Both local girls high school varsity volleyball teams are undergoing a maturation process, said areawide coaches, with last week’s play adding yet another opportunity for growth.
The injury-depleted Chugiak Mustang varsity football team suffered a 10-2 loss to host West in the final regular season game last Friday on the Eagles’ new football field.
Statewide coaches were looking for possible snow of the course, and chilled air left snow on the higher elevations yet spared the cross-country running trails, alongside Bartlett High Saturday morning for the appointed State Championships.
With hardware and a berth to the state tournament on the line, the Chugiak varsity football team provided a 50-13 victory over the Eagle River Wolves last Friday at Tom Huffer Sr. Stadium.
Congratulations and broad smiles were cast far and wide for local athletes competing in the Region Cross-Country Running Championships, held at Bartlett Saturday, as Eagle River and Chugiak teams fared well in the regular season finale.
With yardage tallies rivaling the San Diego Chargers during the Dan Fouts era, the Chugiak Mustangs secured one of their best victories of the season, besting the East T-Birds, 47-34, in Saturday’s Homecoming game.
After both local girls flag football teams were blanked over Homecoming Weekend, the pair will finally meet against each other, with a victory provided a sense of pride.
The Eagle River Wolves cross-country running team pulled off its first large scale meet, hosting West, Bartlett and Chugiak on the trails adjacent the schools last Saturday.
In little more than a blink of the eye, Eagle River High School turns 10 years old this year, with Saturday’s Homecoming events covering three sports teams, followed up by a school-wide dance.