Chugiak High football players once again found themselves in the middle of controversy due to use of an ineligible player. Only this time it was the opposing team at fault — and it was intentional.
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.
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.
Eagle River High’s boys basketball team finished seventh out of eight teams in the Cactus Division at the Cactus Jam Hoop Classic in Phoenix on Dec. 26-31.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Birchwood Christian School’s girls basketball team can forget about their second-best Central Interior Conference record last year. This season, it doesn’t mean anything.
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.