Both local girls high school varsity volleyball teams are undergoing a maturation process, said areawide coaches, with last week’s play adding yet another opportunity for growth.
Statewide coaches were looking for possible snow of the course, and chilled air left snow on the higher elevations yet spared the cross-country running trails, alongside Bartlett High Saturday morning for the appointed State Championships.
The injury-depleted Chugiak Mustang varsity football team suffered a 10-2 loss to host West in the final regular season game last Friday on the Eagles’ new football field.
Local middle schools, Mirror Lake and Gruening, were well-represented, both numerically and among top placing finishes during the 2014 City cross-country running championships held Wednesday at Kincaid Park.
The Eagle River Wolves rifle squad fired a team tally of 1,130 points to blank Service, 7-0, last Thursday. Eagle River’s Catheryn Papasodora shot the individual high in the meet, of 287 (out of a possible 300), with the Wolves’ A team, also including Tristan Henderson, Clarissa Deleon and Jacob Nall, finishing only two points behind Dimond High’s opening week score of 1,132.
With hardware and a berth to the state tournament on the line, the Chugiak varsity football team provided a 50-13 victory over the Eagle River Wolves last Friday at Tom Huffer Sr. Stadium.
Congratulations and broad smiles were cast far and wide for local athletes competing in the Region Cross-Country Running Championships, held at Bartlett Saturday, as Eagle River and Chugiak teams fared well in the regular season finale.
After both local girls flag football teams were blanked over Homecoming Weekend, the pair will finally meet against each other, with a victory provided a sense of pride.
The Eagle River Wolves cross-country running team pulled off its first large scale meet, hosting West, Bartlett and Chugiak on the trails adjacent the schools last Saturday.
With yardage tallies rivaling the San Diego Chargers during the Dan Fouts era, the Chugiak Mustangs secured one of their best victories of the season, besting the East T-Birds, 47-34, in Saturday’s Homecoming game.