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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

Kayhi Swim Trip to Petersburg Cancelled

The Kayhi swim team’s trip to Petersburg was cancelled this weekend due to a case of Crypto in the Petersburg swimming pool. The Petersburg School District decided to drain the pool and hyper-chlorinate the water they put back in. The Kayhi swim coach, Patrick Burda, made the decision to not go to Petersburg, fearing that the swimmers might bring Crypto back to our own pool.

Kayhi Swim and Dive take 3rd


The Kayhi girls swim and dive team took 3rd place and the boys took 4th place in their only home meet of the season. Sophomore Emma Campbell took 3rd in the 100 free (1:00:93) and 2nd in the 50 free (27.21). Despite Campbell’s goggles coming off in the 50 yard swim she still took 2nd place.
I lost my goggles, said Campbell. “I ran to my coach after and asked if I could swim it again and he told me no. This next meet I’ll definitely get that back.”

Notable Preformances:
Laura Sherill 1st-  Womens 100 butterfly
Maury Meiresonne 1st- Mens 100 butterfly

Team Standings:

1. Sitka 176
2. Juneau Douglas 128
3. Ketchikan 92
4. Thunder Mountain 90
5. Petersburg 46
6. Craig 3

1. Thunder Mountain 119
2. Juneau Douglas 114
3. Sitka 90.5
4. Ketchikan 79

Kayhi Swimming Host Only Home Meet

The Kayhi swim team is hosting its only home meet of the season this weekend, starting today at 4:45 p.m. and 10:45 a.m. on Saturday at the KGB Aquatic Center. Kayhi junior Jaret Warstler has taken on leadership responsibility.
“It’s kind of weird to have only one senior on the team, because I’ve been used to having four or five seniors to be able to to look up to and follow while they lead,” said Warstler. “Now that we have a lot more juniors on the team, we have to be leaders to the underclassmen.”
With a 1:03 in the 100 yard Butterfly, Jaret Warstler is looking to get under a minute and beat Sitka junior JD Gagner who has a 1:01. Junior Maury Meiresonne went to state in the 500 yard Freestyle and is hoping to go again. Junior state qualifier Jessilyn Sivertsen is looking to improve her scores so she can get higher than 5th place at state this year.

Swim and Dive Finish 4th

The Kayhi girls swim and dive team placed 4th and the boys team placed 5th in Juneau last weekend. Freshman Zoey Spencer finished 1st in 4 of her 8 events – the 500 freestyle, 100 breaststroke, 100 backstroke, and 200 I.M.

Team Standings
1. Thunder Mountain 239
2. Sitka 138
3. Juneau-Douglas 131
Petersburg 72
5. Ketchikan 50
1. Sitka 238
2. Juneau-Douglas 130
3. Thunder Mountain 123
4. Ketchikan 100
5. Petersburg 53

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.