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Kodiak girls fifth in NLC
Kodiak’s offense struggled in its final two Northern Lights Conference Championship games, sending the Bears to a fifth-place finish. Kodiak lost to Soldotna 44-24 in Friday’s semifinal game and followed that with a 37-20 loss to Colony in Saturday’s third-place game at Wasilla High School. The scoring totals were Kodiak’s lowest of the season, and the Bears finished with a 10-12 record. Kodiak did not receive an ...
Mar 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak boys run out of tourney magic
There was no Northern Lights Conference Championship magic this year for the Kodiak boys basketball team. After beating Homer Thursday, Kodiak fell in Friday’s semifinal to Wasilla 63-41 and then to Kenai 54-45 in Saturday’s third-place game at Wasilla High School. The Bears finish fifth in the NLC with an 11-14 record. Kodiak did not receive one of the two at-large bids into the 4A state tournament. Wasilla and C...
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Early game doesn’t slow Kodiak girls
An early wake-up call didn’t bother the Kodiak girls Thursday morning. Playing in the 8 a.m. game, Kodiak easily rolled to a 53-16 Northern Lights Conference Tournament quarterfinal victory over Homer at Wasilla High School. The Bears advance to today’s 3 p.m. semifinal against Soldotna, a 52-36 winner over Palmer. The winner of that game slides into Saturday’s 6 p.m. championship game and earns a berth to the 4A ...
Mar 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Second half puts Kodiak boys into NLC semis
A second-half surge kept Kodiak alive as it hopes for a repeat trip to the 4A state tournament. Down by six at halftime, Kodiak outscored a depleted Homer team 46-17 to cruise to a 71-48 Northern Lights Conference Tournament boys basketball quarterfinal victory Thursday morning at Wasilla High School. The game, though, was closer than the final score indicated. “At halftime I didn’t say much,” Kodiak coach David A...
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Old Harbor basketball drops two
Old Harbor’s boys basketball team lost their opening-round Aleutian Chain Conference Tournament game Wednesday in Newhalen 84-48 and followed with a 69-59 loss to Sand Point on Thursday. ‘We competed early and our defense played well until a couple of key injuries,” Old Harbor coach Geoff Bechtol wrote in an email about Wednesday’s game.
Mar 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak’s basketball wizard
Elijah Hiner remembers when he would be surprised by Jemuel Medina’s passes. “He has hit me in the head a few times,” Hiner said. Hiner has learned to be prepared to receive the basketball at any time from Kodiak’s junior guard. Medina’s wizardry with the ball has Kodiak’s boys basketball team believing they can make another magical run through the Northern Lights Conference Tournament that begins today at Wasilla...
Mar 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak eager for potential semifinal against Wasilla
Most coaches take it one game at a time; Kodiak coach David Anderson isn’t among them. He is already looking forward to a potential Northern Lights Conference Tournament semifinal matchup against Wasilla, the state’s No. 2 ranked team. First, Kodiak must get past Homer in the Bears’ opening-round game at 9:45 this morning at Wasilla High School and Wasilla must beat Skyview this evening at 8:15 p.m. Anderson is co...
Mar 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Feb 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Feb 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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