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Kodiak girls go for 9th straight regional title
Over the last eight years, no Region III swimming team has been as powerful as the Kodiak girls. The Bears have won eight consecutive titles by an average margin of 51.6 points, and during that streak, they have racked up 69 out of a possible 96 first-place finishes (that is an incredible .718 winning percentage). “We really did dominate a long period of time, and did it well,” Kodiak coach John Lindquist said. Th...
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GUEST COLUMN: Never judge a runner by their appearance
Never judge a book by its cover. In the same fashion, never judge a person’s potential by their outward appearance. I was in elementary school when a young boy, a year younger than I, moved into a house down the street. While I was growing up, I had a paper route, which led to me interacting with the people of my neighborhood. That is when I met Richie McKinney. We instantly hit it off. It became routine that we w...
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Maramba serves up aces
When Katrina Maramba was a freshman, she got really good at doing push-ups. Every serve that was missed during volleyball practice resulted in a player doing 10 pushups. Maramba did a lot of push-ups. “As a freshman, she couldn’t even serve the dang ball over the net,” Kodiak coach Amy Willis said. Willis had doubts that Maramba would be in the program as a senior. Maramba proved her coach wrong, and the senior is...
Oct 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wrestlers head back to Anchorage
First-year Kodiak wrestling coach Mike Hautala was pleased with his team’s season-opening performance at last week’s West Anchorage Open. The Bears walked away with a fourth-place finish, a champion and two runner-ups. “I was a little worried about how the ferry was going to effect us, it was something new for me,” Hautala said. “We started off slow, but they stepped it up when they needed to.” He liked what he sa...
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KHS swim team off to Valdez
Valdez holds a special place in John Lindquist’s heart. The fishing port with a population of just under 4,000 is where Kodiak’s veteran coach won his first Region III swimming and diving championship. Since winning the first boys title in program history in 2003, the Bear boys have stood on top of the podium in 10 of the last 12 years. The girls have won the past eight titles. Domination. “It is memorable when yo...
Oct 28, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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ALUMNI ROUNDUP: Dunbar races to victory
Kodiak’s own Trevor Dunbar picked up an emotional victory in his return to cross country on Sunday in Boston. Running in honor of his grandmother, Sylvelin Keller, who recently died at the age of 89, Dunbar won the men’s championship 8-kilometer race at the 25th Boston Mayor’s Cup Cross Country meet. “She ran through my mind a few times and it was nice to compete for her,” Dunbar told baa.org. “She’s been in my me...
Oct 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wrestlers fourth in Anchorage
Kodiak’s Bryan Gonzalez couldn’t have started the high school wrestling season any better. The 106-pound junior captured the West Anchorage Open title on Saturday in Anchorage. Gonzalez, One of two Kodiak state placers from a year ago that returned this season, beat West’s Jeremy Briones, 9-3, in the championship match. He worked his way to the final by pinning Wasilla’s Heidi Warner, edging Palmer’s Odin Andersen...
Oct 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Spikers win consolation bracket
Playing without two starters, Kodiak volleyball snagged the consolation title of the silver bracket at the Dimond-Service Tournament on Saturday. Setter Tracy Gatter stayed in Kodiak nursing an ankle she sprained at practice last week, while libero Mikayla Lirette also did not make the trip. “It was not the finish we were looking for, but as far as what we were able to achieve, I’m pleased,” Kodiak coach Amy Willi...
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After years of bad choices, Burnett finds home on KHS XC team
On an early October day in Anchorage, with the ground caked in mud, Micah Burnett never felt more alive. The Kodiak High School senior with a contagious smile was doing something he never thought was possible — running at the 4A state cross country championships. It was something that nobody thought was possible. A year and a half before the race, Burnett started the process of regaining control of his life. He wa...
Oct 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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PREP PICKS: Chugiak, West battle for supremacy
Alaska’s final high school football game of the season will take place Saturday at West Anchorage High School. And it’s only fitting that the West Anchorage Eagles will take part in the game. I’m sure the good folks at the Alaska School Activities Association didn’t plan it that way. West will take on Chugiak in the large-school championship game slated for 7 p.m. The Mustangs will be shooting for their first stat...
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