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Volleyball season comes to an end

Shirlie White
Staff Writer

Kayhi’s defense of the Region V volleyball championship didn’t go as planned. The Kings  dropped both matches at regions and finished a disappointing third.
Senior Kassi Montero was happy to be at regions, but wasn’t happy that her team was placed third.
“It felt pretty good to be at regions, I wasn’t planning on us to be placed third, so i’m disappointed in that, but it is what it is I also hope the girls next year do better than how we did this year,” said Montero.
It was the last game for five Kayhi seniors, including Kreylynn Johnson and Havalah Clark who were named All-Conference.
Senior Havalah Clark worked hard for this award.
“I feel really good about getting this award,” Clark said.  “I’ve definitely been working for this all season. I treated practices like games and I think it made me a better player and I think that’s why I got this award.”
Next season will be a rebuilding year as Kayhi will lose its top five players. Senior Sherrine Bautista will miss playing with her high school team, and thinks that next year will be a whole new team.
“I’m definitely going to miss playing with the team, my favorite trip was the Juneau Jive Tournament trip, but my favorite game was the final one against Juneau-Douglas,” Bautista said. “But next year the team is going to be a completely different team since all starting six will not be here anymore.”

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.

Sports Recap

The Lady Kings volleyball team lost both games this weekend against Sitka and Mt Edgecumbe. On Friday Sikta defeated Kayhi by (10-25, 22-25, 11-25). On Saturday Mt. Edgecumbe defeated Kayhi by (14-25, 12-25, 21-25).

This last weekend, four Kayhi wrestlers left the Bill Weiss Tournament as champions: Vince Tenebro (113), Brayden Linne (120), Sean Tavares (126), and Max Collins (145). Seventeen of 37 Kayhi wrestlers won their matches during the the Mix and Match event.

Volleyball Weekend Preview

By Shirlie White
Staff Writer

The Lady Kings volleyball team will be playing against Mt. Edgecumbe and Sitka this weekend. Kayhi beat Sitka and lost to Mt. Edgecumbe at the Juneau Jive tournament on Oct 15.
“I hope the team and I will have a fun time in Sitka, and focus on playing this weekend against Edgecumbe and Sitka.” Varsity player Leah Benning said.
Kayhi will be playing tonight at 7:00pm against Sitka and at 6:30pm tomorrow against Mt. Edgecumbe.

Sports Recap

The Lady Kings volleyball team played in the silver bracket at the Dimond Invitational last weekend. They lost to Colony and fell out of contention for the silver bracket championship game. During pool play, Kayhi tied with Kenai 25-20, 19-25 and Service 16-25, 25-21. They lost to Kodiak 25-18, 25-17 and East Anchorage 25-10, 25-20.
Friday Statistics
Assists: Kreylynn Johnson 25, Leah Benning 17, Alanna Berry 4, Megan Webb 2, Sherrine Bautista 2, Kassi Montero 2, Grace Clark 1.
Kills: Havalah Clark 35, Johnson 11, Grace Clark 3, Kinani Halvorsen 2, Benning 2, Webb 2. Blocks: Havalah Clark 4, Grace Clark 4, Benning 4, Webb 2, Halvorsen 1.
Digs: Bautista 45, Havalah Clark 22, Montero 18, Johnson 13, Grace Clark 8, Benning 4, Berry 3.
Aces: Grace Clark 7, Montero 4.
Serving: Benning 23/23, Berry, Bautista, Webb, Lezille Sagrado all 100 percent.
Top passers: Bautista, Johnson, Montero.
Saturday Statistics
Digs: Sherrine Bautista 29, Kreylynn Johnson 19, Kassi Montero 13, Havalah Clark 13, Kinani Halvorsen 2, Leah Benning 2, Grace Clark 1, Alanna Berry 1.
Serving: Benning 16/16, Grace Clark 11/11, Bautista 8/8, Havalah Clark 19/20, Johnson 8/10, Montero 11/12.
Aces: Montero 2, Havalah Clark 2, Johnson 1, Grace Clark 1, Benning 1.
Assists: Benning 13, Johnson 11, Berry 2.
Kills: Johnson 18, Havalah Clark 9, Halvorsen 7, Grace Clark 3, Megan Webb 2. Blocks: Halvorsen 5, Grace Clark 3, Havalah Clark 1.

Kayhi Wrestling took second place in the the Brandon Pilot Invitational in Juneau last weekend. Kayhi had 156 points with five finalists; Max Collins, Vince Tenebro, Joey Karlik, and Matthew Rodriguez. Collins and Rodriguez took 1st place for weights 145 and 106. Kayhi did not perform well against the reigning state champions from Colony High School.