Weekend Sports Preview

Girls Soccer

The Lady Kings soccer team (3-9-1) play their last regular season games this weekend against Thunder Mountain at Esther Shea Field. The Lady Kings will take on the Falcons tonight at 5 p.m. Kayhi will be honoring eight seniors on Saturday at 5 p.m.
The Lady Kings are 0-2 against Thunder Mountain this season.
Senior captain Olivia Kinunen said their record against the Falcons has given the team motivation.
“We are pretty even with TM so it’s nice to be able to potentially get a win for the last games of my high school career,” said Kinunen. “We aren’t relying on that though, and we’re going to work hard like we do when we play JD.”
Kinunen said senior recognition will be a very emotional night for her.
“My dad has been my coach and mentor ever since I was little,” said Kinnunen. “I just want to make the most out of these last games and make him proud.”

Friday
Varsity: 5 p.m.
Jv: 1 p.m.  

Saturday
Varsity: 5 p.m.
Jv: 1 p.m.

 Boys Soccer

Boys Soccer will play their last games this year against JD at home. If Kayhi were to upset JD this weekend, they would not be able to travel to the state tournament for the first time in history. Junior Sullivan Schulz and the rest of the team plan to do just this.
“We plan to score goals, thats all weve been practicing all week,” said Schulz. “We would love to send JD home empty handed.”
The kings will kick off at 7 pm.

Track

Kayhi track will defend their region title this weekend against Juneau TM and the rest of the southeast teams today and tomorrow. Events will start at 10 a.m. This meet will determine who goes to the state tournament. Placing top 3 in an event will punch your ticket to Anchorage. Senior Crist Carlson ( former 110m hurdle champion) said that he can defend his title, and that the team can come out on top again if they battle.
“I think I have a very good chance at winning regions in the 100m again,” said Carlson. “Its gonna be a hard fought battle this weekend, but I believe our boys can come out on top again. It’s just going to be extremely close because its so competitive this year.”
Senior Brendan Wong, a defending shot put region champion, said that the team has the tools necessary to pull off another win as long as everyone pulls their weight.
“We have the talent, we just need to execute,” said Wong. “I expect our to do good if everyone does their part.”
Senior Ivers Credito took 1st place last year in the 300m hurdles.  He plans to just plain outwork his opponents.
“Im just going to go out there and give 110% in every race and try and improve,” said Credito. “There are a lot of other athletes that are running well this year, but I think I can beat them.”
Sophomore Rachel Knight, who qualified for state in the 400m dash last year, said she might not be able to qualify again but shes going to give it her all.
“This year my chances for state are very low,” said Knight. “You won’t always make it, but you can give it your all.”
Knight said that the girls team will have a difficult time because their team is much smaller than TM or JD’s.
“I do believe that we can beat our scores last year, however our girls compared to TM and JD are very low.”

Friday event times:
10:00 am- Field events
12:30 pm- Shot put/triple jump
3:00 pm- Running events

Saturday event times:
8:30 am- Field events
11:00 am- Running events

Softball

The Lady Kings host the Sitka Wolves this weekend at home. Kayhi and Sitka split in their last matchup. The games will be tonight at 6 p.m. and Saturday at 12 p.m. Saturday will be senior night.
“This weekend will definitely be weird,” senior Jenna Miller said. “I’ve been playing on this field for 12 years now, and I only have three more games left. It’ll be sad but I think this weekend is going to make me appreciate the game and community more than I have in the past.  

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