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Middle school boy not allowed to play volleyball
The Anchorage School District did not allow Mirror Lake Middle School seventh-grader Jed Butikofer to tryout for the girls volleyball team.
The rules are different for boys and girls volleyball, and allowing a male to play would put females at a disadvantage, ASD spokesperson Heather Sawyer told the Star. The district doesn’t have the funding to support a separate boys program, she said, so they policy is to exclude boys from playing volleyball.
Butikofer, who is serving as team manager, will have to wait until January — when wrestling, intramural basketball and cross-country skiing start — before he can participate in a sport.
Turkey dinner set for today
The Eagle River and Chugiak Lions are putting on their annual dinner for the community today. At least 200 people are expected to show up for the free meal, Eagle River Lions President Sandra Wilson told the Star.
Cogdell wins gold in Brazil
Eagle River’s Corey Cogdell won a gold medal in women’s trapshooting at the Championships of the Americas in Rio de Janiero, Brazil. The United States swept the top three spots in the event. That means at least one American woman will be in the 2012 London Olympics.
Cogdell won a bronze medal in the 2008 Games in Beijing.