With a 14-game regular season behind them, volleyball coaches from both Eagle River and Chugiak High had hoped for a little bit of magic to carry their teams into further post-season play.
With high numbers, volleyball coaches at Gruening and Mirror Lake Middle Schools are being creative in making practice time available to the masses given the short season ahead.
Wrestling coaches at both Eagle River and Chugiak High School are hoping to encourage the services of several more athletes in the coming week.
The Chugiak Mustang girls swim team got the most of their numbers, placing second, as did the Eagle River boys team, finishing third, at the Cook Inlet Conference swimming and diving championship held Thursday through Saturday at the Bartlett High 50-meter pool.
First-year Eagle River High competitive cheerleading coach Deborah Pierce reported the Wolves 15-member squad placed second among Anchorage High Schools taking part in the Fall Regionals held at South High Saturday.
Home range advantage provided no solace for the host Chugiak Mustangs Saturday, as the visiting Eagle River Wolves swept the meet, 7-0.
Eagle River High senior Tara Fisher was named the Cook Inlet Conference flag football kicker and punter of the recently completed 2014 season. Fisher as also one of the two Wolves players named to the league’s top team. Chugiak likewise had two players selected, both seniors, named to the CIC first team. Both local schools had two athletes selected to the second team as well.
The regular season marks of Chugiak and Eagle River High varsity flag football teams did not help to further their post-season hope in first-round tournament action Tuesday.
Eagle River and Chugiak swimming teams saved their best efforts for last with the Wolves sweeping Bartlett and the Mustang girls putting a healthy scare into Dimond, in the regular season finales held Friday.
The Chugiak Mustangs varsity football team rode the injured wagon for the last third of the season, affecting their first-round 24-12 loss to the Lathrop Malemutes in Fairbanks Saturday.