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Peninsula Conference preview: Bigger is better for small schools

...so much when we went to 1A," Ninilchik girls coach Rod Van Saun said. The tournament will be held at the neutral site...team will give up height in some games. Ninilchik girls Rod Van Saun, in his fifth year at the helm in Ninilchik, continues...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/sports/2013-12-28/peninsula-conference-preview-bigge
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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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/sports/2014-03-04/peninsula-conference-hoops-tourney
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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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/sports/2014-03-08/nikolaevsk-girls-beat-cia-moving-o
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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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/sports/2014-01-18/weekend-hoops-roundup
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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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/sports/2014-02-27/cia-netters-sweep-ninilchik
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Skyview drops a pair at ACS tourney

...Conference action.The girls notched a 28-23 victory to improve to 1-1 in the league and 1-4 overall. Coach Rod Van Saun said the Wolverines had a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter, but Lumen Christi cut into that lead late.Freshman...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/sports/2013-01-03/skyview-drops-a-pair-at-acs-tourne
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Class 1A: Welcome to the Holy Grail of Alaska basketball

...for the state tournament. "I think it's going to be the Holy Grail of Alaska basketball," Ninilchik girls coach Rod Van Saun said. "There will be about 120 schools going for one state championship and approximately 20 schools each going for...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/sports/2012-12-22/class-1a-welcome-to-the-holy-grail
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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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/sports/2013-02-14/ninilchik-tourney-continues
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Skyview sweeps Ninilchik on senior night [+ Slideshow]

...ended the game prematurely with a rolled ankle. "It's nice to be able to play on the big court," Ninilchik coach Rod Van Saun said. "If we play a (defensive) press like that on our small court, it's stifling, but on the bigger court they...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/sports/2013-02-21/skyview-sweeps-ninilchik-on-senior
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Weekend hoops roundup

...give the Wolverines the lead. Kaylee Smith assisted on the play. "It was a really tough game," Ninilchik coach Rod Van Saun said. "The kids gutted it out all the way to the end and came up with a big play to seal the win." Van Saun said...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/sports/2013-01-05
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