Humans are taxonomically classified as vertebrates – those with backbones. Sometimes that spine is developed by dealing with stressful situations, such as those commonly experienced by umpires for Knik Little League.
Perched atop the leader board for American Legion baseball is Chugiak Post 33, unbeaten at 6-0 early in the season. Three other teams – Dimond, Kodiak and Juneau – are also undefeated, all at 4-0.
The Mariners and Pirates met on the field of battle, as if replaying some forgotten sea tale, as the two Knik Little League Major teams squared off in semifinal action Monday, June 22, at Lions Park.
The visiting Chugiak Mustangs Post 33 baseball team scored early and often en route to registering a 12-1 win over the Eagle River Post squad in action played at Loretta French Park on June 12.
Although the site was familiar, the name of the ball field was changed prior to the Chinook’s first Alaska Baseball League home opener June 13 against the Mat-Su Miners at the Loretta French Sports Complex.
Among the nearly 6,000 girls and women taking part in Saturday’s 23rd annual Run for Women, the Chugiak-Eagle River area was well-represented among top age-group finishers in the five-mile timed run.
Perhaps the hottest thing second to the weather in Southcentral Alaska this past weekend was the play of the Knik Little League Majors Pirates ball team during the Colony Days tournament held Thursday through Saturday in the Mat-Su Valley.
With State High School tournaments in softball up in Fairbanks, the state baseball tournament in Anchorage, and all-star track meet in Kodiak, it might have been easy to overlook the meet that measured the true measure of a champion – the Special Olympics.
Add another mantra to the list of motivational sayings. “Success comes to those who prepare,” this one newly attributed to 2015 Eagle River Triathlon winner Daniel Folmar.
“Who’s got my back?” “We’ve got your back!” The spontaneous huddle in the Mulcahy Stadium outfield long after the presentation of the team trophies found Mustang assistant coach Mark Bohrer in the midst of the state champion Chugiak baseball team.