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Prep softball: Battery mates carry Kodiak to state
In softball, a good battery can put a charge into a team. Kodiak’s pitcher-catcher combination of Kaia Yatsik and Kaitlyn Clark have energized the Bears to their first small-school state championship appearance in three seasons. “It is everything,” Kodiak coach Sam Catt said. While throwing to Clark, Yatsik has earned all 14 of Kodiak’s wins this season — the most regular-season victories by a player since 2007 (1...
May 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Prep baseball: Kodiak vies for first state title since 2004
Years before James Arnold became Kodiak High’s baseball coach, he knew this year’s team would have the talent to accomplish big things. “I have been telling them since I first met them and started coaching them, ‘You guys will compete at state,’” the Bears’ first-year coach said. That was when Arnold was coaching the majority of Kodiak’s players in Little League. It turns out, his assessment was spot-on. Kodiak (1...
May 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Prep baseball: Frick leads Bears’ offense
Austin Frick has proven to be a long-distance threat on the hardwood, and now he is coming up big for Kodiak’s baseball team.  The Bears’ offense has been humming the entire season, and no bat has been hotter than Frick’s.  The junior leads the team in nearly every offensive category from his No. 3 spot in the lineup. He is hitting .449 (22 for 49) with five doubles, three triples and 17 RBIs. Those numbers are gr...
May 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thomet shines at all-star meet
At a meet full of track and field all-stars, Kodiak’s Levi Thomet shined the brightest. The talented Kodiak sophomore zoomed to two individual victories and anchored a school-record performance in the 3,200-meter relay at the two-day Brian Young Invitational that concluded Saturday at Joe Floyd Track and Field. And just like at the state championships, he was named the boys athlete of the meet. “He is an incredibl...
May 29, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mahle named SCC South Division MVP
Kodiak’s baseball team landed three players on the Southcentral all-conference teams. Senior Brandon Mahle was named the South Division’s most valuable player and junior Austin Frick was placed on the first team. Sophomore Jakob Arnold earned second-team recognition. In 25 innings this season, Mahle’s posted a 3-0 record, a 1.12 earned run average and a single-season school record 43 strikeouts. He has only allowe...
May 29, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak baseball qualifies for state
It wasn’t easy, but Kodiak’s baseball team is headed back to the state tournament for the first time since 2011. The Bears punched their ticket to state with a 10-7 win over Kenai in the Southcentral Conference Championships’ second-place game Saturday in Wasilla. Kodiak (10-4) raced out to an eight-run lead after the second and hung on as Kenai closed to within two in the late stages of the game. The Bears were f...
May 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS softball makes state
After splitting a doubleheader with Homer on Thursday, Kodiak’s softball team needed to win its final four games to qualify for state.  The Bears handled the pressure and ended the regular-season with Northern Lights Conference sweeps of Kenai and Skyview to earn a trip to the small-school state softball tournament for the first time since 2009.  “They were really excited,” third-year coach Sam Catt said. “I was j...
May 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Invite brings top track talent to island
By DEREK CLARKSTON Mirror Writer Brian Young loved watching high school sports. He seldom missed a Kodiak High School track meet before his sudden death in 2011 while climbing Denali. His death rocked Kodiak, and that impact was especially felt within the Bears’ athletic programs. “His early passing inspired me to do something in his honor, in his memory that is special,” Dunbar said. “Not just a regular met that ...
May 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Prep baseball: Kodiak reaches SCC final
By DEREK CLARKSTON Mirror Writer A 90-minute delay didn’t slow down Kodiak in its Southcentral Conference Championships semifinal baseball game Thursday evening. The Bears earned a spot in today’s championship game with a 9-2 victory over Homer at Wasilla High School. The game got a late start when Colony outlasted Kenai 10-6 in 12 innings in the first semifinal. Top-seeds Kodiak (9-3) and Colony play for the conf...
May 24, 2013 | 4 4 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak softball earns split with Homer
Kodiak earned its biggest win in Sam Catt’s three years as head coach Thursday night in Homer. After dropping the first Northern Lights Conference game, 7-3, to Homer, the Bears’ softball team rebounded with an impressive 10-3 win that kept Kodiak’s state chances alive. Kodiak moves to 4-2 in the NLC, 10-8 overall. The Bears need to win their final four conference games to earn their first small-school state tourn...
May 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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