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First-year varsity grappler begins season strong
At 5-foot-1 and 106 pounds, Yuto Ohki will never be mistaken for a sumo wrestler. That doesn’t mean he hasn’t messed around with the style of wrestling made famous from his family’s native land of Japan. “I’m not a heavyweight, but I do sumo for fun – it is just fun,” the Kodiak High School senior said. At his size, Ohki probably will never become a sumo wrestler, but he does enjoy wrestling and is off to a promis...
Dec 06, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak heads to North/South Tournament
Kodiak wrestling is coming off Thanksgiving break and will be competing at the North/South Tournament at Wasilla High School beginning today. Kodiak will wrestle a pair of duals today and then enter the tournament at 9 a.m. Saturday. This tournament is not as big as the Lancer Smith Memorial Tournament but will still feature the majority of the Northern Lights Conference and Cook Inlet Conference schools. “Every w...
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Kodiak ESS volleyball heads to regionals
Graduating from Port Lions, Chelsea Robustellini played a big role in the school’s athletic tradition. She was an all-state mix-six volleyball player on the Kings’ 2005 team that finished third in the state and was an integral part of Port Lions’ hoops teams. The state tournaments were nice, but what she lived for was beating the archipelago’s other rural teams. Now, she has joined forces with the competition as a...
Dec 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thomet to face elite field at Foot Locker
Two months after his second straight cross country state title, Kodiak’s Levi Thomet is ready to take on the best of the west in sunny California. Thomet and five other KHS runners are competing in the Foot Locker West Regional Saturday in Walnut, Calif. The talented junior will showcase his talents in the seeded boys race that begins at 9:40 a.m. Alaska Standard Time. The race can be seen online at www.dyestatcal...
Dec 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Basketball season begins at KHS
Kodiak High School’s basketball squads started practice Monday, but their game schedules have been set for nearly a year. Activities director Bryan Ferris has the tough task of mapping out the seasons for both the boys and girls. “It is the most difficult to fill,” Ferris said. “Baseball and softball is a scheduling nightmare because of the lack of weekends, but basketball is tough.” Each team has to play 10 North...
Dec 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak wrestling lands 7 in state rankings
Kodiak landed seven wrestlers in the first 4A state rankings released Nov. 27 on akmat.org. Leading the way is senior Leo Sega, who is the top heavyweight after two weeks of competition. Last year’s 285-pound state champion has a 10-1 record this season. His only loss came to No. 2-ranked Ben Button of Palmer during the Peninsula Duals. Sega rebounded from that defeat with a victory over Button to claim the Lancer...
Dec 02, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sega claims Lancer Smith title
Heavyweight Leo Sega emerged as Kodiak’s only champion at Saturday’s Lancer Smith Memorial wrestling tournament in Palmer. Sega, last year’s 4A state heavyweight champion, edged Palmer’s Ben Button 3-2 in the championship match. Button pinned Sega in the third round at last week’s Peninsula Duals. This week, Sega got the best of Palmer’s big man to improve to 10-1 on the season. “For the non-wrestler, it looked li...
Nov 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Branson back at home
Marlon Branson spent more time in doctors’ offices than on the wrestling mat at the University of Jamestown. So much time, he probably is halfway to obtaining his doctorate. “I learned a lot about the body,” Branson said. Instead, the former Kodiak High School wrestling star got his bachelor’s degree in physical education and has returned to Kodiak as a student teacher. He has also joined the wrestling high school...
Nov 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Soccer gaining popularity at KHS
The Kodiak High School soccer club is making a push to establish itself as a sanctioned sport. Members and supporters of the club went to the Kodiak Island Borough School District school board on Nov. 4 to start the groundwork for the potential switch from a club to a varsity-level sport at KHS. The club started with five students two years ago and has swelled to as many as 50. Last season, the self-funded club to...
Nov 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS wrestlers head to Palmer
Kodiak coach Pat Costello was pleased with his team’s season-opening performance at the Peninsula Duals. The Bears placed fifth, going 6-1. The team’s only loss came to Northern Lights Conference rival Palmer. “Our technique was pretty good for the opening weekend,” the longtime coach said. “We wrestled pretty intense.” Andrew Caballa and Kerry Powers both emerged undefeated at 7-0. The big surprises were Aaron Ro...
Nov 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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