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Gonzales makes final push for state
The walls of Kodiak High School’s wrestling room are covered in history. On the far wall, every state placer in Kodiak’s 51-year-old program has their name on a white nameplate, while all 24 state champions are honored with a triumphant photo. Senior Kevin Gonzales hopes he can add his name to the wall. “Most of my partners happen to be on that side of the wall,” said Gonzales while motioning to the nameplates. “I...
Nov 30, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Robin Hervey Tourney starts today
Kodiak coach Pat Costello says the Robin Hervey Tournament is Alaska’s longest-running high school tournament. The 35-year-old tournament is named after Robin Hervey, who lived in Kodiak for two years. He was instrumental in starting the Kodiak Kids Wrestling Club before his death in 1976. Hervey moved to Kodiak in 1974 with his wife. Before that, he wrestled for Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Wash. The to...
Nov 30, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Runners head to California
Six cross country runners from Kodiak High School are headed north this weekend to run against some of the top runners in the west. Levi Thomet, Cole Christiansen, Julian McCarthy, Michael Parnell, Levi Fried and Leah Cawthorn are competing at Saturday’s Foot Locker Western Regional Cross Country Championships at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, Calif. Thomet, Alaska’s 4A state champion, and state runner-up Chri...
Nov 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Robin Hervey begins Friday
The 35th installment of the Robin Hervey Tournament only has three teams, but it will be loaded with quality wrestlers. Chugiak and Palmer join host Kodiak for the tournament that gets under way 4 p.m. Friday at Kodiak High School. Kodiak coach Pat Costello said Palmer is the top 4A team in the state and will challenge Kodiak for the team title. “They are very tough,” Costello said. “They are very good where we ar...
Nov 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS wrestling adjusts to new 98-pound class
By DEREK CLARKSTON Mirror Writer For a second straight season, Alaska prep wrestlers are adjusting to a new weight class. Alaska has joined a handful of states and added a 98-pound weight class for the 2012-2013 high school season. Last year, the National Federation of High School Wrestling reconstructed the weight classes, which included shifting the 103-pound class to 106 pounds. “The majority of the coaches wan...
Nov 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Filling up on pie
Kodiak High School wrestlers pour pumpkin pie filling into crusts Tuesday at Kodiak High School. The wrestling team made 112 pies for a fundraiser. (Derek Clarkston photo)
Nov 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Caballa, Fried win Lancer Smith titles
Kodiak’s Andrew Caballa and Levi Fried wrestled to a pair of Lancer Smith Memorial Tournament titles Saturday at Palmer High School.  The Bears also received three fifth-place finishes, enough to place seventh as a team with 116.5 points. Palmer won its own tournament for the first time with 159 points.  Caballa, the defending 112-pound 4A state champion, improved to 9-0 on the season.  The junior escaped with a 1...
Nov 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Building a program
Rick Langfitt's Kodiak High School office displays nearly two decades worth of his dedication to baseball. Little League team plaques cover the wall closest to his desk, Kodiak High School memorabilia litter a table in the corner, years of statistics sit on another table and a baseball cap rests on a shelf inches above the floor. Come June 1, all those items will be gone and all that will be left is Langfitt's leg...
Nov 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak losing scorekeeper
If Rick Langfitt is known as Mr. Baseball, his wife Diane is Mrs. Baseball. Diane has been involved in Kodiak baseball since arriving on the island 21 years ago. For the last nine, she has spent her time as Kodiak High School’s official home scorekeeper. She learned the skill of scorekeeping while attending Minnesota Twins baseball games growing up in Minneapolis. When Rick took over the baseball program in 2004, ...
Nov 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Small off to strong start
Kodiak’s Jay-Ar Small is following in teammate Andrew Caballa’s path. As a sophomore last season, Caballa gave up basketball to focus on wrestling. The result was a state title. This season, Small is hoping the same decision will land him on top of the state podium in February. “It would be amazing if I did,” the 120-pound sophomore said. Small is off to a good start. He went 5-0 during Kodiak’s opening weekend at...
Nov 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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