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Eagle River shutout Chugiak 35-0 in girls bowling and earned a 31-4 win in boys in the season-opening Alaska Scholastic Bowling League matches Nov. 15 at the Jewel Lake Bowl in Anchorage.

Allison Szewczyk led all locals with a 212 for the Eagle River girls, while Brenden Iaulaulo had a 195 to lead the boys. Chugiak’s top bowler were Kolton Reeves with a 183 on the boys side and Jadyn Moore with a 170 on the girls.

Teams are off for Thanksgiving and will return to ASBL play Nov. 29 at Center Bowl in Anchorage.

Eagle River rolled to a 7-0 high school riflery sweep over Chugiak on Friday, Nov. 16 at Chugiak in the final regular-season match for both schools.

Ava Perkins led all shooters with a 285 for Eagle River, which also got a 284 from Maddie Bidinger, a 282 from Jonah Wegener and a 280 from Lindsey Foshee. Perkins shot a 100 in prone and also led all shooters with a 97 in kneeling. Foshee tied Chugiak’s Michael Sorensen with a 94 in standing to lead all shooters.

Sorensen was Chugiak’s top shooter with a 277, including a 98 prone and 94 standing.

Eagle River rebounded from back-to-back losses with a 2-1 comeback win over West in a nonconference prep hockey game Saturday, Nov. 17 at Ben Boeke Ice Arena in Anchorage.

The Wolves trailed 1-0 heading into the third period, but got a pair of power play goals in the final minutes to grab the win in a game that marred by a postgame fight.

CIC leading scorer Ty McEnaney scored the game-tying goal with 4:35 to play off assists from Tay Kurpius and Aidan Burton. The Wolves went in front for good on a Brayden Rachow goal off an assist from Logan Dudinsky.

Chugiak finished 19th and Eagle River was 29th at the 43-team Lancer Smith Memorial Wrestling Tournament Friday and Saturday at the Menard Center in Wasilla.

Daniel Niebels led the Mustangs with a third-place finish at 189 pounds. Niebles beat Eagle River’s Andrew Hamilton in the quarterfinals before getting pinned by Glennallen’s Caden Gerlach in the semis. Niebles rallied for back-to-back pins over Eielson’s Nephi Tidwell and Kotzebue’s Ethan Roetman to earn third place.

The pickings are slim, but there are options for Nordic skiers in the Anchorage area this weekend.

According to the Nordic Ski Association of Anchorage, trails at Beach Lake Park in Chugiak were groomed Wednesday — though skiers should proceed with care.

“More rocks are surfacing so ski with caution,” reads the NSAA grooming report for the trails.

Beach Lake got about five inches of snow Oct. 30, which allowed groomers to begin building a base.

Cam McDonald is going places.

In the past two years, the former Eagle River Wolves defenseman has gone from Yosemite Drive to the Kenai Peninsula to Muskegon, Michigan. Now, he’s heading to Rhode Island, where he’ll play Division I college hockey at the University of Providence.

A number of locals are in contention for the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame, which is currently soliciting votes for this year’s class.

Among the nominees this year are Eagle River’s Bobby Hill, a Special Olympics powerlifter; Corey Cogdell, a two-time Olympic bronze medalist in trapshooting; Pam Dreyer, who won a bronze medal in women’s hockey as a goalie for Team USA at the 2006 Winter Olympics; and the late Stan Brown, who helped start the state’s Pop Warner Association (and for whom the Stan Brown Memorial Field at Lions Park is named after).

A pair of 189-pounders led Chugiak and Eagle River Saturday at the North/South Wrestling Tournament at Wasilla High School.

The Mustangs’ Daniel Niebles reached the finals to post the top performance by a local wrestler at the 13-team tournament, while Eagle River’s Andrew Hamilton finished fourth to lead the Wolves.

Niebles lost to Palmer’s Levi Farris 11-2 in the finals. He reached the championship match by pinning Kodiak’s Dylan Parker in the quarterfinals and beating Colony’s Jamar Toston in the semis.

Service/East got a hat trick from Molly Millar and two goals each from Alena Glover and Elli Koloski to key a 10-2 high school girls hockey win over Chugiak/Eagle River Friday at the Dempsey-Anderson Ice Arena in Anchorage. Sydney Leonard, Hanna Godenzl and Emily Vandergon added goals for Service/East, which got nine saves from Lenaya Braniff and improved to 1-1.

McKinley Gray made 35 saves and Briana Paxson had a pair of unassisted goals for Chugiak/Eagle River (0-2).

Eagle River got a match-high 290 from Kayla Reifel to key a 7-0 high school riflery win over Bartlett Friday, Nov. 9 at Eagle River.

Emma Mackenzie had a 284, Maddie Bidinger had a 283 and Ava Perkins added a 281 for the Wolves’ A team, while Sierra Wanca had a 280 to lead the B shooters and Rylee Price shot a 285 for the C team.

Mustangs lose tight match at East

East took two of three matches to earn a 4-3 prep riflery win over Chugiak Friday at East.

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