With the Winter Olympics in Sochi recently past, and the Iditarod and the Paralympic Games ongoing, be sure to add the 2014 Special Olympics Alaska Winter Games to the mix. Founded in 1968 by Eunice Kennedy Shiver, the Special Olympics offer an opportunity for those with intellectual challenges to take part in sports.
Oh. My. What a nail-biting, foot-stomping, jumping-up-in-the-air-and-screaming time was had at the Cook Inlet Conference Regional Basketball Games at West High School last week.
In the world of high school sports, it is as much personality as it is athleticism that dictates which seniors will be scooped up by universities vying for fresh talent. It is no surprise the upbeat, buoyant personality of soccer talent Tristyn Hall has been approached by several universities in the past year.
Anchorage may soon have one less golf course. A study began more than a year ago by Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson and 673d Air Base Wing commander determined that base’s golf programs may have excess capacity.
Good news. The folks over at the Chugiak-Eagle River Senior Center will soon be able to resume their exercise regimes when the new treadmill arrives. According to Monika Dahlberg, the center’s business development and operations director, the old treadmill was officially taken out of service last week.
Hometown rivals Chugiak Mustangs faced off against Eagle River Wolves at the Eagle River High School gym Feb. 20. A large crowd turned out to cheer both teams. First up, the Mustang girls out-shot the Wolves 56-36.