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Four Kings sign to play college

Four Kayhi seniors signed their Letters of Intent yesterday to play college football next year.
“It was the goal since freshman year to all sign on the same day,” Crist Carlson said. “I’m really happy we actually got to sign together, we all lift together, and work together, so it’s great to see that all our hard work has paid off.”

Stevie Byron- Western Colorado University, NCAA D2
Crist Carlson- Finlandia University, NCAA D3
Brandon Wieber- Lewis-Clark State, NCAA D3
Brendan Wong- Peru State University, NAIA

Lady Kings Lose to Soldotna

The Lady Kings (7-8) fell to Soldotna (13-0) last night 58-35 in Anchorage. Kayhi struggled to get things going throughout the game, especially inside. “They were so much bigger,” Coach Kelly Smith said. “We struggled getting much inside.”
Kayhi started off down 19-4 at the end of the first quarter, and couldn’t find a way back. Ashley Huffine lead the Lady Kings with 20 points, 12 coming on four three-pointers.

NOSB places 5th

Kayhi’s National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB) team, the Saber-Toothed Salmon, placed 5th out of 20 teams in the state on their research paper.
Kayhi NOSB’s research paper titled “Increasing the Efficiency of Monitoring Coliform Bacteria Levels in the Marine Environment around Ketchikan, Alaska”, placed the Kings in a high seed for the quiz portion of the bowl.
fifth place is the highest Kayhi’s team has ever ranked.
“We have had a team for 9 years now and this is the highest we’ve ever placed so it will really help us out in the Tsunami Bowl at state,” said NOSB coach Julie Landwehr.
The state level quiz will be held from February 21st to 24th in Seward.

NOSB Members:
Laura Sherrill (Co-Captain)
Caity Pearson (Co-Captain)
Anne Coss
Remi Howe
Talisa McKinley

Snow Day

Winter finally showed up and due to inclement weather, Ketchikan high school has canceled all after school activities and practices today.
Loreli Richardson is Kayhi’s office manager and said the decision to call a school day is not the schools.
“A snow day is actually called when the buses feel that it is too slick to transport the kids to and from school,” said Richardson.
After the bus company decides that the roads are too slick for safe passage, they notify the superintendent, who then relays to the school district and the parents of students that the buses are unable to make routes due to hazardous conditions.
“It would be by 6 a.m. because we do have a zero hour,” said Richardson in regards to the timeframe a snow day call has to be made.
There is also an option for a two hour delayed start that has school hours begin at 10 a.m. with 40 minute class periods throughout the day.
Though snow fall is still expected, its forecast is to stop in the early morning and school is scheduled to start on time.

Boys Sweep Bears at Home

On Friday night, junior Chris Lee became the 10th Kayhi member to reach the 1000-point club in a 94-54 rout of rival Juneau-Douglas.
“It feels great to accomplish something like that but not only for me, but all my teammates that have helped me from freshman year to now,” said Lee. “It was nice to get back on track and get back to playing our brand of basketball, especially against a team we usually see during regions.”
Chris (29) and his brother Marcus (27) combined to outscore the entire Crimson Bears entire offense on Friday night.
Saturday was more of the same as the Kings (11-7, 3-1) cruised to an 85-65 victory.

Friday Scoring: Marcus Lee 29, Chris Lee 27, ER Caparas 8, Cody Kemble 5, Robert Hilton-Seludo 5, Jake Taylor 4, Wyatt Barajas 4, Kristian Pihl 3, Arthur Williams 3, Gavin Salazar 2, James Nordlund 2, Josh Gentry 2.

Saturday Scoring: Chris Lee 24, Marcus Lee 15, Cody Kemble 10, Kristian Pihl 9, Robert Hilton-Seludo 7, Jake Taylor 6, Wyatt Barajas 6, Kyle Smith 5, ER Caparas 3.

News Briefs

HSEL is a high school organization that organizes competitive video game tournaments for scholarships, and connects its students to college recruiters. Teams play one game series a week, with the top eight teams at the end of six weeks, moving to the playoffs.  
Kayhi entered week two of the HSEL winter open with the League of Legends, Rocket League, and Rainbow Six Siege teams competing over the course of the week.
The League of Legends team lost 2-0 to the Bexley Lions, putting them at 1-.
The Rocket League team won 3-2 against Hoban Esports putting them at 2-0.
The Rainbow SIx Siege team tied 1-1 against Timberwolf Esports putting them at 0-1-1.

League Of Legends players:
Captain Donald Rayner
Kim Villafor
Franklyn Correa
John-Luke Calderon
Tom Correa
(sub) Grant Dulay
(sub) Ivan Credito
(sub) Iverson Credito
(sub) Gabe Cruz

Rainbow Six Players:
Captain Alexander Trugon
Logan Ohmer
Eli Bright
Cade Fawcett
Brendon Hoage
(sub) Devin Cragun
(sub) Daniel Neufeldt
(sub) Dylan Dolsky

Rocket League Players:
Captain Dametre Williams-Martin
Gregory Merle
Grant Dulay
(sub) Josh Ryan

Kayhi’s Drama Debate and Forensics team (DDF) concluded its home meet on Saturday, concluding all of the Region V exclusive meets. The results are as follows:

Public Forum Debate
Out of 23 Teams in Debate, in
3rd Place: Brendan Roof & Carter Thomas 5 wins-1 loss
4th Place Jacob King & Abby Gaugler 5 wins-1 loss
6th Place Chris Brown & Jared Valentine 4 Wins- 2 Losses

Of 46 Competitors, For debate speaker points
1st Place Chris Brown
Tied 3rd Place Henry Clark and Jared Valentine

Extemporaneous Commentary
4th Place Dametre Martin
7th Place Henry Clark
9th Place Nicole West

Extemporaneous Speaking
5th Place Chris Brown
6th Place- Jacob King
7th Place- Carter Thomas

Informative Speaking
2. Chris Brown
4. Dametre Martin
5 Jared Valentine

Original Oration
2nd Place      Carter Thomas
3rd Anne Coss
4th Jacob King

Humorous Interpretation
1st and a Command Performance-   Seth Chernick
5th–   Ethan Thomas

Duet Acting
5th Place- Bella Roberts & Henry Clark
8th Place- Dametre Martin & Nicole West

Staff Pick

Getting news from Twitter is…

Tarrant Sasser:
Getting news from Twitter is great. Twitter has a whole news section under the search bar that groups Tweets and links from many verified reporters and news pages to keep you updated on everything from sports to politics. There are even Tweets based on the user to see what kind of news you’re interested in based on what you like and follow. Twitter is endless information.

Micah Britt:
News on twitter is definitely not a very reliable source, most of the tweets are biased to what the person posts. When I scroll through the feed the main thing I see are people bashing president trump, the newest gossip on modern rappers, and pointless tweets that just waste my time. The annoying thing about twitter is all the the one sided debating of people with false information. I prefer to get my information from places like The Wall Street Journal and the Washington post.

Cristopher Carlson: Either a hit or miss. Mostly a miss. News on Twitter is usually all shock news covered by big news outlets and reporters from CNN or Fox. The news page on Twitter is all about Trump and how awful and evil he is. I don’t really care for opinionated garbage these companies call “news”. I’d rather find a news article that has the basic facts without the company trying to shape how I should feel about the situation or event. Plus I always end up getting annoyed reading and seeing everyone’s tweets acting as if they’re all Harvard grads and their opinions should matter. If I want to read the news or know what’s going on i’ll go onto my news app or look up news on my computer. Social media news is straight trash don’t @ me.


Girls Basketball travels to TM

The Lady Kings (4-6) will battle Thunder Mountain (6-6) tonight in Juneau.
Kayhi is coming off a two loss weekend against JDHS, losing by 15 on Friday, but keeping it close on Saturday losing a 43-41 heartbreaker. Kayhi has played TMHS already this season, winning 43-33.  The Lady Kings have won 17 straight games against Thunder Mountain dating back to 2015. Eight of TMHS games this season have been against 3A or lower competition.

Thunder Mountain (6-6)
Streak- W1
Last 5- (1-4)

Player to watch- Nina Fenumiai
Fenumiai scored 21 in Saturdays 50-47 win at Barrow.