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.
The Lady Kings volleyball team returned home with only one JV win after a weekend of games in Sitka. Although varsity came back winless they were more consistent with the outcome of the games. Senior Erika Rauwolf was not happy with the outcome of the Round Robin. “I really thought these games were going to be different, I thought we were going to get a win there, but we didn’t,” said Rauwolf. “It only shows us how much more improvement we have to do by the time the region tournament starts.”
Thursday (L) Kayhi V vs Mount Edgecumbe V (25-18, 26-24)
Friday Kayhi JV vs Sitka Wolves JV (L) Kayhi V vs Sitka V (26-16, 25-13, 25-12)
Saturday (L) Kayhi V vs Anchorage V ((25-18 (win), 26-24 (loss), 25-15 (loss), 25-9 (loss)) (L) Kayhi V vs Sitka Wolves (25-18, 25-15, 25-17) (L) Kayhi V vs MEHS (25-17, 25-17, 25-19)
Cross Country wins again Kayhi boys and girls place first in Craig last Saturday. Four boys finished in the top ten. Kayhi’s top runner Brent Capps finished first overall with a time of 17.24, setting himself a new PR. The girls had five finish in the top ten. Freshmen Anneliese Hiatt and Junior Morgan Elerding both set a new PR. “I’ve been waiting all season for this, nothing feels better than knowing you’ve improved and did so much better,” said Elerding. Hiatt finished first running a 20.48.41. Elerding finished second with a 21.12. Hiatt is the first girl to break 21 minutes since 2015 when Erika Rodanhisler ran a 19.53. Kayhi will have there only home meet this weekend Sep. 21 at Ward Lake.
Top finishers Boys Brent Capps (17.24) Mickey Lapinski (17.34) Dwight King (18.23) Charlie Blair (19.06)
Girls Anneliese Hiatt (20.48) Morgan Elerding(21.12) Ada Odden (22.13) Paige Boehlert (22.52) Jenna Walker (23.15)
Boys Ketchikan (23) Petersburg (39) Thorne Bay (99) Mt. Edgecumbe Craig (122) Metlakatla (152) Klawock (176)
Football falls at home Kayhi football(1-3) suffered their 3rd loss 9-8 last saturday to the Nikiski Bulldogs. Kayhi trailed Nikiski at half 3-0. Kayhi made an offensive change at half, senior Alex Malouf came in at quarterback in the third quarter to score the Kings only touchdown of the game. At half time senior captain Kristian Pihl and senior Alex Malouf took matters into their own hands. “We need to start making adjustments and fix what we have been doing wrong,” said Pihl. “We need to start being a second half team.” Senior Jordan Geary had one recovering fumble after the half. “I came out after half with a whole different mind set,” said Jordan. “We switched quarterbacks and the offensive line changed their blocking scheme to adapt to a defense we didn’t see in film,” said Geary.
Volleyball battles but loses to TM The Lady Kings volleyball team (0-4) fell to the Thunder Mountain Falcons (2-0) last weekend. On Friday, Kayhi lost 3-0 (25-8, 25-9, 26-24). Saturday night, Kayhi lost 3-0 (25-18, 25-15, 25-17) although the outcome of the games didn’t go as planned starting freshman Linsday Byron feels that the team is starting to come together. “We actually played really good because we’re beginning to be more of a family rather than being in our small cliques.” Senior captain, Erika Rauwolf said that the teams steady progress is very noticeable. “On Friday night we played more aggressive, we had good defense and we will eventually get to where we want to be. I’m very happy with our progress we have made from our first games of the season to now,” said Rauwolf. The JV2 and JV also played this weekend, the JV2 team went 3-0 and JV team went 3-1.