Smoke causes weekend high school sports shake-up
Heavy smoke in the Anchorage area has local sports teams scrambling.
The smoke from the Swan Lake wildfire on the Kenai Peninsula forced the Anchorage School District to cancel all outdoorathletic practices and games Friday. Indoor events — including the Chugiak Invitational volleyball tournament — will go aheadas planned.
The Eagle River football game originally scheduled for 7 p.m. at Houston High has been rescheduled to 2 p.m. Saturday,smoke dependant. A final decision on the game will be made early Saturday morning, said Wolves coach Brad Myers.
The Chugiak vs. Eagle River flag football game scheduled for Friday will be played at noon Saturday.
Chugiak High will host an impromptu cross country meet Saturday morning, according to the Anchorage Daily News. Teamswere left without a meet this weekend after the Tsalteshi Invitational in Soldotna was called off due to the smoke.
All game and times remain subject to change or cancellation due to smoke.