Eagle River cross-country coach Jacob Bera is in an enviable position. That’s because he has 47 athletes currently on the docket. “Last year we topped out with 61, so I’m still hoping for some more,” said the sixth-year coach Sunday evening.
There is a difference between running a cheer squad from a school of 4,300 students to one of a projected 815 students. But English teacher Deborah Pierce is certainly ready and excited to give it a try, starting her 21st year in education, and her first at Eagle River High.
With 10 years of varsity football coaching experience at East Anchorage High, one can’t call Roger Spackman a first-year coach – just a first-year varsity coach at Chugiak.
First-year Eagle River High varsity football coach Matt Turner says that he can notice the benefits of a summer-long conditioning and weight training program run by former player Ben Kozak.
Incoming first-year Chugiak varsity football coach Roger Spackman got a good look at his charges, with 47 athletes coming out for the team camp hosted at Colony High last week.
The Knik Majors Little League All-Star team secured a first-round round robin victory, defeating Idaho, 6-4, Saturday in San Bernardino, Calif. The game started at 10 a.m., with a field temperature of 90 degrees.
With the third time being the charm, returning members of the Knik All-Stars 11-12 all-stars have the opportunity to advance out of state, seeking future glory as the team readies for their trip to the Little League World Series Western Regionals in San Bernardino, Calif., held Aug. 1-10.
Just like Team USA in the recently completed World Cup, local soccer players had the opportunity to take their game to the next level, taking part in the 2014 Zane Cup, hosted by Futbol Alaska Soccer Club at the Russian Jack Soccer Fields in East Anchorage last week.
Apparently past laurels are of no effect when it comes to tournament baseball. The Chugiak and Eagle River American Legion had gained top billing in the National division based on regular-season results, posting identical records of 13 wins, five losses over the past two month.
A pair of first-time winners took top honors last Saturday as Allan Spangler and Christy Marvin earned the men’s and women’s titles in the 31st annual Crow Pass Crossing, including a near-record performance by Marvin.