Bears’ Sports Update

Jay Barrett/KMXT
The volleyball team placed fifth in the West Anchorage High School “Spiketacular” tournament, which pitted two dozen teams in pool and then bracket play.

The coach’s kids dominated the 33rd annual Soldotna High School swimming pentathlon. The event is different from most swim meets in that it combines the times from five races — the 100-yard individual medley , the 50-yard butterfly , the 50-yard backstroke, the 50-yard breaststroke and the 50-yard freestyle — and the fastest swimmer through all five races is crowned champion.
Senior Tahna Lindquist won the girls’ division with a combined time of 2-minutes 57.51 seconds, while her brother, freshman Talon, won the boys’ in 2-minutes 36.59 seconds.
Tahna was six seconds faster than second place, and Talon was almost six seconds ahead in his competition.
In the girls’ standings, Kodiak’s Marina Cummiskey and Roslyn Kreigh were 5th and 8th, respectively. The Kodiak girls racked up a total of 47 team points, good for second. Host SoHi won the overall with 54 points. Colony was a distant third with 22.
On the boys side, the Bears won the team title handily, with 70 points over Colony’s 47 and Soldotna’s 31. Dyton and Nathan Schauff and Blake and Luke James all finished in the top 10.

On the Baranof Park gridiron, the Bears found the offensive punch they’ve been looking for all season, with a 38-6 win over Barrow, snapping a three-game losing streak. They’re now 2-4 on the season overall.

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