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DDF Needs Timers

The Debate Drama and Forensics (DDF) team is in need of timers for their meet on Friday and Saturday. Timers are a needed role and some teachers are offering extra credit for timing.
Students can sign up for the following times:

3:15-5 p.m.

9:45-11 a.m.

Community members can sign up at
Students can talk to Mrs. Woodward or Mr. Mitchel to sign up.

Lady Kings Host Edgecumbe

The Lady Kings (2-4) will host the Mt. Edgecumbe Lady Braves (2-2) Friday and Saturday at 7:15 p.m. Kayhi looks to bring their overall record to .500 with two wins against their 3A opponent. Mt. Edgecumbe was defeated by Thunder Mountain 57-41, who Kayhi beat 43-33 earlier in the season.  

Coffee Cart Shutdown

The Kayhi coffee cart will be shutting down to comply with state nutritional labeling regulations.
Kayhi teacher Gail Lindemann and the students in her classroom have been running the coffee cart this year.
“We are beginning to have to calculate the nutritional values in the foods we are selling. The state has specific nutritional guidelines for schools, and for the amount of calories students are consuming,” said Lindemann. “We plan on posting nutrition facts and selling new snacks in the future.”
The coffee cart will continue to sell coffee, hot chocolate, yogurts, granola bars, and fruits when it reopens.

Edward Davis scores first bucket


The Kayhi boys basketball team defeated Petersburg 74-35 last night. Kayhi junior Edward Davis scored the first basket against the Vikings.
Senior Gavin Salazar said as a team the Kings didn’t play to their full potential.
“Although it was a super special night that none of us will forget, over all we played pretty sloppy on both sides of the ball and we’re going to have to come out with a lot more energy tonight against Wasilla.”
The Kings will take on Wasilla tonight and Saturday at 7:15 p.m.

Students reactions

Wyatt Barajas- “It was a really good moment for our community to all come to together for Edward, the kid who brings so much joy and happiness into our whole entire school. Everyone was there to support him which was super cool, but what was even cooler was that he made it on the first try and everyone went crazy for that special moment.”

 Olivia Kinunen- “Everyone was super supportive and you could really tell that he had a really good time.”

Gavin Salazar- “It was a really cool experience just knowing him and being so close with him during high school and it was a really cool experience that I will never forget.

Jacie Johansen- “I thought it was really cool how supportive our community was for that special moment.”

Chris Smith- “I thought it was amazing that he had that opportunity, especially because he is the girls and boys basketball teams biggest supporter.”

Jake Taylor- “We could really feel the spirit and love for Edward. in the gym, it was amazing.”

Kyle Smith- “I thought it was cool to see our community come together and support probably the most positive kid. It was a great way to start off our season.”

Maya Parker- “It was such an amazing night to be able to stand on the side line and cheer my heart out with the whole gym for Edward.”










Wrestling to Regions

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Patrick Rauwolf looks to close his career with a region championship

Staff Writer
Carter Thomas

The Kayhi Wrestling team will compete in the regional tournament in Juneau this weekend. The Kings have won 10 region V tournaments in a row, and hope to continue the streak. The Kings will compete against Juneau Douglas and Thunder Mountain for the title. Senior Patrick Rauwolf (ranked 3rd in state) believes that he will be able to take first in his weight class, despite his loss in the finals last year.
“I did lose last year, but I am much more confident,” Rauwolf said. “I really only have a few easy matches to win my weight class.”
Senior Brayden Linne (ranked 1st in state) was named the most outstanding wrestler last year for the second time in a row.
“I think Ketchikan is going to dominate,” Linne said. “I think I will win my weight class, and our team will win the tournament. The regions tournament is pretty easy for us to win, and you can see that in the last 10 years.”
Coach Rick Collins has high hopes for Brayden Linne.
“He is definitely outstanding. In my mind he should win the region tournament, and will be a state champ this year”
Coach Collins said that Brayden has been dealing with an injury since the Lancer Smith.
“He’s been going some light wrestling, but hasn’t been going 100% due to the injury. He is not getting full reps, so I am worried about that. I expect him to win a state title reasonably easy this year. The ankle injury will make it a little bit harder.”
Collins believes that the team will win the regional tournament.
“I certainly expect us to win regions,” Coach Collins said. “JD and Thunder Mountain are combined, and they definitely could be better. We’ve got 6 guys that are expected to be seeded and placers at the state tournament. I would expect all 6 of those guys to do extremely well in the region tournament.”
Senior Brandon Weiber (ranked 3rd at state), a 2x regional champ,  believes he can win this tournament easily.
“I think I will win my 3rd straight regional title this weekend,” Wieber said. “Although the competition in my weight class is decent, I believe I can take it easily.”
Junior Sullivan Schultz, who took 2nd in regions last year, has a tough road to first place.
“I believe I will go to the finals. Taking first will be difficult, because of how hard my opponent is, but I believe if I work hard I can win”


Meet the kings

The 2018-2019 Kayhi Kings basketball season will begin with the annual Meet the Kings. There will be a Taco Dinner for $10 that begins at 5:30 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door and the boys basketball team members are also selling them. “Meet the Kings is a great way for the community to see who’s on the team and get a good first look at the team,” senior Marcus Lee said.
The K-Highlights, Kayhi Cheer, SMS Knights, and StudioMax dancers will all perform throughout the night, and the Pep Band will be introduced.
“I can’t wait to get out on the court with the team,” Lee said. “It’ll be great to be in front of the community.”

Lady Kings JV    6:00-6:30 p.m.
Kings JV              6:30-7:00 p.m.
Lady Kings V      7:00-7:45 p.m.
Kings V                7:45-8:30 p.m.

The unbeatable burrito


IMG_0765Alex Malouf
Staff Writer

Once you go gravy, you never go back.
I am an American, so I eat American food. A delicious burrito named, “The All American Burrito” is unbeatable.
The All American Burrito is a breakfast burrito stuffed with the good stuff. Eggs, sausage, hash browns, and bunch of cheese. Hands down, it is the best breakfast burrito in Ketchikan. Especially for the price: $4.99/lb.
The marketing scheme behind the All American Burrito is genius. You can support local buisness, display your patiotic beliefs, and eat a delicious burrito, all while you drive to work in the morning. Not to mention the educational benfit of a solid breakfast for students.
Is it possible to improve this burrito in any way? Simple, add gravy. Yes, a breakfast burrito filled with gravy. If that doesn’t make you think of bald eagles and the star spangled banner, then you must not be from around here. Simply go to the deli and politely ask, “Can you make me an All American Burrito, but with like gravy and more meat?” Ask and you shall receive. The perfect custom burrito has bacon, ham, sausage breakfast potatoes, hashbrowns, cheese and gravy. The best part of building your own burrito is the price. Still the same: $4.99/lb.
If you are looking to grab a burrito on the run, the hot case is your best friend. The first batch of freshly made burritos is put out around 6:00 a.m. By 6:25 a.m. the majority of burritos are taken by vigor employees who work just across the street. The hot case is then restocked sometime in the following hours. If you show up anytime after 10:00 a.m., you will have little to no chance at scoring one of these American creations.
However you like your burrito, A&P will build it. But seriously, add gravy. It puts the America in All American Burrito.