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4A state begins today
Kodiak’s reign as the defending 4A girls basketball state champions is about to come to an end. With the Bears not qualifying for this year’s state tournament, a new champion will be crowned Saturday at Sullivan Arena in Anchorage. Eight teams will take aim to grab that crown when the opening round begins today. Leading the way is undefeated West Valley (24-0), which opens against Thunder Mountain at 8 a.m. The Wo...
Mar 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Siblings shatter state swim records
The sibling duo of Thana and Talon Lindquist combined to shatter four state swimming records at the Speedo Sectionals in Federal Way, Washington. Talon, a Kodiak High School freshman, broke three state records for the 15- and 16-year-old age group in the Western regional meet that concluded Sunday. Talon set new marks in the 200-yard backstroke (1 minute, 48.53 seconds), 200 freestyle (1:41.51) and 100 backstroke ...
Mar 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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All-state basketball teams announced
Kodiak basketball was left out of this year’s all-state teams. The Bears and the ESS Ravens did not get a player voted to the Alaska Roof Coatings/Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches all-state teams that was announced over the weekend. The 4A boys first team was dominated by Cook Inlet Conference players and led by player of the year Da’Zhon Wyce of West Anchorage. Wasilla’s Alex Baham and Colony’s Bailey Wes...
Mar 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brackets released for state hoops tourney
Another girls basketball team has a chance to post a 27-0 record when the 4A state championships begins March 19 at the Sullivan Center in Anchorage. West Valley, the Mid-Alaska champions, head to state perfect with a 24-0 mark. Led by junior standout Ruthy Hebard, the Wolfpack earned the tournament’s No. 1 seed and will face No. 8 Thunder Mountain in the opening round. Last year, Kodiak’s girls posted a 27-0 reco...
Mar 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bartleson earns hoops accolades
Kodiak Emerging Small Schools’ Wade Bartleson picked up a pair of Peninsula Conference basketball accolades. The senior from Port Lions was named to the conference’s second team, which was announced at the conference championships Friday at Lumen Christi High School. He was also named to the tournament’s second team. Cook Inlet Academy’s Timmy Smithwick was voted the conference’s most valuable player, while Seldov...
Mar 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak girls finish fourth in NLC
Allie Ostrander is one of the nation’s top female runners, and on Saturday her presence on the hardwood denied Kodiak third-place in the Northern Lights Conference Championships. The Kenai senior buried a game-winning 3-pointer with 2.7 seconds left to hand the defending NLC and state champions a 38-35 loss in Kodiak’s final girls basketball game of the season. The trey was Ostrander’s third, and it gave her a tea...
Mar 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak boys finish with a win
Kodiak may not be going back to the state tournament, but it did end a winner. Overcoming a 14-point deficit, the Bears knocked off Kenai, 50-42, in a Northern Lights Conference Championships consolation boys basketball game Friday at Kenai High School. Kodiak finished its season with a 6-18 record and fifth in the NLC. Senior Jemuel Mangalus helped the Bears rally for the win, scoring a game-high 21 points. He wa...
Mar 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hughes, Mangalus earn NLC accolades
Kodiak’s Ila Hughes and Jemuel Mangalus provided scoring punches for their teams this season, and both were rewarded for their efforts. The two seniors earned first-team Northern Lights Conference accolades. Hughes, in her return to the hardwood after taking two years off, led Kodiak with 10.2 points per game. Mangalus led the Kodiak boys with 13.25 points per game. The guard eclipsed 20 points five times. Senior ...
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A FAMILY MOMENT: Caguing brothers play together for first time
With time ticking off the game clock, and Kodiak trailing Wasilla by double figures, coach David Anderson peered down the bench and motioned to three players. Chris Caguing, Brian Caguing and Augistine Caguing all stood up, strolled to the scorers’ table and nestled side-by-side on one knee waiting for a whistle. The whistle finally came with 1 minute, 10 seconds left in last Saturday’s game, and for the first and...
Mar 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak girls advance to semifinals
It wasn’t easy, but in the end Kodiak moved one victory away from a repeat trip to state. The third-seeded Bears escaped the upset-minded Palmer Moose with a 35-30 victory in a Northern Lights Conference opening-round girls basketball game Thursday at Kenai High School. “Palmer came into the game with nothing to lose and gave it everything they had,” Kodiak coach Krista Hicks said. Kodiak slides into a 3 p.m. semi...
Mar 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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