The Eagle River Wolves varsity wrestling team put together their best collective showing yet this season, with members among the highest ranks of the West Anchorage Christmas Classic Friday and Saturday.
Gauging improvement by the smallest of increments, first-year Eagle River High girls varsity coach Stewart Allen had a bit to smile about following the Wolves’ 55-39 loss to Service Saturday in the T-Bird Classic tournament.
Senior RJ Discherl led all scorers with 21 points, helping the Eagle River varsity basketball team to a 58-49 victory over the Palmer Moose in the Wolves Den on Dec. 16. A large crowd was on hand to watch the 2014-15 edition of the Wolves, who put together a pair of strong middle quarters for the near double-digit win.
Both individual and team depth were displayed this week with victories on different planes by local high school bowling teams during last Thursday’s match at Jewel Lake Bowl. The Eagle River boys and girls bowling squads delivered decisions of 33-3 and a 27-8 over West Anchorage in the season’s fourth week, allowing both to climb the league’s ladder.
Local individual Chugiak senior Emily Vannortwich garnered accolades after placing second, firing a 286, during the two-day Cook Inlet Conference riflery championship held at West Anchorage High Dec. 5-6.
Bringing together a community for a well-played, hard-fought and tightly-contested game between the Eagle River Wolves and Chugiak Mustangs hockey team was in the cards for the hundreds gathered as a capacity crowd Saturday evening at the Ben Boeke Ice Arena in Anchorage.
Even snow-making equipment could not provide the ground cover necessary to hold the scheduled two-day cross-country meet last weekend, leaving ski enthusiasts to get creative in filling the void.
There is little rest for the weary in the waning days before the two-week Christmas Break next week, as displayed by members of the Eagle River and Chugiak High wrestling teams. Action could be had nearly every day with the heat of competition nearly matched by that transpiring in the practice room at both schools.
Don’t look for a lot of upperclassmen among the four teams representing the Chugiak and Eagle River High boys and girls basketball teams this winter. You won’t find them. Among the Mustang boys varsity 12-person roster, six are freshmen, reported first-year head coach Jocquis Sconiers.
Eagle River’s 113-pounder William Salter posted a team-best third place showing at the annual North/South Tournament, hosted by Wasilla High last weekend. Salter scored a third-period pin over West Anchorage’s Rafael Rivera en route to climbing into the championship bracket, where he pinned Bartlett’s Oscar Garcia to nab third-place, contributing 15 points towards the Wolves’ tournament talley of 27.