The Kings went 1-2 in conference games against Sitka over the weekend. Kayhi lost 6-3 Friday in the first game. Senior Nate Fousel and junior Spencer Erickson combined to give up six runs in the final loss 6-1, and senior Nathan Bonck hit a triple to the fence that sent senior Jacob Shay home. Nathan Bonck also led the team to a conference win behind the mound on Saturday (3-2). The Kings are now 7-2 in conference games, and 9-4 overall.
The Kayhi boys soccer team was swept by Juneau Douglas this weekend. Friday’s finals score was 6-0, and Saturday’s game had a final score of 5-0. The Kings had an outside chance to qualify for state, but these losses ended that. The final games of the King’s season will be next weekend against Thunder Mountain.
The Kayhi girls soccer team was swept by the Juneau Douglas Crimson Bears at home this weekend for their final games of the season. Friday’s game had an ending score of 3-0, and Saturday’s game ended 3-1, with Kayhi’s senior Jenny Hu scoring the only goal.
Senior night ceremonies were held before Saturday’s game. There were five seniors on the girls soccer team: Sarah Cool, Oakley McLaren, Jenny Hu, Charley Edwardson, and Nedalyn Gonzales.
Three of the five seniors will be pursuing careers in physical therapy, Cool, Hu, and Gonzales, each at different schools. Cool will be attending Whitworth University in Spokane, WA and will most likely be playing soccer as well. Hu will be at Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ, and Gonzales will be at Western Oregon University in Monmouth, OR.
McLaren will be attending Dixie State University in St. George, UT where she will be pursuing dental hygiene.
Edwardson will be attending Everett Community College to pursue sociology and play basketball.
The Kayhi Lady Kings (6-10, 5-5) went 1-2 over the weekend against Thunder Mountain. They won the first game 5-1 off of a strong pitching performance from senior Kaileigh Krosse. Saturday was a different story. In the first game after being tied 1-1, the Lady Falcons ran away with both games, 10-2 and 12-4 respectively. The Lady Kings are off until May 27 against the Sitka Lady Wolves.
Kayhi track had a mixed middle school, and high school meet this weekend. Along with the high school teams of Petersburg, Sitka, and Thorne Bay, the middle schools of Blatchley in Sitka and Mitkof in Petersburg brought kids to compete. Kayhi had six first place finishers. This was the last home meet for seniors Bernadette Franulovich, Brian McClennan, and Sage Acteson. All three of the seniors finished first in at least one of their events.
Schoenbar Middle School also competed. Ten kids from Schoenbar ran, jumped, or threw this weekend.
“It’s good at this age for these kids to see that it takes hard work to be successful,” Schoenbar Activities Director Kelly Smith said. “They got to watch and compete against some really good runners, this should get them excited for the future.”
This track meet was also good for the Kayhi athletes.
“Having the middle schoolers there was fun and different,” sophomore Joey Rhoads said. “They got to work on what they needed to improve on, along with helping us improve on our skills while teaching them.”
Kayhi’s next meet is the Region V Track Meet in Juneau on May 20-21.
Joey Rhoads, 1st in discus
Brian McClennan, 1st in shot put
Bernadette Franulovich, 1st in 100m, 2nd in 200m
Galat Tut, 1st in 200m, and 400m
Sage Acteson, 1st in high jump
Erika Rodanhisler, 1st in 400m, and 800m
Girls 4X400m, Bernadette Franulovich, Erika Rodanhisler, Desiree De Mello, Kaia Michalsen, 1st
Sylvan Blankenship, 3rd in 3200m