The Chugiak High girls varsity basketball team posted the first win of 2015, beating Bartlett, 74-35, Jan. 6 on the Mustangs’ home court. The Lady ‘Stangs provided balanced scoring with all but one of the 10-person roster figuring into the scoring.
Two goals in two minutes proved by the difference between a victory and a draw, as the combined Chugiak-Eagle River girls varsity hockey team had one slip through their grasp, 4-2, against Service-East last week.
Chugiak High played the host, although not on the Beach Lake Trail System, for the first high school cross country meet of the calendar year Saturday. With the Anchorage Bowl in contention for the least amount of recorded snowfall, the little snowfall at the popular West Anchorage location was reworked yet again to pose a useable course, preventing a possible cancellation.
Hockey teams from Eagle River High and Chugiak High enjoyed wide-margins of victory Saturday, with the Wolves defeating Homer 5-1 at the McDonald Center and the Mustangs beating Soldotna 4-0 in Soldotna.
Seventeen-year-old Chugiak High senior Rachel Gregg signed a NAIA National Letter of Intent with Lewis-Clark State College last Thursday. The six-foot outside hitter selected to play for the Warriors in Lewiston, Idaho, largely due to an engaging coach who saw Gregg play at the All-American camp in Alaska last July.
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.
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.