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Third quarter dooms Kodiak in opener
A dismal third quarter spoiled Stephanie Dandliker’s varsity head coaching debut for Kodiak.  Trailing by one point at intermission, Kodiak was outscored 11-4 by Lathrop in the third, which proved to be enough of a cushion for the Malamutes to score a 41-33 non-conference girls basketball victory Saturday at Kodiak High School.  Despite the loss, Dandliker wasn’t disappointed in her team’s struggle to score.  “We ...
Dec 20, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Eggemeyer places sixth in Nevada
Southern Oregon University wrestler Jimmy Eggemeyer placed sixth at 149 pounds at the Reno Tournament of Champions Sunday in Reno, Nev. After getting bounced to the consolation bracket, Eggemeyer reeled off four straight wins before losing to Oregon State’s Scott Sakaguchi 5-1 in the fifth/sixth-place match. Eggemeyer finished the tournament with a 6-2 record, which included beating four NCAA Division I opponents....
Dec 20, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Basketball tourney heats up
Basketball has invaded Kodiak this holiday season. The City League Basketball Christmas Tournament started Sunday and runs through Dec. 30. Over that time, 50 games will be played at Kodiak High School, Kodiak Middle School and North Star Elementary. Five of the 30 teams entered will walk away as champions. The C Division title game is Thursday, Dec. 29, at 6:45 p.m. at the middle school and is followed by the B D...
Dec 20, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak boys fend off Lathrop in opener
Kodiak’s boys nearly let Saturday’s season-opening game against Lathrop slip away. But in the end it was junior Jemuel Medina who sank all six of his free throws in the final 71 seconds to preserve the Bears’ 60-52 nonconference basketball victory over the Malamutes. Kodiak (1-0) led by 13 in the fourth quarter but watched as Lathrop pulled to within one in the late stages before Medina sealed it for the home team...
Dec 19, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS wrestlers place second at West Tourney
Kodiak netted a pair of individual championships and placed second at the West Anchorage Christmas Tournament Saturday in Anchorage. Francis Llorente claimed the 120-pound title, while Tucker Bigley was the 220-pound champion. The Bears netted 236.5 points, while Service won the tournament with 254 points. Llorente, a senior, pinned South’s Kraig Hammond with just 36 seconds left in the match to pick up the title....
Dec 19, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak boys basketball hopes to duplicate last season's success
How will Kodiak follow up last year’s shocking run to the 4A boys basketball state tournament? With another state appearance, of course. “They take pride. They don’t want to lose. They have that strut,” Kodiak coach David Anderson said of his players. “They set goals, maybe some unrealistic, but our goal is to be in that championship game (Northern Lights Conference) again and go to state.” The Bears begin their 2...
Dec 16, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Northern Lights Conference boys basketball capsules (comments from coaches)
Colony Last season’s record — 14-13 Head coach — Thomas Berg Players to watch — Tim Smith, senior (three-year letterman), Jared Turner, senior (second team all-conference; four-year letterman) and Hunter Eisenhower (first team all-conference; two-year letterman) Strengths — The Knights return seven players who saw minutes last year. Depth and guard play should be a strength this year. Season outlook — The Knights ...
Dec 16, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Former Kodiak girls coach switches gears to officiating
When the Kodiak girls basketball team takes the floor tonight against Lathrop, it will mark the first time since 2007 that Brett Larsen is not on the sideline as a coach. He will, however, be at Kodiak High School watching as a fan and as an official for the Kodiak boys game later that night. “I will be there for the girls. It is not their fault,” Larsen said. “I would not go and not support them. It is all about ...
Dec 16, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak grapplers among state’s best at midway point
With the wrestling season at its midway point, Kodiak coach Pat Costello couldn’t be happier. His team is ranked fourth in the state, the highest the Bears have been at this point in more than eight years, Costello said. “As far as a team, it’s like how did we get where we are at,” he said. “On paper from last year, coming back we weren’t supposed to be that tough. But each weekend we are getting better. We are be...
Dec 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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A youth movement: Kodiak girls basketball team takes the court in season tipoff
Stephanie Dandliker is patiently waiting for Friday night. That’s the night she makes her debut as coach of the Kodiak girls basketball team as the Bears host Lathrop at 5:45 p.m. “I just want to see what we look like against another team,” she said. Dandliker, Kodiak’s junior varsity coach last season, takes over for Brett Larsen, who resigned after four seasons. Dandliker inherits a team that went 10-12 last sea...
Dec 14, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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