Sunny skies and some of the best conditions of the season greeted prep Nordic skiers Saturday, Feb. 16 at Kincaid Park for the conclusion of the Cook Inlet Conference championships.
The trophy has finally traveled. Shaquan Rhoades erupted for 16 fourth-quarter points to lead Eagle River in a come-from-behind win 80-74 over host Chugiak to claim the “Birchwood Bowl” on Saturday, Feb. 16. The trophy, given to the winners of the second game between the crosstown rivals, has stayed in Chugiak’s trophy case the past five seasons.
Volleyball players from Chugiak and Eagle River High teamed up with athletes from four other schools at the 27th Annual SCVA Las Vegas Volleyball Classic over the President’s Day weekend.
Sometimes you just need to cut loose. That was the idea behind the Thunderbird Classic relay races held Feb. 9 at East High, an event that featured costumed skiers, blaring surf music and the only ski jump of the Nordic ski season.
Chugiak junior Kris Tomazevic and Eagle River senior Brett Wood were named to the All Cook Inlet Conference hockey team last week.
Chugiak’s girls edged Eagle River by just three points to finish the bowling season in second place behind Dimond at the Final Bowl-Off on Feb. 7 at Eagle River Bowl.
Shaquan Rhoades’ 25 points helped Eagle River defeat visiting Chugiak 84-69 on Saturday, Feb. 9. Eric Roberts (17 points) and Thomas Jones (14) also reached double digits for the Wolves, who improved to 4-4 in the Cook Inlet Conference.
Eagle River’s Alea Robinson, 17, won the Race to the Sky 350 Sled Dog Race Tuesday, Feb. 12 in Lincoln, Montana.
Grace Ogden is Bemidji bound. Ogden, a senior defender who will finish her Chugiak soccer career this spring, signed a National Letter of Intent to play for Division II Bemidji State during a ceremony held Feb. 6 in the CHS library.
Alea Robinson, 17, finished 30 seconds ahead of Iditarod veteran Jessie Royer