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Rural schools begin hoops season
Two Kodiak rural schools basketball teams began a season-opening weeklong trip to the Kenai Peninsula on Monday. Both Old Harbor and Kodiak ESS fell to Nikolaevsk in Peninsula Conference boys contests Monday at Nikolaevsk. Old Harbor lost 80-12, while Kodiak ESS fell 54-17. Kodiak ESS is made up of students from Ouzinkie, Larsen Bay, Akiok and Karluk. The team practiced together only once before playing on Monday....
Jan 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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NLC power rankings: Soldotna girls fall in rankings after rough week
What a wild week it was in the National Football League and in the Northern Lights Conference. I’m still reeling from the Seattle Seahawks heartbreaking loss to the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. The same could be said for the Soldotna Stars girls’ basketball team. Soldotna went into the week undefeated and came out of it with three straight losses on consecutive nights to Colony, Palmer and Wasilla. Ouch. The first f...
Jan 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Buzzer beater gives Kodiak title
Austin Frick shot Kodiak’s boys to its first tournament title of the season. The junior sharpshooter nailed a 28-foot 3-pointer at the buzzer to send Kodiak to a 50-49 victory over Lathrop in the championship game of the Joe T. Classic Basketball Tournament Saturday in Fairbanks. “We went for the win because we were on the road,” Kodiak coach David Anderson said. “It was just a beautiful shot, nothing but the bott...
Jan 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sega wins again
Kodiak’s Leo Sega is turning it on near the end of the wrestling season. The Bears’ big man won his second consecutive tournament title, this one coming at the Glen Vandergraw Tournament Saturday at Dimond High School in Anchorage. Sega pinned South Anchorage’s Jarmie Augafa in the second round of the 285-pound title bout. He also won last week at the Colony Invitational. The Kodiak junior also pinned James Clawso...
Jan 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak girls remain undefeated
Two tournaments, two titles. Kodiak’s girls won their second tournament in as many weeks by breezing through the Joe. T Basketball Classic at Lathrop High School in Fairbanks. During its three-day stay in the Interior, Kodiak kept the momentum it gained by winning last week’s Joe Floyd Tournament. The Bears followed their Thursday win over Lathrop with a 43-27 win over West Valley on Friday and a 48-36 victory ove...
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Clarky Awards: And the winner is ...
It’s time for the seventh installment of the Kodiak Daily Mirror’s Clarky Awards. The award — named after the Daily Mirror’s lone sports writer — is to honor Kodiak’s athletic community over the past year. Some people even call the award a career booster: Just ask former winners Trevor Dunbar, Jimmy Eggemeyer and Laura Griffing. This year’s awards column, just like last year’s, got pushed back to January because o...
Jan 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Prep hoops: Kodiak girls stay perfect with 47-42 win over Lathrop
Kodiak’s girls emerged from a wild fourth quarter with a 47-42 win over Lathrop Thursday evening at the Joe T. Classic Basketball Tournament in Fairbanks.  The win keeps Kodiak perfect on the season at 6-0, while it is Lathrop’s first loss in five games.  Juniors Jerica Nelson and Hannah Wandersee led the way with 14 points apiece. Wandersee also played outstanding defense on Lathrop’s promising freshman Ruthy Heb...
Jan 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Prep hoops: KHS boys hold off West Valley
Kodiak’s free throw shooting trumped West Valley’s 3-point accuracy Thursday evening on the first day of the Joe T. Classic Basketball Tournament in Fairbanks.  Kodiak’s boys canned 33 of their 46 free throws to overpower West Valley 74-62 at Lathrop High School.  “We got a lot of good penetration on them and we were able to get to the line,” Kodiak coach David Anderson said. “This is a huge win, especially on the...
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Wrestlers head to Dimond
Kodiak High School’s wrestling team is back together for the stretch run of the season. Many of the wrestlers spent the holidays away from the mat room, but with school beginning this week the team is ready for its final push. That push begins today when Kodiak travels to the Glen Vandergraw Tournament at Dimond High School. The team competes in duals today and the tournament on Saturday. “This is the last big tou...
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Practice paying off for Ng
Sarah Ng owes her Joe Floyd Tournament 3-point contest title to her father Jimmy. The groundwork for her precise shooting was laid years ago inside the Coast Guard base gym. “He said, ‘Sarah, you can be a shooter,’ and I said, ‘OK, let’s work that.’ So we did,” Sarah said. Daughter and father spent endless nights inside the base gym, Sarah shooting and Jimmy rebounding. The two even played a little one-on-one and ...
Jan 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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