In the world of high school sports, it is as much personality as it is athleticism that dictates which seniors will be scooped up by universities vying for fresh talent. It is no surprise the upbeat, buoyant personality of soccer talent Tristyn Hall has been approached by several universities in the past year.
Hometown rivals Chugiak Mustangs faced off against Eagle River Wolves at the Eagle River High School gym Feb. 20. A large crowd turned out to cheer both teams. First up, the Mustang girls out-shot the Wolves 56-36.
It appeared to be over. With less than a minute and a half left in the Alaska School Activities Association First National Cup semi-final state championship game at the Menard Sports Complex in Wasilla, the Soldotna Stars led the Chugiak Mustangs 1-0.
Chugiak starts its quest for a Class 4A state hockey title today (Thursday, Feb. 13) against Soldotna at 2:30 p.m. at the Menard Sports Complex in Wasilla. The Mustangs are the third seed out of the Cook Inlet Conference and the Stars are the top team from the North Star Conference.
Eagle River High’s girls finished atop the Anchorage Scholastic Bowling League standings following the final week of play Feb. 6 at Center Bowl. The Wolves finished with 196 points, 11 ahead of second-place Bartlett. Chugiak’s girls (121) finished sixth.
Chugiak fell 56-50 in the third-place game of the Lady Lynx Prep Shootout on Saturday, Feb. 8 at Dimond. Brandy Bookout led the Mustangs with 14 points and reached double digits for the fourth straight game. Nicole Pinckney (13 points) and Ashlynn Burgess (11) also reached double figures for Chugiak.