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Power rankings: NLC girls teams off to good start
Not much happened for Northern Lights Conference basketball teams during the first week of 2013. Kodiak hosted the 46th Joe Floyd Tournament, while Colony traveled to a tournament at Monroe High School. The girls division in the Northern Lights Conference is shaping up to be quite a race. The top three teams in this week’s KDM power rankings — Soldotna, Wasilla and Kodiak — are undefeated, while all six teams in t...
Jan 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Joe Floyd: Defense powers Kodiak boys to second place
Take away the opening six minutes of Kodiak’s 68-54 Friday night loss to West Anchorage, and the Bears could have easily won their 18th Joe Floyd/Era Aviation Winter Classic Basketball Tournament. West Anchorage blitzed the home team with a barrage of layups in the opening moments, racing to a 17-3 lead. Kodiak played the Cook Inlet Conference team even the rest of the way, but could never sustain a rally long eno...
Jan 08, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Caballa, Sega win Colony Invitational titles
Kodiak’s Andrew Caballa and Leo Sega picked up Colony Invitational wrestling titles Saturday at Colony High School in the Bears’ first competition since Dec. 15. Caballa won both his matches by pinfall to claim the 113-pound title. He pinned Colony’s Jordan Nero in the first round of the championship match. “He looked really tough,” Kodiak coach Pat Costello said. “His chief rivals weren’t there, but they were the...
Jan 08, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Girls Joe Floyd Tournament results
Friday’s results Juneau 42, North Pole 33 Kodiak 51, Kotzebue 26 Saturday’s schedule Juneau 57, Kotzebue 33 Kodiak 41, North Pole 33 Standings 1. Kodiak 3-0; 2. Juneau 2-1; 3. North Pole 1-2; 4. Kotzebue 03. All-Tournament team MVP — Jerica Nelson, Kodiak. Hannah Wandersee, Kodiak; Carissa Cannon, Kodiak; Reagan Smothers, North Pole; Collen Synder, Kotzebue; Gabe Fenumiai, Juneau. Free-throw contest Hannah Wanders...
Jan 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak girls win first Joe Floyd title since 2006
After Kodiak’s girls clinched the Joe Floyd/Era Aviation Winter Classic Basketball tournament title with a 41-33 win over North Pole, Carissa Cannon turned to Jerica Nelson and made a bet that Nelson would be named the tournament’s most valuable player.  Nelson took the $5 bet and placed her money on a teammate. It was the easiest $5 Cannon has ever earned.  Nelson was named the tourney’s most valuable player Satu...
Jan 06, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS girls hold on to defeat Juneau
In need of a spark, Kodiak’s girls received it in the form of Jerica Nelson. After Juneau-Douglas had closed to within one in the early stages of the second quarter, Nelson threaded the needle on a pair of pinpoint passes to a streaking Sarah Ng for back-to-back layins. That sequence kickstarted the Bears to a 49-40 victory over the Crimson Bears on Thursday at the 46th Joe Floyd/Era Aviation Winter Classic Basket...
Jan 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS boys overpower North Pole 63-27
Kodiak’s boys put on a dazzling display of defense on the first night of the 46th Joe Floyd/Era Aviation Classic Basketball Tournament. Sparked by pesky hands, the hometown Bears held North Pole to single-digit points in every quarter to cruise to a 63-27 victory at an overcrowded Kodiak High School gym Thursday evening. The second quarter was the big turning point in the game. Kodiak forced 11 second-quarter turn...
Jan 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Obas to play in fourth Joe Floyd Tournament
Josh Obas hasn’t forgotten his first introduction to the Joe Floyd Tournament Four years ago, as a freshman, Obas played in his first tournament as a member of Kodiak High School’s junior varsity boys basketball team. It was the only time in the 46-year history of the tournament that a junior varsity team has competed in the field. The JV squad was forced to play because administrators were unable to find a fourth...
Jan 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wrestlers might have another week off
Kodiak High School's wrestling team might get an extended break away from competition. Kodiak is supposed to travel to the Colony Invitational that begins Friday in the Mat-Su Valley, but coach Pat Costello said Wednesday afternoon that he is unsure if the team will attend. Costello was planning to take a junior varsity and varsity team to Colony, but that plan was derailed because of problems with the ferry Kenni...
Jan 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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NLC power rankings: Palmer boys begin year No. 1
The new year brings a big shakeup to the Northern Lights Conference boys basketball power rankings. Wasilla, which has been No. 1 in the past two rankings, dropped all the way to No. 3 after suffering a pair of losses in its own Doc Larson Classic tournament over the weekend. One of those losses was to NLC rival Colony. Taking Wasilla’s place is Palmer, which advanced to the championship game of the Clarke Cochran...
Jan 02, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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