Playing host to the Soldotna Stars Friday and Saturday, the Kodiak High School volleyball team showed sparks of brilliance, but in the end were overpowered both days. On Friday, the Bears dominated the third game 25-to-15, and came back to win the first game on Saturday 25-to-20, but lost both matches three-games to one.
On the gridiron Saturday night, the Bears football team was edged by Thunder Mountain in Juneau 14-to-13. A drive where the Bears were on the five-yard line with under a minute left was broken up by the Falcons to seal the win. The game was a fundraiser for Marine Staff Sgt. Thomas McRae, a former Juneau resident who was severely injured serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. The game against Thunder Mountain was not a conference game. The Bears are now 1-and-2 overall and 1-and-0 in the Northern Lights Conference. Their third weekend on the road will be this Saturday in Kenai against the Kardinals. Home-coming will be September 15th against Soldotna on the brand new field at Baranof Park.
In the pool, the Kodiak team picked up where it left off last year, winning both days this weekend against East Anchorage.