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Mid-May Madness

Tarrant Sasser
Staff Writer

The chaos of mid-May is upon us at Kayhi.
From now until May 30th, Kayhi will have traveling sports teams, multiple senior events, and finals.
Seniors should be ready to expect a skip day at any time from now until the last day of school.
“Everyone should have a change of clothes and a towel in their locker or car for skip day,” said Principal Bob Marshall.  
Class of 2019’s last day of school will be on Friday, May 24th.
“Seniors will have their paper toss after their last full day of school on Thursday, then on Friday they will come back for a half day to check out,” said Marshall
Graduation will be held on Sunday, May 26th at 4 p.m. The senior graduation will come with some with some changes this year. There will be a stage set in place at the end of the gym.
“At least one third of the people attending graduation could not see who was speaking, with this set up, the stage will be a focal point, and the whole gym can see who is talking and see each student receive their diploma,” said senior advisor Terri Whyte.
With the new stage plan in place, each student will have their diploma handed to them by the head of the school board instead of a teacher of their choice.
Whyte says that there is not an effective enough way to get teachers on and off the stage during the ceremony.
“It would be very chaotic, a large mess and we want the focus to be on the class of 2019 graduation. They’re positive changes that aide and honor graduation day.”

Important Dates
May 19th – Baccalaureate @2 p.m. / Senior tea @3:30 p.m
May 21st – Scholarship Assembly @5:30 p.m.
May 23rd – Class of 2019 paper toss
May 26th – Class of 2019 Graduation @ 4 p.m.
May 27th – Memorial Day – NO SCHOOL

Softball sweeps JD

Cody Kemble
Staff Writer

Kayhi Softball swept Juneau-Douglas this weekend at home. The Lady Kings dominated the bears winning 15-7 and 17-4. “We played well as a team and kept our heads high which is why we were so successful,” Senior Jenna Miller said. “If we keep playing like this, we should have no problem winning the rest of our games.”  

Game 1
Kayhi started the game hot, and had a 6-2 lead after two innings. They then tacked on three more runs in the third to extend their lead to 9-2. JDHS responded in the fourth inning with two runs of the own to cut the deficit to 9-4. Juneau then added two more unanswered runs in the fifth to closed the gap, and then scored another in the sixth to bring the score to 9-7. The Lady Kings then exploded for six runs in the sixth to extend their lead to 15-7, and then shut the door on JD to win it.

K. Hodges- 2-4, 4R
E. Rauwolf- 2-4, 3RBI
M. Parker- 0-2, 2BB
B. Gentry- 2-3, 2R
G. Clark- 2-3, 2R
J. Schultz- 1-3, 2RBI
L. Guevarra- 0-4, 3RBI
K. Bermudez- 2-4
D. Borer- 3-4, 2RBI

Game 2
The Lady Kings started the game on fire and scored 12 runs through the first two innings, and holding Juneau to three runs. Kayhi then scored five more runs in the third to take a commanding 17-3 lead. They held JD to one run in the top of the forth, and the game was called due to run differential. Kayhi won 17-4 in 3 ½ innings.

K. Hodges- 1-3, RBI
E. Rauwolf- 1-3
J. Miller- 1-3, RBI
G. Clark- 0-2, RBI
J. Schultz- 0-1
L. Guevarra- 2-2, 2R
K. Bermudez- 3-3, 5RBI
D. Borer- 1-2, 2RBI

Kayhi goes 2-1 against sitka

Cody Kemble
Staff Writer

I’ll never play another home game for Ketchikan High School. Us seniors went out on a good note with a 6-3 win over Sitka. I’m glad that we won our final home game, because there are many people who will never see us play baseball again. It’s crazy to think that it was my last game at Walker Field.
In the first game of Friday’s double header, we piled on five runs in the first inning and I felt like that really set the tone for the game. We scored again in 2nd inning, and then in the 4th, Brock scored on a wild pitch to extend to lead to 7-0. Sitka scored in the sixth, but by then it was too late for them and we won 9-2
Game two was a little different. We made some mistakes in the first inning and Sitka had a 2-0 lead. Sitka then added another run in the third to extend their lead to 3-0. Our next time up, Gavin stoked a 2 RBI double in the gap to make it 3-2. Sitka then scored three runs in the fifth to make their lead to 6-2. After a play at home where Gavin was called out trying to score, coach Dan was thrown out of the game arguing the call. Though we lost one our coaches, I felt like ejection sparked a rally for us. We scored two more runs in 6th, but we eventually lost 6-5.
Senior night started with senior recognition at 11:30, and the game at noon. We scored two runs in the second inning, and two more in the third. Liam threw a complete game, and had 0 earned runs. We won 6-3.

Staff Pick

Staff Pick 4/24
Prom is…

Cody Kemble: Prom is pretty fun and whatnot, but I’m not a huge fan. I think that prom for dudes, is something you do for your date and your parents. It really isn’t something I sit around and stress about. I don’t really care about it, but I’ll try my best to make it fun for everyone else.

Cristopher Carlson: Exciting but stressful.

Wyatt Barajas: Prom is fun but some parts are overrated. Getting dressed up and taking your woman out on the town for a night is fun. Dancing and hanging out with your classmates is a heck of a time. The overrated parts are the preparation, the getting fitted for a suit and deciding what to do for the night. These are things that no man honestly likes to do and it just tarnishes the experience. Decision making on nights like prom never go easy because of the stipulation that the night has to be perfect. But at the end of the night the good outweighs the bad.

Brendan Wong: Proms is arguably one of the most valued moments in high school. Most people look forward to it as a freshman. I was just never that person. To me, my most memorable time, is playing sports with my teammates. When I look back on high school, dances won’t be the thing I think about, the sports trips and games would be what I think and tell stories and talk about. Granted, prom is something special and I hope everybody gets that memorable time but it just is not for me and that is why I am choosing to go on a track trip instead of prom.

Jonathan Barron: Prom is supposed create memories that last forever and allow us to reflect on high school later in life, but I really don’t want one night to depict what I think about high school. I see girls spending several hundred dollars on a dress that they’ll only wear for one night, people making reservations to expensive restaurants, and spend a whole day getting ready for the event and to me the whole investment in prom is just absolutely ridiculous. I ordered my suit off amazon for a cheap $70, I did not make any special dinner reservations, and I am not spending a huge amount of time to ready myself all because I simply don’t care.

Weekend sports preview

Girls Soccer

The Lady Kings (0-4-1) host Soldotna High School Thursday at 5:00 p.m. at Esther Shea Field.  This will be the 3rd time the Lady Kings have faced Sohi in the past two years (0-2). Senior Captain Ezrie Anderson is feeling very confident and prepared for tomorrows game.
“We can’t expect the game to go our way but I know that if we work hard and play together we have a good chance to win” said Anderson.
Anderson also spoke on how the offense has been practicing a lot preparing for the upcoming game. “Our offense has really improved and I’m excited to see what happens tomorrow,” said Anderson. “The team just needs to go out and leave it all on the field”.

Track & Field

Kayhi’s track & field team will compete in Sitka’s annual invitational meet over the weekend. Due to prom, many seniors will be staying behind, and will not attend this meet.
Top runner for the Kayhi girls team, “Sitka particularly isn’t my favorite trip because of their dirt track, but that isn’t going to stop us this weekend. Our plan is to go score as many points as possible.” sophomore Rachel Knight said.
Freshman runner Brent Capps is excited for his weekend in Sitka. “It’s going to be good for us to go to a meet without our captains. We’re going to get to experience being on our own more and it will be a good change of pace with regions soon approaching.”
The meet will start at 1 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m on Saturday.
Thirty athletes from Kayhi will be competing in Sitka over the weekend along with 5 teams from Juneau Douglas, Thunder Mountain, Haines, Sitka, and Ketchikan.


Kayhi Baseball (8-2-2) takes on the Sitka Wolves this Friday and Saturday. Kayhi dominated the Vikings, scoring 16 points in the first inning of Saturday’s game. Senior Cody Kemble believes that they can use last weekend as momentum for this weekends games.
“We were stroking last weekend,” Kemble said.
“We had 10 hits in the first inning, we just need to stay consistent at the plate, and we’ll definitely win this weekend.”

Friday Varsity Double Header: 4 and 7 p.m.
Saturday: 12 p.m.


The Lady Kings (2-1, 1-1) host Juneau-Douglas (0-3, 0-2) this weekend. They kick it off with a conference game Friday at 6 p.m. The Kings play a doubleheader Saturday at 1 p.m. (conference) and then 4 p.m. (non-conference).
Sophomore Dyllan Borer said the team needs consistent effort this weekend.
“We’re going to come into every game with the same energy that we did Friday,” said Borer. “These first two games are the ones that count towards seeding, so we need to buckle down and everybody needs to play with everything they got.”

Track wins in Washington

Carter Thomas
Staff Writer

Boys Track:
Boys track took first place at the Al Mckee Invitational, beating Stevenson by just 8 points (135-127). This was the second of two meets. Last year they placed second (130), just behind Stevenson (234.5).  They also placed 3rd place at the Mossyrock meet. Senior Brendan Wong got 3rd place his first year, 2nd place last year (losing by 2 inches), and finally 1st place this year in the shot put at the Al Mckee.
“It feels really good getting first,” said Wong. “ It took me 3 years to win, so it feels great bringing home the gold.”

Girls Track:
The girls track team got 3rd place at the Al Mckee invitational, and 6th place at the Mossyrock meet. Sophomore Rachel Knight, who placed 1st place in the 400 meter dash at the Mossyrock meet, said that she felt good about this year and how the season has started, and continues to focus on improving on her records. “Winning the race definitely builds a lot of confidence, but I try not to think of it as beating other people,” said Knight. “I am racing myself and the clock, trying to getting a new PR.”
“Overall , our girls did great,” said Knight. “We got a lot of PRs and ribbons on this trip, and I am very proud of how they did in the meets.”
Junior Ashley Cyr said that she was also proud of how the girls did, and plans to do better herself in the upcoming home meet. “I think that all of the girls the last two meets did amazing,” said Cyr. “ I think I’ll do better at our home meet because I’ve been able to train more this week.”
Last year in the Al Mckee meet, the girls and boys combined had 5 athletes that placed in the top 3. This year, the Kings improved to 20 athletes who placed in the top three.  The Kings next meet is at home on Friday and Saturday at Esther Shea Field.

Mossyrock meet:

1. Toledo (145)
2. Kalama (132.5)
3. Ketchikan (127.5)

Girls: 1.
Kalama (132)
2. Toledo (91)
3. Wahkiakum (81)
6. Ketchikan (54)

Stevenson meet (Al Mckee invitational meet):

Boys: 1.
Ketchikan (135)
2. Stevenson (127)
3. Columbia (108)

Girls: 1.
Stevenson (155)
2. La Center (150)
3. Ketchikan (54)

Ketchikan Top 3 placers at Mossyrock:
100 meter: Ada Odden- 2nd place (13.96)
200 meter: Ada Odden- 2nd place (29.05)
400 meter: Rachel Knight- 1st place (1:07.24)
400 meter: Ivan Credito- 3rd place (57.00)
800 meter: Morgan Elerding- 3rd place (2:51.59)
1600 meter: Dwight King- 1st place (5:13.63)
1600 meter: Riley Viera- 2nd place (5:13.71)
1600 meter: Brent Capps- 3rd place (5:16.03)
3200 meter: Brent Capps- 2nd place (11:07.00)
3200 meter: Dwight King- 3rd place (11:24.85)
110m Hurdles: Christopher Carlson- 2nd place (18.28)
110m Hurdles: Ivers Credito- 3rd place (18.67)
300m Hurdles: Ivers Credito- 3rd place (46.49)
4×400 Relay: 1st place (3:55.35)
Shot Put: Brendan Wong- 2nd place (40-09.00)
Discus 1.6kg: Justice Yoder- 2nd place (104-04)
Triple Jump: Jordan Geary- 2nd place (34-02.00)
4×400 Relay: 1st place (4:41.79)

Ketchikan Top 3 placers at Stevenson:
100 meter: Ada Odden- 2nd place (14.07)
200 meter: Ada Odden- 2nd place (29.33)
400 meter: Rachel Knight- 2nd place (68.05)
800 meter: Jon Barron- 3rd place (2:33.67)
1600 meter: Brent Capps- 3rd place (5:04.18)
1600 meter: Ashley Cyr- 3rd place (6:14.15)
3200 meter: Brent Capps- 2nd place (10:51.85)
110m Hurdles 39”: Christopher Carlson- 2nd place (18.42)
110m Hurdles 39”: Ivers Credito – 3rd place (18.85)
300m Hurdles 36”: Ivers Credito- 2nd place (46.19)
300m Hurdles 36”: Christopher Carlson- 3rd place (46.51)
Girls: 4×100 Relay: 2nd place (58.49)
Girls: 4×400 Relay: 3rd place (4:48.28)
Boys: 4×100 relay: 2nd place- (50.50)
Boys: 4×400 Relay: 3rd place (4:00.25)
Shot Put 12lb: Brendan Wong- 1st place (42-08.50)
Shot Put 12lb: Justice Yoder- 3rd place (40-05.50)
Discus 1.6kg: Justice Yoder- 2nd place (113-07)
Discus 1.6kg: Brendan Wong- 3rd place (112-03)
High Jump: Hunter Mathews- 3rd place (5-04.00)

Softball Starts off Hot

The Lady Kings started off the 2019 season with a pair of wins in Las Vegas yesterday. Kayhi defeated two Nevada High Schools Foothill (9-4), and Pahrump (12-4).  “It sets the tone for the season,” sophomore Dyllan Borer said. “Last year we came to this tournament and rolled over, so winning the first two games is a confidence booster.”

Game 1
Kayhi lead at the end of the first, 1-0, on a Dyllan Borer RBI single to score Erika Rauwolf. In the seconds Grace Clark hit a one-out double, and then scored on an error. Foothill responded in the second with two walks and two hit-by-pitches, scoring one run. In the third, Foothill scored three runs on three hits and a walk. Kayhi responded with six runs of their own in the fourth inning, capped off by a Dyllan Borer homerun. The Lady Kings finished the game with nine base hits.

K. Hodges- 0-3 1 RBI
E. Rauwolf- 0-3, 2R
J. Schultz- 1-2, 1R
D. Borer- 2-4, HR
B. Gentry- 1-4
L. Guevarra- 1-2, 1R
M. Parker- 2-3, 1R
G. Clark- 1-2, 1R
J. Miller- 1-3, 1R

Game 2
Kayhi ended the first inning of game two up 1-0. Pahrump answered with a run of their own, and then Kayhi exploded for seven runs in the second inning to bring their lead to 8-1. The Lady Kings hit five consecutive singles in the third inning to push across four more runs, bringing their lead to 12-3. The game was called after three and a half innings due to time limit.

K. Hodges- 2-3, 2R
E. Rauwolf- 1-3, 2R
G. Clark- 2-2
D. Borer- 2-3, 2B
B. Gentry 2-2
L. Guevarra- 0-2
J. Schultz- 2-3
M. Parker- 0-0, 1R
J. Miller- 3-4

Baseball Preseason Tournament @Sitka

Alex Malouf
Staff Writer

The Kayhi Baseball team will travel to Sitka Wednesday to play in a pre season tournament.
The Kings are coming off a 2-2 annual pre season trip to Arizona.
Senior Wyatt Barajas treats the pre season tournament as a chance to gauge teams bound for the state tournament.
“I like that we get an Anchorage team to come down and play,” said Barajas. “It gives us a solid opportunity to see how we match up against a team who took 2nd place in the state tournament last year.”
Barajas is committed to play baseball at Clackamas Community College next year alongside seniors Cody Kemble and Liam Kiffer.
Liam Kiffer is prepared to take on his senior year with college baseball in the near future.
“This season will be bittersweet for me and the other college bound guys,” said Kiffer. “It’s our last chance to take care of business at the highschool level, but we aren’t done with baseball just yet. The journey to state starts Thursday.”
Kayhi will face Juneau-Douglas Thursday at 4:30 @ Moller Park.

Participating Teams:
Thunder Mountain
South Anchorage

Music Fest Schedule

Wednesday, April 10
3:00PM Welcome Concert in the Auditorium
(For Participants Only)

Open to Public

Thursday, April 11
 10:30AM Jazz concert in the Auditorium
5:50PM Evening Concert in the Auditorium
* KayhiWind Ensemble & Women’s Choir Performs

Friday, April 12
10:30AM Jazz concert in the Auditorium
*Jazz Band Performs
5:50PM Evening Concert in the Auditorium
* Kayhi Symphonic Band Performs

Saturday, April 13
10:30AM Jazz concert in the Auditorium
*Vocal Jazz Performs
5:50PM Evening Concert in the Auditorium
* KayhiConcert Choir Performs

Kayhi hosts music fest

Around 600 students from across Southeast will be traveling to Ketchikan High School this week for the Region V Music Festival. Students will be performing concerts, solos, ensembles, and take part in musical clinics throughout the festival. Kayhi’s Jazz Band, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Vocal Jazz, Concert Choir, and Women’s Choir will all be performing.
“The clinics sound really fun and interesting this year,” said Dulay. “We learn how to be pushed out of our comfort zone in singing, dancing or playing musical instruments, and it’s in a non judgemental atmosphere where you can just be you”.

Schools Attending
Thunder Mountain High School
Juneau-Douglas High School
Sitka High School
Petersburg High School
Wrangell High School
Craig High School
Klawock High School
Thorne Bay High School
Haines High School
Metlakatla High School
Mt. Edgecumbe High School