Clarke Cochrane Day 1 Recap

Kayhi’s JV girls team fell to Petersburg 50-20 in the first game of the Clarke Cochrane Christmas Classic, but the varsity girls and boys varsity both topped Metlakatla later in the day. The girls won 54-18, and the boys 71-42. Eliah Anderson was the top scorer with 13 points. Matthew Standley led the boys with 16 points.
Kayhi’s boys varsity team finished the game with eleven 3-pointers.

Other game results:

Girls:

Palmer 61
Craig 18

Oroville 32
Hutchison 22

Boys:

Marshfield 72
Hutchison 31

Auburn Mountainview 53
Petersburg 34

East Anchorage 84
Scappoose 72

Opening weekend for basketball

By Bernie Franulovich
Staff Writer

The girls and boys basketball teams will be playing on Friday and Saturday night. The girls team will be playing Colony at 5:30, and the boys team will be playing Chugiak at 7:15 both nights. Last year the Lady Kings played Colony  Feb. 2015, when they lost by only 6 points. They played them again at  State and lost 53-48 in overtime. Senior Eliah Anderson says that they have a good chance at beating them this weekend.
“I think that it’ll be a good game, and we’re definitely looking to come out on top. Last year we had three really close games that we lost, so we have a history with this team”
Another factor, according to Anderson, is the seniors that graduated from Colony last year.
“I believe they lost about four seniors, one really good one named Faith Ferris who basically took control of all the games we played against them last year.”
The boys have never played Chugiak before, and according to Jake Smith, they have a pretty young team.
“We never played Chugiak last year because they weren’t too good, and they didn’t go to state. They had a relatively young team, but they’ve improved a lot this year.”

Wrestling takes first at Regions

By Althea Santos
Staff Writer

Kayhi wrestling took first place 12 times at Regions last weekend. Students who placed first were sophomore Payton Stewart in the 98 pound weight class, freshman Brayden Linne (106), sophomore Vince Tenebro (116), freshman Shawn Tavares (120), sophomore Kadin Hodges (126), sophomore Max Collins (138), senior Trevor Wutzke (145), junior Gerik Sherrill (160), sophomore Micah Eichner (182), senior Nate Fousel (195) and senior Brian McClennan (285).
Coach Rick Collins is impressed by the performance at Regions.
“This is the most we have had in the Region V Tournament,” said Collins. “It has actually beat the record of students winning regions in this school, and we took first for the eighth consecutive time so I’m pretty proud of this team.”
The team will head to state this weekend.

DDF has seven finish in top two

By Bernie Franulovich
Staff Writer

The Kayhi Drama, Debate, and Forensics team had one first place finish, and six second place finishers this weekend.
Senior Cheyenne Mathews was the lone first place finisher with her win in speaker points (best overall in debate). Mathews also placed second in Extemporaneous Speaking and Original Oratory. In Public Forum Debate, the team of Audrey Kistler and Mathews took second, with Luke Dossett and Kaileigh Krosse in third.
The team of Piper Cooper and Thomas Brooks placed second in Duo Interpretation. Dossett placed second in Expository Speaking, with Krosse in fifth. In Extemporaneous Speaking Bella Posey placed fourth, Kistler fifth, and Cooper seventh. Kistler also placed fourth in Original Oratory. In Solo Acting Arick Mattson placed fourth.
The next DDF meet is going to be Jan. 15 and 16  in Juneau.

Meet the Kings this Friday

By Bernie Franulovich
Staff Writer

Friday Dec. 11 Meet the Kings will take place in the Kayhi main gym. The junior varsity girls team will play at 6:00, the JV boys will play at 6:30, the varsity girls will play at 7:00, and the varsity boys will play at 7:45. There will be a Philadelphia cheesesteak dinner fundraiser for the boys team at 5:30 in the Kayhi Commons. Tickets are $10 for individuals and $40 for a group of five. The Kayhi Cheer Team and Dance Team will also have appearances at the event.

Debate at home

By Bernie Franulovich
Staff Writer

This weekend, the Kayhi Debate, Drama, and Forensics team will host its first and only home meet for this year. The meet starts Friday after school at 3:30 and ends Saturday night with final debates and command performances. The team has participated in two other meets this year in Sitka and Haines. In Haines, Kayhi DDF had four first place finishes, Luke Dosset in Expository Speaking, Cheyenne Mathews in Original Oratory and Speaker Points, and Audrey Kistler in Extemporaneous Speaking. In Sitka, there were three first place finishes: Bella Posey and David Willson in Public Forum Debate, Audrey Kistler in Extemporaneous Speaking, and the team of Piper Cooper and Kistler in Spar Debate. Senior Cheyenne Mathews, who has participated in debate for three years, is excited for her last home meet.
“I’ve been in the final debate both of my years at the home meet, so my senior year I would like to continue that trend and be in the final debate. Sophomore year it was an exibition debate, and last year Audrey and I won the meet, so there’s a lot of pressure to win again this year.”

 

ACDC takes 3rd at home meet

By Bernie Franulovich
Staff Writer

Last weekend the Academic Decathlon team competed at the only home meet of the year. The Juneau Douglas, Metlakatla, and Craig teams all traveled to Ketchikan for the meet. Kayhi had four decathletes in the overall rankings: Liz Vossen 3rd, Lora Starr 4th, Max Varela 7th, and Sage Acteson 9th. Vossen took 1st in interview, and Acteson placed 1st in science and math.
Their next meet is in Craig Jan. 8th and 9th.
 “[The meet was] a real learning experience for all the new members of ACDC,” said Acteson on his first meet. “I feel like it really prepared the team for our next meet, and I had a lot of fun.”