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Weekend of BasketBall

Nadire Zhuta
Staff Writer

Kings Basketball
The Kings varsity basketball team is headed to Anchorage to play in a three day tournament (South Tournament). The Kings will face off against East Anchorage, Anchorage Christian and South Anchorage. 

The Kings JV/C team will be hosting a two day tournament this Friday and Saturday.The JV/C squad will be playing multiple games against Sitka, Edgecumbe, Juneau Douglas and Thunder Mountain. 

Friday Main Gym Friday Aux Gym 
2:00 p.m. Kayhi JV vs Sitka JV Kayhi C vs MEHS JV 
3:00 p.m. TMHS JV vs JDHS JV
4:00 p.m. Sitka JV vs JDHS JV
5:00 p.m. TMHS JV vs MEHS JV
6:00 p.m. Kayhi JV vs JDHS JV Kayhi C vs Sitka JV 

Saturday Main Gym Saturday Aux Gym 
10:00 a.m. Kayhi C vs JDHS JV
11:00 a.m. Kayhi JV vs MEHS JV 
12:00 p.m. Sitka JV vs TMHS JV Kayhi JV vs Kayhi C
1:00 p.m. JDHS JV vs MEHS JV
2:00 p.m. Kayhi C vs TMHS JV
3:00 p.m. Kayhi JV vs TMHS JV Sitka JV vs MEHS JV
4:00 p.m. 5 vs 6
5:00 p.m. 3 vs 4
6:00 p.m. 1 vs 2

Lady Kings Basketball 
The Lady Kings JV/ C are heading to Juneau for a two day tournament on Friday and Saturday. The Lady Kings will be playing against Sitka, Juneau Douglas, Thunder Mountain, and Mount Edgecumbe. 

Friday Schedule
12:30 p.m. Kayhi JV vs Sitka 
1:30 p.m. Kayhi C vs MEHS
2:30 p.m. JDHS C vs TMHS C
3:30 p.m.  JDHS JV vs TMHS JV
4:30 p.m. JDHS C vs Sitka
5:30 p.m. TMHS C vs MEHS
6:30 p.m. Kayhi C vs TMHS JV
7:30 p.m. Kayhi JV vs JDHS JV 

Saturday Schedule 
10 a.m. JDHS C vs MEHS
11 a.m. JDHS JV vs Sitka 
12 p.m. Kayhi C vs TMHS C
1 p.m. Kayhi JV vs TMHS JV
3 p.m. Sitka vs TMHS C
4 p.m. MEHS vs TMHS JV
5 p.m. Kayhi JV vs JDHS C
6 p.m. Kayhi C vs JDHS JV 

The Lady Kings varsity team have an off weekend this week and will be traveling to Juneau Douglas the upcoming weekend. 

DDF prepares for home meet

Leah Call
Staff Writer

Debate will be hosting a meet at Kayhi Jan. 24 and 25. 

Sophomore Nicole West, believes the team is ready. 

“This is about the time of year when everyone is really starting get the hang of it,” she said. “So I feel like we are definitely prepared for this meet, and we’re ready to take into finals.” 

DDF generally hosts one meet a year. Schools from all over Southeast will be travelling to Ketchikan to compete. It lasts for two days where competitors do nothing but debate, orate, and act. They have been working with their partners since the beginning of Christmas break. 

Senior Brendon Roof said that this year was the year of acting. Many members have prepared acts to showcase including a skit of the SNL Kavanaugh hearing. 

Roof explains his growth on the team from his first year to now. 

“I think I did fairly well for a rookie on the team my sophomore year,” Roof said. “Junior year I improved a lot in my case writing and now, as a senior, I just roll with it and have a lot of fun. 

Tickets for their annual fundraiser will consist of dinner, dessert and a showcase of the pieces that will be taken to their meet the next weekend in the Kayhi Commons this Friday night. Tickets are $10 and the money raised will go toward their trip to Juneau for state in February.

Kayhi Hosts Colony

Nadire Zhuta
Staff Writer

The Kings will be playing Colony at home this Saturday at 7:15 p.m. According to the ASAA Coaches Poll, Colony is ranked 1st in state and is 3-0 so far in the season. Colony is lead by junior Patrick McMahon and senior Colton Spencer.  

McMahon and Spencer led the Knights with 36 points over a 68-55 win over East Anchorage in the Doc Larson Roundball Classic. The Knights defeated Bartlett, Doherty (CO) and East Anchorage to win the Doc Larson tournament.

Senior Kristian Pihl said that Colony is a very talented team and that the this match up is going to be good for the Kings.

“Their a big team, very talented. Watching them play, their all hungry from last year. I’m worried about how we respond to playing a great team,” said Pihl. “I hope we gain some experience from big games, with Colony being number one there’s a chance for it to be a reality check and another weekend to progress and be better.” 

Due to cancellation of school on Friday the Kings will only play one game against the Knights. 

LAdy Kings vs Palmer Moose

Tyler Slick
Staff Writer 

The Lady Kings varsity basketball team is officially kicking off their season with games this Friday and Saturday against Palmer at Kayhi at 7:15 p.m. 

Senior Captain Nadire Zhuta is anxious about her first games and is unsure about how the team will perform this weekend. 

“I am feeling multiple emotions. I’m happy we finally get to play a real game but I don’t know how ready we are to actually play basketball,” said Zhuta.

Senior starter Lianne Guevarra is ready and excited to play this weekend.

“I feel nervous, but more excited. I think our team is really talented and I know we will be ready to show up and show what we can do,” said Gueverra.

Sande 2nd at ACDC Meet

Campbell Sande took 2nd place overall and Matthew Nutt placed 3rd in the Academic Decathlon meet in Juneau last weekend.

“The team did really great,” Mr. Stanton said. “They actually exceeded my expectations, not that I have low expectations for them, but there were some students I was a little bit worried about how well they were going to do but ended up really impressing me and doing extremely well so I was very happy with the results.”

Kayhi ACDC competed against 2 other schools. With each team members making in the top ten.

“Every time we have a meet I remember why I love ACDC.” said Sande. “It’s extremely competitive, I can name at least 4 people that my only goal is to beat.”

Matthew Nutt 5th
Jacob Pattison 4th
Evelyn Nutt 2nd

Franchezca Correa 5th
Campbell Sande 4th  

Franchezca Correa 4th
Sarah Short 3rd
Campbell Sande 2nd  

Matthew Nutt 5th
Franchezca Correa 3rd
Sarah Short 3rd
Campbell Sande 1st  

Sarah Short 5th
Campbell Sande 4th
Matthew Nutt 3rd  

Sarah Short 4th
Matthew Nutt 1st

Matthew Nutt 5th  

Matthew Nutt 3rd  

Social Studies
Campbell Sande 2nd

Sarah Short 5th
Evelyn Nutt 4th
Matthew Nutt 3rd
Campbell Sande 2nd

DDF Heads to Juneau

Nadire Zhuta
Staff Writer

The Kayhi Drama, Debate and Forensics team is heading to Juneau this Friday. The team will compete against teams such as Skagway, Sitka, Juneau and Haines

Senior Bella Roberts said that Kayhi always seems to do good at any meet and is confident in her team.

“Ketchikan usually walks away with good results and scores at meet,” said Roberts. “I’m pretty confident that we’ll do just fine.” 

DDF team members take first in public forum debate

Leah Call
Staff Writer

Jared Valentine and Henry Clark beat teammates Jackson Kaye and Carter Thomas in the final debate in Skagway last weekend. Valentine continued his first place record in duet acting with Brendon Roof. 

Kaye, Thomas, Valentine and Clark battled for the first place title in front of all debate participants. The resolve-or topic-of the debate was that the benefits of the US federal government use of offensive cyberoperations outweighs the harms. Ultimately, Valentine and Clark won and became the meets’ first place winners. 

“It was a lot more stressul than a regular debate,” said Valentine. “Not because they were necessarily better, but because of the bragging rights on the line. Either team would never let it go if they won. Henry and I haven’t abused the bragging rights yet, but it is nice to know we don’t have to hear about us losing either.” 

Thomas however, felt less stress for the upcoming debate. 

“This is the first time we’ve ever had two Kayhi teams in the final. There was a little less stress, because we have competed in class against each other. We knew their debating style beforehand.” 

Valentine’s first place title was an impressive accomplishment considering he had never performed a drama piece before. 

“I have never done a drama piece like that before,” Valentine said. “Brendon and I memorized it on the ferry over. We went in, improvved all the actions, and somehow took first overall, with a command performance.”  Valentine and his partner Brendon Roof performed the Kavanaugh Hearing skit from SNL.

The team spent the past month getting ready for the meet and all their hard work paid off. 

Of the members of the team, eleven placed in the top ten in at least one of the categories they competed in. 

Their next meet will take place on December 13 & 14. For more info on scoring for each event, visit the site below.


Public Forum Debate
1st Place- Henry Clark/Jared Valentine
2nd Place- Carter Thomas/Jackson Kaye
3rd Place- Brendan Roof/Nicole West
7th- Dametre Martin/Ashley Anzueto
9th – Francis Sherman/Phillip Smith

Individual Debate Speaker Points 
2nd- Henry Clark
3rd- Carter Thomas, Jared Valentine (tied)
4th- Jared Valentine
7th- Dametre Martin
8th- Jackson Kaye

Extemporaneous Commentary 
2nd – Henry Clark
4th- Nicole West

Extemporaneous Speaking 
5th- Brendan Roof
6th- Jackson Kaye
7th- Carter Thomas

Informative Speaking
3rd- Jackson Kaye
6th- Axel Hugo

Original Oratory
6th- Carter Thomas

Duet Acting
1st Place- Jared Valentine/Brendan Roof
4th Place- Braxton Zink/Dametre Martin

Duo Interpretation
5th Place- Erin Shea & Francis Sherman

Reader’s Theater
3rd- Nicole West, Ashley Anzueto, Dametre Martin, Philip Smith, Axel Hugo