Archive of: Sport's Features



CHS girls full of youth January Issue 1 2014

CHS girls full of youth

Chugiak’s girls might be young — but they’re soaking up basketball knowledge as quickly as head coach Ryan Hales feeds it to them. “We learn things quick,” Hales said. Half of the team are juniors and the rest are underclassmen. Returning players include Anna Ingraham and Brandy Bookout — who logged significant varsity minutes last season — and Hannah Russell.

October Issue 5 2013

CIC swimming/diving meet starts today

If swimmers and divers want to punch their ticket to Juneau, they’ll have to perform well in the Cook Inlet Conference meet. “It all depends on how everybody performs when it comes to regions,” Chugiak head coach Anne Williams said.

Chugiak netters third at Dimond-Service tourney October Issue 5 2013

Chugiak netters third at Dimond-Service tourney

Chugiak finished third at the Dimond-Service volleyball tournament Friday and Saturday, Oct. 25-26. The Mustangs cruised in pool play, going 7-1 on Friday, to earn a spot in the gold bracket.

Smith wins CIC gymnastics title October Issue 5 2013

Smith wins CIC gymnastics title

The Cook Inlet Conference gymnastic meet wasn’t the biggest competition of Kenzie Smith’s career. But, the Eagle River High junior said it presented a new form of pressure — representing her school. She did the Wolves proud.

Six local grapplers place at West tourney December Issue 4 2013

Six local grapplers place at West tourney

Eagle River and Chugiak wrestlers took to the mat at the West High Christmas Classic on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 20-21. Fifteen teams competed in the tournament. The Mustangs placed 11th with 89 points, and Eagle River followed right on their heels for a 12th place finish with 74 points. Wasilla won the team title with 255 points.

A look at the past year in sports December Issue 4 2013

A look at the past year in sports

We had state champions — individuals and teams — a heap of conference titles and longtime coaches hand up their whistles. Here’s a look at local sports over the past year.

December Issue 3 2013

The right strike

According to Chugiak head coach Teri Schneider, bowling is all about teamwork. And her boys and girls teams support and encourage one another. “I have a great bunch of kids,” she said during Anchorage Scholastic Bowling League play at Eagle River Bowl on Dec. 12.

December Issue 3 2013

Local football teams under new leadership

Chugiak and Eagle River High’s football programs will take the field next season with new head coaches at the helm. Matt Turner is taking over the Wolves’ program while Roger Spacking will be leading the Mustangs.

Local hockey rivalry knits two teams together December Issue 3 2013

Local hockey rivalry knits two teams together

The anticipation was almost palpable. With little over a minute on the clock, Chugiak’s Kris Tomazevic was penalized for boarding, and Eagle River traded in their goalie for an extra man on offense. Everyone in the McDonald Center leaned forward.