By Jake Stout
Volleyball sweeps JDHS
Kayhi volleyball celebrated their senior night in style by sweeping Juneau Douglas 25-21, 25-18, 25-21.
They have thirteen seniors on the team counting the managers.
Boys win, girls second in swim
The Ketchikan High School swim team celebrated senior day at the Gateway Aquatic Center on Saturday Oct. 18th. They competed with Juneau-Douglas, Metlakatla and Craig. The boys team took first while the girls finished second.
Wrestling first in Petersburg
Kayhi wrestling team won the Petersburg Invitational over the weekend, amassing 183.5 points, 10 more than second place Kotzebue. Four Ketchikan wrestlers took first place on Saturday.
Nate Fousel (195)
Marcus Martin (138)
Sean Tavares (106)
Kayhi swim and dive team will compete at the Gateway Aquatic Center Friday and Saturday at 6 p.m. The boys swim teams will be starting off the swim meet against Juneau, Craig and Metlakatla. At the last swim meet on Oct. 3rd girls swimming won by 14 to win with 160 points and boys swimming won with 208 points.
Kayhi wrestling team will be competing in Petersburg this weekend in its second meet of the year.
The Kayhi varsity volleyball team will be playing Juneau Douglas on Oct 17-18 at 8 p.m. Kayhi’s C team will be starting at 4 p.m. and JV at 6 p.m. Senior night will be held on Saturday at 8 p.m. before the varsity game against JDHS. In the last meeting Kayhi beat Juneau Douglas.
By Jake Stout
The Kayhi volleyball team played at the Juneau Jive Tournament at Juneau-Douglas Oct. 10-11. The Lady Kings beat Thunder Mountain in the third place match after losing to Mt. Edgecumbe in the semi-finals.
Kayhi junior Gabriela Clark said the team played well, but can always improve.
“It was a tough tournament, but we ended up taking third out of twelve teams,” Clark said. “ We changed our lineup and we did great as a team.”
Kayhi eliminated host Juneau-Douglas before meeting up with Mt. Edgecumbe.
By Jake Stout
The Ketchikan Cross Country team competed in the state championships Oct. 4 at Bartlett High School.
Senior Chris Llanos said the runners did great for their first year at state but he was personally expecting to do better at his final race.
“I think our team did pretty good, it was their first year up there besides me, which was my fourth year at state,” senior Chris Llanos said. “I expected myself to do better, but I just went out there and ran my heart out.”
Junior Sylvan Blankenship (17:08.9) was the top Kayhi finisher at 35th.
35th Sylvan Blankenship 17:08.9
56 Christopher Llanos 17:36.1
70 Leif Svenson 18:24.9
72 Trent Rodanhisler 18:28.4
35 Erika Rodanhisler 20:32.1
64 Sarah Cool 22:01.0
73 Desiree De Mello 22:47.0
By Jake Stout
Seven Kayhi runners qualified for state at the cross country Region V Championships at Ward Lake on a rainy Saturday Oct. 27. Kayhi senior Chris Llanos (17:19) said he is excited for his last year up at state. He is a cancer survivor that is the reason why he runs and it motivates him to do great things.
“The reason why I run is because I am a cancer survivor and that has been my motivation this whole time,” Llanos said, “just running and proving cancer survivors can actually make a difference in the world and that they have an ability to do great things.”
Junior Sylvan Blankenship (17:13) said he did a lot better then he thought he would in the Region V Championships and that he has improved since last year.
“I did a lot better then I thought I would, it was hard and really close but in the end I was able to push through and get a good placing at third,” Blankenship said. “It is something I can give my all at and I’ve improved quite a lot since my freshman and sophomore year.”
Only one runner finished the small schools girl’s race because a black bear caused the runners to stop. The non-finishers re-ran after the 4A boys race.
Desiree De Mello
By Catey Mendoza
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.”