fans will have very few chances to see live basketball in Kodiak this year. The boys
team has three home games and the girls are home only once during the regular
season. However, Kodiak will host this month's Joe Floyd Christmas Tournament and the
regional tournament in March. KMXT's Erik Wander has more.
School Athletic Director Steve Rounsaville said the scheduling imbalance should
pay off in the long run, allowing Kodiak to host more games in the near future.
Next year, the girls' team will have at least four home games, and the boys
will host at least three.
1 21 sec "Our
hope is that ... home weekend every other year.")
coach Amy Fogle, who coached the boys' team from 1995 to 2003, which included a
2001 state championship, before moving to the girls' team, said she is not discouraged
by this year's schedule. Noting that the girls' team faces a tougher road
schedule this year, Fogle said she's looking forward to getting back to
coaching the boys' team once again.
-- (Fogle 1 42
sec "I'm not too discouraged
... I'm looking forward to that.")
said the rigorous road schedule, in which both teams play away games for much
of January and February, can put a strain on the players. But he said there are
some breaks built into the schedule for the teams to rest and plenty of
opportunity for parents and fans to see the teams in action.
2 40 sec "No
question that it'll be ... regional tournament here.")
coach Brett Larson said the road-game-heavy schedule could actually play into
the lady Bears' favor, as much as he would like to see a few more home games.
-- (Larson 40 sec "We have a pretty hostile ... fun
to watch this year.")
Floyd Christmas Tournament takes place December 18th through the 20th. Regions
will be held March 5th through 7th. The boys' basketball team hosts Wasilla on
January 9th and 10th, Colony on January 23rd and 24th and Skyview on February 20th
and 21st. The girls host Skyview on February 20th and 21stt in their only home
game of the regular season. I'm Erik Wander.