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KHS football opens at Woody Way Field
Kodiak begins its high school football season Saturday in a place familiar to many of its players — Woody Way Field. Woody Way Field is the home of the Kodiak Football League’s youth divisions, but it also will serve as the high school’s field for at least the first two home games of the season as artificial turf is installed at Joe Floyd Track and Field. After practices in fields near the Coast Guard’s Nemetz Gaz...
Aug 10, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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High school picks: Picking Week 1 winners is always a challenge
The second week of August only means one thing in Alaska — the start of high school football action. The prep gridiron season begins today and continues Saturday with a slate of games. The first week is always the hardest to predict, but like always, I’m going to give it the old college try. This is the fourth year of my high school pigskin picks. Each year I’m well over a .700 winning percentage. I’m hoping to im...
Aug 10, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Owens takes charge of Kodiak’s defense
A new face will be leading Kodiak’s defense for the 2012 high school football season. Dave Owens replaces Todd Cook as Kodiak’s defensive coordinator. Cook was in charge of Kodiak’s defense for nine of the Bears’ 10 seasons. He also was head coach for seven of those years. Owens was Kodiak’s junior varsity defensive line and linebackers coach last season and was appointed to the varsity by new coach Jim Schnick. “...
Aug 09, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Event brings alumni out
Former Kodiak High School running stars battle the Bears’ current crop of cross country runners Friday. The annual alumni run begins at 6 p.m. in Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park. Kodiak coach Marcus Dunbar is expecting some heavy hitters in the field, including former state champion Dylan Anthony and Cory Pena. “If we could get all alumni together at the same race there would be no contest,” Dunbar said. “B...
Aug 09, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak will rely on new backfield to carry offense
From the sideline on Woody Way Field, Jim Schnick called in play after play from a laminated sheet to his quarterback Josh Yavorsky.  It was just a practice scrimmage, but Schnick, Kodiak’s first-year head coach, treated it like the real deal.  “I want to see how well they operate without a coach in the huddle,” said Schnick after last Saturday’s blue/gold game. “They did pretty well. They responded. The first tea...
Aug 08, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak unranked to begin season
The Northern Lights Conference is well represented in the first high school preseason poll of the season. Kodiak, though, is not one of the three NLC teams in the Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network’s poll, released Monday. Topping the Mid-small schools rankings is Soldotna. Being No. 1 is a familiar spot for the Stars, as the Peninsula school appeared in the top spot in all eight polls last season. Soldotna won th...
Aug 07, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tennis time
Kodiak High School tennis player Saori Kageyama returns a hit during Thursday’s practice at Baranof Park. This was the third practice of the season for the tennis team. The team practices Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays at 4 p.m. in Baranof Park. (Derek Clarkston photo)
Aug 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Off and running
Marcus Dunbar’s goal the first week of cross country practice is to not hurt his athletes too badly. So far, so good. “Alaska is hard because we start so early in the summer, so I am just happy that we had 30 kids here yesterday (Tuesday),” Kodiak’s veteran coach said. “There is another third of our team that is still on vacation, fishing or working.” The purpose of the first week of practice is to shake the dust ...
Aug 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS hoops back from Wash.
Members of Kodiak High School’s boys basketball team returned Monday from a nine-day tour in Washington. Kodiak played 22 games — winning more than half of them — during its stay in the Evergreen State. The majority of the games were played against school’s with enrollments of more than 2,000 students. Coach David Anderson said it benefits Kodiak by playing bigger schools. “You would rather play teams that are ver...
Aug 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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High school football begins
With a vibrant rainbow appearing in the distance at Pederson Elementary, Kodiak football embarked into a new era. Monday marked the first practice of the 2012 season and the debut of head coach Jim Schnick. “I’m just trying to use the knowledge that I’ve got from my experience and try to translate it out here and make things really efficient,” Schnick said. “We only got one week of practice and then we go into gam...
Jul 31, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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