Flag football regular season wraps today
Chugiak’s regular season finale against Service today (Thursday, Oct. 4) will likely be a preview of the opening round of the flag football Cook Inlet Conference for the Mustangs.
If Chugiak (8-5) beats Service (5-8) and West (8-5) beats East (6-7), the Mustangs will take the third seed as West won both games against Chugiak this season. Most recently, the Eagles defeated Chugiak 18-6 on Monday, Oct. 1.
A Chugiak win and West loss would give the Mustangs the No. 2 seed, which would likely pit them against South in the first round of the conference tournament, which starts Tuesday, Oct. 9.
Fourth-ranked Eagle River (6-7) takes on No. 7 South (4-9) today to end the regular season. Win or lose, the Wolves will likely face East in the first round of the CIC tourney.
Sam Perez’s 25-yard interception return proved to be the game-winning touchdown as Chugiak defeated East 19-6 on Friday, Sept. 28. Holly Brehmer and Ashleigh Sitz each scored for the Mustangs.
Eagle River edged Bartlett 7-6 on Saturday, Sept. 29 to move into fourth place. Lauren Frost scored on an 85-yard run for the Wolves.
Dimond 3, Eagle River 0
Dimond swept Eagle River 25-17, 26-24, 25-19 on Friday, Sept. 28. Morgen Wohrle paced the Wolves with 17 digs and seven kills. Setter Elexa Walker had 17 assists for Eagle River.
Bartlett 3, Chugiak 2
Bartlett won the final three sets to defeat Chugiak 3-2 (12-25, 18-25, 25-13, 25-22, 15-9) on Sept. 28. Rachel Topf distributed 34 assists and Kathleen Gill racked up 27 digs for the Mustangs.
Eagle River 3, Colony 2
Wohrle led Eagle River with 45 digs and 10 kills as the Wolves edged nonconference Colony 3-2 (25-22, 26-24, 22-25, 24-26, 15-13) on Sept. 25.
Walker racked up 47 assists and 17 digs, and Tess Anderson had 19 kills and 26 digs for Eagle River.
Gabbi LeCates led the Wolves with six blocks, and Cheyene Yaw had a team-high eight aces.
Smith wins third straight meet
Chugiak sophomore Maddie Smith used wins in the vault and uneven parallel bars to finish first all-around for the third straight week during a tri-meet with Dimond and West on Friday, Sept. 28.
The Lynx won with 177.55 points with West (167.7) in second and Chugiak (117.725) in third.
Smith finished second in floor exercise, and she placed third in balance beam behind teammate Bella Wiggins in second.
East downs Eagle River
Eagle River gymnasts Kallan Johnson and Celeste Gibson finished sixth and seventh, respectively, at a meet with East on Sept. 27. The T-Birds won with 116.85 points to the Wolves’ 35.95.
Johnson placed third in vault and floor exercise. Gibson turned in second-place performances in the balance beam and floor.
Chugiak sweeps Bartlett
Chugiak swimming/diving swept Bartlett in a dual meet Friday, Sept. 28. The girls earned a 112-89 win while the boys cruised to a 161-46 victory.
Kaitlin Friedli (diving) had the lone individual win for Chugiak’s girls. Ally Devine, Marissa Headrick, Katie Parker and Sammy Burke teamed up to win the 200 free relay for the Mustangs.
On the boys side, David Stockhouse (200 IM), Shawn Fugere (diving, 100 back), Andy Noble (100 free) and Jonah Hennings-Booth (100 breast) had individual wins for Chugiak. The Mustangs also won all three relays.
West edges Eagle River
West narrowly swept Eagle River in a dual meet Sept. 28. West’s girls won 94-89 and the boys edged the Wolves 92-91.
Jordyn Bruce (200 IM, 500 free), Kate Mondl (50 free), Courtney Fox-Singh (100 free), Julia Geskey (100 back), K Tomter (100 breast) and J Stone (diving) got individual wins for Eagle River’s girls.
Bryce Carpenter (200 free, 500 free), Erik Korzon (200 IM) and Blaise Fox-Icarro (100 free, 100 breast) led Eagle River’s boys with individual wins.
Chugiak doubles makes semis
Chugiak’s Alex Shercliffe and Victoria Goss defeated Eagle River’s Jace Jerome/Madison Lewis 6-1, 6-3 to advance to the semifinals of the Cook Inlet Conference tennis tournament. Shercliffe/Goss lost to eventual champions Alec Parry/Ellen Rumley of East in the semis 6-0, 6-1 on Saturday, Sept. 29.
The Mustangs had four wins in the opening round Sept. 27.
Skyler Fullmer/James Marchlinski and Daniel Bozone/Josh Keller earned boys doubles wins in the round of 16. Fullmer/Marchlinksi defeated Bartlett’s Sean Breslin/Kwan Lee 6-1, 6-0 before losing to top-seeded Alex Elson/Robert Miller of South 6-1, 6-4 in the quarterfinals.
Bozone/Keller beat Dan McLain/Eli Mullins of Eagle River 6-4, 6-4 before losing to East’s Andrew Kim/Ryan Roys 6-2, 6-4 in the quarterfinals.
Chugiak’s Max Haines swept Bartlett’s Jerry Vongkath 6-0, 6-0 in a boys singles match before losing to eventual champion Eddie Lewis of South 6-1, 6-1 in the quarterfinals.
Chugiak’s Tasha Boyer beat Dimond’s Emily Carey 6-3, 7-5 in a girls singles match in the round of 16. West’s Elana Fortson beat Boyer 6-0, 6-0 in the quarterfinals.
Eagle River did not win a match in the conference tournament. The Wolves’ boys doubles team of Wesley Bennice/Jacob Klaameyer narrowly lost to Dimond’s Clayton Nadon/Jack Sedor 5-7, 6-4, 14-12.
West and South both finished with 17 points to share the team championship.