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Wolves earn road sweep over Kenai’s Post 20 July Issue 1 2013

Wolves earn road sweep over Kenai’s Post 20

Eagle River picked up a pair of American Legion wins over Kenai to improve to 5-7 in league play and 8-10 overall. The Wolves earned a 6-5, come-from-behind win in extra innings Saturday, June 29 at Coral Seymour Memorial Park. Trailing by two in a league game scheduled for seven innings, Eagle River’s Ricky Ayala hit a two-run single in the seventh to tie the game at 3-3.

First-time competitor shines at Highland Games July Issue 1 2013

First-time competitor shines at Highland Games

Ryan Stewart’s first Alaska Highland Scottish Games couldn’t have gone much better. The 34-year-old from Draper, Utah, won five of eight events and claimed the overall professional title out of a field of seven Saturday, June 29 at Lions Park in Eagle River.

Chinooks snap nine-game losing streak July Issue 1 2013

Chinooks snap nine-game losing streak

Chugiak-Eagle River didn’t just snap its nine-game Alaska Baseball League losing streak — they obliterated it. The entire lineup scored at least once and eight different Chinooks had multiple hits and drove in at least one run in a 17-2 rout of the Anchorage Glacier Pilots on June 27 at Mulcahy Stadium.

Chinooks battle through tough stretch June Issue 4 2013

Chinooks battle through tough stretch

The Chugiak-Eagle River Chinooks looked poised to snap a seven-game losing streak, but the visiting Peninsula Oilers had other plans. Trailing by five, the Oilers racked up 13 runs in the final three innings to earn a 15-7 win and hand the Chinooks their eighth consecutive Alaska Baseball League loss Monday, June 24 at Loretta French Park.

Chugiak Post 33 takes on Outside competition June Issue 4 2013

Chugiak Post 33 takes on Outside competition

Chugiak Post 33 crammed 17 games into the first month of its American Legion season to make time to travel to the Lower 48. The Mustangs left Wednesday, June 26 for an 11-day trip where they’ll play tournaments in Paducah, Ky., and Columbia, Tenn.

June Issue 4 2013

Blanchard leads locals at Mayor’s

Eagle River’s Michael Blanchard posted a time of 3 hours, 2 minutes, 22 seconds to place 15th overall and lead all local competitors across the finish line at the 40th Mayor’s Midnight Sun Marathon Saturday, June 22 in Anchorage.

Highland games set for saturday June Issue 4 2013

Highland games set for saturday

Eight professional athletes are coming to Eagle River Saturday to test their strength. This year’s pro category of field events is sure to wow the crowd at the 32nd Annual Alaska Scottish Highland Games, event chair Chris Anderson said.

A look at the next level June Issue 3 2013

A look at the next level

It didn’t matter who you rooted for Saturday, June 15 at Loretta French Park — both sides were home teams. The Chugiak-Eagle River Chinooks played a seven-inning exhibition game against Chugiak Post 33 and Eagle River American Legion all-stars.

Senior Center success June Issue 3 2013

Senior Center success

The asphalt was kicked — thoroughly. About 250 people, mostly locals, turned out for the inaugural “Kickin’ Asphalt in Eagle River” 5-kilometer run on a hot, sunny evening June 13.

Two Wolves to play college baseball June Issue 3 2013

Two Wolves to play college baseball

High school may be over for David Fuller and Kyle Frost, but their baseball careers aren’t. Fuller and Frost, both recent Eagle River High graduates, are heading to Washington state to further their athletics and academics.