Members of Chugiak and Eagle River track and field teams had opportunities to display their early season exploits during the second of two Mini-Meets held at The Dome last Friday and Saturday. Chugiak’s Ty Jordan and Emma Johnson recorded impressive victories, as did Emma Tvelia and Jordyn Bruce for Eagle River.
After advancing out of pool play with a 2-1 record, the Mat-Su Eagles U14 boys hockey team, coached by Eagle River’s Pete McEnaney, was eliminated from further National Championship tournament action following their 5-1 loss Sunday.
Mustang and Wolves boys and girls soccer teams took it on the chin last week with Chugiak losing to Dimond, and Eagle River to West Anchorage. Chugiak girls coach Paul Brehmer said his team was outplayed, “but didn’t give up” against the powerful Lynx lineup.
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON — It’s 4 a.m. Much of the working world is still asleep, but not her. She’s getting ready to go to the gym. There’s something she wants more than sleep — she wants to be a boxing champion and is willing to outwork everyone else to become one.
With two weeks of practices behind them, baseball and softball programs at local high schools posted their varsity rosters for the upcoming spring season. Donning the blue and silver for the Wolves softball team are Madison Barsalou, Allison Cameron, Bethany Gonzalez, Erina Heineman, Emma Kazanski, Madison Malott, Abby Mampreian, Katlyn Scott, Rylee Spiller, and Ashton Stubblefield.
The Chugiak Mustang girls varsity soccer team secured the only victory among four games played by both local high school boys and girls teams during the opening weekend of competition Saturday at The Dome. The Lady Mustangs upended East, 2-0, on goals from senior Madeline Elliassen and freshman Carson Head. Both strikes, one each half, come off corner kicks served up by Michelle Eliassen and Briana Romesha, respectively.
Local coaches are feeling a bit more complete, thanks to the showings make by incoming freshmen during the Mini (Me) Meet, held Friday and Saturday at the Anchorage Dome. And while the meet was unofficial, not requiring athletes to secure the requisite 10 practices usually mandated, Chugiak Coach Melissa Hall and Eagle River Coach Matt Turner were able to get baseline times for this season’s athletes.
Facing unspeakable cold weather at minus-40 and minus-50 degrees, this year’s Iditarod was not one for the faint of heart. Known for the rigors of distance, this year’s edition also greeted dogs and drivers to sustained frigid conditions as the race was routed from Fairbanks to Nome due to a lack of snow in Southcentral Alaska this winter.
The best athletes to don the Columbia Blue and Black of the Chugiak Mustangs will be on hand this Friday for recognition of past accomplishments and to retire their high school jerseys, announced Chugiak Activities principal Jim Bell last week.