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Prep hoops: Kodiak girls stay at No. 3
Kodiak’s girls basketball team has lost its last four Northern Lights Conference games, but still remains the third-best 4A team in the state. For the third consecutive week, the Bears (19-5) check in behind Wasilla and Dimond in the Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches weekly rankings, released Wednesday. Kodiak lost a pair of games to No. 1 Wasilla (23-0) last week and will face No. 2 Dimond on Friday and Sa...
Feb 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak ESS attempts to qualify for the 1A state basketball tournament
The biggest challenge Russ Scotter faces when piecing together a team from three rural schools is getting his players together under one roof. On Monday night at Main Elementary, Kodiak’s Emerging Small Schools basketball team practiced for only the sixth time in the past eight weeks. Five players — four were weathered out in Akhiok — listened to every word Scotter said as he walked them through zone defenses and ...
Feb 27, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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NLC power rankings: Hoop season winding down
This is the final week of the high school basketball regular season. The Northern Lights Conference is all but set for the conference tournament that begins March 7. On the boys side, Soldotna and Wasilla are still battling for the fourth seed, while the Colony, Palmer and Soldotna girls are all in a tight battle for third. Wasilla’s girls further cemented their perch atop the Kodiak Daily Mirror power rankings wi...
Feb 27, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Prep hoops: Kodiak boys snap 20-game skid against Wasilla
It’s not often a basketball game in Kodiak ends with a storming of the court. Friday night’s Northern Lights Conference game against Wasilla was one of those rare instances as the Bears ended a 20-game losing streak to the Warriors in a pulsating 61-56 overtime victory. When the final buzzer sounded, more than 20 fans seated in the student-body section rushed the court in excitement. The five-point, come-from-behi...
Feb 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Prep hoops: Kodiak girls drop two at Wasilla
Wasilla washed away any thoughts Kodiak had at claiming the Northern Lights Conference regular-season title with a dominant second quarter Friday. After a 14-all first quarter, Wasilla outscored Kodiak 22-9 in the second and held on for a 54-43 girls basketball victory Friday at Wasilla. Saturday’s game was no contest as undefeated Wasilla, the state’s top 4A team, cruised to a 68-41 win that closed out the NLC re...
Feb 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Prep hoops: Kodiak boys look to end losing streak against Wasilla
Kodiak High School’s five senior boys basketball players are hoping to end a long losing streak to Wasilla in their final home appearance. Wasilla owns a 20-game winning streak over Kodiak that dates to the 2003-2004 season. Fifteen of the 20 wins have been by more than 10 points. Kodiak gets two chances to end the streak. Today’s game tips at 7:30 p.m., while Saturday’s begins at 6 p.m. “It would be a great way t...
Feb 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak girls battle Wasilla for NLC top spot
For the second straight week, Kodiak’s girls will be missing a key player from their starting lineup. Junior point guard Jerica Nelson, the team’s No. 2 scorer, will not be playing in Kodiak’s key Northern Lights Conference basketball set at Wasilla. Instead, she will be in Kodiak resting an ankle that has been causing her problems for the better part of a month. “I know that is killing her,” Kodiak coach Stephani...
Feb 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Prep hoops: Jimenez impresses coach
Of Kodiak High School’s five senior boys basketball players, Germain Jimenez has impressed his coach the most. “We didn’t even know if we were going to keep him, but he lost a bunch of weight and is just playing a lot better basketball,” Kodiak coach David Anderson said. Since ending last season, Jimenez dropped 30 pounds, going from 215 to 185. With the weight loss, he has gained more confidence on the court as t...
Feb 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Prep hoops: Kodiak girls take down Grace Christian
A career-best game from Carissa Cannon put a stop to Kodiak’s two-game losing skid. Cannon started the game off with a 3-pointer and never looked back as her team rattled off a 58-18 nonconference girls basketball victory over 3A Grace Christian Thursday evening in Anchorage. Playing point guard in place of injured Jerica Nelson, Cannon, a junior shooting guard, scored a career-high 18 points and nearly registered...
Feb 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Prep hoops: KHS girls remain at No. 3
Despite dropping two games last week, Kodiak’s girls remained third in the Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches rankings. Wasilla (21-0) remained the top 4A girls team in the state, while Dimond stayed No. 2. Kodiak (18-3) travels to Wasilla for a pair of Northern Lights Conference games on Friday and Saturday. The Bears end the regular season with home games against Dimond on March 1 and 2. Kodiak lost back-t...
Feb 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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