Carver (Ala.) 74, Chugiak 43

Carver High School (Ala.) downed Chugiak High 74-43 in the opening round of the Doc Larson Roundball Classic in Wasilla on Monday, Dec. 19.

Nine different players recorded points for the Mustangs. Luke Plumb paced Chugiak with 10 points.

Carver built a 10-point lead after the first eight minutes and never looked back. Carver led the entire game.


Chugiak senior Garrett Morrison continued his march toward state with a victory at the West Christmas Classic on Dec. 16-17. Morrison went undefeated at 182 pounds, winning the championship match with a second-period pin of Colony’s Scott Knighten.

The Chugiak-Eagle River girls hockey team snapped a four-game losing streak with a 1-0 win over visiting Service-East on Dec. 16 at the McDonald Center.

Autumn Sperry scored the game’s lone goal when she escaped on a breakaway and buried a shot past Service-East netminder Jenna Gerrety just over four minutes into the third period.

CER had trouble getting past Service-East’s defense for the first two periods, Sperry said, but when the opportunity to go in alone on the goalie presented itself, she went into an all-out sprint.

Eagle River High hockey notched its first Cook Inlet Conference win of the season with a 7-4 victory over Bartlett on Dec. 15 at the McDonald Center.

At 1-3-2, the Wolves are currently in sixth place in the CIC — three points behind fifth-place Chugiak — as the teams head into the holiday break.

Dimond (9-0) is the top CIC team and leads second-place Service (7-1) by four points.

Carter Jesiel led Eagle River with a hat trick against Bartlett. Addie Platt had two goals and Jesse Johnson and Brett Wood each scored one for the Wolves.

Alaska Nordic Racing’s Sarissa Lammers, a sophomore at Chugiak High School, won the J2 girls 5-kilometer classic race during the Besh Cup No. 2 races on her home course at the Beach Lake trails on Sunday, Dec. 18.

Combined with a third place showing in the Besh Cup No. 1 freestyle sprints the previous day at Kincaid Park, Lammers currently sits in second place among J2 girls in the statewide race series, which is used to determine which skiers qualify for the Arctic Winter Games and Junior Olympics.

Rod Wild has some tough decisions to make.

Chugiak High’s head hockey coach will cut his 27-man roster down to 20 once the Mustangs return from their holiday break. The team has carried a heavy roster because Chugiak didn’t field a junior varsity team this year — the first time without one in school history.

Not wanting to cut anyone, Wild let the would-be JV players on varsity to develop their skills during practice. Though it’s not something he’s looking forward to, Wild said he needs to slim down his roster to gear up for the postseason.

The Chugiak-Eagle River Huskies 7th/8th grade comp basketball team recently won the Mountaineer Christmas Classic tournament at Bartlett High with a 27-24 win over the Mountaineers. Pictured are (back) Coach Chuck Pinckney and team members (left to right) Hannah Russell, Nicole Pinckney, Victoria Spring, Cassidy Murfin, Kaylee Carlson, Emmie Jennings, Randi McMullin and Haley Scott.

First tournament. First trophy.

First-year head basketball coach Fred Young has already brought some hardware back to Eagle River High. The Wolves placed second at the 32nd Annual Cougar Tip-Off Tournament at Service High on Dec. 17.

East Anchorage — where Young previously coached — took third and Chugiak won the consolation championship.

Service beat Eagle River 77-30 to claim the title in the tournament finale Saturday night. Eagle River senior Chris Parker and junior Shaquan Rhoades were both named to the all-tournament team.