Tyler Rohde is the best hurdler in Alaska. He proved that last year when he set a state record in the 110-meter hurdles at the ASAA Class 4A State Track and Field Championships.
After a week and a half off, local soccer teams were back on the pitch this week. Here’s a look at Chugiak and Eagle River fared.
The Mustangs’ 90 points put them 33 points ahead of Eagle River and Bartlett, who tied for second. Eagle River’s girls tied for second with West with 69 points apiece, just three behind first-place Service. Chugiak’s girls finished fifth as a team.
Four different Mustangs scored as Chugiak’s boys picked up their first Cook Inlet Conference soccer win Saturday, March 30 at The Dome.
For the second straight season, Birchwood Christian School’s season ended against Yakutat at Sullivan Arena. This year, however, the Eagles got the better of the Warriors and won the boys Class 1A state basketball consolation final 51-42 on March 20. Last season, BCS downed Yakutat in the 2A third-place game.
Ashleigh Sitz and Alexis Day scored goals for Chugiak (1-0-1), which played to a 2-2 draw with Service on Saturday, March 23 at The Dome. Trailing by one, the Cougars tied the game in stoppage time in the second half.
Knik Little League’s opening day might be a month away, but many local youngsters have been enjoying America’s favorite pastime all winter. Thanks to the new addition at the McDonald Center, little leaguers have been honing their skills at weekly clinics on the turf.
Contrary to its name, there was nothing “mini” about the local teams who participated in the first official track and field meet of the season. A combined 155 athletes were on Chugiak and Eagle River High’s rosters as the season got under way with The Mini on Friday and Saturday, March 22-23 at The Dome.
Though four graduating seniors took of ton of talent with them, the Mustangs’ 10 returners should keep Chugiak’s girls soccer team strong for the 2013 season, head coach Paul Brehmer said.
After suffering a first-round loss, Birchwood Christian School won back-to-back games to earn a spot in the consolation finals of the boys Class 1A state basketball tournament.