Four groups and 14 individuals received superior ratings over the weekend at Music Fest.
Below are the results.
McKenzie Thomas & Chasina Klein- Vocal duet
Emme Andersen & Terran Stack Jaz -Vocal duet
Emme Andersen Jazz -Vocal solo
Terran Stack -Vocal solo
Caleb Schlosser- Vocal solo
Thomas Brooks, Mario Rabacal, Adrian Ronquillo, Terran Stack, McKenzie Thomas, Chasina Klein-Vocal essemble
Charla Hendren -Vocal solo
The Lady Kings lost the first game of the season Friday 8-0 and the second on Saturday 9-0.
Junior Olivia Kinunen has been on varsity for three years and knew the Bears were a tough team to beat.
“Juneau has always been super good, so we knew the games were going to be super difficult,” said Kinunen. “We definitely didn’t play very well the beginning of the first game, but stepped it up at the half and continued to do the same in the second game.”
The Kayhi baseball team went 2-2 at the pre season invitational in Sitka. The Kings trailed defending state champion Sitka 7-6 until the top of the 7th inning Thursday, until junior Wyatt Barajas hit a go ahead 3-run homerun.
The Kings dominated Thunder Mountain 10-0 Friday, but the bats quieted down for the Kings in the final day of the invitational. Kayhi fell short in the last inning to Juneau Douglas 1-0. Wrapping up the weekend, the Kings lost to the Dimond Lynx 2-1.
The Kayhi baseball team went 1-3 in the Pride Classic tournament in Arizona. The Kings opened the tournament with a 19-3 win over Baker, Oregon Thursday.
Junior Liam Kiffer said that inconsistent pitching led the Kings.
“I think our pitching was the biggest difference in why we were able to win,” said Kiffer. “They weren’t able to throw strikes consistently and we were able to. We also had clutch hits with runners in scoring position. It was really fun to start off the year with the win.”
The bats quieted a bit in the final two days of the tournament and Kayhi went 0-3.
The Kings 6-3 lost to Standley Lake (CO), 10-7 to Cleveland (OR), 13-6 to Grant (OR).
Senior captain Michael Starr said the pre season games are beneficial.
“There was a lot of team bonding that will hopefully translate into working as a team, and that’s one of the most crucial parts of winning baseball games, said Starr. “The trip gave us a look at our lineup for the season and gave us the opportunity to work out some kinks.”
The Kayhi softball team started the Spring Jamboree in Las Vegas with back to back games losses on Monday. Kayhi lost 9-3 to Palo Verde High of Las Vegas in game 1, and 17-0 to Garfield High School of Los Angeles.
Junior Kayloni Bermudez pitched in both games starting the first game going 5 innings and relieving Kiara Hodges after one inning in the second.
Senior Alex Boegler said getting on the field and playing was exciting but the big part of the loss was trouble at the plate. Kayhi managed only two hits in the first game (one by sophomore Kiara Hodges, the other by freshman Dyllan Borer) and were no-hit in the second.
“Getting back on the field was awesome,” said Boegler. “Especially having the chance to play our first games in Vegas. We did pretty good on the field, but what hurt us was our sticks. The other teams pitchers are not what we are used to.”
Kayhi lost both games on day 2 of the second day of the Spring Jamboree. In the first game, Junior Kayloni Bermudez started on the mound against Coronado of San Diego, while Kiara Hodges pitched in relief. Bermudez struck out 4 and walked 6. While Kayhi recorded 0 hits in the 10-0 loss.
In the second game of the day, Kayhi lost to Centennial High School of Las Vegas 12-2. Bermudez started on the mound again and struck out 3 and hit 5 in the loss.
Junior Maya Parker was frustrated in the team’s performance throughout the day,
“I always hate losing. I hate it even more when we lose and were not playing to our full potential,” Parker said. “ I don’t think our performance today shows how well we can actually play.”
For the 5th straight season, the Kayhi Lady Kings claimed the Region V championship. It took the Lady Kings five games in five days last season, but the road to the title was much more efficient this time around as the the Lady Kings beat Juneau Wednesday and again Friday.
The boys were not as fortunate and suffered a repeat of last season – back to back losses to Juneau-Douglas.
The Kings had two players qualify for All-State: Marcus Lee qualified for First Team, and Chris Lee qualified for Third Team. Brittany Slick was named to the Third Team.
The Lady Kings finished No. 6 in the last WPI rankings but switched with Chugiak so that Chugiak would not have to play a conference foe in the first round of the state tournament. That means Kayhi will take on No. 2 East Anchorage rather than 2-time defending champion Wasilla in the opening round.
East was No. 2 in 2015 when Kayhi upset the T-birds on a buzzer-beater by Eliah Anderson in double-overtime to open the state tournament.
The Kayhi Debate Drama and Forensics team had a strong performance at state placing 3rd out of 21 teams in the Forensics (speech) events.
Kayhi competed against 32 public forum debate teams and had the most speakers finish in the top 10.
Arick Mattson took first place in Public Forum Debate speaker points, and second in Humorous Interpretation out 64 and 23 participants respectively.
Chris Brown and Piper Cooper went undefeated in the public forum (4-0)–one of three teams out of the 32 who finished with that record.
While none of the Kayhi teams made it past the octofinals — sudden death where previous records and scores are disregarded — they did finish with the best overall debate record at the meet; all Kayhi teams finished at or above an even record.
Piper Cooper – 4th of 18 Original Oration, 7th of 64 in Public Forum Debate (PFD) speaker points, 7th in Student Congress
Jared Valentine – 4th of 24 in Expository Speaking
Frances Barry – 5th of 24 in Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking, 7th in Duo Interpretation, 4th in PFD speaker points, 4th in Student Congress
Thomas Brooks – 6th of 24 in Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking, 7th in Duo Interpretation, 6th in PFD speaker points, 6th in Student Congress
Chris Brown – 4th of 18 in Foreign Extemporaneous Speaking, 5th of 64, 5th in PFD speaker points
Arick Mattson – 2nd of 23 in Humorous Interpretation w/ a command performance, 1st in PFD speaker points
Sam Winburn – 9th in PFD speaker points
Public Forum Debate
Chris Brown & Piper Cooper (4-0)
Thomas Brooks & Madyson Traudt (3-1)
Frances Barry & Henry Clark (3-1)
Jared Valentine & Brendan Roof (2-2)
Sam Winburn & Seth Chernick (2-2)
Arick Mattson & Abbigail Gaugler (2-2)
DDF Scoring Guide