The Eagle River Wolves varsity boys and girls squads collected non-league victories, reeling in the King Salmon of Ketchikan High, 3-1 and 3-0, respectively, in actions at Eagle River High Saturday.
More than 500 enthusiastic players and their parents were present at Lions Park for opening ceremonies for the Knik Little League held May 3 under bright blue skies and even brighter expectations for the summer.
It was the Dimond Lynx versus the Eagle River Wolves at Mulcahy Stadium Saturday afternoon for each team’s first league game of the high school baseball season. Dimond opened things up in the first inning, of the seven inning game, by scoring one run, followed by three quick successive outs. The Wolves answered with one run of their own during their first chance on offense, after Michael Rosenberg roped a double to left field, and then scored on double that RJ Dirscherl shot on his own to left field a moment later. The Lynx then gained momentum in the second inning and scored three more runs. Both sides were somewhat neutralized until the sixth inning when Dimond squeezed another run across the plate to bring the score to 5 - 1.
Toting an undefeated regular season, Mirror Lake Middle School track coach Mitch Tarter is looking for much of the same as the Coyotes ready for the City Championships to be held Tuesday and Thursday this week. The track finals will be held at Goldenview Middle School today (Thursday), beginning at 3:45 p.m.
With 11 games in two weeks, the Mustangs varsity softball team enters the second half of the season sporting a 8-3 win-loss record, reported head coach Jim Huber. After a near-perfect 5-1 record the first week, Chugiak fell to South, 4-1, on April 28, then 10-8, to West, April 30.
The Chugiak boys and girls track teams make good showings during a showcase meet held at Dimond High Friday and Saturday. The venue provided athletes an opportunity to race on the same track used for this season’s Region and State events, to be held May 15-16 and May 23-24, respectively.
With six games in the first week, suspicions and expectations are being revealed quickly for local coaches Jim Huber, of Chugiak, and Eagle River’s Charlie Peyton. Chugiak opened the season defeating Service, 8-0, Monday, April 21, then followed up with a 4-3 win over Dimond, Wednesday. Eagle River lost 6-1 to Bartlett in their open, then 9-4 to West.
In the first outdoor soccer meeting between the two local schools, the Chugiak girls defeated Eagle River, 3-0, while the boys followed with a 1-1 draw in action at Tom Huffer Sr. Stadium on April 23.
The Chugiak baseball team has the added benefit of playing three games against Kodiak earlier this month, as both Mustangs and Eagle River Wolves baseball teams field scrimmage games against Lathrop this Saturday at Mulcahy Stadium.
It will be pre-season to mid-season in one week, or nearly so, as the Eagle River and Chugiak teams play six games this week to open the 2014 High School fastpitch softball schedule. The Wolves and Mustangs square off against one another this Saturday, 10:45 a.m. at Albrecht Field 1.