With the better part of a foot of snow as a spring break offering, the softball and baseball programs for both local high schools are honing their skills in school gymnasiums, The Dome and the newly expanded McDonald Center.
The Eagle River and Chugiak High boys and girls soccer squads open the 2014 season with games at the Anchorage Dome this weekend. Chugiak High takes on Dimond Saturday, with the girls up first at 4:40 p.m., followed by the boys at 6:30 p.m. Eagle River boys and girls face West on March 26 at 4:40 and 6:30 p.m., respectively.
Eschewing the customary ten-practice requirement prior to competition, hundreds of athletes will converge on The Dome Friday and Saturday for track and field events. Matt Turner, Eagle River High’s returning coach, said the team’s early roster included at many as 35 during opening week over spring break last week.
Some people might know better. But for the few the idea seemed good, at least at the time for the Chugiak High School runners taking part in a second annual 24-hour relay, held in the school’s indoor running track March 6-7.
Oh. My. What a nail-biting, foot-stomping, jumping-up-in-the-air-and-screaming time was had at the Cook Inlet Conference Regional Basketball Games at West High School last week.
With the Winter Olympics in Sochi recently past, and the Iditarod and the Paralympic Games ongoing, be sure to add the 2014 Special Olympics Alaska Winter Games to the mix. Founded in 1968 by Eunice Kennedy Shiver, the Special Olympics offer an opportunity for those with intellectual challenges to take part in sports.
Anchorage may soon have one less golf course. A study began more than a year ago by Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson and 673d Air Base Wing commander determined that base’s golf programs may have excess capacity.