KETCHIKAN (KDN) — It will be a full volleyball schedule at Clarke Cochrane Gymnasium this week, as the Ketchikan High School Lady Kings will host Sitka and Mt. Edgecumbe high schools during a string of games beginning Thursday.
The number of spectators will be limited, due to the novel coronavirus. Only those who present a ticket, which is free of charge and will be needed for entrance to the gym, will be able to watch the games.
A limited number of tickets will be available at the front door of Kayhi.
The junior varsity squads will jump start the action on Thursday, beginning at 3:30 p.m. JV teams also will play at 5:15 p.m. Thursday.
The Lady Kings’ varsity squad will go head-to-head against Sitka’s Lady Wolves at 7 p.m.
The trio of teams will continue on Friday, with a pair of JV games taking place during the school day. Spectators will not be allowed to attend these games.
Kayhi’s varsity’s match against Mt. Edgecumbe at 1:45 p.m. on Friday will allow for spectators, with only those carrying a ticket being allowed in.
The JV Lady Kings will play a pair of games at 3:30 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. on Friday, against Sitka and Mt. Edgecumbe, respectively, before the varsity squad takes the court again.
The Lady Kings will have a rematch against Sitka on Halloween Eve at 7 p.m.
Ketchikan and Mt. Edgecumbe will play each other on Saturday, with JV’s second squad beginning at 3:30 p.m. on Halloween. The first JV team will start its game at 5:15 p.m.
The two varsity teams will go toe-to-toe at 7 p.m. on Saturday.
This week marks just the second time an opposing school has been to the First City since the novel coronavirus pandemic hit in March.
The Lady Kings hosted Craig High School earlier this fall.
Kayhi won its set of games against the Lady Panthers — the defending 2A state champions.
The Lady Kings traveled to Sitka earlier this month to play both the Lady Wolves and Lady Braves.
Appropriate face masks are required to worn inside Kayhi during the games. Attendees will be screened with health-related questions, as well as temperatures checks, upon entering the building through the front doors.