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Region III Swimming preview: LeVan’s final chance to qualify for state
Kodiak’s Axl LeVan gets one last chance to qualify for the state swimming meet when he competes at the Region III Swimming and Diving Championships today at the Kate Kuhns Aquatic Center in Homer. LeVan fell just short of qualifying for state his sophomore and junior seasons, and time is running out for the senior to reach his goal — swimming at a state meet. “State is important to me, but I think I got past the s...
Oct 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS dance team kicks for money
The Kodiak High School dance team’s annual kick-a-thon fundraiser begins at 6 p.m. Friday in the high school. The team splits into two groups and kicks for 30 consecutive minutes. “While one group kicks, the other cheers them on for encouragement and helps to keep them cool and hydrated,” dance team coach Sarah Nugent wrote in an email. Nugent said the event has been going on for more than 20 years. Last year, the...
Oct 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sorto earns all-state honors
Kodiak’s Fredy Sorto earned all-state recognition for his performance at wide receiver this season for the Bears. The senior was voted onto the medium-schools all-state second team. He was the only Kodiak player to be recognized. Sorto had 380 receiving yards and caught four touchdowns in Kodiak’s five Northern Lights Conference games this season. “Fredy has always had that potential,” Kodiak coach Jim Schnick sai...
Oct 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak spikers 2 and done
Despite losing both matches during Saturday’s Dimond-Service Tournament, Kodiak volleyball coach Amy Willis was more than pleased with her team’s performance on Friday. In Friday’s pool play, Kodiak nearly upset defending 4A state champion Dimond before falling 25-18, 25-22. Dimond went on to defeat Chugiak in Saturday’s championship game. “We had great moments. They came out really strong against Dimond. It was a...
Oct 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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South tops Service in title game
South Anchorage upset defending champion Service 28-19 in the large-school state championship football game Saturday at Tom Huffer Sr. Stadium in Chugiak. This is the Wolverines’ second state title and first since 2006. South Anchorage lost to Service in last year’s title match. Service (9-2) hadn’t lost to an Alaska opponent since 2010 and had won the past six meetings against South (9-2). Service led 19-14 at ha...
Oct 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jones has emerged as one of the state’s top breaststrokers
In sports, the name of the second-place finisher is often forgotten. In swimming, it’s often the person in second place who puts a team in position to finish first. Kodiak’s Sammye Jones fits into that category. The senior is not flashy and is often an overlooked piece to the Bears’ success. While teammates Ila Hughes, Tahna Lindquist and Jori Lindquist grab the headlines, Jones quietly goes about her business and...
Oct 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS volleyball aims to rebound at Service/Dimond tourney
Kodiak’s volleyball team is at the Service/Dimond Tournament today and Saturday. The tournament features 20 of the best teams from around the state. In Friday’s pool play, Kodiak will play 3A classification schools Nikiski and Eielson and 4A schools East Anchorage and Dimond. “It’s not necessarily an easy pool,” Kodiak coach Amy Willis said. “East is really strong. We saw them at West (Spiketacular) this year. I w...
Oct 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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High School football picks: Final week of high school football
The final week of high school football in Alaska is upon us. Last week, Eielson and Soldotna each won state titles in the small and medium school classifications. I picked both of them to win and neither game was close, just as I predicted. I went 3-1 last week to run my season-long total to 63-12. The only game I missed on was South Anchorage’s victory over previously undefeated Palmer in a large-school semifinal...
Oct 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Soccer club kicks into gear
On a blustery Tuesday afternoon, with snow flurries swirling in the air, nine players kicked soccer balls around a cold Joe Floyd Track and Field. The nine were representing Kodiak High School’s soccer club. The club formed last spring and practiced whenever they could. “We practiced in the gym during lunch,” coach Eric Waltenbaugh said. “That was the only time we could get gym space.” With new artificial turf cov...
Oct 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS swim team breaks two records
Kodiak’s swimming and diving team posted a couple of record-breaking performances last week at the Palmer Invitational. Kodiak’s boys 200-yard medley relay team of Dyton Schauff, Blake James, Jonas Anderson and Michael Smith reset a school record they established earlier this season. The group recorded a time of 1 minute, 43.86 seconds Saturday to place second at the Palmer Invite. “I think it will keep coming dow...
Oct 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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