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Annual Zombie Run

Tarrant Sasser
Staff Writer

Kayhi’s track and field team will be hosting their 8th annual zombie run on Wednesday at Ward Lake. The zombie run is a 5k race that is ran with a belt of flags. The goal of the race is to finish with as many flags as possible while avoiding the zombies hidden on the trail and collecting replacement flags as you run.
“It’s something fun that we do each year. It started when we needed to raise some money for our first Washington trip,” said track head coach Alex Pennino.
“A video of a zombie run from down south was shown to me, and ever since then it has become an annual fundraiser for us,” said Pennino.
There will be a fire, snacks, and refreshments after the race.
Registration for the race will open at 5 p.m.
The kids 1 mile race will start at 6 p.m. while the adults 5k will start at 6:30 p.m.
If you have any questions or would like to register, contact Coach Pennino at or text 907-254-0712.

Girls soccer 0-2 in Juneau

Crist Carlson
Staff Writer

The Kayhi girls soccer team (0-4-1) fell 3-1 Friday night to Thunder Mountain and 8-0 to JD Saturday. The Lady Kings struggled to keep the ball off their side of the field this weekend. Senior Aleks Bolshakoff is very proud of how teammate goalie Ezrie Anderson performed this weekend.
“Ezrie was definitely the MVP in both of our games,” said Bolshakoff. “We would have lost by a lot more if it wasn’t for her amazing goalie work. She was taking so many shots right after each other and it really showed her athleticism.”

Kings fall to Juneau

Crist Carlson
Staff Writer

The Kayhi boys soccer team (0-5-1) lost 2-1 to Thunder Mountain on Friday and 2-1 to Juneau-Douglas on Saturday. Even though the boys were unable to win in Juneau they felt like they worked better as a team this weekend then they have all year.
Senior defender Jake Taylor said the competition was close in Juneau.
“The games were so close and intense,” said Taylor. “We were going as hard as we could setting up plays and opportunities but JD and Thunder Mountain were answering right back every time.”
The boys will head back to Juneau on Monday to play both teams again in hope to return victorious over JD and Thunder Mountain.

Kings sweep Petersburg at first home stand

Kayhi swept Petersburg this weekend at home, bringing their overall record to 8-2-2. “This weekend was a good way to kick off our conference schedule,” Senior Wyatt Barajas said. “We got the opportunity to show what we can do in front of our home crowd.”

Game 1
Kayhi pitcher Wyatt Barajas pitched a seven innings complete game shutout, with 15 strikeouts. The Kings took the lead 2-0 early, and then doubled their lead to 4-0 on a Cody Kemble 2 RBI double. Kayhi scored a few more runs late, pushing their lead to 7-0, and won.
Game 2
Kings starting pitcher Cody Kemble tossed a five inning complete game, giving up four hits and striking out 11. Petersburg’s Thomas Durkin took Kemble deep to right field in the first inning to give Petersburg a 1-0 lead. RBIs by Gavin Salazar and Wyatt Barajas in the third inning took the lead for Kayhi, 2-1. Kayhi then scored five in the fourth inning, and pushed across four more in the fifth to end the game due to the 10 run rule.
Game 3
Kayhi exploded for 16 runs in the first inning on 10 hits. Petersburg scored two runs in the third but Kayhi scored three more, pushing their lead to 19-2. The game was called after 3 ½ innings due to the 15 run rule.  

Lady kings 1-1 in conference

Cody Kemble
Staff Writer

The Lady Kings went 2-1 against the defending state champions, Thunder Mountain, this weekend. Kayhi won the first game 10-5, lost the second 11-7, and won the final game 7-4.

Game 1

In the first inning Kayloni Bermudez lined a bases clearing double to take a 3-0 lead. Kiara Hodges hit an infield single in the second to push the Kayhi lead to 4-0. After three innings Kayhi lead the Falcons 8-3, and tacked one more run on in the fourth. Kayhi held on and won 10-5.

K. Hodges- 1-4
E. Rauwolf- 1-3, RBI
M. Parker- 0-1
J. Miller- 0-4
G. Clark- 0-2
J. Schultz- 1-3
L. Guevarra- 1-3
K. Bermudez- 3-4, 6 RBI
D.Borer- 2-3

Game 2

Thunder Mountain jumped out to a quick 1-0 lead to start the game. Kayhi responded with a run of their own in the second, but the Falcons scored again making it 2-1. In the bottom the the fourth Kayhi tied things up, but in the top of the fifth Thunder Mountain took the lead, 5-3. The Falcons put up 5 more runs in the sixth and another in the seventh. Kayhi rallied in the bottom of the seventh, plating four runs, but fell short, losing 11-7.

K. Hodges- 1-3, RB
E. Rauwolf- 0-2
B. Gentry- 0-3
J. Miller- 1-4
H. Moody- 1-2
G. Clark- 1-2, 2 RB
J. Schultz- 3-4
L.Guevarra- 0-2
K. Bermudez- 1-4, RBI
D. Borer- 1-2, RBI

Game 3

Kayhi got the scoring going in the first inning with three runs, and scored another three runs in the second to take a 6-0 lead. In the fourth, they added another run the their lead bringing the score to 7-0. After five innings the Thunder Mountain pulled closer 7-4, but Kayhi held on and won by that score.

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

Softball opens season in LAS vEGAS

Cody Kemble
Staff writer

The Lady Kings softball team will play Foothill High School at 9 a.m. in the first round on Monday at the Spring Jamboree JV/Small School Varsity Tournament in Las Vegas. The first day of the tournament is a double header for the Lady Kings, who will play Pahrump (NV) High School at 11 a.m. Kayhi is in Pool A for the tournament.
On Tuesday Kayhi will play another double header and take on Silverado High School at 9 a.m. and Centennial High School at 11 a.m.
Wednesday will feature Pool A vs Pool B action, and Kayhi’s game schedule will depend on their seeding after four games.
“Getting in a couple games to see where we are as a team and get the chemistry going before our first conference games against Thunder Mountain, will be good for us,” Sophomore Dyllan Borer said.
Last season the Lady Kings went 0-4 in the tournament. Kayhi lost two seniors from last year’s team, and many of players have more experience now.
“I think that we are a stronger team at this point in the season compared to last year,” Borer said. “We’re hoping to come out with a couple wins and get into game mode.”


Track TO Washington

Carter Thomas
Staff Writer

Kayhi track team leaves today to compete in the Stevenson and Mossyrock track meets in Washington. Last year, Kayhi had 5 athletes that placed in the top 3 in their events at the Stevenson meet. In discus Brendan Wong received 3rd place his sophomore year, and 2nd last year (losing by 2 inches).
“This year I’m hoping to bring back the gold,” said Wong.
“I am also hoping to get the gold in shot put. Shot put has sort of just clicked this year for me and i’m more confident.”
Senior Crist Carlson said that these first meets are to warm the team up for the rest of the season.
“We go there to get ready for the season, and see how we match up against teams down south,” said Carlson. We will also set our PR’s and try and build off of those all season.”
There are 5 washington schools at each of these meets. These are much larger schools, with over 1000 students compared to ketchikan’s mere 600.  This year will be the first year Kayhi competes in the Mossyrock meet. Competitions will start at the Stevenson meet tomorrow.