Archive of: Sport's Features

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Manly cheers, and a lot of spirit April Issue 3 2014

Manly cheers, and a lot of spirit

Karson Forbush didn’t grow up thinking he wanted to be a cheerleader. Instead, he followed a more traditional path. He wrestled. He played football. He was just an ordinary high school guy. Until he wasn’t. What changed wasn’t so much his attitude as his window of opportunity.

April Issue 3 2014

Eagle River soccer teams make most of trip to Capitol City

The Eagle River boys and girls soccer teams enjoyed great weather and good success on their games in Juneau, playing the Crimson Bears and Thunder Mountain Falcons, Friday and Saturday.

April Issue 3 2014

Knik Little League seeks players to round out rosters

With nearly 350 athletes currently onboard, Knik Little League president Dan Kendall is hoping for a significant increase in the three weeks prior to anticipated on-field play and the cry of “play ball.”

Coyotes howl with seven-point margin April Issue 3 2014

Coyotes howl with seven-point margin

The season opener track meet between Mirror Lake and Gruening Middle Schools was closer than expected, with only seven points separating the two teams, in action at The Dome April 10.

BIG C RELAYS April Issue 2 2014

BIG C RELAYS

Billed as the largest indoor or outdoor track meet of the season, the two-day Big C Relays provided every opportunity for big time performance. The meet was held at The Dome April 4-5.

Kickin’ around April Issue 2 2014

Kickin’ around

One would think the Chugiak girls’ soccer has been itching to take their talents outdoors, at least according to Saturday’s onslaught of host Colony. The Mustangs unloaded with 39 shots in non-league action, scoring a dozen evenly divided by consistent first and second half play, noted head coach Paul Brehmer. Chugiak pressured the Colony keeper early and often scoring two goals in the first five minutes. The scoring barely fell off, despite the Mustang coach utilizing his full bench.

April Issue 1 2014

Big fish, big money

Hats off to Eagle River resident Eric Kjelland, who nabbed a 25.90 king salmon to place second in the 2014 Homer Winter King Tournament on March 22. Best of all, he grabbed $12,684 in prize money.

More than a “Mini” effort April Issue 1 2014

More than a “Mini” effort

While the two-day Mini-Meet B was divided for convenience into field events Friday and running Saturday, if the two parts had been blended into one, the Lady Chugiak Mustangs would have been the top squad among nine schools taking part last weekend at The Dome.

April Issue 1 2014

Friendly rivalry

Sporting some of the largest rosters of the year, and the only school sport in the spring season, Gruening and Mirror Lake Middle Schools are funneling an incredible number of students into track and field.

March Issue 4 2014

Local ball teams await diamond among the snow

With the better part of a foot of snow as a spring break offering, the softball and baseball programs for both local high schools are honing their skills in school gymnasiums, The Dome and the newly expanded McDonald Center.