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KHS swimmers win Valley Invite
Kodiak started the stretch drive of the swim season with a pair of convincing victories Saturday at the Valley Invitational. The boys, behind three individual and three relay wins, grabbed the team title with 123 points — 59 points ahead of runner-up Soldotna. The girls won four individual trophies and two relay events in tallying 88.5 points — 21.5 points better than runner-up Soldotna. Tahna Lindquist won the 20...
Oct 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Soldotna, Eielson complete perfect seasons
Soldotna and Eielson capped perfect seasons with state football titles Saturday in Anchorage. The Stars rattled off 30 first-quarter points and blasted North Pole, 57-28, to claim the medium-school classification title — Soldotna’s third straight. The victory upped the Stars’ winning streak to 29 games, tying a school and state record. Soldotna (9-0) rushed for 400 yards and seven touchdowns on 58 attempts. Eielso...
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Volleyball bonds sisters
It’s not hard to find Izzy Riina on a volleyball court. Just look for the different colored jersey that sets her apart from her teammates. “Most people don’t understand that I just play back row — that is basically what it means,” Riina said. As a libero, she is required to wear a different jersey, just like goalies in soccer. A libero is a defensive specialist that specializes in chasing down kills and extending ...
Oct 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak heads to Wasilla
Kodiak returns to Northern Lights Conference volleyball play this weekend at Wasilla. Tonight’s match begins at 6:30 p.m., while Saturday’s starts at 12:30 p.m. The Bears are tied with Palmer for first in the conference with 5-1 records, while the Warriors are 3-3 and coming off a four-set victory over Kenai. Kodiak coach Amy Willis isn’t sure what to expect from Wasilla other than it has a new coach. “We were bot...
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Prep picks: Dreaming of baseball
The MLB baseball playoffs sure have been something. All of the extra-inning games and the dramatics of the Kansas City Royals have sure made it difficult for me to get any work done. The play of the Royals has captivated the nation and the Daily Mirror newsroom — K.C. is publisher Richard Harris’ favorite team. This is Kansas City’s first World Series appearance since 1985 — I was only 3-years-old at the time and ...
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Kodiak swimmers prepare for Palmer Invite
At the conclusion of Wednesday’s swimming practice, Kodiak coach John Lindquist set team goals for the upcoming Valley Invitational. He told his boys that he would like to not only see the A relay place in the top 6, but also the B relay team. He then told his girls he would like to see a victory in all three relay events. “They are going to have to put together some good swims to make that happen,” Lindquist said...
Oct 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Prep football title games set
The state high school football championship games are set for both the medium- and small-school classifications. In the medium division, Northern Lights Conference champion Soldotna will battle Southeast Conference champion North Pole at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Dimond Alumni Field in Anchorage. Soldotna advanced to its third straight title game by downing Juneau-Douglas, 44-6, in last Saturday’s semifinal game. Nor...
Oct 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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A fast day at Run the Rock
For Anthony Saucier, Saturday’s KMXT-FM Run the Rock marathon was more than a sprint than a long-distance race. The ultra-marathon veteran used the shorter race to his advantage and owned the 26.2-mile course on a brilliant sunshiny October day in Kodiak. Saucier pulverized the course record with a time of 3 hours, 10 minutes, 2 seconds — 23:42 better than Neil McCarthy’s 2013 record. “I wasn’t trying,” Saucier sa...
Oct 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Records shattered in wins over Dimond
Senior Blake James broke a Ben Millard record Friday evening. It just wasn’t the record he thought he would break. James teamed with Talon Lindquist, Nathan Schauff and Dyton Schauff to break the 200-yard freestyle relay school record — one of the oldest marks on the board — with a time of 1 minute, 29.66 seconds in a duel meet against Dimond at the Kodiak Community Pool. The time replaced the 2004 record of 1:30....
Oct 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tennis shut out at state
Kodiak went winless at the ASAA/First National Bank Tennis State Championships that concluded Saturday in Anchorage. The girls doubles team of Karen Agonoy and Natalie Fernandez provided Kodiak its best chance of winning a match. The duo split the first two sets, 6-4, 4-6, of an opening-round match against Lathrop’s Amara Hackett and Maike Scheeren, but lost the tiebreaker, 10-8. Agonoy and Fernandez lost their co...
Oct 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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