Weekend sports previews

Staff reports

The Kayhi boys soccer team is playing its last games of the season Thursday and Friday against the Juneau Douglas Bears at the Fawn Mountain Field. The boys lost to the Bears last weekend 7-0 and 2-1 in Juneau. On both nights, the JV and varsity matches will be at 5 and 7pm.

The Kayhi Kings baseball team will be at home this weekend hosting the Petersburg Vikings for the their last regular season games before they enter the post-season. Friday’s game starts at 4 p.m. and first pitch is at 3 and 6 p.m. on Saturday. Next weekend the Kings will be in Juneau for regions.

The Lady Kings softball team is playing in Juneau May 22-23. They will need a win in Juneau and a win next weekend against Sitka to secure a spot in the State Tournament on June 4th at Anchorage.

The Track and Field team will be competing at regions in Juneau Friday and Saturday. The state meet in Anchorage begins May 29th.

Bears top Kings twice

Staff Reports

The Juneau Douglas Crimson Bears boys soccer team handed the Ketchikan Kings their first two conference losses in Juneau May 8th 7-0 and 9th 2-1.
The Kings gave the Bears two goals on Friday from penalty kicks due to sloppy plays. The Kings lacked intensity on both sides of the ball, but adjusted. The Kings tweaked their formation a little by adding a defensive mid to pressure the ball. Going into the second game the Kings needed to give the Bears less space, maintain position and minimize mistakes, they did just that. The Kings only let 2 goals on Saturday. The Kings defence and goalkeeper junior Brennen Schulz played a major role in the Bears decrease in scoring. Schulz made over 10 saves on goal. The boys even put in one goal in the second half. Sophomore Radek Radzilowski tapped in a goal from a pass by junior Leif Svenson to make the score 2-1. This is the closest the Kings have come to defeating the Bears in 4 years. The boys will be playing Juneau in Ketchikan on May 22 and 23.

Sports update

By Jake Stout
Sports Editor

The Kayhi baseball team traveled to Sitka over the weekend to play the Wolves at Moller Park on Friday and Saturday.  The Kings played three varsity games, which they won two of the three games.  Kayhi won on Friday, but lost the first game on Saturday.  Junior Nathan Bonck pitched most of the second game with some help from Spencer Erickson.  The Kings second game started off rough with a couple mistakes, but they pulled through with the win (6-3).  The Kings are now 4-3 in the Southeast conference.

The track and field team traveled to Juneau over the weekend to compete at the Capital City Invitational. Both boys and girls team took 2nd at the Capital City Invitational. The boys team lost to Thunder Mountain by half a point 130 points to 129.5 points. The Lady Falcons had 165 points and the Lady Kings had 60 points.

The Lady Kings softball team went undefeated Thursday through Saturday, playing Soldotna and North Pole at the Norman Walker Field.  The King’s went 5-0 against Soldotna and North Pole.  Kayhi beat SoHi 20-0  and North Pole 10-0 on Saturday to end the weekend.

Weekend sports recap

Senior Marcus Martin is greeted by teammate T. McBurnette after a race Saturday.
Senior Marcus Martin is greeted by teammate T. McBurnette after the 2-mile Friday.                      JADE HODNE

Staff Reports

The Kayhi baseball team split with both Juneau and Thunder Mountain over the weekend.
Junior Nathan Bonck threw a one-hitter in a thriller Friday, which Kayhi won 1-0. Juneau took Thursday’s game 2-1.
The Kings dropped the first game to Thunder Mountain then pummeled the Falcons 14-2 in game 2 .

The softball team remains stuck in a battle for second in conference play after another up and down weekend.
The girls barely lost to Thunder Mountain 10-11 on Thursday. The next day the Lady Kings ran on the field seeking revenge and succeeded with a 14-0 win. Later in the day, the girls had a 7-4 non conference game win.
Ketchikan then participated in a 65 minute tournament with Juneau Douglas, Sitka and Thunder Mountain. The girls won against the Wolves 6-1, Falcons 12-2, and Bears 4-0 to take the tournament. This makes the Lady Kings back-to-back Juneau Invitational champs.

The Kayhi Track and Field team held a home meet over the weekend. Connor Hicks and T. McBurnette went 1-2 in the 100m.

News briefs

A traveling carnival came to Ketchikan this weekend.
A traveling carnival came to Ketchikan this weekend.                                             DAVID WILLSON

Tuesday was supposed to be the last day to catch the Golden Wheel Amusements traveling carnival, but thanks to mechanical issues with the ferry, the show will go on until Sunday. Gates open at noon and close at 9 p.m.

Scythian came to Ketchikan as part of their Old Tin Can Tour last Friday night. They played in the lumberjack arena. Around 30 songs were played that were a mix of folk and rock music.


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