There was a certain international flavor in the air hanging over Mt. Marathon and Seward’s Fourth Avenue during the centennial edition of Mount Marathon on the Fourth of July.
The Chugiak Mustang American Legion team kept their undefeated record intact, barely, defeating Dimond, 4-1, at Oberg Field. Late-game heroics provided the victory as the host Mustangs came away with two runs in the bottom of the sixth to steal away the win. Chugiak (11-0) was actually outhit by the Lynx, 4-3, in the game.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.