By Leif Svenson
The Lady Kings swept Thunder Mountain Lady Falcons Jan. 23-24 to remain undefeated in southeast conference play. Kayhi used an 18-3 first half run to take control and won 51-42, Friday then followed that up with a 58-40 win Saturday.
In game one, the Lady Kings shot well from the free throw line, hitting 10 of 13 while outscoring the Falcons 25-6 in the second quarter. Junior Eliah Anderson went 7 for 9 in the second quarter, and finished with 19 points. In the final minutes of the fourth quarter Anderson and juniors Charlie Edwardson and Alexis Biggerstaff hit free throws to close out the Falcons.
Saturday the Lady Kings controlled the Lady Falcons most of the game with a steady lead going into halftime 24-13. The Lady Falcons went on a 6-0 run in the third quarter to close the gap. With a minute to play Lady King freshman Brittany Slick hit two 3s to seal a win for Kayhi.
In the three meetings Ketchikan has outscored Thunder Mountain by an average of 17 points.
For JV action, the Lady Kings went 2-0 flying past the Lady Falcons with a 37-16 win Friday and a 36-12 win on Saturday. Brittney Slick lead both games scoring a combined 39 points over the two nights and didn’t play in either 4th quarters.
Below are links to the brackets for the 2014 Clarke Cochrane Christmas Classic.
The tournament runs from Dec. 29-31 at Kayhi.
CCCC Boys Bracket
CCCC Girls Bracket
By Jake Stout
Over the weekend seventeen wrestlers wrestled on Friday and Saturday at Bartlett High School, Marcus Martin (138) and Nate Fousel (195) became state champions at the 1A/2A/3A state tournament.
Martin won 6-3 decision and Fousel won 9-3 in the finals. Martin had an undefeated season, standing 32-0. T Mcburnette and Sean Tavares finished 2nd at the state tournament.
The Kayhi wrestling team had no team points in the state tournament because Kayhi is still a 4A school.
By Jake Stout
The Ketchikan wrestling team won the Region V Tournament in Wrangell over the weekend. Ketchikan won the tournament with 243.5 points. Six wrestlers won their weight division on Saturday. Fifteen wrestlers are traveling to state this Thursday (12/11/14). The state tournament is held at Alaska Christian School.
First place finishers:
Sean Tavares – 106
Max Collins – 120
Keenan Spencer – 132
Marcus Martin – 138
Nate Fousel – 195
Robert Williams – 220
Eight wrestlers won their brackets and powered the Kayhi wrestling team to a first place finish in the Bill Weiss Invitational over the weekend.
Undefeated Max Collins (25-0) was one of the Kayhi wrestlers who highlighted the tournament. Collins was named Most Outstanding Wrestler for the 98-138 pound classes after dominating the 120-pound bracket. Collins defeated Petersburg’s Buddy Stelmech 14-3 in the finals. Stelmech is ranked No. 2 in the state at 113.
Marcus Martin also kept his record blemish-free (24-0) en route to a first place finish in the 138-pound weight class. Martin’s four-match road featured two pins, one which took just 12 seconds.
Troy Harris (17-6), Trevor Wutzke (9-4), Keenan Spencer (18-3)
T. McBurnette (14-2), Nate Fousel (18-1) and Robbie Williams (9-4), rounded out the first place finishers.
1. Kayhi – 231.5
2. Craig – 116.5
3. Wrangell – 115.5
4. Petersburg – 93.0
5. Thunder Mountain – 85.0
6. Thorne Bay – 71.5
7. Hoonah – 46.0
8. JDHS – 39.0
9. Metlakatla – 33.0
10. Hydaburg – 23.5
11. Kake – 12.0
12. Mt Edgecumbe – 10
13. Klawock – 6.0
By Jake Stout
Wrestlers from around the state will be in town for the Bill Weiss Invitational wrestling tournament which begins tonight at 5 p.m. The finals matches will start at 7 p.m. on Saturday. Ketchikan hosts one of the biggest tournaments in southeast and this tournament has been ongoing for over two decades.
The Kayhi swim team competed in the state swimming meet over the weekend. Four individuals competed in the finals led by senior Ella Sherrill who qualified in both the 50 and 100 freestyle swims. Sherril finished 7th in the 50 and 6th in the 100. She was also a part of the 400 freestyle relay which took 8th.
“I was very impressed by the group that qualified for State – they are hardworking, motivated, and pushed themselves to perform at their best,” said coach Megan Beattie. “Several achieved lifetime bests between the Regions and State meets so I can’t ask for anything more out of them, especially as a first-year coach.”
As teams, the girls finished 12th and the boys 15th.
Logan Hammersland, 500 free (8th)
Kiera O’Brien, 500 free (8th)
Ella Sherrill, 50 free, 100 free (7th, 6th)
Corbin McCord, 100 free (7th)
Girls’ 400 free relay (8th)
(Kiera O’Brien, Shaelynn Painter, Kaitlyn Tighe, Ella Sherrill)