KETCHIKAN (KDN) — It was a lackluster season for both of the Ketchikan High School’s soccer teams this year.
The boys’ and girls’ squads officially wrapped up their seasons under the radar this past week, as the community has continued to struggle to contain the novel coronavirus.
The boys’ and girls’ Alaska Schools Activities Association state soccer tournaments are scheduled for this weekend in Anchorage. But because Kayhi’s teams were not able to compete since mid-April, missing out on their respective Region V tournaments, neither the Kings nor Lady Kings will be able to participate at state.
Kayhi’s squads played a few games in April, before having several weeks of competition canceled due to Ketchikan’s community risk level for COVID-19.
Ketchikan’s Emergency Operations Center moved the community risk level to Level 3 on May 4, and bumped it up once more — to Level 4 — on May 11. Level 4 is the highest possible level for community risk.
The Lady Kings’ soccer squad played a pair of home games against Thunder Mountain High School at Esther Shea Field on April 16-17, dropping each contest. They also played a pair of road games against Juneau-Douglas High School on April 21-22, falling to the Lady Crimson Bears in both games.
The Kings never played a home game this season. They played Thunder Mountain twice in the season’s opening weekend on April 16-17 in Juneau, dropping both games.
Kayhi’s boys’ squad could have hosted Juneau-Douglas in the season’s second week of competition, on April 21-22, but Juneau-Douglas canceled its trip to Ketchikan. Ketchikan’s community risk level was at Level 2 then.
Kayhi T&F sends nine to state
Kayhi’s track and field team is sending nine competitors to the state meet this weekend in Anchorage.
Kayhi’s Josh Rhoads, Jared Rhoads, Jenae Rhoads, Ada Odden, Linnea Loretan, Rachel Knight, Riley Deal, Brent Capps and Rachelle Biggs will be able to represent the First City.