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Soldotna defeats Nikiski

...possessions before the end of the first quarter. "That's my fault. We didn't prepare for it," Nikiski coach Ward Romans said of the zone. "Coach Tuter has been playing more and more man-to-man in recent years, but he made the adjustment...
Bulldogs trounce Warriors

...Photo by M. Scott Moon With just six games before Christmas and the ensuing three-week layoff, Nikiski girls coach Ward Romans considers the season split in two. "It is almost two seasons," he explained. "You gear up, work hard, play five...
Bulldogs tame Lions

...2 in Class 3A, had a 46-40 lead with 2:15 to play in the game when Hannah Thompson, the player Nikiski coach Ward Romans calls his team?s glue, fouled out in front of a large and boisterous crowd. Thompson scored just six points in the...
Bulldogs claw their way past Seahawks

...filled with pressure defense, loose-ball scrambles, fracases and fouls. A lot of fouls 38 in total. Nikiski coach Ward Romans is aware of the added intensity when long-time rivals face off. "They're our natural rival. I've coached 19...
Carlson makes most of starting opportunity

...I?d go to every open gym I could find. When I wasn?t in a gym, I was running outside.? Nikiski coach Ward Romans said Carlson was following a model set by Herrin, who was the Class 3A girls player of the year last year in Daily News...
Soldotna girls, boys handle Nikiski

...Soldotna into 11 turnovers. ?We outrebounded them (27-21) and played great defense,? said Nikiski head coach Ward Romans. ?The effort was great and the kids did awesome work. But there were too many turnovers, and a large measure is a credit to...
Nikiski girls set for Grace

Ward Romans knows precisely what it takes to qualify for the state tournament. He just won't come out and say it. In his 19th year at the...
Nikiski girls set for today?s SCC tourney

...Nikiski's Hannah Thompson battle during the opening tip-off during a game earlier this season. Photo by M. Scott Moon Ward Romans divides the basketball season into thirds. ?Pre-conference, conference and postseason,? the Nikiski girls...
Nikiski misses state berth

...The Bulldogs dropped a 45-24 decision to Grace Christian to miss state for the first time since 1990. Nikiski coach Ward Romans has still been to state in 17 of his 19 seasons. The Bulldogs did come back to take third place in the tournament by...
SoHi girls tip SkyHi

...victory. "That's about as good of defense as you're going to see in a girls basketball game," Nikiski coach Ward Romans said after his team ended the regular season at 18-4 overall. "We played outstanding defense, and we haven't...


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