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KHS track hosts Palmer this weekend
Two weeks ago it didn’t appear Kodiak’s track team would be hosting Palmer in a season-opening meet this Friday. But what a difference 14 days and a some helping hands make. The team, along with several community members, are clearing the final remains of snow and ice off Lanes 1 through 4. Their efforts have made it possible for the Bears to host the Moose Friday and Saturday at Joe Floyd Track and Field. “It is ...
Apr 04, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fogle, Barnett crowned Pentathlon champions
Two weeks of shoveling, scraping and chiseling ice and snow of Joe Floyd Track and Field finally paid off for Kodiak Saturday afternoon. Underneath an overcast sky and using only Lanes 5 and 6, Kodiak’s track and field team competed in the annual Blue/Gold and Invincible Pentathlon. “I fell very fortunate,” said Kodiak coach Marcus Dunbar on getting to run Saturday. “The weather has been nice and cooperative and w...
Apr 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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New coach Steven Aragon takes over jumping events for Bears
Steven Aragon is new to Kodiak, but he has already found a home with the Bears’ track and field team. Aragon is the newest addition to Kodiak’s coaching staff and he is a welcome sight for head coach Marcus Dunbar. Aragon’s main focus is tutoring the jumpers, something Dunbar has done himself during his time with Kodiak. “They are always taking second seat to the distance runners, because I am always doing that an...
Mar 30, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dunbar optimistic about getting on track
Despite Joe Floyd Track and Field resembling the Bering Sea during the heart of crab fishing season, Kodiak coach Marcus Dunbar is optimistic about getting on the track Friday. Judging by the look of the track on Wednesday, it is a long way from being completely ready. Icebergs floated through six inches of standing water on the backstretch, while the Kodiak Middle School track team did their best to clear the slu...
Mar 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak alumni update: Anthony breaks 10k tape in California meet
Kodiak’s Dylan Anthony took top honors in the 10,000-meter run Friday at the Occidental Distance Carnival in California.  Anthony, a freshman at the University of Alaska Anchorage, cruised to victory with a time of 30 minutes, 52.53 seconds, eight seconds ahead of the runner-up finisher.  UAA teammate Jaymi Bethea, a 2011 KHS grad, placed 30th in the 5,000 meters with a time of 18:20.69 at the same meet.  Bethea, ...
Mar 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Wasilla girls, Dimond boys win 4A state titles
Wasilla successfully defended its 4A girls state basketball title with a convincing 56-33 win over West Valley Saturday in the ASAA/First National Bank 4A State Championship title game in Anchorage. The win gave the Warriors their third state title since 2007. This was West Valley’s first-ever trip to the girls state title game. Colony, a team Kodiak beat twice this season, placed third with a 47-28 trouncing of J...
Mar 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Spring sports cope with Kodiak’s long-lasting winter
Mother Nature 3, spring sports 0. Kodiak’s near record-setting winter snowfall has put a damper on Kodiak High School’s spring sports. Baseball, softball and track are all spending time indoors while their outside fields are covered in thick sheets of ice and snow. “It’s the worst that I have ever seen,” longtime Kodiak baseball coach Rick Langfitt said. “Last year at the end of March we went on the field for a fe...
Mar 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mixed results for NLC at state
Wasilla and Colony were the only two Northern Lights Conference schools to pick up wins on the first day of the ASAA/First National Bank of Alaska 4A Basketball State Tournament Thursday at Sullivan Arena in Anchorage. Wasilla’s boys and girls were both the top-seeded team in each bracket, and both played like it. The Wasilla boys blew past Lathrop 60-45, while the Wasilla girls beat Palmer 50-31. The Colony girls...
Mar 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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March Madness in full swing
The state crowned its 1A/2A basketball champions Wednesday, and beginning today the 3A/4A schools take center stage at Sullivan Arena. And the ASAA/First National Bank Alaska 4A Basketball State Championships has a similar feel to the Northern Lights Conference Tournament played two weeks ago. The girls tournament features four NLC teams with all of them on the same side of the bracket, which means one will advanc...
Mar 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cheerleaders gain state experience
Kodiak’s cheerleaders did not place at the ASAA/First National Bank Alaska 2012 State Cheerleading Competition, but they did gain valuable experience. “They did really good; they were really excited to see all the other teams,” Kodiak coach Ashley Chaney said. Kodiak competed against two other schools — Colony and Valdez — in the small-schools co-ed division Tuesday at South Anchorage High School. Colony won the t...
Mar 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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