The Eagle River girls dealt a crushing blow to rival Chugiak’s Anchorage Scholastic Bowling League title hopes with a 29-6 win on Thursday, Jan. 24 at Center Bowl.
Chugiak ended a five-game winless streak against Eagle River with a 3-2 win Saturday, Jan. 26 in front of a raucous crowd at the McDonald Center in Eagle River. “That was freaking incredible,” said Chugiak senior Nick Fussner.
No matter what name she goes by, Chugiak senior Sam Hartke proved Saturday that she’s among the top skiers in the Cook Inlet Conference. Hartke, a senior, finished fourth at the Skiathlon event at Kincaid Park on Jan. 26, and wasn’t bothered by being incorrectly announced to the crowd as teammate Sarissa Lammers as she neared the finish line.
Three local grapplers won Cook Inlet Conference titles Saturday, Jan. 26 at Chugiak High. Eagle River’s Xavier Horton (152 pounds) and Chugiak’s Alex Medeiros (182) and Richard Burroughs (220) stood atop the podium following the two-day tournament.
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.
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 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.