With the return of longtime hockey coach Scott Hulse back at the helm, expectations are high for the joint Chugiak-Eagle River High School girls hockey team.
The Eagle River Varsity Comp Cheerleader was the final team to perform during the two-day Spirit Coaches Association Dance and Drill Fall Championships held at Chugiak High Friday and Saturday.
Chugiak High senior goalie Jack Straub helped to keep the Mustangs in contention prior to a 4-3 overtime loss to South Anchorage last Thursday. Straub faced 36 shots, while Chugiak amassed only 17, in the extended session ending the calendar year for both clubs.
Senior RJ Discherl led all scorers with 21 points, helping the Eagle River varsity basketball team to a 58-49 victory over the Palmer Moose in the Wolves Den on Dec. 16. A large crowd was on hand to watch the 2014-15 edition of the Wolves, who put together a pair of strong middle quarters for the near double-digit win.
Gauging improvement by the smallest of increments, first-year Eagle River High girls varsity coach Stewart Allen had a bit to smile about following the Wolves’ 55-39 loss to Service Saturday in the T-Bird Classic tournament.
The Eagle River Wolves varsity wrestling team put together their best collective showing yet this season, with members among the highest ranks of the West Anchorage Christmas Classic Friday and Saturday.
The Chugiak-Eagle River girls hockey team confirmed their continued improvement of late, tying league-leading Dimond-West in play at Ben Boeke Ice Arena Dec. 15. Head coach Scott Hulse was pleased with the team. After giving up a goal in the first half minute of the contest, the local girls played tough, holding the leaders scoreless through the duration of the contest.
Local individual Chugiak senior Emily Vannortwich garnered accolades after placing second, firing a 286, during the two-day Cook Inlet Conference riflery championship held at West Anchorage High Dec. 5-6.
Both individual and team depth were displayed this week with victories on different planes by local high school bowling teams during last Thursday’s match at Jewel Lake Bowl. The Eagle River boys and girls bowling squads delivered decisions of 33-3 and a 27-8 over West Anchorage in the season’s fourth week, allowing both to climb the league’s ladder.
Even snow-making equipment could not provide the ground cover necessary to hold the scheduled two-day cross-country meet last weekend, leaving ski enthusiasts to get creative in filling the void.