While team scores were not posted following the Cook Inlet Conference’s season opener, the Big 8 Swimming and Diving meet, held last Saturday, no doubt area-wide coaches were keeping close tabulations of this year’s up-and-coming talent.
It was a cloudy Saturday afternoon and the Chugiak High School flag football team was furiously running across the field, fighting to score against the more dominant South team.
The Chugiak Soccer Club (CSC) ’03 Girls Flurry demonstrated incredible stamina and teamwork by winning the U12 division of the Seattle Cup Tournament, July 11-13.
With some of the best registration numbers of any of the fall sports, coaches at Eagle River and Chugiak High schools had some tough decisions in naming their varsity and junior varsity volleyball team rosters last week.
The Chugiak Mustangs played the role of the dominant guest while the Eagle River Wolves were relegated to the role of accommodating host, albeit not on their home field, in the season-opener for both varsity squads.
From beginning to end, top to bottom, Knik All-Star manager Roger Nevells said the recent trip to San Bernardino for the Little League World Series NW Regionals was wonderful.
Eagle River cross-country coach Jacob Bera is in an enviable position. That’s because he has 47 athletes currently on the docket. “Last year we topped out with 61, so I’m still hoping for some more,” said the sixth-year coach Sunday evening.
For those living in Eagle Pointe, perhaps you can hear the heavy equipment moving upon the Eagle River High grounds – perhaps not. But the evidence of such work is becoming readily apparent with the laying in of the substructure and now, metal supports for the new home field bleachers on the West side, facing the high school.
After a whirlwind of coaches last season, the Eagle River Wolves varsity football team will have some stability at the head coach slot in Matt Turner. A 1998 Chugiak High graduate, Turner has been a longtime teacher at Eagle River, having recently completed eight seasons as the girls flag football coach.