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NLC power rankings: Conference has different feel this season
The Northern Lights Conference has a different feel this basketball season without Homer and Skyview, who have left the conference to play in the 3A classification. That makes the NLC even stronger as the Mariners and Panthers have been bottom-feeders in the conference for years. Now, each conference team plays each other twice as the North and South divisions have been clumped into one division. The girls’ portio...
Dec 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wrestling: KHS snags 3 titles at West Christmas Classic
Kodiak’s final wrestling action before the holiday break produced three champions at the West Anchorage Christmas Classic. Andrew Caballa, Jay-Ar Small and Cameron White won their respective weight classes Saturday to power Kodiak to a fifth-place team finish with 269 points. Wasilla blitzed the 15-team field to finish first, 100 points ahead of runner-up Colony. A week after getting his 26-match winning streak sn...
Dec 18, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Boys hoops: East stops Kodiak from starting 3-0
East Anchorage finally got its revenge on Kodiak. In a rematch of the 2001 4A boys basketball state championship game, East Anchorage pulled away from Kodiak in the second half to register a 58-51 victory in the championship game of the Al Howard/Powerade Tip-Off Tournament Saturday in Soldotna. The Thunderbirds, out of the Cook Inlet Conference, denied the Bears a chance to start back-to-back years with a 3-0 rec...
Dec 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Llorente adjusts to college wrestling at Southern Oregon
This time last year, Francis Llorente was on his way to a runner-up finish at the 4A state wrestling tournament.  It was a loss in the 120-pound championship match that set him on a path to wrestling for Southern Oregon University.  “Senior year I didn’t plan on wrestling in college, but after taking second at state I was kind of hungry and wanted to see how much better I could do,” Llorente said. “It was a last m...
Dec 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Boys basketball: Kodiak opens season with victory
A sluggish start turned into a Kodiak blowout in the Bears’ season-opening boys basketball game Thursday afternoon. Kodiak overcame a five-point first quarter deficit to breeze by Mt. Edgecumbe 59-41 in the opening round of the Al Howard/Powerade Tip-Off Tournament at Soldotna High School. The Bears (1-0) advance to play the winner of the Soldotna/Nikiski game in one of today’s semifinal games at 8:15 p.m. Junior ...
Dec 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Prep hoops: Around the NLC
Kodiak played its first basketball of the season Thursday, but for some teams this is the second week of the high school season. Here is a recap of what Northern Lights Conference teams have done through the first two weeks. Boys • Soldotna has started the season 1-1 picking up an impressive 47-35 win over Cook Inlet Conference power Bartlett and losing to East Anchorage 57-46. • Kenai fell to East Anchorage 72-34...
Dec 14, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Expectations grow for Bears
Entering his third season as head coach, David Anderson sees Kodiak’s boys basketball team heading in the right direction. “Your expectations are a little higher for kids that you have had in the program,” Anderson said. “In three years, you should have a very successful program.” Anderson has a record of 20-31 over his first two seasons, including a surprise trip to the 4A state tournament in his first season. Ko...
Dec 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak boys basketball home four times
Kodiak’s boys basketball 2012-2013 schedule features four home weekends. Cook Inlet Conference’s South Anchorage visits the island Dec. 21-22. The Joe Floyd Tournament brings North Pole, Juneau and West Anchorage to Kodiak from Jan. 3-5. Juneau finished fourth at state last year. “This is probably one of the better tournaments we have had in a long time,” Kodiak coach Dave Anderson said. “They are all going to be ...
Dec 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Reft displays marksmanship during rifle season
David Reft was not surprised when he shot a perfect score during Kodiak’s rural schools air rifle season. It didn’t even faze him when he added two more perfect rounds to end his season. “It wasn’t really that hard,” the Karluk sophomore said. “Since I live in a village, I shoot quite a bit.” Reft is the definition of a sharpshooter. To record a perfect score, all 50 of Reft’s shots found the bullseye portion — on...
Dec 12, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hughes misses finals
Ila Hughes did not make the final event in her first national meet. Hughes, a Kodiak High School sophomore, placed 63rd in the 100-yard freestyle at the 2012 Speedo Winter Junior National Championships at the University of Tennessee on Saturday. Hughes, seeded 24th of 140 swimmers at the event, produced a time of 51.85 seconds, well short of her state-record 50.62 set during the first week of November. The top 24 ...
Dec 11, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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