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Kodiak boys stung in final moments (Video)
A sequence near the end of Friday night’s basketball game against South Anchorage cost Kodiak’s boys a win in their home opener.  Leading 60-59 with under a minute left and his team in possession of the ball, Kodiak coach David Anderson called a timeout. As the players were heading to the sideline, Jemuel Medina had a last word for one of the officials for not calling a foul when a South Anchorage player hit him i...
Dec 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Prep hoops: Garcia comebacks from knee injury
Scott Garcia has waited more than a year to play in front of Kodiak’s crowd.  He doesn’t have to wait anymore — the Kodiak boys make their 2012-2013 home debut tonight against South Anchorage in a nonconference basketball game at 5 p.m. Another game follows on Saturday at 7 p.m. The junior will be plenty nervous when he steps onto the floor at Kodiak High School.  “I have never played in front of such a large crow...
Dec 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Girls hoops: Bears primed to make push in NLC
A lot of hype surrounds Kodiak High School’s girls basketball team as it enters the 2012-2013 season.  Rightfully so.  The Bears return their core group of players from last year’s squad that went 5-5 in a very tough Northern Lights Conference and 10-12 overall.  In addition, Kodiak received a gift from Colony High School when first-team all-conference guard Jerica Nelson transferred back to Kodiak.  “They have po...
Dec 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Prep hoops: Girls schedule loaded with tough games
While most high school basketball teams have already had two weekends of competition, Kodiak’s girls have yet to play. “It wasn’t ideal, it was just how are season was set up,” second-year Kodiak coach Stephanie Dandliker said. Kodiak will make up for it as the Bears do not have an open weekend the rest of the season. The 2012-2013 season begins Friday with a home game against South Anchorage. Kodiak has 11 home g...
Dec 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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NLC power rankings: Conference has different feel this season
The Northern Lights Conference has a different feel this basketball season without Homer and Skyview, who have left the conference to play in the 3A classification. That makes the NLC even stronger as the Mariners and Panthers have been bottom-feeders in the conference for years. Now, each conference team plays each other twice as the North and South divisions have been clumped into one division. The girls’ portio...
Dec 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wrestling: KHS snags 3 titles at West Christmas Classic
Kodiak’s final wrestling action before the holiday break produced three champions at the West Anchorage Christmas Classic. Andrew Caballa, Jay-Ar Small and Cameron White won their respective weight classes Saturday to power Kodiak to a fifth-place team finish with 269 points. Wasilla blitzed the 15-team field to finish first, 100 points ahead of runner-up Colony. A week after getting his 26-match winning streak sn...
Dec 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Boys hoops: East stops Kodiak from starting 3-0
East Anchorage finally got its revenge on Kodiak. In a rematch of the 2001 4A boys basketball state championship game, East Anchorage pulled away from Kodiak in the second half to register a 58-51 victory in the championship game of the Al Howard/Powerade Tip-Off Tournament Saturday in Soldotna. The Thunderbirds, out of the Cook Inlet Conference, denied the Bears a chance to start back-to-back years with a 3-0 rec...
Dec 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Llorente adjusts to college wrestling at Southern Oregon
This time last year, Francis Llorente was on his way to a runner-up finish at the 4A state wrestling tournament.  It was a loss in the 120-pound championship match that set him on a path to wrestling for Southern Oregon University.  “Senior year I didn’t plan on wrestling in college, but after taking second at state I was kind of hungry and wanted to see how much better I could do,” Llorente said. “It was a last m...
Dec 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Boys basketball: Kodiak opens season with victory
A sluggish start turned into a Kodiak blowout in the Bears’ season-opening boys basketball game Thursday afternoon. Kodiak overcame a five-point first quarter deficit to breeze by Mt. Edgecumbe 59-41 in the opening round of the Al Howard/Powerade Tip-Off Tournament at Soldotna High School. The Bears (1-0) advance to play the winner of the Soldotna/Nikiski game in one of today’s semifinal games at 8:15 p.m. Junior ...
Dec 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Prep hoops: Around the NLC
Kodiak played its first basketball of the season Thursday, but for some teams this is the second week of the high school season. Here is a recap of what Northern Lights Conference teams have done through the first two weeks. Boys • Soldotna has started the season 1-1 picking up an impressive 47-35 win over Cook Inlet Conference power Bartlett and losing to East Anchorage 57-46. • Kenai fell to East Anchorage 72-34...
Dec 14, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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