After winning only two games in the 2010-11 season, Eagle River’s boys basketball team finished 6-8 in Cook Inlet Conference play and was just two points shy of reaching the semifinals of the CIC tourney.
Chugiak’s boys basketball team has several fresh faces this season. Just three returners are back for the Mustangs — Skyler Fullmer, Payton Fullmer and Roger Jorgensen. And of those three, only the Fullmer cousins saw significant playing time last season.
Sarissa Lammers and Sam Hartke could be seeing a lot of each other this season. The Chugiak duo finished fourth and fifth respectively at the Sand Lake 5-kilometer races held Dec. 8 in Anchorage to lead the Mustang girls to a fourth-place finish.
Believe it or not, graduating six seniors and losing its point guard has benefited Chugiak’s girls basketball team, said third-year head coach Ryan Hales.
Chugiak’s girls bowling team remained in first place in the Anchorage Scholastic Bowling League standings after getting a 22-13 win over Dimond on Dec. 6 at Jewel Lake Bowl. Chugiak’s boys team didn’t fare as well against the Lynx, falling from first to third in the standings after a 35-0 loss. Eagle River’s boys dropped one spot in the league to fifth with a 27-8 loss to West, while the Wolves’ girl moved up one notch to fourth with a 27-8 victory.
After losing a 5-4 decision to Ketchikan’s Isaac Lontz earlier, Eagle River High freshman Gavin Arnold edged Lontz 2-1 to claim third place at 132 pounds at the North/South Wrestling Tournament at Soldotna on Saturday, Dec. 1.
Eagle River High senior Brenden Lyon led all local marksmen by finishing eighth overall with an aggregate score of 378.6 at the Cook Inlet Conference riflery championships Saturday, Dec. 1 at West High.
Chugiak 8, Bartlett 5 Chugiak picked up an 8-5 Cook Inlet Conference win Tuesday, Dec. 4 at Ben Boeke.
Lauren Fritz, a 2006 graduate of Eagle River High and a member of the Alaska Pacific University Elite ski team, has been named to the United States roster for the upcoming World Cup Nordic ski races in Quebec.
When first-year head coach Teri Schneider took over Chugiak’s bowling program, her main goal was to increase interest.