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Kodiak football set to begin season
After three weeks of hitting each other, Kodiak’s football team is more than ready for its first game. The Bears will finally get to hit a different color jersey when they open the 2013 season with a Northern Lights Conference game at Homer. Kickoff is at 3 p.m. “We need to get in front of another team, another opponent,” Kodiak coach Jim Schnick said. “We are starting to get that little itch.” Kodiak sat out the ...
Aug 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak boys cross country enters rare rebuilding year
Over the past decade, it’s not often Marcus Dunbar has said this about his boys cross country team: “Right now, I think we are vulnerable to get beat by teams in our region and teams from within the state, for sure,” the veteran coach said. Kodiak’s streak of 11 straight Region III titles is in jeopardy as the Bears enter a rare rebuilding year. The team graduated four runners — Cole Christiansen, Julian McCarthy,...
Aug 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Prep picks: Looking to stay perfect heading into Week 2
Turns out Kodiak wasn’t the only team to sit out Week 1 of the high school football season. Homer didn’t play Monroe, Thunder Mountain didn’t play Sitka and Delta didn’t travel to Seward. The reason for all the cancellations: not enough eligible players. If this continues to be a problem, the Alaska Schools Activities Association should really consider pushing back season openers to when school starts. Alaska has ...
Aug 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS tennis travels to Anchorage
On Friday, Kodiak High School’s tennis team will make history at a tournament in Anchorage. It will be the first time the team will compete in regular-season matches against another high school team. “It is different,” third-year coach Steve Johnston said. “It is kind of nice to be able to do it.” Johnston wanted to attend the tournament last year, which is used as a tune-up for teams around the state before begin...
Aug 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak defense replaces key players from last season
Dave Owens’ defense will look a bit different when Kodiak takes to the field this Saturday at Homer. The second-year defensive coordinator’s pressure-style system didn’t change, but many of the players did. The Bears graduated four second-team Northern Lights Conference performers — Jingo Olaes (line), Seth Starr (end), Dakota Wibbe (linebacker) and Eddy Burris (secondary) — from last year’s squad that finished 4-...
Aug 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak drops out of football rankings
Not playing in Week 1 of the high school football season cost Kodiak a spot in the Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network’s weekly rankings. . The previously fifth-ranked Bears fell out of the rankings after its Week 1 opponent, Voznesenka, backed out because it did not have enough eligible players. Kodiak did receive at least one vote in the weekly poll that is voted on by the statewide media. This week, the Bears wi...
Aug 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thomet sizzles at Alumni Run
Kodiak’s Levi Thomet went stride for stride with the island’s most decorated runner at Friday’s Alumni Run at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park. Trevor Dunbar, a current star at the University of Oregon, may have eked out the boys 5-kilometer victory, but it was Thomet who stole the show on a damp evening. The annual preseason meet for Kodiak High School’s cross country team is usually meant to knock off the ...
Aug 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Medium-school playoffs expand to eight teams
Kodiak’s No. 1 goal for the 2013 high school football campaign is to host a playoff game. “We would like to have homefield advantage for the first round of the playoffs, and that means we need to win our conference,” second-year head coach Jim Schnick said. “I think we know that. We understand that and we know what it is going to take.” With Juneau and North Pole moving from the large-school classification to the ...
Aug 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Prep pigskin picks is back
High school football is upon us, and that means another season of prep pigskin picks. The season gets under way today with a slate of games, and as always I will pick the winner of each game involving a medium- or small-school team. I’ll leave the large-school picks to you. The first week is always the toughest to prognosticate. You don’t know what each team has and you are basically making picks based on last sea...
Aug 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak football switches offensive attack
Several teams in the National Football League had success running the pistol offense last year, and now Kodiak hopes to run it with the same success this year. After experimenting with the pistol at times last season, the Bears are making it their primary offense for the 2013 high school football campaign. “It makes you more versatile,” said second-year head coach Jim Schnick, who also doubles as offensive coordin...
Aug 15, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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