JDHS boys sweep Kayhi on home pitch

JDHS girls drop two, TMHS Falcons boys win at Sitka

The soccer season has finished for two of the four local high school teams after weekend action.


The Juneau-Douglas High School boys continued to tune up for the state tournament next weekend in Anchorage by sweeping the visiting Ketchikan Kings 4-0 on Friday at Adair Kennedy Field and 3-1 on Saturday.

Jackson Lehnhart scored twice on Friday with assists by Ben Scudder and Ryan Hoover. Stuart Thurston scored on an assist by Elias Romanoff and Nick Stewart tallied with a Thurston assist.

On Saturday’s senior appreciation night Thurston scored the games first goal on an assist by Antonio Hafferty and Lehnhart followed with two unassisted goals.

The JDHS girls (0-7-1) finished their season with two losses to the visiting Kayhi (5-2-1) girls 1-0 and 2-0.

Ketchikan’s Brita Pihl scored the Kings goal in the second half on Friday on a breakaway four minutes into play on an assist by Sarah Cool. JDHS played their best defensive game of the season and stopped the ball at midfield throughout the first half and most of the game. The Crimson Bears had multiple chances to find the net in the last seven minutes of play.

On Saturday Kayhi’s Annie Johnson scored at the 10-minute mark off a rebound from Eliah Anderson’s corner kick that bounced, roughly, 20 yards out.

The Crimson Bears defense held solid until 15 minutes remained in the game when Cool found the net on an assist by Anderson.

The Thunder Mountain boys soccer season ended with two 5-0 victories at the pitch of the Sitka Wolves.

On Friday, a letdown after a stellar defensive performance against JDHS in their previous game led to a slow start. Zach Dindinger finally broke through for a goal at the 20:00 mark. Right before halftime, Saul Santana connected on a corner kick to provide a 2-0 halftime lead. A penalty kick converted by Jasper Soriano, and two late goals by Mohammed Qabani led to the final score.

On Saturday, Dindinger came off the bench to score twice on assists from Saul Santana and Rafael Sales. Soriano then provided a perfect punt to set up Sales for a goal that gave the Falcons a 3-0 halftime advantage. The Falcons struck quickly off the second half kickoff.

A pass from Brandon Monges to Dindinger in the box resulted in a penalty kick. Stephen Ringle converted the penalty kick, and five minutes later converted a corner kick deflection to give the Falcons another 5-0 victory.

The TMHS girls were idle last weekend and will play in the state tournament beginning Thursday.


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