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Eagle River High senior Jackie Klecka, 18, scored four goals in the Wolves’ 8-0 win over Bartlett on April 5. Klecka, a four-year varsity player, is the daughter of Donna and Gary Klecka of Eagle River.

Eagle River High senior Patrick Prior, 17, scored two goals in the Wolves' 3-0 win over Chugiak on March 31. It was the first time in school history ERHS beat its crosstown rival in boys soccer. Prior is the son of Martina and Tim Prior of Fort Richardson.

With a 3-0 win over the Affton (Mo.) Americans on Sunday, April 1 in Ashburn, Va., the Mustang Hockey Association’s Blue Devils PeeWee Tier II 12-U team became the first national champions in MHA history, according to Reid McDonald, manager of the McDonald Center and longtime member of the Chugiak-Eagle River hockey community.

“Everybody was charged up,” head coach Chris Brunnhoelzl said. “Parents going crazy, kids going crazy.”

Eagle River’s Corey Cogdell, a 2008 Olympic bronze medalist, posted a come-from-behind victory to win skeet shooting gold at the first International Shooting Sports Federation World Cup event of the season on Friday, March 30 in Tuscon, Ariz.

Cogdell, 25, entered the final round in fifth place, but missed just once in the final round (hitting 24 of 25 targets) to pull away from the field with 94 total hits, according to an ISSF press release.

Patrick Prior scored two goals to lead Eagle River High to a 3-0 win over Chugiak for the first boys soccer win in school history over the Mustangs on March 31 at The Dome.

The victory was also the team’s first win of the season and first for first-year head coach Max Solodkii. With the win, the Wolves improved to 1-3 in the Cook Inlet Conference while Chugiak fell to 1-3.

“It’s a good feeling,” Prior said of beating the Mustangs.

Jessi Beverlin scored the game’s lone goal to lift Chugiak girls soccer past crosstown rival Eagle River 1-0 on March 31 at The Dome.

With the win, the Mustangs improved to 3-1 in the Cook Inlet Conference while Eagle River fell to 1-2-1.

Both teams are in action today (Thursday, April 5) at The Dome, with Eagle River taking on Bartlett at 4:40 p.m. and Chugiak playing South at 6:30 p.m.

The Wolverines — last year’s Class 4A state champions — will be a good test for Chugiak, head coach Paul Brehmer said.

Tyler Rohde won both hurdle events and Chris Kveseth won the 400-meter dash to help Chugiak’s boys track and field team finish third at the Anchorage School District 8x8 meet at The Dome on March 30-31.

Dimond swept both team titles while West came in second in the girls and boys team standings.

Rohde won the 110 hurdles in 15.15 seconds and the 300 hurdles in 41.16.

Eagle River’s Corey Cogdell, a 2008 Olympic bronze medalist, posted a come-from-behind victory to win skeet shooting gold at the first International Shooting Sports Federation World Cup event of the season on Friday, March 30 in Tuscon, Ariz.

Cogdell, 25, entered the final round in fifth place, but missed just once in the final round (hitting 24 of 25 targets) to pull away from the field with 94 total hits, according to an ISSF press release.

Nikki Boggs dribbled through the heart of the West defense before passing off to Shayna Wolery directly in front of the net for an easy finish to lift the Eagle River girls soccer team to a 1-0 Cook Inlet Conference win over West on Wednesday evening at The Dome in Anchorage.

The victory improved the Wolves' record to 1-1-1 on the season.

Eagle River next plays on Saturday, March 31 against Chugiak at 2:50 p.m. at The Dome.

 After winning three events (the 800-meter run, 1,600 and 3,200) at The Scramble two weeks ago, Eagle River High sophomore Kate Mondl, 15, finished second in the 3,200 and fifth in the 1,600 at “The Mini” — the first official meet of the track season — on March 23-24 at The Dome. She is the daughter of Marge Mondl and Dave Maker.

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