Eagle River has also been hot lately, picking up back-to-back victories against Service and West. The team will celebrate by dishing out hot cakes at its annual pancake feed on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 8 a.m. until noon at the Eagle River Elks Club. Coach Katie Hulse said the event is the team’s biggest fundraiser of the year.

“It’s always fun,” Hulse said.

Cost is $5 per person or $20 per family.

 

Eagle River 3, West 1

Eagle River pushed its record to 4-4 with a up-and-down four-set win (25-22, 25-20, 17-25, 25-20) over West on Sept. 13.

 

Chugiak’s volleyball team has opened the season on a roll. Now the Mustangs will find out how they stack up against the nation’s best in Sin City.

The Mustangs left in the early-morning hours of Sept. 14 for Las Vegas, where they’ll be participating in the 48-team Durango Fall Classic Sept. 16-17. Chugiak coach Kelly Kavanaugh said the tournament brings together some of the top volleyball teams in the country.

“It’s one of the premier early season high school tournaments in the country,” Kavanaugh said via e-mail on Sept. 12.

Kelly Cobb continues to amaze those who are getting their first look at the precocious 19-year-old Duke University freshman soccer player. 

Cobb, a 2011 Chugiak High graduate from Peters Creek, earned national Player of the Week honors from both TopDrawerSoccer.com and Soccer America magazine after posting two more eye-popping games in a pair of victories for the No. 4-ranked Blue Devils (7-1-0).

Tennis season is moving indoors — sort of.

Chugiak’s gymnastics team limped to a second-place finish in a tri-meet with South and East on Sept. 9 at Dimond.

Once the dust literally settled following the Palmer Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 10, David McPhetres was all smiles. The Chugiak High sophomore finished 10th overall in a time of 16 minutes, 39 seconds, reaching one of his goals of cracking the top 10 this season.

Chugiak snapped a two-game losing streak with a 35-7 Homecoming win over Colony Saturday, Sept. 10 in a non-conference football game at Tom Huffer Sr. Stadium.

“This is really a confidence booster for us,” said Chugiak lineman Kody Trombley.

Eagle River didn’t have an answer for West Anchorage’s Lamarr Brown.

The senior wide receiver caught six passes for 198 yards and four touchdowns in the Eagles’ 39-13 Cook Inlet Conference win over the Wolves on Sept. 9 at Anchorage Football Stadium.

“To everything there is a season and a time for every matter or purpose under heaven.” (Eccl. 3:1 AMP)

We’ve all faced times in our life when everything we attempt to do will seem to go wrong. We may be very confident that our faith is very strong and our commitment is deep, yet adversity comes knocking on our door. In such times, the power of prayer will always strengthen and stabilize us. Tears are cried and distress calls are aimed at Heaven’s throne for God to intervene. But we can’t pray away life’s seasons!

Bowling ball bag toss lands man in jail

A 25-year-old Eagle River man told Anchorage police he drank 24 beers before reportedly tossing his bowling bag through the commercial-grade double pane window at Eagle River Bingo and Casino, located in Eagle River Bowl. Witnesses told police that Joshua Clark threw the bag through the window during a disturbance around 1:30 a.m. on Sept. 1, police spokesman Lt. Dave Parker said.

Anchorage Police Department calls for Tuesday. Sept. 6 through Monday, Sept. 12

 

Tuesday, Sept. 6

8:04 am. - Burglary - Kullberg Drive

8:51 a.m. - Registration - North Eagle River Access

10:37 a.m. - DOA - White Birch Road

5:35 p.m. - Theft - Old Glenn Highway

7:12 p.m. - Warrant arrest - North Eagle River Access

10:57 p.m. - Vandalism - Riddell Circle

 

Wednesday, Sept. 7

According to the American Psychiatric Institute for Research and Education (APIRE), phobia is a strong, persistent, and irrational fear elicited by a specific stimulus or situation. About one out of 10 people suffer a severe fear of specific objects, activities, or settings. However, phobias can be overcome through quick and effective help (coaching, counseling, or therapy).

Phobias include abnormal fear of death or dying, bridges, heights, closed spaces, open spaces, crowds, animals, public speaking, commitment, intimacy, success as well as failure, change and even fear of fear.

Lydia Gray will never forget Dec. 31, 2008.

No, the Eagle River resident didn’t attend the best New Year’s party of her life or celebrate a special anniversary. That was the day Gray received perhaps the most frightening news an expectant mother can get: doctors had detected a defect ­— heart disease ­— in her unborn baby.

Gray said she and her husband, David, were stunned.

“We were in a shocked state of mind,” Gray said. “You’re numb.”

Doctors performed open-heart surgery just 10 days after her baby boy was born. Today, young Qunilan is a normal 2-year-old.

Day after day, year after year, some things are guaranteed to never change — the sun will always rise, the people in our lives will come and go, and every April 15 the tax man will be knocking at the door. Though there are things in life that we cannot control, there are many more that we can. As we reflect on our lives, many will think of the people who raised them: influential teachers, a neighbor, a scout leader who made an impact in their lives. The years will inevitably pass, and we will lose touch with friends and family members.

Vandals and thieves have been using Eagle River’s parks as a criminal playground, racking up thousands of dollars in damages during a summer-long series of sometimes-brazen acts.

“So far it’s been well over $10,000 in damages,” Eagle River Parks and Recreation Manager Val Barkley said on Monday, Sept. 12.

The most recent incident occurred at Town Square Park, where thieves made off with seven brass animal figurines that were attached to fencing near the park’s flower beds.

Chugiak snapped a two-game losing streak with a 35-7 Homecoming win over Colony Saturday, Sept. 10 in a non-conference football game at Tom Huffer Sr. Stadium.
“This is really a confidence booster for us,” said Chugiak lineman Kody Trombley.
Justin Schneider ran for two touchdowns and Jacob Wenzl, Dylan Timberlake and Wayde Snell had one each for the Mustangs, who built a 35-0 lead early in the third quarter and cruised past the 0-5 Knights.
Chugiak (2-2 CIC, 3-2 overall) scored twice in the first quarter, getting touchdown runs from Timberlake and Wenzl.

Chugiak's homecoming festivities get underway at 1 p.m. today with a girls flag football game against South.
A homecoming float parade will immediately follow the flag football game, followed by a non conference football game between Chugiak and Colony.
Chugiak enters the game with a 2-2 record, while the Knights are 0-4.
Check www.alaskastar.com after the game to find out who won.
 

Chugiak earned a sweep over Eagle River at Chugiak on Friday, Sept. 9.
The Mustang boys won 106-35, while the girls pulled out a 109-53 win.
Chugiak’s girls swept every event, while the boys won every event but one.
Double winners for the Chugiak girls included Samantha Burke (200 individual medley, 100 breaststroke) and Amanda Vikdal (50 free, 100 back).
Double individual winners on the boys side included Grant Ensign (200 free, 100 back), Andrew Espe (200 IM, 100 fly) and Ethan Espe (50 free, 100 breast.

West handed Eagle River its 12th consecutive defeat with a 39-13 Cook Inlet Conference rout at Anchorage Football Stadium on Friday, Sept. 9.
The Eagles used two touchdowns in the final 3:40 of the first half to take control of what had been a close game.

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