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Skyview edges Nikiski on mats

...There were six forfeits in the match, Skyview coach Neldon Gardner said. For the Panthers, Hannah Hutchison earned...all I was real happy with our kids," Skyview coach Neldon Gardner said, "It's going to be a battle each time we...
Soldotna takes dual win over Kenai

...December, but with wrestlers finally beginning to get healthy again after a season of illness and injury, SoHi coach Neldon Gardner was happy to see his team come away with the win."I would rather do duals like this than a long tournament any...
Steffensen, Hutchison bring familiar names to state wrestling championships

...clean four-year sweep of state titles."He's got a tough (weight) class to get through," said Soldotna coach Neldon Gardner. "But he's seeded No. 1 so I know he can do it."Hutchison and Steffensen are two of a few headlining acts...
Hutchison, Ostrander set to be honored by Alaska Hall of Fame

...feet and the crowd reacted by amping up the level of noise.Hutchison said during the final minute that something Neldon Gardner had drilled into her head in countless practices - "If you don't get up, you don't deserve to win." - kept...
A look at the Soldotna-Skyview co-curricular consolidation

...Normally, that type of experience is impossible to replace. But that's where Skyview comes in.Enter coaches like Neldon Gardner (head wrestling coach at Skyview since 1990), Ted McKenney (22 years as cross-country coach at Cook Inlet Academy...
Prep wrestling season receives a shakeup, so went with it the impressive standard of excellence that the Panthers churned out each and every year. Neldon Gardner, the only coach the Skyview wrestling team ever had in its 23 years of existence, moved (back) up to the large-schools...
Big-schools wrestling preview: Coaches Steffensen, Gardner return to old mat rooms

...this is where we were," Steffensen said. "Being back in the room is super, super good."For Soldotna coach Neldon Gardner, the wait had been even longer. Gardner took over the SoHi program this season after 24 years at Skyview High School...
Kenai wins 4th straight Luke Spruill Memorial

...Stars did not have two wrestlers due to injury, and lost another three to skin infections. On top of that, coach Neldon Gardner had a few freshmen not make weight. "It was a learning night," the coach said. He did get championships from...
Skyview eases to dual meet win amid school celebration

...a 60-17 dual win over the Homer Mariners in front of the fans and supporters for the final time.For head coach Neldon Gardner, who was honored in a celebration after the competition in the commons area outside the gym, the dual felt like...
Skyview tops Nikiski in duals

...Skyview will be hosting a dual on Saturday with Homer that will also double as a celebration honoring head coach Neldon Gardner.Wednesday Dual at Nikiski98 - double forf; 106 - Austin Craig, Sky, forf; 113 - Seth Hutchison, Sky, forf...


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