In little more than a blink of the eye, Eagle River High School turns 10 years old this year, with Saturday’s Homecoming events covering three sports teams, followed up by a school-wide dance.
With two remaining weeks, Eagle River tennis coach Stanley Thornton said the Wolves are now sporting a complete roster. “We have 15 now,” said the coach Sunday, with two regular season matches remaining.
The Chugiak varsity volleyball team rallied from two games, winning the final three, to stage an exciting 3-2 victory over visiting Service Sept. 10.
On a night better suited for fishing for silvers or hunting ducks from under a blind, the Chugiak Mustangs proved the capable predator, stalking the Dimond Lynx methodically, en route to a 41-7 victory Friday at Tom Huffer Sr. Stadium.
The Eagle River girls flag football team posted the school’s first gridiron victory, defeating the Chugiak Mustangs, 19-12, in action played at the Anchorage Football Stadium Sept. 4.
Jami Stone stands at the edge of the Bartlett High School diving board, her back turned away from the water, her arms raised out to the sides. She stands motionless, her entire body still.
Both local high school swimming and diving teams took part in three-way meets this past week with Chugiak squads besting both West and host Service, while Eagle River finished second at Dimond on Aug. 29.
Mustangs coach Roger Spackman said he was proud of the way his undersized team battled against a big Bartlett squad that features 18 players listed at 220 pounds or more.
The Alaska Mountain Runners recently held their end-of-the-season banquet, and six local runners received age group awards. Two also earned the much coveted “The Gamut” status.