After a whirlwind of coaches last season, the Eagle River Wolves varsity football team will have some stability at the head coach slot in Matt Turner. A 1998 Chugiak High graduate, Turner has been a longtime teacher at Eagle River, having recently completed eight seasons as the girls flag football coach.
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.
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.
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.
The Arctic Heat softball team won the five-team 12-and-under state tournament held July 12-13 in Fairbanks. The five-team field sported teams from Anchorage, Fairbanks, and defending state champion, Delta Junction.
As if the 90-degree weather of Nogales, Ariz., isn’t enough, members of the Knik Intermediate boys team are playing athletes who have focused on baseball and play the sport year round, hinted team manager Hal Froehle.