CC sends seven to state

By Jake Stout
Staff Writer

Seven Kayhi runners qualified for state at the cross country Region V Championships at Ward Lake on a rainy Saturday Oct. 27. Kayhi senior Chris Llanos (17:19) said he is excited for his last year up at state. He is a cancer survivor that is the reason why he runs and it motivates him to do great things.
“The reason why I run is because I am a cancer survivor and that has been my motivation this whole time,” Llanos said, “just running and proving cancer survivors can actually make a difference in the world and that they have an ability to do great things.”
Junior Sylvan Blankenship (17:13) said he did a lot better then he thought he would in the Region V Championships and that he has improved since last year.
“I did a lot better then I thought I would, it was hard and really close but in the end I was able to push through and get a good placing at third,” Blankenship said. “It is something I can give my all at and I’ve improved quite a lot since my freshman and sophomore year.”
Only one runner finished the small schools girl’s race because a black bear caused the runners to stop. The non-finishers re-ran  after the 4A boys race.

State qualifiers:
Chris Llanos
Sylvan Blankenship
Leif Svenson
Trent Rodanhistler
Erika Rodanhistler
Sarah Cool
Desiree De Mello

Football seeks final opponent

By Catey Mendoza
Staff Writer

The Kayhi football team’s season isn’t over, or is it? With a 5-2, soon to be 6-2 record, thanks to a Sitka forfeit, the team is looking for an opponent for senior night.
Senior captain Robert Williams said Sitka was supposed to come Saturday Oct. 4, but won’t be competing.
“The Sitka team said they have too many ineligible players because of bad grades and injuries,” said Williams.
Williams also said it is a possibility for a team to come to Ketchikan to play Monday Oct. 6, so they can recognize their seniors to the community.
“It’s hard to get a team just a week in advance,” said activities director Ed Klein. “We would have to coordinate it with everyone’s busy schedules and come up with all this money to get them here.”

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