Chugiak’s boys basketball team has several fresh faces this season. Just three returners are back for the Mustangs — Skyler Fullmer, Payton Fullmer and Roger Jorgensen. And of those three, only the Fullmer cousins saw significant playing time last season.
Believe it or not, graduating six seniors and losing its point guard has benefited Chugiak’s girls basketball team, said third-year head coach Ryan Hales.
Nobody joins a Nordic ski team to lift weights or swim. “We’ve been doing a lot of weights, a lot of core, a lot of running,” said Eagle River Wolves head coach Liz Turner during a 5-kilometer freestyle Nordic ski race Saturday, Dec. 8 on Sand Lake.
Eagle River High senior Brenden Lyon led all local marksmen by finishing eighth overall with an aggregate score of 378.6 at the Cook Inlet Conference riflery championships Saturday, Dec. 1 at West High.
Lauren Fritz, a 2006 graduate of Eagle River High and a member of the Alaska Pacific University Elite ski team, has been named to the United States roster for the upcoming World Cup Nordic ski races in Quebec.
Chugiak 8, Bartlett 5 Chugiak picked up an 8-5 Cook Inlet Conference win Tuesday, Dec. 4 at Ben Boeke.
After losing a 5-4 decision to Ketchikan’s Isaac Lontz earlier, Eagle River High freshman Gavin Arnold edged Lontz 2-1 to claim third place at 132 pounds at the North/South Wrestling Tournament at Soldotna on Saturday, Dec. 1.
Eagle River High’s bowling team needs some help. “We need more bowlers, especially girls,” Wolves’ head coach Lynn Kocher said.
South/Bartlett beat Chugiak/Eagle River 6-4 in girls hockey on Tuesday, Nov. 20 at the McDonald Center in Eagle River. Autumn Sperry and Morgan Elledge each scored twice for CER. Chugiak/Eagle also lost 5-3 on Tuesday, Nov. 29 to Dimond/West. Sam Perez scored twice for CER, and Elledge added a goal.
When first-year head coach Teri Schneider took over Chugiak’s bowling program, her main goal was to increase interest.