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Chugiak earned a sweep over Eagle River at Chugiak on Friday, Sept. 9.
The Mustang boys won 106-35, while the girls pulled out a 109-53 win.
Chugiak’s girls swept every event, while the boys won every event but one.
Double winners for the Chugiak girls included Samantha Burke (200 individual medley, 100 breaststroke) and Amanda Vikdal (50 free, 100 back).
Double individual winners on the boys side included Grant Ensign (200 free, 100 back), Andrew Espe (200 IM, 100 fly) and Ethan Espe (50 free, 100 breast.

West handed Eagle River its 12th consecutive defeat with a 39-13 Cook Inlet Conference rout at Anchorage Football Stadium on Friday, Sept. 9.
The Eagles used two touchdowns in the final 3:40 of the first half to take control of what had been a close game.

Jim Reeves thinks he’s got the perfect name for the newest team in the Alaska Baseball League.

“How about the ‘WolfStangs?’” Reeves quipped last week, suggesting a combination of the area’s two high school mascots, the Wolves and Mustangs. “I think I’ll put that one in there.”

Small swim meets aren’t all that much fun, which is why Wasilla was invited to join East and Chugiak on Sept. 2 for a meet at East High.

“With the smaller teams it makes it more fun for the kids,” said Chugiak coach Jessica Kopischke.

East swept the boys and girls team competitions, while Chugiak was second in both and Wasilla third.

Kopischke said coaches may try to invite outside teams to Cook Inlet Conference duals in the future.

“It might be a trend,” she said.

Chugiak 3, Dimond 2

Chugiak picked up a key Cook Inlet Conference win with a five-set (16-25, 27-25, 25-21, 11-25, 16-14) win over defending state champion Dimond on Sept. 2 at Chugiak. The Mustangs improved to 3-0 in the CIC with the win.

Anna Matthews led the charge for the Mustangs with 12 kills, 18 digs and two blocks, while Karlee Kavanaugh added seven kills, four blocks and 23 digs for the Mustangs.

 

Palmer 3, Eagle River 0

Palmer was a rude visitor to Eagle River High on Sept. 1, handing the host Wolves a 25-15, 25-21, 25-13 loss.

Thanks to six forfeits, Eagle River High’s tennis team defeated Bartlett 7-1 on Sept. 1.

The girls doubles team of Karolena Williams/Mary Stone blanked Jasmine Wright/Krista Davis 6-0, 6-0 for the Wolves’ lone victory in which a match was actually played.

Individual competition among local cross country runners seems to be working out well for their respective teams.

After watching members his team laugh after committing a backbreaking penalty late in their 20-7 loss to Dimond on Sept. 2 at Dimond Alumni Field, Eagle River flag football coach Matt Turner screamed at his players from the sidelines.

“That’s not funny!” Turner yelled.

Homecoming can’t come at a better time for the Chugiak Mustangs, who dropped their second straight game at Anchorage Football Stadium with a 35-13 Cook Inlet Conference loss to Bartlett on Saturday, Sept. 3.

Any team that kicks to Kelechi Madubuko clearly isn’t paying attention.

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