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Local track teams jump right into season around on icy roads," Ostrander said. Soldotna coach Phil Leck echoed Hanson's remark, saying that every longtime coach at Soldotna has never seen a year that begins with an outdoor training session."Last year, we didn't get outside...
Local ski studs hope to see state glory

...result from last season's region meet.The one thing that Parks stresses the most is learning to be positive. The longtime coach said on the first day of practice in early November, the Mariners ran down to the beach in Homer and incorporated...
Soldotna, Kenai face tough task at NLC wrestling tourney

...of state, a few drop due to grades .. we have six less than last year at Skyview at the end of the year."The longtime coach said this season has been among the worst in injuries and sickness. But it is something that every team is seemingly...
Peninsula Conference preview: Boys berths will once again be up for grabs, but what about the girls?

...first-, second- and two third-place finishes in his five-year tenure. Replacing Hitchcock is Kenny Leaf, the longtime coach of the CIA coed soccer team. Leaf has led the Eagles to four-straight Aurora Borealis Conference championships...
Season softball preview

...1982, my son is a freshman this year, and with the school closing, my coaching days are over," he said.The longtime coach mentioned that assistant coaches Sheila Kupferschmid and Beau Manley have been a great help this year and in years...
Peninsula soccer teams gearing up for season

...Carpenter at the helm, the Skyview girls have missed the Region III tournament only twice, including last year. The longtime coach said that bothered him."I told the girls that back in the day, we would play the Valley schools and beat them...
Week 3 football preview

...and Dawson and Beeson know how to coach them, rain or shine." Beeson's attitude toward Homer rings true of a longtime coach, seeing as his team will be playing a Mariners squad that is hungry for a win. "When you play Homer, they show...
Players, coaches, community show longtime coach Massie what he means to them

Since he started teaching at Kenai Central High School in 1968, Cliff Massie had planted and nurtured many seeds. Surrounding him now on the gym floor was his forest.
Kwan edges Hughes at Skate America

...Saturday night by winning Skate America for the sixth time. Her solid, but not spectacular, performance came minus longtime coach Frank Carroll, with whom she split this week. ''It's an athlete's job to analyze your own skating,'' Kwan...
Easier, not easy: NLC North is down, but girls state trips from South are tough state last year with a senior-laden group after winning the state title the year before, must rebuild without longtime coach Don Witzel. Wasilla, which finished third at state the past two years after winning the title in 2007, must replace...


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