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Led by seven seniors, Chugiak has started the 2012 softball season strong — and the Mustangs want to keep that momentum going.

“I think we can make some noise in the conference here and hopefully state as well,” head coach Jim Huber said. “We’re really talented.”

Chugiak (6-1) swept a doubleheader with Eagle River (0-9) on Tuesday, May 8 at Lions Park. Chugiak’s Jessica Tramp threw a five-hitter and struck out two en route to a 16-0 win in the first game. Carly Metcalf and Taylor Bakker pitched a combined two-hitter in a 15-0 win in Game 2.

After being swept by Dimond, Eagle River softball dropped two close games to Bartlett on Saturday, May 5 at Albrecht Fields.

The Golden Bears won the first game 5-3 and edged out a 6-5 in the second game.

Taegan Mergen led the Wolves offensively. She went 2-for-3 in both games and scored a run in Game 1 and two in Game 2.

Dimond won the first game 15-3 and the second game 16-3.

To say Dillon Pratt fully recovered from two, separate injuries three months apart would be the understatement of the year — or at least the middle school track season.

After fracturing his pelvis twice last year, Dillon is now one of the fastest middle school sprinters in Anchorage School District history.

The eighth grader set two boys records in the 100-meter and 200-meter dash to help Mirror Lake win its fourth consecutive ASD Middle School City Track and Field Championship title May 3 at Mirror Lake.

Chugiak High’s baseball team isn’t the same as last year.

That was apparent to head coach Bill Lierman just two games into the 2012 season.

The camaraderie shared between this year’s Eagle River High baseball team is unlike anything head coach Gregg Frost has seen.

“This is the tightest group of kids I’ve ever coached,” he said. “There is not one divisive issue.”

The Wolves’ support for their fellow teammates is unparalleled, Frost said.

Mirror Lake Middle School eighth grader Dillon Pratt, 14, set new records in the 100- and 200-meter dash at the Anchorage School District Middle School City Championships on May 3 at Mirror Lake. Pratt is the son of Peter and Maja-lisa Pratt of Chugiak.

Anchorage’s Shanon Donley narrowly defeated Eagle River’s Sheryl Loan to win the Arctic Bicycle Club’s 2012 Alaska Bike for Women on Sunday, May 6 on Birchwood Loop in Chugiak.

Donley won the nine-mile race in a time of 23 minutes, 30 seconds. Loan clocked 23:39. Lori Deschamps was third, Kikkan Randall was fourth and Eagle River’s Kinsey Loan placed fifth.

Chugiak (6-1) swept a softball doubleheader with Eagle River (0-9) on Tuesday, May 8 at Lions Park. Chugiak’s Jessica Tramp threw a five-hitter and struck out two en route to a 16-0 win in the first game. Carly Metcalf and Taylor Bakker pitched a combined two-hitter in a 15-0 win in Game 2. 

 

Eagle River High sophomore Ed Hall, 16, won the shot put and discus at the freshman/sophomore championships April 27-28 at Bartlett High. Hall's heave of 43 feet, 1 3/4 inches set a new school record in the shot. He is the son of Carey and Lorine Hall of Eagle River.

Izzy Powers, 10, won six events and racked up 137 points en route to a girls 10 and under individual title at the Alaska Swimming Junior Olympic Championships at Bartlett High on April 26-29. Powers helped the Chugiak Aquatics Club to a ninth-place finish with a combined junior team score of 401.5 points. The Knik Swim Club was sixth with 789.5 points.

 

In the senior standings, Knik was fifth with a combined score of 713 points and CAC was 10th with 154 points.

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