Volleyball Places Last at Regions

Lindsey Byron and Madison Purcell Bloke Jenae Pusich

Nadire Zhuta
Staff Writer

The Kayhi volleyball team gets last place at the Region V tournament. On Thursday night the Kings played the Crimson Bears and lost 1-3. On Friday night the Kings fell to the Falcons 0-3 and were eliminated from the tournament. Senior captain Madison Purcell was named All-Conference Team. Purcell speaks on her last Region tournament experience. 

“It was a lot of fun, I’m happy and feel fulfilled with how this season went,” said Purcell.

Quarter Final: JDHS defeats KHS 3-1 (25-8, 25-14, 14-25, 25-20) 

Semifinals: JDHS defeats TMHS 3-0 (25-22, 26-24, 24-20)
Loser-out Semifinals: TMHS defeats KHS 3-0 (25-8, 25-14, 25-13) 

Championship: TMHS defeats JDHS 3-1 (25-20, 25-20, 17-25, 25-19) 
Championship Tie Breaker: JDHS defeats TMHS (30-24) 

All Conference Team:
Jojo Griggs (JDHS)
Addie Prussing (JDHS)
Sophia Harvey (TMHS)
Bridget Gehring (TMHS)
Mariah Tanuvasa (TMHS) 
Madison Purcell (KHS)

Swimmers Return From State Meet

Sullivan Schulz
Sports Editor

Three Kayhi swimmers placed this past weekend in the state swim meet. Senior Bryce Mattson took 5th in the 100 yard backstroke, senior Laura Sherril placed 5th in the 200 IM, and senior Caity Pierson took 11th in diving. Although he is sad about this being his last swim meet, Mattson said he is very proud of the team.
“Even though only 3 out of the 7 of us placed, I’m still really proud.” Mattson said. “We all swam to the best of our ability. I’m also extremely proud of the people who didn’t make it to state, they all did their best this season, and improved greatly.”

Kayhi Qualifiers Prepare for State Swim Meet

Sullivan Schulz
Sports Editor

Seven members of the the Kayhi Swim and Dive team went to Anchorage this Wednesday and will compete Friday and Saturday at Bartlett High School in the state swim meet. Senior Bryce Mattson said that the team is prepared for this weekend. 
“Regions had some real bad upsets,” Mattson said. “I think our team has put that behind us now and are more than ready to compete this weekend.”
Kayhi’s 7 competitors make up less than 1% of the total 234 swimmers at the meet. Senior Emma Campbell said that the large amount of swimmers doesn’t bother her.
“All I have to focus is who my specific opponents are,” Campell said. “I don’t have to beat all 234 other swimmers, so the amount of swimmers doesn’t bother me at all.” 
The competition began today at 1:00 p.m. with the swim prelims, followed by girls and boys diving. Saturday’s events will start at 9:30 a.m. with boys and girls diving semi finals; followed by swim and dive finals all afternoon. 

Laura Sherrill (200 IM and 100 fly)
Bryce Mattson (100 fly and 100 backstroke)
Emma Campbell (200 freestyle)
Caity Pearson (Diving)

Emily Bolling (Diving) 
Jenna Smith (Diving)

Larry Kuharich (500 Freestyle)

Volleyball to Regions

The Region V Tournament Bracket and game times

Nadire Zhuta
Staff Writer

The Lady Kings (0-8) will head to Juneau to play in the Region V Volleyball tournament this Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The Lady Kings will play at 7 p.m. on Thursday night against the Juneau Douglas Crimson Bears and the rest of the game times will depend on the outcome of the previous games. Senior Erika Rauwolf is unsure about this weekend.

“I don’t know how this weekend in Juneau is going to go, I’m hoping we can compete and whatever happens, happens,” said Rauwolf. 

Ketchikan Shotgun League

Courtesy of Brison Ralph

Devin Dalin
Staff Writer

The Ketchikan Junior Shotgun League competed in a Southeast Trap and Sporting tournament. The event took place in Juneau on Oct. 25-27.

The Ketchikan Junior Shotgun League is a Non-Profit organization coached by Eric Eichner.

Sophomore Thomas Rud, the newest member of the senior varsity squad, managed to knock down 36 out of 50 clays during the sporting clay event placing sixth overall.

Rud placed second in the double trap event as well as the sporting clays event.

Rud was also the runner up in high above all in the men’s senior varsity division. He hit 253 clays out of the 300 possible.

Ralph shot a 42 out of 50 in Wobble trap. Just five away from tying the top score of 47.

“I thought I did good for the amount of practice I had,” said Ralph. ”I did better than I have in the past couple competitions.”

Freshman Oscar Brooks was one of three to place in the junior varsity division out of the nine competitors. He got third in sporting clays earning himself a bronze medal. He also placed fourth in both doubles and wobble trap, and fifth in single trap.

Brooks was a first time competitor in the southeast tournament.

Senior Caden Thomas and Rud, both Kayhi students competing for the team did well in their events. 

Thomas placed second in both doubles trap and sporting clays and placed second in men’s high above all in the mens SV division breaking 253 clay targets out of 300.

“I shot pretty good,” said Thomas. ”always room for improvement though.”

This was Thomas’ first time placing in the southeast tournament. He had competed only once before.

The Ketchikan Junior Shotgun League will participate in the state finals during the first week of June.

“The team will do good in future tournaments I assume,” He said. ”with practice and time they will get better.”

Rotary Volunteers at COast Guard Base

A Rotary Group Picture

Leah Call
Staff Writer

The Ketchikan High School Rotary Interact Club volunteered at the Haunted Mansion last Saturday and Sunday at the Coast Guard base in town. Rotary members helped guide visitors through the haunted house, supervised the bounce house and face-painted kids faces.  

Volunteers signed up on Saturday for the 1:00-4:00 p.m. shift where the haunted house was geared more toward a younger audience, and the 6:00-9:00 p.m. shift to transform the building into a scarier experience for an older audience. Rotary members also reported back to the Coast Guard the following day for clean-up of the event. 

Club president, Emma Campbell talked on her positive experiences as an officer and regular member of Rotary throughout her high school years. 

“Volunteering is one of the most rewarding experiences I have in my life and especially when it’s a community event, such as the Haunted Mansion,” Campbell said. “Our club focuses on making the school, community, and world a better place. It’s always a really cool experience seeing families and kids having fun. And it’s amazing to be able to talk to people in the community about Rotary Interact and what we do.” 

The Coast Guard has been hosting the Haunted Mansion as an annual community event.  Rotary has been volunteering at this event for four years and are planning on keeping the tradition going for many years to come. 

Sophomore and club officer, Jodee Paule said helping with the Haunted Mansion was a beneficial experience for her.

“It was a good feeling to be able to help with the event and seeing that kids and parents, as well as the volunteers were having a good time. It was a big success. Knowing that I was helping with an event that will benefit people was awesome.” 

As an entrance fee, visitors were asked to donate canned foods or pay what they can. The canned food and cash donations went to the PATH Homeless Shelter and Love In Action, which are both nonprofit organizations.

Kings win Bill Weiss

Tyler Slick
Staff Writer

The Kayhi Kings won the Bill Weiss Tournament this weekend and had more bracket winners than any other schools who competed. 

Junior Charles Blair took another win this weekend in the 140 pound weight class continuing his winning streak. Blair was happy to have won in front of his community. 

“I feel really good about winning at home in front of all of the fans. It was cool to see a good turn out for the finals. My favorite part was getting to wrestle Glen Allen kids and winning in front of my friends and family.” said Charles Blair.

Sophomore Degan Linne who placed first in the 119 weight class this weekend is undefeated so far this season. Linne is proud of himself and looks forward to the rest of the season. 

“I feel great about winning the Bill Weiss, only more good things to come. I feel relieved to remain undefeated and to wrestle and win in front of my town,” said  Linne.

Junior Andrew Collins wrestled hard but came up short to last years state champion Hunter Wiederspohn. 

“Getting second is going to make me look at my mistakes, change them, move on and just use that match as a learning experience,” said Collins.

Coach Collins said that the weekend was very tough for some kids but it was a good experience and a good eye opener to the more difficult tournament next weekend.

“Some guys had a tough weight class,” said Collins. “Overall I think we did great, we have a young team, there’s some match situations that we could have done better, but I was very happy with the weekend.” 

119- Degan Linne placed 1st
140- Charles Blair placed 1st
135- Brock Thomas placed 1st
152- Andy Collins placed 2nd
171- Sully Shultz placed 2nd

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