Ketchikan volleyball finished last in the two day JIVE tournament in Juneau over the weekend, going 1-8. Ketchikan junior Mady Purcell was named to the JIVE All-Tournament Team.
Swim and Dive
Kayhi swim and dive team had their only home meet of the season on Oct 13 and 14.On Friday the girls took 4th with 86 points, and the boys took 3rd with 92 points. “I think this was our best meet as a team,” said junior captain Caity Pearson. “Everyone was super pumped and happy to be home, and to be supported by our friends and families.”
In total, 20 different Kayhi swimmers had personal best’s this meet. Pearson hopes that having such a successful meet will give the team a boost of confidence for regions. “I think that since we did so well this weekend it will help us at regions by giving us a little bit of momentum” she said. “Everyone is going to put their all into it since it will be the last meet.”
The Kayhi Kings (6-2) football team suffered their second loss of the season this weekend to the Eielson Ravens (7-1). The Kings lost 55-0 to the Ravens. Eielson advances to the Division 3 state championship game against the Barrow Whalers. Senior quarterback Brendan Wong had a tough game throwing 3 picks and having only 3 completions. “Its upsetting to lose after making it this far,” Senior Brandon Wieber said. “Everybody wasn’t on their game, and we just couldn’t compete.” Ravens senior running back Jaden Manibusan rushed for 249 yards, and accounted for five total touchdowns. The Kings season came to an end, and will go down as one of the best seasons in program history.
The Lady Kings volleyball team hosted a small schools tournament over the weekend. The Kings placed 5th in the Varsity bracket, with their only win against Metlakatla. Craig won the tournament, beating Petersburg in the varsity finals. Mt. Edgecume beat Petersburg in the championship as well to win the JV tournament.
Felix Wong (1,345) and Sven Westergard (1,13) were the winners for the two Borough Assembly seats. Austin Otos (1,086), Dan Bockhorst (760), James Montgomery (312), and Dani Pratt (280) were the other candidates.
Matt Eisenhower(1,511), Sonya Skan (1,300), and Rachel Breithaupt (1,274) came out on top for the three open seats on the School Board. Bridget Mattson was close behind with 1,004 votes and Lana Boler finished with 689 votes.
The City Council race was not as tight as the Borough Assembly or School Board. Sam Bergeron (695) and Janalee Gage (836) won the two seats and came out ahead of Spencer Strassburg (428) and Dragon London (355).
Election Day in Ketchikan saw a 3% increase in voter turnout. Last year’s local election saw 21% of Ketchikan residence vote, and this year 24% went to the polls.
The Kings outscored the Mariners 48-12 to improve to 4-1 on the season. Kings quarterback Brendan Wong finished the game with five touchdown passes and 325 passing yards. He completed 11 passes. Senior Brandon Wieber led the team in receiving with 3 touchdowns for 179 yards. CJ Jasper had a 52 yard receiving touchdown. Stevie Byron, Brendan Roof, and AJ Malouf all had rushing touchdowns.
The Kings will travel to Barrow this weekend for their last away game in regular season.
CC The Kayhi boys cross country team finished 3rd overall with 83 points. The Kings top finisher, freshman Mickey Lapinski finished 12th overall with a time of 17:38. On the girls side, sophomore Morgan Elerding was the top finisher for Kayhi placing 11th overall with a time of 21:13. The Kayhi girls placed 4th overall with 91 points.
Volleyball The Lady Kings volleyball team fell to Thunder Mountain over the weekend. Friday night Kayhi fell (13-25, 19-25, 15-25) and Saturday (12-25, 16-25, 8-25). The Lady Kings are now 1-7 on the season.
The Kayhi Kings suffered their first defeat of the season on Friday to the Houston Hawks. The Kings lost 22-20 in an intense game against the Hawks. With Houston winning, they will become the leading team in the Peninsula Conference with a record of 4-1, Kayhi will drop to second with a record of 3-1. The Kings had a tough first half trailing 14-0 at halftime. They outscored the Hawks 20-8 in the second half, but they fell just short. The Kings were down 3 starting players. Senior Stevie Byron (suspension), senior Mark Jasper (hand), and junior Brendon Roof (knee). Senior quarterback Brendon Wong threw 2 touchdown passes to Junior wide receiver CJ Jasper. Senior Brandon Wieber and Jasper were the only 2 to score for Kayhi. Jasper scored a total of 18 points, and Wieber scored 2 points. “CJ was amazing,” senior Brandon Wieber said,”he was quick and no one could get a hand on him.” Junior CJ Jasper had the lone interception of the game, returning it 75 yards for a touchdown. Junior Jackson Kaye and senior Tyler Mclaren recovered 2 fumbles for Kayhi. Kayhi will travel to Homer this weekend for their third conference game.
Kayhi volleyball fell 2-0 to the Juneau Douglas Bears at home over the weekend. Friday, the Lady Kings varsity team lost ( 25-5, 25-10, 25-5) and Saturday (23-25, 12-25, and 8-25). The JV team went 3-2 against the Bears. This is the second time they have faced off against the Bears, losing 0-2 the week before on Juneau’s home court. The Kings now stand at 1-5, with their only win against the Nikiski Bulldogs.
The Kayhi girls cross country team took 1st place over the weekend in Sitka. Three girls finished in the top ten. Kayhi’s top finisher sophomore Morgan Elderding placed 4th overall with a time of 21:14.29. The boys placed 2nd over the weekend with two runners finishing in the top ten. Freshman Mickey Lapinski placed 1st for Kayhi and 7th overall with a time of 18:02.99.
Top finishers Girls Morgan Elderling (21:14.29) Ruby McCue (22:07.41) Ashley Cyr (22:24.29)
Boys Mickey Lapinski (18:02.99) Brent capps (18:20.89)