This is a major week for the Chugiak baseball team.
The road to the middle school City Championship is paved with sustained effort, with Mirror Lake Middle School reaping the rewards of a season-long string of work: a City Championship first-place title.
Running at the site of the upcoming Region IV meet, the Chugiak High girls varsity track and field upended Eagle River at the Anchorage Invitational Meet held at Dimond High on May 8 and 9.
Eagle River High School senior Michael Rosenberg signed his letter of acceptance of appointment and commitment to play baseball for the United States Coast Guard Academy on May 7, in the school’s library.
Chugiak High School senior Abigail Blackstone was selected as a 2015 recipient of the Joseph Stahl Memorial scholarship.
For the first time in a very long time, a school in the Anchorage School District had three athletes sign with Division I athletic programs – that school was Eagle River High. Last Thursday during a lunchtime celebration in the school’s library a large contingent was on hand for the signing by a trio of seniors, namely, Cathryn Papasodora, Lauren Frost and Tara Fisher in riflery, softball and soccer, respectively.
The varsity baseball teams for Chugiak and Eagle River High Schools battled through three scoreless innings before the Mustangs broke the contest open with four runs in the fourth frame en route to an 8-2 win May 2 at Mulcahy Stadium.
More than 1,000 people attended opening ceremonies on May 2 for the Knik Little League season at Lion’s Park. First-year League president Caela Nielsen and league board members greeted nearly 400 players and their family members, following announcements of teams and managers. The introductions culminated in a round of “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” and the long-anticipated cry of “play ball.”
With the first of three days of the Anchorage School District’s Middle School track and field City Championships in the books, things are looking up for both Mirror Lake and Gruening Middle Schools following last Friday’s preliminary races held at Begich Middle School.
In what could be a prelude to upcoming Region IV championships, the Lady Wolves reigned supreme over top-flight foe Dimond in a four-team meet held at Eagle River High on April 23. The Wolves compiled 79 points, eight better than the Dimond Lynx. Chugiak was a distant third at 50, and West Anchorage fourth with 45 points.