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11/4/2019
Lady Kings sweep Miss Chiefs
Ketchikan High School freshman Lindsay Byron returns the ball to Metlakatla High School’s, Alexia Russell, left, and Akasha Chinnis (8) on Oct. 11 at Clarke Cochrane Gymnasium. Staff photo by Dustin Safranek


By SPENCER GLEASON
Daily News Sports Editor

For the second straight day, the Ketchikan High School Lady Kings volleyball squad swept the Metlakatla High School Miss Chiefs.

Not even 24 hours after defeating the Miss Chiefs 3-0 on Friday, the Lady Kings claimed victory once more, winning 3-2 on Saturday morning. The two teams met as part of an endowment weekend at Metlakatla, allowing the Miss Chiefs to honor their seniors on the roster.

Metlakatla doesn’t have any home games scheduled for this season.

The Miss Chiefs jumped out to a 25-15 win in the first set, and won the fourth set 25-22.

But Ketchikan sandwiched a pair of victories in the second and third sets, 25-21 and 25-19, respectively, forcing a decisive fifth game. The Lady Kings reached the 15-point plateau first, with a 15-5 win.

The pair of victories on Friday and Saturday gives the Lady Kings a bounce-back weekend, after dropping a couple matches against Sitka High School on Oct. 25-26. Ketchikan’s varsity volleyball squad will jump start the week, gearing up for the Region V tournament set to begin on Nov. 7 in Juneau.

The Lady Kings will try to overcome both Juneau-Douglas and Thunder Mountain high school squads, and advance to the state tournament for the first time since 2015 on Nov. 15-16 in Anchorage.

JV finishes the season with a W

The Lady Kings’ JV squad won its match against the JV Miss Chiefs 3-0. Ketchikan won its matches 25-6, 25-14 and 25-9.

The games against Metlakatla closed out the JV Lady Kings’ season. The First City squad beat both Juneau-Douglas’ and Thunder Mountain’s JV teams this year. And both Ketchikan’s JV squad and C team combined to finish the season with a 13-17-2 record.