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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...
Skyview wrestling coach to be honored

The moment Neldon Gardner stepped into the brand new Skyview...have nothing but good things to say."Neldon is a classy, wonderful guy," said Kenai...our awards speaker at our banquet. With Neldon, he says, you bet. And that's the...
Skyview's first and only wrestling coach finishes a winner

"A New Year brings new expectations," is a reply that Skyview High School's wrestling coach Neldon Gardner often told his students when he asked them to raise the bar and look at winning at regional's and going to state...
Skyview edges Nikiski on mats

...night. There were six forfeits in the match, Skyview coach Neldon Gardner said. For the Panthers, Hannah Hutchison earned a...All in all I was real happy with our kids," Skyview coach Neldon Gardner said, "It's going to be a battle each time we face...
Hutchison, Ostrander set to be honored by Alaska Hall of Fame

...rise to her 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 running...
Soldotna takes dual win over Kenai

...early 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 day...
Steffensen, Hutchison bring familiar names to state wrestling championships

...completed a 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 for...
Prep wrestling season receives a shakeup

...a middle school, 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

...coaching here, 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

...later. The 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 Austin...


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