The Chugiak High boys and Eagle River High girls varsity track teams placed third during the Region IV Track and Field Championships on May 22 and 23, held at Dimond High. Mustangs junior Ty Jordan placed first in the 800m and 1,600m, second in the 400m, and was part of the Mustangs’ 1,600m relay team. For his accomplishments, he was selected the Male Athlete of the Meet; Dimond’s Chrisalyn Johnson was named Female Athlete of the Meet.
The varsity soccer season ended for Chugiak and Eagle River high schools, with all four teams limited to regular season play this year. Eagle River girls varsity coach Laura Gardner said the season ended with the Wolves facing steep competition in East, Service and South in the final week, giving up 11 goals total.
Chugiak and Eagle River High School varsity baseball teams finished out the regular-season tier tournaments with identical 2-1 records for the season’s last week. But due to early season accomplishments, only Chugiak High will advance to state.
The Chugiak Mustangs are coming into the end of conference tournament on a roll winning three in row, with victories over South, Dimond and West, reported coach Jim Huber. “We had wanted to finish out our schedule strong, to catapult us into the Cook Inlet Conference (CIC) tournament,” he said.
The district-wide Frosh-Soph track meet saw clear skies and warm temperatures on Friday, May 15 and Saturday, May 16 at South Anchorage High. The signature event for freshmen and sophomores foretells future performance for local teams. Based on this year’s results, coaches at Chugiak and Eagle River High Schools should be wearing broad smiles.
The Chugiak Mustang varsity baseball team closed out the round-robin portion of its season strong, winning three games in the last week to advance to the top tier of conference play in hopes of a berth to the upcoming state tournament.
With conference victories tough to come by for either of the high school boys varsity soccer teams this season, Chugiak and Eagle River high teams each took the opportunity to relish a win last week, with the Wolves upending the Mustangs 2-0 on May 12, and host Chugiak defeating West 2-1 on May 16.
Chugiak and Eagle River high school girls soccer teams finished in a tie on Tuesday, May 12. Both teams experienced losses last week as well. The Wolves suffered two shortfalls after the game against the Mustangs, yielding 1-0 to West and 3-0 to Dimond. Meanwhile the ‘Stangs lost 2-0 to West during Senior Night on May 16.
Things are beginning to come together for members of the Chugiak Mustangs softball program.
The road to the middle school City Championship is paved with sustained effort, with Mirror Lake Middle School reaping the rewards of a season-long string of work: a City Championship first-place title.