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Swim and dive state recap

Olivia Kinnunen
Staff Writer

Kayhi swim and dive members Jessilynn Sivertsen, Emma Campbell, and Laura Sherrill participated in the Swim & Dive State Meet this past weekend. While Sivertsen and Campbell did not qualify for the finals, Sherrill finalized for both of her races, the 200 yard IM and the 200 yard Butterfly.
“I did better than I thought I would,” said Sherrill. “I dropped 3 seconds from my lifetime best during the prelims on the 200 IM, I was super happy about that.”
Sherrill ended up placing 7th in the 200 yard IM (2:15.63), and 6th in the 100 yard Butterfly (1:00.47). She said that both of those times were a second away from her personal records.
Even though high level of competition at state affected the girls’ performances, they were good at keeping each other composed.
“The pressure definitely affected my performance. Jessilynn was good at getting me to calm down, but it’s really scary,” said Sherrill. “It’s your one shot to swim against people from up north.”

 

Weekend Preview

Wrestling
The Kayhi Wrestling team will compete in the Metlakatla Invitational this weekend. The Kings had a successful weekend at home, while eight of the eleven Kayhi finalists placed first.
They’ve competed in three tournaments and finished first in all three.
Senior Brandon Wieber said the team hopes to bring this momentum into their fourth tournament.
“We expect to continue to win every tournament,” said Wieber. “In every tournament so far we have won by a lot.”
Brandon Wieber has taken first place in all three of the seasons tournaments, and plans to continue the streak.
“I am going to continue to work hard every day in practice,” Wieber said. “I think I can take first place every meet in my weight class. I feel really confident going into this next meet.”

Debate
The Kayhi Debate team will be traveling to Juneau to compete against Thunder Mountain this Friday.
Many of the students in DDF are looking forward to this weekend, as this is their first and only meet of the season that takes place in the capital city.
Junior Dametre Martin says he’s excited to get this first trip underway.
¨I am excited to meet with old and new friends and compete against my rivals,¨ said  Martin. ¨Our resolve this meet is about how the United States federal government should impose price controls on the pharmaceutical industry, and it is a pretty hard topic, no matter what side you are on.¨

Swim and Dive
State qualifiers for the Kayhi Swim and Dive team will be traveling to Bartlett High School in Anchorage to compete this Friday and Saturday. Qualifiers include Laura Sherrill in the 100 fly and 200 fly, Jessilynn Sivertson in diving, and Emma Campbell in the 200 free.
“Our times are really close with our competition- like by a few seconds, but I think we’ll be able to pull something off, “ Laura Sherrill. “We all worked hard to get here and I think this will be our best meet this season.”

Volleyball
The Kayhi Lady Kings will travel to Juneau to play in the Region V tournament this weekend.
Although this year has been a struggle for the team, senior Louise Peterson said the love she has for the sport has helped her push through.
“As an individual I expect to go onto the court with energy, positivity, and overall just have fun,”  said Peterson. “As a team, we’re all very excited to make this last trip of the season fun and full of hard work.”
Senior Autumn Yeisley said she feels that she has improved tremendously over the season and the other girls have improved a lot individually as well.
“I plan on giving it my all for my last regions because I have nothing to lose,” said Yeisley.

 

 

 

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.”

SWIM OPENS SEASON IN PETERSBURG

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
Men’s:

  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

Women’s:

  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.