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Bears erase 2-0 deficit for inaugural soccer win
Jose Cortez sprang into the air with a what-just-happened look on his face. Seconds later he was in the middle of a celebration, soaking up the moment with his Kodiak High School boys soccer teammates. Cortez scored two goals, including the game-winner, in Kodiak’s come-from-behind 3-2 victory over Nikiski in a Northern Lights Conference match on Saturday at Joe Floyd Track and Field. It wasn’t your normal run-of-...
Apr 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Coombs, Beltran net first KHS soccer goals
Abi Coombs and Daniel Beltran are now an answer to a trivia question. The two scored the first goals in the history of Kodiak High School’s varsity soccer program in Friday matches against Nikiski at Joe Floyd Track and Field. Coombs delivered the girls first goal in the 50th minute, while Beltran’s goal came in the sixth minute of the boys contest. Since the girls game was played first, Coombs gets credited for t...
Apr 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS girls fall to Nikiski in conference match
After topping Kodiak 3-1 in Saturday’s Northern Lights Conference match, Nikiski’s girls soccer coach Troy Zimmerman walked away impressed with the Bears’ first-year program. “They put on a great game,” Zimmerman said. “To come out and only drop a match 3-1, that is competing, so hats off to the Kodiak girls. They really stepped it up and really played a full two halves of soccer.” Kodiak dropped to 0-2 in the NLC...
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A BASEBALL LIFE: Game balls don’t have a long career
A baseball doesn’t always end its career as a hero. The lucky ones head to Cooperstown, a lot of them end up as souvenirs and the rest go to the baseball graveyard. The lifespan of a baseball was a late-night topic in the KDM newsroom this week. Those who have watched a game have seen it: A new ball gets tossed into the game, and after being pitched once exits without a formal retirement party. It waited all its l...
Apr 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak baseball begins SCC games
After starting the season with six nonconference games, Kodiak’s baseball team will finally play a game that counts today against Soldotna. The Southcentral Conference opener for both teams begins at 5 p.m. at Baranof Field. The two teams will meet again at 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Despite posting a 2-4 record in the first two weeks of the season, coach James Arnold said his team is ready to begin conference play. “Th...
Apr 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak track hosts Service
Kodiak hosts Service today and Saturday in the Bears’ first home track meet of the season. Today’s meet begins with field events at 3 p.m. with running events starting an hour later. “Our goal is to get the whole team competing together in the same meet,” Kodiak coach Marcus Dunbar said. “It is sort of like a workout weekend, even though they are competing they are doing lots of events over the two days.” Since it...
Apr 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Palmer gets new coaches
Palmer High School will have a pair of new basketball coaches next season. According to the Frontiersman, the school has hired Chuck Martin to lead the boys and Elgin Hollins to coach the girls. Martin replaced Brandon Blake, who retired earlier this year. Martin compiled a 283-89 record while spending a combined 14 seasons at Houston, Colony and Wasilla. He has also coached at NAIA The Master’s College in Califor...
Apr 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS soccer prepares to host Nikiski
Losing two matches by a combined score of 29-0 would cause some people to throw in the towel, but not the players on Kodiak’s girls soccer team. They used it as a learning experience. “It was something interesting and new. We have a bunch of room for growth, but overall I think we did good for our first games,” junior captain Jie Canete said. Call it an education in varsity soccer for a first-year program. Kenai, ...
Apr 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Former KHS wrestler killed in car accident
The Kodiak High School wrestling program lost a member of its family over the weekend. Kevin Gonzalez-Bermuduz, 20, died early Sunday morning when the car he was driving struck a tree off Northern Lights Boulevard near the University of Alaska Anchorage, according to a release from the Anchorage Police Department. Kodiak coach Pat Costello couldn’t believe the news when he heard it. “It is a sad state for everybod...
Apr 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak blows past West Valley
Brandan Pickett entered Saturday’s contest against West Valley with only four innings pitched in his entire Kodiak baseball career. The senior surpassed that with a brilliant performance at a drizzly Baranof Field. Pickett twirled a one-hit shutout to power Kodiak to a 12-0 nonconference victory over West Valley. Kodiak swept the two-game series — Friday’s game was washed out because of wind and rain — and improve...
Apr 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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