Kevin Fullmer is returning to the sidelines at Chugiak High School.
Chugiak principal Sam Spinella confirmed on Tuesday that Fullmer, a social studies teacher at the school who coached the boys basketball team from 1996 to 2009, has been chosen to once again fill that position.
“He brings experience in coaching, he’s worked with the kids and he’s got a good reputation,” Spinella said on Tuesday.
Fullmer takes over for Orin Wear, a Mat-Su math teacher who coached the team for two years before stepping down after last season. Wear went 21-23 at Chugiak.
Chugiak High junior Slayton St. Pierre will pretend to wake from a two-decade snooze in the upcoming production or the Washington Irving classic “Rip Van Winkle,” which opens Wednesday, Sept. 28 at the Steve Primis Auditorium.
On Monday night, the world got to hear what folks in Chugiak have known for a long, long time.
Mike Christensen can really sing.
Christensen, a 2004 Chugiak High graduate, made his national television debut at 8 p.m. Monday night on NBC’s “The Sing Off,” an elimination-style reality show featuring some of the nation’s top vocal ensembles.
Eagle River fell 21-19 to East on Saturday at Eagle River High School.
Peter Kott threw touchdown passes to Kelechi Madubuko and Jeavonte Dunn, but the Wolves' final drive ended with an incompletion on fourth down with the Wolves driving in East territory with less than a minute to play.
Jordan Patin hit a 41-yard field goal for Eagle River, which fell to 0-6 overall and 0-5 in the Cook Inlet Conference. The Wolves also scored on a safety.
Brody Deloria had a pair of touchdown runs for East (4-2 overall, 3-2 CIC).
No, the Eagle River resident didn’t attend the best New Year’s party of her life or celebrate a special anniversary. That was the day Gray received perhaps the most frightening news an expectant mother can get: doctors had detected a defect — heart disease — in her unborn baby.
Gray said she and her husband, David, were stunned.
“We were in a shocked state of mind,” Gray said. “You’re numb.”
Doctors performed open-heart surgery just 10 days after her baby boy was born. Today, young Qunilan is a normal 2-year-old.