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KHS volleyball aims to rebound at Service/Dimond tourney
Kodiak’s volleyball team is at the Service/Dimond Tournament today and Saturday. The tournament features 20 of the best teams from around the state. In Friday’s pool play, Kodiak will play 3A classification schools Nikiski and Eielson and 4A schools East Anchorage and Dimond. “It’s not necessarily an easy pool,” Kodiak coach Amy Willis said. “East is really strong. We saw them at West (Spiketacular) this year. I w...
Oct 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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High School football picks: Final week of high school football
The final week of high school football in Alaska is upon us. Last week, Eielson and Soldotna each won state titles in the small and medium school classifications. I picked both of them to win and neither game was close, just as I predicted. I went 3-1 last week to run my season-long total to 63-12. The only game I missed on was South Anchorage’s victory over previously undefeated Palmer in a large-school semifinal...
Oct 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Soccer club kicks into gear
On a blustery Tuesday afternoon, with snow flurries swirling in the air, nine players kicked soccer balls around a cold Joe Floyd Track and Field. The nine were representing Kodiak High School’s soccer club. The club formed last spring and practiced whenever they could. “We practiced in the gym during lunch,” coach Eric Waltenbaugh said. “That was the only time we could get gym space.” With new artificial turf cov...
Oct 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS swim team breaks two records
Kodiak’s swimming and diving team posted a couple of record-breaking performances last week at the Palmer Invitational. Kodiak’s boys 200-yard medley relay team of Dyton Schauff, Blake James, Jonas Anderson and Michael Smith reset a school record they established earlier this season. The group recorded a time of 1 minute, 43.86 seconds Saturday to place second at the Palmer Invite. “I think it will keep coming dow...
Oct 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Six KHS players make all-conference football team
Kodiak landed six players on the Northern Lights Conference’s all-conference football squads announced Monday. Senior Fredy Sorto was voted onto the first team as a wide receiver, while seniors Jingo Olaes, Dakota Wibbe, Seth Starr and Eddy Burris and junior Josh Yavorsky made the second team. “I am happy for those guys — real proud for them,” Kodiak coach Jim Schnick said. “They are all well deserving and just a ...
Oct 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thomet runs well in Oregon
Kodiak state cross country champion Levi Thomet showcased his talents in Oregon on Saturday. The sophomore Thomet placed seventh in the Adidas Cross Country Classic at Fern Hill Park in Portland, Ore. Thomet covered the 5-kilometer course in 15 minutes, 26.3 seconds, 41 seconds behind champion Andrew Gardner of Mead High School (Ore.). Thomet was the second sophomore to finish in the varsity elite race, while the ...
Oct 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Palmer takes two from Kodiak
Following a three-set loss to Palmer, Kodiak spent a little extra time in the locker room trying to figure out what went wrong during Saturday’s Northern Lights Conference volleyball match. The Bears had plenty to talk about after Palmer easily rolled to a 25-14, 25-19, 25-14 win in Kodiak’s regular-season home finale. “I give them my little speech about what I see and what I would like us to work on and I gave th...
Oct 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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SoHi, Eielson win titles
Soldotna won its fifth football state title by rolling over Homer 62-20 in the medium-schools championship game at a snowy Tom Huffer Sr. Stadium on Saturday evening in Chugiak. This is Soldotna’s first state title since 2010. The Stars led 34-0 at halftime and 55-6 after three quarters. This is Homer’s second straight loss in a championship game. The Mariners fell to Kenai in last season’s title match. Earlier in...
Oct 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Volleyball honors four seniors
Danielle Willis received an early introduction into volleyball. “The first time I was head coach, I had just given birth to Danielle,” Kodiak coach and Danielle’s mother Amy Willis said. “She was six months old and we had her in the ball cart.” Danielle constantly gets reminded of being toted to practice from her mom’s former players. “I have all these stories get told to me that I was put in baskets as a child an...
Oct 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak goes pink for tonight’s match against Palmer
Kodiak is set to play its first home volleyball match in 34 days. The Bears host Northern Lights Conference power Palmer tonight and Saturday at Kodiak High School. Tonight’s match begins at 7:30 and is designated a Dig Pink match to raise awareness for breast cancer. A dessert auction in the KHS foyer will coincide with the match. The team is also selling pink shirts. Proceeds from both go to the Side-out Foundat...
Oct 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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