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Kodiak dazzles at Region III Championships
Kodiak put on a dazzling display of power at Saturday’s Region III Swimming and Diving Championships. The Bears won 16 of 24 events, broke four region records, added a pair of team titles and swept the season-ending awards at the Kate Kuhns Aquatic Center in Homer. Kodiak’s girls won every event but the 100-yard butterfly and easily rolled to their sixth straight Region III title with 121 points, 50 more than runn...
Oct 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bears drop two at Colony
Kodiak volleyball ended the regular season with a pair of Northern Lights Conference losses at Colony. On Friday, the Bears lost 28-26, 25-23, 15-25, 25-23 and on Saturday fell 25-19, 16-25, 25-22, 25-10. “As you could tell by the scores, we are just right there with them,” Kodiak coach Amy Willis said. “The things that needed to fall our way, just never fell our way.” Kodiak finishes the regular season with a 4-6...
Oct 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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McKechnie returns to volleyball after being sidelined by an injury last season
Summer McKechnie got pretty good at keeping volleyball statistics last season. “I was the best stat taker, that is what Amy (Willis) said, not to brag or anything,” McKechnie said. Keeping stats was just part of McKechnie’s duties as Kodiak’s team manager. She filled that role while healing a torn labrum in her right shoulder. After playing on Kodiak High School’s junior varsity volleyball team her freshman season...
Oct 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak, Colony play for NLC No. 3 seed
Kodiak and Colony play for the Northern Lights Conference No. 3 volleyball seed today and Saturday at Colony High School. Both teams enter the final two matches of the season with 4-4 NLC records. If the teams split this weekend, a tiebreaker would be used to determine the No. 3 seed. Each conference has different rules for tiebreakers, and it was unclear what rule would be used in Kodiak’s case, if needed. The th...
Oct 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Region III Swimming preview: LeVan’s final chance to qualify for state
Kodiak’s Axl LeVan gets one last chance to qualify for the state swimming meet when he competes at the Region III Swimming and Diving Championships today at the Kate Kuhns Aquatic Center in Homer. LeVan fell just short of qualifying for state his sophomore and junior seasons, and time is running out for the senior to reach his goal — swimming at a state meet. “State is important to me, but I think I got past the s...
Oct 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS dance team kicks for money
The Kodiak High School dance team’s annual kick-a-thon fundraiser begins at 6 p.m. Friday in the high school. The team splits into two groups and kicks for 30 consecutive minutes. “While one group kicks, the other cheers them on for encouragement and helps to keep them cool and hydrated,” dance team coach Sarah Nugent wrote in an email. Nugent said the event has been going on for more than 20 years. Last year, the...
Oct 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sorto earns all-state honors
Kodiak’s Fredy Sorto earned all-state recognition for his performance at wide receiver this season for the Bears. The senior was voted onto the medium-schools all-state second team. He was the only Kodiak player to be recognized. Sorto had 380 receiving yards and caught four touchdowns in Kodiak’s five Northern Lights Conference games this season. “Fredy has always had that potential,” Kodiak coach Jim Schnick sai...
Oct 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak spikers 2 and done
Despite losing both matches during Saturday’s Dimond-Service Tournament, Kodiak volleyball coach Amy Willis was more than pleased with her team’s performance on Friday. In Friday’s pool play, Kodiak nearly upset defending 4A state champion Dimond before falling 25-18, 25-22. Dimond went on to defeat Chugiak in Saturday’s championship game. “We had great moments. They came out really strong against Dimond. It was a...
Oct 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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South tops Service in title game
South Anchorage upset defending champion Service 28-19 in the large-school state championship football game Saturday at Tom Huffer Sr. Stadium in Chugiak. This is the Wolverines’ second state title and first since 2006. South Anchorage lost to Service in last year’s title match. Service (9-2) hadn’t lost to an Alaska opponent since 2010 and had won the past six meetings against South (9-2). Service led 19-14 at ha...
Oct 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jones has emerged as one of the state’s top breaststrokers
In sports, the name of the second-place finisher is often forgotten. In swimming, it’s often the person in second place who puts a team in position to finish first. Kodiak’s Sammye Jones fits into that category. The senior is not flashy and is often an overlooked piece to the Bears’ success. While teammates Ila Hughes, Tahna Lindquist and Jori Lindquist grab the headlines, Jones quietly goes about her business and...
Oct 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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