While wrestling’s place in the Olympics is currently in doubt, there’s no question about the future of local wrestling. Chugiak-Eagle River middle schoolers earned five individual titles at the Anchorage City Championships Feb. 21, with Mirror Lake placing second overall and Gruening taking seventh. Between them, the two local schools had finalists in nine of the 18 weight classes.
Four locals earned top-10 individual showings at the ASAA/First National Bank Alaska State Nordic Skiing Championships Feb. 21-23 at Kincaid Park.
The trophy has finally traveled. Shaquan Rhoades erupted for 16 fourth-quarter points to lead Eagle River in a come-from-behind win 80-74 over host Chugiak to claim the “Birchwood Bowl” on Saturday, Feb. 16. The trophy, given to the winners of the second game between the crosstown rivals, has stayed in Chugiak’s trophy case the past five seasons.
Sunny skies and some of the best conditions of the season greeted prep Nordic skiers Saturday, Feb. 16 at Kincaid Park for the conclusion of the Cook Inlet Conference championships.
Volleyball players from Chugiak and Eagle River High teamed up with athletes from four other schools at the 27th Annual SCVA Las Vegas Volleyball Classic over the President’s Day weekend.
Nine local swimmers from the KNIK Aquatics Swim Team competed at the Senior Region XIV Great Alaska Open meet Feb. 15-17 at Kenai Central High School in Kenai.
Chugiak junior Kris Tomazevic and Eagle River senior Brett Wood were named to the All Cook Inlet Conference hockey team last week.
Sometimes you just need to cut loose. That was the idea behind the Thunderbird Classic relay races held Feb. 9 at East High, an event that featured costumed skiers, blaring surf music and the only ski jump of the Nordic ski season.
Shaquan Rhoades’ 25 points helped Eagle River defeat visiting Chugiak 84-69 on Saturday, Feb. 9. Eric Roberts (17 points) and Thomas Jones (14) also reached double digits for the Wolves, who improved to 4-4 in the Cook Inlet Conference.
Chugiak’s girls edged Eagle River by just three points to finish the bowling season in second place behind Dimond at the Final Bowl-Off on Feb. 7 at Eagle River Bowl.