It’s a good thing Samantha Brown lives in Anchorage. The Eagle River High senior went home — thinking her day at the Cook Inlet Conference Track and Field Championships was over — when she received a call from head coach Matt Turner.
Chugiak couldn’t have started off any better against Eagle River on Saturday, May 11. The Mustangs’ Rachel Gregg drilled a home run on the game’s first pitch to help Chugiak softball to an 8-1 win over the Wolves.
Birchwood Christian School’s Tia Goward won two individual titles at the Region II track and field championships Friday, May 10 at Susitna Valley High in Talkeetna.
Mirror Lake Middle School won 11 individual titles, two relays and finished first overall with 441 points at the ASD Middle School City Track and Field Championships on Friday, May 10 at MLMS.
Eagle River jumped out to an 8-1 lead, which proved too much for Chugiak to recover from, as the Wolves won 11-6 on Saturday, May 11 at Mulcahy Stadium.
Chugiak’s girls can still make the state soccer tournament, but they’ll need some help. After tying South 2-2 on Tuesday, May 14 at Tom Huffer Sr. Stadium, the Mustangs (6-3-4) need three things to happen to earn the Cook Inlet Conference third seed and make state.
Eleven-year-old Joey Lerch won three state titles in the novice 105-pound division to lead the Chugach Eagles Wrestling Club at the Alaska USA State Freestyle, Folkstyle and Greco-Roman tournaments May 2-5 at the Menard Sports Complex in Wasilla.
Matt Turner is hoping Eagle River High’s large track and field team will translate to multiple state berths. With 88 on the roster, the Wolves’ head coach said Eagle River has the ability to more than double the number of athletes it sent to Fairbanks last season.
Despite Mother Nature’s best efforts, the 2013 high school softball season started last week. Chugiak opened with a convincing 10-2 victory over South on May 1 at Wendler Middle School. Katrina Grant went 2-for-2 and Kenzie Matthis was 2-for-3 for the Mustangs. Carly Metcalf picked up the win, striking out four and surrendering just three hits in four innings of work.