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‘Play ball!’ May Issue 1 2015

‘Play ball!’

More than 1,000 people attended opening ceremonies on May 2 for the Knik Little League season at Lion’s Park. First-year League president Caela Nielsen and league board members greeted nearly 400 players and their family members, following announcements of teams and managers. The introductions culminated in a round of “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” and the long-anticipated cry of “play ball.”

Chugiak upends Eagle River in season’s first  varsity baseball matchup May Issue 1 2015

Chugiak upends Eagle River in season’s first varsity baseball matchup

The varsity baseball teams for Chugiak and Eagle River High Schools battled through three scoreless innings before the Mustangs broke the contest open with four runs in the fourth frame en route to an 8-2 win May 2 at Mulcahy Stadium.

Eagle River athletes provide banner day for school, district May Issue 1 2015

Eagle River athletes provide banner day for school, district

For the first time in a very long time, a school in the Anchorage School District had three athletes sign with Division I athletic programs – that school was Eagle River High. Last Thursday during a lunchtime celebration in the school’s library a large contingent was on hand for the signing by a trio of seniors, namely, Cathryn Papasodora, Lauren Frost and Tara Fisher in riflery, softball and soccer, respectively.

Gruening, Mirror Lake compete in City Championships May Issue 1 2015

Gruening, Mirror Lake compete in City Championships

With the first of three days of the Anchorage School District’s Middle School track and field City Championships in the books, things are looking up for both Mirror Lake and Gruening Middle Schools following last Friday’s preliminary races held at Begich Middle School.

Local baseball teams score one-run wins over Dimond, Wasilla April Issue 5 2015

Local baseball teams score one-run wins over Dimond, Wasilla

The Chugiak Mustangs moved to 2-0 on the yet-early season, besting Dimond 8-7, while the Eagle River Wolves upended the Wasilla Warriors, 7-6. Eagle River won April 24, with Chugiak playing April 25. Cody Curfman pitched five innings in relief, including the extra eighth inning, to pitch up the victory, following the start from Jimmy Lanier.

Eagle River girls Wolves, middle school Coyotes and Colts collect wins April Issue 5 2015

Eagle River girls Wolves, middle school Coyotes and Colts collect wins

In what could be a prelude to upcoming Region IV championships, the Lady Wolves reigned supreme over top-flight foe Dimond in a four-team meet held at Eagle River High on April 23. The Wolves compiled 79 points, eight better than the Dimond Lynx. Chugiak was a distant third at 50, and West Anchorage fourth with 45 points.

Mustang softball player Arnold signs NCAA Letter of Intent April Issue 4 2015

Mustang softball player Arnold signs NCAA Letter of Intent

Chugiak senior Alise Arnold signed a national letter of intent to play softball at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University this fall. Arnold was surrounded by family and friends during the ceremony held in the Chugiak Library after school April 15. Members of her high school and club softball team were also present.

Chugiak, Eagle River square off in first of two soccer matches April Issue 4 2015

Chugiak, Eagle River square off in first of two soccer matches

Victories have been hard to come by for Chugiak and Eagle River High boys and girls varsity soccer teams this season, so it was not unexpected that Monday’s girls varsity action at Chugiak should end up as tie. “We should have won it – again,” said Eagle River coach Laura Gardner, referring to the Wolves game against East Saturday, also ending in a tie.

Sharp shooters April Issue 4 2015

Sharp shooters

Two teams from the Borealis Bullseye rifle team recently competed in the Civilian Military Program (CMP) three-position Regional Championships held April 9-11 in Sandy, Utah, with four of the ten members hailing from Chugiak and Eagle River High Schools.

Mirror Lake sweeps Gruening in season opener April Issue 3 2015

Mirror Lake sweeps Gruening in season opener

The middle school track and field season started off with a bang as two of the better teams in the district, Mirror Lake and Gruening Middle Schools, met up at The Dome last Thursday. The Mirror Lake Coyotes won all four divisions, but not always by much, with only a four-point margin separating the younger-aged boys.

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