Eagle River High School senior Michael Rosenberg signed his letter of acceptance of appointment and commitment to play baseball for the United States Coast Guard Academy on May 7, in the school’s library.
For the second time in three weeks, members of the Eagle River girls track and field team have beaten longtime conference favorite Dimond High in head-to-head battle, this time in the Service Quad meet held May 2. A pair of victories by Peyton Young in the 1,600m and 3,200m, and from Jordyn Bruce (100m hurdles, 300m hurdles), combined with single wins by Nicole Boggs (200m), Emma Tvelia (400m) and Drea Owens in the long jump. Boggs also finished to Bruce in both hurdle events.
More than 1,000 people attended opening ceremonies on May 2 for the Knik Little League season at Lion’s Park. First-year League president Caela Nielsen and league board members greeted nearly 400 players and their family members, following announcements of teams and managers. The introductions culminated in a round of “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” and the long-anticipated cry of “play ball.”
With the first of three days of the Anchorage School District’s Middle School track and field City Championships in the books, things are looking up for both Mirror Lake and Gruening Middle Schools following last Friday’s preliminary races held at Begich Middle School.
For the first time in a very long time, a school in the Anchorage School District had three athletes sign with Division I athletic programs – that school was Eagle River High. Last Thursday during a lunchtime celebration in the school’s library a large contingent was on hand for the signing by a trio of seniors, namely, Cathryn Papasodora, Lauren Frost and Tara Fisher in riflery, softball and soccer, respectively.
The varsity baseball teams for Chugiak and Eagle River High Schools battled through three scoreless innings before the Mustangs broke the contest open with four runs in the fourth frame en route to an 8-2 win May 2 at Mulcahy Stadium.
While the first victory of the season seemed to elude the Eagle River High girls varsity soccer team, it would appear that the floodgates have opened for the Lady Wolves with a two-game winning streak. The Wolves favored the role as host, beating visiting Palmer, 5-0, on April 29, then upending Juneau, 4-0 on May 2, with senior goalie Tara Fisher posting back-to-back shutouts.
The Chugiak Mustangs moved to 2-0 on the yet-early season, besting Dimond 8-7, while the Eagle River Wolves upended the Wasilla Warriors, 7-6. Eagle River won April 24, with Chugiak playing April 25. Cody Curfman pitched five innings in relief, including the extra eighth inning, to pitch up the victory, following the start from Jimmy Lanier.
In what could be a prelude to upcoming Region IV championships, the Lady Wolves reigned supreme over top-flight foe Dimond in a four-team meet held at Eagle River High on April 23. The Wolves compiled 79 points, eight better than the Dimond Lynx. Chugiak was a distant third at 50, and West Anchorage fourth with 45 points.
With an incomplete lineup and a fit of back luck, the Mustangs yielded four runs on three errors in a woeful fourth inning, lamented head coach Jim Huber, referencing Chugiak’s 5-2 shortfall to West Friday at Albrecht Field.