With the return of longtime hockey coach Scott Hulse back at the helm, expectations are high for the joint Chugiak-Eagle River High School girls hockey team.
The Eagle River Varsity Comp Cheerleader was the final team to perform during the two-day Spirit Coaches Association Dance and Drill Fall Championships held at Chugiak High Friday and Saturday.
Among the 275 athletes participating in last weekend’s Fall Harvest swim meet, 65 competed under the banner of the Chugiak Aquatics Club, the host club for the meet, announced coach Anne Williams.
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.
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.
Chugiak High senior goalie Jack Straub helped to keep the Mustangs in contention prior to a 4-3 overtime loss to South Anchorage last Thursday. Straub faced 36 shots, while Chugiak amassed only 17, in the extended session ending the calendar year for both clubs.
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.
The Chugiak-Eagle River girls hockey team confirmed their continued improvement of late, tying league-leading Dimond-West in play at Ben Boeke Ice Arena Dec. 15. Head coach Scott Hulse was pleased with the team. After giving up a goal in the first half minute of the contest, the local girls played tough, holding the leaders scoreless through the duration of the contest.
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.
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.