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Sega claims Lancer Smith title
Heavyweight Leo Sega emerged as Kodiak’s only champion at Saturday’s Lancer Smith Memorial wrestling tournament in Palmer. Sega, last year’s 4A state heavyweight champion, edged Palmer’s Ben Button 3-2 in the championship match. Button pinned Sega in the third round at last week’s Peninsula Duals. This week, Sega got the best of Palmer’s big man to improve to 10-1 on the season. “For the non-wrestler, it looked li...
Nov 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Branson back at home
Marlon Branson spent more time in doctors’ offices than on the wrestling mat at the University of Jamestown. So much time, he probably is halfway to obtaining his doctorate. “I learned a lot about the body,” Branson said. Instead, the former Kodiak High School wrestling star got his bachelor’s degree in physical education and has returned to Kodiak as a student teacher. He has also joined the wrestling high school...
Nov 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Soccer gaining popularity at KHS
The Kodiak High School soccer club is making a push to establish itself as a sanctioned sport. Members and supporters of the club went to the Kodiak Island Borough School District school board on Nov. 4 to start the groundwork for the potential switch from a club to a varsity-level sport at KHS. The club started with five students two years ago and has swelled to as many as 50. Last season, the self-funded club to...
Nov 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS wrestlers head to Palmer
Kodiak coach Pat Costello was pleased with his team’s season-opening performance at the Peninsula Duals. The Bears placed fifth, going 6-1. The team’s only loss came to Northern Lights Conference rival Palmer. “Our technique was pretty good for the opening weekend,” the longtime coach said. “We wrestled pretty intense.” Andrew Caballa and Kerry Powers both emerged undefeated at 7-0. The big surprises were Aaron Ro...
Nov 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fulp signs with UAA hoops
Damien Fulp, grandson of former Kodiak residents Ian and Judy Fulp, has signed a National Letter of Intent to play basketball for University of Alaska Anchorage. Fulp, a senior at Colony High, was named the Northern Lights Conference’s most valuable player last season after he posted 14.4 points, 4.1 assists, 3.1 rebounds, 1.3 steals and 1.1 blocks per game. “We are very excited to add Damien to our program,” UAA ...
Nov 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nikolavesk claims Invite title
Nikolavesk was crowned the champion of the first Kodiak Rural Schools Mixed-Six Volleyball Invitational Saturday. The tiny Kenai Peninsula school swept Tanalian 25-12, 25-16, 25-21 in the championship match at the Kodiak Middle School. Nikolavesk topped a field of six teams — half of them comprised of Kodiak rural students. Twenty-three students from Ouzinkie, Akhiok, Larsen Bay, Port Lions and Karluk came togethe...
Nov 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak finishes third at state
Kodiak’s historic volleyball season came up just short of the ultimate prize. Being the third best 4A team in the state is a pretty nice consolation prize. “I’m so proud of them,” Kodiak coach Amy Willis said. “They put in all the time and energy and were rewarded. Third in state is such a great accomplishment.” The Bears’ dream of winning the school’s first volleyball state title were shattered in a 25-21, 11-25,...
Nov 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS wrestlers place fifth at Peninsula Duals
Kodiak wrestling started the season with a fifth-place finish at the Peninsula Duals Saturday at Nikiski High School. Kodiak, the tournament runner-up a year ago, edged Homer 45-33 in the fifth-place match. Andrew Caballa (120), Jay-Ar Small (126), Takahiro Kishimoto (132), Aaron Rohr (138), Josh Yavorsky (170), Kerry Powers (195), Logan Owens (220) and Leo Sega (285) all earned victories for Kodiak in the final d...
Nov 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak goes 1-1 on first day of 4A state volleyball tournament
The dream of winning a 4A state volleyball title isn’t dead. It just got a lot harder to achieve. Hours after Kodiak earned its first state tournament win in more than a decade, perennial powerhouse South Anchorage swept the Bears out of the winners’ bracket, 28-26, 25-21, 25-21, in a quarterfinal match at the state championships Thursday evening at Chugiak High School. Now, Kodiak must fight through the losers’ b...
Nov 15, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak wrestling begins new season
The three-month wrestling season begins today for Kodiak. The Bears are partaking in the Peninsula Duals at Nikiski High School, an event the team placed second at a year ago. Many of the wrestlers from last year are back, which should not only set up for a good showing this weekend, but for the entire season. “We are looking pretty good region-wise,” third-year Kodiak coach Sean Costello said. “Even state-wise, I...
Nov 15, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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