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Soccer finishes fourth
Kodiak’s bid to qualify for the boys state soccer tournament came up one win short. After knocking off Wasilla in a quarterfinal thriller, the Bears fell to Kenai, 7-2, and Soldotna, 5-2, to place fourth at the Northern Lights Conference Championships Saturday in Kenai. “It was a tremendous season,” coach Eric Waltenbaugh said. “Just to be able to go a step further than we did last year and playing in those bigs g...
May 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bears manufacture a win against Colony
Kodiak baseball snapped a 16-inning scoreless skid and earned an important 5-3 Southcentral Conference victory over Colony Friday at Baranof Field. The win put Kodiak into a three-way tie for second place in the South Division with Homer and Kenai. All three schools finished the regular season with 4-6 conference records. That means, based on tiebreakers, the Bears could be seeded second, third or fourth when the ...
May 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Track: Boys win 10th title in past 11 years; Bigley, 400 relay tops for the girls
Make it back-to-back Region III track and field titles for the Kodiak boys, and 10 in the past 11 years. The Bears racked up eight titles and rolled to a 28-point victory over Colony at the Region III Championships Saturday at Colony High School. Seniors Billy Alcaide and Kordell Pillans each earned a pair of individual titles. Alcaide took the 100- and 200-meter crowns in times of 11.56 and 23.41. He blazed to a ...
May 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Softball drops 2 in the Valley
Kodiak’s softball team concluded its trip the Mat-Su Valley with a pair of nonconference losses to Palmer and Colony. Kodiak lost to Palmer 17-4 on Friday and 11-8 to Colony on Saturday. First-year Kodiak coach Michelle Stratton called Saturday’s performance “the best softball we have played all season.” “We hit all the way through our roster,” said Stratton, a Colony graduate. “This is the team I expected all sea...
May 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Persistence pays off for Flerchinger
The first Major League Baseball game Joey Flerchinger watched on television showcased future Cy Young Award winners Clayton Kershaw and Cliff Lee. The game was in 2008. Lee’s Indians beat Kershaw’s Dodgers 6-4 in 10 innings. Neither ace was involved in the decision, but it was enough to hook a young Flerchinger on America’s pastime, even though his details of the game have fogged over the years. “Both guys had a p...
May 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS boys soccer wins regional thriller
Down 2-0 to Wasilla in its opening match at the Northern Lights Conference Championships, Kodiak’s boys soccer team never panicked. The Bears clawed back, forced overtime and won in a 5-4 shootout Thursday afternoon in Kenai. The thrilling victory — the program’s first at the conference tournament — puts Kodiak a victory away from advancing to the state tournament in only its second varsity season. “It’s awesome. ...
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Diamond ladies fall to Wasilla
Kodiak’s softball team dropped an 11-1 decision to Wasilla in a nonconference game Thursday in the Mat-Su Valley. Victoria Beaver hit a single and scored Kodiak’s only run. The Bears (1-11) plays today at Palmer and Saturday at Colony.
May 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS baseball battles Colony
Kodiak’s baseball team finishes the regular season with a pair of home games against Colony. Friday’s 5 p.m. game counts in the Southcentral Conference standings, while Saturday’s 2 p.m. game is nonconference. Kodiak enters the final weekend tied with Homer for the third seed in the South with 3-6 records. If the Bears and Mariners, which finish with Kenai (4-4), both end with the same records, Kodiak gets the thi...
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Himelbloom turning fast laps after fixing iron levels
Thanks to a keen coaching eye, Kodiak’s Arielle Himelbloom has exploded onto the running scene. A year ago, as a sophomore, Himelbloom was struggling. She trained hard but wasn’t getting the results. It was like her feet were stuck in cement. “I would pump my arms really fast and I couldn’t go any faster — it was just one speed,” the junior said. Marcus Dunbar, Kodiak’s longtime track and cross country coach, noti...
May 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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TRACK: KHS boys aim to defend regional title
Armed with a well-rounded team, Kodiak’s boys are hunting for their second consecutive Region III Track and Field title, which would make 10 in the past 11 years. The journey to a repeat championship begins today at Colony High School. The two-day meet concludes Saturday. Kodiak holds the fastest seed mark in eight of the 17 events — Billy Alcaide has the fastest times in the 100- and 200-meter runs (11.34 seconds...
May 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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