The Chugiak boys and girls track teams make good showings during a showcase meet held at Dimond High Friday and Saturday. The venue provided athletes an opportunity to race on the same track used for this season’s Region and State events, to be held May 15-16 and May 23-24, respectively.
More than 500 enthusiastic players and their parents were present at Lions Park for opening ceremonies for the Knik Little League held May 3 under bright blue skies and even brighter expectations for the summer.
With 11 games in two weeks, the Mustangs varsity softball team enters the second half of the season sporting a 8-3 win-loss record, reported head coach Jim Huber. After a near-perfect 5-1 record the first week, Chugiak fell to South, 4-1, on April 28, then 10-8, to West, April 30.
In the first outdoor soccer meeting between the two local schools, the Chugiak girls defeated Eagle River, 3-0, while the boys followed with a 1-1 draw in action at Tom Huffer Sr. Stadium on April 23.
Oh my! Itsy-bitsy swimsuits. Tanned skin (OK, it was fake tan but this is Alaska—we take what we can get). And lots and lots of gleaming, hardcore, ripped muscles. It wasn’t another Alaska-based TV show. It was high school.
With nearly 350 athletes currently onboard, Knik Little League president Dan Kendall is hoping for a significant increase in the three weeks prior to anticipated on-field play and the cry of “play ball.”
The Eagle River boys and girls soccer teams enjoyed great weather and good success on their games in Juneau, playing the Crimson Bears and Thunder Mountain Falcons, Friday and Saturday.
The Borealis Bullseye Rifle Club sent two teams to the Civilian Marksman Program Western Regionals Championships held in Layton, Utah April 3-5. The club offers training 11 months a year, with practices four nights weekly at East Anchorage High, with the long hours producing a good outcome with the two squads posting a fifth and tenth place finish, regionally, and 16th and 33rd overall.
The season opener track meet between Mirror Lake and Gruening Middle Schools was closer than expected, with only seven points separating the two teams, in action at The Dome April 10.
Karson Forbush didn’t grow up thinking he wanted to be a cheerleader. Instead, he followed a more traditional path. He wrestled. He played football. He was just an ordinary high school guy. Until he wasn’t. What changed wasn’t so much his attitude as his window of opportunity.