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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.

Eagle River avenged an overtime loss to East earlier this season with an 18-6 victory over the Thunderbirds on Saturday, Sept. 17 at the Wolves’ den.

The homecoming victory put Eagle River at 4-4 this season.

With several games being decided late in the fourth quarter or overtime this year, the two-touchdown victory was a welcomed change for head coach Matt Turner.

“It was nice getting a win like that,” he said.

Gabrielle Mordini sealed the victory for Eagle River with a 10-yard scamper on third-and-goal with under four minutes to play.

Eagle River coach Jacob Bera issued a warning to his rising girls varsity cross country team following the Wolves lone home meet of the season Sept. 16.

Chugiak High isn’t changing a thing in preparation for Saturday’s Cook Inlet Conference meet at Kincaid Park.

Eagle River’s first true home homecoming varsity football game Saturday, Sept. 17 did not disappoint.

Chugiak’s playoff hopes took a major hit Saturday, Sept. 17 after Dimond rallied from a 14-0 deficit to pull out a 21-14 Cook Inlet Conference win at Tom Huffer Sr. Stadium.

Kevin Fullmer is returning to the sidelines at Chugiak High School.

Chugiak principal Sam Spinella confirmed on Tuesday that Fullmer, a social studies teacher at the school who coached the boys basketball team from 1996 to 2009, has been chosen to once again fill that position.

“He brings experience in coaching, he’s worked with the kids and he’s got a good reputation,” Spinella said on Tuesday.

Fullmer takes over for Orin Wear, a Mat-Su math teacher who coached the team for two years before stepping down after last season. Wear went 21-23 at Chugiak.

Chugiak High principal Sam Spinella announced Tuesday morning that Kevin Fullmer has been named the school's head boys basketball coach.

Fullmer is a 1981 Chugiak grad who served as the school's head coach from 1996 until 2009. In 2006 he took the team to the Class 4A title game, where the Mustangs lost to West. He most recently coached as an assistant under his brother, Greg, at Bartlett, where the brothers celebrated a Class 4A state title last season.

Chugiak's playoff hopes took a major hit Saturday night, after Dimond rallied from a 14-0 deficit to pull out a 21-14 Cook Inlet Conference win at Tom Huffer Sr. Stadium.

"This one hurts," said Chugiak coach Duncan Shackelford, whose team fell to 2-3 in the CIC and 3-3 overall.

Eagle River fell 21-19 to East on Saturday at Eagle River High School.
Peter Kott threw touchdown passes to Kelechi Madubuko and Jeavonte Dunn, but the Wolves' final drive ended with an incompletion on fourth down with the Wolves driving in East territory with less than a minute to play.
Jordan Patin hit a 41-yard field goal for Eagle River, which fell to 0-6 overall and 0-5 in the Cook Inlet Conference. The Wolves also scored on a safety.
Brody Deloria had a pair of touchdown runs for East (4-2 overall, 3-2 CIC).

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