Chugiak High football players once again found themselves in the middle of controversy due to use of an ineligible player. Only this time it was the opposing team at fault — and it was intentional.
Caleb Duplessis and Mike Rud combined for 32 points to lead Birchwood Christian School past visiting Peninsula Conference foe Ninilchik 48-28 on Friday, Jan. 4.
Eagle River’s Cory Florence defeated Wasilla’s Blake Marks 4-2 in the finals of the 145-pound weight class at the Colony Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 5 in Palmer.
Eagle River High’s boys basketball team finished seventh out of eight teams in the Cactus Division at the Cactus Jam Hoop Classic in Phoenix on Dec. 26-31.
Local skiers sped around the Beach Lake Trails as if they were in their own backyards on Dec. 23 for the second of two Besh Cup races held before Christmas.
Led by a determined senior and an explosive freshman, the Chugiak girls basketball team dominated the second half to earn a 49-42 win over Century (Hillsboro, Ore.) Dec. 29 in the final game of the Doc Larson Roundball Classic in Wasilla.
With 0.1 second left in a game long since decided, Chugiak head boys basketball coach Kevin Fullmer continued coaching, screaming for his Mustangs to defend a meaningless inbounds pass as if a state title was on the line.
Autumn Sperry erupted for four goals as Chugiak-Eagle River defeated South-Bartlett 5-4 on Friday, Dec. 21 at the McDonald Center in Eagle River. SAB led 4-1 after one period, but the Wolves rallied for two goals in each of the final two periods.
There were historic seasons and heartbreaking stories in the world of sports in 2012, a year that saw state champions crowned and rivals bested all year ‘round. Here’s a sport-by-sport account of some of the biggest and most interesting Chugiak-Eagle River sports stories in the year 2012.