Chugiak High senior Richard Burroughs has won a Cook Inlet Conference wrestling title the past two years. But a three-peat isn’t guaranteed for the 220-pounder. Burroughs said the weight class isn’t as strong as past years, but he’ll have to be at his best to defend his title.
Zachary Krajnik scored a hat trick to help Chugiak cruise past East 10-2 in Cook Inlet Conference hockey action Tuesday, Jan. 21 at the McDonald Center.
Visiting Su Valley defeated Birchwood Christian School by the score of 81-62 on Tuesday, Jan. 21. Tyler Keiffer paced the Warriors with 30 points.
Energy levels were in full force at the Beach Lake Park dog trails Saturday, Jan. 11. It was the first session of the Chugiak Dog Mushers Association’s two-day Eagle River Classic Sled Dog Race, and the parking lot was filled with campers and trucks.
Kyle Johnson scored a hat trick to help Eagle River down East 9-2 on Tuesday, Jan. 14 at Ben Boeke. Blake Rinckey, Jesse Johnson and Kory Cain scored two goals apiece for the Wolves.
Soldotna’s Levi Michael and Sadie Fox earned victories at the Chugiak Classic held at the Beach Lake Trails on Saturday, Jan. 11. In the boys race, Michael finished in 27 minutes, 37.5 seconds — beating Grace Christian’s Luke McLaughlin by 10.5 seconds.
Chugiak High wrestling dropped a pair of duals when the Mustangs hosted Wasilla and South on Saturday, Jan. 4. Chugiak started its dual against South slowly, with the early weights falling. The Wolverines won 59-12. The mood changed when Brandon Lowe (160 pounds) stepped out on the map.
Led by freshman Nicole Pinckney, Chugiak’s girls basketball team started its Cook Inlet Conference schedule with a 47-30 win over visiting Bartlett on Monday, Jan. 6. A strong offense keyed the victory, said Pinckney, who pumped in a team-high 16 points. “Our offense was really working,” she said. “We were getting baskets and shot opportunities.”
For 15 seasons, Kevin Fullmer ran the boys basketball program at Chugiak. He stepped down following last season. “Those are some big shoes to fill,” said Kevin Spink, the man chosen to do just that. A former Chugiak JV coach, Spink said it’s an honor to take over for Fullmer.