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Defense carries Kodiak boys to victory
For nearly three weeks, Kodiak worked on defense, defense and more defense. The repetition in practice paid off Thursday evening. The Bears’ swarming defense frustrated Thunder Mountain most of the night, as Kodiak reeled off a 53-42 victory on the first night of the 45th Joe Floyd/Era Aviation Winter Classic Basketball Tournament at Kodiak High School. “We always play fairly good defense, regardless if our offens...
Jan 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hughes ignites Kodiak girls in second half
Ila Hughes proved Thursday evening that she is more than just a state champion swimmer. The freshman provided a much-needed offensive spark for the Kodiak girls in the second half, igniting the Bears to a 37-29 victory over Thunder Mountain in the nightcap of the 45th Joe Floyd/Era Aviation Winter Classic Basketball Tournament at Kodiak High School. Hughes scored all of her nine points in the second half on a vari...
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Kodiak grapplers split a pair of matches
After nearly three weeks off, Kodiak High School’s wrestling team was back in action Thursday night at Colony High School. Kodiak fell 31-29 to Palmer and beat a combined Bartlett/West Valley team. Andrew Caballa, Leo Cruz, Levi Fried, Ja-Ar Small, Francis Llorente, Charlie Johnson and Josh Yavorski all won two matches. “It was a good dual meet,” Kodiak coach Pat Costello said about the two-point loss to Palmer. “...
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KHS grapplers begin stretch run
By DEREK CLARKSTON Mirror Writer Kodiak’s wrestling squad has been hibernating for more than two weeks. The Bears, the No. 4-ranked team in Alaska, wake up today to begin the stretch drive of their schedule. Kodiak travels to Colony tonight for a pair of duals before Friday’s Colony Invite. “Pretty much everybody in the state is going to be there,” Kodiak coach Pat Costello said. “And just like us, most of them ha...
Jan 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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NLC teams dominate hoop polls
Four Northern Lights Conference teams appear in the second Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches high school poll that was released Wednesday. The Wasilla boys are ranked second in the 4A state poll, while the Wasilla girls are tops, followed by Colony at second and Palmer in fourth. Topping the boys list is Service. Dimond is third, Juneau-Douglas fourth and Bartlett fifth. On the girls side, West Valley is th...
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Joe Floyd Tournament has Southeast flavor
The 45th edition of the Joe Floyd/Era Aviation Winter Classic Basketball Tournament will have a Southeast flavor. Thunder Mountain, Ketchikan, Klawock and Cordova will be represented by teams at the tournament. The three-day tournament begins Thursday. This is the second consecutive year that the annual holiday tournament will be played after Christmas. Kodiak moved the tournament from December to make it easier t...
Jan 04, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Joe Floyd Tourney flashback: Cratty’s 2006 game winner
Five years ago, David Cratty became a Kodiak hero. In only his third game for the Kodiak boys basketball team, Cratty nailed a game-winning 3-pointer as time expired to topple East Anchorage 57-56 in the final game of the 2006 Joe Floyd Christmas Tournament. Cratty, now a junior at Pensacola Christian College in Florida, still remembers the shot that gave him instant notoriety on Kodiak Island. “It comes up every ...
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Kodiak girls place fifth in Ketchikan
Ketchikan erupted for 20 points in the fourth quarter to turn a close game into a 46-36 victory over Kodiak in the third/fifth-place girls basketball game at the Clark Cochrane Christmas Classic Friday in Ketchikan. Kodiak (2-2) finishes fifth in the eight-team tournament, losing its final two games after beating Gig Harbor, Wash., in Tuesday’s opening round. Kodiak coach Stephanie Dandliker was glad to see the pl...
Jan 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Joe Floyd Tournament champions
Year Boys Girls 1967 Kodiak — 1968 Kodiak — 1969 Cordova — 1970 Kodiak — 1971 Fairbanks — 1972 Lathrop Lathrop 1973 Kenai Kenai 1974 Seward Seward 1975 Barrow Kodiak 1976 Eielson Monroe Catholic 1977 Dimond Dimond 1978 Dimond Kodiak 1979 Kodiak Wasilla 1980 Lathrop Kodiak 1981 Kodiak West Valley 1982 Kodiak Kodiak 1983 Service Monroe Catholic 1984 Kodiak Service 1985 Kodiak Service 1986 Service Service 1987 Cordov...
Jan 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak girls get unexpected victory
Turns out the Kodiak girls basketball team did win their season-opening game against Lathrop. The Bears beat Lathrop 41-30 on Dec. 16 in what was supposed to be an endowment game that did not count toward the season record. However, Kodiak activities director Bryan Ferris said Thursday that the Dec. 16 game counted toward the standings and the Dec. 17 loss against Lathrop was the endowment game. That moves Kodiak’...
Dec 30, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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