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Remembering Red: Kodiak hoops coach dies of cancer
Red West was easy to pick out of a crowd. He was the middle-aged guy nestled on the Kodiak High School boys’ basketball sideline with a face full of — you guessed it — red facial hair. Beyond the bristly look, West was one of the boys. He cheered when an unbelievable play was made, told jokes and stories, and hung out just like high school boys would. He cherished every moment he spent with the team, and the boys ...
Feb 13, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS basketball squads take on Soldotna
Last weekend, Kodiak’s boys picked up their first Northern Lights Conference basketball win of the season. They hope to at least double their win total this weekend when Soldotna comes to town for a pair of NLC contests. Today’s game tips at 7 p.m., while Saturday’s starts at 5 p.m. Despite splitting with Kenai last week, the team was pleased to get off the snide — the Bears were 0-8 against 4A teams this season p...
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Running for love
The Kodiak High School track and field team is organizing a Valentines 5K Run/Walk at 10 a.m. Saturday. The race begins on Parkside Drive just outside of Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. The suggested donation is $10 for adults and $5 for kids. All proceeds go to the KHS track program.
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ESS hoops travels to Seldovia
For the second straight weekend, the Kodiak Emerging Small School team will travel to the Kenai Peninsula. The Ravens played Seldovia late Thursday on the first day of the Seldovia Tournament. ESS (2-1 in the Peninsula Conference) continues the three-day tournament at 3:30 p.m. today against Birchwood Christian and finishes at 10 a.m. against Nikolaevsk. Seldovia is ranked third in the state in the 1A classificati...
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Top teams remain the same in rankings
There was hardly any change in this week’s Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches rankings. The entire boys poll remained the same from last week with West Anchorage grabbing the top spot. West defeated No. 3 Dimond, 48-38, on Monday that pushed its record to 9-2. Service (14-2) is ranked second, while Colony (9-3) is fourth and Bartlett (8-4) fifth. West Valley won the Lady Lynx Prep Shootout and kept its top s...
Feb 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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NLC POWER RANKINGS: West Valley girls shooting for undefeated season
Could there be another undefeated season in Alaska high school basketball? The West Valley girls sure hope so. After cruising to the Lady Lynx Prep Shootout title Saturday at Dimond High School, the Wolfpack stands at 15-0 with a little over a month left in the season. Last year, Kodiak’s girls went 27-0 en route to a state title. The Lady Lynx Shootout — a tournament with 16 teams — is a prestigious trophy to gra...
Feb 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak girls play at home for final time
The Kodiak High School girls basketball team will play at home one final time this season. The Bears are hosting a Blue vs. “Old” game that begins at 6:30 p.m. today at KHS. The Old team will feature KHS alumni, coaches, teachers and community members. The event costs $5, with all proceeds going to the basketball program.
Feb 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS alumni roundup: Dunbar runs with elite field
Kodiak’s most famous runner reached a national television audience Saturday afternoon. Trevor Dunbar competed in the 3,000-meter run at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix, a meet covered live by the NBC Sports channel. Dunbar’s race came on near the end of the two-hour telecast, but he got plenty of TV time during his tour on the track in Roxbury, Massachusetts. The Kodiak High and University of Oregon graduate sta...
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Small claims 126-pound state title
Jay-Ar Small’s wrestling season started with an injury and ended atop the podium. Small, a senior, staked claim to his first state title by defeating Colony’s Chace Booth, 3-2, in the 126-pound final at the ASAA/First National Bank Wrestling State Championships Saturday evening at Chugiak High. Small, last year’s state runner-up at 126, scored all of his points in the final minute of the match to win the Bears’ on...
Feb 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak boys basketball splits at Kenai
Kodiak’s boys basketball team snapped a 10-game losing skid against 4A competition with a 46-34 Northern Lights Conference victory Friday at Kenai. Jemuel Mangalus erupted for 25 points to help the Bears end a drought that started at last year’s state tournament. The Bears started this season 0-8 against 4A competition after ending last season with two losses at state. Ending the streak didn’t come easy, though. A...
Feb 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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