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.”
Kayhi’s cross country team had a successful year with plenty of runners reaching their goals and getting their PR’s and being able to qualify and get five kids to state.
“Times were faster this year compared to last year,” said head coach Leigh Woodward. “We had a younger team this year since we had a lot of people graduate last year.”
The 2018 season was filled with a bunch of good times, plenty of girls getting 21:16, 22:33, and 22:07. Two freshman boys in specific, Brent Capps and Mickey Lapinski really out showed this year.
“Mickey and Brent were beating everyone,” said Woodward. “Mickey did have a bad race during regions and wasn’t able to qualify for state, but throughout the season they both were very very good.”
Jacob King really surprised a lot of people. He never took top three in any meets until regionals, he took 10th, the top time of his career at 18:05.
“Jacob just came and destroyed,” said Woodward. “He didn’t want regions to be his last race.”
Over the 2018 season there were 34 runners (24 boys, 10 girls). Out of the girls Ruby Mccue cut her time by 2 ½ minutes.
“She really did amazing her first year,” said Woodward. “I definitely feel like she’ll be one of our top runners again next year.”
The cross country team traveled to Sitka, Metlakatla, Petersburg, Juneau and Anchorage. They also had one home meet. First year Senior Ivan Credito had a PR of a minute and 45 sec.
“I really like how he came out on his only season ever and did pretty good,” said Woodward. “In our home meet he finished with a time of 18:44.”
Dwight King, brother of senior Jacob King had a time difference of six minutes and seven seconds. He had a time of 24:25 in the first race and ended with 18:18 in the home meet. By far the most outstanding time difference of the season.
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.
The Kayhi Kings Football team (6-1) will travel to Fairbanks to take on the Eielson Ravens (7-1) in the first round of the Division III State Tournament at 1 p.m. on Saturday.
“You can feel the tension amongst the team,” senior Brandon Wieber said. “This is our toughest game of the season, but I believe we can come out on top if we do what we do best and play to the best of our ability.”
Points per game: 41.9
Points allowed per game: 17.1
State Championships (5) – 1992, 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2016.
Last game: Eielson beat Monroe last weekend 43-13. The team had a total of 407 rushing yards, 284 coming from senior Jayden Manibusan who had 3 rushing touchdowns.
Points per game: 45.1
Points allowed per game: 16.8
State Championships: 0
Last game: Kayhi beat Seward last weekend 50-40. Senior Crist Carlson had 3 touchdowns against the Seahawks. Senior tight end Brandon Wieber also caught a touchdown pass from quarterback Brendan Wong.
Valdez: Kayhi won 77-0, Eielson won 59-20
Barrow: Kayhi won 8-6, Eielson won 44-6
Seward: Kayhi won 50-40, Eielson won 45-0
Volleyball Small Schools Tournament
The Lady Kings volleyball will compete in their last tournament of the year this weekend at home. The small school tournament will consist of Sitka, Craig, Mt. Edgecumbe, Metlakatla, Skagway, Petersburg, Haines, Wrangell, and Klawock.
CC @ State Anchorage
Kayhi’s top finisher senior Jacob King took 56th (of 81) with a time of 18:07 at the state cross country meet in Anchorage. Sophomore Phillip Smith placed 60th with a time of 18:14, and freshman Brent Capps took 74th with a time of 18:43.
“I’m pleased with my time this last weekend,” said King. “I’m just glad I got to lead Kayhi with my time and show it up in state.”
On the girls side Morgan Elerding and Ruby Mccue 54th and 67th respectively. Elerding finished with a time of 21:44.9. Mccue finished at 22:31.
“I knew in overall I could’ve done better but that’s what next year if for,” said Elerding. “I dropped 11 seconds off my time from last year in state and I am very pleased with that.”
Football @ Home
The Kayhi Kings football team defeated the Seward Seahawks this weekend 50-40 in their final regular season game. Kayhi recognized 11 seniors before the game on Friday.
Kings lead at half 50-18 over the Seahawks. Kayhi’s head coach Jim Byron pulled the seniors at half, resting the seniors for their playoff game at Eielson.
Three seniors scored against Seward. Quarterback Brendan Wong rushed for two touchdowns. Brandon Wieber caught one touchdown pass and Crist Carlson caught three. Junior Alex Malouf caught a 75 yard touchdown pass from Wong.
The Kings will travel to Fairbanks to take on Eielson for their 1st playoff game.
Volleyball @ Home
The Lady Kings fell 3-0 to the Thunder Mountain Falcons over the weekend. The Lady Kings will play their final games this weekend at home, in a small school tournament.
Swim @ Juneau
Kayhi swim and dive team placed 5th overall at Saturday’s meet in Juneau. The boys placed 4th with 61 points, and the girls placed 5th with 55 points.
Junior captain Caity Pearson is disappointed about the results this weekend but she is ready for the teams next meet on Oct. 12 at home.
“It wasn’t our best meet but we kept our spirits up and cheered through the whole thing,” said Pearson. “We are working very hard for our home meet and we are super excited for it.”
Juneau Douglas won the meet with a combined score of 282.5.
The Kayhi football team (5-1) take on Seward (2-5) tonight for Their last regular season game of the year. The game will kick off at 6 p.m at Esther Shea field on Friday . Kayhi’s coming off a victory at Barrow 8-6 and are averaging 44 points a game. The Kings will honor eleven seniors before the game.
“It’s upsetting knowing that this is my last home game,” senior Brandon Wieber said. “But that’s not gonna get in the way of me and my fellow seniors getting a W.”
The Lady Kings volleyball team will host Thunder Mountain this weekend. The last time Kayhi faced the Falcons they fell 0-3 in Juneau.
Junior Mackenzie Merrill said the Lady Kings are hoping to use their home court advantage to even out the score.
“I definitely think having home court advantage will help us pull together as a team and get the job done knowing our parents and peers are watching and supporting us.”
The Lady Kings will recognize 3 seniors Saturday before the game.
The high school cross country state meet will take place this Saturday.
For the boys side, senior Jacob King and freshmen Brent Capps both qualified and will represent Kayhi in the meet this weekend. For the girls side, Morgan Elerding and Ruby McCue will both be representing Kayhi as well.
“I’m not expecting to get near top three but we’re just gonna be out there running our best and try to PR on all of our times,” said Elerding. “It’s really just all about leaving it out on the course.”
Swim and Dive
The Ketchikan Swim and Dive team travel to Juneau this Thursday to compete in their third meet of the year on Friday evening and Saturday morning. The Kayhi Kings placed 5th in their last meet in Sitka with a total score of 572.
Senior Jessilyn Sivertsen is expecting a fun meet this weekend.
“I think it will be a hoot,” said Sivertson. “The entire team is traveling to compete and I believe we will see a huge improvement in everyone this meet.”
Kayhi Kings football improved their record this weekend with a victory against the Barrow Whalers 8-6. The Kings traveled over 1600 air miles for their last regular season away game.
The Kings scored early in the game with a pick 6 from Junior CJ Jasper returning it for 105 yards. Kings Senior Brandon Wieber followed up CJ with a 2 point conversion ending the half on top 8-0.
“It was a great feeling when CJ scored,” junior Jackson Kaye said. “Our defense was holding a strong fight and we needed a touchdown to get us back in the game.”
The Kings take on Seward this weekend for their last regular season game.
The Region V cross country race was held in Juneau over the weekend. The Kayhi Kings boys came in second place, and the girls came in third. Kayhi boys runners Brent Capps (18:01) and Jacob King (18:05) both placed for state. Kayhi girls runners Ruby McCue and Morgan Elerding also qualified for state.
Kayhi Kings volleyball traveled to Craig over the weekend. Kayhi fell 3-0 Friday night, and 3-1 Saturday night.