Kayhi Track will be competing in the Juneau Invitational at Thunder Mountain High School this weekend. This is Kayhi’s biggest meet of the season, as it will determine who qualifies for the Region V Meet taking place in Juneau later in the month (May 18th-19th). Eleven southeast teams will be attending the meet this weekend to compete for qualification. First year Kayhi Track member Shirlie White is focused on improving her events to make the cut for the Region V Meet.
“I’m hoping that I will do better at this meet than the last meet we had,” said White. “I have my mind set on PR’ing this weekend so I can qualify for regions.”
The events will begin at 3 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. on Saturday.
Teams Attending: Gustavus, Haines, JD, Ketchikan, Sitka, Klukwan, Petersburg, Skagway, Thorne Bay, Thunder Mountain, and Yakutat
The Kayhi Lady Kings softball team (0-5, 1-3) is heading into their third conference weekend, facing of against the Thunder Mountain Lady Falcons (4-0) tonight with JV at 3:00, and varsity at 6:00. Tomorrow, the Lady Kings will start off with JV at 9:00 a.m., and varsity at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. In between the varsity games will be the senior recognition, taking a look at seniors Molly Murdock, Alex Boegler, and Manager Shelby Lewis. Kayhi senior Alex Boegler said that defense is key in these conference match-ups.
“We really need to utilize our defensive skills,” said Boegler. “Since we’re home, we start on defense, so it’s really important that we don’t let up any easy runs. We really need to get the bats going early.”
The Kings will take on Thunder Mountain (0-1) to open up the the home schedule this weekend. Friday, Kayhi will play at 7 p.m. and Saturday a double header 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Kayhi defeated the Falcons earlier this year in a pre-season game 10-0. Senior Gabe Bowlen said the Kings need to keep a good mentality.
“Last year we got knocked out by Thunder Mountain in the region tournament. This year during pre-season we ten run ruled them,” said Bowlen. “If we go into this weekend with the same mentality that we went in when we played Sitka, we’ll definitely do the same thing.”