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Three KHS wrestlers competing in Tournament of Champions
A trio of Kodiak High School wrestlers will vie to become All-Americans this weekend in Nevada. Nolan Wandersee, Joel Valdez and Josh Lochman are competing in the 20th edition of the Reno Tournament of Champions, which begins today and concludes Saturday. With 64-man brackets in every weight class, the event is dubbed the “toughest tournament in the USA.” The top eight finishers in each class earn All-American acc...
Dec 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS girls push win streak to 30 games
Kodiak’s girls basketball team started this season the same way it left off last season — with a victory. The Bears pushed their winning streak to 30 games with an easy 59-29 victory over Service Thursday at the T-Bird Classic at East Anchorage High School. Kodiak’s win streak dates back to the end of the 2012-13 season when it won its final two games at the state tournament. The Bears won all 27 of their games la...
Dec 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Teeing Off: Gizmo gets off the naughty list
I’m going to start this week with a once-in-a-lifetime story that was brought to my attention from one of my friends. Yes, I have a friend other than Gizmo. Ryan Sturdivan, a basketball player for Woodland High School (Washington), drained not one, but two half-court buzzer-beaters in a game against Kelso earlier this week. And to top it off, his second shot gave Woodland a 49-47 victory. Sturdivan instantly becam...
Dec 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak boys stumble in opener
Kodiak got a close look at what could be Alaska’s next basketball star. The Bears probably wished they hadn’t. Barrow freshman Kamaka Hepa poured in 24 points and grabbed nine rebounds in the Whalers’ 64-26 victory at the T-Bird Classic Thursday at East Anchorage High School. The 6-foot-7 Hepa is regarded as one of the top high school prospects in the nation. During the summer he participated at the CrossRoads Eli...
Dec 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak boys roar into basketball season
During David Anderson’s tenure as Kodiak’s boys basketball coach he has been known to turn back the clock a few decades. The fourth-year coach is at it again. “We are going to take the wind out of the sails with some of these teams that we play and hold the ball a little bit,” Anderson said. “I’m not going to deny it. We can’t run with teams, I think we will score OK, but we are not going to get up the court.” And...
Dec 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Boys schedule filled with challenging games
Kodiak is not easing into the basketball season; it is leaping right into it. The Bears open the year with four straight tournaments — the T-Bird Classic, the Lime Solar/Pepsi Invitational, the Joe Floyd Tournament and the Alaska Airlines Classic. Fourth-year coach David Anderson is straight forward in what he expects from his squad. “If we win three out of the 12 games, I will be happy,” he said. Kodiak begins it...
Dec 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak girls reload for 2014-15 basketball season
For the first time in three decades Kodiak High School’s girls basketball team enters the season as the defending 4A state champions. A lot has changed since Kodiak cut down the net in March, capping a 27-0 season. New coach. Yes. New players. You betcha. New attitude. Of course. “I have a lot of respect for what they did last year, but we don’t really care about what happened last year,” said first-year coach Kri...
Dec 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Teeing Off: Getting to know Kodiak’s newest hoops coach
Krista Hicks hasn’t had any trouble sleeping, lately. Kodiak High School’s new girls basketball coach did have a few restless nights a couple weeks back. “I felt like I had so much to tell them (players) and I would just wake up, grab my phone, jot down all these notes and go back to sleep. It was a bit ridiculous. It was a good thing my husband was out of town, he would have killed me.” Hicks’ husband is a Coast ...
Dec 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thomet earns All-American accolades
Last year Levi Thomet missed earning Foot Locker All-American honors by one spot. Midway through this year’s race he was once again on the outside looking in. That’s when he told himself he had come to far to not be on the podium. Kodiak’s talented senior kicked into overdrive and edged out a runner at the finish line to place 15th at Saturday’s Foot Locker Cross Country Championship race in sunny San Diego, Calif...
Dec 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lindquist finishes at nationals
Kodiak swim coach John Lindquist predicted his son’s top finish at the Speedo Winter Junior Nationals would be in the 200-yard backstroke. He was right. Talon Lindquist’s time of 1 minute, 49.80 seconds placed him 47th in a preliminary field of 135 swimmers Saturday in Federal Way, Washington. The Kodiak freshman was the fifth fastest 15-year-old in the event that featured the nation’s best 18-and-under swimmers. ...
Dec 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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