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.
With just an eight-week season, every Cook Inlet Conference soccer match is important. This year, they’re even more crucial. At the end of last season, the head coaches voted to eliminate the conference tournament and all eight CIC principals approved the change, according to Vikki McConnell, coordinating assistant principal for soccer. That means the top three boys and girls teams in the conference at the end of the regular season advance to state.
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.
Eagle River High’s competition cheerleading team placed second at the ASAA/First National Bank Alaska 2013 Cheerleading State Championships on Tuesday, March 19 at South High.
After running Eagle River High’s boys soccer program for its first four years, Eric Dearborn is starting is second stint with the Wolves. The opportunity for Dearborn to reassume the head coaching duties came after Max Solodkii took a job in Atlanta after coaching varsity for one season.
The Chugiak Dog Mushers Association held its 6th Annual Purebred Spring Fling on Saturday, March 16 at the Beach Lake Sled Dog Trails. This annual event celebrates the northern breeds who are recognized by the American (AKC) and Canadian (CKC) kennel clubs and whose purpose is to work in harness.
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.