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Weekend Sports

The Lady Kings placed 3rd in Region V Tournament last weekend. On Friday, Kayhi lost to Thunder Mountain 3-2 in the first round and was placed in the loser’s bracket. Saturday Thunder Mountain beat Kayhi again 23-25, 25-17, 22-25, 25-21, 15-10. Later Juneau-Douglas defeated Kayhi 25-18, 25-17, 23-25, 25-17,  which eliminated Kayhi from championship contention. Havalah Clark and Kreylynn Johnson were named to the 4A Southeast All-Conference team.

The Kayhi Wrestling team took 3rd in the Colony Invitational finishing behind South Anchorage High School and Colony High School. Sophomore Matthew Rodriguez (106 lbs.) was the only wrestler to win his weight class at this tournament.

Freshman Laura Sherrill was the only Kayhi Swim and Dive member to place at the state tournament. Laura placed 7th in the 100 Yard Butterfly event with a time of 1:01.46.
Both divers were eliminated in the 1 Meter Diving semi-finals. Senior Kegan Rhein was 10.11 points from qualifying for finals and placed 9th in the semi-finals, while Sophomore Jessilynn Sivertsen was only 6 points away from qualifying for the finals and placed 10th in the semi-finals.
Kayhi Lady Kings placed 20th out of 21 schools attending the meet, while the Kings did not place.

Weekend Sports Preview

Kayhi’s Wrestling team is at Colony High School this weekend for the Colony Wrestling Invitational. Kayhi took the top 16 varsity wrestlers. These wrestlers will start their matches at 5:45 on Friday, after the mix and match JV round robin.

Six swim and dive team members are heading to state this weekend. Senior Kegan Rhein won the region title for the boys in diving, junior Jessilyn Sivertsen  won the girls diving. There are the only two divers from southeast heading to state. On the boys side, senior Logan Hammersland qualified in the 100 yard butterfly and the 100 yard backstroke, and sophomore Maury Meiresonne qualified for the 200 yard freestyle and the 500 yard freestyle. For the girls, freshman Emma Campbell is the first alternate for the Girls 200 yard freestyle, and freshman Laura Sherrill qualified for 100 yard breaststroke and the 100 yard butterfly.

The Lady Kings volleyball team will be playing in Region V Championships this weekend. The first game they play will be at 4 p.m. against Thunder Mountain. The winner will play Juneau-Douglas tonight at 8 p.m. The loser of Kayhi Thunder Mountain will play the loser on Saturday at 10 a.m.
Senior Sherrine Bautista said she is looking to forward to play this weekend’s games and hopes to continue practicing next week.  “I’m excited to play this final week of high school volleyball with my best friends and hope to be the team that gets to keep practicing next week.”
The Lady Kings took last year’s region title. This year, Kayhi is ranked last in the region, but have defeated both JDHS and TMHS at least once.

Swimming Preview

By Gabe Bowlen
Staff Writer

This year Ketchikan is hosting the Region V Swim and Dive Tournament. The meet starts off at 5pm tonight, and the finals start at 2pm tomorrow. Coach Patrick Burda has many goals for this meet, but one concerns him the most.
“A nice goal is for everyone to improve, or get better time wise,” said Coach Burda. “It’s probable we’ll have a couple swimmers/divers go to the state tournament.”
Senior diver Kegan Rhein thinks getting out of the region and heading to state will be an easy thing to do.
“I’m looking forward to the fact that I have a few new dives,”Rhein said. “I’m possibly going to break 400 for my regions score,”
Rhein does not have much competition this regional meet, with a rookie diver from Petersburg, all he needs to do is get an adequate score to qualify for state. Though the competition is greater at the state tournament, it is possible he could place.
As for swimmers, Maurey Meiresonne, Laura Sherrill, and Logan Hammersland are expected to perform well and make it to state. The team will have at least two boys relay teams, and at least two girls relay teams.

Teams Attending:
Juneau-Douglas Crimson Bears
Petersburg Vikings
Thunder Mountain Falcons
Sitka Wolves
Craig Panthers

Sports Recap

The Kayhi boys and girls swim teams placed 5th at Thunder Mountain High School in Juneau on Saturday. The boys finished with 75 points and the girls finished with 51.5 points. The boys’ side of the meet was dominated by Thunder Mountain, with a total score of 139 points. Petersburg was second with 104, Sitka in third with 87, Juneau-Douglas in fourth with 81, Kayhi in fifth with 75, and Craig in sixth place with 5 points. Juneau-Douglas girls took first with 187.5 points. Sitka followed with 127, Thunder Mountain with 103, Petersburg with 67, Kayhi with 51.5, and Craig with 2.
Regions will be hosted by Kayhi on Oct. 27-29.

Twelve Kayhi wrestlers went undefeated at the Petersburg Invitational. Rather than a regular tournament, wrestlers were placed in pools by the coaches based on their skills and technique. Coach Rick Collins showed recognition towards junior Max Collins and sophomore Brayden Linne. Linne had two consecutive wins against Jacob Gagner, a previous state runner-up from Sitka. Collins won 3 matches by major decision and one by decision resulting in a 4-0 record for the weekend.

The Lady Kings volleyball team placed fourth in the Juneau Jive Tournament last weekend. Kayhi defeated Sitka 25-17, Wrangell 25-21, Thunder Mountain 25-22 and 25-21, while losing to Craig 22-25 and Mt. Edgecumbe 19-25. On Saturday the Lady Kings placed second in the pool playing and qualified for the Golden bracket. Kayhi lost to Mt. Edgecumbe in three sets placed

Friday Statistics
Serving: Havalah Clark 26/26, Kreylynn Johnson 21/24, Kassi Montero 24/31, Grace Clark 19/21, Leah Benning 17/19
Aces: Montero 5, Grace Clark 3, Johnson 3
Digs: Sherrine Bautista 37, Havalah Clark 20, Montero 7, Johnson 7, Grace Clark 3, Benning 3
Assists: Johnson 25, Benning 24
Kills: Havalah Clark 25, Johnson 19, Megan Webb 7, Grace Clark 9, Kinani Halvorsen 6, Benning 2
Blocks: Grace Clark 7, Halvorsen 6, Webb 3, Havalah Clark 2, Johnson 1, Benning 1
Top Passers: Bautista, Montero, Benning

Saturday Statistics
Kayloni Bermudez 20/24, Havalah Clark 26/27, Johnson 10/13, Bautista 44/45, Montero 5/9, Grace Clark 33/37, Benning 31/33, Alanna Berry 5/6 , Lezille Sagrado 4/5
Aces: Bautista 6, Montero 1, Bermudez 1, Grace Clark 1.
Digs: Bautista 87, Montero 22, Havalah Clark 32, Bermudez 3, Johnson 18, Benning 9, Sagrado 1, Grace Clark 13.
Assists: Johnson 19, Benning 46
Blocks: Havalah Clark 6, Halvorsen 15, Johnson 8, Grace Clark 17, Benning 4
Kills: Havalah Clark 38, Johnson 28, Halvorsen 15, Grace Clark 9, Benning 4
Top Passers: Bautista, Montero

Sports Preview

Lady Kings volleyball is playing in the Juneau Jive Tournament this weekend held at Juneau-Douglas High School. All teams will be pool playing on Friday to determine bracket standings, each team will be placed in either the gold or silver bracket. 

Kayhi’s Schedule for Pool Play on Friday

2:00 p.m. Kayhi vs Wrangell
2:30 p.m. Kayhi vs Sitka
7:00 p.m. Kayhi vs Thunder Mountain
7:30 p.m. Kayhi vs Craig

Swim and Dive
The Kayhi Swim and Dive Team will compete in Juneau this weekend. All teams in Southeast will be at this event, that includes Juneau-Douglas, Thunder Mountain, Sitka, and Petersburg. In the last meet at Bartlett High School in Anchorage, freshman Kayhi swimmer Laura Sherrill was the only one to place, finishing 4th in the 100 yard Breaststroke.

The Kayhi wrestling team will be competing in Petersburg this weekend. Today, all teams will take part in round robin matches at 5 p.m. after weigh-ins. On Saturday, wrestlers will weigh-in again to be placed into their according brackets and will compete at 9:00 a.m. within those brackets.