Chugiak (4-3) ended the high school baseball regular season with a 9-4 loss to West on Monday, May 20 at Mulcahy Stadium. Two days later, the third-ranked Mustangs played No. 2 West (5-2) again in the first round of the Cook Inlet Conference tournament. A score was not available when the Star went to press.
The battle for bragging rights on the pitch will have to wait until next year. Chugiak and Eagle River High’s boys soccer teams were supposed to end the regular season against one another Saturday, May 18, however, the crosstown rivalry was canceled due to snow.
Birchwood Christian School’s Tia Goward won two individual titles at the Region II track and field championships Friday, May 10 at Susitna Valley High in Talkeetna.
Mirror Lake Middle School won 11 individual titles, two relays and finished first overall with 441 points at the ASD Middle School City Track and Field Championships on Friday, May 10 at MLMS.
Chugiak couldn’t have started off any better against Eagle River on Saturday, May 11. The Mustangs’ Rachel Gregg drilled a home run on the game’s first pitch to help Chugiak softball to an 8-1 win over the Wolves.
Eagle River jumped out to an 8-1 lead, which proved too much for Chugiak to recover from, as the Wolves won 11-6 on Saturday, May 11 at Mulcahy Stadium.
It’s a good thing Samantha Brown lives in Anchorage. The Eagle River High senior went home — thinking her day at the Cook Inlet Conference Track and Field Championships was over — when she received a call from head coach Matt Turner.
Chugiak’s girls can still make the state soccer tournament, but they’ll need some help. After tying South 2-2 on Tuesday, May 14 at Tom Huffer Sr. Stadium, the Mustangs (6-3-4) need three things to happen to earn the Cook Inlet Conference third seed and make state.
Eleven-year-old Joey Lerch won three state titles in the novice 105-pound division to lead the Chugach Eagles Wrestling Club at the Alaska USA State Freestyle, Folkstyle and Greco-Roman tournaments May 2-5 at the Menard Sports Complex in Wasilla.