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Kodiak softball nearly tops Dimond
After turning a game-saving double play in the fifth inning, Kodiak was one out away from its first victory at home this season. The Bears then found out that the hardest out is sometimes the toughest one to get. Dimond’s next six batters reached base — five on base hits — as the Lynx scored five times with two outs to register a 9-5 nonconference softball victory Saturday at East Addition Park. The game was halte...
May 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mangalus, Alcaide display speed in the sprints
While Kodiak’s distance crew makes headlines, a pair of sprinters are quietly putting together career seasons, giving the Bears the push they need to make a run for the state track and field title. “That is our motivation to try to get noticed,” junior Billy Alcaide said. “We know our distance squad is No. 1 in the state, and the sprinters just try to work hard. We are getting there.” Alcaide and senior Jemuel Man...
May 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS boys soccer season ends
The first varsity season of Kodiak boys soccer came to an end Thursday at Colony High School. Colony, the defending state champions, scored in the opening minute and rolled to an 8-1 victory on the first day of the Northern Lights Conference Championships. The Knights moved on in the three-day tournament, while the Bears ended their season with a 2-6 record. “Colony is a different class of soccer. They are a seaso...
May 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wasilla baseball downs Kodiak
Kodiak ran into a red-hot pitcher Thursday evening. Wasilla’s Nolan Monaghan struck out 12 in leading the Warriors to a 10-0 Southcentral Conference baseball victory in Wasilla. Monaghan started the game with five straight strikeouts and fanned seven of the first nine hitters he faced. He gave up only one hit in five innings, a single to Frank Carlson in the fourth inning, and tossed 28 strikes in his first 31 pit...
May 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak boys team to beat at track regionals
Kodiak’s boys track and field team is looking to start a new streak when the Region III Championships begin today at Kenai High School. A year ago, Colony snapped the Bears’ streak of eight consecutive regional titles. This year, Kodiak is overwhelming favorites to stand atop the podium for the ninth time in 10 years when the two-day meet concludes Saturday. “I think it is real important to show that we have not g...
May 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Port Lions' Christiansen headed to regionals
Port Lions’ Chandra Christiansen will be making her Region II Track and Field Championships debut today. The freshman will be competing in the 100-and 200-meter runs, and the long and triple jumps when the two-day meet begins at 3 p.m. at Susitna Valley High School. “She is very well trained and focused to have her best meet yet,” Port Lions coach Matt Neagley wrote in a text message. “She relishes the competition...
May 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS baseball travels to the Valley
Over the next three days Kodiak baseball will play the top two teams in the Southcentral Conference North Division. Having already claimed the South Division title, Kodiak coach James Arnold is still looking to make a statement against Wasilla and Colony, two teams that have a combined conference record of 15-2. “We are going to compete with them. I think that we can send a message to let them know just how good t...
May 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Softball entertains Dimond
After traveling the past two weeks, Kodiak’s softball team finishes the regular season at home. The Bears entertain large-school Dimond Friday and Saturday and Soldotna May 29-30, at East Addition Park. “It is going to be nice not to have to worry about traveling,” Kodiak coach Sam Catt said. “It is nice to be here for Crab Fest weekend, something that we normally don’t get to do.” Dimond, out of the Cook Inlet Co...
May 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Teeing Off: Kodiak soccer speaks Spanish on the pitch
Hola, como estas? That is pretty much the extent of my Spanish vocabulary, as I wasn’t the most astute student in foreign language classes. If it wasn’t for Megan — after 15 years I have forgotten her last name, but I do remember she had blonde hair and was taller than me — I would have not passed high school Spanish. She set across from me at the same table and let allowed me to look at her answers. Mahalo, Megan...
May 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak soccer heads to regions
Making the Northern Lights Conference Soccer Championships was bittersweet for Kodiak’s first-year varsity boys program. The team was thrilled to have qualified, but it came at the steep cost of $6,500. As a self-funded program, the team had to come up with the money to travel to the tournament that begins Thursday at Colony High School. When coach Eric Waltenbaugh found out his team had qualified, he met with his...
May 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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