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Thomet runs well in Oregon
Kodiak state cross country champion Levi Thomet showcased his talents in Oregon on Saturday. The sophomore Thomet placed seventh in the Adidas Cross Country Classic at Fern Hill Park in Portland, Ore. Thomet covered the 5-kilometer course in 15 minutes, 26.3 seconds, 41 seconds behind champion Andrew Gardner of Mead High School (Ore.). Thomet was the second sophomore to finish in the varsity elite race, while the ...
Oct 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Palmer takes two from Kodiak
Following a three-set loss to Palmer, Kodiak spent a little extra time in the locker room trying to figure out what went wrong during Saturday’s Northern Lights Conference volleyball match. The Bears had plenty to talk about after Palmer easily rolled to a 25-14, 25-19, 25-14 win in Kodiak’s regular-season home finale. “I give them my little speech about what I see and what I would like us to work on and I gave th...
Oct 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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SoHi, Eielson win titles
Soldotna won its fifth football state title by rolling over Homer 62-20 in the medium-schools championship game at a snowy Tom Huffer Sr. Stadium on Saturday evening in Chugiak. This is Soldotna’s first state title since 2010. The Stars led 34-0 at halftime and 55-6 after three quarters. This is Homer’s second straight loss in a championship game. The Mariners fell to Kenai in last season’s title match. Earlier in...
Oct 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Volleyball honors four seniors
Danielle Willis received an early introduction into volleyball. “The first time I was head coach, I had just given birth to Danielle,” Kodiak coach and Danielle’s mother Amy Willis said. “She was six months old and we had her in the ball cart.” Danielle constantly gets reminded of being toted to practice from her mom’s former players. “I have all these stories get told to me that I was put in baskets as a child an...
Oct 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak goes pink for tonight’s match against Palmer
Kodiak is set to play its first home volleyball match in 34 days. The Bears host Northern Lights Conference power Palmer tonight and Saturday at Kodiak High School. Tonight’s match begins at 7:30 and is designated a Dig Pink match to raise awareness for breast cancer. A dessert auction in the KHS foyer will coincide with the match. The team is also selling pink shirts. Proceeds from both go to the Side-out Foundat...
Oct 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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High school football picks: Two titles on the line Saturday
Alaska’s high school football season is down to the final two weeks. On Saturday, the small-school and medium-school divisions will crown champions, while the large-school classification concludes next weekend. I nearly tossed a perfect week in the first round of the playoffs by going 7-1. The only game I misfired on was West Anchorage’s win over North Pole. That runs my season total to 60-11, good for a .845 winn...
Oct 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS swimmers begin final stretch of season
Kodiak’s swimming and diving team is entering what coach John Lindquist calls the “championship part of the season.” Friday and Saturday’s Palmer Invitational is the Bears’ last regular-season meet before the Region III Championships and state tournament. “This is when you start focusing on the mental aspects of your races and refining everything,” Lindquist said. “Valley is a great meet because it is a prelim fin...
Oct 11, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dive coach returns after being treated for cancer
When Dave Horne was being treated for prostate cancer in Oklahoma, his thoughts were thousands of miles away, back with his diving team at Kodiak High School. “Sometimes you worry about yourself and sometimes you worry about everybody else,” the third-year dive coach and longtime Kodiak swimming coach said. Horne returned two weeks ago after successful surgery that cleaned him of cancer. He is thrilled to be back ...
Oct 10, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak volleyball earns trophy to display
Kodiak High School has a new athletic trophy to display. The Bears’ volleyball team finished second at Saturday’s Lady Grizzly Invitational at Grace Christian School in Anchorage. “We haven’t had a trophy in a while,” Kodiak coach Amy Willis said. The trophy, which Willis said is “nice size,” is on display in the KHS main office alongside the school’s recent swimming hardware. Kodiak earned the trophy after breezi...
Oct 09, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak tennis wins three matches at state
Kodiak's tennis team posted three victories at the ASAA/First National Bank Alaska 2012 Tennis Championships over the weekend in Anchorage. Joyce Bachini and Amy Whitmore won a thrilling opening-round girls doubles match, while Icy Basa won two girls singles consolation matches. "I say we did very well," Kodiak coach Steve Johnston said. "I'm very pleased with the performance of the team." Bachini and Whitmore, bo...
Oct 08, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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