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Invite brings top track talent to island
By DEREK CLARKSTON Mirror Writer Brian Young loved watching high school sports. He seldom missed a Kodiak High School track meet before his sudden death in 2011 while climbing Denali. His death rocked Kodiak, and that impact was especially felt within the Bears’ athletic programs. “His early passing inspired me to do something in his honor, in his memory that is special,” Dunbar said. “Not just a regular met that ...
May 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Prep baseball: Kodiak reaches SCC final
By DEREK CLARKSTON Mirror Writer A 90-minute delay didn’t slow down Kodiak in its Southcentral Conference Championships semifinal baseball game Thursday evening. The Bears earned a spot in today’s championship game with a 9-2 victory over Homer at Wasilla High School. The game got a late start when Colony outlasted Kenai 10-6 in 12 innings in the first semifinal. Top-seeds Kodiak (9-3) and Colony play for the conf...
May 24, 2013 | 4 4 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak softball earns split with Homer
Kodiak earned its biggest win in Sam Catt’s three years as head coach Thursday night in Homer. After dropping the first Northern Lights Conference game, 7-3, to Homer, the Bears’ softball team rebounded with an impressive 10-3 win that kept Kodiak’s state chances alive. Kodiak moves to 4-2 in the NLC, 10-8 overall. The Bears need to win their final four conference games to earn their first small-school state tourn...
May 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Prep baseball: Bears earn South No. 1 seed
Baseball coach James Arnold is determined to keep history from repeating itself at this season’s Southcentral Conference Baseball Tournament, which begins today in Mat-Su. Last year, Kodiak’s season ended with two losses and all-conference hurler Brandon Mahle not even throwing a pitch. Then-Kodiak coach Rick Langfitt was saving Mahle for the championship game, but the Bears never got that far. “I don’t want to se...
May 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Prep softball: King returns from injury
Tessa King graduated from Kodiak High School ahead of schedule. She loaded up on classes and credits and accelerated through high school in just three years. The second baseman for Kodiak’s softball team is not disappointed to be leaving high school early. “I’m not too bummed about that. I am ready to leave,” she said. She has at least one more week of softball — two if the team advances to the state tournament — ...
May 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Prep softball: Kodiak’s offense comes alive
Kodiak’s bats supplied the heat during a blustery and frigid four-game softball homestand over the weekend at East Addition Park. The Bears outscored Houston and Eagle River 73-9 in the four victories that capped Kodiak’s home season. “The girls can hit,” Kodiak coach Sam Catt said. “That is something that we have been working on the last few years. When they are dialed in, they can hit.” Kodiak’s two Northern Lig...
May 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Prep baseball: Kodiak downs Houston in conference finale
Closers typically only work one inning, but on Friday against Houston, Austin Frick was asked to go more. After starter Jakob Arnold labored through three innings, Frick came in and pitched four near-flawless innings to preserve Kodiak’s 10-3 Southcentral Conference victory at Baranof Field. Kodiak wraps up conference play with a 5-2 record — its only losses are to Colony and Kenai, the only two teams ahead of Kod...
May 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS unified track team competes at state
A group of athletes from Kodiak made state history over the weekend. Kodiak’s Rebekah Anderson, Emmelia Dresdow, Lucky Keodovangdy and Kordell Pillians participated in the first unified events held at the state track and field championships in Fairbanks. The events combined students with and without intellectual disabilities. Six unified teams from across the state competed against each other in the 100-meter dash...
May 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak boys win school’s third state track and field title
One by one, members of Kodiak’s boys track and field team entered the Benny Benson Kodiak State Airport terminal late Saturday night to the chant of “champions” coming from the small contingent of fans gathered to celebrate the Bears’ achievements. Two plane rides and hours before, the boys with blue hair captured the school’s third 4A state track and field championship at a winter-like Lathrop High School in Fair...
May 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Boskofsky ends career as state’s best high jumper
For someone who thought she would never win a state title, Port Lions’ Raissa Boskofsky certainly proved herself wrong. The senior jumped past the 1/2/3A field to win her third consecutive high jump title Friday at the state track and field championships at Lathrop High School in Fairbanks. She graduates from Port Lions as a seven-time state champion — five in track and two in basketball. “I never even thought I w...
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