during Wednesday’s practice. “I have gotten to know...
Feb 10, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak travels for first time in 2012
It’s been a long time since Kodiak’s girls basketball team has traveled off island for a game. Just how long? Try 42 days. That’s an eternity for Kodiak sports teams. The Bears end that drought today and Saturday with games at Kenai. “It has been a long time, since Christmas,” Kodiak coach Stephanie Dandliker said. “They are going to be tough games. Kenai is a tough team. It is always tough to get wins in Kenai’s ...
Feb 10, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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