Jan 16 2012
KHS Bears Don't Hibernate
Monday, 16 January 2012

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            The Kodiak High School Bears had a pretty good weekend of sports. The wrestling squad placed well in a tournament at Dimond High in Anchorage, while the girls basketball team swept visiting Colony.

            The Bears placed second out of 23 teams at the Glenn Vandergaw Invitational, scoring 182 points. Service High won with 237.5. Colony was a distant third, just edging Lathrop, with East Anchorage in fifth.

            Charlie Johnson took the only first place match for the Bears at 182-pounds, winning by forfeit over a Chugiak wrestler. Second place wrestlers were Eddie Burris at 120 pounds, Cameron White at 132, and Kerry Powers at 170. In third were Andrew Cabala at 106, Levi Fried at 113, and Josh Yavoskit at 160. Mua Sega took fourth at 285 pounds.

            On the hardwood, the Lady Bears squeaked by the Knights on Friday, winning 31-29. Saturday afternoon's game was much more of a shoot-out, with Kodiak taking a 26-15 halftime lead on the way to a 59-47 victory. Hannah Wandersee was in double digits both nights, scoring 13 Friday and 18 Saturday.

            Meanwhile in Anchorage, the Kodiak boys were playing in the Alaska Airlines Classic, which attracted a lot of Outside teams. The Bears lost Thursday night to the eventual tournament winner, the East Hall, Georgia, Vikings, 87-65. Kodiak bounced back and beat Delta Junction 69-47 on Friday, while on Saturday, in the fourth-place game, Juneau downed Kodiak 61-35.