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Girls Face Homer, then to juneau

Crist Carlson
Staff Writer

The Lady Kings soccer team plays Homer on Thursday at 5:15 p.m. at Esther Shea Field. This will be the 3rd time Kayhi has faced off against Homer in the past two years (2-0) and is hoping to further that streak. Senior Jessilynn Sivertsen is excited to play Homer and is feeling confident that they can perform well before heading to Juneau.

“We have a good chance of beating Homer,” said Sivertsen. “The team has been improving and executing the past week. This game will warm us up for this weekend.”

The Lady Kings will be leaving Friday morning after the game to travel to Juneau where they will play both JD and Thunder Mountain. This will be the first game against Thunder Mountain this year and the second series against JD, Kayhi is 0-2 against JD.

Senior Captain Olivia Kinunen spoke on how the team has refined their skills since their last game against JD. “We have definitely grown as a team after seeing the way that we competed with JD at home,” said Kinunen. “So I’m hoping it helps our confidence when we compete in Juneau.”

Kinunen also talked about their chances of beating Thunder Mountain while in Juneau.

“We definitely have a better chance against Thunder Mountain, we are all excited to play them. When we play JD we play defense the whole game so we are looking forward to getting some action on offense going forward against Thunder Mountain.”

Track wins in Washington

Carter Thomas
Staff Writer

Boys Track:
Boys track took first place at the Al Mckee Invitational, beating Stevenson by just 8 points (135-127). This was the second of two meets. Last year they placed second (130), just behind Stevenson (234.5).  They also placed 3rd place at the Mossyrock meet. Senior Brendan Wong got 3rd place his first year, 2nd place last year (losing by 2 inches), and finally 1st place this year in the shot put at the Al Mckee.
“It feels really good getting first,” said Wong. “ It took me 3 years to win, so it feels great bringing home the gold.”

Girls Track:
The girls track team got 3rd place at the Al Mckee invitational, and 6th place at the Mossyrock meet. Sophomore Rachel Knight, who placed 1st place in the 400 meter dash at the Mossyrock meet, said that she felt good about this year and how the season has started, and continues to focus on improving on her records. “Winning the race definitely builds a lot of confidence, but I try not to think of it as beating other people,” said Knight. “I am racing myself and the clock, trying to getting a new PR.”
“Overall , our girls did great,” said Knight. “We got a lot of PRs and ribbons on this trip, and I am very proud of how they did in the meets.”
Junior Ashley Cyr said that she was also proud of how the girls did, and plans to do better herself in the upcoming home meet. “I think that all of the girls the last two meets did amazing,” said Cyr. “ I think I’ll do better at our home meet because I’ve been able to train more this week.”
Last year in the Al Mckee meet, the girls and boys combined had 5 athletes that placed in the top 3. This year, the Kings improved to 20 athletes who placed in the top three.  The Kings next meet is at home on Friday and Saturday at Esther Shea Field.

Mossyrock meet:

1. Toledo (145)
2. Kalama (132.5)
3. Ketchikan (127.5)

Girls: 1.
Kalama (132)
2. Toledo (91)
3. Wahkiakum (81)
6. Ketchikan (54)

Stevenson meet (Al Mckee invitational meet):

Boys: 1.
Ketchikan (135)
2. Stevenson (127)
3. Columbia (108)

Girls: 1.
Stevenson (155)
2. La Center (150)
3. Ketchikan (54)

Ketchikan Top 3 placers at Mossyrock:
100 meter: Ada Odden- 2nd place (13.96)
200 meter: Ada Odden- 2nd place (29.05)
400 meter: Rachel Knight- 1st place (1:07.24)
400 meter: Ivan Credito- 3rd place (57.00)
800 meter: Morgan Elerding- 3rd place (2:51.59)
1600 meter: Dwight King- 1st place (5:13.63)
1600 meter: Riley Viera- 2nd place (5:13.71)
1600 meter: Brent Capps- 3rd place (5:16.03)
3200 meter: Brent Capps- 2nd place (11:07.00)
3200 meter: Dwight King- 3rd place (11:24.85)
110m Hurdles: Christopher Carlson- 2nd place (18.28)
110m Hurdles: Ivers Credito- 3rd place (18.67)
300m Hurdles: Ivers Credito- 3rd place (46.49)
4×400 Relay: 1st place (3:55.35)
Shot Put: Brendan Wong- 2nd place (40-09.00)
Discus 1.6kg: Justice Yoder- 2nd place (104-04)
Triple Jump: Jordan Geary- 2nd place (34-02.00)
4×400 Relay: 1st place (4:41.79)

Ketchikan Top 3 placers at Stevenson:
100 meter: Ada Odden- 2nd place (14.07)
200 meter: Ada Odden- 2nd place (29.33)
400 meter: Rachel Knight- 2nd place (68.05)
800 meter: Jon Barron- 3rd place (2:33.67)
1600 meter: Brent Capps- 3rd place (5:04.18)
1600 meter: Ashley Cyr- 3rd place (6:14.15)
3200 meter: Brent Capps- 2nd place (10:51.85)
110m Hurdles 39”: Christopher Carlson- 2nd place (18.42)
110m Hurdles 39”: Ivers Credito – 3rd place (18.85)
300m Hurdles 36”: Ivers Credito- 2nd place (46.19)
300m Hurdles 36”: Christopher Carlson- 3rd place (46.51)
Girls: 4×100 Relay: 2nd place (58.49)
Girls: 4×400 Relay: 3rd place (4:48.28)
Boys: 4×100 relay: 2nd place- (50.50)
Boys: 4×400 Relay: 3rd place (4:00.25)
Shot Put 12lb: Brendan Wong- 1st place (42-08.50)
Shot Put 12lb: Justice Yoder- 3rd place (40-05.50)
Discus 1.6kg: Justice Yoder- 2nd place (113-07)
Discus 1.6kg: Brendan Wong- 3rd place (112-03)
High Jump: Hunter Mathews- 3rd place (5-04.00)

Softball Starts off Hot

The Lady Kings started off the 2019 season with a pair of wins in Las Vegas yesterday. Kayhi defeated two Nevada High Schools Foothill (9-4), and Pahrump (12-4).  “It sets the tone for the season,” sophomore Dyllan Borer said. “Last year we came to this tournament and rolled over, so winning the first two games is a confidence booster.”

Game 1
Kayhi lead at the end of the first, 1-0, on a Dyllan Borer RBI single to score Erika Rauwolf. In the seconds Grace Clark hit a one-out double, and then scored on an error. Foothill responded in the second with two walks and two hit-by-pitches, scoring one run. In the third, Foothill scored three runs on three hits and a walk. Kayhi responded with six runs of their own in the fourth inning, capped off by a Dyllan Borer homerun. The Lady Kings finished the game with nine base hits.

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

Game 2
Kayhi ended the first inning of game two up 1-0. Pahrump answered with a run of their own, and then Kayhi exploded for seven runs in the second inning to bring their lead to 8-1. The Lady Kings hit five consecutive singles in the third inning to push across four more runs, bringing their lead to 12-3. The game was called after three and a half innings due to time limit.

K. Hodges- 2-3, 2R
E. Rauwolf- 1-3, 2R
G. Clark- 2-2
D. Borer- 2-3, 2B
B. Gentry 2-2
L. Guevarra- 0-2
J. Schultz- 2-3
M. Parker- 0-0, 1R
J. Miller- 3-4

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.

Pep club wins showdown, donates $700

SBA and Pep Club battled in the first ever Pep Club vs SBA competition for $700 for the charity of choice at Fridays pep assembly. Pep Club won all 4 events and the $700. They donated that money to the Homeless Shelter.

SBA raises money mainly through dances. It spends this money on various projects throughout the year with the Student Life and Service committees.

This year, SBA President Brendan Roof decided to make a charitable donation rather than roll those funds over to next year.

Kayhi hosts music fest

Around 600 students from across Southeast will be traveling to Ketchikan High School this week for the Region V Music Festival. Students will be performing concerts, solos, ensembles, and take part in musical clinics throughout the festival. Kayhi’s Jazz Band, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Vocal Jazz, Concert Choir, and Women’s Choir will all be performing.
“The clinics sound really fun and interesting this year,” said Dulay. “We learn how to be pushed out of our comfort zone in singing, dancing or playing musical instruments, and it’s in a non judgemental atmosphere where you can just be you”.

Schools Attending
Thunder Mountain High School
Juneau-Douglas High School
Sitka High School
Petersburg High School
Wrangell High School
Craig High School
Klawock High School
Thorne Bay High School
Haines High School
Metlakatla High School
Mt. Edgecumbe High School