Kings both earn top seeds

Senior Alex Pihl drives past a Juneau defender in Kayhi's 56-51 win Saturday.
Senior Alex Pihl drives past a Juneau defender in Kayhi’s 56-51 win Saturday. JADE HODNE

Staff Reports

The Kayhi boys basketball team completed a weekend sweep of Juneau Douglas with a 56-51 win on Senior Night to earn the top seed at the Region V Tournament.
The boys won 46-44 Friday.
The Lady Kings took care of business as well, but needed double-overtime to put away Thunder Mountain 59-54 on the road Friday night. The girls finished with a perfect 8-0 conference record.

Seeds on the line as Kayhi battles Bears

By Leif Svenson
Staff Writer

The Lady Kings faced off against Juneau last night getting a big 60-30 win to get back on track from last weekends loss. Junior Eliah Anderson and sophomore AJ Dela Cruz both lead the way for Kayhi with 19 and 11 points respectively.
They will face off again tonight in Juneau.
Tonight and tomorrow night the boys will be facing the Bears too at the Clarke Cochrane Gymnasium at 7 pm. If Kayhi sweeps this weekend they will have a southeast record of 6-2 and a guaranteed 1st seed at regions. The games should be tough for Kayhi though, as they split games last time they met with a 72-59 win and a 61-47 loss in January. 

Opinion: Contemplating the universe and baptizing martians

By Connor Bird
Staff Writer

Last year, Pope Francis said he would baptize martians, because the doors of Catholicism are open to everyone! Though there are many skeptics, when it comes down to the belief in other intelligent life, at least he’s embracing the idea, right?
Maybe had the martians (from Mars Attacks) been baptized, Slim Whitman’s “Indian Love Song” wouldn’t have had to be used to explode their heads in the end.
Tim Burton movies aside, we all know the stories of martians, because movies about aliens are everywhere – from Will Smith and Jeff Goldbloom defeating aliens with computer software to microorganisms defeating the tripod antagonists in War of the Worlds, the question of, “Are we alone,” will not go away. I don’t know about you, but I don’t believe we are.
Now we don’t have any widely accepted proof by our society, mainly just stories, accounts, and theories. Many are dismissed, but the entirety of space is so massive – beyond all fathomability- and even farther than that. Our own Milky Way galaxy is a spec of dust compared to some other, more distant parts of the universe.
First of all, within our own Sun, we can fit 1.3 million planets the size of Earth. Makes us seem pretty small right? Well that’s not it, according to Buzzfeed.com, Arcturus, a sun 37 light years from earth (one light year being equal to about 6 trillion miles) can contain around 26 of our Suns. That means that Arcturus could fit 33.8 million Earths!
On top of that, another sun called Antares, could hold 883 of our Suns, meaning at least 1.5 billion Earths could fit within it. Following behind Antares is a star known as a hypergiant, “VY Canis Majoris,” and it could hold 2,000 Suns, and a massive 2.6 billion planet Earths!
Now those are some big stars, but it’s nothing compared to the size of our Galaxy.
The Sun is around 1.4 million km wide, pretty big in comparison to Earth’s width, at slightly over 12,000 km. But the Milky Way Galaxy is 100,000 light years across, or 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 kilometers! (That’s 1 sextillion.)
But our galaxy seems pretty tiny compared to the Galaxy known as IC 1011, whose diameter is 6 million light years across, which is sixty times greater than the Milky Way’s diameter! Just think of all that could be in there.
Speaking of Galaxies, the Hubble Telescope has taken pictures of thousands of galaxies! Each galaxy contains billions of stars; each star is orbited by its own planets. The universe is estimated to contain 50 billion galaxies at least, and our universes are theorized to be infinite.
It just seems ignorant to think that we are alone and consciousness only exists on one planet.
Are we really the only intelligent life there has ever been?
After a looking at the entirety of space, I would say maybe we’re not.
There are many other things happening on our own planet Earth that make one wonder.
For example, if you just look around the internet for the Pleiadians (Nordic aliens) you will find that many people are “aware” of them, and attempting to communicate with them. Yes it could be a hoax, but through a method called channeling, certain people claim they come from a star cluster called Pleiades. And they aren’t the only ones. People have claimed to have come into contact with those from Andromeda – another distant galaxy.
That specific example could all be fake and phony; that I understand. But everything from mythology to religion has been asking the questions of how we got here, are there other people out there, and under what circumstances will we ever meet; if in fact we do.
It’s normal to question how and why things are the way they are. It’s reasonable to look at the night sky, and doubt our loneliness in the universe.
In the meantime we’ve got Hollywood.

Girls split with Mt. Edgecumbe

Senior Felicia Ruaro and the Lady Kings wore pink uniforms in Friday night's Pink Game to promote cancer awareness.
Senior Felicia Ruaro and the Lady Kings wore pink uniforms in Friday night’s Pink Game to promote cancer awareness.                                                                                                        JADE HODNE

By Leif Svenson
Staff Writer

The Lady Kings were victorious on Pink Night 47-38 but were unsuccessful on Senior Night losing 53-48 this weekend against the Lady Braves.
Pink Night wasn’t pretty, but Ketchikan earned a win in an ugly turnover-filled game. Junior Eliah Anderson led Kayhi in their victory scoring six of her team-high 18 points in the first quarter.
Mt. Edgecumbe was led by senior Taryln White’s 25 points.
Senior Night had a similar storyline but this time Kayhi couldn’t pull out a win. Anderson was benched for most of the second half after scoring all of her 17 points in the first half. The Lady Kings were down in the second quarter but went on a 9-0 run to go up 34-29 at the half. Kayhi wasn’t able to keep the lead and the Lady Braves came away with the 5-point win.

Sonja Christensen, Felicia Rauro, and Tabitha Gordanier were honored during Senior Night for playing in their last season home games.

Boys sweep Braves

Junior Nathan Bonck scores a layup in a win over Mt. Edgecumbe.
Junior Nathan Bonck scores a layup in a win over Mt. Edgecumbe.                             JADE HODNE

By Jake Stout
Sports Editor

The Kayhi boy’s basketball team swept the Mt. Edgecumbe Braves over the weekend.
On Saturday, the Kings (13-9) led by 26 entering the 4th quarter on their way to a 58-45 win.
Mt. Edgecumbe managed to stay closer on Friday, but the Kings prevailed 57-50.

Kayhi hoops host Mt. Edgecombe

Kayhi boys and girls will be in action this weekend.
Kayhi boys and girls will be in action this weekend.                                                              JADE HODNE

Leif Svenson
Staff Writer

Both Kayhi boys and girls will be in action this weekend against Mt. Edgecombe. The Lady Kings will have the main event Friday night at 8 pm (JV at 6 pm) in the Pink Night for Breast Cancer Awareness. The Lady Kings have been selling Pink Night shirts and will tip-off the game with a traditional pink ball.
The boy’s JV will be playing Mt. Edgecombe at 2 pm, varsity at 4 pm in the Clarke Cochrane gym.
Saturday is Senior Night for the Lady Kings. Varsity tip-off is at 7:30 pm and JV at 3 pm.
The boy’s JV game will start at 1 pm and the varsity boy’s game will begin at 5 pm.