By Leif Svenson
After taking two of three from Juneau last weekend, the Lady Kings beat Sitka 7-3 at home last night to qualify for the state tournament in Anchorage on June 4th.
Junior Lexi Biggerstaff said the team’s strong mindset and group effort led to the win.
“We didn’t have much of a game plan, but a mind set we are in,” she said. “We all worked really well together, no one did anything special. We all contributed to the win.”
Kayhi has split both games against every conference team this season and will play Sitka again tonight.
Ketchikan’s baseball team won its last regular season games against Petersburg last weekend at home 10-0, 17-0, and 5-1.
The Kings will be in Juneau for regions this weekend and will need to place at least second to be able to make the trip to state on June 4th.
The Kayhi boys soccer team wrapped up its season after a loss to the Juneau Bears at home on Friday 3-0 and Saturday 5-0.
Kayhi’s track and field team placed second overall at regions last weekend behind the Thunder Mountain Falcons qualifying plenty of athletes. The girls 4×400 and 4×800 team placed 1st while the boys 4×100 and 4×400 team also placed 1st.
State qualifiers: Connor Hicks 1st 100m in 11.18s and 1st 200m, Theopolis McBrunette 3rd 100m, Chris llanos 1st 800m and 1st 400m, Nahoni Davis 2nd 200m 2nd Triple Jump, Kaia Michalson 2nd Long Jump 3rd Triple Jump, Ricky Credito 1st 110 Hurdles 2nd 300m, Bernadette Franulavich 1st 100m and 1st 200m, Erica Rodenhisler 1st 400m and 1st 1600.
By Cheyenne Mathews
Editor in Chief
This weekend 127 students graduated from Ketchikan High School. An additional nine students from Revilla High School and Fast Track also graduated on Sunday. Kayhi counselor Robert McClory said the 2015 class was one of the brightest in years.
“One of the nicest, sharpest classes we’ve had in years,” said McClory. “We didn’t have one senior fail to graduate on time. A lot of smart kids in there.”
The 2015 graduating class was offered $6.8 million in college granted and local scholarships – $3.6 million was accepted. Of that sum $200,000 were local scholarships.
Senior advisor and English teacher Rebecca Bowlen said the senior officers and the class of 2015 were an easy going and helpful class.
“The senior officers were extremely organized and easy to work with,” said Bowlen. “Senior carnival was a breeze. Prom was a breeze. Overall, they were an easy and cooperative class.”
Kayhi’s Valedictorian was J.D Langert and the Salutatorian was Gwen Ranniger. Both have a 4.0 GPA.
The Kayhi boys soccer team is playing its last games of the season Thursday and Friday against the Juneau Douglas Bears at the Fawn Mountain Field. The boys lost to the Bears last weekend 7-0 and 2-1 in Juneau. On both nights, the JV and varsity matches will be at 5 and 7pm.
The Kayhi Kings baseball team will be at home this weekend hosting the Petersburg Vikings for the their last regular season games before they enter the post-season. Friday’s game starts at 4 p.m. and first pitch is at 3 and 6 p.m. on Saturday. Next weekend the Kings will be in Juneau for regions.
The Lady Kings softball team is playing in Juneau May 22-23. They will need a win in Juneau and a win next weekend against Sitka to secure a spot in the State Tournament on June 4th at Anchorage.
The Track and Field team will be competing at regions in Juneau Friday and Saturday. The state meet in Anchorage begins May 29th.
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The Juneau Douglas Crimson Bears boys soccer team handed the Ketchikan Kings their first two conference losses in Juneau May 8th 7-0 and 9th 2-1.
The Kings gave the Bears two goals on Friday from penalty kicks due to sloppy plays. The Kings lacked intensity on both sides of the ball, but adjusted. The Kings tweaked their formation a little by adding a defensive mid to pressure the ball. Going into the second game the Kings needed to give the Bears less space, maintain position and minimize mistakes, they did just that. The Kings only let 2 goals on Saturday. The Kings defence and goalkeeper junior Brennen Schulz played a major role in the Bears decrease in scoring. Schulz made over 10 saves on goal. The boys even put in one goal in the second half. Sophomore Radek Radzilowski tapped in a goal from a pass by junior Leif Svenson to make the score 2-1. This is the closest the Kings have come to defeating the Bears in 4 years. The boys will be playing Juneau in Ketchikan on May 22 and 23.