Archive of: Sport's Features



Eagle River football hopes to make history August Issue 3 2013

Eagle River football hopes to make history

Eagle River High is hoping to accomplish something this year no other varsity football team has in seven seasons — make the playoffs. Oh, and beat Chugiak. Fulfilling the latter will help achieve the former, especially this season. Thanks to North Pole and Juneau-Douglas dropping to the Medium Schools division, five of the eight Cook Inlet Conference teams will make state. That means just three conference wins will likely secure the fifth seed — or at the least put a team in a tiebreaker situation.

Mustangs seeking redemption August Issue 3 2013

Mustangs seeking redemption

Since the state football playoffs were expanded to eight teams in 1993, Chugiak has never missed postseason play in three consecutive seasons. To avoid earning that dubious distinction this year, the Mustangs know they need to improve in all areas of the game.

Chinooks say summer a success August Issue 2 2013

Chinooks say summer a success

A winning season isn’t always defined by standings, but by spirit. That’s the message Chugiak-Eagle River Chinooks coaches and players delivered following the last-place Alaska Baseball League team’s final game of the season.

Chugiak wins state title August Issue 2 2013

Chugiak wins state title

Alex Hess imagined a storybook ending for the Chugiak Mustangs, then went out and authored a fairytale finish in the championship game of the 2013 Alaska American Legion Baseball Tournament Thursday, Aug. 1 at Mulcahy Stadium.

Photo feature: Chugiak wins Legion title August Issue 1 2013

Photo feature: Chugiak wins Legion title

Chugiak wins Legion baseball title August Issue 1 2013

Chugiak wins Legion baseball title

Eagle River goes 2-2 at state Legion tournament August Issue 1 2013

Eagle River goes 2-2 at state Legion tournament

Eagle River’s baseball family just got a lot smaller — and younger. The tight-knit Wolves team is losing five starters including 2012 ERHS graduates Ricky Ayala and Greg Long and 2013 grads Kyle Frost, David Fuller and Colby LeBlanc. The group started playing together nearly a decade ago as Knik Little Leaguers.

August Issue 1 2013

Chinooks close out regular season with wins

The Chugiak-Eagle River Chinooks finished the Alaska Baseball League regular season by winning two of three games over the Anchorage Bucs all at Loretta French Park.

August Issue 1 2013

Pitcher catches big league attention

Despite this year’s poor king salmon run, one Outsider recently landed a 190-pound Chinook. Chugiak-Eagle River ace Mike Jeffreys signed a professional contract with the Kansas City Royals organization last week. Jeffreys left Chugiak the morning of Friday, July 26 to ink his deal at the Royals’ spring training camp in Surprise, Ariz., and was not available for comment.

August Issue 1 2013

Repeat winners at Crow Pass

Anchorage’s Scott Patterson and Kiersten Lippmann repeated as winners in the 30th Annual Crow Pass Crossing Saturday, July 27. Patterson’s time of 3 hours, 44 seconds was almost eight minutes faster than second-place Andrew Arnold. Matias Saari was third.