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 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.
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.
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.
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 Chugiak varsity volleyball team rallied from two games, winning the final three, to stage an exciting 3-2 victory over visiting Service Sept. 10.
With two remaining weeks, Eagle River tennis coach Stanley Thornton said the Wolves are now sporting a complete roster. “We have 15 now,” said the coach Sunday, with two regular season matches remaining.
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.
Jami Stone stands at the edge of the Bartlett High School diving board, her back turned away from the water, her arms raised out to the sides. She stands motionless, her entire body still.