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8 Kodiak players earn all-NLC accolades
Five Kodiak football players were named to the Northern Lights Conference first-team, announced Saturday. Kordell Pillans was selected for both offense and defense, while Shaun Walton, Giovanni Martinez, Tyler Wietfield and Andreas Carros also made the squad. Jacob Yavorsky, Wesley Walker, Jay Miranda and Martinez earned second-team accolades. Pillans, a 6-foot-1, 305-pound senior, anchored Kodiak’s offensive and ...
Oct 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak boys take Palmer Invite
Backed by a dominant performance from sophomore Talon Lindquist, the Kodiak boys breezed to the Palmer Invitational swimming and diving title on Saturday. Lindquist, a two-time state champion last year, won the 200-yard freestyle and 100 butterfly with the fastest times recorded in the state this season. He clocked a 1-minute, 54.44-second 200 free style time and went 51.93 in the 100 butterfly, which ranks ninth ...
Oct 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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SoHi, Eielson win football titles
Leading Kenai 13-12 at the start of the fourth quarter, Soldotna reeled off three straight touchdowns to seal the medium-school football championship game on Saturday in Anchorage. Meanwhile, in the first game of the day at Dimond Alumni Field, Eielson routed Nikiski, 49-14, in the small-school state championship game. For the Stars, it is their fourth straight medium-school title and 39th consecutive win — 10th t...
Oct 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wrestlers weathered out
Due to inclement weather, the Kodiak High School wrestling team did not travel to The Altercation in Houston. The Bears will now open their season at this Friday’s West Anchorage Tournament.
Oct 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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YOUNG BEARS: KHS wrestling begins season with slew of underclassmen
Mike Hautala, Kodiak’s first-year wrestling coach, describes his team as young. Young might be an understatement as the team boasts 10 freshmen, half of them potentially being in the Bears’ starting lineup. “We are heavy in freshmen,” Hautala said. “We are going to take a couple beat downs this year, but as the year improves we are going to get better.” The Bears bring back only two state placers — Russell Dela Cr...
Oct 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Prep Picks: Battling for a trophy
It’s championship week. The medium and small-school championship games are Saturday in Anchorage. The medium-school game features a pair of teams from the Kenai Peninsula, Soldotna and Kenai, while Eielson and Nikiski face each other in the small-school title game. Four large-school teams — Dimond, Chugiak, East and West — will square off in semifinal games. I went 5-3 last week, misfiring on Nikiski’s victory ove...
Oct 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS wrestling home opener cancelled
Mike Hautala’s first season as the Kodiak High School wrestling coach is not starting the way he had hoped. The coach was forced to cancel this weekend’s season-opening Robin Hervey Tournament because East Anchorage and Dimond do not have enough wrestlers to bring to the island. The two schools are playing large-school semifinal football games Saturday in Anchorage. That means many of their wrestlers will be on th...
Oct 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Swim team begins stretch drive
The championship season begins Friday for the Kodiak swimming and diving team. The Bears travel to the Valley Invitational, the first meet of the season with preliminary heats, at Palmer High School. After the Valley Invitational, the Bears head to the Region III Championships in Valdez (Oct. 30-31) and the state championships in Anchorage (Nov. 6-7), both two-day events that feature prelim heats and finals. A pai...
Oct 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Football title games filled
The state championship games for the medium and small-school classifications showcases a pair of rematches from earlier this season. Soldotna (9-0) battles Peninsula rival Kenai (7-1) in Saturday’s medium-school title tilt at 4 p.m. at Dimond Alumni Field. The Stars knocked off the Kardinals 23-0 two weeks ago in the regular-season finale. Soldotna topped Thunder Mountain 49-13 in the quarterfinals that upped its ...
Oct 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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T&C set for Wednesday
On Wednesday, Baranof Park will be filled with runners. The annual T&C Classic — a cross country event for all — is slated to start at 4 p.m. with a middle school 2-kilometer race. A 3-kilometer high school/community race is at 4:20, followed by the fourth-and fifth-grade 1-kilometer race at 5 p.m. The event ends with first-through-third graders hitting the 1-kilometer course at 5:15 p.m. Registration for the free...
Oct 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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