Wrestlers head to State

Dyllan Borer
Staff Writer

Twenty-three Kayhi wrestlers will compete in the state tournament starting Friday and finishing Saturday night.

Junior Andy Collins is a 3-time state qualifier and a 2-time region champion and has his eyes on a trip to the Finals this year. 

“My weight class is tough,” said Collins. “ I can’t just go out there cold, I need to be warm and ready to bang heads.”

Wrestling often has its upsets, which will give several Kings the opportunity to advance. 

“Technically everyone has a shot at winning which is the beauty of wrestling, you can be down 12-15 and then put someone on their back and pin them and win, things like that can happen and happen a lot. 

 

Wrestling makes it 12 straight

Dyllan Borer
Staff Writer

Kayhi Kings returned home from regions with its twelfth consecutive region title. Senior Sully Schulz and Sophomore Kollin Houthoofd came in clutch and saved the title for the boys. However the Lady Kings came up short to Edgecumbe.

“I’m really proud of the boys, but at the same time I feel like we could have gotten a few more matches,” said Coach Rick Collins. “The the girls had an epic run, in the finals they had a couple bad matches that were hard to digest, but we will just get to work this week and that will fuel us for the state tournament.”

Kings scored a total of 201 points, only 18 points more Juneau. This years regions tournament was a lot closer than previous years, in 2018 the Kings beat Juneau by 80 points. The boys had a total of 6 region champions, and will have 17 wrestlers compete in the state tournament next weekend in Anchorage. 

Kayhi Lady Kings had 6 of their 8 wrestlers compete in the finals but however none of them ended up winning but they did qualify for state. The girls fell short to Edgecumbe by 49 points. 

Collins said that the girls team had a good run this year and has been growing the past couple years and he believes they will win next year. 

“I believe we were the better team but Edgecumbe just had more people there, they had about 13 girls entered and they just filled all the weight classes and some we did not have girls in so they automatically won those.” 

Senior Sully Schulz had only one match in the tournament since he was seeded first and had an automatic bye to the finals. Schulz had three people in his weight class and one of them being one of his own teammates. 

Schulz was not expecting to wrestle a kid from Juneau and when he found out it threw him off. He had never beaten a wrestler from Juneau before in his high school career.

“I was nervous,” said Sully. “I didn’t want to lose, I always choke against Juneau.”

Sophomore Hayley Gilson had a perfect record in her weight class until the finals match at regions. Gilson was expected to win but came up short.

“I didn’t wrestle to my potential at all,” said Gilson. “That was probably my worst match I’ve ever wrestled but that just pushes me more to win the state title.”

Kayhi 1st place wrestlers:
119-Degan Linne
130-Kollin Houthoofd
135-Brock Thomas
140-Charlie Blair
142-Andy Collins

 Kayhi 2nd place wrestlers:
103-Louissee Bueno (Girls)
103-Kristian Kellogg
112-Autumn Elsner (Girls)
112-Luke Rauwolf
119-Ruby McCue (Girls)
119-Nathan Mowery
125-Ada Odden (Girls)
125-Kai Biagi
130-Hayley Gilson (Girls)
135-John Call
152-Tyler Manypenny
160-Makena Johansen (Girls)
160-Seth Webb
189-Chris Harris
215-Francis Sherman
285-Liam Moseng

Boys
Ketchikan 201
Juneau 183

Girls
Mt. Edgecumbe 130
Ketchikan 81
Petersburg 54

Kalea Allen Takes Over Softball Head Coach Position

Dyllan Borer
Staff Writer

Kayhi Lady Kings Softball just announced their new head Coach Kalea Allen along with Alyesha Greenfield, Brooke Simmons,  and Denis Parker. Allen said she is excited to coach a good group of girls this season and is ready to get after it and start the season.

“I’m most excited to have the same bulk of girls returning, we have a core group of girls that are determined to be the best they can be not only on the field but off the field,” said Allen. 

Allen is also a personal trainer and has been training a group of girls since this summer.

“The girls have really taken initiative this year and have personally come to me asking about off season workouts and times for cages,” said Allen.
“It’s a big difference from last year where no one started practicing until after they had made the 

Allen was the Lady Kings head JV coach last year along with her assistant Denis Parker. Allen had an almost perfect season last year with only one loss. Sophomore Hannah Moody played for Allen as a freshmen and said she really enjoyed having her as a coach because she knew how to have fun but also work us hard.

“She keeps our head in the game but also keeps it fun,”  said Moody.

Allen is holding hut times for anyone who is interested in trying out this year. She said she is ready to get to work this season.

“I think we’re going to have a great season, everybody’s ready to go and excited to play this year,” said Allen.

Hut times
Monday: 6:30-7:30 (Hitting)
Thursday: 7:30-9 (Pitching/Catching)
Friday: 6:30-7:30 (Hitting)
Saturday: 1:30-2:30 (Hitting) 

Klawock Invitational

Nadire Zhuta
Staff Writer

The Kayhi boys and girls JV basketball teams are heading to the Klawock for a three day tournament.

Freshman JJ Parker is looking forward to getting some game minutes at this tournament and said it should be a pretty good tournament.

“I’m looking forward to playing some actual games with the boys,” said Parker. “I think it’s going to be a pretty fun and successful tournament.”

Sophomore Gabby Mas is also looking to get some more game time in Klawock and hopes to improve as a player.

“I’m looking forward to playing a lot and getting better as a player,” said Mas. “I want to learn to control the ball better and not panic.” 

Thursday, December 19th
Kayhi C  vs Thorne Bay JV 4:30 p.m. (Boys)
Hydaburg vs Thorne Bay 5:45 p.m. (Boys)
Kayhi JV vs Thorne Bay 7:00 p.m. (Girls)
Kayhi JV vs Klawock 8:15 p.m. (Boys) 

Friday, December 20th
Kayhi C vs Thorne Bay JV 4:00 p.m. (Boys)
Kayhi JV vs Hydaburg 5:15 p.m. (Boys)
Klawock vs Thorne Bay 6:30 p.m. (Boys)
Klawock vs Thorne Bay 7:45 p.m. (Girls)

Saturday, December 21st 
Kayhi C vs Thorne Bay JV 1:45 p.m. (Boys)
Kayhi JV vs Thorne Bay 3:00 p.m. (Boys)
Kayhi JV vs Klawock 4:15 p.m. (Girls)
Klawock vs Hydaburg 5:30 p.m. (Boys) 


Wrestling competes for 12th straight title

Dyllan Borer
Staff Writer

The Kayhi Wrestling team will compete in the Region V Tournament in Craig this weekend. The girls tournament will begin Friday and the boys will begin Saturday.

The Kayhi boys have won 11 straight region tournamentsand hope to keep the streak alive.

“We’re hoping to win again and get out twelfth consecutive title,”said Collins.

Every team in Southeast will be competing in the girls tournament. For the boys they will be divided into their divisions. Kayhi boys are Division 1 and will compete against the new combined Juneau team.

Five of Kayhi’s 11 Region Champs graduated and Coach Collins said that Regions will be a tough tournament for the boys and that Juneau has a club team and gets way more matches than Kayhi does.

“That makes it an uphill battle and makes this tournament really close,”said Collins.

Senior Sully Schulz will compete in his last ever regional tournament this weekend but is ready to compete and is confident going into this tournament.

“I’m sad it’s all coming to an end, but I need to stay focused and ready to wrestle,” said Schulz. “I already have a bye to the finals, since I am the first seed. I’m confident I’ll do well and come home with the bracket.”

Schulz said he believes Kayhi will win their twelfth Region title but it will be a tight tournament since 5 of Kayhi’s 11 Regions champs graduated last year.

“I feel confident that we will win but it will be a close one, closer than usual,” said Schulz.“The team really has to show up this weekend if we really want to win. We have to want it.”

Defending state champ Ruby Massin and  Kayhi sophomore Hayley Gilson were both in the 135 weight class at the start of the season. Gilson best Massin every match this season. Two weeks ago Massin dropped down a weight class.

Gilson said she is excited for Regions but is keeping her emotions under control and staying focused.

“I’m ready for regions but I have had a couple set backs these last couple weeks,” said Gilson.

Girls will begin wrestling tonight at 5 p.m. and boys will begin Saturday at 9 a.m.

Sande 2nd at ACDC Meet

Campbell Sande took 2nd place overall and Matthew Nutt placed 3rd in the Academic Decathlon meet in Juneau last weekend.

“The team did really great,” Mr. Stanton said. “They actually exceeded my expectations, not that I have low expectations for them, but there were some students I was a little bit worried about how well they were going to do but ended up really impressing me and doing extremely well so I was very happy with the results.”

Kayhi ACDC competed against 2 other schools. With each team members making in the top ten.

“Every time we have a meet I remember why I love ACDC.” said Sande. “It’s extremely competitive, I can name at least 4 people that my only goal is to beat.”

Math
Matthew Nutt 5th
Jacob Pattison 4th
Evelyn Nutt 2nd

Music
Franchezca Correa 5th
Campbell Sande 4th  

Art
Franchezca Correa 4th
Sarah Short 3rd
Campbell Sande 2nd  

Literature
Matthew Nutt 5th
Franchezca Correa 3rd
Sarah Short 3rd
Campbell Sande 1st  

Interview
Sarah Short 5th
Campbell Sande 4th
Matthew Nutt 3rd  

Essay
Sarah Short 4th
Matthew Nutt 1st

Science
Matthew Nutt 5th  

Economics
Matthew Nutt 3rd  

Social Studies
Campbell Sande 2nd

Overall
Sarah Short 5th
Evelyn Nutt 4th
Matthew Nutt 3rd
Campbell Sande 2nd

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