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Five Bears make all-NLC team
Kodiak landed a handful of basketball players on the all-Northern Lights Conference teams, announced Saturday after the conclusion of the conference championships. Senior Jemuel Medina and junior Austin Frick earned first-team NLC honors on the boys side, while juniors Hannah Wandersee and Jerica Nelson were named to the girls first team. Junior Carissa Cannon was placed on the girls second team. For Medina and Fr...
Mar 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak girls face Lathrop in state opener
On Sunday night, Alaska School Activities Association announced on a live webcast that Kodiak’s first-round opponent at the 4A girls state basketball tournament would be Soldotna. By Monday afternoon, that had changed. Kodiak will now be facing Lathrop in the first game of the state tournament at 8 a.m. Thursday, March 21 at Sullivan Arena in Anchorage, while Soldotna was moved out of the eight-team tournament. So...
Mar 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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NLC runner-up Bears clinch 4A state berth
Wasilla denied Kodiak its first Northern Lights Conference girls basketball title in more than three decades Saturday afternoon. The unbeaten Warriors were never challenged in a 61-29 win over the Bears in the NLC championship game at Soldotna High School. The 32-point loss stings, but the Bears have a chance at redemption. Both top seed Wasilla and No. 2 Kodiak qualified for the 4A state tournament that begins Ma...
Mar 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak boys finish fourth in NLC
Kodiak’s boys basketball team entered the Northern Lights Conference Championships with aspirations of advancing to the 4A state tournament. Palmer’s Connor Looney crushed those dreams in Friday’s semifinal round. With Kodiak trailing by three in the closing seconds, Looney swiped the ball from a Bears guard and went the other way for a dunk that sealed his team’s 58-53 win at Soldotna High School. The victory sen...
Mar 11, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak moves on with 19-point victory
Kodiak’s boys inched closer to the 4A state basketball tournament Thursday afternoon. Led by the sharp-shooting Austin Frick, Kodiak sprung past Kenai 76-57 on the first day of the Northern Lights Conference Championships at Soldotna High School. Frick sank five 3-pointers and scored all of his game-high 24 points in the first three quarters as Kodiak (16-9) rolled to its seventh consecutive victory and came four ...
Mar 08, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak girls begin quest to state
While the Northern Lights Conference Championships kicked off Thursday at Soldotna High School, Kodiak’s girls basketball team spent part of its day at Cook Inlet Academy. Kodiak coach Stephanie Smiley wanted her team to get one more practice before facing Colony in today’s semifinal round at 4:15 p.m. The winner clinches a berth to the 4A state tournament and advances to Saturday’s championship game. The Bears, t...
Mar 08, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak begins NLC Tourney today against Kenai
If Kodiak wants to qualify for the 4A state basketball tournament, they likely will have to reach the championship game of the Northern Lights Conference Championships. The Bears are up for the challenge. “I can’t wait, and neither can the team,” senior Elijah Hiner said. “We are all fired up and ready to go. I really believe we have a really good chance — nobody wants to play Kodiak.” No team is hotter than Kodia...
Mar 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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NLC dominates state rankings
Three of the top 5 girls 4A basketball teams in the state will be playing at the Northern Lights Conference Championships — and only two can automatically qualify for the state tournament. Wasilla remained No. 1 in the Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches poll, while Kodiak stayed at No. 3 and Colony at No. 4 in the latest rankings released Wednesday. Wasilla and Kodiak, the top two seeds in the NLC Championsh...
Mar 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS girls conclude wrestling season
Kodiak picked up three second-place finishes at the USGWA Girls State Championships Saturday. Jenny Valdez, Ashley Benton and Krystal Fabricante placed second in their weight classes at the state’s unofficial girls wrestling tournament at Service High School in Anchorage. Valdez, a junior at Kodiak High School, was second in a four-woman bracket. Her only loss came to champion Savannah Commerford. Benton, a sophom...
Mar 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wasilla girls, Colony boys finish undefeated
The Wasilla girls and Colony boys kept their top spots in this week’s Kodiak Daily Mirror Northern Lights Conference basketball power rankings. Both squads won all 10 of their conference games and will enter the NLC Championships as the No. 1 seeds. Girls 1. Wasilla (25-0 overall, 10-0 NLC) — Is anybody else getting tired of seeing Wasilla win? After beating Colony and Lathrop last week, the Warriors are 48-1 over...
Mar 06, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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