Fans were treated to both hope and heartbreak as the Chugiak Chinooks rallied to tie the score, 6-6, in the eighth inning, before yielding five runs in the ninth, to lose 11-6 Wednesday night at Loretta French Field.
Congratulations on all of the Chugiak and Eagle River area runners who toughed out wet and windy conditions to compete in the Mayor’s Marathon Race day events on June 21. The marathon is a beast, especially after mile 20 (yeah, you know what I’m talking about). Anyone who conquers it, regardless of time, is a winner in our book.
With a second-round loss to East, leading to a third game of day one, it was going to be a tall order for any team to win the ASAA/First National Bank Alaska State Softball Championships held June 6-7.
Trailing to Fairbanks by the famed Parks Highway, the Eagle River American Legion baseball team rolled up a 3-1 record in games played against Fairbanks Posts 11 and 30, held June 13-15.
The Eagle River High School baseball team wrapped up its most successful season in the program’s history this weekend at the Alaska state baseball championship tournament in Sitka.
The Chugiak Mustang softball team faced elimination but overcame, whittling away a 2-0 first-inning deficit, with three runs in the second inning, and three more in the third, en route to upending Bartlett’s hopes with a 8-3 win in the first game of a double-header Thursday at Albrecht Field.
The kings are running on the Kenai and the Chinooks are arriving in Chugiak-Eagle River. The latter, of course, are the two-legged variety whose habitat in the diamond at Loretta French Park in Chugiak. College players from around the country are arriving this week and will quickly get down to business. Opening day for the Alaska Baseball League team is Sunday when the Chinooks open a four-game series of non-league games with the Mat-Su Miners.
They came from Anchorage and Wasilla, Fairbanks and Valdez, Nome and Bethel and even Minnesota and South Dakota. Close to 400 men and women swam, biked and ran in this year’s Eagle River Triathlon on June 1, a day that saw snow in the upper altitudes.
The Eagle River baseball team won two of three games in the top tier round-robin tournaments, including a 4-1 victory over Dimond Friday, and 10-7 win over South last Saturday, to force a one-game play with West, which was held May 27.
The Eagle River Christian Eagles High School track teams garnered first and second place finishes among their boys and girls squads respectively, during the Alaska Christian Schools Athletic Association State Meet held at Wasilla High May 3.