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Hughes competes at national swim meet
Ila Hughes is at her best when she is nervous.  Expect the Kodiak High School sophomore standout to be a bit nervous when she makes her national swimming debut today at the University of Tennessee.  Hughes is competing in the 2012 Speedo Winter Junior National Championships, an event she qualified for with a scorching fast 100-yard freestyle time at this year’s Alaska state championships.  The butterflies will be ...
Dec 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Boys hoops blue/gold scrimmage tonight
Kodiak High School’s boys basketball team takes to the floor Friday in the annual blue/gold scrimmage. The game, which normally pits the varsity against the junior varsity, begins at 7 p.m. in the high school gym. The boys’ first official game of the season is Thursday, Dec. 13, against Mt. Edgecumbe at the Al/Howard Powerade Tip Off Basketball Tournament in Soldotna. Elks Hoop Shoot The Elks Hoop Shoot begins at ...
Dec 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Time for hoops
Kodiak High School basketball players run through a dribbling drill at Tuesday’s practice at KHS. The girls open the season at home against South Anchorage on Dec. 21, while the boys begin their season Dec. 13 at the Al Howard/Powerade Tip Off Boys Basketball Tournament in Soldotna. (Derek Clarkston photo)
Dec 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak runners enjoy Calif. sun
Levi Thomet paced six Kodiak High School runners at Saturday’s Foot Locker West Regional in Walnut, Calif. Thomet, a sophomore, placed 31st in the seeded boys 5-kilometer race with a time of 16 minutes, 24 seconds. He was 34 seconds shy of cracking the top 10 and earning a place in this week’s Foot Locker Nationals in California. Kodiak coach Marcus Dunbar said Thomet was 50th after the first mile and slowly moved...
Dec 04, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak displays patience at Robin Hervey (video)
Patience is a part of wrestling. That was never more apparent to Kodiak’s Andrew Caballa than at Saturday’s 35th Robin Hervey Tournament. Caballa arrived at Kodiak High School at 9:30 a.m. for weigh-ins. Ninety minutes later, he warmed up with his team before the tournament. After that, he played the waiting game. His first — and only — match came shortly after 4 p.m. — nearly five hours after the start of the tou...
Dec 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gonzales makes final push for state
The walls of Kodiak High School’s wrestling room are covered in history. On the far wall, every state placer in Kodiak’s 51-year-old program has their name on a white nameplate, while all 24 state champions are honored with a triumphant photo. Senior Kevin Gonzales hopes he can add his name to the wall. “Most of my partners happen to be on that side of the wall,” said Gonzales while motioning to the nameplates. “I...
Nov 30, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Robin Hervey Tourney starts today
Kodiak coach Pat Costello says the Robin Hervey Tournament is Alaska’s longest-running high school tournament. The 35-year-old tournament is named after Robin Hervey, who lived in Kodiak for two years. He was instrumental in starting the Kodiak Kids Wrestling Club before his death in 1976. Hervey moved to Kodiak in 1974 with his wife. Before that, he wrestled for Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Wash. The to...
Nov 30, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Runners head to California
Six cross country runners from Kodiak High School are headed north this weekend to run against some of the top runners in the west. Levi Thomet, Cole Christiansen, Julian McCarthy, Michael Parnell, Levi Fried and Leah Cawthorn are competing at Saturday’s Foot Locker Western Regional Cross Country Championships at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, Calif. Thomet, Alaska’s 4A state champion, and state runner-up Chri...
Nov 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Robin Hervey begins Friday
The 35th installment of the Robin Hervey Tournament only has three teams, but it will be loaded with quality wrestlers. Chugiak and Palmer join host Kodiak for the tournament that gets under way 4 p.m. Friday at Kodiak High School. Kodiak coach Pat Costello said Palmer is the top 4A team in the state and will challenge Kodiak for the team title. “They are very tough,” Costello said. “They are very good where we ar...
Nov 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS wrestling adjusts to new 98-pound class
By DEREK CLARKSTON Mirror Writer For a second straight season, Alaska prep wrestlers are adjusting to a new weight class. Alaska has joined a handful of states and added a 98-pound weight class for the 2012-2013 high school season. Last year, the National Federation of High School Wrestling reconstructed the weight classes, which included shifting the 103-pound class to 106 pounds. “The majority of the coaches wan...
Nov 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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