It was a cloudy Saturday afternoon and the Chugiak High School flag football team was furiously running across the field, fighting to score against the more dominant South team.
With some of the best registration numbers of any of the fall sports, coaches at Eagle River and Chugiak High schools had some tough decisions in naming their varsity and junior varsity volleyball team rosters last week.
From beginning to end, top to bottom, Knik All-Star manager Roger Nevells said the recent trip to San Bernardino for the Little League World Series NW Regionals was wonderful.
The Chugiak Mustangs played the role of the dominant guest while the Eagle River Wolves were relegated to the role of accommodating host, albeit not on their home field, in the season-opener for both varsity squads.
The Chugiak Soccer Club (CSC) ’03 Girls Flurry demonstrated incredible stamina and teamwork by winning the U12 division of the Seattle Cup Tournament, July 11-13.
With more than 75 members on the football roster following practices started last week, the gridiron team may rule the day in regards to fall participants. But third-year volleyball coach Bobbi Mason thinks the girls program may give the beefy guys a run for their money.
After a whirlwind of coaches last season, the Eagle River Wolves varsity football team will have some stability at the head coach slot in Matt Turner. A 1998 Chugiak High graduate, Turner has been a longtime teacher at Eagle River, having recently completed eight seasons as the girls flag football coach.
After six years as mild-mannered math teacher at Chugiak High, returning teacher Megan Williams is embarking on a new role – that of sponsor/coach for the Mustangs football cheer squad.