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Prep wrestling: Sega enters NLC Championships as state’s best heavyweight
Leo Sega won only one match as an eighth-grader learning how to wrestle. He didn’t get discouraged; he got better. As a junior, Sega has compiled a 26-4 record and enters today’s Northern Lights Conference Championships at Palmer High School as Kodiak’s only top-ranked state wrestler. He is the odds-on favorite to win the 285-pound class, the heaviest of Alaska’s 14 weight classes. His rise to the top is a surpris...
Jan 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Prep hoops: Kodiak girls ranked third
High school basketball coaches around the state are taking notice of the Kodiak girls. The Bears are the third-ranked 4A team in the state in the latest Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches weekly poll. Kodiak (11-0) was unranked to begin the season and just appeared in the rankings a couple of weeks ago. Ahead of Kodiak is Northern Lights Conference leader Wasilla (11-0) and Dimond (8-2) from the Cook Inlet C...
Jan 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Prep hoops: Kodiak boys begin NLC play tonight
Seven weeks into the basketball season, Kodiak’s boys are finally going to play a Northern Lights Conference game as they travel to Kenai. “The way we set the schedule up, we wanted to get some of these tougher games on the schedule this year before we went into the conference,” Kodiak coach David Anderson said. Kodiak played three Cook Inlet Conference teams — the Bears have one left on the schedule — and all thr...
Jan 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak's girls a win away from best start in school history
Kodiak’s girls return home after six road victories with a chance to make history. The Bears have rattled off 11 consecutive wins to begin the basketball season. One more victory would surpass the Mike Platt-coached 1978-1979 team for the best start in the team’s 41-year history. Kodiak will get the chance to set the record when it plays Kenai in a Northern Lights Conference game Friday at 7:30 p.m. The two meet a...
Jan 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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NLC power rankings: Colony boys making a statement
After a wild opening week of Northern Lights Conference play, things have settled down a bit. That’s reflected in the Kodiak Daily Mirror’s weekly NLC basketball power rankings. The rankings are exactly the same as last week’s; Wasilla girls and Colony boys top each side. Girls 1. Wasilla (11-0 overall, 3-0 NLC) — Alexis Imoe, Kyla Dinkel and Alysha Devine have the Warriors rolling. Wasilla beat Colony and West An...
Jan 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak High graduate creates logo for new field
David Anderson never played on Joe Floyd Track and Field’s new artificial turf, but the former Kodiak football player has left his mark on the multimillion-dollar field. Anderson, a 2012 Kodiak High School graduate, is the artist behind the bear logo that covers the middle of the field. When he designed the logo during his senior year, he didn’t realize it would end up on Kodiak’s new playing surface. “It was a co...
Jan 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak girls match best start in program history
Kodiak’s girls basketball team matched the best start in the program’s history with a 47-42 Northern Lights Conference victory at Colony High on Saturday. Kodiak also won Friday’s game against Colony, 36-30. Kodiak improves to 11-0, which ties the 1978-79 squad for the best girls start in school history. Wasilla, the two-time defending state champions, is also 11-0 and the only other undefeated team in the confere...
Jan 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rural schools winless on road
The Kodiak Emerging Small School’s boys basketball team fell 68-38 to Ninilchik Thursday evening on the Kenai Peninsula. Kodiak ESS concludes its weeklong trip with an 0-3 record. “The way these kids have progressed and our trip over here is just remarkable,” ESS coach Russ Scotter said. “We couldn’t have done this in practice.” Kodiak ESS is made up of students from Ouzinkie, Larsen Bay, Akiok and Karluk. The tea...
Jan 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Arnold takes charge of KHS baseball
The thought of becoming a high school baseball coach never crossed James Arnold’s mind until an encounter with Rick Langfitt in 2009. At the time, Langfitt was Kodiak High School’s head baseball coach and Arnold was a Little League coach. Langfitt approached Arnold during a Little League game at Dark Lake Field and told him he would make a good high school coach someday. That someday is now. On Tuesday, Kodiak Hig...
Jan 18, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Prep hoops: Kodiak girls improve to 9-0
Make it 9-0. Kodiak’s girls remained perfect on the season after romping past Chugiak 53-30 in a nonconference basketball game at Chugiak Thursday evening. The win puts Kodiak two wins away from matching the 1978-79 team for the best start in the program’s history. That team started 11-0. “It was a fight,” Kodiak coach Stephanie Smiley said. “It didn’t feel like we beat them by 23.” Kodiak junior Hannah Wandersee ...
Jan 18, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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