Lady Kings have their first home games of the season Saturday against Juneau-Douglas.This weekend the Kayhi Lady Kings will have their full varsity team.
Senior Kreylynn Johnson said she is looking forward to getting back on the court.
“I’m really excited,” she said. “Havalah and I didn’t play last weekend so I’m excited to play with our full team.”
Last time Kayhi played JDHS in the Jamboree Tournament, the Lady Kings lost.
C Team – 10:30am & 4:30pm
JV – 12pm & 6pm
Varsity – 2pm & 8pm
The Kings (2-1) are traveling to Thunder Mountain (2-1). The Kings are coming off a 25-22 2OT loss to the JD Bears Last week. The Falcons are returning to their home field after a 23-12 loss to Kenai.
Kayhi Kings wide receiver Kody Malouf said he is looking forward to getting back on the field after last week’s defeat.
“That tough loss is all we need to motivate us for this game,” he said. “If we need any more motivation then we shouldn’t play football.”
This non-conference game will be the first of two meetings for the teams.
They will play their conference game at home on Septem ber 23rd.
Kick off is at 7 p.m.
Swim and Dive
Kayhi Swim and Dive team is opening its season today against Thunder Mountain.
“I think we will do very good this weekend,” said coach Patrick Burda. “We will have a few people sitting out this meet due to not enough practices, but it’s going to be a very intimate meet just having Thunder Mountain here this weekend, so our kids will have a lot of fun this weekend.”
There are 22 kids on the team this year, and over half are underclassmen and first time swimmers.
Coach Burda said he has high hopes for his young team.
“Performance wise I am expecting just about as well as we did last year, but I think we are going to have a much more positive track as we go along,” he said.
Girls team captain Angie Gomez is not feeling pressure from this meet.
“This meet will be more of like a time trial, but I think it will still be fun”.
Now that diving has more than one athlete in the region, divers are feeling the pressure to win.
“I feel I have not filled my full potential yet,” said boys co-team captain Kegan Rhein . “I believe I will still have a good meet.” Last year Kegan was the only diver in Southeast Alaska and did not face any other competition until the State tournament, where he took sixth place.
Kayhi Swim and Dive will have their events at Ketchikan Gateway Aquatic Center and will begin at 6 p.m. Friday and noon on Saturday.
Kayhi will be racing in Petersburg Saturday. Girls race at 9:30 a.m. and boys at 10:30 a.m. Petersburg will host Kayhi, Haines, Hydaburg, Thunder Mountain, Sitka, and Wrangell.