Parent teacher representation down this spring

By Connor Bird
Staff Writer

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.”

Kayhi preps for state

Fresh off a sweep of the Region V titles, the boys and girls basketball teams are focused on preparing for the state tournament next week. The tournament will kick off on Thursday and go throughout Saturday The Kings will tip-off their first game against the maxpreps No.2 ranked East Anchorage Thunderbirds. Led by Senior Captain Desmond Johnson (19.9 points per game) East Anchorage has gone 3-0 against common opponents Lathrop, Juneau-Douglas, Mt. Edgecumbe. Kayhi went 5-3 against those three foes. The Thunderbirds have an impressive overall record of 20-7 and are cruising on an 8-game win streak after winning their region. The Kings have an overall record of 17-9 and have caught fire lately going 11 for 13 and are also riding an 8-game win streak after starting the year 6-7. – Leif Svenson

The Lady Kings will face off against maxpreps No. 2 East Anchorage (23-1) on Thursday at 3:30.  Kayhi is 21-7 going into the state tournament after an intense region tournament.  This is the second year in a row that the Lady Kings will attend the state tournament.  The Kings placed 7th last year at state. – Jake Stout

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.

All-Tourney:
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

2A
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.

3A
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:
Girls:
Sitka                                    43
Mt. Edgecumbe            41

Thunder Mountain    67
Juneau-Douglas          34

Boys:
Sitka                                    55
Petersburg                      53 OT

Thunder Mountain    54
Juneau-Douglas          48