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NFL Pick'Em: Another spectacular week amid fascinating games

...Vikings +5The red hot Philadelphia Eagles fly to Minnesota to face the rumbling, bumbling, stumbling Vikings. First year head coach Chip Kelly has the 8-5 Eagles at the top of the NFC East standings after five consecutive victories. Quarterback...
Sultan of Sides forecasts a few shockers

...they head into what's become a house of horrors for the franchise.In 2011, the 7-9 Seattle Seahawks, under first year head coach Pete Carroll, upset the defending Super Bowl champion Saints in the NFC wild-card round. It was a shocking...
Week 8 preview: SoHi-Kenai headlines important day of play

...else, but we'll have some fun."We have nothing to lose, and we're going to play that way."Finley, a first-year head coach for the Panthers, said the tone in practice this week hasn't been much different than it has been throughout...
Kenai football weathers weather delay to top Wasilla

...squad that opened the 2013 season with a 24-14 nonconference win over West Anchorage. Beeson and Dawson, a first-year head coach with decades of experience as an assistant, emphasized clock management and ball control. "Our game plan obviously...
Area swim teams ready for the season

...I'm looking at eight to 10 kids to state. Maybe 12 if we get a relay or two."Homer MarinersAccording to first-year head coach Rebecca Hardy, the Homer Mariners are looking good with a young team, numbering 20 swimmers total."We ended...
Nikiski exits state tourney with loss against Monroe

...experience likely was the determining factor. "It's been five years since Nikiski's been to state, and I'm a first-year head coach, so it's not too big a disappointment," Segura said. "I feel like this group of girls broke down the wall...
SoHi spikers start fast

...match in less than 24 hours. "With us, if we are passing well we run a pretty powerful offense," said Stars first-year head coach Bruce King. "We get in trouble if we don't pass well." Junior Jessi Stenga anchored the defense from the...
Coming of age

...sophomore Mitchel Daugherty, is one of the few players on the team who saw significant varsity time last year.First-year head coach Roger Phillips said the big question with any team is how much it will grow during the season. He said with seasoned...
Soccer players ready to rumble

...the boys side, John Morton takes over the team as head coach.SOLDOTNA The Soldotna girls, under the guidance first-year head coach Jimmy Love, is shaping up to be a young, but experienced, team."We're going to be young, I think we have...
Change-up: Carpenter goes from coaching Skyview boys to leading girls

...he said. "We missed out last year. It's attainable for us if we can play as a team." Homer Mariners First-year head coach Tommie CarlinSchauer is bringing a new style of play to Homer's program this year. "I coach a European game...


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