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Thomet Leads Bears to State XC Title

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Two high school sports seasons have ended. The football team got to a 500 record with a blowout win against a small Kachemak Bay school, and Kodiak’s fastest runner took his third straight state title.
Levi Thomet cruised to a comfortable victory in the state 4-A cross country championships in Anchorage, and led the team to the state title on Saturday. The Kodiak boys scored 49 points to easily outdistance West Anchorage and West Valley Fairbanks in the standings. Levi Fried notched a fourth place in the race, Keith Osowski was seventh, Michael Parnell was 21st, and Jack Hannah was right behind in 22nd.
Thomet’s time of 15-minutes 10-seconds was a comfortable 33-seconds ahead of second place. Fried finished in 16-09 and Osowski, Parnell and Hannah notched times of 16:23, 16:52 and 16:54, respectively.
In the girls’ 4-A race, Zoe Bigley placed 14th with a time of 19-minutes 43-seconds. Melissa DeGuzman was 37th in 20:35.
The winner of the girls’ race was, predictably Allie Ostrander of Kenai, who, like Kodiak’s Thomet, took a third straight state title. She cruised to another easy win with a time of 17-minutes 6-seconds, which was a minute and 38-seconds ahead of her nearest competitor.

On the volleyball court here at home, the Bears split with Northern Lights Conference rival Soldotna, falling in four games Friday night, but coming back to win in three on Saturday.

On the Homer high school gridiron, the Bears wrapped up their season with a 65-nothing shellacking of tiny Voznesenka. They finish the season with a 4-and-4 mark, though only 1-and-2 in the conference.

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Bears Weekend Sports

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The Kodiak High School volleyball team continues the strong start to its season. Over the weekend the Bears downed the Kenai Kardinals 3-0 and 3-1 in Northern Lights Conference action.
On Friday, the Bears won 25-12, 25-22 and 25-23. In that game Kalameli Matautia had eigtht kills, while Isabelle Riina had 25 digs and Kyla Villaroya had 26 assists.
It took four games on Saturday, but the Bears won 25-20, 25-23, 15-25 and 25-19. A whole different set of players led the match win; Richelle Walker spiked 13 kills while Dannika Catt offered up 10 assists and 17 digs.
The wins move Kodiak to 4-and-0 on the season.

On the gridiron, the Bears remain 0-for-life against the Soldotna Stars. Playing in intermittent rain squalls, SoHi rolled to a 48-0 victory at Baranof Park on Saturday. Soldotna rushed for 299 yards and passed for 171, while the Bears offense was limited to 43 yards total offense, with just seven of those in the air.
The Bears fall to 1-and-2 in the Northern Lights Conference and 1-and-4 overall.

The Kodiak High School swimming and diving team reasserted their dominance over Homer High over the weekend, with both the boys and girls winning handily.
The girls had a 171-46 victory on Friday and a 177-62 victory on Saturday. The boys won 189-80 on Friday and 193-93 on Saturday.
We’ve got full results after the jump. Continue reading

Bears Volleyball Remains Strong Despite Mass Graduation

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The two-time defending Northern Lights Conference champion Kodiak Bears volleyball team over the weekend showed they haven’t slowed down much after losing six starters through graduation from last year’s team.
With a whole new starting lineup, the Bears swept the Colony Knights in two matches 3-1. On Friday, Kodiak won 25-14, 17-25, 29-27 and 25-19. Saturday, they dropped the first game, but roared back to win 25-17, 27-25 and 25-22.
On the gridiron, the Kodiak football team didn’t fair as well against the Knights, falling 37-to-0 on Colony’s home turf.

Kodiak Swimmers Douse SoHi

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It was another dominating weekend for the Kodiak High School swimming and diving team at home, with both the girls and boys swamping the Soldotna Stars.
Led by Tahna Lindquist with eight first-places between relay and individual races, the Kodiak girls won by a score Friday of 164 to SoHi’s 116, and on Saturday 157 to 128. Kodiak swimmers Ila Hughes and Marina Cummiskey each had six individual and relay wins.
The KODIAK boys won 191-111 on Friday and 185-112 on Saturday. They were led by Talon Lindquist, who, like his sister, had eight first-place finishes.
We’ve got the weekend’s full results after the jump. Continue reading

Kodiak Bears 2nd and 5th at Region III Track & Field Championships

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Despite a dominant performance in the distance races and relays, the Kodiak High School boys still came up short in their quest for a ninth straight Region III track and field title. Colony’s 152 points edged Kodiak’s 143 for the championship.
Kodiak’s Kordell Pillans won two individual titles, placing first in the shot put with a throw just a half-inch short of 50 feet and a discus toss over 128 feet. Kodiak’s Levi Thomet won the 1,600 and 3,200 meter races, and was second to teammate Levi Fried in the 800. The Bears also swept all four relays, the 400, 800, 1,600 and 3,200.
The Kodiak girls were fifth overall with 40 points, while Colony took the region title with 173.
We’ve got full results after the jump. Continue reading

Last Home Games for State’s Best Basketball Team

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This weekend will be your last chance to watch the best basketball team in the state play here at home. The Kodiak High School Lady Bears, who are a perfect 20-0 on the season and ranked number 1 among large schools in Alaska, will be hosting the Wasilla Warriors.
Games will begin Friday afternoon, with the C-team match up at 4, followed by the JVs at 5:30 and the main event at 7 p.m.
Saturday, C-team starts at noon, with JV at 1:30 and the varsity at 3 p.m.
The Warriors are 10-and-10 and ranked 11th in the state.