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After losing 3-1 (24-26, 25-14, 25-23, 25-15) to Palmer, Chugiak dropped just one set in its final two matches to take fourth place at the ASAA Alaska Class 4A State Volleyball Tournament at the Menard Sports Center in Wasilla.

The win marks the second consecutive year Chugiak has ended the state tournament with a victory.

The Mustangs, who have made four straight state appearances, finished third last year, fifth in 2009 and second in 2008.

Chugiak downed Juneau-Douglas 3-1 (25-20, 25-17, 24-26, 25-20) in the fourth-place match Saturday, Nov. 12.

 The Univeristy of Wisconsin lost 2-0 in the opening round of the Big Ten tournament on Nov. 2. The Badgers feature a pair of players, sisters Alev and Derya Kelter, who are Chugiak High Graduates. The Kelters now plan to move onto the Badgers hockey team. As of Nov. 14, Wisconsin’s women’s hockey team was ranked No. 1 in the nation with an 11-1 record.

 Kelly Cobb was held scoreless in Duke’s 5-0 first-round rout of Radford in the opening round of the NCAA women’s Division I soccer tournament on Sunday, Nov. 13 — but not for a lack of trying.

Cobb, a freshman from Peters Creek, had a team-high six shots in the match, including three on goal. With her six shots, Cobb now has 79 shots on the season, a freshman single-season record. The tally also ranks fourth on Duke’s all-time list.

Duke’s victory was the team’s 18th, a team record.

Chugiak’s Jake Granado won the 182-pound weight class at the Bob Bailey Memorial Tournament at Chugiak High on Saturday, Nov. 12.

Granado pinned South's Robert Lopez in the second round of their bout. Lopez was the only one of three wrestlers to make it past the first round with Granado, who won his first two matches by fall in a combined 2 minutes, 11 seconds.

Chugiak High senior Isaac Lammers has signed a National Letter of Intent to ski and run cross country at the University of Alaska Fairbanks next season.

Lammers, who plans to study mechanical engineering, signed with the Nanooks Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011 in the Chugiak ski room surrounded by his family and coaches.

"It's gonna be a blast," said Lammers, who will join fellow Chugiak graduates Krysti and Alyson McPhetres on the UAF squad.

Burton, Viotto earn GNAC honors

Robyn Burton, a sophomore middle blocker on the UAA volleyball team and a 2010 Chugiak High graduate, was named first-team All-Great Northwest Athletic Conference on Monday. Burton was one of four unanimous selections to the first team.

Burton and Nikkie Viotto, an outside hitter and 2009 Eagle River High grad, will travel to San Bernardino, Calif. To play in the NCAA Division II West Regional Volleyball Championships against No. 1 seed Cal State San Bernardino on Thursday, Nov. 17.

Chugiak junior Jake Granado won the 182-pound weight class at the Bob Bailey Memorial Tournament at Chugiak High on Saturday, Nov. 12.

Granado pinned South's Robert Lopez in the second round of their bout. Lopez was the only one of three wrestlers to make it past the first round with Granado, who won his first two matches by fall in a combined 2 minutes, 11 seconds.

Chugiak downed Juneau-Douglas 3-1 (25-20, 25-17, 24-26, 25-20) on Saturday to claim fourth place at the ASAA Alaska Class 4A State Volleyball Tournament at the Menard Sports Center in Wasilla. The win marks the second consecutive year Chugiak has ended the state tournament with a victory.

The Mustangs, who have made four straight state appearances, finished third last year, fifth in 2009 and second in 2008.

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