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Bevy of coaching changes hits Peninsula

...level, the Cook Inlet Academy Eagles will see the departure of a longtime presence in boys basketball.Head coach Justin Franchino will be moving on to become a pastor at Peninsula Grace Brethren church in Soldotna, so the good news is that he...
Level playing field?

...threshold for using eighth-graders, but many years have seen the Eagles in no real need to do so. CIA boys coach Justin Franchino said even this year, he had eight guys on the team, which is the lowest they have had. Franchino said CIA has...
State preview: CIA girls getting healthy at right time

...He said that was a team award, shared with assistants Nicole Moffis and Chloe Kytonen, as well as CIA boys coach Justin Franchino. "People who know the team know the technical ability of this team is due to the assistants," Leaf said. CIA...
Race is on for state berths out of Peninsula Conference

...nest," said CIA boys coach Justin Franchino. "Some teams won't even...securing the two seed," coach Justin Franchino said. "The last few weeks...confidence from CIA boys coach Justin Franchino, who told the squad that he...
CIA, Nikolaevsk split in hoops action

...with the same margin of victory - 14 points - in late January. "We're playing mentally strong," said CIA coach Justin Franchino. "I've talked about being in control of your emotions, your body and your mind. We struggled with that early...
SoHi JV boys, CIA girls claim Classic hoops titles

...teaching tool for my guys," Janes said. CIA coach Justin Franchino said he was in favor of the format, which he described...half, shots were falling for him," said CIA coach Justin Franchino. "The second half, the same things weren't happening...
Thursday hoops roundup

...still was not enough for the Eagles."I thought it was the best game we've played all year," said CIA coach Justin Franchino. "We just played a really good team, they had like nine or ten 3's, mostly in the second half."Franchino...
CIA tops Ft. Yukon with buzzer-beater shot

...for 46 of CIA's 50 points. "The thing I was most impressed with (Timmy) is his rebounding," said CIA coach Justin Franchino. "We knew, especially in this game, was how outsized we were, and tonight was no exception." Franchino said...
Tuesday hoops roundup

...for sure," said Ninilchik coach Nickolas Finley. "It's always tough to play CIA, they're well-coached. Justin (Franchino) does a great job with them, and they're always going to throw something different at you." Ninilchik (2-1...
Peninsula Conference preview: Boys berths will once again be up for grabs, but what about the girls?

...Of those four, a couple are 1A state champion contenders. I have to hedge my bets on Seldovia!" CIA coach Justin Franchino has two conference titles in his six years at the helm. The Eagles return just two starters, but one is co-MVP...


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