The Knik Major All-Star team is trying to conjure a déjà vu experience, looking to match the statewide accomplishments of the 2014 edition at the same level. So far, so good.
Playing like there was nothing to lose, the Knik 10/11 All-Stars turned the rest of District I on its head, sporting one of the more dramatic turnarounds between pool play and tournament play last week.
Though two years in a row may not signal a dynasty, it does show a strong trend for Knik Little League, now two-time state champions in Intermediate (50/70) Baseball Distict I and State level play.
The Chugiak Blizzard U11 girls soccer team faced a familiar foe in Valley Revolution, losing 2-1 in Sunday’s finals of the Alaska Far North Invitational Soccer Tournament held throughout Anchorage the weekend starting July 10.
Not all success has been measured in victories for Knik Little League’s seven All-Star Teams in District I action. Some teams are in the throes of advancing in tournament play while others have been eliminated from further action. All coaches call their team’s efforts successful however.
Local runners Jake Moe and Lia Slemons claimed their overall divisions in the Bear Paw 5K race on Saturday, July 11, with times of 15:11.5 seconds and 18:12.7 respectively. Both runners had won the Bear 5K before, and both graduated from Alaska high schools. Slemons, maiden name Ossiander, is a 1998 Chugiak High graduate. Moe graduated from Anchorage Christian Schools in 2003.
The Chugiak Post 33 American Legion suffered their lone loss of the 2015 league schedule, falling 7-2 to Napoleon, Ohio during the BP Invitational tournament held at Mulcahy Stadium.
With regular seasons now behind them, members of Knik Little League’s softball and baseball community have the opportunity of extending their seasons as all-stars with play beginning this weekend.