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 Chugiak’s bid for a tournament championship fell just short over the weekend, as the Mustangs finished runner-up to South at the West

Spiketacular Sept. 23 and 24 at West High.

The Mustangs went 8-0 during Friday’s pool play, then ran off a 5-1 record in Saturday’s pool playoffs to earn a berth in the Gold championship bracket. There, they beat Colony in two sets to advance to the finals, where they fell 2-0 to the Wolverines.

Anna Matthews and Karlee Kavanaugh were named to the all-tournament team for Chugiak.

 Eagle River coach Katie Hulse said her team played its best match of the season Tuesday, Sept. 27 when the Wolves pulled out a five set (25-23,

14-25, 15-25, 25-22, 15-13) victory over Chugiak on Sept. 27 at Eagle River.

“We played great,” Hulse said.

The loss was Chugiak’s first conference defeat of the season.

Lexi Curtis led the way with nine kills for Eagle River (5-4), which also got 21 digs from Kelsey Reeves.

Both Eagle River and Chugiak continued their midseason surges last week as both improved to 6-4 with a pair of wins.

It took just one drive for Eagle River to put enough points on the board to defeat Service 7-0 in Cook Inlet Conference flag football play Friday, Sept. 23 at Tom Huffer Sr. Stadium.

Eagle River had almost an identical victory against South Anchorage on Sept. 20. The Wolves, who won 6-0, scored on their first drive when Skylar Metzel took a long reception in for a score. Neither team reached the end zone for the rest of the game.

Cross country coaches always want their runners peaking at the end of the season. Well, Chugiak High head coach Tina McPhetres should be thrilled.

Eagle River’s girls cross country team has made history.

You can’t keep a good team down.

Service continued its unbeaten streak in Cook Inlet Conference play with a 66-36 victory over Eagle River on Friday, Sept. 23 at Tom Huffer Sr. Stadium.

David McPhetres finished third to lead Chugiak's boys cross country team to a second place overall finish at the Cook Inlet Conference Championships on Saturday at Kincaid Park.

Isaac Lammers was sixth for Chugiak and Brady Sanders was 10th.Tim Sorensen (16th) and Alex Loan (25th) rounded out Chugiak's top five finishers.

Eagle River's Brandon King was 11th to earn his second consecutive state berth as an individual. Freshman Ben Hall finished 18th for the Wolves, while Alex Smith was 24th, Ben Smith finished 40th and Bryce Wolery was 45th.

Eagle River's girls cross country team has made history.

Led by a seventh-place finish by senior Evy Hail, the Wolves finished third as a team at Saturday's Cook Inlet Conference Championships at Kincaid Park to earn the school's first team berth at the state meet.

The top four teams (and any other individuals in the top 15 spots) earn automatic berths to state, which will be held next Saturday at Bartlett.

Chugiak's Samantha Hartke will join the Wolves' girls at state after finishing 12th to earn an automatic state berth.

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