With 0.1 second left in a game long since decided, Chugiak head boys basketball coach Kevin Fullmer continued coaching, screaming for his Mustangs to defend a meaningless inbounds pass as if a state title was on the line.
Led by a determined senior and an explosive freshman, the Chugiak girls basketball team dominated the second half to earn a 49-42 win over Century (Hillsboro, Ore.) Dec. 29 in the final game of the Doc Larson Roundball Classic in Wasilla.
Local skiers sped around the Beach Lake Trails as if they were in their own backyards on Dec. 23 for the second of two Besh Cup races held before Christmas.
There were historic seasons and heartbreaking stories in the world of sports in 2012, a year that saw state champions crowned and rivals bested all year ‘round. Here’s a sport-by-sport account of some of the biggest and most interesting Chugiak-Eagle River sports stories in the year 2012.
Autumn Sperry erupted for four goals as Chugiak-Eagle River defeated South-Bartlett 5-4 on Friday, Dec. 21 at the McDonald Center in Eagle River. SAB led 4-1 after one period, but the Wolves rallied for two goals in each of the final two periods.
Eagle River outlasted Palmer 59-52 to claim third place at the 33rd Annual Cougar Tip-Off Tournament at Service High on Saturday, Dec. 15.
Xavier Horton and Richard Burroughs each earned second-place finishes to lead all local wrestlers at the West Christmas Classic on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 14-15.
The series of firsts continue for Birchwood Christian School’s boys basketball team. After winning the first Central Interior Conference title and earning the first state tournament berth in school history, the Warriors are entering their first season as a member of the Peninsula Conference this year.
The first half of Cook Inlet Conference play has shown Bill Comer that his team has a chance to win every time it steps on the ice.
The Alaska Speedskating Club held its monthly races at the McDonald Center on Saturday, Dec. 15. The results are as follows.