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Cross country preview: Boys stocked for another title run, Bigley leads girls
When standout runner Levi Thomet left the island this summer, Richie McKinney turned to Marcus Dunbar and told him that it is time for the current crop of Kodiak runners to make a bit of history of their own. “I go, that is very well put Richie,” said Dunbar, Kodiak High School’s veteran cross country coach. The path to a repeat state championship begins Saturday, as the Bears open the 2015 season at the Tsalteshi...
Aug 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak football hosts Eagle River in home opener
Kodiak High School’s football team opens the home portion of the 2015 schedule Saturday against Eagle River. The Northern Lights Conference contest starts at 2 p.m. at Joe Floyd Track and Field. The junior varsity game begins at 11 a.m. This will be the first meeting between Eagle River and Kodiak on the gridiron. When the Alaska School Activities Association realigned the football landscape after last season, Eag...
Aug 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cross country begins season on Peninsula
Kodiak High School’s cross country team is starting the competition portion of its season a week later than normal. To save money, and cut down on off-island trips, the team decided to bypass last week’s Nikiski Class Races, the meet Kodiak traditionally opens its season at on its weeklong ferry trip to the mainland. Instead, the Bears will open the season this Saturday at the Tsalteshi Invitational in Soldotna, a...
Aug 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak rallies past Nikiski
A thrilling final 35 seconds made Bill McGuire a winner in his debut game as Kodiak’s head coach. The Bears scored a pair of touchdowns in the closing seconds to rally past Nikiski, 25-15, in a nonconference football game on a rainy Saturday at Nikiski. Less than a minute after Nikiski grabbed the lead with a touchdown, quarterback Andreas Carros connected with Giovanni Martinez for the go-ahead touchdown with 35 ...
Aug 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alumni Run Results
Boys Kodiak 25, Alumni 30 1. Michael Parnell, Kod, 16 minutes, 54 seconds; 2. Levi Fried, Alumni, 17:20; 3. Curtis Mortenson, Alumni, 17:22; 4. Keith Osowski, Kod, 17:38; 5. Jack Hannah, Kod, 17:42; 6. Richie McKinney, Kod, 18:04; 7. Stig Yngve, Alumni, 18:13; 8. Chaven Davidson, Alumni, 18:24; 9. Rafael Bitanga, Kod, 19:13; 10. Jordan Fogle, Alumni, 19:32; 11. Gabe Nummer, Kod, 19:40; 12. Anthony Maghupoy, Kod, 1...
Aug 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Prep football: Week 1 scores
Week 1 Friday Soldotna 21, South 17 East 14, Colony 13 Houston 22, Homer 14 Palmer 28, Chugiak 20 North Pole 54, Ketchikan 8 West 45, West Valley 15 Eielson 43, Thunder Mt. 0 Saturday Service 57, Wasilla 10 Bartlett 47, Kenai 6 Dimond 54, Eagle River 0 Kodiak 25, Nikiski 15 Monroe 20, Seward 8 Juneau 26, Barrow 20
Aug 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bears unveil new look on Saturday
There is a buzz surrounding the 2015 Kodiak High School football team. And rightfully so. The Bears head into Saturday’s season opener at Nikiski with an entire new coaching staff and new philosophies on both sides of the ball. “It has been a real positive atmosphere. That is what we are trying to instill in these guys is to be positive and keep the negativity out of it because it doesn’t help anything,” first-yea...
Aug 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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TEEING OFF: A little about McGuire
When I told Gizmo — my 4-year-old Japanese chin — that I was interviewing Kodiak High School’s new football coach, the pup wanted me to ask one question: Do you have a dog? I was happy to report back to Gizmo that he does. Bill McGuire, Kodiak’s fifth head coach in the program’s 13-year history, has a 9-year-old lab named Dio, as in legendary heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio. McGuire has had his four-legged fri...
Aug 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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PREP PICKS: State champs collide in opening week
Alaska’s high school football season kicks off today with a marquee matchup on the Kenai Peninsula that some are calling the “Game of the Century.” It’s a game many have wanted to see for years — South Anchorage, a large-school powerhouse, vs. Soldotna, winners of 29 consecutive games. The battle for state supremacy begins at 6 p.m. in Soldotna. Soldotna has won seven state titles in the past nine years, which inc...
Aug 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS football faces tough 2015 schedule
If Kodiak High School’s football team ends with a winning record, it will be well-earned. The 2015 schedule, which gets started on Saturday in Nikiski, is loaded with quality opponents. It is a schedule that could make someone squirm, but not new coach Bill McGuire, who is embracing the challenge. “It is going to be tough,” McGuire said. “It is better to be building a program to compete than it is to win by 60. Yo...
Aug 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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