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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...
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...
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...
Kenai takes dual win over SoHi

Over the years that Soldotna's Neldon Gardner and Kenai Central's Stan Steffensen have faced each other as coaches on the wrestling mat, the rivalry has been intense but...
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...
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...
Steffensens seek state titles on same day

...he would like to return next season as an assistant coach, hopefully under the guidance of longtime Skyview coach Neldon Gardner. The Soldotna head coaching position hasn't been determined yet for next year, but Gardner would fit that slot...
Area wrestlers ready for NLC tourney has come in and helped us, some other Skyview boys came over and helped. We have to thank (Skyview coach) Neldon Gardner for coming over and helping us out."The Skyview-Soldotna connection is important, Hackett reminded, because...


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