The Kayhi wrestling team took first last weekend in Sitka scoring a total of 171.5 points. Twenty more points than the 2nd place Mt. Edgecumbe Braves. Kayhi had a total of 9 placers. Junior Charlie Blair and sophomore Kristain Kelogg were the only 2 to take first place. Junior Andy Collins came in second place losing to Wrangell’s Hunter Wiederspohn for the third time this year. “Every time I’ve wrestled him I come with in 2 points.” Collins said. “It sucks that I don’t have another opportunity to wrestle him again, but I’m gonna use this loss to fuel me going into regions and the state tournament.” On the girls side sophomores Ruby McCue and Ada Odden both came in second place. All the girls combined scored a total of 39 of the 171.5 total team points. Both team will not be competing until the region tournament on December 14.
Jared Valentine and Henry Clark beat teammates Jackson Kaye and Carter Thomas in the final debate in Skagway last weekend. Valentine continued his first place record in duet acting with Brendon Roof.
Kaye, Thomas, Valentine and Clark battled for the first place title in front of all debate participants. The resolve-or topic-of the debate was that the benefits of the US federal government use of offensive cyberoperations outweighs the harms. Ultimately, Valentine and Clark won and became the meets’ first place winners.
“It was a lot more stressul than a regular debate,” said Valentine. “Not because they were necessarily better, but because of the bragging rights on the line. Either team would never let it go if they won. Henry and I haven’t abused the bragging rights yet, but it is nice to know we don’t have to hear about us losing either.”
Thomas however, felt less stress for the upcoming debate.
“This is the first time we’ve ever had two Kayhi teams in the final. There was a little less stress, because we have competed in class against each other. We knew their debating style beforehand.”
Valentine’s first place title was an impressive accomplishment considering he had never performed a drama piece before.
“I have never done a drama piece like that before,” Valentine said. “Brendon and I memorized it on the ferry over. We went in, improvved all the actions, and somehow took first overall, with a command performance.” Valentine and his partner Brendon Roof performed the Kavanaugh Hearing skit from SNL.
The team spent the past month getting ready for the meet and all their hard work paid off.
Of the members of the team, eleven placed in the top ten in at least one of the categories they competed in.
Their next meet will take place on December 13 & 14. For more info on scoring for each event, visit the site below.
Public Forum Debate 1st Place- Henry Clark/Jared Valentine 2nd Place- Carter Thomas/Jackson Kaye 3rd Place- Brendan Roof/Nicole West 7th- Dametre Martin/Ashley Anzueto 9th – Francis Sherman/Phillip Smith
Individual Debate Speaker Points 2nd- Henry Clark 3rd- Carter Thomas, Jared Valentine (tied) 4th- Jared Valentine 7th- Dametre Martin 8th- Jackson Kaye
Extemporaneous Commentary 2nd – Henry Clark 4th- Nicole West
Extemporaneous Speaking 5th- Brendan Roof 6th- Jackson Kaye 7th- Carter Thomas
Informative Speaking 3rd- Jackson Kaye 6th- Axel Hugo
Original Oratory 6th- Carter Thomas
Duet Acting 1st Place- Jared Valentine/Brendan Roof 4th Place- Braxton Zink/Dametre Martin
Duo Interpretation 5th Place- Erin Shea & Francis Sherman
Reader’s Theater 3rd- Nicole West, Ashley Anzueto, Dametre Martin, Philip Smith, Axel Hugo
The Kayhi volleyball team gets last place at the Region V tournament. On Thursday night the Kings played the Crimson Bears and lost 1-3. On Friday night the Kings fell to the Falcons 0-3 and were eliminated from the tournament. Senior captain Madison Purcell was named All-Conference Team. Purcell speaks on her last Region tournament experience.
“It was a lot of fun, I’m happy and feel fulfilled with how this season went,” said Purcell.
The Lady Kings (0-8) will head to Juneau to play in the Region V Volleyball tournament this Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The Lady Kings will play at 7 p.m. on Thursday night against the Juneau Douglas Crimson Bears and the rest of the game times will depend on the outcome of the previous games. Senior Erika Rauwolf is unsure about this weekend.
“I don’t know how this weekend in Juneau is going to go, I’m hoping we can compete and whatever happens, happens,” said Rauwolf.
The Lady Kings lost both Friday and Saturday night to the Lady Wolves. The Lady Kings fell 0-3 on both nights, on Friday night (28-26, 25-16, 25-7) and on Saturday night (25-12, 25-16, 25-16). It was the Kings last home games of the season. Although the Kings lost senior Erika Rauwolf is thankful for the experience she has had and for the support she received.
“It was a great weekend, I’ve been blessed to have had the opportunity to play for my school and to have the support that I had on senior night by my friends and family was truly a blessing,” said Rauwolf. “I wouldn’t have had it any other way.”
The Lady Kings are two weeks away from heading into the Region tournament in Juneau.
The Kayhi Lady Kings went winless this weekend at home against Thunder Mountain and Craig. This weekend of games were a “Roller Coaster” as said by senior captain Mackenzie Merril. On Friday, the Lady Kings went in dominating the Criag Panthers but lost in the last set by a point given up from a invalid sub in. That loss followed the Lady Kings onto the next game and resulted in them losing to Thunder Mountain 3-0. “We went in kicking butt against Craig but just couldn’t seal the deal and win over all. Not winning that game made him [Kevin Johnson] upset and the teams emotions started to fall a part,” said Merril. “We were out of control of everything.” Saturday night was a turn around for the Lady Kings. “Those games were amazing. We came together and had our energy up. The team felt amazing seeing Kevin smiling and everyone cheering for us,” said Merril. “Having all those people [Crowd] there made such a difference.”
Friday (L) Kayhi JV vs Craig JV (L) Kayhi V vs Craig V (25-23 (Kayhi), 25-17 (Craig), 25-22(Craig)) (Best of 3) (L) Kayhi JV2 vs TMHS C (L) Kayhi JV vs TMHS JV (L) Kayhi V vs TMHS V (25-8, 25-11, 25-11)
Saturday TMHS JV vs Criag JV (TMHS 4-1) TMHS V vs CRAIG V (TMHS 3-0) (L) Kayhi JV2 vs TMHS C (L) Kayhi JV vs TMHS JV (L) Kayhi V vs TMHS V (25-17, 25-20, 25-13)
Kayhi boys and girls both placed 3rd at home last Saturday. The Lady Kings finished with 88 points and the Kings with 64. Brent Capps, top finisher for the Kings and 2nd overall with a time of 17.02 shaving 22 seconds off his previous PR. Anneliese Hiatt was the top finisher for Kayhi, finishing 11th overall at 20.40, also creating a new PR for herself. Mickey Lapinski came in 2nd for the Kings and 6th overall with a new PR. “It is almost impossible to get a PR every race especially with different courses. I feel great being able to beat my times consistently,” said Lapinski. “It’s definitely a confidence booster heading into regions.” Kayhi will head to regions this weekend in Sitka.