Despite Mother Nature’s best efforts, the 2013 high school softball season started last week. Chugiak opened with a convincing 10-2 victory over South on May 1 at Wendler Middle School. Katrina Grant went 2-for-2 and Kenzie Matthis was 2-for-3 for the Mustangs. Carly Metcalf picked up the win, striking out four and surrendering just three hits in four innings of work.
Eagle River’s Sheryl Loan won her fifth Bike for Women Sunday at Chugiak High, beating six-time champion Shannon Donley by just two seconds.
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.
Prep soccer teams played outdoors in Anchorage area for the first time this season this week. Here’s a look at scores for Chugiak and Eagle River.
Matt Turner is hoping Eagle River High’s large track and field team will translate to multiple state berths. With 88 on the roster, the Wolves’ head coach said Eagle River has the ability to more than double the number of athletes it sent to Fairbanks last season.
Due to late-season snowfall combined with last week’s rain, the entire 2013 high school baseball regular season will be condensed into just two weeks. Each Cook Inlet Conference team will play seven games before pool play for the conference tournament begins May 18.
Countless hours in the pool helped Kaitlin Friedli win consecutive state diving titles. That hard work has also propelled the Chugiak High senior to the top collegiate level.
Chugiak and Eagle River High tracksters combined for five individual wins and four winning relays at the freshmen/sophomore meet Saturday, April 27 at The Dome.
Gruening and Mirror Lake middle schools are excited about the addition of interscholastic basketball to the middle school level. “We’re extremely happy,” said MLMS assistant principal Kurt Mueller. “There’s a lot of eager anticipation that’s already forming for next year.”