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July Issue 3 2014

Lauren Frost, Collin Metzel named to USA Today’s All-USA Alaska Baseball Teams

Lauren Frost recently received word of the name of her to USA Today’s All-Alaska baseball roster for the 2013-14 High School season. A first-team, All Cook Inlet Conference selection as well, Frost was rocked solid both in the field and at the plate, helping the Wolves to the state tournament. All with teammate R.J. Dirscherl at shortstop, the Wolves also have one of the best interior infields in summertime American Legion play as well.

KNIK intermediate boys win District I, head off to Arizona July Issue 3 2014

KNIK intermediate boys win District I, head off to Arizona

The Knik 10-11 boys defeated Dimond-West, 11-1, Monday night at Jade Park to also win a District I title, reported league president Dan Kendall. In one of the most successful post-seasons in recent years, the KNIK Little League all-star teams exceeded expectations, led by the intermediate boys District I title Sunday.

July Issue 3 2014

Last week of season leaves local American Legion squad “dogged”

Always a big deal, at the BP Invitational Tournament, the Chugiak and Eagle River American Legion team coaches were left to look at the bigger picture in considering their pitching rotations during last weekend’s tournament.

Muscles burn, stomachs turn, sweat rolls off bodies July Issue 2 2014

Muscles burn, stomachs turn, sweat rolls off bodies

With one of the warmest races in recent years, athletes looking to conquer Seward’s Mount Marathon were treated to another level of torture – suffocating heat – during the 87th annual race held July 4.

Mundell, Peyton, part of national-title Ladies Rugby program at Norwich July Issue 2 2014

Mundell, Peyton, part of national-title Ladies Rugby program at Norwich

Although rugby was not a part of their high school sports resume, 2011 Chugiak graduate Sophie Mundell and 2013 Eagle River High grad Sarah Peyton are taking to women’s Sevens Rugby with a passion and were members of the Norwich Cadets national title 15s and 7s team this past year.

Local All-Stars “play ball” July Issue 2 2014

Local All-Stars “play ball”

The Knik major girls All-Star softball team recorded an dramatic 9-2 victory of Dimond-West on July 3, upending the previously unbeaten team, in action held at East Anchorage’s Nunaka Valley Fields.

July Issue 2 2014

ER Legion Baseball team rolls up two more victories

The Eagle River Wolves American Legion baseball team sandwiched the Fourth of July with a pair of lopsided victories, both at the expense of West Anchorage Post 1, winning 15-2, Thursday, and 18-6, Saturday.

Eagle River hooper to take game to next level July Issue 1 2014

Eagle River hooper to take game to next level

Two-year Eagle River High basketball letter-winner Thomas Jones will be attending Everett Community College and playing ball for the Trojans. Playing ball since age three, and developing a love for the sport throughout the school years, Thomas played basketball in the Chugiak Youth Sports Association, on YMCA Comp teams and for the Eagle River Wolves C, JV and varsity teams.

Tigers defeat A’s in Bigs and Knik Majors Little League tournament Monday July Issue 1 2014

Tigers defeat A’s in Bigs and Knik Majors Little League tournament Monday

Karma struck a unique chord Monday night as the Tigers defeated the A’s in games played thousands of miles away. The Detroit Tigers, hosting the red-hot Oakland Athletics, got a grand slam homerun from Rajai Davis in the bottom of the ninth to post the spectacular 5-4 win.

Knik Little League All-Star rosters announced June Issue 4 2014

Knik Little League All-Star rosters announced

The Knik Little League held tryouts for the end-of-season All-Star teams on June 16-17.