For the 5th straight season, the Kayhi Lady Kings claimed the Region V championship. It took the Lady Kings five games in five days last season, but the road to the title was much more efficient this time around as the the Lady Kings beat Juneau Wednesday and again Friday.
The boys were not as fortunate and suffered a repeat of last season – back to back losses to Juneau-Douglas.
The Kings had two players qualify for All-State: Marcus Lee qualified for First Team, and Chris Lee qualified for Third Team. Brittany Slick was named to the Third Team.
The Lady Kings finished No. 6 in the last WPI rankings but switched with Chugiak so that Chugiak would not have to play a conference foe in the first round of the state tournament. That means Kayhi will take on No. 2 East Anchorage rather than 2-time defending champion Wasilla in the opening round.
East was No. 2 in 2015 when Kayhi upset the T-birds on a buzzer-beater by Eliah Anderson in double-overtime to open the state tournament.