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Kodiak baseball finishes fifth at state
After getting clutch at-bats in Thursday’s state opener, Kodiak’s offense couldn’t deliver the school’s first baseball crown since 2004. The Bears finished fifth in the state after dropping their final two games at the state championships at Mulcahy Stadium in Anchorage. It’s the program’s best finish since taking fourth in 2007. Kodiak scored a 7-1 opening-round win over Ketchikan but couldn’t keep the momentum g...
Jun 03, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 92 92 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bears softball drops two in return to state
Kodiak’s return to the small-school state softball championships didn’t last long. The Bears’ offense fell short in a 13-5 opening-round loss to Sitka and a 3-2 defeat to Homer that ended Kodiak’s season Friday evening at Cartee Fields in Anchorage. Kodiak, playing at state for the first time since 2009, finish tied for fifth with Hutchison at 14-11. “We got the girls together and told them how important it was to...
Jun 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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State baseball: Kodiak disposes of Ketchikan
Just when it looked like Kodiak was going to squander a bases-loaded, no-out opportunity, the Bears came through with clutch at-bats to keep their state title chances alive.  After loading the bases with three straight singles to begin the fourth, Kodiak pushed across seven runs with two outs to take control of its opening-round state championship baseball game against Ketchikan Thursday morning at Mulcahy Stadium...
May 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Prep softball: Battery mates carry Kodiak to state
In softball, a good battery can put a charge into a team. Kodiak’s pitcher-catcher combination of Kaia Yatsik and Kaitlyn Clark have energized the Bears to their first small-school state championship appearance in three seasons. “It is everything,” Kodiak coach Sam Catt said. While throwing to Clark, Yatsik has earned all 14 of Kodiak’s wins this season — the most regular-season victories by a player since 2007 (1...
May 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Prep baseball: Kodiak vies for first state title since 2004
Years before James Arnold became Kodiak High’s baseball coach, he knew this year’s team would have the talent to accomplish big things. “I have been telling them since I first met them and started coaching them, ‘You guys will compete at state,’” the Bears’ first-year coach said. That was when Arnold was coaching the majority of Kodiak’s players in Little League. It turns out, his assessment was spot-on. Kodiak (1...
May 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Prep baseball: Frick leads Bears’ offense
Austin Frick has proven to be a long-distance threat on the hardwood, and now he is coming up big for Kodiak’s baseball team.  The Bears’ offense has been humming the entire season, and no bat has been hotter than Frick’s.  The junior leads the team in nearly every offensive category from his No. 3 spot in the lineup. He is hitting .449 (22 for 49) with five doubles, three triples and 17 RBIs. Those numbers are gr...
May 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thomet shines at all-star meet
At a meet full of track and field all-stars, Kodiak’s Levi Thomet shined the brightest. The talented Kodiak sophomore zoomed to two individual victories and anchored a school-record performance in the 3,200-meter relay at the two-day Brian Young Invitational that concluded Saturday at Joe Floyd Track and Field. And just like at the state championships, he was named the boys athlete of the meet. “He is an incredibl...
May 29, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mahle named SCC South Division MVP
Kodiak’s baseball team landed three players on the Southcentral all-conference teams. Senior Brandon Mahle was named the South Division’s most valuable player and junior Austin Frick was placed on the first team. Sophomore Jakob Arnold earned second-team recognition. In 25 innings this season, Mahle’s posted a 3-0 record, a 1.12 earned run average and a single-season school record 43 strikeouts. He has only allowe...
May 29, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak baseball qualifies for state
It wasn’t easy, but Kodiak’s baseball team is headed back to the state tournament for the first time since 2011. The Bears punched their ticket to state with a 10-7 win over Kenai in the Southcentral Conference Championships’ second-place game Saturday in Wasilla. Kodiak (10-4) raced out to an eight-run lead after the second and hung on as Kenai closed to within two in the late stages of the game. The Bears were f...
May 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS softball makes state
After splitting a doubleheader with Homer on Thursday, Kodiak’s softball team needed to win its final four games to qualify for state.  The Bears handled the pressure and ended the regular-season with Northern Lights Conference sweeps of Kenai and Skyview to earn a trip to the small-school state softball tournament for the first time since 2009.  “They were really excited,” third-year coach Sam Catt said. “I was j...
May 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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