Among the nearly 6,000 girls and women taking part in Saturday’s 23rd annual Run for Women, the Chugiak-Eagle River area was well-represented among top age-group finishers in the five-mile timed run.
The visiting Chugiak Mustangs Post 33 baseball team scored early and often en route to registering a 12-1 win over the Eagle River Post squad in action played at Loretta French Park on June 12.
Perhaps the hottest thing second to the weather in Southcentral Alaska this past weekend was the play of the Knik Little League Majors Pirates ball team during the Colony Days tournament held Thursday through Saturday in the Mat-Su Valley.
Although the site was familiar, the name of the ball field was changed prior to the Chinook’s first Alaska Baseball League home opener June 13 against the Mat-Su Miners at the Loretta French Sports Complex.
“Who’s got my back?” “We’ve got your back!” The spontaneous huddle in the Mulcahy Stadium outfield long after the presentation of the team trophies found Mustang assistant coach Mark Bohrer in the midst of the state champion Chugiak baseball team.
Add another mantra to the list of motivational sayings. “Success comes to those who prepare,” this one newly attributed to 2015 Eagle River Triathlon winner Daniel Folmar.
With the season extended to recognize the state’s best of the best in an all-star meet, it was select members of the Eagle River High girls track team who rose to the team in the Brian Young Meet in Kodiak.
With State High School tournaments in softball up in Fairbanks, the state baseball tournament in Anchorage, and all-star track meet in Kodiak, it might have been easy to overlook the meet that measured the true measure of a champion – the Special Olympics.
Short and sweet. Actually too short and bittersweet is probably closer to the truth for the Chugiak Mustang team which went two and out during State AAAA softball tournament in Fairbanks last weekend.
The Chugiak Mustangs American Legion Post 33 baseball team picked up its summer schedule where the high school season ended, starting off with a substantial win, 23-0, over Service on May 30 at Mulcahy Stadium.