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End of an era at Joe Floyd Track and Field
A new chapter of Kodiak football begins Saturday. The team unveils its new artificial turf surface at Joe Floyd Track and Field at 2 p.m. against Soldotna. Before turf, Kodiak compiled a 21-12 record on the uneven, muddy, natural grass playing field. Here are a few highlights of the old field. First varsity game: On Aug. 23, 2003, Kodiak defeated Valdez 26-20. Running back Brad Zemke rushed for 147 yards and one t...
Sep 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Seniors prepare for final Fort Abercrombie race
Cole Christiansen’s fondest memory at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park came during a cross country race his freshman year. “The first time I got on varsity, outsprinting Brandon Gilbert,” said Christiansen, who finished 10th in that race. Four years later, Christiansen is making his final home appearance on the grueling 5-kilometer Abercrombie course Friday in a dual meet against Grace Christian. This time a...
Sep 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS tennis gains experience at Homer
Kodiak High School’s tennis team spent last weekend in Homer for a community tennis tournament put on by the Homer Tennis Association. Kodiak took 12 players to the tournament, but all walked away winless, said Bears coach Steve Johnston. “We gained experience, and it was a good all-around trip,” Johnston said. “We managed to get to play. It did stop raining long enough for us to get in about four hours worth.” On...
Sep 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Past Kodiak swimming star helps Bears
Greg Rose proved he was a decent diver for Kodiak. He dabbled in it one year — his sophomore season — and was the top Region III diver in 2002. “I kind of wanted to focus on butterfly, so I kind of pushed it aside,” said Rose Monday at the Kodiak Community Pool. Rose, a 2005 Kodiak graduate, spent the past three weeks as the Bears’ dive coach. Rose’s last practice with the team was Monday, as he returned home to H...
Sep 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak, Dimond battle in the pool
State championship-caliber swimmers will fill the Kodiak Community Pool Friday and Saturday. Kodiak’s swimming and diving team hosts Dimond in a pair of highly anticipated dual meets. The Kodiak girls are the defending state champions, while the Dimond boys have won state the past three seasons. Kodiak will be tested on both sides, and coach John Lindquist said this is the Bears’ biggest meet of the regular season...
Sep 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak FB remains unranked
Beating Kenai on the final play of the game wasn’t enough to move Kodiak back into the Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network football poll. For the second consecutive week, the Bears remain out of the poll, released Monday. This time, however, Kodiak is coming off a dramatic 20-19 victory at Kenai instead of a one-point loss at Thunder Mountain. Kodiak was down 19-7 entering the fourth quarter, but rallied for a pair...
Sep 11, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS swimmers score big at Homer Invitational
Kodiak’s swim team proved in its first invite of the season it is the team to beat again in Region III. Facing nothing but Region III foes, Kodiak dominated the Homer Invitational on Friday and Saturday at Homer High School. The girls won 10 of 12 events to tally 135 points, 65 points ahead of runner-up Kenai. The boys also won 10 events to finish first with 150 points, 81 points ahead of runner-up Colony. Jori Li...
Sep 11, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS alumni update: Anthony, Bethea shine in Hawaii
Cross country runners Dylan Anthony and Jamyi Bethea ended their weeklong stay in Hawaii with a pair of solid performances at the Big Wave Invitational on Saturday. Anthony, a sophomore at the University of Alaska Anchorage, placed second in the 5-kilometer race at Kaneohe, Oahu with a time of 15 minutes, 47 seconds — four seconds behind teammate Micah Chelimo. UAA swept the first five spots to win the team title ...
Sep 11, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak snaps skid on final play
Fredy Sorto is becoming a big-play receiver.  The senior wide receiver hauled in a 21-yard touchdown reception with no time left on the clock, ending Kodiak’s two-game losing skid with a stunning 20-19 come-from-behind Northern Lights Conference football victory at Kenai. It was Sorto’s fourth touchdown catch of the season, and it pushed Kodiak to 2-0 in the NLC, 3-2 overall.   “We just believed, at least I believ...
Sep 10, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sweeping aside the Kards
Hannah Wandersee is known for her play at the net, but on Friday she left the court smiling over a different part of her game.  Kodiak’s middle hitter dished out a career-high three assists in a 25-13, 25-19, 25-12 Northern Lights Conference volleyball sweep of visiting Kenai in the Kodiak High School gym.  After each assist, the junior couldn’t help but flash a smile in the direction of Kodiak coach Amy Willis.  ...
Sep 10, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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