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Kodiak sends 22 wrestlers to state tourney
Kodiak qualified a state-best 22 wrestlers for the ASAA/First National Bank 4A Wrestling State Championships. It is the most qualifiers in coach Pat Costello’s 22 years in Kodiak. “We have never been the top dog with the most entrants,” said Costello, whose previous high was 18 entrants. Costello is not disappointed, but said the number should have been higher. “We felt we could have had 23,” he said. “We lost one...
Feb 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak wins first wrestling region title in 20 years
When Sean Costello was hired at Kodiak High School, the former Bear wanted to bring Kodiak wrestling back to prominence.  The Bears are dormant no more.  In Costello’s second year, Kodiak is king of the Northern Lights Conference.  Kodiak roared past defending NLC and state champion Wasilla to win its first region title since 1992 at the NLC Championships on Saturday at Kodiak High School.  The Bears used four ind...
Jan 30, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Juneau sweeps Kodiak boys
Kodiak was closer to Juneau this go-around, but the result was the same. The Bears lost a pair of boys basketball nonconference games to the Crimson Bears over the weekend in Juneau. On Friday, Kodiak fell 59-56 to Juneau and then lost 61-50 on Saturday. The losses mark improvement for Kodiak, as the Bears almost rebounded from their 26-point defeat to Juneau earlier this season. “The kids played great defense thi...
Jan 30, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak nets five top seeds for NLC tourney
Five Kodiak High School wrestlers enter the Northern Lights Conference Championships as the top seed. Andrew Caballa (106), Levi Fried (113), Kevin Lepola (152), Kerry Powers (170) and Charlie Johnson (182) all earned No. 1 seeds for the tournament that begins today at 11 a.m., at Kodiak High School. The tournament concludes Saturday with championship matches at 6:30 p.m. at Kodiak High School. Wasilla, the defend...
Jan 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak boys seek revenge on Juneau
Two weeks ago, Juneau handed Kodiak its worst loss of the season. The Bears’ boys basketball team is eager to prove that game was just a fluke when they play at the capital city today and Saturday in nonconference games against the Crimson Bears. Both games begin at 7 p.m. “I think the outcome will be pretty good,” Kodiak coach David Anderson said. “I’m hoping for a split. I’ve added a few plays to have our shoote...
Jan 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wasilla girls still top team
Wasilla’s girls kept the state’s top ranking after a pair of impressive victories over Kodiak last week. With the two wins, the Warriors remained perfect with an 8-0 record and remained the top 4A girls team in the Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches This week, the Northern Lights Conference North Division leader Wasilla (3-0) hosts Soldotna and Kenai in a pair of NLC games. Palmer slides in at No. 2. However...
Jan 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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NLC wrestling tourney comes to Kodiak
The top wrestlers in the Northern Lights Conference will be on display Friday and Saturday in Kodiak. The Bears are hosting their first NLC Championships since 2004. Kodiak finished second last year, behind only Wasilla, which went on to win the state title. The Warriors are again the team to beat. “Wasilla is the best team,” Kodiak coach Pat Costello said. “Now, if Wasilla falters a little bit and we up the tempo...
Jan 26, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Costellos are the only father/son coaching combination in Alaska wrestling
When Kodiak hosted its last Northern Lights Conference Tournament in 1998, Sean Costello was a star wrestler for the Bears. He had a tournament to remember. He won his third NLC title and a week later capped off an undefeated season with his second state title at 125 pounds. However, Costello said the details of that tournament are now a bit fuzzy. “I remember a little bit about it. It is kind of a blur, that whol...
Jan 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wasilla girls sweep Kodiak in pair of NLC games
Kodiak’s homecourt opponent wasn’t as kind to the Bears this weekend as Colony was last weekend. Wasilla’s girls invaded Kodiak High School and, with back-to-back victories over the host Bears, showed why they are the top-ranked 4A basketball team in the state and the team favored to win the Northern Lights Conference.  On Friday, Wasilla earned a 46-27 victory over Kodiak. That triumph was backed with a 60-34 win...
Jan 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wasilla boys extend win streak over Kodiak to 17 games
For the opening quarter of Friday night’s game, Kodiak played Wasilla tough on its homecourt. Unfortunately for the Bears, the Warriors owned the rest of the weekend. Fourth-ranked Wasilla defeated Kodiak 72-56 and followed that with an 87-62 victory in a pair of Northern Lights Conference boys basketball games at Wasilla High School. Wasilla extended its winning streak over Kodiak to 17 games, a span that began i...
Jan 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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