A trio of Mustangs is furthering their athletic careers at the collegiate level. Chugiak High seniors Chris Kveseth, Victoria Bensel and Wolfgang Danger signed their letters of intent Feb. 19.
Birchwood Christian School’s boys started their quest to return to the state basketball tournament Wednesday, Feb. 27. After an opening round bye, the Warriors took on either Kodiak ESS or Nanwalek in their first game of the Peninsula Conference tournament at Lumen Christi. A score was not available when the Star went to press.
While wrestling’s place in the Olympics is currently in doubt, there’s no question about the future of local wrestling. Chugiak-Eagle River middle schoolers earned five individual titles at the Anchorage City Championships Feb. 21, with Mirror Lake placing second overall and Gruening taking seventh. Between them, the two local schools had finalists in nine of the 18 weight classes.
Four locals earned top-10 individual showings at the ASAA/First National Bank Alaska State Nordic Skiing Championships Feb. 21-23 at Kincaid Park.
Nine local swimmers from the KNIK Aquatics Swim Team competed at the Senior Region XIV Great Alaska Open meet Feb. 15-17 at Kenai Central High School in Kenai.
Volleyball players from Chugiak and Eagle River High teamed up with athletes from four other schools at the 27th Annual SCVA Las Vegas Volleyball Classic over the President’s Day weekend.
Sunny skies and some of the best conditions of the season greeted prep Nordic skiers Saturday, Feb. 16 at Kincaid Park for the conclusion of the Cook Inlet Conference championships.
The trophy has finally traveled. Shaquan Rhoades erupted for 16 fourth-quarter points to lead Eagle River in a come-from-behind win 80-74 over host Chugiak to claim the “Birchwood Bowl” on Saturday, Feb. 16. The trophy, given to the winners of the second game between the crosstown rivals, has stayed in Chugiak’s trophy case the past five seasons.
Shaquan Rhoades’ 25 points helped Eagle River defeat visiting Chugiak 84-69 on Saturday, Feb. 9. Eric Roberts (17 points) and Thomas Jones (14) also reached double digits for the Wolves, who improved to 4-4 in the Cook Inlet Conference.
Grace Ogden is Bemidji bound. Ogden, a senior defender who will finish her Chugiak soccer career this spring, signed a National Letter of Intent to play for Division II Bemidji State during a ceremony held Feb. 6 in the CHS library.