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Sports Previews

Lady Kings have their first home games of the season Saturday against Juneau-Douglas.This weekend the Kayhi Lady Kings will have their full varsity team.
Senior Kreylynn Johnson said she is looking forward to getting back on the court.
“I’m really excited,” she said. “Havalah and I didn’t play last weekend so I’m excited to play with our full team.”
Last time Kayhi played JDHS in the Jamboree Tournament, the Lady Kings lost.
C Team – 10:30am & 4:30pm
JV – 12pm & 6pm
Varsity – 2pm & 8pm

The Kings (2-1) are traveling to Thunder Mountain (2-1). The Kings are coming off a 25-22 2OT loss to the JD Bears Last week. The Falcons are returning to their home field after a 23-12 loss to Kenai.
Kayhi Kings wide receiver Kody Malouf said he is looking forward to getting back on the field after last week’s defeat.
“That tough loss is all we need to motivate us for this game,” he said. “If we need any more motivation then we shouldn’t play football.”
This non-conference game will be the first of two meetings for the teams.
They will play their conference game at home on Septem ber 23rd.
Kick off is at 7 p.m.

Swim and Dive
Kayhi Swim and Dive team is opening its season today against Thunder Mountain.
“I think we will do very good this weekend,” said coach Patrick Burda. “We will have a few people sitting out this meet due to not enough practices, but it’s going to be a very intimate meet just having Thunder Mountain here this weekend, so our kids will have a lot of fun this weekend.”
There are 22 kids on the team this year, and over half are underclassmen and first time swimmers.
Coach Burda said he has high hopes for his young team.
“Performance wise I am expecting just about as well as we did last year, but I think we are going to have a much more positive track as we go along,” he said.
Girls team captain Angie Gomez is not feeling pressure from this meet.
“This meet will be more of like a time trial, but I think it will still be fun”.
Now that diving has more than one athlete in the region, divers are feeling the pressure to win.
“I feel I have not filled my full potential yet,” said boys co-team captain Kegan Rhein . “I believe I will still have a good meet.” Last year Kegan was the only diver in Southeast Alaska and did not face any other competition until the State tournament, where he took sixth place.
Kayhi Swim and Dive will have their events at Ketchikan Gateway Aquatic Center and will begin at 6 p.m. Friday and noon on Saturday.

Cross Country
Kayhi will be racing in Petersburg Saturday. Girls race at 9:30 a.m. and boys at 10:30 a.m. Petersburg will host Kayhi, Haines, Hydaburg, Thunder Mountain, Sitka, and Wrangell.

Sports Recap

Lady Kings volleyball played in the Annual Jamboree Tournament this weekend. Kings JV played Thunder Mountain twice and won both games, while the varsity team lost all four games.

Kayhi football lost its first game of the season Saturday, a 25-22 double-overtime heartbreaker to Juneau-Douglas.

Cross Country
Senior Tori Seley was top finisher for Kayhi (13th overall) with a time of 23:10. For the boys junior Paul Allmendinger ran an 18:26 which was good for 11th. Both teams placed 4th.

Sports Previews

The Lady Kings volleyball team will begin play in the Annual Jamboree Tournament today. Kayhi will compete against teams from Southeast until Monday. Five seniors return from last year’s team that won the Region V tournament and competed at state.

Cross Country
Kayhi cross country will begin its season by hosting Sitka, Juneau-Douglas, Thunder Mountain, Petersburg, Craig, Klawock, Kake, and Skagway at Ward Lake on Saturday. The girls race begins at 12 p.m. and boys race at 12:45 p.m.

The Kayhi football team (2-0) will host Juneau Douglas (0-2) tomorrow at Esther Shea Field. Kick-off is at 1 p.m. The Kings beat Seward 38-14 and dominated Reddington 58-6. In the team’s history, Kayhi has never defeated Juneau.

Weekend sports


The Kayhi football team will play rival JDHS Crimson Bears Saturday at 2 pm. Senior night starts at 1:30. Kayhi is coming off a successful inter-squad scrimmage, and a win about two weeks ago at Eagle River. With a record of 1-1, Kayhi needs a win to go above .500, and keep the winning mentality rolling for when they travel to Thunder Mountain the next week.
“We have confidence coming into this weekend,” said junior right guard Larsen Nebl. “We have a lot of heart, and we are more like a family then we are a team.”

-Jake Smith and Tamara Nunley


Kayhi volleyball has a difficult matchup against the Mt. Edgecumbe Braves Friday at 7pm. Kayhi had a strong performance in San Diego, they are looking to keep the momentum going into this weekend’s match. Although Mt. Edgecumbe is not in Kayhi’s conference, it is Kayhi’s first official match of the season, and will impact their overall standings.
“Looking forward to go up against the Lady Braves on our home turf, the competition between us should be intense,” said senior Gabby Clark  

Matches this weekend are:
Friday, 11                                                   Saturday, 12
C @ 4pm (Inter-squad Game)                   C @ 4pm (Inter-squad Game)
JV @ 5:15pm                                             JV @ 5:15pm
Varsity @ 7pm                                           Varsity @ 7pm

Kassandra Montero

Football seeks final opponent

By Catey Mendoza
Staff Writer

The Kayhi football team’s season isn’t over, or is it? With a 5-2, soon to be 6-2 record, thanks to a Sitka forfeit, the team is looking for an opponent for senior night.
Senior captain Robert Williams said Sitka was supposed to come Saturday Oct. 4, but won’t be competing.
“The Sitka team said they have too many ineligible players because of bad grades and injuries,” said Williams.
Williams also said it is a possibility for a team to come to Ketchikan to play Monday Oct. 6, so they can recognize their seniors to the community.
“It’s hard to get a team just a week in advance,” said activities director Ed Klein. “We would have to coordinate it with everyone’s busy schedules and come up with all this money to get them here.”