Good news. The folks over at the Chugiak-Eagle River Senior Center will soon be able to resume their exercise regimes when the new treadmill arrives. According to Monika Dahlberg, the center’s business development and operations director, the old treadmill was officially taken out of service last week.
In the world of high school sports, it is as much personality as it is athleticism that dictates which seniors will be scooped up by universities vying for fresh talent. It is no surprise the upbeat, buoyant personality of soccer talent Tristyn Hall has been approached by several universities in the past year.
Hometown rivals Chugiak Mustangs faced off against Eagle River Wolves at the Eagle River High School gym Feb. 20. A large crowd turned out to cheer both teams. First up, the Mustang girls out-shot the Wolves 56-36.
It appeared to be over. With less than a minute and a half left in the Alaska School Activities Association First National Cup semi-final state championship game at the Menard Sports Complex in Wasilla, the Soldotna Stars led the Chugiak Mustangs 1-0.
Chugiak starts its quest for a Class 4A state hockey title today (Thursday, Feb. 13) against Soldotna at 2:30 p.m. at the Menard Sports Complex in Wasilla. The Mustangs are the third seed out of the Cook Inlet Conference and the Stars are the top team from the North Star Conference.
Chugiak fell 56-50 in the third-place game of the Lady Lynx Prep Shootout on Saturday, Feb. 8 at Dimond. Brandy Bookout led the Mustangs with 14 points and reached double digits for the fourth straight game. Nicole Pinckney (13 points) and Ashlynn Burgess (11) also reached double figures for Chugiak.