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Chugiak baseball sweeps 3 games in Fairbanks June Issue 2 2013

Chugiak baseball sweeps 3 games in Fairbanks

Chugiak Post 33 swept a three-game series against Fairbanks on Saturday and Sunday, June 8-9 at Marlin Field. The Mustangs won two league games and a nonleague contest to improve to 6-1 overall and 4-1 in the conference. Chugiak won 9-3 on Saturday then followed with 5-2 and 14-7 (nonleague) victories Sunday.

Chugiak defends Alaska Airlines Cup title June Issue 2 2013

Chugiak defends Alaska Airlines Cup title

Chugiak Soccer Club Tsunami defended its Alaska Airlines Cup title with a 1-0 win over Cook Inlet Velocity in the U-13 girls division June 2 at Kincaid Park. Nicole Bedwell scored the game-winning goal and was given the Ina K award — which is presented in honor of the tournament’s original namesake Ina Kristiansen.

Chinooks to start second season in Chugiak June Issue 1 2013

Chinooks to start second season in Chugiak

The Chugiak-Eagle River Chinooks’ second Alaska Baseball League season is just three days away. The Chinooks play at Mat-Su on Sunday, June 9 at 4 p.m. before hosting the Miners for their home opener the following day at Loretta French Park at 7 p.m. Prior to the start, Mayor Dan Sullivan will throw out the first pitch and a brief welcoming ceremony will be held.

Little league milestone June Issue 1 2013

Little league milestone

A light rain and cool temperatures didn’t dampen the spirits of current and past players, parents and coaches who gathered on the infield at Lions Park on Saturday, June 1 to celebrate Knik Little League’s 50th anniversary.

Locals receive top CIC baseball honors June Issue 1 2013

Locals receive top CIC baseball honors

Two local ballplayers earned top honors following the 2013 high school season. With a .528 batting average and 10 RBI’s in 10 games, Chugiak’s Chase Wilson won the Big Stick award. Eagle River’s David Fuller earned the Gold Glove award with a perfect fielding percentage on 45 attempts and 32 assists in seven games, five at shortstop and two at third base.

Chugiak softball ousted on first day at state June Issue 1 2013

Chugiak softball ousted on first day at state

Chugiak’s state softball tournament ended the same way as the conference tournament — a two-run loss to West High. The last three games between the Mustangs and Eagles have been two-run contests, with West coming out ahead twice. “Every game we’ve had with West has been a nail biter,” Chugiak head coach Jim Huber said.

Chugiak loses longtime coaches May Issue 5 2013

Chugiak loses longtime coaches

Chugiak High is losing more than six decades of coaching experience. Three longtime coaches, Jon Schroeder, Kevin Fullmer and Top Dill, stepped down following the 2012-13 school year.

May Issue 5 2013

Rohde leads tracksters at Kodiak Invite

Chugiak High’s Tyler Rohde won the 200-meter dash and 300 hurdles and took second in the 110 hurdles to lead all local tracksters at the Brian Young Invitational on Friday and Saturday, May 24-25 at Kodiak. The event featured 20 teams from around the state.

Chugiak finishes third in CIC baseball tournament May Issue 5 2013

Chugiak finishes third in CIC baseball tournament

Chugiak High (5-5) went 1-2 at the Cook Inlet Conference baseball tournament to finish the high school season in third place. Each game offered plenty of excitement. In the opening round, Chugiak used a 12-run, two-out rally in the top of the seventh inning to beat West (5-5) 20-9 on May 22 at Mulcahy Stadium.

State large school softball tourney begins Friday in Anchorage May Issue 5 2013

State large school softball tourney begins Friday in Anchorage

To finish as the best high school softball team in the state, pitching is essential. “It always begins and ends in the circle,” Chugiak head coach Jim Huber said. For the Mustangs, who finished third at state last year, that puts the pressure on Carly Metcalf and Katy Bakker.