The 17th annual Jerry Galley Jazz Concert will be held Wednesday, Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. in the Kayhi auditorium. There is no admission but donations will be collected to benefit Kayhi seniors pursuing musical degrees in college. The concert will feature performances by the Kayhi Jazz band, the Kayhi Vocal Jazz, the Schoenbar Jazz Band and the Dale Curtis Dixieland Band. The Kayhi Jazz band will perform funk tune Arnge Drank- featuring Dale Curtis on trumpet and Beyond the Sea- featuring the vocal styling of Myra Kalbaugh. The Kayhi Vocal Jazz will perform jazz standards. Returning from last year, the Schoenbar Jazz Band will be performing C-Jam Blues by Duke Ellington. The Dale Curtis Dixieland Band features many of Ketchikan’s music teachers.
The boys basketball team beat West Valley 70-61 Jan. 23 for the win at the O’Brady’s Invitational in Anchorage. Senior Jason James was the top scorer with 28, and was named MVP of the tournament. Senior Matthew Standley was also on the all-tournament team. James scored 19 points in the tournament opener, a 62-52 win over Kenai Central. Kayhi beat Bartlett 65-61. James was also the top scorer for this game, with 29.
The Kayhi girls remain undefeated after winning both of their games last weekend against Thunder Mountain. Senior Eliah Anderson led the way the first night with 14 points and beat the Lady Falcons 59-30. The Lady Kings struggled offensively the second night, only scoring 17 first half points. Kayhi used an 18-4 third quarter run to take control and get the win 49-38. Leading the way for the Kings was junior guard AJ Dela-Cruz with 12 points. The Lady Kings will play Juneau Douglas in Juneau this weekend.
The Kayhi Kings basketball team defeated Kenai yesterday 62-52 . They faced a 16 point deficit going into the 2nd quarter. At halftime the score was 33-20, Kenai. After a slow start, the Kings began to prevent turn-overs and by the end of the 3rd they were up
41-33. Jason James was the high scorer with 19 points for the Kings.
Lady Kings The girls basketball team is playing Thunder Mountain this weekend at home. These are the first games that the Kayhi girls will be playing against a 4A team from Region 5 this season. The last time the Lady Kings played Thunder Mountain was for the 4A Region Championship title, where they won 68-62. On Friday and Saturday nights JV plays at 5:30, and Varsity plays at 7:00.
Kings The boys basketball team will be playing Kenai today at 3 p.m. in the South Anchorage tournament. The Kings (5-2) are currently riding a three game win streak after winning the Joe T Classic Tournament in Fairbanks last weekend. They won their games with an average of 14 points. The teams at the tournament will be South Anchorage, Thunder Mountain, Colony, West Valley, Bartlett, Barrow, Kenai, and Ketchikan. The bracket for the tournament is attached:
The Kayhi Competitive Speech and Debate team took first three times at Thunder Mountain High School for the final regional meet of the year Jan. 15-16. Senior Cheyenne Mathews and junior Audrey Kistler won the Public Forum final debate and had an overall record of 6-1. Junior Bella Posey and Sophomore Kody Malouf had a record of 5-1 and placed fourth overall. The debate was on the resolve, “The United States federal government should adopt a carbon tax.” Kistler took first in speaker points and fourth in Extemporaneous Speaking. Mathews took first in Expository Speaking, second in Extemporaneous Speaking, third in Original Oration, and fourth in Speaker Points. Posey took second in speaker points. Sophomore Piper Cooper took fourth in Original Oration. The four seniors on the trip, Mathews, David Willson, Alec Miller, and Sylvan Blankenship were honored along with the other team’s seniors on the final day. The team has a month to prepare before they head to the State meet in Anchorage Feb. 18-20.
Lady Kings Kayhi girls (9-0) won the Joe T Classic Tournament in Fairbanks over the weekend. The girls beat state runner up West Valley 54-49 in the first game of the tournament to set the tone for the rest of the tournament. Three of the seven all tournament team players came from Kayhi: Courtney Kemble, AJ Dela Cruz, and the MVP was Kayhi’s own Eliah Anderson. The Kayhi girls will be playing Thunder Mountain this weekend Jan. 22. Games start at 4:30.
Kings The boys also won the tournament by beating South Anchorage in the championship game 54-43. Senior Matthew Standley was tournament MVP. Seniors Mo Bullock and Jason James were on the all tournament team. The boys basketball team will be playing in the South Anchorage Tournament Jan. 21.