Kayhi baseball finishes its last series of games against Juneau Douglas, JV won both games this weekend on Friday 10-2 and Saturday 11-1. Varsity lost Friday’s game 4-2 and split Saturday’s doubleheader losing 11-2 and winning 3-1.The Kings will head off to Regions in Petersburg this Wednesday.
Kayhi Kings soccer out scored Thunder Mountain 12-0 at home this weekend at the season finale. Friday’s game ended 5-0 with Rudy Pankow providing two goals as well as Mikey Gaugler, Izaak Jensen, and Brennen Schulz contributing to the goal pool. Before the game Saturday, it was the senior night ceremony. The seniors this year are Kenny Johnson, Gaugler, Pankow, Sam Weston, Chance Rhein, Shulz, Logan Baxstrom, Alec Miller, and Daniel Dela Pointe.
“I have watched this class play and work together through the years. It will be hard to see them go,” said Coach Dave Mitchel. After the ceremony the game took place and the Kings scored in the first five minutes. Henning Pankow scored first for the Kings and then his brother Rudy Pankow scored after that. Kenny Johnson scored twice, as well as Sam Weston, Mikey Gaugler, and Mark Jasper to make Saturday’s ending score 7-0.
Kayhi boys and girls track took second in team scores at regions last weekend. Kayhi will be sending eight athletes to state, five girls and three boys. Bernadette Franulovich, Erika Rodanhisler, Kaia Michalsen, Desiree De Melo, and Tori Seley qualified for the girls. Galat Tut, Joey Rhoads, and Trevor Ortiz qualified for the boys. Franulovich has won the 100m and 200m four years in a row, and Rodanhisler has won the 400m two years in a row. This will also be a first time state appearance for Tut, Rhoads, Ortiz, and Seley.
“Being successful and winning hasn’t pushed me nearly as much as just enjoying my last year racing these girls,” sophomore Rodanhisler said. “I’ve been mostly focused on having fun but nerves have still gotten to me a lot. Going out there and having everyone watch you and screaming at you can make you really nervous even if you aren’t out there to win.”
Kayhi will travel the eight kids to Dimond High School in Anchorage this weekend for the 4A State Championships. For seniors Franulovich and Michalsen, this will be their final meet wearing the Kayhi maroon.