The Eagle River Wolves cross-country running team pulled off its first large scale meet, hosting West, Bartlett and Chugiak on the trails adjacent the schools last Saturday.
With yardage tallies rivaling the San Diego Chargers during the Dan Fouts era, the Chugiak Mustangs secured one of their best victories of the season, besting the East T-Birds, 47-34, in Saturday’s Homecoming game.
In little more than a blink of the eye, Eagle River High School turns 10 years old this year, with Saturday’s Homecoming events covering three sports teams, followed up by a school-wide dance.
With two remaining weeks, Eagle River tennis coach Stanley Thornton said the Wolves are now sporting a complete roster. “We have 15 now,” said the coach Sunday, with two regular season matches remaining.
The Chugiak varsity volleyball team rallied from two games, winning the final three, to stage an exciting 3-2 victory over visiting Service Sept. 10.
On a night better suited for fishing for silvers or hunting ducks from under a blind, the Chugiak Mustangs proved the capable predator, stalking the Dimond Lynx methodically, en route to a 41-7 victory Friday at Tom Huffer Sr. Stadium.
Jami Stone stands at the edge of the Bartlett High School diving board, her back turned away from the water, her arms raised out to the sides. She stands motionless, her entire body still.
The Alaska Mountain Runners recently held their end-of-the-season banquet, and six local runners received age group awards. Two also earned the much coveted “The Gamut” status.
Chugiak High freshman Brynn Kruchoski led the girls field in Friday afternoon’s dual 3K cross-country running meet held at the Beach Lake Ski Trails. Kruchoski’s time of 12 minutes, 31 seconds beat runner-up Sara Hartke, a Chugiak junior, by 5 seconds. Third place went to Chugiak’s Hannah Booher, also a junior.