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 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.
Chugiak’s Sam Hartke and Sarissa Lammers teamed up to place second in the girl’s “A” relay at the Bartlett Sprint Relays on Saturday, Dec. 15 at Bartlett High. The duo finished 12 seconds behind South’s Marion Woods and Teagan Yutrenka. Eagle River’s Hannah Stevens and Carisa Anderson were 14th.
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.
Visiting West High handed Eagle River a 62-18 loss in Cook Inlet Conference wrestling action Dec. 5.
After winning only two games in the 2010-11 season, Eagle River’s boys basketball team finished 6-8 in Cook Inlet Conference play and was just two points shy of reaching the semifinals of the CIC tourney.
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.
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.
Chugiak’s girls bowling team remained in first place in the Anchorage Scholastic Bowling League standings after getting a 22-13 win over Dimond on Dec. 6 at Jewel Lake Bowl. Chugiak’s boys team didn’t fare as well against the Lynx, falling from first to third in the standings after a 35-0 loss. Eagle River’s boys dropped one spot in the league to fifth with a 27-8 loss to West, while the Wolves’ girl moved up one notch to fourth with a 27-8 victory.
Eagle River High’s girls basketball program has managed only one win over the past three seasons. And that’s just where the Wolves are keeping that record — in the past.