Some things you just have to do. “Every since I was an early teenager, I had always wanted to climb Denali,” said 24-year-old Jacob Brownlee, of Eagle River. And so, an hour-and-a-half interview, at the storefront table at Jitters began last week.
Billed as a team camp, the All-Alaska Football Camp is a big draw for individuals as well, noted Chugiak varsity football coach Roger Spackman.
The Eagle River American Legion baseball team flirted with victory, carrying a 5-2 lead into later innings before suffering a heart-wrenching defeat, 9-5, to Ketchikan, Saturday at Bartlett High School. Meanwhile Chugiak defeated Kenai, 10-5, midweek to advance their unscathed record to a league-leading 7-0.
The Knik Little League majors baseball title was decided without the need for an “if necessary” game, with the Pirates defeating the Mariners, 10-3, on June 26 at Lions Park.
More than 3,000 athletes took part in the 42nd annual Mayors Marathon event held Saturday on Anchorage streets, bike trails and tank trails. Twenty-four countries along with all 50 states were represented according to race announcers gathered on the Park Strip, the finish line for all four races – Youth Cup, 4-miler, half-marathon and marathon. The marathon began at Bartlett High School.
The Mariners and Pirates met on the field of battle, as if replaying some forgotten sea tale, as the two Knik Little League Major teams squared off in semifinal action Monday, June 22, at Lions Park.
Perched atop the leader board for American Legion baseball is Chugiak Post 33, unbeaten at 6-0 early in the season. Three other teams – Dimond, Kodiak and Juneau – are also undefeated, all at 4-0.
Humans are taxonomically classified as vertebrates – those with backbones. Sometimes that spine is developed by dealing with stressful situations, such as those commonly experienced by umpires for Knik Little League.
Although the site was familiar, the name of the ball field was changed prior to the Chinook’s first Alaska Baseball League home opener June 13 against the Mat-Su Miners at the Loretta French Sports Complex.
The visiting Chugiak Mustangs Post 33 baseball team scored early and often en route to registering a 12-1 win over the Eagle River Post squad in action played at Loretta French Park on June 12.