Even with a record crowd on hand there was still more than enough baseball to go around Thursday night at Lee Jordan Field.
Unfortunately for Fish fans, Malcom Tipler’s 2-run single in the top of the 14th inning put a damper on an otherwise dreamlike night at the ballpark as the Anchorage Glacier Pilots took a 3-1 win in the Chugiak-Eagle River Chinooks’ home opener.
Staff returned to their offices inside the Eagle River Town Center Building after the structure was again deemed safe to occupy by the Alaska State Fire Marshal.
The local parks and recreation and street maintenance departmens are back in their normal spaces, as is the Chugiak-Eagle River Chamber of Commerce. The Chugiak-Eagle River Library is also in the process of re-opening, but will remain closed until staff can get caught up.
Items in the Police Briefs are taken from the Anchorage Police Department’s online crime mapping system. Details about individual events are provided by the department’s public information office. Defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
An Eagle River woman was arrested for operating under the influence and child neglect after she allegedly sped away from police with two children in the back seat at around 2 p.m. on May 27.
Chugiak-Eagle River spoiled the home opener for the defending Alaska Baseball League champions Wednesday night, getting a five-run fifth inning to send the defending league champion Mat-Su Miners to a 10-2 defeat at Hermon Brothers Field in Palmer.
Outfielder Haden Keller of Mendocino College went 3-for-4 with a home run to lead the Chinooks, who pounded out 12 hits, including two each from Brandon Cody (Biola College) and Jess Davis (University of Alabama-Birmingham).
Average doesn’t cut it at the Alaska state high school track and field meet, where each year the state’s most gifted young athletes run, jump and throw against each other and sometimes history to see who can be the best of the best.
The quirky Eagle River mom-and-pop is closing its doors this summer, more than 25 years after a precocious schoolboy convinced his parents to help him start an instrument rental business to pay for an expensive violin. The magnitude 7.1 earthquake that rolled through town last November finally did the place in, according to store owner Sharon Dunckle.
UPDATE (10 a.m. June 5): According to the Anchorage Police Department, the dog that was attacked died in the incident. The owner of the pit bull called the Star to say the other dog ran onto her property unleashed, at which her dog broke free from the hold she had on the leash and attacked the smaller dog. APD said neither owner was cited.
The owner of a pit bull shot the animal last week after it attacked another dog in Chugiak. The pit bull was later euthanized.
The Chugiak-Eagle River Chinooks will play their 2019 Alaska Baseball League home opener Thursday, June 6 against the Anchorage Glacier Pilots at 7 p.m. at Lee Jordan Field in Chugiak.
The team will honor Jordan during a special ceremony at the game. The longtime area resident — who was a huge supporter of local baseball and instrumental in bringing the team to town — died last year at the age of 88.
Even though one of my favorite flowers, Pelargonium, is a zone 9-10, does not mean I am not going to grow them. Since we are a zone 2, 3 or 4 (depending on your location and elevation in the Eagle River-Chugiak area), you can grow them in pots or transplant them in the garden and dig them up and bring them in the garage over the winter until next season. A friend of mine, Verna Pratt, got me started on these beauties with a single cutting encouraging me that it would grow.
The 2019 Eagle River Triathlon will bring hundreds of athletes to Chugiak Sunday for the 21st running of the event.
The triathlon will feature individual, team and kids’ competitions. The “sprint” triathlon includes a 500-yard swim, a 12.4-mile bike ride and a 3.1-mile run. The swimming portion of the event will be held in the Chugiak High pool, with the bike ride taking place on South Birchwood Loop/Terrace Lane and the out-and-back 5-kilometer run utilizing the bike trail alongside the Glenn Highway.
Municipal officials are hoping to receive federal assistance repairing Eagle River’s Town Square Park.
“We discovered after the earthquake we’ve got some uneven conditions there, so what we’re trying to do is we’re working with FEMA to see if we can get that area repaired,” said Eagle River/Chugiak Parks and Recreation director John Rodda.
The park’s small skating rink and pavilion area have been closed to the public due to the uneven nature of the brick pavers that cover the ground. Rodda said the area is now a liability for the department.
The Costanios brothers just keep one-upping each other.
Chugiak catcher Trystan Costanios hit a grand slam and an inside-the-park home run in back-to-back at bats Thursday to lead the Mustangs to a 13-3 romp over North Pole in the first round of the ASAA/First National Bank Alaska State Baseball Tournament at Mulcahy Stadium. Costanios went 2-for-2 with 6 RBIs in the rout, which came in Chugiak’s first game after Costanios’ younger brother, Camden, threw a no-hitter in the Cook Inlet Conference playoffs.
Chugiak’s hopes of a state baseball title disintegrated during a disastrous Friday night at Mulcahy Stadium in the semifinals of the ASAA/First National Bank Alaska State Baseball Tournament.
The Cook Inlet Conference champions gave up six runs in the first inning and seven in the fourth as Wasilla cruised into Saturday’s title game against Ketchikan, which defeated West 7-6 in Friday’s other semifinal. The title game will be the first not to feature at least one Anchorage team since Juneau defeated Ketchikan in 2012.
Items in the Police Briefs are taken from the Anchorage Police Department’s online crime mapping system. Details about individual events are provided by the department’s public information office. Defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.
Anchorage police arrested a 30-year-old man May 20 after he allegedly threw change at the cashier and tried to help himself to cigarettes behind the counter.