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