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Nick Billings spent eight years playing professional basketball, now he is coaching at his former school
Nick Billings’ basketball journey across the globe has brought him back to the place where it started — Kodiak High School. After spending eight years playing professional basketball overseas and in the Lower 48, the former Bears standout is giving back to his school as a volunteer coach for the girls basketball team. “I’m having an absolute blast,” Billings said during Wednesday’s practice. “I have gotten to know...
Feb 10, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak travels for first time in 2012
It’s been a long time since Kodiak’s girls basketball team has traveled off island for a game. Just how long? Try 42 days. That’s an eternity for Kodiak sports teams. The Bears end that drought today and Saturday with games at Kenai. “It has been a long time, since Christmas,” Kodiak coach Stephanie Dandliker said. “They are going to be tough games. Kenai is a tough team. It is always tough to get wins in Kenai’s ...
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Chipped tooth does not slow down Gregory
Andrew Gregory is one tough player. The Kodiak junior exemplified that Saturday against Soldotna. Gregory chipped a tooth and had four others knocked loose when he took an elbow in the face from a Stars player during the fourth quarter of Kodiak’s 42-36 loss. The shot to the face was one of many in a physical contest. “It was a real fun game,” Gregory said at Wednesday’s practice. “It was my kind of game.” Gregory...
Feb 09, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS dance team back from Florida
Kodiak High School’s dance team returned home Wednesday morning after nearly a week in Florida for a national dance competition. The Bears finished as one of the top 32 high-kick teams in the nation at the Universal Dance Association National Dance Team Championships at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla. “We were up against some of the top teams in the nation that are constantly in the finals year after year,” Kod...
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KHS plays two large schools during 2012 gridiron season
The high school football season is six months away, but Kodiak already knows who it will play when the 2012 season kicks off. The final draft of the upcoming season schedule was released last week and it has Kodiak playing two large-school teams. The Bears open at home against West Anchorage of the Cook Inlet Conference during the first weekend of the season on Aug. 10 or 11. Kodiak also plays at large-school Palm...
Feb 08, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Soldotna girls sink Kodiak
Soldotna junior Kaillee Skjold proved Friday why she is regarded as one of the best female basketball players in the Northern Lights Conference. Skjold was a perfect 10 for 10 from the free-throw line in the final quarter as the Stars held off Kodiak 44-40 in a girls NLC game at Kodiak High School. Skjold, a first-team NLC selection as a sophomore, ended with 15 points, 13 from the charity strip. Kodiak pulled to ...
Feb 07, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Caballa wins 106-pound championship, Kodiak places third
Andrew Caballa’s decision to focus solely on wrestling paid off Saturday night. The Kodiak sophomore rose to the top of the 106-pound weight class to win his first state title at the ASAA/First National Bank of Alaska 4A State Wrestling Championships at Bartlett High School. Caballa was one of nine Kodiak wrestlers to place, which paved the way for the Bears’ third-place finish. Nine placers is the most by a Kodia...
Feb 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak extends skid to six, loses twice to Soldotna
Nearly an hour after Kodiak’s 70-47 Northern Lights Conference boys basketball defeat to Soldotna, Bears coach David Anderson still couldn’t believe how quickly his team’s second-half lead evaporated. Neither could anybody else inside the Kodiak High School gym Friday evening. In 130 seconds, Soldotna erased Kodiak’s 10-point halftime lead. The Bears never recovered. The Stars outscored the home team 50-17 in the ...
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KHS dance team kicks their way to Florida
Kodiak High School’s dance team touched down in sunny Orlando, Fla., Thursday afternoon. The cross country escape from Kodiak represents countless hours of bake sales and car washes. “I don’t even know how many hours of fundraising we have done,” senior co-captain Katey Doyle said. “We have put in a lot of time and preparation.” The dance team is in the Sunshine State to participate in the Universal Dance Associat...
Feb 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak seniors play final home girls basketball game
Puni Timu, the last remaining member of the Kodiak girls 2009 state tournament basketball team, is playing her final home games this weekend. “It has been a great run,” the senior guard said. “Going through four years at a really high experience level, I had to go through so much learning with other girls. It feels great to have spent four years on varsity and to have helped all the other girls who have gone throu...
Feb 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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