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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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Expectations grow for Bears
Entering his third season as head coach, David Anderson sees Kodiak’s boys basketball team heading in the right direction. “Your expectations are a little higher for kids that you have had in the program,” Anderson said. “In three years, you should have a very successful program.” Anderson has a record of 20-31 over his first two seasons, including a surprise trip to the 4A state tournament in his first season. Ko...
Dec 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak boys basketball home four times
Kodiak’s boys basketball 2012-2013 schedule features four home weekends. Cook Inlet Conference’s South Anchorage visits the island Dec. 21-22. The Joe Floyd Tournament brings North Pole, Juneau and West Anchorage to Kodiak from Jan. 3-5. Juneau finished fourth at state last year. “This is probably one of the better tournaments we have had in a long time,” Kodiak coach Dave Anderson said. “They are all going to be ...
Dec 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Reft displays marksmanship during rifle season
David Reft was not surprised when he shot a perfect score during Kodiak’s rural schools air rifle season. It didn’t even faze him when he added two more perfect rounds to end his season. “It wasn’t really that hard,” the Karluk sophomore said. “Since I live in a village, I shoot quite a bit.” Reft is the definition of a sharpshooter. To record a perfect score, all 50 of Reft’s shots found the bullseye portion — on...
Dec 12, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hughes misses finals
Ila Hughes did not make the final event in her first national meet. Hughes, a Kodiak High School sophomore, placed 63rd in the 100-yard freestyle at the 2012 Speedo Winter Junior National Championships at the University of Tennessee on Saturday. Hughes, seeded 24th of 140 swimmers at the event, produced a time of 51.85 seconds, well short of her state-record 50.62 set during the first week of November. The top 24 ...
Dec 11, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Caballa’s winning streak comes to an end
The longest winning streak on Kodiak High School’s wrestling team came to an end Saturday. Sophomore Andrew Caballa had won 26 straight matches dating back to last season until he dropped an 8-2 decision to South Anchorage’s Gavin Alvarado at the Alaska Dual Tournament. Caballa lost his next match, 8-6, to East Anchorage’s Brennan Girard, dropping his season record to 17-2 at 113 pounds. Caballa entered last weeke...
Dec 11, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Blue/gold scrimmage
Josh Obas knocks the ball away from Eric Alas during Kodiak High School’s blue/gold scrimmage Friday at KHS. Kodiak opens the season Thursday against Mt. Edgecumbe at the Al Howard/Powerade Tip-Off Boys Basketball Tournament at Soldotna.
Dec 10, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS wrestling fifth at Alaska Duals
Last week, Pat Costello said his team was one of the top five wrestling teams in the state. Kodiak proved that this past weekend as the Bears finished fifth at the loaded Alaska Duals Tournament Saturday at South Anchorage High School. Kodiak advanced to the semifinals with victories over Service (44-31) and Eagle River (69-15) on Friday. The Bears fell 48-21 to Wasilla in Saturday’s semifinals. That was followed ...
Dec 10, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bears take on state’s best
Kodiak’s wrestling team is hoping momentum from last week’s surprise win over Palmer carries into the Alaska Duals Tournament. The tournament, which begins today at South Anchorage High School, features 16 of the top 4A wrestling schools in the state. Coach Pat Costello believes his team, following a 40-37 win over a powerful Palmer squad, is one of the top five teams in the state. A good showing at the Alaska Dua...
Dec 07, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rural schools combine for success on volleyball court
Four village schools combined to make history last weekend. Students from Akhiok, Karluk, Larsen Bay and Ouzinkie combined to place third at the Southwest Region I Mixed 6 Volleyball Championships at Nikolaevsk near Homer. This was the first time a co-op team represented Kodiak Island at a regional tournament, rural schools principal Phil Johnson said. The team was called the Kodiak ESS Ravens. ESS stands for emer...
Dec 07, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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