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Prep softball: Kodiak splits with Soldotna
Friday’s season-opening 11-2 loss to Soldotna was not the way the Kodiak softball team wanted to start the season.  Stars pitcher Serena Prior handcuffed the Bears offensively, while walks and errors did them in defensively.  It was a total turnaround Saturday.  The Bears bounced back for an 11-1 Northern Lights Conference victory to salvage a two-game series with the Stars at East Addition Park.  “We got mad,” Ko...
Apr 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Prep baseball: Kodiak mows down Soldotna
After the second inning, Brandon Mahle knew his pitching performance in Kodiak’s season opener was going to be hard to top. The senior right-hander was right. Mahle struck out 15 Soldotna Stars in five superb innings and led Kodiak to a 12-1 season-opening Southcentral Conference baseball victory Friday evening at Baranof Field. Kodiak’s all-conference hurler confounded Soldotna hitters the entire game with a low ...
Apr 29, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Season preview: A new era for Kodiak baseball
Kodiak High’s baseball squad has a fresh look for the 2013 campaign. The Bears have a new head coach, a new artificial turf infield and a ton of first-time starters. “Some people could view this as a young team with just three seniors — two starting — but there is a lot of juniors that have played a lot of ball,” coach James Arnold said. Arnold, last year’s pitchers/catchers coach, takes over for longtime coach Ri...
Apr 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak baseball to be tested early
Kodiak has no time to ease into the 2013 baseball season. The Bears begin the season with nine consecutive Southcentral Conference games. In fact, 10 of Kodiak’s 12 games are conference affairs. “We will get tested early, but that is OK,” first-year Kodiak coach James Arnold said. “I think this group can handle it.” The Bears open with a two-game homestand against reigning South Division champion Soldotna on Frida...
Apr 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Softball preview: Bears return five starters from last year’s 6-7 squad
In its first two years under Sam Catt, Kodiak High’s softball team has failed to reach the small school state tournament. Catt is looking to change that in his third season as the Bears’ head coach. “I’m working harder to better prepare them for that,” said Catt, who is 12-20 in his first two seasons. “Because until we get there it is my fault and when they get there it is on them — they did it.” Kodiak will be te...
Apr 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak softball faces tough schedule
The softball schedule makers didn’t do Kodiak favors for the 2013 season. The Bears will play six of their 10 Northern Lights Conference games away from East Addition Park. That’s tough for a team searching for its first small school state tournament appearance in three years. Kodiak plays two of its four home conference games Friday and Saturday against Soldotna. The Bears entertain Houston for a two-game set in ...
Apr 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak hosts first meet on new track
Kodiak High School’s track and field team shows off its new facilities with its first home meet of the season Friday and Saturday. Anchorage Christian, Seward and Port Lions join Kodiak for the inaugural meet at the new Joe Floyd Track and Field. Friday’s co-ed meet begins with field events at 4 p.m., while Saturday’s quad meet starts at 10 a.m. Kodiak coach Marcus Dunbar hopes the multimillion-dollar improvements...
Apr 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lindquist signs with Northern Arizona
A key member of Kodiak High’s two-time state championship girls swimming team is moving on with her athletic career. Senior Jori Lindquist signed a National Letter of Intent to swim for NCAA Division I Northern Arizona University next fall. The moment was witnessed by her parents Tari and John — also her coach — Thursday at the Kodiak Community Pool. “It is kind of a relief to know where I am going,” Lindquist sai...
Apr 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Boskofsky, Manifo claim pentathlon titles
A pair of rookies were triumphant at the Kodiak Invincible Pentathlon.  Port Lions’ Raissa Boskofsky and Kodiak’s Michael Manifo, both competing in their first pentathlon, proved to be the most diversified over the three-day event that concluded Saturday at a breezy Joe Floyd Track and Field.   Boskofsky won three of the five events to accumulate a meet-record 3,221 points. The impressive performance erased Linzee...
Apr 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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New coaches help track and field team
Kodiak High’s track and field team has three new coaches roaming Baranof Park this season. Charlie Russell, Deb Cawthorn and Jim Schnick have replaced Sami King (now at Seward High), Linda Pena and Steve Aragon on the Bears’ coaching staff. Head coach Marcus Dunbar and assistant coach Rob Stauffer fill out the five-person team. All three new bodies offer something different: Russell coaches the jumpers, Schnick th...
Apr 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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