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High schools release baseball, softball varsity rosters April Issue 1 2015

High schools release baseball, softball varsity rosters

With two weeks of practices behind them, baseball and softball programs at local high schools posted their varsity rosters for the upcoming spring season. Donning the blue and silver for the Wolves softball team are Madison Barsalou, Allison Cameron, Bethany Gonzalez, Erina Heineman, Emma Kazanski, Madison Malott, Abby Mampreian, Katlyn Scott, Rylee Spiller, and Ashton Stubblefield.

Local Iditarod mushers Lanier and Walters scratch in 2015 race March Issue 4 2015

Local Iditarod mushers Lanier and Walters scratch in 2015 race

Facing unspeakable cold weather at minus-40 and minus-50 degrees, this year’s Iditarod was not one for the faint of heart. Known for the rigors of distance, this year’s edition also greeted dogs and drivers to sustained frigid conditions as the race was routed from Fairbanks to Nome due to a lack of snow in Southcentral Alaska this winter.

Mustang royalty return to Chugiak to remember and retire jerseys March Issue 4 2015

Mustang royalty return to Chugiak to remember and retire jerseys

The best athletes to don the Columbia Blue and Black of the Chugiak Mustangs will be on hand this Friday for recognition of past accomplishments and to retire their high school jerseys, announced Chugiak Activities principal Jim Bell last week.

Although unofficial, local track coaches pleased with youth, performances at Mini Meet March Issue 4 2015

Although unofficial, local track coaches pleased with youth, performances at Mini Meet

Local coaches are feeling a bit more complete, thanks to the showings make by incoming freshmen during the Mini (Me) Meet, held Friday and Saturday at the Anchorage Dome. And while the meet was unofficial, not requiring athletes to secure the requisite 10 practices usually mandated, Chugiak Coach Melissa Hall and Eagle River Coach Matt Turner were able to get baseline times for this season’s athletes.

Spring break brings bevy of additions to high school sports docket March Issue 3 2015

Spring break brings bevy of additions to high school sports docket

It’s the second-busiest time in the high school sports calendar, with Eagle River and Chugiak High activities offices feeling the crunch. Three sports began March 9, the first day of last week’s Spring Break, and athletes had to have all their materials and forms on file prior to the weeklong hiatus as track and field, along with boys and girls soccer, began. High school baseball and softball begins this week.

Lady Mustangs advance to state March Issue 2 2015

Lady Mustangs advance to state

Last week’s Region IV basketball tournament played as anticipated, with all four of the conference’s first- and second-ranked teams moving on to the upcoming state tournament, held March 19-21 at the Sullivan Arena.

March Issue 2 2015

Birchwood Christian hoop teams play tourney

The Birchwood Christian Warriors boys and girls varsity teams ended their 2014-2015 basketball season during the 1A conference tournament held at Lumen Christi last week. The boys team went 1-2, while the girls failed to notch a victory in their two-game stand.

March Issue 2 2015

SPORTS BRIEFS

Jimmy Lanier, son of Iditarod finishers Jim Lanier and Anna Bonarenko, placed second in last weekend’s 130-mile Jr. Iditarod. Like the senior race, the start was moved with the new trail running along Denali Highway, from three miles east of Cantwell to Alpine Creek Lodge and back.

Wisdom and youth on the Iditarod trail March Issue 2 2015

Wisdom and youth on the Iditarod trail

Seventy-eight dog teams, including locals Jim Lanier of Chugiak and Philip Walters of Eagle River endured a sloppy start to this year’s Iditarod during the Ceremonial Start on March 7. The 11-mile trek commenced from Anchorage’s Fourth Avenue, down Cordova Street, then on bike trails before ending on the dog trails near Campbell Airstrip.

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