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Kodiak volleyball hosts Palmer in crucial NLC matches
The Northern Lights Conference regular-season volleyball champion will be decided this weekend in Kodiak. The top two teams in the conference — Palmer and Kodiak — conclude the regular season with matches tonight and Saturday at Kodiak High School. Tonight’s match starts at 7 p.m., while Saturday’s begins at 1:30 p.m. Palmer enters with a 7-1 mark, while Kodiak sits at 6-2. The Bears must sweep the Moose to grab t...
Oct 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Seniors make their marks
One of Jimmy Fallon’s biggest fan clubs resides right here on Kodiak Island. The segment on his television show called “Ew” has become a hit with the Kodiak High School volleyball team, especially among the seven seniors who will be appearing for the last time at home this weekend against Palmer. They watch the comedy sketch that mocks high school girls every chance they get, even if that means before a match. Som...
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Yavorsky earns all-state honors
Kodiak’s Jacob Yavorsky was one of the top defensive players in the Northern Lights Conference, and now he is one of the best in the state. The Bears’ junior lineman earned second-team all-state honors for the medium-school football classification. Yavorsky led the Bears with 53 tackles — 15 for losses — and five sacks. “He had a fantastic season,” said Kodiak coach Jim Schnick, a few weeks ago. “He was the anchor...
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KHS boys seeking sixth straight swimming title
The only question heading into the Region III Swimming and Diving Championships is how big of a margin will the Kodiak boys win by? Twenty? Think bigger. Thirty? Still not there. Forty? Getting closer. More than fifty? Probably. Kodiak’s boys are huge favorites to extend their streak of consecutive regional titles to six when the meet begins with preliminary heats at 1 p.m. Friday in Soldotna. Finals start at 1 p....
Oct 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Girls looking to extend streak to nine
Despite four swimmers suffering season-ending injuries, Kodiak’s girls are still in line to continue their regional dominance. Led by Ila Hughes and Tahna Lindquist — the two top swimmers in the state — the Bears will be gunning for their eighth consecutive team title when the Region III Swimming and Diving Championships begin at 1 p.m. Friday in Soldotna on the Kenai Peninsula. Having Hughes and Lindquist is a lu...
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KHS hires new girls basketball coach
Krista Hicks couldn’t believe it when the Kodiak High School girls basketball head coach position became available. And she sure didn’t understand why it was taking so long to fill the position, which became vacant when Amy Fogle stepped down in early June. The position is vacant no more. Hicks applied for the job, and got it. She will be guiding the Bears for the 2014-2015 season that starts Dec. 1. “The position...
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Kodiak ESS volleyball starts strong
Kodiak Island’s rural-school volleyball players sparkled in their 2014 season debut. The Kodiak Emerging Small School team won a mix-6 tournament Saturday in Nikolaevsk on the Kenai Peninsula. ESS is a team composed of high school players from the Kodiak Island Borough School District’s rural schools. This is the third year of the program, and the first time the volleyball team has snagged a trophy. “We were learn...
Oct 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak netters place fifth
Kodiak’s volleyball team finished fifth at the Dimond/Service Tournament Saturday in Anchorage. After opening gold-bracket play with a 25-22, 25-19 victory over Bartlett, the Bears were eliminated from the tournament with losses to South Anchorage, 25-12, 25-22, and East Anchorage, 25-10, 25-23. Kodiak tied for fifth with Chugiak in the 20-team tournament. South defeated Dimond in the tournament finals. Kodiak wen...
Oct 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS spikers head to Service/Dimond tourney
Kodiak High participates in its final regular-season volleyball tournament today and Saturday in Anchorage. And it couldn’t have come at a better time for the Bears. Kodiak still has several of its varsity players out healing from injuries or sickness as it enters today’s Service/Dimond Tournament, which they finished second in last season. “With all of the craziness we have had go on in our lineup, we are still t...
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Dance background helps Heiberg excel on the board
Tessa Heiberg often finds herself dancing on the pool deck. The weird part is that her body starts moving even when there is no music playing. “I’ll dance while people are on the (diving) board and they will just give me funny looks, but that is OK,” the Kodiak senior said. Heilberg’s movements on the board — or should I say in the air — have catapulted her as one of the state’s top girl divers. She is ranked four...
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