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KHS volleyball enters 2016 with revamped roster
The words “play with heart” appear on the back of the 2016 Kodiak volleyball practice shirts. Longtime coach Amy Willis approves the message, and said it is a good motto for her squad that features only two returning varsity players. “I think this team will play with heart,” the 11th-year coach said. “It is not going to be beautiful. I have been teasing them that they are the queens of chaos. They seem to be able ...
Aug 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Prep Picks: Aiming for a better mark in Week 2
There were a few surprises during the first week of high school football action. Valdez beating Nikiski certainly was a surprise, and was one of the four games I misfired on. Soldotna beating West Anchorage was not a surprise. The Stars pushed their winning streak to an impressive 40 games. I went 10-4 last week and hope to improve this week. Service (1-0) at Kenai (0-1) — Service had to be the surprise of the fir...
Aug 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak football wins uniform contest
No other football team in the state looks as good as Kodiak this season. In March, the Bears won the inaugural USA Football/Siege Sports Uniform Contest. The team received 30 home and away uniforms — tops and bottoms — shortly before last Friday’s season-opening 14-0 home victory over Houston. The team held a uniform unveiling a few days before the game and it went exactly like second-year coach Bill McGuire thoug...
Aug 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS, Juneau football game to be live streamed
Kodiak High School’s upcoming football game at Juneau-Douglas High School on Friday will be viewable via live stream for those unable to make the trip to Alaska’s capital city. The Juneau Empire, in partnership with Archipelago Webcasting and the University of Alaska Southeast, will broadcast the game at juneauempire.com. It is free to watch and viewable on desktop and mobile devices. The video will be shot in hig...
Aug 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Burnett’s turnaround takes him to college
It could be said that running kept Micah Burnett on the right path. After spending 18 months in rehab conquering drug and alcohol addictions, he joined Kodiak High School’s cross country and track teams as a senior and prospered. The two sports gave him a new life and kept him from falling back to his old habits. Running is his new addiction, and now he is headed to college to run cross country and track for North...
Aug 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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List of Kodiak athletes competing in college
Cross country/Track Micah Burnett, Northwest Christian University (Oregon) Levi Fried, Black Hills State University (South Dakota) Zoe Bigley, Black Hills State University Levi Thomet, University of Oregon Raen Barcelon, North Central University (Minnesota) Josh Obas, Green River Community College (Washington) Football Kordell Pillans, Mesa Community College (Arizona) Jake Yavorsky, College of the Sequoias (Califo...
Aug 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS XC picks up first wins of season
A pair of Kodiak High School cross country runners cruised to victories at Monday’s Nikiski Class Races at Nikiski High School. Seniors Keith Osowski and Honey Rose Macatuno topped their respective races to give Kodiak its first victories of the 2016 season. Osowski earned the third victory of his career with a 5-kilometer time of 17 minutes, 15 seconds in the junior-senior race. He topped runner-up Jacob Davis of...
Aug 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Soldotna, Colony top rankings
The streak continues. Soldotna football upped its state-best winning streak to 40 games with a 49-30 trouncing of West Anchorage, the defending large-school state champions, in Week 1 action. The victory kept the Stars atop the Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network’s medium-small school football poll, released Monday. Soldotna rushed for 448 yards and earned another 107 through the air in beating the large-school sta...
Aug 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak football opens with shutout
With all the pre-season hype centered on Kodiak’s new no-huddle offense, the defense felt left out. Not to worry. The unit showed up big in the Bears’ first game of 2016. The defense authored a dominating performance in the Bears’ 14-0 nonconference football victory over Houston Friday night at Joe Floyd Track and Field. The D smothered Houston, limiting the former member of the Northern Lights Conference to 108 y...
Aug 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak boys second at Colony Invitational
Behind a runner-up finish from Keith Osowski, the Kodiak boys opened the cross country season with a second-place finish at the Colony Invitational Saturday in the Mat-Su Valley. The girls put two in the top 10 and finished fourth with 80 points. Osowski, a senior and Kodiak’s top returner, covered the 5-kilometer course in 16 minutes, 50 seconds, just a second behind winner Hunter Kratz of Seward. Jack Hannah fin...
Aug 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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