Category Archives: Softball

Lady Kings Host Regions

The Lady Kings (3-9) will host the regional tournament this weekend. The Lady Kings will play the Thunder Mountain Falcons at 4 p.m. tonight. The last time the teams met, the Falcons outscored he Lady Kings 26-1. The Kings are also responsible for the Falcons only loss of the year, beating them 11-4 in April.
Junior Grace Clark is optimistic about playing TM again.
“I think that since we’ve beat them before, we can beat them again,” said Clark. “We’re coming in as the four seed but we know we can play with anyone.”
Senior Alex Boegler emphasized playing at home for her last season.
“I think it’s really awesome that my last regions will be at home,” said Boegler. “It’s nice to be able to play my last game as a Lady King in front of my town, with them in the stands supporting me.”
Boegler touched on the abilities of the team going into the tournament.
“I think the team will do great on our home turf, the other teams aren’t used to our field and it will be a shock to them to play in the rain. We are coming into this regions tournament ready to fight.”

Lady Kings Head to Juneau

The Lady Kings will play the Juneau-Douglas  Bears tonight at 7. The teams split in their last meeting, yet the bears outscored the Kings 21-10 in their two games. Junior Grace Clark said that she expects to see some changes in the line up to get something rolling before regions.
“We’ve had a very up and down season this year,” said Clark. “ I feel as a team we haven’t found our groove. This weekend I hope we can change some stuff up and find it so we can play well for regions at home.”
The Lady Kings will play Thunder Mountain tomorrow and then play both teams again on Saturday.

 

Lady Kings fall to Wolves

Lady Kings softball (2-6) lost both conference games in Sitka over the weekend. Kayhi lost Friday 9-5, and Saturday 15- 2. Saturday Sitka scored five runs in the first inning, four in the second, and six more in the third in a mercy-rule shortened game.
Kayhi walked seven batters and gave up five hits. Ketchikan scored only two runs from RBI singles from freshman Jhaelah Schultz and fellow freshmen Dyllan Borer.
Schultz was disappointed in her team’s effort this weekend.
“Sitka is probably a more talented team, but I feel like we just gave up when times got hard,” Schultz said. “I think now were in midseason form physically but were still not all there mentally.”
The Lady Kings will play their final conference games in Juneau this weekend. Kayhi will play both JD and TM twice to finish off the regular season.

Lady Kings Travel to Sitka

The Lady Kings will be traveling to Sitka to take on the Lady Wolves this weekend. Sitka outscored the Lady Kings 26-6 in their last matchup. Kayhi will play 6 p.m. Friday and a double header Saturday 4 and 6 p.m.
Junior Payton Simmons said she hopes for a better finish than the last games.
“We’ve been making adjustments in our play,” said Simmons. “I’m looking forward to the outcome after having a few more games under our belt.”

 

Weekend Sports Recap

Baseball sweeps TM
The baseball team finished their home series 3-0 against the Falcons. The Kings defeated Thunder Mountain 13-10 Friday. Kayhi dominated 10-0 over the Falcons Saturday afternoon. Finishing up the weekend, Kayhi came back in the 8th inning winning 5-4. Senior Michael Starr said he’s happy with how the team played.
“I’m very happy with the way we played this weekend,” said Starr. “The first night was rough because of the weather conditions, but we didn’t give up because the other team had to play in the same stuff. I’m also proud that we were able to come out with a sweep. If we are planning to go to state this is the fire and intensity we need to bring to the ball field.”
Track and Field Boys Take 2nd in Juneau
Kayhi Track and Field boys finished second at the Juneau Invitational last weekend with an overall score of 108– two points behind Thunder Mountain. The boys won the 4×100 relay and combined to place in 11 of the 17 events including all four relays.
On the girls’ side, the Lady Kings placed in one event, one less than their previous meet. Carlee Zartman, Rachel Knight, Keri Thomas, and Elizabeth Knight finished second in the 4×400 relay 19 seconds behind last year’s state champion team.
The last home meet for the Kings will be this weekend, May 11-12 at Esther Shea Field.

Boys
4×100 relay- Lester Credito, Adrian Ronquillo, Grant Alphege Dulay, Kadin Hodges- 1st
Brendan Wong shot put- 2nd
Joey Rhoads discus- 2nd
Grant Alphege Dulay long jump- 2nd
4×400 relay- Ivers Credito, Paul Allmendinger, Jon Barron, Adrian Ronquillo- 2nd
Nolan Meyer triple jump- 3rd
Lester Credito 100- 3rd
Christopher Carlson 110 hurdles- 3rd
Ivers Credito 300 hurdles- 3rd
4×200 relay- Ivers Credito, Gabe Cruz, Riley Deal, Lester Credito- 3rd
4×800 relay- Nate Ellis, Jeffrey Lambert, Paul Allmendinger, Jon Barron- 3rd

Girls
4×400 relay- Carlee Zartman, Rachel Knight, Keri Thomas, Elizabeth Knight- 2nd
Girls, Boys soccer go 1-3
Girls soccer (1-7, 0-4) finished their Anchorage road trip 1-3 with a win over Homer (2-1) and losses to Dimond, Kenai-Central, and Soldotna. They not only scored their first goals of the season, they also picked up their first win. The team as a whole ended up scoring five goals on the trip with three of them coming from junior captain Olivia Kinunen.
Kinunen said she is very happy and proud of the team for getting their first victory of the year.
“We have worked so hard this season,” said Kinunen. “So it is nice to have all of our hard work pay off and to get a win.”

Boys soccer (4-8, 2-2) had a similar luck up north and went 1-3 beating Homer 1-0, and losing to Dimond, Kenai-Central, and Soldotna.
Senior captain Henning Pankow said he was disappointed in the outcome of their trip but believes it is what the team needed.
“We learned to play as a team and really focused on getting our endurance up,” said Pankow. “It would be nice to have an extra week to recover for Juneau, but I think we will be ready for them on Friday.”
Softball goes 1-1 against TM
The Lady Kings split in the conference games this weekend to Thunder Mountain. Winning on Friday 11-4 and losing their only conference game on Saturday 8-3.
Senior Alex Boegler said that the weather had an impact on their ability to play at their best over the weekend.
“I’m not making excuses, but in the rain and wind, It’s a lot harder to throw balls compared to when it’s sunny and dry,” said Boegler. “We definitely didn’t play up to our skill level this week, but I’d really like to see what happens when we face those girls again in more suitable weather.”
The Lady Kings now have a conference record of 2-4. This upcoming weekend, Kayhi will travel to Sitka and face the Sitka High Softball Team. Ketchikan’s first varsity game is scheduled for Friday at 6pm

 

Baseball, Softball Host TM

The Kayhi Lady Kings softball team (0-5, 1-3) is heading into their third conference weekend, facing of against the Thunder Mountain Lady Falcons (4-0) tonight with JV at 3:00, and varsity at 6:00. Tomorrow, the Lady Kings will start off with JV at 9:00 a.m., and varsity at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. In between the varsity games will be the senior recognition, taking a look at seniors Molly Murdock, Alex Boegler, and Manager Shelby Lewis. Kayhi senior Alex Boegler said that defense is key in these conference match-ups.
“We really need to utilize our defensive skills,” said Boegler. “Since we’re home, we start on defense, so it’s really important that we don’t let up any easy runs. We really need to get the bats going early.”

The Kings will take on Thunder Mountain (0-1) to open up the the home schedule this weekend. Friday, Kayhi will play at 7 p.m. and Saturday a double header 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Kayhi defeated the Falcons earlier this year in a pre-season game 10-0. Senior Gabe Bowlen said the Kings need to keep a good mentality.
“Last year we got knocked out by Thunder Mountain in the region tournament. This year during pre-season we ten run ruled them,” said Bowlen. “If we go into this weekend with the same mentality that we went in when we played Sitka, we’ll definitely do the same thing.”