When asked how many Chugiak wrestlers have a legitimate chance at making state, head coach Tom Huffer Jr. couldn’t come up with a number. “Honestly, I don’t know,” he said. “That’s how tight the region is.”
Eagle River will have more than bragging rights on the line when it meets Chugiak on the ice Saturday, Jan. 26. Led by a pair of goals by Brett Wood, the Wolves beat West (6-6-1) 3-1 on Tuesday, Jan. 22 to tie East at 5-8 in the conference.
It was a big weekend at the Besh Cup for the Lammers siblings in Soldotna. University of Alaska Fairbanks freshman Isaac Lammers, of Chugiak, took over the top spot in the Older Junior boys Besh Cup standings with a pair of top-five finishes at Tsalteshi Trails, while younger sister Sarissa had a pair of strong finishes to move into second place in the J1 girls standings.
Chugiak’s boys basketball team rebounded from an 0-5 start to finish second at Dimond’s Alaska Prep Shootout on Saturday, Jan. 19. “It’s definitely a huge boost,” said senior Skyler Fullmer, who was named tournament MVP after averaging just over 25 points in three games.
Chugiak’s girls bowling team held onto the top spot in the Anchorage Scholastic Bowling League with a 29-6 win over South on Jan. 17 at Jewel Lake Bowl. With two weeks of play remaining in the season, the Mustangs lead Dimond by 11 points in the standings. The Lynx picked up four points on Chugiak with a 33-2 thrashing of West.
Chugiak’s Richard Burroughs led all local wrestlers with a second-place finish at the Glenn Vandergaw Classic at Dimond High on Saturday, Jan. 12.
With just a week and a half before the Cook Inlet Conference hockey tournament, just five points separated four teams as of Tuesday, Jan. 15.
Three of four local prep bowling teams won their matches on Thursday, Jan. 10 at Eagle River Bowl.
It wasn’t exactly home, but Chugiak’s Sam Hartke looked plenty comfortable covering the 7.5-kilometer classic course at Kincaid Park Saturday, Jan. 12.
For the second straight week, all local 4A basketball teams came up winless. At the 1A level, Birchwood Christian School went undefeated last week.