Staff Pick

What’s your favorite sign of spring?

Alex Malouf: My favorite sign of spring is the extended daylight. Spring is a good time for me to get caught up with winter projects that never got finished such as boat maintenance, and the extra daylight and improved weather provides some much needed motivation.

Cristopher Carlson:My favorite sign of spring is Easter. Spring doesnt really hit me until I start seeing random bunny and egg decorations around my house that my mom has put up. My family has always kept the same Easter traditions since I was little so thats how I recoginze that spring is finally here.

Micah Britt: My favorite sign of spring is the sun. When it’s bright outside in the morning, the birds are chirping, and there’s a light mist over the grass and trees, this is how I know it is spring. During the winter months it’s harder to get up and go to school, but when I wake up by a ray of sun peeking in through my window I tend to want to get up and go do things.

Jonathan Barron:There is one thing that sets spring different from the other seasons: the positive change in daylight hours. For me, I know spring’s arrived when my 6:30 a.m. alarm shudders me to the sight of sunshine beaming through the windows. In the winter, the lack of sun takes a toll on my mood whereas with the new abundance of natural light causes me to wake up immediately in a brighter mood and ready for the day. This new positive attitude only gets stronger as I peak at the budding trees and mostly sunny skies. Although the cold has only started to suppress, stepping into the fourty degree morning is rather refreshing, much different from winters’ horrid chilly thirty degrees.

Weekend Sports Previews

Softball
The first regular season games start off against Thunder Mountain High School. Tonight
JV plays at 3 p.m and varsity plays at 6 p.m. (conference). Lady Kings varsity also plays Saturday at 3 p.m. (conference) and 6 p.m. (non-conference).
Sophomore Dyllan Borer believes they have enough confidence to take the win, but they just need to mentally prepare.
“Im looking forward to see how we play at home and as a team. The hardest thing for us is going to be our mental game,” said Borer. “We have to have confidence in ourselves that we can hit off strong pitchers. We can do it, we just have to wrap our head around it sometimes.”

Track

Track and Field will host their first home meet this weekend. Coming off a strong performance in two Washington meets, the Kings are eager to get after it again. Senior Cristopher Carlson expects the boys to win again after winning the Stevenson meet in Washington. “I think we are going to win,” said Carlson. “The boys are just really strong again this year.”
Carlson also gives high praise to rookie Ivan Credito who competed well in his first two meets.  “He is destroying his events in his first year,” said Carlson. “You can ask him to run any race and he will get top 3 easily.”

Last year stats
Boys:
Thunder Mountain (145.5)
Ketchikan (101)
Sitka (100)

Girls:
Thunder Mountain (186)
Petersburg (140)
Juneau Douglas (86)
Ketchikan (37)

Soccer
Boys soccer tied 1-1 against Homer last night and will play Juneau Douglas and Thunder Mountain over the weekend. After the Kings rough start (0-3), they are hopeful to turn their season around. Junior Sullivan Schulz said they are making adjustments to become more competitive.
“We have changed our lineup a little bit, and will continue to move things to make the team better,” said Schulz. ““We have started to realize that we need to take more opportunities when we have them, so our offense has started to take more shots.”

Baseball
Kayhi varsity baseball will face Petersburg varsity and JV will face Sitka JV Friday and Saturday. Games will be held at Norman Walker Field.
Game Times
Friday- JV @4:00 p.m., Varsity @7:00 p.m.
Saturday- JV @9:00 p.m. and 12:00 p.m., Varsity @4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Girls Face Homer, then to juneau

Crist Carlson
Staff Writer

The Lady Kings soccer team plays Homer on Thursday at 5:15 p.m. at Esther Shea Field. This will be the 3rd time Kayhi has faced off against Homer in the past two years (2-0) and is hoping to further that streak. Senior Jessilynn Sivertsen is excited to play Homer and is feeling confident that they can perform well before heading to Juneau.

“We have a good chance of beating Homer,” said Sivertsen. “The team has been improving and executing the past week. This game will warm us up for this weekend.”

The Lady Kings will be leaving Friday morning after the game to travel to Juneau where they will play both JD and Thunder Mountain. This will be the first game against Thunder Mountain this year and the second series against JD, Kayhi is 0-2 against JD.

Senior Captain Olivia Kinunen spoke on how the team has refined their skills since their last game against JD. “We have definitely grown as a team after seeing the way that we competed with JD at home,” said Kinunen. “So I’m hoping it helps our confidence when we compete in Juneau.”

Kinunen also talked about their chances of beating Thunder Mountain while in Juneau.

“We definitely have a better chance against Thunder Mountain, we are all excited to play them. When we play JD we play defense the whole game so we are looking forward to getting some action on offense going forward against Thunder Mountain.”

Track wins in Washington

Carter Thomas
Staff Writer

Boys Track:
Boys track took first place at the Al Mckee Invitational, beating Stevenson by just 8 points (135-127). This was the second of two meets. Last year they placed second (130), just behind Stevenson (234.5).  They also placed 3rd place at the Mossyrock meet. Senior Brendan Wong got 3rd place his first year, 2nd place last year (losing by 2 inches), and finally 1st place this year in the shot put at the Al Mckee.
“It feels really good getting first,” said Wong. “ It took me 3 years to win, so it feels great bringing home the gold.”

Girls Track:
The girls track team got 3rd place at the Al Mckee invitational, and 6th place at the Mossyrock meet. Sophomore Rachel Knight, who placed 1st place in the 400 meter dash at the Mossyrock meet, said that she felt good about this year and how the season has started, and continues to focus on improving on her records. “Winning the race definitely builds a lot of confidence, but I try not to think of it as beating other people,” said Knight. “I am racing myself and the clock, trying to getting a new PR.”
“Overall , our girls did great,” said Knight. “We got a lot of PRs and ribbons on this trip, and I am very proud of how they did in the meets.”
Junior Ashley Cyr said that she was also proud of how the girls did, and plans to do better herself in the upcoming home meet. “I think that all of the girls the last two meets did amazing,” said Cyr. “ I think I’ll do better at our home meet because I’ve been able to train more this week.”
Last year in the Al Mckee meet, the girls and boys combined had 5 athletes that placed in the top 3. This year, the Kings improved to 20 athletes who placed in the top three.  The Kings next meet is at home on Friday and Saturday at Esther Shea Field.

Mossyrock meet:

Boys:
1. Toledo (145)
2. Kalama (132.5)
3. Ketchikan (127.5)

Girls: 1.
Kalama (132)
2. Toledo (91)
3. Wahkiakum (81)
6. Ketchikan (54)

Stevenson meet (Al Mckee invitational meet):


Boys: 1.
Ketchikan (135)
2. Stevenson (127)
3. Columbia (108)

Girls: 1.
Stevenson (155)
2. La Center (150)
3. Ketchikan (54)

Ketchikan Top 3 placers at Mossyrock:
100 meter: Ada Odden- 2nd place (13.96)
200 meter: Ada Odden- 2nd place (29.05)
400 meter: Rachel Knight- 1st place (1:07.24)
400 meter: Ivan Credito- 3rd place (57.00)
800 meter: Morgan Elerding- 3rd place (2:51.59)
1600 meter: Dwight King- 1st place (5:13.63)
1600 meter: Riley Viera- 2nd place (5:13.71)
1600 meter: Brent Capps- 3rd place (5:16.03)
3200 meter: Brent Capps- 2nd place (11:07.00)
3200 meter: Dwight King- 3rd place (11:24.85)
110m Hurdles: Christopher Carlson- 2nd place (18.28)
110m Hurdles: Ivers Credito- 3rd place (18.67)
300m Hurdles: Ivers Credito- 3rd place (46.49)
4×400 Relay: 1st place (3:55.35)
Shot Put: Brendan Wong- 2nd place (40-09.00)
Discus 1.6kg: Justice Yoder- 2nd place (104-04)
Triple Jump: Jordan Geary- 2nd place (34-02.00)
4×400 Relay: 1st place (4:41.79)

Ketchikan Top 3 placers at Stevenson:
100 meter: Ada Odden- 2nd place (14.07)
200 meter: Ada Odden- 2nd place (29.33)
400 meter: Rachel Knight- 2nd place (68.05)
800 meter: Jon Barron- 3rd place (2:33.67)
1600 meter: Brent Capps- 3rd place (5:04.18)
1600 meter: Ashley Cyr- 3rd place (6:14.15)
3200 meter: Brent Capps- 2nd place (10:51.85)
110m Hurdles 39”: Christopher Carlson- 2nd place (18.42)
110m Hurdles 39”: Ivers Credito – 3rd place (18.85)
300m Hurdles 36”: Ivers Credito- 2nd place (46.19)
300m Hurdles 36”: Christopher Carlson- 3rd place (46.51)
Girls: 4×100 Relay: 2nd place (58.49)
Girls: 4×400 Relay: 3rd place (4:48.28)
Boys: 4×100 relay: 2nd place- (50.50)
Boys: 4×400 Relay: 3rd place (4:00.25)
Shot Put 12lb: Brendan Wong- 1st place (42-08.50)
Shot Put 12lb: Justice Yoder- 3rd place (40-05.50)
Discus 1.6kg: Justice Yoder- 2nd place (113-07)
Discus 1.6kg: Brendan Wong- 3rd place (112-03)
High Jump: Hunter Mathews- 3rd place (5-04.00)

Softball Starts off Hot

The Lady Kings started off the 2019 season with a pair of wins in Las Vegas yesterday. Kayhi defeated two Nevada High Schools Foothill (9-4), and Pahrump (12-4).  “It sets the tone for the season,” sophomore Dyllan Borer said. “Last year we came to this tournament and rolled over, so winning the first two games is a confidence booster.”

Game 1
Kayhi lead at the end of the first, 1-0, on a Dyllan Borer RBI single to score Erika Rauwolf. In the seconds Grace Clark hit a one-out double, and then scored on an error. Foothill responded in the second with two walks and two hit-by-pitches, scoring one run. In the third, Foothill scored three runs on three hits and a walk. Kayhi responded with six runs of their own in the fourth inning, capped off by a Dyllan Borer homerun. The Lady Kings finished the game with nine base hits.

Stats
K. Hodges- 0-3 1 RBI
E. Rauwolf- 0-3, 2R
J. Schultz- 1-2, 1R
D. Borer- 2-4, HR
B. Gentry- 1-4
L. Guevarra- 1-2, 1R
M. Parker- 2-3, 1R
G. Clark- 1-2, 1R
J. Miller- 1-3, 1R

Game 2
Kayhi ended the first inning of game two up 1-0. Pahrump answered with a run of their own, and then Kayhi exploded for seven runs in the second inning to bring their lead to 8-1. The Lady Kings hit five consecutive singles in the third inning to push across four more runs, bringing their lead to 12-3. The game was called after three and a half innings due to time limit.

Stats
K. Hodges- 2-3, 2R
E. Rauwolf- 1-3, 2R
G. Clark- 2-2
D. Borer- 2-3, 2B
B. Gentry 2-2
L. Guevarra- 0-2
J. Schultz- 2-3
M. Parker- 0-0, 1R
J. Miller- 3-4

Softball opens season in LAS vEGAS

Cody Kemble
Staff writer

The Lady Kings softball team will play Foothill High School at 9 a.m. in the first round on Monday at the Spring Jamboree JV/Small School Varsity Tournament in Las Vegas. The first day of the tournament is a double header for the Lady Kings, who will play Pahrump (NV) High School at 11 a.m. Kayhi is in Pool A for the tournament.
On Tuesday Kayhi will play another double header and take on Silverado High School at 9 a.m. and Centennial High School at 11 a.m.
Wednesday will feature Pool A vs Pool B action, and Kayhi’s game schedule will depend on their seeding after four games.
“Getting in a couple games to see where we are as a team and get the chemistry going before our first conference games against Thunder Mountain, will be good for us,” Sophomore Dyllan Borer said.
Last season the Lady Kings went 0-4 in the tournament. Kayhi lost two seniors from last year’s team, and many of players have more experience now.
“I think that we are a stronger team at this point in the season compared to last year,” Borer said. “We’re hoping to come out with a couple wins and get into game mode.”

 

Different, but not really

Madison Rose
Staff Writer

Picture a 2013 Honda Odyssey EX-L minivan, and a Boeing 737 southwest airplane and try to compare the two as the same thing. One takes flight, while the other makes distance on land. Both require gas but different type of fuel. It’s kind of a big stretch since they are two completely different pieces of machinery, but at the same time they both resemblance transportation.  

Basketball and Choir can be looked at the same way as well, although they have nothing to do with each other. Any person can disagree and say that basketball is strictly a sport, but for me from many years of experience I know basketball entails a certain amount of creativity, a little free will, and a motive to inspire the effort.

Choir is similar in the aspect that it demands much practice and work. As a team player, you must participate and show up to each event. Because if one person is missing from their section or is off their game, then it disrupts the whole performance.

I find it interesting how few people attend choir concerts and festivals compared to basketball games and tournaments. Both represent the school and both invest in fundraising and competing. Yet there is still an abundance of support that is more preferred towards basketball and their success.

By being a participant in each activity I am able to see the differences in necessary work and of entertainment. I experience the same amount of stress, chaos and mental strain that takes all my capacity and time to dedicate myself to each show.

I am needed in particular areas to excel and do my job correctly, that way the art of performing doesn’t deteriorate and the people watching can enjoy themselves. To a certain extent we performers do it for ourselves, but also for the audience. We strive and prepare for the big moments in front of all the fans and enthusiasts.

As an individual I look at these two activities, that I admire deeply and realize the performing arts and sport should be appreciated, equally. If people were to watch the concerts as much as a games, they would soon understand the beauty of success and the grace needed to understand mistakes.

Unfortunately these thoughts in my head I must leave unfinished due to my Music Fest responsibilities.

It’s game time, I mean, the show must go on.   

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