Despite Mother Nature’s best efforts, the 2013 high school softball season started last week. Chugiak opened with a convincing 10-2 victory over South on May 1 at Wendler Middle School. Katrina Grant went 2-for-2 and Kenzie Matthis was 2-for-3 for the Mustangs. Carly Metcalf picked up the win, striking out four and surrendering just three hits in four innings of work.
Gruening and Mirror Lake middle schools are excited about the addition of interscholastic basketball to the middle school level. “We’re extremely happy,” said MLMS assistant principal Kurt Mueller. “There’s a lot of eager anticipation that’s already forming for next year.”
Chugiak and Eagle River High tracksters combined for five individual wins and four winning relays at the freshmen/sophomore meet Saturday, April 27 at The Dome.
The Anchorage School District’s decision to eliminate the girls’ high school hockey program was met with disappointment by the Chugiak-Eagle River team. “Everybody’s pretty bummed,” CER coach Randall Sperry said.
Countless hours in the pool helped Kaitlin Friedli win consecutive state diving titles. That hard work has also propelled the Chugiak High senior to the top collegiate level.
With a thick layer of snow still covering ballfields throughout Anchorage and Eagle River, the start of the 2013 high school softball and Knik Little League seasons has been delayed.
Seniors Brandon Parrish and Scout Warners won three individual events apiece to help Eagle River sweep a dual meet against Chugiak on Friday, April 19 at The Dome.
Holly Brehmer provided the offense and Alexis Trombley handled the D as Chugiak’s girls soccer team held on for a 1-0 win over rival Eagle River Saturday, April 20 at The Dome in Anchorage.
In less than six weeks, Chugiak-Eagle River Chinooks players will be arriving in town for their second Alaska Baseball League season in Chugiak. Some new amenities will be waiting for them at Loretta French Park.