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Boys Sweep Bears at Home

On Friday night, junior Chris Lee became the 10th Kayhi member to reach the 1000-point club in a 94-54 rout of rival Juneau-Douglas.
“It feels great to accomplish something like that but not only for me, but all my teammates that have helped me from freshman year to now,” said Lee. “It was nice to get back on track and get back to playing our brand of basketball, especially against a team we usually see during regions.”
Chris (29) and his brother Marcus (27) combined to outscore the entire Crimson Bears entire offense on Friday night.
Saturday was more of the same as the Kings (11-7, 3-1) cruised to an 85-65 victory.

Friday Scoring: Marcus Lee 29, Chris Lee 27, ER Caparas 8, Cody Kemble 5, Robert Hilton-Seludo 5, Jake Taylor 4, Wyatt Barajas 4, Kristian Pihl 3, Arthur Williams 3, Gavin Salazar 2, James Nordlund 2, Josh Gentry 2.

Saturday Scoring: Chris Lee 24, Marcus Lee 15, Cody Kemble 10, Kristian Pihl 9, Robert Hilton-Seludo 7, Jake Taylor 6, Wyatt Barajas 6, Kyle Smith 5, ER Caparas 3.

Lady Kings Split with Edgecumbe

The Lady Kings (7-7) split this weekend in Sitka against Mt. Edgecumbe (4-8). Kayhi dominated the Lady Braves on Friday, and won 57-42. The Lady Kings jumped out to a 19-8 lead early and led for the rest of the game. Junior Madison Rose scored 13 of her game high 18 points in the second half.
In Saturday’s game, The Lady Braves switched defenses from the previous night, and went into a zone. Kayhi scored 3 points in the first quarter, and 2 in the fourth. Rose and senior Ashley Huffine combined for 20 points in the second quarter. Mt. Edgecumbe led the Lady Kings 37-33 at the end of the third. Kayhi only scored via the free throw line in the fourth quarter. Kayhi couldn’t come back from the deficit, and fell 46-35.

Friday Scoring:
Madison Rose 18, Ashley Huffine 11, Lianne Guevarra 11, Nadire Zhuta 11, Shaelynn Mendoza 3, Emmie Smith 2, Dyllan Borer 1.

Saturday Scoring:
Madison Rose 13, Ashley Huffine 13, Lianne Guevarra 6, Emmie Smith.

Super Bowl LIII

Super “Bowl”

Some call it a national holiday. Some don’t even pay attention to it. Super Bowl Sunday is more than just a football game to some people. It’s the biggest day in sports all year. Tons of delicious food, gathering of friends, crazy fans and commercials that people anticipate all year.
Biology teacher and NFL super fan D Jay O’Brien
“The Super Bowl is the ultimate American sports drama. I put on all the outfits, and sometimes I’ve gone to peoples houses,” said O’Brien. “When I root for teams, I think they can hear me. I feel like they can hear my efforts and that I’m having an impact on the outcome.”
Every year, foods like buffalo wings, chili, baby back ribs, dipping sauces, pizza, and potato chips are all served during the popular sporting event.
Junior Alex Malouf says he enjoys eating pigs in a blanket, and pulled pork sandwiches during the game.
“Well I have never been to a Super Bowl party that does not have some form of pulled pork sandwiches” said Malouf. “My personal favorite is pulled pork on Hawaiian rolls”
A commercial during the Super Bowl can cost up to $5 million dollars, which seems like an outrageous price, but the annual sporting event is viewed each year by people who specifically watch for the commercials.
“I love the Super Bowl commercials” said Senior Grace Clark, “Popular brands get to showcase their newest products in front of millions of viewers. You get to see what will be popular on the market this year.”
The Super Bowl starts this Sunday at 2:30 p.m. on CBS, with Maroon 5 and Travis Scott performing at halftime.

-Tarrant Sasser, Staff Writer

Staff Pick 1/28

Who’s going to win the Super Bowl?

Mr. O’Brien: Patriots! “We’re still here!” There are “no days off” with this team. Be sure and “do your job” and root for the Patriots.  Mission 6!

Alex Malouf: The Patriots are going to win the Super Bowl. Brady has the experience and the tools to overcome Gurley and the Rams. Gurley will most likely have a historic rushing performance, but if Brady has the ball late in the game with a chance to win, he will capitalize on that opportunity. The Rams are a young high flying team, but that will only get a team to the big game. It might not be enough to win it all.

Cristopher Carlson: Who’s going to win the Super Bowl? The Patriots. Who do I want to win? The Rams. I already know Tom Brady is gonna do his thing and find a way to come out on top. The man is just so dominant and he turns nothing into something every single year. I think the game is going to be really close because the Rams defense is stacked, they have the best defensive line and some of the best corners in the league and you can never count out the Patriots offense.

Brandon Wieber: I couldn’t care any less… I would’ve loved to see the chiefs or Saints but now I gotta choose. I want the Rams to win only because the Patriots just win so often and I’d like to see another team win the championship more often. Also, Jared Goff is a good young quarterback with a lot more potential and Todd Gurley is a stud. Im rooting for a younger team also with the youngest head coach ever in the history of the NFL. Lastly,  the Rams defense is intense with arguably the best defensive lineman (Aaron Donald) in the league and a very good coordinator (Wade Phillips).

Boys Host JD

Eight Kayhi (9-7) seniors will have their last chance to beat JD (8-6) at home this weekend.
Kyle Smith has been playing basketball for the Kings for the past four years and he’s excited.
“It’s kinda crazy,” Smith said. ”I never thought about my last home game against JD, we’re definitely gonna play smarter than we did in our first game against them.”

Earlier this season at Juneau Douglas:
Kayhi  67 JD 75      
Kayhi 65    JD 32      

Keys to the game:
Focus. Kayhi dropped the first of two games on the road against a team that returned no starters. In the second game Kayhi overwhelmed the defending region champs, beating them by 33 points.  
“We can’t underestimate them,” senior Cody Kemble said. “Last time we came out slow. We thought it would be an easy win, we were wrong and changed that in the next game where we came out on fire and put up lots of points early in the game.”

Friday:
4:30 p.m. C Team
5:30 p.m. JV
7:15 p.m. Varsity

Saturday:
4:30 p.m. C Team
5:30 p.m. JV
7:15 p.m. Varsity  

Lady Kings sweep TM on the road

The Lady Kings started a two game win streak this weekend at Thunder Mountain with a sweep of the Lady Falcons. The current win streak against Thunder Mountain is up to 19.

Friday
Kayhi beat TMHS 42-36 on Friday night. The Lady Kings were led on offense by Lianne Guevarra who scored 13 points, eight coming in the second half. Nadire Zhuta hit three 3-pointers in the game and finished with nine points.
Nina Fenumiai led Thunder Mountain with 13 points, seven of them coming from the line. Neal Garcia hit three 3-pointers and scored 11 points total in the game, all coming in the second half.

Saturday  
On Saturday, Kayhi kept it rolling with a 36-26 win. The Lady Kings were once again led by Lianne Guevarra who finished with 12 points. Ashley Huffine scored 10 points. Kayhi’s defense held TMHS to 14 points through three quarters.
Nini Fenumiai led the Lady Falcons with 10 points. Charlee Lewis and Neal Garcia both finished with 4.

Boys 6th at AK Air Classic

The Kings went 1-2 on the week and placed 6th overall in the Alaska Airlines Classic in Anchorage. The Kings lost to West Valley in the first round, 58-50 on Thursday and then bounced back beating Chugiak 83-63 on Friday. For the fourth and sixth place match up on Saturday, the Kings played St. Rita (Chicago), but fell 69-47.
“They were super big and played super well,” said senior Kyle Smith.
Despite Kayhi’s only winning one game last weekend, senior Cody Kemble believes they are growing as a team.
“I felt we played terrible the first game,” said Kemble. “Then our next game on Friday after our team talk with coach we took a step in the right direction and beat Chugiak.”

Boys basketball takes 5th in O’Brady Invitational

The Kayhi Kings (8-4) went 1-3 this last weekend in Anchorage. Two of the losses came to East Anchorage (Wednesday and Friday). The other to South Anchorage for the third place match.  The Kayhi Kings started the O’Brady’s tournament with a win against Service High 59-49. Kayhi put up a good fight but fell to East 77-49 in their second game against East. Kayhi played the South Anchorage Wolverines for third place on Saturday. At the end of the half, Kayhi trailed by 2 behind a strong 10 point half by junior Kristian Phil. Gavin Salazar hit a long three pointer at the end of the third quarter to tie up the game 37-37. Kayhi came up short again and lost 64-54, taking fifth overall in the tournament.