Three volleyball programs haven’t dominated the Cook Inlet Conference in recent years – they’ve owned it.
Dimond, South and Chugiak have been the CIC’s representatives to the state tournament in each of the past three seasons, and Mustangs coach Kelly Kavanaugh thinks his team has a great chance to make it back to the big dance again this season.
“I think we’re going to be right in there again,” Kavanaugh said.
Saturday’s Week 1 matchup between Soldotna and Eagle River was a tale of two halves — for both teams. After a slow start, the Stars scored 28 second-half points to defeat the Wolves 41-16 at Justin Maile Field in nonconference action.
A new law on the handling of concussions means that any middle or high school athlete who sustains or is suspected of sustaining a head injury can’t return to the team until cleared by a qualified person trained to deal with concussions.
“With what’s at stake, I think it’s a pretty good policy,” said Rep. Bill Stoltze, R-Chugiak/Mat-Su.
Both houses of the Alaska Legislature passed the bill unanimously in April. Sponsored by Anchorage Rep. Mike Doogan, the legislation was signed into law May 27 by Gov. Sean Parnell.