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Kings Take First In Sitka

Sullivan Schulz
Sports Editor

The Kayhi wrestling team took first last weekend in Sitka scoring a total of 171.5 points. Twenty more points than the 2nd place Mt. Edgecumbe Braves. Kayhi had a total of 9 placers. Junior Charlie Blair and sophomore Kristain Kelogg were the only 2 to take first place. Junior Andy Collins came in second place losing to Wrangell’s Hunter Wiederspohn for the third time this year.
“Every time I’ve wrestled him I come with in 2 points.” Collins said. “It sucks that I don’t have another opportunity to wrestle him again, but I’m gonna use this loss to fuel me going into regions and the state tournament.” 
On the girls side sophomores Ruby McCue and Ada Odden both came in second place. All the girls combined scored a total of 39 of the 171.5 total team points. 
Both team will not be competing until the region tournament on December 14.

Wrestling Travels to Sitka

Sullivan Schulz
Sports Editor

Kayhi Kings wrestling will be traveling to Sitka this weekend to participate in the Mt.Edgecumbe Invitational. All teams in Southeast will attend the tournament. Junior Andy Collins said the tournament  was very important.
“After the boys performance at the Lancer we really need to step it up and get our head in the game.” Collins said. “This is our last shot to make a real name for ourselves before the region tournament, so we all just have to go hard, and show who the Kings are.” 
The Lady Kings team will also be traveling to the tournament. Sophomore Hayley Gilson said she is pumped for the tournament this weekend.
“The Lancer was just the first step, I have to prepare for the real competition that is the state tournament.” Gilson said. “As for the rest of the girls, I’m really excited, Ada is so close to winning the state tournament, and I think this will be a good weekend to prepare her for it.” 
The tournament will begin Saturday at 9 a.m.

Wrestling tops East, Chugiak; sets sights to Colony tournament

By Rudy Pankow
Staff Writer

Fresh off wins over East Anchorage (54-30) and Chugiak (45-35) the Kayhi wrestling team will now focus on the task at hand. Tonight the Kings will begin a two-day tournament at Colony. Defending state champions sophomore Max Collins and senior Nate Fousel said that they are up to the challenge.
“The level of competition is a lot higher and I tend to wrestle better when the competition is higher and express my full potential,” said Fousel.
Collins agreed, “I’ve been practicing really hard and I feel like we will do great.”