Category Archives: Swimming

Freshmen Elections

Kayhi Freshmen SBA elections were held today Wednesday Sept. 5th at 11 p.m. Caleb Eisenhower and Braxton Zinc are running for president, Nicole West is running unopposed for the vice president position and nobody is in the running for the secretary position.

Caleb Eisenhower is hoping, if he wins, to get participation from the whole freshmen class this year.

“I want to get everyone in the freshmen class involved early in the year,” said Eisenhower. “I have a lot of ideas and would really like to win.”

Braxton Zink, said he has a lot of experience with politics and is able to work well with his fellow peers.

“I have been interested in politics for a long time,” Zink said. “Even before the 2016 election, which I think was when most people got interested into it.”

Nicole West who is running for freshman vice president, said she’s great with public speaking and has an open schedule.

“In the aspect of supporting any decisions that the student body makes or any events or fundraisers I’d be glad to support it,” West said. “This year I really want to get involved.”

With the new school year in place, SBA is ready for new ideas and even newer members.

Kayhi SBA secretary, junior Laura Sherrill said

“Everyone has the same amount of importance as everyone else on the SBA,” Sherrill said. “ That’s what really makes our SBA special.”


The Kayhi swim team travels to Petersburg this weekend for their season opener. This years team includes three returning state qualifiers. Emma Campbell qualified in the 500 freestyle, Laura Sherril in the 100 butterfly, and Jessilynn Sivertsen qualified in diving.
“I think we’re going to do very well,” Junior Emma Campbell said. “We have an inexperienced team this year, but we’ve been working very hard.”


Sherrill Places 6th at State

Gabe Bowlen
Staff Writer

The Kayhi swim and dive state qualifiers wrapped up their trip to Anchorage with one qualifying for finals. Kayhi sophomore Laura Sherrill qualified in the 100 yard butterfly with the third seed, and placed 6th in finals. While placing 7th last season with a 1:01.46, Sherrill bettered her time and placement in finals this year with a 59.46 and finishing with 6th.
Sherrill said there was a lot more competition this year than last.
“It was a lot more difficult to qualify this year,” said Sherrill. “Everybody had such great times this year.”
As a freshman qualifying for state, Kayhi freshman Zoe Spencer said hard work got her where she wanted to be.
“I focused on going to practice and working on my stroke technique,” said Spencer. “I wanted to perform as efficiently as I could.”

Swim and Dive Qualify 5 for State

The Kayhi swim and dive team placed 4th overall in the Region V Swim and Dive Tournament. One point behind Petersburg, the Kayhi men’s team placed 5th with 67 points. With the women’s team, Kayhi placed 4th with 66 points, 38 points behind Thunder Mountain. Four swimmers and one diver from Kayhi qualified for the state tournament this weekend in Anchorage.

State Qualifiers:

  1. Laura Sherrill 100 yard butterfly
  2. Emma Campbell 500 yard freestyle
  3. Maury Meiresonne 50 yard freestyle
  4. Zoe Spencer 100 yard breaststroke
  5. Jessilyn Sivertsen diving

Team Standings

  1. Thunder Mountain High School
  2. Sitka High School
  3. Juneau-Douglas High School
  4. Petersburg High School
  5. Ketchikan High School
  6. Craig Panthers


  1. Sitka High School
  2. Juneau-Douglas High School
  3. Thunder Mountain High School
  4. Ketchikan High School
  5. Petersburg High School


Swim and Dive Regions Preview

The Kayhi swim and dive team is traveling to Juneau for the Region V Swim and Dive Tournament this weekend. The meet starts Friday evening, and continues on Saturday morning. Last season 6 swimmers and divers qualified for state. Laura Sherrill, Emma Campbell, Maury Meiresonne and Jessilynn Sivertsen are all returning this season expecting to qualify again.


Swim Ends Regular Season

Gabe Bowlen
Sports Editor

The Kayhi swim and dive team placed fourth overall in their last regular season meet in Sitka. The Kayhi girls’ team fell two points behind Juneau-Douglas with 316 points, and the Kayhi boys’ team finished 47 points behind Juneau-Douglas with 232 points. Kayhi will be traveling to Juneau on Oct. 27th for the Region V Swim and Dive Tournament

Men’s Scores Friday

  1. Thunder Mountain: 333
  2. Sitka High School: 283
  3. Juneau_douglas High School: 279
  4. Ketchikan High School: 232
  5. Petersburg High School: 189
  6. Craig High Schools: 57

Women’s Scores Friday

  1. Sitka High School: 495
  2. Thunder Mountain High School: 372
  3. Juneau-Douglas High School: 318
  4. Ketchikan High School: 316
  5. Petersburg High School: 206
  6. Craig High School: 23

Men’s Scores Saturday

  1. Thunder Mountain: 340
  2. Sitka High School: 289
  3. Juneau-Douglas High School: 259
  4. Ketchikan High School: 197
  5. Petersburg High School: 173
  6. Craig High School: 45

Women’s Scores Saturday

  1. Sitka High School: 437
  2. Thunder Mountain High School: 322
  3. Juneau-Douglas High School: 285
  4. Ketchikan High School: 251
  5. Petersburg High School: 212
  6. Craig High Schools: 24