Snow conditions, while not ideal, have been adequate for skiing, said second-year Chugiak High ski coach Cody Priest. “Every since it’s snowed, we’ve been able to ski everyday,” said Priest, who was tabbed Co-Coach of the Year by his Region IV peers.
Chugiak High School hosted the 2015 ASAA 4A Alaska State Wrestling Championships Feb. 6 and 7. The Chugiak Mustangs placed sixth overall, thanks to three points by 190-pound champion senior Jesse Nelson. His win provided separation from East Anchorage in team scoring during the two-day championships.
The Eagle River High girls squad finished first in the season-ending Position Round held at Anchorage’s Center Bowl Feb. 5. The Wolves bested Dimond handily, winning 27-8 on the way to the league title. The Chugiak girls lost to South 22-13, but had amassed enough points to retain their third-place ranking.
Held the week of Valentine’s Day, the East T-Bird Classic mixed relay has historically been a race given over to the artistic rather than the skillful, with garish costumes bringing style points to teams.
With 16 of the state’s top teams gathered for Dimond Lady Lynx Tournaments, Chugiak girls head coach Ryan Hales’ first goal was for the team to compete in the Gold Bracket, rather than the Maroon, in the top-flight of the tourney.
There was a packed house of fans on hand at the Harry J. McDonald Memorial Center for the regular season final between Chugiak and Eagle River High hockey teams Saturday. They did not go home unentertained.
The host Chugiak High boys basketball team got the better of cross-town opponent Eagle River High, winning 47-42, Jan. 27. The Mustangs galloped out to a fast start, hitting six of the team’s first eight shots, to take a lead they never relinquished.
The Chugiak-Eagle River girls hockey team went 1-2 among their three pool games during last week’s season-ending tournament in Anchorage. The local team, combined with girls from the two local high schools, opened the six-team tourney with a 3-1 win over South-Bartlett in the late game Thursday.
Much of the crowd was still buzzing over the 145-pound Regional championship match between Eagle River’s Marcus Amico and top-seeded Rami Pellumbi, of South Anchorage, even more than an hour after Saturday’s evening’s last title match at Chugiak High.
With the regular season closing with victories awarded due to the slimmest of margins, the Chugiak Mustang varsity wrestling team will host and compete in the Region IV Tournament, Friday and Saturday.