There’s a lighter than usual schedule for Kodiak High School athletics this weekend now that cross country is over and swimming and diving has a week free of competition.
The KHS football team made the small and medium school championship tournament, and are facing the Kenai Kardinals up on the peninsula in the first round tomorrow. The game is scheduled for 3:30 p.m., and can be heard live on KVOK. The Bears are the number-three seed in the medium school bracket and the Kardinals are number-two.
The volleyball team is playing at the 12-team Grace Christian invite today and tomorrow. The Bears are the outliers in the field, as all the other teams come from smaller schools, such as Anchorage Christian, Barrow, Dillingham, Eielson, Homer, Houston, Monroe, Mt. Edgecumbe, Seward and Valdez. As usual, the Bears are streaming all their games live online; go to the team's U Stream channel.
The Kodiak tennis team is going to the state tournament in Anchorage – a rare opportunity to play against opponents from other schools. That’s because no other school in the region has a tennis team, and the athletes challenge each other during the “regular season.”
Run the Rock
Of course, here in Kodiak tomorrow there is the Seventh Annual KMXT Run the Rock, which includes a five-kilometer, 10-kilometer, half-marathon and full marathon, all the way out to the end of Antone Larson Bay Road. The event is rain-or-shine and there will be a tasty barbeque feast for participants afterwards. You can sign up here at the station, or online at race.kmxt.org. The five-k in particular is a family event, and you can sign up tomorrow at the Bear Valley Golf Course club house, the official race day headquarters of Run the Rock. The marathon starts on Near Island at 8 a.m., the 10-k and half-marathon both start at 10 a.m. at Bear Valley, with the 5-k beginning at 12:30 p.m.