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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...
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...
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...
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...
A look at the Soldotna-Skyview co-curricular consolidation

...Johnson.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...
Skyview eases to dual meet win amid school celebration

...wrestlers with 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 just...
Skyview tops Nikiski in duals

...McCormick. 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...
Kachemak Conference wrestling tournament preview

...strong all season long and a conference championship would certainly be the best way to cap the 24-year tenure of head coach Neldon Gardner.Last December, Nikiski took the conference title by eight points over Skyview, but several graduating seniors left...
Panthers wrestlers go out on high note

...state champion. "They both wrestled to their potential, and anything can happen in state finals," said Skyview head coach Neldon Gardner. "They came out mentally and physically ready to wrestle. They did an awesome job, and I'm really happy for them...


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