The Ketchikan Kings lost 7-1 against the Sitka Wolves yesterday. The Kings will play the Petersburg Vikings today at 1:30 in an elimination game.
The Lady Kings softball team lost to JDHS Thursday night, 10-3. The Lady Kings will take on Sitka today at 4 p.m. in an elimination game at the Region V softball tournament.
The Kayhi Kings baseball team (10-5, 8-4) went 1-2 this weekend against Thunder Mountain. The Kings lost 3-2 on Friday. Kayhi lost the first game of the day on Saturday 5-4, but then bounced back with a 5-3 win.
The Kayhi Junior Varsity team went 2-0. On Friday, Kayhi won 9-8 and on Saturday Kayhi won 17-4 in the 5th inning due to the 10-run rule.
Senior Noah King is ready to rebound after a disappointing weekend in Juneau.
“Going into the weekend, I felt confident about the team, we ended Sitka with a high note beforehand and we were planning to win against Thunder Mountain but we underestimated them and lost,” said King. “This weekend we have no games and we will prepare ourselves, and practice more on what we need to work on so we can win against Juneau-Douglas next weekend.”
The Kayhi Kings ( 9-3,7-2) baseball team added another 2 wins to their record against the Sitka Wolves. The Kings hosted their last games of the season and had their senior night on Saturday. On Thursday, the Kings fell to the Wolves 5-2. On Friday, Kayhi bounced back and defeated Sitka 5-3. The Kings ended the weekend on a win by beating the Wolves 9-3.
Senior Jackson Pool treated senior night just like any other game and played baseball.
“After we got honored, all of us seniors knew and were ready to play and we took it like a normal game, and we wanted to win for sure,” said Pool. “This was probably one of the biggest games for us because Sitka is our biggest competition.”
Junior Kody Malouf is confident in his team, and will stick to their normal game plan for their upcoming opponent, Thunder Mountain.
“It’s always fun to play, but I want to win first and I will do anything that the team needs, in order to win. It was the worst time to be on the field because it rained throughout the whole game but that’s they way it just goes sometimes,” said Malouf. “And in terms for preparing ourselves for these upcoming games against Thunder Mountain, I believe we are already great, we prepare for each team the same and we’re going to treat this game like it’s important because it is.”
Kayhi Baseball (3-0, 3-0) hosts Sitka (0-0, 0-0) this weekend for the Kings’ second series of the regular season and the Wolves first.
Kayhi played Petersburg last weekend and was dominant, beating them 11-0 on Friday and played a doubleheader resulting in a 16-0 win and 13-3 win on Saturday. The Kings had a perfect mix of overpowering pitching, great at bats, and smart baserunning.
Senior Jack Carson and the Kings are looking to play fundamental baseball against a good team this weekend.
“We are going to win by playing the game fundamentally,” said Carson. “By throwing strikes, keeping runners off the base path, limit errors, and basically just playing the game right.”
The last time Kayhi played Sitka was two weekends ago, where they lost 1-0 on a throwing error back to the pitcher by the catcher. Kayhi will be missing Senior Jackson Pool this weekend, but the Kings aren’t too worried about his absence.
“Jackson is a great player, and he will definitely leave a hole in our lineup,” said junior Kody Malouf, “but we have a very deep team, so his absence would be filled by players that can easily play at the varsity level.”
This Saturday the Kings will be celebrating Senior night, where they celebrate the Senior’s accomplishments.
“I am not too stressed out about the senior night game,” said Carson, “We are going to play this game like any other game and get the win.”
Last season Kayhi lost to Sitka in the Regional tournament finals, and lost in the 3rd/ 5th place match-up in the State Tournament last year. The Kings will be hungry for some wins against their closest competition in Region V.
JV: 4:30 p.m.
V: 7:30 p.m.
JV: 1:30 p.m.
JV: 4:30 p.m.
V: 7:30 p.m.
V: Senior night: 12:00 p.m.
The Kayhi Kings baseball team (7-2) went 3-0 against the Petersburg Vikings this weekend. On Friday, the Kings beat the Vikings 11-0 and ended the game in the 5th inning. Kayhi defeated Petersburg twice on Saturday with scores of 16-0 and 13-3. All of the games ended early due to the 10-run rule.
Senior Jack Carson was on the mound pitching for Kayhi the entire game on Friday. Senior Jackson Pool pitched 4.5 innings in the first game on Saturday while junior Tug Olson closed. Senior Spencer Erickson opened the second game pitching, and was relieved by junior Gabe Bowlen, and finally sophomore Cody Kemble finished the game.
Carson believes that his team is on a roll, and is ready to see what the next games will be like.
“Playing last weekend was fun, we had good wins,” Carson said. “It feels good because I know my team is great, and I’m excited for what my team is going to bring next in the upcoming games.”
The Kayhi Kings baseball team (4-2) will be hosting the Petersburg Vikings this weekend. Last season the Kings defeated the Vikings on May 1st 4-1 and 5-2 in a doubleheader and May 2nd, 17-0.
Last weekend the Kings beat both Juneau schools and lost to Sitka.
Junior Kody Malouf is confident about how the Kings will do this weekend against the Vikings.
“I think this weekend we will do absolutely incredible,” said Malouf. “I believe we are one of the best teams in the state, we don’t lose pretty often and when we do lose it’s because we beat ourselves.”
JV @ 4 p.m.
Varsity @7 p.m.
JV @ 9 a.m.
Varsity @ 12 p.m.
Varsity @ 3 p.m.
The Kayhi Kings baseball team (4-2) had an exciting weekend in Sitka. On Friday The Kings started the weekend off strong by defeating Thunder Mountain 4-1 followed by Juneau-Douglas 6-5. Saturday, the Kings beat Juneau-Douglas 5-3, then fell to Sitka 1-0.
Senior Jackson Pool was very impressed from the weekend but is expecting to see better throughout the course of the season.
“I think as a team we did pretty good, we had small errors that made us lose the Sitka game, our pitching is great and our hitting will be something we will all work on.”
The Kayhi Kings will host their first home game this weekend against the Petersburg Vikings.