There is little rest for the weary in the waning days before the two-week Christmas Break next week, as displayed by members of the Eagle River and Chugiak High wrestling teams. Action could be had nearly every day with the heat of competition nearly matched by that transpiring in the practice room at both schools.
Eagle River’s 113-pounder William Salter posted a team-best third place showing at the annual North/South Tournament, hosted by Wasilla High last weekend. Salter scored a third-period pin over West Anchorage’s Rafael Rivera en route to climbing into the championship bracket, where he pinned Bartlett’s Oscar Garcia to nab third-place, contributing 15 points towards the Wolves’ tournament talley of 27.
The Eagle River Wolves hockey team displayed some little Dr. Jekyll-Mr. Hyde tendencies last week, losing to Service and then defeating Lathrop within a 24-hour span. The Wolves lost to the Cougars, 4-0, Wednesday, then bested the Malemutes, 4-1, Thursday.
Glad to hold a race of any kind, members of the Chugiak and Eagle River High cross-country ski teams were all smiles, competing in the season-opening Snowball Skate race held Saturday at Service High.
The Eagle River Lanes earned the distinction of “Home, Sweet Home” for members of the Chugiak and Eagle River High bowling squads, with the schools winning three of four matches last Thursday.
For the second straight year, the Mirror Lake varsity girls volleyball team finished second to Mears in the season-ending district-wide Jamboree. Mirror Lake assistant coach Mitch Tarter said the team played well, advancing out of pool play with Mears, Wendler, Hanshew and Clark to move into the title semifinals.
Following a tremendous start, the joint Chugiak-Eagle River girls hockey team has hit a bit of a bump in what should be a smooth sheet, err, of ice, with recent losses to both Fairbanks teams and a lone Cook Inlet Conference stinger to Dimond-West.
Given measurable snowfall late last week, and hopes for more accumulation throughout this week, hopes are high that the season-opening cross-country ski race will indeed take place as planned this Saturday at Service High.
The Chugiak Mustangs wrestling team is looking to make a bit of noise on the mats this season, coming off a successful start at the two large meets to start the 2014-2015 season.
The Eagle River bowling squad scored a big victory, striking out often and sparing not to give their best effort in last week’s thunderous win over Chugiak in second-week regular season action at Center Bowl.