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NLC Power Rankings: Indiana team booted for being too good
Another weird piece of news regarding high school basketball has hit the Internet: a girls high school basketball team in Indiana got kicked out of a league for being too good. Yes, too good. The news broke last week that the Rogers Area Youth Basketball Association girls high school team was booted from the Northwest Suburban Basketball league for being too good. “The Northwest Suburban Basketball League has deci...
Jan 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alumni roundup: Dunbar continues to run strong, finishes second in 1,500
Trevor Dunbar continued his recent hot streak on the track. The former Kodiak High School standout finished second in the 1,500-meter run in a high-performance indoor meet on Saturday in Portland, Oregon. Dunbar covered the track in 3 minutes, 40.77 seconds, two seconds shy of his personal-best time of 3:38.38. Two-time Olympian Andrew Wheating won the race, which featured seven runners, in 3:39.82. Last week, Dun...
Jan 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kenai girls sweep Kodiak
Kodiak opened Northern Lights Conference girls basketball play with a pair of losses at Kenai. The Bears fell 56-28 on Friday and 43-23 on Saturday, and have now lost three straight against the Kardinals dating back to last year’s NLC third-place game. Kodiak extended its losing skid to six games and dropped to 0-2 in the NLC, 2-8 overall. On Friday, the Bears were held to five points in each of the first two quar...
Jan 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS boys come up short against Juneau
The Kodiak boys basketball team ran into a hot-shooting Juneau team in the Capital City. The Crimson Bears combined to knock down 16 3-pointers in topping the Bears in two nonconference games, 75-40 on Friday and 65-34 on Saturday. Kodiak dropped to 2-8 overall and extended its losing streak to five games. In the series opener, Juneau (9-2) drilled five of its nine 3-pointers in the first quarter and led 24-12. It...
Jan 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak ESS finishes winless on trip
After the Kodiak ESS boys basketball team picked up its first win of the season on Thursday, the Ravens finished their trip to Anchorage and Wasilla with three straight losses. On Friday, ESS fell to Lumen Christi 51-29 and Wasilla Lake (the score was not reported). The Ravens’ three-day trip concluded with a 55-50 loss to Birchwood Christian. ESS, a team comprised of Kodiak Island Borough School District rural st...
Jan 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Yavorsky to play football at the College of the Sequoias
Jacob Yavorsky is a throwback football player. That was never more apparent than during this past Kodiak High School football season when he played with a broken wrist and didn’t even know it. He not only played one game with a bum right wrist, but he played four games. “He didn’t want to go to the doctor because he wanted to finish out the season with no setbacks,” said Jacob’s mom, Donna. “He waited until after ...
Jan 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hoops roundup: Mt. Edgecumbe downs KHS boys; ESS picks up first win
A Mt. Edgecumbe scoring spree in the third quarter pushed Kodiak to its third consecutive defeat. After the Bears pulled to within one point, the Braves scored nine straight and pulled away for a 59-46 victory in a boys basketball nonconference game Thursday in Sitka. Kodiak (2-6) trailed 14-8 at the end of the first quarter and cut the deficit to 23-18 at halftime. The Bears scored four straight points to start t...
Jan 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stratton takes over KHS softball program
While playing for Colony, Michelle Stratton remembers watching Kodiak High School win its only small-school softball state title in 2008. Nearly a decade later, Stratton hopes she can bring another trophy back to the island. The lifelong Alaskan was named Kodiak’s new softball coach. She takes over for Sam Catt, the Bears’ coach for the last five seasons. He resigned at the end of last season. Stratton is Kodiak’s...
Jan 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS girls begin conference play; boys travel to the southeast
Five weeks into the season, and Kodiak High’s girls basketball team finally gets to play a Northern Lights Conference game. The Bears play at Kenai Friday and Saturday. Friday’s game starts at 6 p.m., while Saturday’s tips at 3 p.m. “The girls are all pumped up and ready to go,” second-year Kodiak coach Krista Hicks said. “Preseason is over ... it is a fresh start.” Kodiak finished its nonconference schedule — the...
Jan 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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NLC POWER RANKINGS: Alaska hoopsters put up monster games
There were a couple phenomenal individual performances by Alaska high school basketball players last week. First, West Valley senior Ruthie Hebard had an incredible three-game stretch at the Joe T. Classic in Fairbanks. The University of Oregon-bound player averaged 29.6 points, but her team, last year’s state runner-up, went 1-2, losing to tournament champion Ketchikan and Lathrop. Her line in West Valley’s victo...
Jan 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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