Just five games into the 2011-12 basketball season, Eagle River’s boys already have more victories than last year.
Eagle River’s girls second-place bowling team split 15-15 with third-place Bartlett in Anchorage High School Bowling League play on Jan. 5 at Center Bowl. Carly Meacham rolled the high individual game for the Wolves with a 171.
Even the start of a new sports season can’t erase the way Chugiak High’s 2011 football campaign ended.
Missing state last year coupled with the new rule that guarantees only two Cook Inlet Conference berths in the postseason this year...
First-year head coach Fred Young doesn’t care that Eagle River High only won two games last year. He doesn’t care that 10 of his 12 players are new to the team.
Missing the state tournament last year has Chugiak High’s girls basketball team more motivated for this season. But it won’t be easy getting there this year.
Eagle River High girls basketball again is suffering from low numbers. The 2011-12 team has just six full-time varsity players and two JV swingers.
From the championships to the controversies, local athletes made plenty of headlines in 2011. Here’s how it all went down:
Chugiak head coach Kevin Fullmer isn’t too concerned with his team’s play in 2011. It’s 2012 that counts.