The season opener track meet between Mirror Lake and Gruening Middle Schools was closer than expected, with only seven points separating the two teams, in action at The Dome April 10.
Karson Forbush didn’t grow up thinking he wanted to be a cheerleader. Instead, he followed a more traditional path. He wrestled. He played football. He was just an ordinary high school guy. Until he wasn’t. What changed wasn’t so much his attitude as his window of opportunity.
One would think the Chugiak girls’ soccer has been itching to take their talents outdoors, at least according to Saturday’s onslaught of host Colony. The Mustangs unloaded with 39 shots in non-league action, scoring a dozen evenly divided by consistent first and second half play, noted head coach Paul Brehmer. Chugiak pressured the Colony keeper early and often scoring two goals in the first five minutes. The scoring barely fell off, despite the Mustang coach utilizing his full bench.
Billed as the largest indoor or outdoor track meet of the season, the two-day Big C Relays provided every opportunity for big time performance. The meet was held at The Dome April 4-5.
Sporting some of the largest rosters of the year, and the only school sport in the spring season, Gruening and Mirror Lake Middle Schools are funneling an incredible number of students into track and field.
While the two-day Mini-Meet B was divided for convenience into field events Friday and running Saturday, if the two parts had been blended into one, the Lady Chugiak Mustangs would have been the top squad among nine schools taking part last weekend at The Dome.
Hats off to Eagle River resident Eric Kjelland, who nabbed a 25.90 king salmon to place second in the 2014 Homer Winter King Tournament on March 22. Best of all, he grabbed $12,684 in prize money.
Chugiak and Eagle River boys and girls teams competed in the two-day The Scramble track and field event at The Dome in Anchorage on March 21-22.
With the better part of a foot of snow as a spring break offering, the softball and baseball programs for both local high schools are honing their skills in school gymnasiums, The Dome and the newly expanded McDonald Center.
Some people might know better. But for the few the idea seemed good, at least at the time for the Chugiak High School runners taking part in a second annual 24-hour relay, held in the school’s indoor running track March 6-7.