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Kodiak XC heads to state preview meet
Kodiak’s cross country team was not home for long. After returning Monday from a 10-day trip to the Mainland, the Bears are back on the road, this time competing at Saturday’s Bartlett State Preview meet in Anchorage. Thirty teams — big and small — will get a taste of the state championship course. The girls hit the trail at 11:20 a.m., followed by the boys at noon. Kodiak’s boys finished third in last year’s edit...
Aug 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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MILESTONE MAN: Keplinger scored Kodiak's first varsity home and away touchdowns
On an overcast August evening, minutes after the conclusion of a Kodiak High School football practice, Zach Keplinger pointed to the north end zone, the spot where he scored the program’s first home varsity touchdown in 2003. Keplinger hauled in a 14-yard reception from quarterback Clyde Valdez in the first quarter of what turned out to be a 26-20 victory over the Valdez Buccaneers. The scoring strike signaled tha...
Aug 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak loaded to make run at swimming title
The Kodiak boys have been painstakingly close to winning a state swimming title, finishing as bridesmaids three times in the program’s long history. Could this be the year the Bears finally snag a championship banner to hang inside the Kodiak Community Swimming Pool? The odds look good. Kodiak returns every point-scorer from last year’s state runner-up squad, while champion Dimond lost several stud swimmers. Not t...
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
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ALUMNI ROUNDUP: Sabado back on the court
Maureen Sabado, a 2008 Kodiak High School graduate, played in the University of Alaska Anchorage alumni volleyball match Saturday. Sabado, who ended her UAA playing career in 2014, recorded four kills for the alumni team that lost all five sets to the current UAA team. Levi Fried, a sophomore at Black Hills State University, was named to the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches NCAA Division II Academic ...
Aug 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak cracks high school football rankings
After a pair of outstanding defensive performances, Kodiak’s football team cracked the Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network rankings for the first time this season. The Bears make their 2016 debut in the medium-small schools poll at No. 5. Kodiak improved to 2-0 with a come-from-behind 26-20 win at Juneau in Week 2. This is the second consecutive season that second-year coach Bill McGuire has his team perfect throug...
Aug 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak volleyball begins season with 2 losses to Soldotna
After being swept by Soldotna in Friday’s season-opening volleyball match, longtime Kodiak coach Amy Willis had a message for her young team: get fired up. That message was delivered during a post-game chat following a 25-19, 25-21, 25-15 loss at Kodiak High School. “They are the kindest, nicest, most polite team that I have ever coached,” Willis said. “We talked about what makes them angry, and that we needed to ...
Aug 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak football rallies past Juneau
A pair of Andreas Carros fourth-quarter rushing touchdowns pushed Kodiak past Juneau, 26-20, in a nonconference football game Friday in the Capital City. Kodiak trailed Juneau 20-12 midway through the fourth. That is when the senior quarterback took over. Carros plunged in from one-yard out to cut the deficit to 20-18. The Bears failed on a 2-point conversion. With 47 seconds left in the game, Carros punched in th...
Aug 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Osowski second at Tsalteshi Invite
Keith Osowski had quite the week on the Mainland. The Kodiak High School senior opened the season with a runner-up finish at the Colony Invitational. Two days later he picked up a win at the Nikiski Class Races, and on Saturday he finished second at the loaded Tsalteshi Invitational in Soldotna. Osowski logged a 5-kilometer personal-best time of 16 minutes, 7 seconds to finish just seven ticks back of winner Finn ...
Aug 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS volleyball enters 2016 with revamped roster
The words “play with heart” appear on the back of the 2016 Kodiak volleyball practice shirts. Longtime coach Amy Willis approves the message, and said it is a good motto for her squad that features only two returning varsity players. “I think this team will play with heart,” the 11th-year coach said. “It is not going to be beautiful. I have been teasing them that they are the queens of chaos. They seem to be able ...
Aug 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
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Prep Picks: Aiming for a better mark in Week 2
There were a few surprises during the first week of high school football action. Valdez beating Nikiski certainly was a surprise, and was one of the four games I misfired on. Soldotna beating West Anchorage was not a surprise. The Stars pushed their winning streak to an impressive 40 games. I went 10-4 last week and hope to improve this week. Service (1-0) at Kenai (0-1) — Service had to be the surprise of the fir...
Aug 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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