Due to late-season snowfall combined with last week’s rain, the entire 2013 high school baseball regular season will be condensed into just two weeks. Each Cook Inlet Conference team will play seven games before pool play for the conference tournament begins May 18.
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.
Countless hours in the pool helped Kaitlin Friedli win consecutive state diving titles. That hard work has also propelled the Chugiak High senior to the top collegiate level.
Chugiak and Eagle River High tracksters combined for five individual wins and four winning relays at the freshmen/sophomore meet Saturday, April 27 at The Dome.
The Anchorage School District’s decision to eliminate the girls’ high school hockey program was met with disappointment by the Chugiak-Eagle River team. “Everybody’s pretty bummed,” CER coach Randall Sperry said.
Gruening and Mirror Lake middle schools are excited about the addition of interscholastic basketball to the middle school level. “We’re extremely happy,” said MLMS assistant principal Kurt Mueller. “There’s a lot of eager anticipation that’s already forming for next year.”
Holly Brehmer provided the offense and Alexis Trombley handled the D as Chugiak’s girls soccer team held on for a 1-0 win over rival Eagle River Saturday, April 20 at The Dome in Anchorage.
Seniors Brandon Parrish and Scout Warners won three individual events apiece to help Eagle River sweep a dual meet against Chugiak on Friday, April 19 at The Dome.