With the football and cross country seasons closing last weekend, it makes for a light schedule for Kodiak High School sports this weekend. 

Only two sports — volleyball and tennis — are competing in official competitions, while the swim team is hosting a fun day. 


Kodiak returns to tournament play this weekend, attending the Lady Grizzly Tournament at Grace Christian School in Anchorage. 

The two-day, 16-team tournament will feature pool play on Friday and bracket play on Saturday.

In pool play sets, Kodiak will play Eagle River, Grace, Kenai, Kotzebue, Mt. Edgecumbe, Palmer and Seward. 

The other pool includes Anchorage Christian, Homer, Monroe, Nikiski, Sitka, Soldotna, Valdez and Wasilla. 

The top three teams in each pool qualify for the platinum bracket, while the remainder of the teams will fill out the gold and silver brackets. 

This is Kodiak’s second big tournament of the season. The Bears placed ninth at the West Spiketacular.

Nikiski was fifth at the West Spiketacular, while Palmer and Wasilla tied for seventh. 

Last week, Kodiak fell to Wasilla in a pair of Northern Lights Conference matches that dropped the Bears record to 2-4.  


Kodiak’s tennis will conclude its season at the state championships that begin Friday at Alaska Club East in Anchorage. 

Representing the Bears at state will be Fisher Gandel, Alisha Santamaria, Ila Abad, Luann Velasco, Bella Goble, Max Pyles and Joshua Barnett. 

At last year’s state meet, Gandel placed sixth in boys’ singles, while Velasco and Santamaria were sixth in girls’ doubles. 

Pyles is also making a return trip to state. He went 0-2 in boys’ doubles with Tiger Oka. 

Look for a state preview in Friday’s Kodiak Daily Mirror. 


Kodiak was supposed to be hosting Service Friday and Saturday, but instead the Bears will be filling the vacated date with a fun day. 

Kodiak coach Maggie Rocheleau said she has invited teachers and the school’s football and cross country teams to compete in relay races. The meet begins at 10 a.m. at the Kodiak Community Swimming Pool. 

Kodiak’s three state-ranked divers — Elianah Micael (fifth), Sayuri Seto (seventh) and Bella Penaloza (14th) — will be competing at the Chugiak Invite Friday and Saturday. 

Kodiak state ranked swimmers



200-yard freestyle — 8. Leslie Spear, 2:06.44. 1-meter diving — 5. Elianah Micael, 164.90 points; 7. Sayuri Seto, 160.90; 14. Bella Penaloza, 145.5. 100 butterfly — 7. Devon Cummiskey, 1:03.06. 100 breaststroke — 4. Leslie Spear, 1:11.62. 400 freestyle relay — 3:57.23.    


200-yard medley relay — 3. Kodiak, 1:43.76. 200 individual medley — 9. Ian Rocheleau, 2:08.88. 100 freestyle — 8. Nathan James, 51.62. 200 freestyle relay — 11. Kodiak, 1:39.17. 100 backstroke — 5. Ian Rocheleau, 57.70; 16. Patrick Peralta, 1:01.76. 100 breaststroke — 5. Anders Hocum, 1:03.82. 400 freestyle relay — 1. Kodiak, 3:28.55.    


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