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Kodiak’s floor general
Growing up, Kodiak’s Carissa Cannon couldn’t wait to play alongside Joanna Garcia. Cannon got that chance last year as a freshman on the Bears’ varsity girls basketball team. She started with the senior Garcia, last year’s Northern Lights Conference Player of the Year and Kodiak’s point guard for the previous three seasons. “It was like, ‘Oh my gosh, I am playing with Joanna,”’ Cannon said at Monday’s practice. “S...
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Kodiak girls search for third trip to state in five years
Two weeks ago, Kodiak’s girls basketball team defeated Homer by 34 points. Bears coach Stephanie Dandliker, though, is downplaying that game as Kodiak prepares for Thursday’s 8 a.m. opening-round Northern Lights Conference Tournament game against Homer at Wasilla High School. And in doing so, she told her team a story from her playing days at Eastern Michigan University. “When I was in college we got beat by Ball ...
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Old Harbor boys off to ACC Tournament
After a two-year absence from the Aleutian Chain Conference Basketball Tournament, Old Harbor is ready to prove it belongs. “I know what we are coming up against, I know the caliber of the teams and I know we have a better chance than what we have had in the past,” boys coach Geoff Bechtol said Tuesday afternoon from Old Harbor. Old Harbor will attempt to redeem its tournament performance from 2010, beginning toda...
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Dancers in the making
Kodiak High School dance team member Lexie Ortiz helps a camper at the beginning of the dance team’s performances during halftime of a boys basketball game Saturday at Kodiak High School. The dance team held a day camp Saturday. (Derek Clarkston photo)
Feb 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak draws early-morning NLC games
Kodiak’s boys and girls basketball squads will have an early wake-up call Thursday morning. The girls open Thursday’s Northern Lights Conference Tournament at 8 a.m. against Homer at Wasilla High School. The boys follow with a 9:45 a.m. contest, also against Homer. Girls coach Stephanie Dandliker contemplated a 6 a.m. practice today to get her team used to playing early in the morning, but decided against it. “We ...
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KHS alumni update: Griffing 7th at WAC Champs
Laura Griffing saved her best college performance for the Western Athletic Conference Swimming and Diving Championships. The University of Idaho freshman raced to an impressive seventh-place finish in the women’s 200-yard breaststroke Friday in San Antonio, Texas. Griffing, a four-time state champion breaststroke swimmer at Kodiak High School, recorded a 1 minute, 4.14-second time in the finals. She was one of two...
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Bears explode into NLC Tourney
Don’t look now, but the Kodiak Bears are catching fire just at the right time.  Kodiak swept Palmer in a pair of Northern Lights Conference boys basketball games this weekend and enter Thursday’s NLC Tournament riding a four-game winning streak.  “We are making sure everything that we have done throughout the season comes together at the right time,” said Kodiak coach David Anderson, whose team bounced back after ...
Feb 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak girls clinch North’s No. 2 seed
Kodiak secured the North Division’s No. 2 seed for the upcoming Northern Lights Conference girls basketball tournament with a split against Palmer over the weekend at Palmer High School.  The clincher came Friday evening when Kodiak cruised by Palmer 45-31. “That is huge,” Kodiak coach Stephanie Dandliker said. “We are really excited. You do the best you can, and it has been an up and down season and we ended up t...
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Swearingin leads seniors into home finale
Late Monday night, Jesse Swearingin and Tony Will put on a show for the City League volleyball players filtering into the Kodiak High School gym. For a good five minutes, Will repeatedly bounced a basketball off the backboard, while Swearingin soared off the court, plucked the ball out of the air and attempted to flush it through the hoop with two hands. None were successful, but all were close. The two Kodiak sen...
Feb 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak girls have shot at NLC second seed
First-year Kodiak girls basketball coach Stephanie Dandliker never envisioned her team could be the second-best team in the North Division of the Northern Lights Conference. The Bears, though, can seal the North’s No. 2 spot with a sweep at Palmer High School today and Saturday. Tonight’s game tips at 7:45 p.m., while Saturday’s starts at 2 p.m. Kodiak can also clinch second with a split against Palmer and a Colon...
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