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Kodiak ESS falters on Peninsula
It was a rough start to the season for the Kodiak Emerging Small Schools boys basketball team. ESS finished its season-opening, three-game road trip to the Kenai Peninsula with an 82-27 loss at Nikolaevsk on Friday and a 73-32 defeat at Ninilchik on Saturday. The Ravens opened the trip on Thursday with an 83-30 loss to Seldovia. Kodiak trailed 52-9 at halftime to both Nikolaevsk and Ninilchik. Damian Bennett-Melen...
Jan 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak girls basketball falls to 3A Nikiski
A barrage of second-quarter 3-pointers from Nikiski did in Kodiak Thursday evening. Nursing a one-point lead, the Bulldogs nailed four long balls that triggered a 42-26 girls basketball victory on the opening day of the 27th Nikiski Tip-Off Tournament at Nikiski High School. “Our girls played hard, Nikiski was the better team tonight,” Krista Hicks wrote in a text. “They hit some big shots at the right time to swi...
Jan 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak ESS drops first game of season
The Kodiak Emerging Small Schools boys basketball team fell to Seldovia, 83-30, in a season-opening game Thursday in Seldovia. Kodiak ESS is comprised of rural students and has only practiced twice this season, second-year coach Ross Elvehjem said. The team plays in the 1A Peninsula Conference. The team returned only two players who played significant minutes on last year’s 3-11 team — Ouzinkie’s Damian Bennett-Me...
Jan 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hoops: Girls head to Nikiski, boys West Valley
By DEREK CLARKSTON Mirror Writer The Kodiak girls continue a string of facing 3A competition at the Nikiski Tip Off Tournament that starts today at Nikiski High School. The Bears face three 3A schools during the three-day tournament. Kodiak plays host Nikiski at 5:45 p.m. today, Bethel at 2:45 p.m. Friday and Homer at noon Saturday. At the conclusion of this tournament, five of Kodiak’s eight games this season wil...
Jan 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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NLC HOOPS POWER RANKINGS: WIAA bans student chants at games
An interesting piece of news popped up this week on the Internet: The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association banned students from chanting certain phrases or words at basketball games. So much for the First Amendment. Fans are no longer allowed to chant “air-ball,” “scoreboard,” “you can’t do that,” “fundamentals,” “there’s a net there,” “sieve,” “we can’t hear,” and “season’s over.” The rule change starte...
Jan 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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ALUMNI ROUNDUP: Swimmers jump into 2016
A trio of former Kodiak High School state champion swimmers took to the pool for the first time in 2016. Northern Arizona’s Jori Lindquist and Ila Hughes competed against Arizona and Oregon State, while University of Hawaii’s Tahna Lindquist faced Minnesota. Tahna Lindquist, a freshman, produced the best finish, placing second in the 200-yard backstroke (2 minutes, 3.80 seconds) in a 157-79 loss to the Gophers on ...
Jan 12, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS boys fall short of Floyd title
It was only fitting that in an odd 49th Joe Floyd/Ravn Alaska Winter Classic Basketball Tournament that a scoring error would cost the Kodiak boys a chance at their first tournament title since 2009. The goof came near the end of Friday night’s game against Anchorage Christian. With 1 minute, 26 seconds left in the game, and Kodiak nursing a 50-49 lead, the Lions’ Mareng Gatkouth stepped to the free-throw line. Th...
Jan 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS girls drop title game to ACS
Friday turned out to be quite long for the Kodiak girls basketball team. The day started at 9 a.m. with a 40-10 victory over North Pole and ended 10 hours later with a 50-33 loss to Anchorage Christian during the 49th Joe Floyd/Ravn Alaska Winter Classic Basketball Tournament at Kodiak High School. Friday was the only day Kodiak competed in the three-day tournament because the Service girls never arrived due to in...
Jan 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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ACS owns first day of the Floyd
The Anchorage Christian School Lions owned the first day of the 49th Joe Floyd Ravn Alaska Winter Basketball Classic. The Lions swept North Pole in a co-ed doubleheader Thursday at Kodiak High School. Led by 18 points from 5-foot-10 sophomore Chaunice Carr, the Lady Lions raced past North Pole 64-14. ACS, a 3A school, also received 17 points from freshman Jesse Davis as the Lions led 21-6 at the end of the first q...
Jan 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Floyd starts tonight
The 49th edition of the Joe Floyd/Ravn Alaska Winter Classic Basketball Tournament begins in an unusual way today at Kodiak High School. For what could be the first time in the historic tournament, neither Kodiak teams will play on the first day. Instead, fans will be treated to a co-ed doubleheader between 3A Anchorage Christian and 4A North Pole. The girls game begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by the boys at 8:30 p...
Jan 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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