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Kodiak volleyball plays at Service/Dimond Tourney
Only Dimond has beaten Kodiak this season. That came a month ago in the championship game of the West Spiketacular. The Bears could get another chance at the Lynx at the two-day, 20-team Service/Dimond Tournament that begins Friday in Anchorage. “If they are going to be in the championship match, that is where we hope to be,” Willis said. Kodiak had a chance to close out Dimond in a best-of-3 match but failed to c...
Oct 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Prep swimming: James moves up in state rankings
The Valley Invitational was good for Kodiak, and it was particularly good for Blake James. The Kodiak High School junior saved his best performance of the season for the biggest meet to date on Saturday at Palmer High School. James was the only Kodiak boy to win a pair of individual events in the nine-team field. He won the 200-yard freestyle in 1 minute, 50.52 seconds and the 100 breaststroke in 1:02.86. “Those w...
Oct 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak sweeps Wasilla
Kodiak’s run through the Northern Lights Conference continued against Wasilla. Behind superior serving, the Bears wasted little time dispatching the visiting Warriors in a pair of NLC volleyball matches at the Kodiak Middle School gym. Kodiak swept Wasilla 25-13, 25-19, 25-17 Friday and swept them again 25-16, 25-11, 25-17 Saturday to remain perfect in conference play at 8-0. “That is nice,” Kodiak coach Amy Willi...
Oct 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Swimmers win Valley Invitational
Kodiak’s swimming team made a late-season statement in the Valley Invitational Saturday at Palmer High School. Both the boys and girls squads emerged victorious in the invitational that is billed as a Region III Championship preview. Behind four individual victories, Kodiak’s boys overwhelmed the competition with 121 points, 70 points more than runner-up Colony. The girls race was much closer, as Kodiak’s 77 point...
Oct 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Soldotna, Juneau reach football finals
Soldotna and Juneau will collide in the medium-schools state championship game Oct. 26 in Anchorage. The Stars secured their second state trip to the title game with a 66-33 win over North Pole on Saturday at the Dimond Alumni Field in Anchorage. In the other semfinal, Juneau defeated Kenai 42-15. Soldotna’s Jake Kooly galloped for 345 yards and five touchdowns on 26 carries against North Pole. Overall, Soldotna r...
Oct 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Seniors to play in final home matches
During a recent photo shoot, Amy Willis kept reminding her seven seniors that she would like to begin practice. The seven heard the coach, but returned their attention to the camera; they all had a different agenda for practice — smile, laugh and giggle. “I can’t make an actually diagnosis, but collectively they are very ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder),” Willis said. This wasn’t the first time the ...
Oct 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak volleyball switches venues for this weekend’s matches
This season, Kodiak’s volleyball team has practiced in three different gyms, and today the team will play a home match at Kodiak Middle School. The renovation of the high school gym forced the team to begin the season at the middle school. The team moved to the high school for two weeks and is now practicing at North Star Elementary while the high school gym floor is being replaced. Kodiak was fortunate to play it...
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KHS dance team holds kick-a-thon
The Kodiak High School dance team is holding its annual kick-a-thon at 7 p.m. today in the high school foyer. The team splits into two teams and each team kicks for 30 minutes. While one group kicks, the other cheers them on and keeps them hydrated. This a fundraiser for the team’s April trip to the Aloha International Spirit Championships in Honolulu, Hawaii. The team attended the championships five years ago. La...
Oct 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Swimmers prepare for stretch run of season
The Kodiak Community Swimming Pool felt a bit empty Monday afternoon for Kodiak High School’s practice. With a month left in the season, the swimming and diving team has been trimmed from 47 to 25 athletes. Left in the pool is the varsity squad, while the junior varsity team’s season is over. “It gives us more space and it gives prep for our championship run,” said Kodiak coach John Lindquist, whose team has compl...
Oct 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tennis wins 3 matches at state
Kodiak High’s tennis squad picked up three victories at the state tennis tournament Friday and Saturday in Anchorage. The girls duo of Icy Basa and Amy Whitmore accounted for two victories and reached the consolation bracket semifinals. Basa and Whitmore defeated a team from Hutchison and Lathrop before falling to the East Anchorage duo of Katie Alversado and Abby McDiffett 8-4 in the semifinals. Kodiak coach Stev...
Oct 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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