Kayhi Swim and Dive team had their first meet of their season on August 31 and Sept. 1 at Petersburg High School. Craig, Juneau Douglas, Thunder Mountain, and Sitka attended the 2 day meet, along with Petersburg and Kayhi. Kayhi placed 5th on Friday with 647.5 points, and 4th on Saturday with 598 points. Juneau Douglas placed 1st on Friday with a score of 889, and placed 1st on Saturday with a score of 890.
Junior diver and captain Caity Pearson is proud of her team and is especially excited about how she performed at the meet.
“I beat my highest score by 27 points and got 1st both days,” said Pearson. “The whole team was super supportive and we were the loudest team there.”
Many swimmers improved their times at the meet, but Coach Megan Beattie is ready to train more for the teams’ next meet at Sitka High School.
“Overall, it was a great meet and the kids did well,” said Beattie. “It was a learning experience for the newer athletes, and we definitely have things to work on before the next meet in Sitka in two weeks.”
Kayhi Freshmen SBA elections were held today Wednesday Sept. 5th at 11 p.m. Caleb Eisenhower and Braxton Zinc are running for president, Nicole West is running unopposed for the vice president position and nobody is in the running for the secretary position.
Caleb Eisenhower is hoping, if he wins, to get participation from the whole freshmen class this year.
“I want to get everyone in the freshmen class involved early in the year,” said Eisenhower. “I have a lot of ideas and would really like to win.”
Braxton Zink, said he has a lot of experience with politics and is able to work well with his fellow peers.
“I have been interested in politics for a long time,” Zink said. “Even before the 2016 election, which I think was when most people got interested into it.”
Nicole West who is running for freshman vice president, said she’s great with public speaking and has an open schedule.
“In the aspect of supporting any decisions that the student body makes or any events or fundraisers I’d be glad to support it,” West said. “This year I really want to get involved.”
With the new school year in place, SBA is ready for new ideas and even newer members.
Kayhi SBA secretary, junior Laura Sherrill said
“Everyone has the same amount of importance as everyone else on the SBA,” Sherrill said. “ That’s what really makes our SBA special.”
The Lady Kings had won just three games entering the regional tournament. Then things changed in a hurry. Here is a look at the 6-game winning streak that landed them in the state championship.
Situation: Juneau-Douglas opening game of Regions
- Trailed by 10 going into the 6th inning
- Scored 19, going on to win 26-13
Situation: Sitka in Region semi-final.
- Lost 4-3
- Won appeal on base runner not touching home plate
- Beat Sitka 8-7 the following morning
Situation: Delta Junction opening round of round robin
- Trailed Delta by 2 early
- Won 17-9
Situation: Homer in second round of round robin
Situation: First round of elimination games.
- Down 8-1 early
- Win 10-9 in 8 innings
Situation: Thunder Mountain in second round of elimination games
- Trailed 6-4
- Win on walk off homerun bottom of 7th with 2 outs.
The Lady Kings streak ended with 2 loses to Thunder Mountain but still brought home second place.