It was another full weekend for Kodiak High School athletes. The Bears’ football team was in Kenai facing the defending state champions; the volleyball team was at home against Skyview, and the cross country squad competed at the Palmer Invite.
James Osowski was over eight-seconds faster than the field in winning the five-kilometer race in Palmer with a time of 16-miuntes 11.82 seconds. Nathan Deer was sixth, Cole Christiansen was eighth and Jordan Fogle was 12th, as the Bears took first place with 45 points. Caleb Nymeyer was 18th and Jake Salus was 23rd. Lathrop was second, followed by West Valley, Wasilla, Kenai, Palmer and Colony.
On the girls’ side, Kodiak star Jaymi Bethea finished sixth in 19-minutes 19-seconds, 31-seconds off the pace. Sarah Ng was 12th. The Lady Bears took fifth with 127 points. Wasilla won with 46.
The Kodiak volleyball team won its conference match in four games Friday night against the Skyview Panthers, but was swept in three games on Saturday in a non-conference match.
On the gridiron, the Kardinals showed why they are the defending state champions by dominating the Bears in Kenai, 29-to-nothing. The Bears’ play-off hopes continue to dim, as they fall to 0-and-3 in the Northern Lights Conference. They are 2-and-4 overall, with two games to play: Houston here for homecoming this Saturday and closing on the road the week after at Skyview.