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Brian Young Invite filled with track stars
The state’s best track and field athletes invade the island for the fourth Brian Young Invitational. The two-day all-star extravaganza starts Saturday at Joe Floyd Track and Field. Field events begin at noon both days, followed by running events at 2 p.m. The meet started in 2013 as a way to honor Brian Young, an avid Kodiak High School sports enthusiast who died in 2013 while climbing Denali. It has grown every y...
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Southcentral Conference drops 2 at state
The Southcentral Conference had a rough opening day at the state baseball tournament. Both Wasilla and Soldotna lost in blowouts to Southeast teams Thursday at Mulcahy Stadium in Anchorage. The Warriors, the conference champions, fell 11-1 to Southeast runner-up Ketchikan. Ketchikan outhit Wasilla 11-4 and took advantage of five Warrior errors in jumping out to an 8-1 lead after the third inning. Ketchikan’s Natha...
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Bennett, Walton earn all-conference nods
Kodiak baseball’s string of winning three straight Southcentral Conference South Division most valuable player awards was snapped, but the Bears did have a pair of players get recognized for their play this season. Sam Bennett and Shaun Walton earned all-conference honors, which were announced Saturday at the regional tournament in Kenai. Bennett, a senior, was placed on the first team. He led Kodiak in batting av...
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Baseball, softball wrap up seasons
The 2015-2016 high school sports season will conclude this weekend with the baseball and softball state tournaments. The baseball tournament, which features eight teams, begins today at Mulcahy Stadium in Anchorage. Defending champion Chugiak, the Cook Inlet Conference winner, opens against Monroe Catholic, the runner-up in the Mid-Alaska Conference, at 7 p.m. Southcentral Conference champion Wasilla begins play a...
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Boys repeat as 4A champions; Pillans voted athlete of meet
After finishing the 1,600-meter relay — the final event of the 4A state track and field championships — Kodiak’s Billy Alcaide collapsed on the ground with baton in hand. He earned the right to relax. The boy was spent. Running the anchor leg, Alcaide secured the Kodiak boys second straight team title and third in the past four years with a sizzling career-best 400 split of 51.5 seconds on Saturday at Dimond High ...
May 31, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS baseball ends season at regions
Hours after outlasting Palmer in extra innings, Kodiak’s baseball season ended with a 15-2 loss to Colony in a consolation game at the Southcentral Conference Championships, Friday in Kenai. The Bears concluded their fourth season under head coach James Arnold with a 7-11 record. Kodiak stayed alive in the double-elimination tournament with an eight-inning 9-8 victory over Palmer. After the Moose tied the game in ...
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Kodiak boys in running for repeat track title
On Tuesday afternoon, under a sweltry sun, Michael Parnell and Keith Osowski layered up for their track and field practice. Did the 60-degree temperatures fry their brains? Apparently. The two Kodiak High School seniors thought it would a good idea to wear two shirts for their long-distance run to prepare for the large-school state championships, expected to be held under an even brighter sun in Anchorage today an...
May 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bears baseball blanked in regional opener
Kodiak’s Shaun Walton had a career day on the mound, but didn’t get any help from his teammates against undefeated Wasilla. The Warriors took advantage of a few Bears’ miscues and avoided the upset with a 2-0 win in the opening round of the Southcentral Conference Championships Thursday at Oilers Park in Kenai. Walton, a sophomore right-hander, did all he could to keep his team in the championship bracket by strik...
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Bears send girls relay to state for first time since 2012
By DEREK CLARKSTON Mirror Writer At the beginning of the track season, HoneyRose Macatuno didn’t know what to think of her new 400-relay teammates. She had reason for concern with two being freshman — Hannah Villaroya and Teresa Villanueva — and another — Chandra Christiansen — being a sophomore transfer from Port Lions. “At first, it was rough because I was the only one who knew how to do stuff,” said Macatuno, a...
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TEEING OFF: Piling up the trophies
What comes to mind when you hear the words Kodiak track and field? Dominating. The Dunbars. Levi Thomet. Distance dynasty. Today, the boys start their chase for a repeat state title, if successful, it would be the first back-to-back championship in Kodiak’s glorious track and field history. The Bears have a bevy of streaks on the line heading into the two-day meet at Dimond High School. The most impressive being f...
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