The Chugiak Mustangs varsity wrestling team recorded a sweep of their two matches Friday during the two-day John Tobin Invitational in Fairbanks last weekend. Several Mustangs posted dual wins in the team’s 52-24 win over West Valley and 50-21 nod over Anchorage’s Bartlett Bears, including Leif Thurmond (132 pounds), Jared Reed (138), Dustin Holta (145), Max Ditzler (152), Brandon Lowe (160), Colt Jury (170), Joseph Waller (182), and Jesse Nelson (195).
With the two-plus hour practices daily, a mid-December scrimmage with Grace Christian, and intensive practices held during the first week of their holiday break, coach Ryan Hales said the other ingredient needed for the Lady Mustangs to prepare for their upcoming season was provided in the team’s inclusion in the Gator Winter Classic, held Dec. 26-31, in Green Valley, Nevada.
No rest for the weary – nor for the ambitious. At least not during Christmas Break. Members of the Eagle River boys varsity basketball team are trying to make ground on the rest of the league by practicing at every opportunity during the two-week holiday break.
After nearly nine months, happy hockey times are here again. The reopening of the Harry J. McDonald Center was made official with a ribbon-cutting and everything including free skate rental and ice, along with cookies, hotdogs and door prizes.
After nearly nine months, happy hockey times are here again — or soon will be at the McDonald Center. Due to a nagging leak in the coolant lines embedded in the concrete floor, the whole floor and subfloor had to be taken out, said rink manager Reid McDonald.
With so much local talent and the host of accomplishments this calendar year, it is impossible to rank the achievements made. So, in a somewhat random array of the following, feel free to assemble according to your own preference this holiday season.
With practices beginning Oct. 20, coaches from both local high school boys hockey teams were given an idea of what they would have to work with for the 2014-15 season.
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.
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.