David McPhetres finished third to lead Chugiak's boys cross country team to a second place overall finish at the Cook Inlet Conference Championships on Saturday at Kincaid Park.
Isaac Lammers was sixth for Chugiak and Brady Sanders was 10th.Tim Sorensen (16th) and Alex Loan (25th) rounded out Chugiak's top five finishers.
Eagle River's Brandon King was 11th to earn his second consecutive state berth as an individual. Freshman Ben Hall finished 18th for the Wolves, while Alex Smith was 24th, Ben Smith finished 40th and Bryce Wolery was 45th.
Eagle River's girls cross country team has made history.
Led by a seventh-place finish by senior Evy Hail, the Wolves finished third as a team at Saturday's Cook Inlet Conference Championships at Kincaid Park to earn the school's first team berth at the state meet.
The top four teams (and any other individuals in the top 15 spots) earn automatic berths to state, which will be held next Saturday at Bartlett.
Chugiak's Samantha Hartke will join the Wolves' girls at state after finishing 12th to earn an automatic state berth.
Eagle River hung with the conference’s best team for much of the first half of a wild 66-36 Service win at Chugiak’s Tom Huffer Sr. Stadium Friday night.
The Wolves (1-6 overall, 1-5 Cook Inlet Conference) trailed the undefeated Cougars just 21-12 after the first quarter thanks to a 50-yard Josh Vanderlooven kickoff return and 55-yard run by Ed Hall.
Just two days after getting word that their three previous victories would be wiped away due to the use of an ineligible player, the Chugiak Mustangs played their best game of the season in a 34-32 victory over West at Anchorage Football Stadium.
"I've never been prouder of a group of kids," Chugiak coach Duncan Shackelford said after his team improved to 1-6 overall and 1-5 in the Cook Inlet Conference.
Eagle River’s Daniel J. Remillard has been named a semifinalist for the 57th National Merit Scholarship Program. Remillard is one of about 16,000 semifinalists nationwide in the running for 8,300 2012 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $34 million.
Callison Lucille Oistad was born August 26, 2011 at Alaska Regional Hospital in Anchorage. She weighed seven pounds, three ounces. She is the daughter of Cynthia Gitling Oistad and Wesley Keith Oistad of Eagle River.
On Monday night, the world got to hear what folks in Chugiak have known for a long, long time.
Mike Christensen can really sing.
Christensen, a 2004 Chugiak High graduate, made his national television debut at 8 p.m. Monday night on NBC’s “The Sing Off,” an elimination-style reality show featuring some of the nation’s top vocal ensembles.
His mom couldn’t be more proud.
“We are really excited about it,” said Shauna Christensen, who said she’s hoping all of Eagle River will tune in. “I’ve been spreading the word.”
When vandals arrived on the grounds of Mirror Lake Middle School with a four-wheeler last fall, they did more than just tear up a little grass. They also destroyed nearly a decade’s worth of growth at a small apple orchard near the school.
“They just ran these things over repeatedly,” said Mirror Lake teacher Mike Hansen, pointing to a couple of the surviving trees.
The Chugiak High gymnastics team is seeking anyone who has been affected by breast cancer for a group photo to be taken on Tuesday, Sept. 28 at 5:30 p.m. in the school’s auxiliary gym. Coach Wendy Wiltfong is asking everyone to show up wearing pink for the photo, which will also include members of the Chugiak gymnastics team. Wiltfong is taking the picture to help promote this year’s annual “Think Pink” meet, which will be held Oct. 14 to raise money and awareness for breast cancer research.