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KHS boys swim team deep with talent
Kodiak’s boys swim team heads into the 2014 season with a lot of expectations. The Bears return most of their swimmers from last year’s squad and added nationally-ranked freshman Talon Lindquist to the mix. Kodiak has the talent to make a push to claim the program’s first boys state team title. “They have heard enough from me that nobody is giving us anything — and we haven’t done anything,” Kodiak coach John Lind...
Aug 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Swimmers flock to the pool
While Kodiak High School’s football team is lacking in players, Kodiak’s swim team is not. The 2014 swimming and diving team has 48 athletes — the most since John Lindquist took over the program in the early 2000s. “The program has developed itself,” he said. “Kids hear about what we do, and I don’t think kids are afraid to work.” The team has two practices a day, and Lindquist said close to 30 students show up fo...
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Lindquist, Hughes set for final swimming season
Kodiak High School’s girls swimming program has been blessed to have the top two swimmers in the state the past three seasons. Seniors Tahna Lindquist and Ila Hughes are determined to give their school one more season to remember as the 2014 schedule kicks into gear with Friday and Saturday home meets against Soldotna. Friday’s meet begins at 6 p.m. at the Kodiak Community Pool, while Saturday’s starts at 10 a.m. ...
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Kodiak remains out of football rankings
Earning its first victory of the season wasn’t enough to propel Kodiak into the Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network’s weekly high school football rankings. The win was thrilling — a 22-20 Northern Lights Conference decision over Homer. Kodiak went ahead on a two-point conversion with under nine minutes left in the contest and then swatted away Homer on a pair of trips inside the red zone that preserved the Bears’ f...
Aug 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak holds off Homer
Isagani Galindez doesn’t look like a fullback, but that didn’t stop him from playing like one on Saturday. The 5-foot-2, 160-pound senior rumbled through Homer’s defense for a pair of touchdowns while leading Kodiak to a nail-biting, 22-20, rain-soaked Northern Lights Conference football victory at Joe Floyd Track and Field. Galindez tied the game at 20-20 with a 3-yard touchdown run and then put his team up for g...
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Thomet begins season with win
Kodiak’s Levi Thomet started the 2014 cross country season with a comfortable victory at the Tsalteshi Invitational on Saturday at Skyview Middle School. The senior standout covered the 5-kilometer course in 15 minutes, 41.4 seconds — 12 seconds faster than runner-up finisher Ty Jordan of Chugiak. Thomet’s victory — his 12th straight on Alaska soil — wasn’t enough to push Kodiak to the team title, as the Bears fin...
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KHS boys cross country team enters season with state title hopes
Kodiak High School’s boys cross country team has lofty expectations for the 2014 season, and rightfully so. That’s what happens when you have the best runner in the state in senior Levi Thomet and a solid supporting cast. “Their goal is set on being at the top of the podium at state,” Kodiak coach Marcus Dunbar said. “We are not shooting for anything less than that. We have had too many third places in a row that ...
Aug 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak hosts Homer in first NLC game
It’s hard to imagine a must-win football game in Week 2, but that is how Kodiak is approaching its matchup with Homer on Saturday at Joe Floyd Track and Field. “This is a must-win for us,” Kodiak coach Jim Schnick said. “We have to be ready to come to play.” This is the first of only three Northern Lights Conference games for Kodiak this season. The other two conference games are against powerhouses Kenai (Week 3)...
Aug 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Home cross country schedule loaded with must-see races
Kodiak’s 2014 cross country schedule features two can’t-miss home events. The first comes on Aug. 29 when West Anchorage, West Valley, Kenai and Dimond invade Fort Abecrombie State Historical Park for a star-studded regular-season meet. The meet will feature the top four boys teams at last year’s state meet — West Anchorage was first, West Valley second, Kodiak third and Kenai fourth. “That will be a nice state pr...
Aug 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pigskin picks: Ketchikan surprises in opening week
Life is good. Another week has passed and the Seattle Mariners are still in the playoff hunt. I’ve forgotten what it is like for your team to be in contention in August — nothing is better than scoreboard watching and sitting on the edge of your seat for every pitch. I even skipped a workout at the gym to watch a morning Mariners game this past week — I also skipped a squat session to keep my legs fresh for a soft...
Aug 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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