Baseball wins one out of three
Kayhi went 1-2 against the Wolves over the weekend. The Kings defeated the Wolves 4-3 Thursday night in Sitka. Senior Tug Olson closed the game striking out 3 in the bottom of the 7th inning.
The bats quieted down for the Kings in the double-header Friday. The Kings fell 7-2 and 4-3. Senior Kody Malouf went 6 for 7 with a walk over the weekend.
“I think we did well as a team,”said Malouf. “There were definitely some mistakes that cost us those two games but overall I think there were a lot more positives than negatives. I thought I played well but I’m pretty sure I just got lucky as far as my hitting.”
Girls Soccer ties, loses
The Lady Kings (0-3-1) fell to the Thunder Mountain Falcons (1-3-1) this past weekend. The Lady Kings lost 5-0, but were able to hold the Falcons scoreless Saturday to end the match in a draw.
Boys soccer sweeps TM
Kayhi (3-5) won both games this past weekend against the Thunder Mountain Falcons (0-6) in Juneau. They won the first game on Thursday night 3-0 with senior Izaak Jensen scoring two goals. Friday’s game was a little bit closer with the score being 2-1. The game winning goal was scored by junior Mark Jasper.
Junior captain Brayden Linne was very happy about how the team played this weekend.
“It was by far the best we have played this year as a team,” said Linne. “It was really good for us to gain some confidence going forward in the season.”
The Lady Kings (0-1) lost to the East Anchorage Thunderbirds (1-0) 60-48 yesterday. They will play the Chugiak Mustangs (0-1) — who lost to Wasilla — at 12:30 p.m. today at the Alaska Airlines Center.
Kayhi trailed by 18 midway through the third, until the Kings went on an 11-3 run to close out the quarter. In the fourth quarter, Kayhi managed to cut the lead down to six, but could not capture the lead. Senior Brittany Slick scored 18 and Junior Ashley Huffine scored 16. The girls shot 8 out of 20 from the three-point arc.
Kayhi has only played Chugiak at the state tournament, and the teams have gone back and forth. The first time they played was in the 2016 state tournament, where the Kings won 46-30. Last season the Lady Kings faced off against the Mustangs under the same circumstances — the Lady Kings lost 57-43.
The winner of this game will move on to play for fourth place and play the winner of West Valley and West Anchorage game at 11:00 a.m. The loser is eliminated from the tournament.
Game 11, 11:00 a.m. West Anchorage (8) vs West Valley (4)
Game 12, 12:30 p.m. Chugiak (7) vs Ketchikan (6)
Game 15, 6:30 p.m. Dimond (1) vs Colony (5)
Game 16, 8:00 p.m. Wasilla (3) vs East Anchorage (2)
The Ketchikan Lady Kings (16-9) will play the East Anchorage Thunderbirds (19-4) at 12:30 pm today at the Alaska Airlines Center.
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Break out your blankets, keep your winter clothes out, and your shovels handy because — you guessed it — spring sports are upon us.
Baseball, softball, and soccer tryouts begin today after school. Track pre-season concludes today, marking the start of the regular season.
Girls and boys soccer tryouts are at Fawn Mountain field at 3:30 and 5:15 respectively.
Softball will be in the Kayhi Main gym at 7:15, while baseball will take the Norman Walker Field batting cages from 3 to 5.
Track will have their first practice today right after school in the glorious Kayhi hallways and weight room.
Boys Soccer Tryouts
Wed 5:15 p.m. Fawn Mountain
Thurs 7:15 p.m. Fawn Mountain
Girls Soccer Tryouts
Wed 3:30 p.m. Fawn Mountain
Thurs 3:30 p.m. Fawn mountain
Wed 7:15 p.m. Kayhi Main gym
Thurs 5:15 p.m. Kayhi Aux gym
Fri 5:30 p.m. Norman Walker Field batting cages
Wed 3:00 – 4:15 p.m. (underclassmen) 4:15-5 p.m. (upperclassmen) Norman Walker Field batting cages
Thurs 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. Recreational Center
Fri 7:15 – 9:00 p.m. Kayhi main gym
The Lady Kings (14-9, 6-2) gain some momentum sweeping Thunder Mountain (2-18, 0-6) in their last regular season games of the year.
Ketchikan won 63-30 Friday on Pink Night, and 61-25 Saturday on their Senior night.
Senior Brittany Slick and junior Ashley Huffine together combined for 30 points Friday night single-handedly tying the Falcons’ final score.
The Lady Kings will be trying to feed off of these two conference wins heading into the Region V Tournament looking to extend their recent region dominance by winning their fifth championship in a row.
Senior Hannah Maxwell said she was excited about their win on her senior night and is looking forward to the region tournament.
“It felt good to get the win on my senior night,” said Maxwell. “Everyone was playing hard and together, we pressed TM for most of the game and that really got us going. I can’t wait for regions.”
Boys Split with TM
The Kayhi Kings (12-10, 4-4) split the series with Juneau Douglas (10-13, 3-5) and Thunder Mountain (12-10, 5-3).
Kayhi started their four day trip splitting with Juneau Douglas then played Thunder Mountain on Friday and Saturday. The Kings won the first day, 57-31, and lost the second day 54-59.
The win earned Thunder Mountain the top seed at the upcoming regional tournament.
The Kayhi Lady Kings will play the Thunder Mountain Falcons at home today and Saturday. Kayhi has beat the Falcons 14 times in a row with a win average of 23.5 points, but the steadily improving Falcons will pose a threat to Kayhi.
Earlier this month in the second meeting between the two teams, Thunder Mountain held Kayhi to 5 first quarter points and lead 12-5 before Kayhi opened up a lead with a 17-2 run. Still, the Falcons would not go away and Kayhi needed a 17-3 run in the second half to secure the win after TM pulled to within 2.
Friday’s game will be the annual Pink Night, to support breast cancer awareness. Saturday night is Senior Night and the last regular-season games for Brittany Slick and Hannah Maxwell.
Two wins will give the Lady Kings the No. 1 seed at the Region V tournament next month. Senior Brittany Slick has many emotions knowing that it will be her last regular season game for Kayhi ever.
“It’s exciting but also sad,” said Slick. “ It will be the end to a sport that’s been a huge part of my life, but ending it on my home floor with my team is really exciting. It is also a huge moment of gratitude realizing how many people helped me to get to where I am today. I couldn’t have done it without my team, family, and coaches.
Senior Captain Hannah Maxwell is very sad knowing that her high school career is coming to an end.
“I’m definitely going to cry,” said Maxwell. “Basketball has been a part of my life since I could walk, and now it almost over. This weekend will be one to remember.”
Junior Marcus Lee scored his 1000th point in an 81-69 win over Juneau Douglas. Lee was the Kings high scorer with 35 points followed by Chris Lee with 12.
Kayhi will now play the second half of a 4-game road trip. The Kings will play Thunder Mountain tonight and tomorrow. Kayhi split in their previous games, Kings winning the first game 54-48 and losing the second 77-67.
Kayhi (3-3) is one game behind Thunder Mountain (4-2) in the race for the top seed in the Region V tournament.
Thunder Mountain is No. 10 in the WPI rankings released on Wednesday. Kayhi is sitting at No. 9, followed by Juneau at No. 13.