It seems every weekend brings a mixed bag of results for the Kodiak High School Bears, and this one was no different: Kodiak girls did well wrestling at state, while the varsity basketball teams were severely outscored by the Colony Knights, both here in Kodiak and up in the Valley.
First the good news: Chloe Ivanoff and Gloria Roe won state titles at the Alaska Girls Wrestling State Championships, held at Chugiak High. Ivanoff took the 111-pound class, over wrestlers from Service and Wasilla in second and third, while Roe took the 152 class over two Wasilla girls. Ivanoff was 3-0 to take the title, while roe went 2-and-2 in the round-robin tournament, winning her last match in 3-minutes, 6-seconds for the title.
Gaby Serrano was second at 120 pounds, while Marie Cabell was third at 104.
From the mat to the hardwood: The Kodiak girls were at Colony for a pair of conference games. On Friday the Knights outscored the Bears 52-to-30. On Saturday, there was an even larger score disparity, with the Bears falling 60-to-29. Kodiak is now 1-and-2 in the conference with an overall record of 4-and-4.
Here at home, it wasn’t any easier for the Kodiak boys, who fell 60-to-45 on Friday. The Bears turned the ball over 29 times in the loss. On Saturday, Raphael Matautia again led the Bears with double digits, but only scored in two of the four quarters. Colony meanwhile got 35 points from forward Bryce Jacobson, leading the Knights to a 66-48 victory. At the beginning of the fourth quarter, Jacobson had more points individually than the Bears did as a team. Kodiak is still winless in the Northern Lights Conference at 0-and-4, and 3-and-7 overall.