Chugiak senior Alise Arnold signed a national letter of intent to play softball at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University this fall. Arnold was surrounded by family and friends during the ceremony held in the Chugiak Library after school April 15. Members of her high school and club softball team were also present.
Two teams from the Borealis Bullseye rifle team recently competed in the Civilian Military Program (CMP) three-position Regional Championships held April 9-11 in Sandy, Utah, with four of the ten members hailing from Chugiak and Eagle River High Schools.
The middle school track and field season started off with a bang as two of the better teams in the district, Mirror Lake and Gruening Middle Schools, met up at The Dome last Thursday. The Mirror Lake Coyotes won all four divisions, but not always by much, with only a four-point margin separating the younger-aged boys.
The 2015 edition of the Stars Dance Studio’s two-day Cheer Workshop and Competition took place without a hitch, culminating in an extravaganza of talent held in the Steve Primis Auditorium at Chugiak High Saturday night.
For the second week in a row, it has been a girls’ varsity team providing the solo victory among four games for the week. This week it was the Eagle River girls’ team doing the honors, reported head coach Laura Gardner. Sophomore center midfielder Jessie Scott scored three of the team’s goals, two in the first half, en route to the 4-1 lead at halftime.
With two weeks of practices behind them, baseball and softball programs at local high schools posted their varsity rosters for the upcoming spring season. Donning the blue and silver for the Wolves softball team are Madison Barsalou, Allison Cameron, Bethany Gonzalez, Erina Heineman, Emma Kazanski, Madison Malott, Abby Mampreian, Katlyn Scott, Rylee Spiller, and Ashton Stubblefield.
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON — It’s 4 a.m. Much of the working world is still asleep, but not her. She’s getting ready to go to the gym. There’s something she wants more than sleep — she wants to be a boxing champion and is willing to outwork everyone else to become one.
Facing unspeakable cold weather at minus-40 and minus-50 degrees, this year’s Iditarod was not one for the faint of heart. Known for the rigors of distance, this year’s edition also greeted dogs and drivers to sustained frigid conditions as the race was routed from Fairbanks to Nome due to a lack of snow in Southcentral Alaska this winter.
Local coaches are feeling a bit more complete, thanks to the showings make by incoming freshmen during the Mini (Me) Meet, held Friday and Saturday at the Anchorage Dome. And while the meet was unofficial, not requiring athletes to secure the requisite 10 practices usually mandated, Chugiak Coach Melissa Hall and Eagle River Coach Matt Turner were able to get baseline times for this season’s athletes.