The Kayhi volleyball team placed third in the Region V tournament at home this weekend. On Friday night, the Lady Kings fell to the Bears (25-8, 25-12, 25-7). Hoping to stay alive, the Lady Kings faced the Falcons Saturday morning, but were eliminated from the tournament (25-3, 25-9, 25-9). Senior Lezille Sagrado said despite ending the season with a loss, she is proud of how far the team has come.
“Although our season didn’t go as planned, I’m proud of how much we improved as a team with all the challenges we had to face– as this year was a rebuilding year,” said Sagrado.
In the championship match, the Bears secured their 2nd consecutive region title, defeating the Falcons in a five set rally (25-17, 25-17, 25-13, 25-19, 25-8) — earning their ticket to the State Tournament in Anchorage.
As the Lady Kings’ season comes to a close, Sagrado said she enjoyed playing with her team for the last time.
“I definitely enjoyed being with this team whether we won or lost,” said Sagrado. “Sure we didn’t win regions, but I wouldn’t want to have played with any other team.”
The Kayhi Lady Kings play this weekend in the annual Region V tournament hosted by Ketchikan High School. Kayhi will play the opening game of the tournament against Juneau-Douglas.
The seniors on the Lady Kings Volleyball team include Jadyn Lewis, Megan Cornwall, Lezille Sagrado, and the manager Torie Skillings. For the seniors, these are the last games for them on their home court. Coach Beth Sandefur said that she hopes the team will show their skills without focusing on the outcome of each game in the Region V tourney.
“It is very exciting. Our conference is so small that we don’t get to have many home games,’ said Sandefur. “I’m glad that the team gets one more chance to play in front of friends and family. We have very dedicated girls on our team, and they have maintained a strong work ethic and positive attitude throughout the season.”
Sandefur is happy with how the girls performed this season, and is looking forward for what is to come this weekend.
“I’ve been so proud of my players for their growth and their strength of character,” said Sandefur. “My hope for the Region tournament is that we all view it as an opportunity to show the team’s talent and skills without worrying about the final scores or being scared of the competition in front of a home crowd. The team worked hard and deserves to have a fun and positive close to this season.”
Region V 3A/4A Tourney Schedule
Friday Nov. 3
4 p.m. – 4A game 1 (Ketchikan vs. Juneau-Douglas)
6 p.m. – 3A game 1 (Sitka vs. Mount. Edgecumbe)
8 p.m. – 4A game 2 (Game 1 winner vs. Thunder Mountain)
Saturday Nov. 4
10 a.m. – 4A game 3
11:30 a.m. – (Competitions after game 3)
2 p.m. – 4A game 4
4 p.m. – 3A game 2
6:30 p.m. – 3A champion vs. 4A champion
The Kayhi volleyball team went winless in the Dimond Service Varsity Tournament this weekend in Anchorage. On Friday Kayhi lost to Dimond (8-25, 7-25), Eagle River (18-25, 17-25), Lathrop (14-25, 17-25), and Kodiak (17-25, 19-25). On Saturday Kayhi played in the Bronze bracket against Thunder Mountain and lost (11-25, 11-25). Then in the consolation game, Kayhi played Homer and lost (20-25, 13-25).
The Lady Kings will play the Crimson Bears tonight (Oct. 23rd) for one match in Juneau.
The Kayhi Lady Kings volleyball is competing in Anchorage this week for the Dimond Service Varsity Tournament. Kayhi will play this afternoon at 3 p.m. against Dimond, 6:40 p.m. against Lathrop, and 7:35 p.m. against Kodiak. Depending on how Kayhi does tonight, it will dictate who they will play tomorrow and what bracket they’re in. The Kayhi Lady Kings will also be traveling to Juneau this weekend to play against the Crimson Bears for two conference games.
The Kayhi volleyball team placed third in the silver bracket at the Juneau J.I.V.E. Volleyball Tournament over the weekend.
Kayhi lost their opening match to Craig, which put them into the silver bracket where they went 1-3 with a win over Metlakatla. Kayhi lost to Juneau-Douglas 3-0 in a conference game on Thursday, ending the weekend with a record of 2-13 in the tournament.
The Kayhi volleyball team (0-14, 0-6) will be playing in the Juneau J.I.V.E Tournament this weekend held at the Juneau-Douglas High School. The tournament will start Friday afternoon with all 10 teams competing in one set matches.
The Kayhi Lady Kings (0-14, 0-6) lost to the Juneau-Douglas Crimson Bears Friday (25-15, 25-9, 25-13) and Saturday night (25-11, 25-8, 25-8). Kayhi senior Lezille Sagrado said they played better this time around against Juneau than they did during Spiketacular.
“On Friday, we definitely played better against them than the first time at the Spiketacular Tournament,” said Sagrado. “We tried the best we could and I feel great about how we played overall. On Saturday, however, things weren’t going as well as expected, but we are definitely competitive with JDHS. We just need to fix our little mistakes.”