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Explore Night Returns to Kayhi

Largim Zhuta
Staff Writer

Kayhi students and parents will have an opportunity to learn how to apply and prepare for college tonight at Kayhi’s annual Explore Night from 5:00 – 8:15 p.m. Explore Night consists of workshops that specify in teaching students about a certain area of the college application process.
There are 10 workshops that will be available: Applications, Admissions, and the Selection Process, How to Survive College without Going Broke, Quality Educational Opportunities in Alaska, Preparing a Winning Scholarship Application, Application Essays, Finding the Right College, Making the Most of Your School Visit, Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE), Organizing your Senior Portfolio, and Are you Ready for Tomorrow’s (Today’s) World?.
Admissions representatives are leading the workshops. Explore Night will take place in Kayhi’s science wing.

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Kayhi Football Goes to Juneau

Ketchikan (0-6) will be traveling to Thunder Mountain (4-1) tomorrow, at 6 p.m. Last year at Thunder Mountain, the game never got completed due to Kayhi forfeiting. This time they are looking to change that. Junior Offensive Linemen Rhett Crowder, is excited about the upcoming game and believes that they have a chance of getting the win with some new ideas the team has.
“A lot of people are excited about it because they beat us recently, and I feel like we could win if we put in the effort,” said Crowder. “We have been working on defensive and offensive lines. Last game the offensive line wasn’t holding up good enough for the quarterback to have time to make a pass, and that is where we lost yardage.”

Kayhi Football Hosts JD

Kayhi Kings (0-5) will face Juneau-Douglas (2-2) tonight at 6:00 p.m. at Esther Shea Field. After Kayhi lost against Thunder Mountain 42-9 last weekend, they are looking to redeem themselves. This will be Kayhi’s second chance to  defeat Juneau.
Tight end Brandon Weiber believes this is their biggest chance for a W. They’re going to do all they can to get a win.
“It’s definitely a big game. Probably the best chance and last to be able to beat them so we’re praying and hoping for the best,” said Weiber. “We’re gonna use some new plays. Move the ball around more. Give it to the people open and switch it up from pass to run to pass to run.”

Kayhi Cross Country Travels to Sitka

The Kayhi Kings cross country team continues their season in Sitka this weekend. Both boys and girls will compete in their last race before regions on Saturday morning. Last weekend the boys took 3rd and the girls placed 4th. Senior Max Collins is looking forward to competing this weekend.
“We as a team are super excited for this race,” said Collins.“This is our last weekend before regions, so it’s super important to be focused to qualify. Our team has been dropping time like crazy, and hopefully we compete with Juneau this meet.”

Kayhi Swimming Host Only Home Meet

The Kayhi swim team is hosting its only home meet of the season this weekend, starting today at 4:45 p.m. and 10:45 a.m. on Saturday at the KGB Aquatic Center. Kayhi junior Jaret Warstler has taken on leadership responsibility.
“It’s kind of weird to have only one senior on the team, because I’ve been used to having four or five seniors to be able to to look up to and follow while they lead,” said Warstler. “Now that we have a lot more juniors on the team, we have to be leaders to the underclassmen.”
With a 1:03 in the 100 yard Butterfly, Jaret Warstler is looking to get under a minute and beat Sitka junior JD Gagner who has a 1:01. Junior Maury Meiresonne went to state in the 500 yard Freestyle and is hoping to go again. Junior state qualifier Jessilyn Sivertsen is looking to improve her scores so she can get higher than 5th place at state this year.