Two-year Eagle River High basketball letter-winner Thomas Jones will be attending Everett Community College and playing ball for the Trojans. Playing ball since age three, and developing a love for the sport throughout the school years, Thomas played basketball in the Chugiak Youth Sports Association, on YMCA Comp teams and for the Eagle River Wolves C, JV and varsity teams.
Karma struck a unique chord Monday night as the Tigers defeated the A’s in games played thousands of miles away. The Detroit Tigers, hosting the red-hot Oakland Athletics, got a grand slam homerun from Rajai Davis in the bottom of the ninth to post the spectacular 5-4 win.
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.
The Knik Little League held tryouts for the end-of-season All-Star teams on June 16-17.
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.
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 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.