The Kayhi softball team split a pair of games with Juneau-Douglas at Norman Walker Field on Friday and Saturday. The Crimson Bears beat Kayhi on Friday 8-4. The Kings won the first game on Saturday over the Bears 6-1.
With extra time on their hands the Kings and Bears then held a scrimmage.
The Kings won 6-2 to improve to 2-1 and 1-1 conference play.
The Ketchikan girls soccer team kicked off their home season on Friday and Saturday against the Juneau Douglas Bears but weren’t able to obtain a win. Friday night’s 1-0 game was an own goal loss and great learning experience for the Lady Kings and new head coach Neil Kinunen. On Saturday, the girls played a much faster and competitive match, but still lost 2-1. Kayhi Junior Charley Edwardson put the final touch on the ball to secure their first goal of the season. The Lady Kings will face off against the Crimson Bears later in the season at Juneau.
In JV action, the girls tied 0-0 on Friday and lost 4-1 Saturday.
On Wednesday, March 25, the Kayhi bands performed the songs they’re taking to this years Music Festival in April. Along with the Wind ensemble and the jazz band, director Mrs. Pagnotta is taking soloists and ensembles from Kayhi band to Juneau to perform and be adjudicated. The symphonic Band also played, but unfortunately they will not be going to Juneau.
Tuesday, March 31 the Kayhi choirs will be performing their songs for Music Fest in Juneau April 16-18. The woman’s choir and concert choir both have five or six songs they will sing. Director Kim Stone (filling in for Mrs. Percell at Music Fest) is taking talented solos and ensembles with her to Juneau as well. Unlike the bands, all the choirs are attending.
It’s that time of the year – testing time.
Freshmen and sophomores will be taking the Alaska Measures of Progress (AMP) exam April 1-10. Students will take four English tests Wednesday through Monday along with four math tests starting on the following Tuesday through Friday. The tests will take place in two computer labs and students should bring headphones if they have them.
Counselor Mr. McClory has been working frantically to make sure the school is prepared for the exam that is replacing HSGQE’s.
“It’s never been implemented before, it’s brand new and all online,” Mr. McClory said. “It’s designed to help measure how students are doing.”
Because the HSGQE has been discontinued, some upperclassmen are upset after being encouraged to take it seriously and do their best. Junior Leif Svenson said he was excited at the possibility of having a week off while underclassmen took the test he had to take the previous year. “It’s just frustrating. Last year we were looking forward to not having to come to school during testing.”
Kayhi girls started the state tournament with an 58-56 double overtime win over East in first round. Eliah Anderson hit a game winning jumper at the buzzer to win it.
Then the Lady Kings had a rough patch against Dimond 70-46 and lost in OT for the 3rd place game against Colony 53-48. The Lady Kings finished 5th at state and received the sportsmanship award.
The Kayhi Kings had a close game vs East but fell short 75-68. The boys team won their first consolation match against Wasilla 67-61, but was then defeated by West Valley 63-56 in the 4th place game. The Kings took 6th at state.
Mo and Lexi All-Tournament team
The number of students represented at the parent teacher conferences, dropped 13% from the total in the fall.
Last Fall, 217 students were represented on the first night, and 146 on the next; totaling a 58% representation of the 616 student enrollment. Also, the school used the new Powerschool system which sent out an automated message to every family, rather than relying on a mail based notification.
This Spring, the total attendance was lower, as expected, with 172 students represented on Tuesday and 97 on Wednesday.
The total number represented was 269 out of a total enrollment of 591, meaning a 45% representation.
Front desk Secretary, Mrs. Richardson said, “lower attendance in Spring is typical.”