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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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Past KHS runners to battle current team
Former Kodiak High School running stars will face the current crop of cross country runners in the annual Alumni Run Friday at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park. The girls race begins at 6:45 p.m., followed by the boys race at 7:30 p.m. The run was created in 1999 to give the team competition without having to fly in an opposing team. “But, the much bigger purpose is we like our alumni to keep running,” Kodia...
Aug 15, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS football gets first-week bye
It’s official. Kodiak High School’s football team will have no opponent during the first week of the season. KHS activities director Bryan Ferris said Tuesday the team was unable to find a Week 1 opponent after Voznesenka, a new team in the Greatland Conference, backed out because it did not have enough eligible players. Kodiak was scheduled to play at Vozneskenka on the Kenai Peninsula on Saturday. When Voznesken...
Aug 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak opens season fifth in football poll
Kodiak emerged as the fifth-best team in the preseason medium-small schools football rankings released Monday by the Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network. The Bears were rewarded from finishing last season with a 4-5 record, third in the tough Northern Lights Conference. Medium-schools newcomer North Pole tops the preseason rankings, while defending champion Soldotna is second, newcomer Juneau-Douglas is third and l...
Aug 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak football searcing for Week 1 opponent
By DEREK CLARKSTON Mirror Writer Kodiak’s football team will most likely have to wait an extra week for its 2013 season-opening game. The Bears were supposed to open the season this Saturday at Vosnesenka, but that has been canceled because the Kenai Peninsula school doesn’t have enough players to field a team for Week 1. Kodiak then tried to schedule a home game against Barrow, but the Whalers don’t have enough p...
Aug 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Smiley hired at Western Michigan
Former Kodiak High School girls basketball coach Stephanie Smiley has a new job. Last week, Smiley was announced as the director of operations for the Western Michigan University women’s basketball team. Smiley resigned as Kodiak’s coach in July after posting a 32-20 record during her two seasons. At the time, she said she was pursing a coaching opportunity in the Lower 48, but did not disclose any details. “I was...
Aug 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak football blue/gold scrimmage moved to 3 p.m.
Kodiak High School’s blue/gold football scrimmage has been rescheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday at Joe Floyd Track and Field. The event was planed for 1 p.m. but was shifted to avoid conflict with the funeral servies of Rex Matautia, a rising KHS football player who drowned in Lake Gertrude. KFL practice begins The Kodiak Football League is beginning youth practice at 2 p.m. Sunday at Joe Floyd Track and Field. Practic...
Aug 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak High football is back
The return of rain to the Emerald Isle means football is back. On Monday evening, Kodiak High School football players were greeted by persistent drizzle on the first official day of practice at Joe Floyd Track and Field. The wet weather kept the players from overheating as they ran through a handful of drills. The coaches were draped in water-resistant jackets and barking encouraging words. “I love being out here ...
Aug 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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