SPORTS ROUND-UP: Chugiak tennis sneaks past ER, Kelter leads Team USA and more

Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 00:56
  • Chugiak’s Riley Fugere, right, prepares for a shot by Eagle River’s Naomi Shaw during their mixed doubles match on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017 at Chugiak High. (Star photo by Matt Tunseth)

Chugiak slips past Eagle River in tennis

Chugiak got a dominant performance on the girls side to eke out a 5-4 high school tennis win Tuesday over Eagle River at Chugiak High.

The Mustangs got straight-sets wins from Emilee Groth and Bethany Kesler in girls singles to key the win.

Eagle River won four of seven contested matches, but Chugiak picked up forfeits in both girls doubles matches to earn two points.

Four of the matches required super tiebreakers. Eagle River’s Chase McGraw prevailed in a singles match over Ian Judd (6-2, 4-6, 10-4), the Wolves’ boys doubles team of Sterling Retzlaff and Will Michener beat Sam Hall and Nate Soltenberg (4-6, 7-5, 10-8), and Eagle River’s mixed doubles team of Taylor Golgiecoski and Naomi Shaw beat Claire Mahoney and Riley Fugere (6-1, 4-6, 10-7).

Eagle River also got a win from Brendan Miles, who beat Tyler Winborg in two sets.

Chugiak’s boys doubles team of Jared Elison and Ryan Winborg beat Raymond Musick and Jilito Ramos in the day’s longest match, winning 3-6, 7-6 (12-10), 10-8 in a super tiebreaker.

Both teams are scheduled to play Thursday, Aug. 31, with Eagle River traveling to West and Chugiak hosting South. Both matches begin at 3 p.m.

Eagle River swimmers split with South

Eagle River’s boys swimming and diving team narrowly defeated South in a dual meet Aug. 25, while the Wolves’ girls team fell by a wide margin.

The boys earned a one-point win, downing the Wolverines 79-78 on the strength of wins by John Heaphy in the 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke. Other individual winners for the Wolves included Josiah Keen (100 free), Michael Farthing (500 free) and Joey Anthony (100 breaststroke).

The girls team lost 108-58 despite getting standout performances by Gracie Keen and Katherine Horning, who each won two events. Keen took the 200 individual medley and 100 backstroke, while Horning won the 50 and 100 freestyle.

Kelter leads Team USA

Alev Kelter helped the United States women’s rugby team to a fourth-place finish at the Women’s Rugby World Cup in Ireland.

Kelter, a Chugiak High graduate from Eagle River, led the Americans in scoring with 32 points in the tournament. She scored 13 points, had eight tackles and made 13 passes during Team USA’s 31-23 loss to France in the tournament’s third-place match.

Horn leads Chugiak to flag football win

Chasity Horn scored on a four-yard run on fourth down to lift Chugiak to a 7-0 flag football win over East on Friday, Aug. 25 at East.

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