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KHS softball wraps up season with loss to Homer
Senior Jade Ponte made sure Kodiak softball didn’t end its season with a goose egg on the scoreboard. The center fielder ripped a two-run single in the second inning in the Bears’ 24-2 Northern Lights Conference loss to Homer Tuesday at East Addition Park. Kodiak closed out its 2016 campaign with a 1-15 record, 0-6 in the NLC, while the Mariners clinched their 11th conference crown with a 5-1 mark. Ponte, who put ...
May 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Homer spoils Kodiak’s homecoming with 23-0 victory
Not even a secret weapon helped Kodiak softball in its first home game in 32 days. Homer plated 15 runs in the first inning and registered a 23-0 Northern Lights Conference victory Monday at East Addition Park. It was the first time Bears assistant coach Nyssa Beachler faced her former school. In 2006, the left-hander pitched the Mariners to their only state title in 14 small-school state tournament appearances. “...
May 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Track sends 17 individuals, three relays to state
The Kodiak boys — the defending state track and field champions ­— qualified nine individuals and two relay teams into this year’s state championships. The girls qualified six individuals and a relay, their first relay to advance to state since 2012. On the boys’ side, Billy Alcaide, Michael Parnell and Keith Osowski qualified in three events. Alcaide made it in the 100, 200, long jump, and Parnell and Osowski in ...
May 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak baseball draws fourth seed
Kodiak baseball opens the Southcentral Conference Championships against a team it met in the opening weekend of the season. The Bears, the South Division’s fourth seed, drew North Division champion Wasilla in Thursday’s opening round at 10 a.m. at Oiler Park in Kenai. Wasilla, the defending region champions, topped Kodiak, 12-0, in the Rex Edward Matautia Invitational Tournament on April 15 at Baranof Field. The W...
May 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Soccer finishes fourth
Kodiak’s bid to qualify for the boys state soccer tournament came up one win short. After knocking off Wasilla in a quarterfinal thriller, the Bears fell to Kenai, 7-2, and Soldotna, 5-2, to place fourth at the Northern Lights Conference Championships Saturday in Kenai. “It was a tremendous season,” coach Eric Waltenbaugh said. “Just to be able to go a step further than we did last year and playing in those big ga...
May 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Track: Boys win 10th title in past 11 years; Bigley, 400 relay tops for the girls
Make it back-to-back Region III track and field titles for the Kodiak boys, and 10 in the past 11 years. The Bears racked up eight titles and rolled to a 28-point victory over Colony at the Region III Championships Saturday at Colony High School. Seniors Billy Alcaide and Kordell Pillans each earned a pair of individual titles. Alcaide took the 100- and 200-meter crowns in times of 11.56 and 23.41. He blazed to a ...
May 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bears manufacture a win against Colony
Kodiak baseball snapped a 16-inning scoreless skid and earned an important 5-3 Southcentral Conference victory over Colony Friday at Baranof Field. The win put Kodiak into a three-way tie for second place in the South Division with Homer and Kenai. All three schools finished the regular season with 4-6 conference records. That means, based on tiebreakers, the Bears could be seeded second, third or fourth when the ...
May 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Softball drops 2 in the Valley
Kodiak’s softball team concluded its trip the Mat-Su Valley with a pair of nonconference losses to Palmer and Colony. Kodiak lost to Palmer 17-4 on Friday and 11-8 to Colony on Saturday. First-year Kodiak coach Michelle Stratton called Saturday’s performance “the best softball we have played all season.” “We hit all the way through our roster,” said Stratton, a Colony graduate. “This is the team I expected all sea...
May 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Persistence pays off for Flerchinger
The first Major League Baseball game Joey Flerchinger watched on television showcased future Cy Young Award winners Clayton Kershaw and Cliff Lee. The game was in 2008. Lee’s Indians beat Kershaw’s Dodgers 6-4 in 10 innings. Neither ace was involved in the decision, but it was enough to hook a young Flerchinger on America’s pastime, even though his details of the game have fogged over the years. “Both guys had a p...
May 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS boys soccer wins regional thriller
Down 2-0 to Wasilla in its opening match at the Northern Lights Conference Championships, Kodiak’s boys soccer team never panicked. The Bears clawed back, forced overtime and won in a 5-4 shootout Thursday afternoon in Kenai. The thrilling victory — the program’s first at the conference tournament — puts Kodiak a victory away from advancing to the state tournament in only its second varsity season. “It’s awesome. ...
May 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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