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Kings host vikings

The Kings will start the 2018-2019 season against Petersburg tonight at 7:15 p.m.

Kayhi junior Edward Davis will start on Thursday and will have the opportunity to score the first basket against Petersburg.

Senior Cody Kemble is looking forward to watching him play,

“I think it’s awesome, it is a great way to start out the year,” said Kayhi senior Cody Kemble. “Especially since Edward is close with most of us seniors.”

Thursday’s game will be an endowment game.

Kings will then play Wasilla Friday and Saturday. Each game will start at 7:15 p.m.

Kings win 11th straight Regional Tournament


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Carter Thomas
Staff Writer

The Kayhi Kings wrestling team took first for the 11th straight regional tournament. Kayhi had 10 region champions. Senior Matthew Rodriguez was selected as the most outstanding wrestler, and took first in his weight class.
“I feel that I did very well,” Rodriguez said. “I had a super close match in the finals, but it feels great to come out on top. I think I had a great weekend.”
Senior Patrick Rauwolf, defeated Kayhi’s own Kollin Houthoofd by dec. 5-2, and felt great after finally winning a region tournament.
“It feels great to take first in my weight class,” Rauwolf said. “After three years of losing in the finals, I finally pulled off a win.”
Brayden Linne was relieved that his ankle injury didn’t affect his performance.
“I was a little bit worried about how my ankle would affect my matches, but I was just fine,” Linne said. “I am really looking forward to the state tournament. I think I have a good chance of being a state champion this year.”
Senior Brandon Weiber went in to the Region V tournament with a winning mindset.
“I went into regions being very confident,” Weiber said. “Mindset is huge when you are going into a big tournament. I told myself I was going to win, and thats what happened.”
Next weekend, 17 wrestlers will travel to Anchorage to compete in the state tournament.

Region Champions:
Patrick Rauwolf
Kai Biagi
Brayden Linne
Carson Cowan
Richard Stuart
Matthew Rodriguez
Degan Linne
Brandon Wieber
Andy Collins
Charlie Blair

State Qualifiers:
Patrick Rauwolf (119)
Kai Biagi (112)
Brayden Linne (145)
Carson Cowan (160)
Richard Stuart (152)
Matthew Rodriguez (125)
Degan Linne (103)
Ada Odden (125)
Brandon Wieber (189)
Charlie Blair (130)
Louisse Bueno (103)
Andy Collins (140)
Hayley Gilson (135)
Kollin Houthoofd (119)
Conor Ray (160)
Benjamin Tabb (135)
Brock Thomas (130)


Wrestling to Regions

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Patrick Rauwolf looks to close his career with a region championship

Staff Writer
Carter Thomas

The Kayhi Wrestling team will compete in the regional tournament in Juneau this weekend. The Kings have won 10 region V tournaments in a row, and hope to continue the streak. The Kings will compete against Juneau Douglas and Thunder Mountain for the title. Senior Patrick Rauwolf (ranked 3rd in state) believes that he will be able to take first in his weight class, despite his loss in the finals last year.
“I did lose last year, but I am much more confident,” Rauwolf said. “I really only have a few easy matches to win my weight class.”
Senior Brayden Linne (ranked 1st in state) was named the most outstanding wrestler last year for the second time in a row.
“I think Ketchikan is going to dominate,” Linne said. “I think I will win my weight class, and our team will win the tournament. The regions tournament is pretty easy for us to win, and you can see that in the last 10 years.”
Coach Rick Collins has high hopes for Brayden Linne.
“He is definitely outstanding. In my mind he should win the region tournament, and will be a state champ this year”
Coach Collins said that Brayden has been dealing with an injury since the Lancer Smith.
“He’s been going some light wrestling, but hasn’t been going 100% due to the injury. He is not getting full reps, so I am worried about that. I expect him to win a state title reasonably easy this year. The ankle injury will make it a little bit harder.”
Collins believes that the team will win the regional tournament.
“I certainly expect us to win regions,” Coach Collins said. “JD and Thunder Mountain are combined, and they definitely could be better. We’ve got 6 guys that are expected to be seeded and placers at the state tournament. I would expect all 6 of those guys to do extremely well in the region tournament.”
Senior Brandon Weiber (ranked 3rd at state), a 2x regional champ,  believes he can win this tournament easily.
“I think I will win my 3rd straight regional title this weekend,” Wieber said. “Although the competition in my weight class is decent, I believe I can take it easily.”
Junior Sullivan Schultz, who took 2nd in regions last year, has a tough road to first place.
“I believe I will go to the finals. Taking first will be difficult, because of how hard my opponent is, but I believe if I work hard I can win”


Meet the kings

The 2018-2019 Kayhi Kings basketball season will begin with the annual Meet the Kings. There will be a Taco Dinner for $10 that begins at 5:30 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door and the boys basketball team members are also selling them. “Meet the Kings is a great way for the community to see who’s on the team and get a good first look at the team,” senior Marcus Lee said.
The K-Highlights, Kayhi Cheer, SMS Knights, and StudioMax dancers will all perform throughout the night, and the Pep Band will be introduced.
“I can’t wait to get out on the court with the team,” Lee said. “It’ll be great to be in front of the community.”

Lady Kings JV    6:00-6:30 p.m.
Kings JV              6:30-7:00 p.m.
Lady Kings V      7:00-7:45 p.m.
Kings V                7:45-8:30 p.m.

Lady Kings strive for Six

IMG_0282Cody Kemble
Staff Writer

The quest for a sixth consecutive Region V Title begins for the Kayhi girls basketball team on Dec. 8 at 6 p.m. with the annual Meet the Kings.
The Lady Kings finished last year with a 16-9 record and a fifth consecutive region championship. They qualified for the state tournament as the No. 7 seed, but lost to No.2 East, as well as Anchorage and Chugiak.
Senior Payton Simmons is one of the three returning starters. The Lady Kings are looking to find two new starters to replace graduating seniors.
“We’re a young team,” Simmons said. “We’re going to have to work hard, but we’ll be fine. I’m super excited to start playing with this group.”
The Lady Kings will need to fill the defensive and leadership voids left by Hannah Maxwell and the offensive void by Brittany Slick.
“I think that we will be able to spread the ball around and score with everyone,” Simmons said. “We’re going to have to step it up on defense too.”
This season the varsity team will feature three seniors, four juniors, three sophomores, and three freshmen. Seven of the 13 players are returning varsity letter winners.
“This season will be fun,” Simmons said. “It’s my last year, so I’m going to leave it all out of the floor.”


Sr. Ashley Huffine
Sr. Payton Simmons
Sr. Emmie Smith
Jr. Madi Rose
Jr. Lianne Seludo
Jr. Shaye Skillings
Jr. Nadire Zhuta
So. Dyllan Borer
So. Rachel Knight
So. Charlie King
Fr. Janae Rhoads
Fr. Chelsea Johnson
Fr. Shay Mendoza


2018-2019 Lady Kings Varsity Schedule

12/08 Meet the Kings
12/20-22 @Colony/ Wasilla
12/27-29 CCCC
@1/11-12 Mt. Edgecumbe
1/18-19 Juneau Douglas
1/24-26 @ Thunder Mountain
2/01-02 @ Mt. Edgecumbe
2/08-09 @ Dimond Tournament
2/15-16  Thunder Mountain
2/22-23 @ Juneau Douglas
3/05-09 Region V Tournament @ Sitka
3/22-24 State Tournament @ Anchorage

Game Times

C 4:00 p.m.
JV 5:30 p.m.
V 7:15 p.m.


Ticket prices set for 18-19 b-ball

The Kayhi boys and girls basketball teams will combine to play 21 home games this season. Slam Dunk Season passes are available for $100 (including the CCCC) which works out to $4.76 per game. If one were to watch all of the CCCC games, it would be $2.56.
Regular season passes are $60 (adult bleacher, $4 per game) and $50 (adult bleacher, $3.33 per game) and $30 (student bleacher, $2 per game)

Slam Dunk season pass

Season pass: 100
Adult bleacher 80
Student bleacher 50


Balcony reserved 60
Adult bleacher 50
Student bleacher 30

Regular season pass

Balcony $60
Adult $50
Student $30

Kayhi home schedule:
Dec. 8 Meet the Kings
Dec. 13 Boys and Girls vs. Petersburg
Dec. 14 & 15 Boys vs. Wasilla
Dec 17 Boys vs. Petersburg
Dec 27-29 Boys and Girls CCCC
Jan 11 & 12 Girls vs. Edgecumbe
Jan 18 & 19 Girls vs. JD
Feb 1 & 2 Boys vs. JD
Feb 15 & 16 Girls vs. TM
Feb 22 & 23 Boys vs. TM


Tonight is the annual rent-a-wrestler auction, it will be at 5:30 in the Kayhi commons. Tickets are $10 for a a pulled pork sandwich and a side of coleslaw. Made from the Kayhi culinary students.

Junior Sullivan Schulz (170)  and senior Brandon Wieber (189) are members of the team.

Wieber: Sully are you ready for tonight? Your third ever Rent-A-Wrestler auction.

Schulz: Yeah I’m excited, I’m getting auctioned off with a Misty Fjords Tour for two. How much you think you’re going to be sold for this year?  

Wieber: Bro, I’m going to be sold for at least $250. I have $225 worth of donations from O’Reilly’s. A 67-piece tool set, light bar, emergency kit, and a hand truck, pretty good deal. It’s pretty sweet that these companies donate so much to us and they don’t get much back besides some appreciation.

Schulz: Dude! No way you go for more than me, I’m saying I go for at least $350. Last year I only went for $200, but this year I think that my Misty Fjord tour should be a huge hit.

Wieber: Debatable….
I’m thinking whoever loses has to buy the other person 3 pieces of pizza from Gold Pan or a skookie. Actually, if you go for $425 i’ll take you to lunch for the rest of the week.

Schulz: You’re on bro… I’m going to embarrass you when I go for at least $150 more than you. Same goes for you, you beat me or go for 425$ I’ll buy all your food at regions.  

Wieber: Dude, you just typed the dollar sign after the number! Lund’s going to be mad.

Schulz: Bro chill out, he told us not to worry about editing while we were typing.

Wieber: Well to be good on and off the mat you have to make sure you don’t make sucky mistakes. So, since you made a mistake on this debate you will not go for anywhere near $300.

Schulz: Yeah okay, think what you want Wieber. I wonder what we’re gonna do this year, sometimes the jobs the people have us do sucks sometimes.

Wieber: Yeah true, one time though I went to a cabin and power washed their dock. I stayed out there one night and they fed me a really good dinner.

Schulz: Last year, I helped my uncle move a fridge and a freezer, and he’s still talking about me owing him more work.

Wieber: This being my last year showed me that helping people is a nice thing to do and i’ll miss being able to do just this.

Schulz: Yeah the work sucks, but it’s so worth it. With the money we earn from the auction, we get to go on dope trips like Juneau and Wasilla.

Wieber: If you think about it, what if we go as a duo or get bought by the same person. All my stuff and all your stuff. Those people would be getting a good set of items, especially with two huge guys.

Schulz: If we went as a duo we could go for double the amount we thought. My items combined with yours would be appealing to people.

Wieber: Yeah that would be sick, class just got out, I’ll see you tonight bro.