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Off and running
Marcus Dunbar’s goal the first week of cross country practice is to not hurt his athletes too badly. So far, so good. “Alaska is hard because we start so early in the summer, so I am just happy that we had 30 kids here yesterday (Tuesday),” Kodiak’s veteran coach said. “There is another third of our team that is still on vacation, fishing or working.” The purpose of the first week of practice is to shake the dust ...
Aug 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS hoops back from Wash.
Members of Kodiak High School’s boys basketball team returned Monday from a nine-day tour in Washington. Kodiak played 22 games — winning more than half of them — during its stay in the Evergreen State. The majority of the games were played against school’s with enrollments of more than 2,000 students. Coach David Anderson said it benefits Kodiak by playing bigger schools. “You would rather play teams that are ver...
Aug 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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High school football begins
With a vibrant rainbow appearing in the distance at Pederson Elementary, Kodiak football embarked into a new era. Monday marked the first practice of the 2012 season and the debut of head coach Jim Schnick. “I’m just trying to use the knowledge that I’ve got from my experience and try to translate it out here and make things really efficient,” Schnick said. “We only got one week of practice and then we go into gam...
Jul 31, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Spikers camp set to start
A Kodiak High School four-day volleyball camp begins 4:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Kodiak Middle School gym. The $40 camp is open to high school students and is organized by KHS volleyball coach Amy Willis. The four days of volleyball act as a training camp before KHS volleyball tryouts begin at 5 p.m. Aug. 6. Willis said girls interested in playing during the 2012 season need to have a current physical. Kodiak’s fir...
Jul 31, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak hauls in awards at camp
Kodiak High School’s football team returned Sunday from the All-Alaska Football Camp with a bunch of hardware. Nine players — Collin Powers, Kerry Powers, Melvin Javier, Eddy Burris, Hunter McKee, Ruben Amodo, Jingo Olaes, Darren Sene and Leo Sega — won awards at the four-day football camp held at Wasilla High School. “I believe it is the most Kodiak has ever received,” coach Jim Schnick said. “They did really wel...
Jun 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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David Anderson to play for Wisconsin Lutheran this fall
Growing up in the suburbs of Chicago is where David Anderson first encountered the game of football. He spent countless hours with his older brother Nathan in their spacious backyard tossing the pigskin. “His older brother really taught him how to throw and catch the football at a young age,” David’s mother Denise said. Anderson’s church was big into football, and as he grew older the congregation gathered for two...
Jun 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak football voyages to All-Alaska camp
Alaska’s high school football season is still six weeks away, but that isn’t slowing down Kodiak from learning valuable tools that will help the team come August. Kodiak is just one of many Alaska schools attending the All-Alaska football camp that started Monday and runs through Thursday at Wasilla High School. This is the 21st year of the camp, while Kodiak has gone nearly every year since becoming a program in ...
Jun 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Three Bears named all-NLC
Kodiak’s three representatives on the Northern Light Conference’s first team were unlikely candidates when the season started. But over a month of games, Richele Ferris, Leila Pyle and Dannika Catt cemented themselves as softball stars. All three were named to the NLC first team on Monday. “I’m really excited. I am happy for all of them,” Kodiak coach Sam Catt said. “All three did a great job this year. It is real...
Jun 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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High school sports season comes to end
Saturday marked the end of the 2011-2012 high school sports season in Alaska. Alaska is the first state to begin the high school season and one of the last to end. Kodiak’s school year was filled with regional and state champions, retirements and the joy and heartache of prep sports. Here are the top 10 high school sports stories from the past 10 months. 10. Swearingin dunks in front of home crowd One of senior Je...
Jun 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Juneau downs conference rival Ketchikan in title game
For the first time in his nine-year tenure at Kodiak, coach Rick Langfitt was a spectator at the state baseball tournament. Langfitt’s team made an early exit at last week’s Southcentral Conference tournament, but that didn’t stop him from attending the three-day tournament at Mulcahy Stadium in Anchorage over the weekend. It was the sixth state appearance for Langfitt, but his first as a fan. “It is always fun to...
Jun 04, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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