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Level playing field? giant melting pot, while the other three larger division contained about 70 teams total.Ninilchik girls coach Rod Van Saun said the reclassification was done mostly for the benefit of the larger divisions, namely the 3A and 4A schools that...
Race is on for state berths out of Peninsula Conference

...leaving them with the fifth seed. But for once, the Wolverines are playing with a full, healthy squad. Ninilchik coach Rod Van Saun said he has had two players miss substantial time due to injury, and at the Class 1A level of basketball, anyone not...
Tuesday hoops roundup

...We're a team that still doesn't know how to play together, and CIA is faster than we are," said Ninilchik coach Rod Van Saun. Ninilchik (2-1) also did not play any games in December while most of the rest of the state was. The Wolverines...
Peninsula Conference preview: Boys berths will once again be up for grabs, but what about the girls?'s surely been helpful to me." One program hungry to get back to state is Ninilchik, led by sixth-year coach Rod Van Saun. Van Saun got his team to state in his first two years, nabbing a runner-up finish. "We've been in a rebuilding...
Nikolaevsk girls beat CIA, moving on to 1A state tournament

...Ninilchik's hands. "They were just hitting big shots, and most important playing good defense," said Ninilchik coach Rod Van Saun. "That's what it came down to. "I don't know, it's not something I drew up, it's something they found...
Peninsula Conference hoops tourney preview: Tons of basketball on the horizon

...region except Lumen (Christi) has a facility that can handle the size the tournament has grown to," Ninilchik coach Rod Van Saun said.Van Saun said the 16 teams come with an average of 12 to 14 people, meaning 192 to 224 can be in the gym before...
Weekend hoops roundup: Nikiski girls take own Tip Off tourney

...dropping a 56-34 contest to Unalakleet in the Unalakleet Invitational championship game Saturday. Ninilchik coach Rod Van Saun wrote in an email that his team managed to stay within reach of the home team until the fourth quarter. On Friday...
Peninsula Conference preview: Bigger is better for small schools much when we went to 1A," Ninilchik girls coach Rod Van Saun said. The tournament will be held at the neutral will give up height in some games. Ninilchik girls Rod Van Saun, in his fifth year at the helm in Ninilchik, continues...
CIA netters sweep Ninilchik

...the offense just was not there."The press just got to us and we just kind of fell hard," said Ninilchik coach Rod Van Saun. "That's what they do."Leading 18-15 at halftime, CIA shut out Ninilchik in the third quarter, outscoring...
Ninilchik tourney continues

...had 24 points and Towarak notched 21. Noorvik's top scorer was Danny Wells with 27 points. Ninilchik girls coach Rod Van Saun said Wells' performance was outstanding, particularly in the fourth quarter. Additionally, Van Saun said the boys...


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