The Arctic Heat softball team won the five-team 12-and-under state tournament held July 12-13 in Fairbanks. The five-team field sported teams from Anchorage, Fairbanks, and defending state champion, Delta Junction.
Always a big deal, at the BP Invitational Tournament, the Chugiak and Eagle River American Legion team coaches were left to look at the bigger picture in considering their pitching rotations during last weekend’s tournament.
The Knik 10-11 boys defeated Dimond-West, 11-1, Monday night at Jade Park to also win a District I title, reported league president Dan Kendall. In one of the most successful post-seasons in recent years, the KNIK Little League all-star teams exceeded expectations, led by the intermediate boys District I title Sunday.
Lauren Frost recently received word of the name of her to USA Today’s All-Alaska baseball roster for the 2013-14 High School season. A first-team, All Cook Inlet Conference selection as well, Frost was rocked solid both in the field and at the plate, helping the Wolves to the state tournament. All with teammate R.J. Dirscherl at shortstop, the Wolves also have one of the best interior infields in summertime American Legion play as well.
The Eagle River Wolves American Legion baseball team sandwiched the Fourth of July with a pair of lopsided victories, both at the expense of West Anchorage Post 1, winning 15-2, Thursday, and 18-6, Saturday.
Although rugby was not a part of their high school sports resume, 2011 Chugiak graduate Sophie Mundell and 2013 Eagle River High grad Sarah Peyton are taking to women’s Sevens Rugby with a passion and were members of the Norwich Cadets national title 15s and 7s team this past year.
The Knik major girls All-Star softball team recorded an dramatic 9-2 victory of Dimond-West on July 3, upending the previously unbeaten team, in action held at East Anchorage’s Nunaka Valley Fields.
With one of the warmest races in recent years, athletes looking to conquer Seward’s Mount Marathon were treated to another level of torture – suffocating heat – during the 87th annual race held July 4.
Two-year Eagle River High basketball letter-winner Thomas Jones will be attending Everett Community College and playing ball for the Trojans. Playing ball since age three, and developing a love for the sport throughout the school years, Thomas played basketball in the Chugiak Youth Sports Association, on YMCA Comp teams and for the Eagle River Wolves C, JV and varsity teams.
Karma struck a unique chord Monday night as the Tigers defeated the A’s in games played thousands of miles away. The Detroit Tigers, hosting the red-hot Oakland Athletics, got a grand slam homerun from Rajai Davis in the bottom of the ninth to post the spectacular 5-4 win.