The Lady Kings soccer (2-12, 0-8) lost to the Juneau-Douglas Bears 8-1 on Friday and 7-0 on Saturday.
On Friday the Lady Kings were outmatched and seemed to play behind the entire game. On Saturday, the Lady Kings improved on their defense and spacing, and seemed to play a little more relaxed.
Junior Farren Linne knows her team had it rough last weekend and is hoping to get a win against Thunder Mountain this weekend.
“Last weekend was rough, we had senior night so it was hard losing to JD. They just have better control of the ball and they work well together,” said Linne. “This weekend we are playing against Thunder Mountain. TM is more laid back and less aggressive so hopefully we will do better against them, and we didn’t lose to them quite as bad last time so i’m thinking it will be a better game, hopefully, in our favor this time.”
The Lady Kings will travel to Juneau to take on Thunder Mountain over the weekend. Last time they played, the Falcons won 4-0, and 3-0 in a mid-week series on April 18-19.
Kayhi (5-5, 2-4) loses 1-0 on Friday and 3-2 on Saturday.
After getting swept 4-1 and 4-0 a week before, the Kings were able to have a better knowledge of the Bears’ attack, but still fell short.
The Kings lost the Friday night game in the first half by an accidental deflection off a corner kick by senior Brandon Corporon in the first 15 minutes. The final score was 1-0.
Following the night priors lost, the Kings had an even closer game. The Kings were down 3-0 in the first half, until Mark Jasper scored a penalty kick. Then five minutes later senior Kegan Rhein scored. All throughout the second half the Kings had possession of the ball, but couldn’t get the ball in the goal. Junior Max Collins felt like they went out and enjoyed the game more than the prior weekend.
“We just went out there and played the games to have fun and it showed,” said Collins. “We were the better team that weekend but just fell short with us hitting the crossbar too many times.”
The Kings host Thunder Mountain this week at Esther Shea Field. This weekend, the Kings will honor 6 seniors on their senior night.
The Kayhi track team will be hosting their second home meet of the season, featuring Petersburg, Thorne Bay, and Schoenbar students. All events will start today at 3 p.m. at the Esther Shea Field. On Saturday, events will start at 9 a.m. Senior Sarah McClennan is looking forward to competing at the last home meet.
“This meet is smaller, but it is also a chance for people to earn their spot on the regions trip since everyone won’t be able to go,” said McClennan. “Home meets are always fun, just like home games. You have more of a fan section, more people cheering you on; it’s exciting.”
Kayhi Track will travel to the Region V Track Meet May 19th at Thunder Mountain.
The Kayhi girls soccer team (2-10, 0-6) is hosting Juneau-Douglas this weekend. Kayhi is 0-2 against Juneau. It’s been a month since the two teams faced off against each other, and Kayhi junior Farren Linne thinks all the practice will pay off.
“I definitely think we’ll do better against JDHS this weekend than we did last month,” said Linne. “We’ve practiced hard, travelled up to Anchorage, and have just had more time to work together with the team.”
The Lady Kings softball team (4-2) are playing Juneau-Douglas and Thunder Mountain in Juneau this weekend.
Last time the Kings faced the Falcons they split games, April 21st the Falcons won, 11-4, and April 22nd the Lady Kings won, 13-12. The Lady Kings also split conference games against Juneau-Douglas. On April 28th the Lady Kings lost to the Bears, 12-1, and April 29th the Lady Kings defeated the Bears, 17-16.
Senior Kassi Montero is positive for the games to come and knows that her team will do well.
“I feel very confident in my team, I believe all of us will execute the things we have been working on this week to get where we need to be,” said Montero. “I know what we are capable of, so it should be a good weekend.”
JV @ 4pm vs JDHS
Varsity @ 6pm vs JDHS
JV @ 4pm vs TMHS
Varsity @ 6pm vs TMHS
Varsity @ 12pm vs TMHS
Varsity @ 6pm vs JDHS
Last weekend Kayhi track participated in the Juneau Invitational meet hosted by Thunder Mountain taking 3rd in men’s and 5th in women’s. Participating teams were Gustavus, Haines, Juneau Douglas, Thunder Mountain, Petersburg, Sitka, Skagway, Thorne Bay and Yakutat. Sophomore Elizabeth Knight took 1st in the 800 meter with 2:43.8. Junior Joey Rhodes took 1st in discus throwing 123-02. Sophomore Aedel Magno took 3rd in shot put throwing 26-08. Senior Sarah McClennon took 3rd in discus throwing 67-02. 4×100 relay boys, senior Trevor Ortiz, senior Luke Dossett, junior Adrian Ronquillo and senior Nico DeGuzman took 2nd with 48.19. Trevor Ortiz took 1st in triple jump with 40-09.25, 2nd in high jump with 5-08, and 2nd in long jump with 19-02. Ortiz felt like the track meet went well from a team standpoint.
“I felt as though it was a very good track meet,” said Ortiz. “A lot of our athletes ‘pr’d’(personal record) and did better each time. Our team worked hard and overall it was a good meet to participate in, lots of competition.”
The Kayhi Kings soccer team(5-3, 2-2) lost to Juneau-Douglas 4-1 on Thursday, and 4-0 on Friday.
Although the team was prepared to face a high quality team, junior Max Collins thinks they still couldn’t hold back the high caliber team.
“The team was prepared to play the strong team and felt very confident going into the game,” said Collins. “But we didn’t expect to be beat that badly. We are going to learn from these losses and take it back to Juneau-Douglas next weekend.”
Kayhi plays Juneau-Douglas this weekend in Juneau.