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Chugiak notches win, Eagle River takes tough loss in Legion action July Issue 1 2015

Chugiak notches win, Eagle River takes tough loss in Legion action

The Eagle River American Legion baseball team flirted with victory, carrying a 5-2 lead into later innings before suffering a heart-wrenching defeat, 9-5, to Ketchikan, Saturday at Bartlett High School. Meanwhile Chugiak defeated Kenai, 10-5, midweek to advance their unscathed record to a league-leading 7-0.

Mustangs, Wolves attend all-Alaska football camp July Issue 1 2015

Mustangs, Wolves attend all-Alaska football camp

Billed as a team camp, the All-Alaska Football Camp is a big draw for individuals as well, noted Chugiak varsity football coach Roger Spackman.

The man and Mount Denali July Issue 1 2015

The man and Mount Denali

Some things you just have to do. “Every since I was an early teenager, I had always wanted to climb Denali,” said 24-year-old Jacob Brownlee, of Eagle River. And so, an hour-and-a-half interview, at the storefront table at Jitters began last week.

Pirates unbeaten so far in tourney June Issue 4 2015

Pirates unbeaten so far in tourney

The Mariners and Pirates met on the field of battle, as if replaying some forgotten sea tale, as the two Knik Little League Major teams squared off in semifinal action Monday, June 22, at Lions Park.

Bob Shotts takes fourth in age group for Mayors Marathon June Issue 4 2015

Bob Shotts takes fourth in age group for Mayors Marathon

More than 3,000 athletes took part in the 42nd annual Mayors Marathon event held Saturday on Anchorage streets, bike trails and tank trails. Twenty-four countries along with all 50 states were represented according to race announcers gathered on the Park Strip, the finish line for all four races – Youth Cup, 4-miler, half-marathon and marathon. The marathon began at Bartlett High School.

Youth umpires lifeblood of league June Issue 4 2015

Youth umpires lifeblood of league

Humans are taxonomically classified as vertebrates – those with backbones. Sometimes that spine is developed by dealing with stressful situations, such as those commonly experienced by umpires for Knik Little League.

Chugiak team top in league standings June Issue 4 2015

Chugiak team top in league standings

Perched atop the leader board for American Legion baseball is Chugiak Post 33, unbeaten at 6-0 early in the season. Three other teams – Dimond, Kodiak and Juneau – are also undefeated, all at 4-0.

Leaving a legacy June Issue 3 2015

Leaving a legacy

Although the site was familiar, the name of the ball field was changed prior to the Chinook’s first Alaska Baseball League home opener June 13 against the Mat-Su Miners at the Loretta French Sports Complex.

Chugiak defeats Eagle River in baseball June Issue 3 2015

Chugiak defeats Eagle River in baseball

The visiting Chugiak Mustangs Post 33 baseball team scored early and often en route to registering a 12-1 win over the Eagle River Post squad in action played at Loretta French Park on June 12.

Knik Pirates win Colony Days tournament June Issue 3 2015

Knik Pirates win Colony Days tournament

Perhaps the hottest thing second to the weather in Southcentral Alaska this past weekend was the play of the Knik Little League Majors Pirates ball team during the Colony Days tournament held Thursday through Saturday in the Mat-Su Valley.

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