Varela takes gold at state ACDC meet


Kayhi ACDC poses with their team medals after the state meet.
Kayhi ACDC poses with their team medals after the state meet.


By Haley Hanna
Staff Writer

Kayhi’s ACDC team placed in four categories at the state competition in Anchorage last month. In the interview category senior Tommy Varela won gold, and senior Carly Royer won bronze. In the social science category junior Liz Vossen took silver. The team placed third in the super quiz.
ACDC coach Peter Stanton  said he was happy with the performance and looks forward to next year.
“Juneau did better than they have ever done and we were kind of in the middle of the pack,” Stanton said. “I’m very enthusiastic about next year, a lot of good students will be returning.”
Karly Blair and Carly Royer are the ACDC team co-captains and they said the team did its best.
“There’s always room for improvement,” said Royer. “Next year people will get more into it and we were more focused this year than we were last year.”
There were a total of seventeen teams from all over Alaska and our team competed in 10 different categories.

Kings sweep Region v

Junior Mo Bullock scores two points against Thunder Mountain.
Junior Mo Bullock scores two points against Thunder Mountain.           JADE HODNE

The Lady Kings avenged Friday nights loss to beat Thunder Mountain 68-62 in overtime  to take first in Region V Tournament. Charley Edwardson led Kayhi with 26 points on Saturday night. This is the second year in a row that the Lady Kings have won the Region V Tournament.

The Kings went undefeated in the Region V Tournament last week against Thunder Mountain to win the title.  The first game Kayhi won 60-57 in double overtime against the Falcons.  In the championship game Friday, the Kings jumped out to an early lead and won 75-56.
It had been 10 years since the Kayhi boys basketball team had won a region title and Coach Stockhausen first time ever.

Eliah Anderson
Alexis Biggerstaff
Felicia Rauro

Mo Bullock
Alex Pihl
Jason James

Both teams will be heading to compete in the state tournament next week (2/17).

Metlakatla (2A), Sitka (3A) claim Region v titles

Metlakatla won both Championship match ups with Craig to sweep the 2A titles. The girls won 52-33 and the boys took down the top-seeded Panthers 52-47.

Sitka beat Mt. Edgecumbe on a pair of last second free throws to claim the 3A title 43-41.
The Sitka girls punched their ticket to state  by opening the game on a 15-2 run and holding off Petersburg 49-39.

Kings look for crowns

Both Kayhi girls and boys will be playing Thunder Mountain for the second time in the Region V tournament today. This time for the Championship.
The girls will play at 3pm and the boys will be playing at 4:45 in the Clarke Cochrane Gym.  The games haven’t been easy for either teams.  The Lady Falcons have challenged the Lady Kings, and even forced double-overtime on Feb. 21, but Kayhi has prevailed in all five meetings.

Last time out:
The Lady Kings played Thunder Mountain on Wednesday, and used a second half surge to beat the Falcons 64-49.

The boys won a double-overtime thriller Wednesday 60-57.

Key players:

Ashley Young – Young has totaled 50 points in her last two tournament games including 26 against Kayhi Wednesday.

Jacob Callaway – Callaway scored 23 points against the Kings and 31 points to help eliminate the Crimson Bears yesterday.

Region v recap Day 3- Craig routs Haines; Metlakatla stuns Wrangell

The Craig boys basketball team limited Haines to eight points in the second half and turned a six-point halftime lead into a 61-25 blowout win.
Earlier in the day, the Craig girls advanced in the 2A bracket with a 37-23 win over Wrangell.

Metlakatla also went 2-0 on the day, starting with the boys. The Chiefs trailed Wrangell 20-12, but outscored the Wolves 26-9 to close the game, including 16-0 in the fourth quarter to win 38-29.
The Metlakatla girls had no trouble in a 66-30 win over Haines.

In other action:
Sitka                                    43
Mt. Edgecumbe            41

Thunder Mountain    67
Juneau-Douglas          34

Sitka                                    55
Petersburg                      53 OT

Thunder Mountain    54
Juneau-Douglas          48

Girls beat Thunder Mountain; Kayhi boys need 2OT

Both Kayhi basketball teams advanced over Thunder Mountain last night in the Region V basketball tournament, but it wasn’t easy for the boys. The Kings squandered a 12-point second-half lead, and needed a comeback of their own. In the closing minutes, Jacob Callaway and Shane Mielke fouled out giving Kayhi free throws to catch up and force the first overtime. The teams were knotted at 52 at the end of the first overtime. Kayhi got some separation in the second OT and held on after an unlikely miss from one of the Falcons sharp shooters for a 60-57 win. Junior Mo Bullock led the Kings with 19 points.
Junior Eliah Anderson paced the Lady Kings with 23 points as Kayhi beat Thunder Mountain 64-49.

In other action –
Mt. Edgecumbe    55
Sitka                      46

Petersburg            42
Mt. Edgecumbe    28

Kings face Falcons twice today

The top-seeded Kayhi boys and girls basketball teams will be taking on Thunder Mountain today. The girls tip-off at 1:15 and the boys will follow. The Lady Falcons pulled away from Juneau for a 61-42 win while the boys beat Juneau won 86-74. Kayhi girls went 4-0 against Thunder Mountain, the boys, 3-1.

In other action:
Girls: Petersburg    69
Sitka             60

Boys: Petersburg   49
Mt. Edgecumbe     65

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