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Prep wrestling: Sega wins state
Never count Leo Sega out. After finishing a disappointing fifth-place finish at the Northern Lights Conference championships last week, not many people thought Kodiak’s heavyweight wrestler would do much at the 4A state championships. Sega proved the critics wrong. The junior plowed his way through the 285-pound bracket to claim his first state title with a dramatic 6-5 win over Palmer’s Brian Thompson in Saturday...
Feb 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak girls sweep Palmer, remain perfect
In a weekend that was supposed to be a test for Kodiak, the Bears basketball team passed with flying colors. Kodiak continued its undefeated season with a pair of dominating Northern Lights Conference basketball victories over a 10-win Palmer team at Kodiak High. Friday’s game was over by halftime as the Bears rolled to a 56-25 thumping of the Moose. Kodiak didn’t take control of Saturday’s game until the third qu...
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Prep wrestling: Caballa eyes repeat
Like most good athletes, Kodiak High’s Andrew Caballa learns from his mistakes. Granted, he hardly ever makes mistakes on the wrestling mat. A year after winning the 106-pound state championship as a sophomore, Caballa has put together a 31-3 record entering today’s 4A state championships at Bartlett High School in Anchorage. The junior doesn’t remember many of his 31 victories, but he can go in detail about each ...
Feb 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Prep hoops: KHS boys, girls host talented squads
A pair of Mat-Su Valley teams will test Kodiak High’s basketball squads this weekend. The boys, playing at home for the first time since the Joe Floyd Tournament, host Northern Lights Conference leader Colony. The girls, home for the second consecutive week, will put their undefeated season on the line against a 10-win Palmer team. Today’s co-ed doubleheader begins with the girls at 6:15 p.m., followed by the boys...
Feb 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Costello, Floyd to be inducted into National Wrestling Hall of Fame
A pair of Kodiak sports icons is being recognized nationally. Kodiak High School wrestling coach Pat Costello and former Kodiak High athletic director and coach Joe Floyd will be inducted into the Alaska chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame on Saturday.  The induction ceremony will take place before the championship finals of the state wrestling tournament at Bartlett High.  Former Homer High coach Steve...
Jan 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Prep hoops: Kodiak girls still ranked third
Kodiak’s girls basketball team remained third in the Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches high school rankings, released Wednesday. The Bears are 13-0 and trail only undefeated Wasilla and Dimond in the girls 4A rankings. Kodiak entertains Palmer on Friday and Saturday. Soldotna and West Anchorage dropped out of this week’s rankings and were replaced by Colony and Lathrop. Kodiak did not appear in the boys ran...
Jan 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Prep wrestling: Siblings make state
Joel Valdez is glad he isn’t the only Valdez to have qualified for the state wrestling tournament — his older sister Jenny is also going. “It’s pretty cool having her there to buy food for me if I don’t have any extra money,” he said Monday afternoon. Jenny isn’t going to just keep her younger brother from starving; she will be wrestling when the state tournament begins Friday at Bartlett High School in Anchorage....
Jan 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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NLC power rankings: Wasilla, Colony remain on top
The Kodiak and Wasilla girls basketball teams continued to rack up wins last week. The two squads — both 13-0 — have combined to win 26 games, while the other four Northern Lights Conference teams have 27 combined wins. The Warriors remain the top team in the Kodiak Daily Mirror’s NLC basketball power rankings, while Colony remains No. 1 on the boys side. Girls 1. Wasilla (13-0 overall, 5-0 NLC) — Wasilla crushed ...
Jan 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Go Bears!
A Kodiak High School cheerleader leads a cheer during Saturday’s cheerleading camp at East Elementary. (James Brooks photo)
Jan 29, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Prep hoops: Kodiak boys split against Kenai
Two different Kodiak boys basketball teams showed up at Kenai — one that lost 52-38 on Friday and one that won 68-26 on Saturday.  What explains the 56-point swing between the two Northern Lights Conference games? “It was just a whole different attitude,” Kodiak coach David Anderson said. “I think the kids were embarrassed about the loss and came out ready to play.” Kodiak led 35-7 at the half of Saturday’s game, ...
Jan 29, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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