For the Chugiak-Eagle River Star

By early afternoon, the first stunning views of Lost Lake came into view as we hiked up through the hemlock forest and entered the green, rolling tundra where the trees were dwarfed and scattered farther apart. A gusting northwest wind sometimes made talking difficult. But above the wind was a deep and intermittent roar in the sky: aircraft, which we knew were part of President Obama’s air surveillance and security force. 

It was a cold night Friday, Sept. 4 when the Chugiak Mustangs faced the West High Eagles at Tom Huffer Sr. Stadium. This was the game that would decide which team would rank first in the Cook Inlet Conference, and the Mustangs came out on top.

It was a home game for Chugiak (3-1, 3-0), and on West’s side, a fan cried out, “But West always wins,” at the end of the game. On the home side, the Mustang band played, “Let the Good Times Roll,” by the Cars, over the jubilant sound of cheering fans.

This time, West (3-1, 2-1) didn’t win.

The Palmer Moose (3-1) defeated the Eagle River Wolves 49-7 on Saturday, Sept. 5 at Eagle River High School.

The Wolves (0-4) special teams showed improvement over past games, particularly in the third quarter, when Eagle River was able to block a kick for an extra point from the Moose.

The Wolves’ lone touchdown was made by quarterback Thad Heagy, a sophomore.

Varsity Football

Dimond - Wasilla, 48-10 (Non-conference)

West - Chugiak, 21-28

South - Bartlett, 14-67

Service - East, 2-38

Houston – Kenai Central, 6-63 (Non-conference)

Soldotna – Kodiak, 49-14

Palmer – Eagle River, 49-7



Dimond defeated Chugiak 25-16, 25-8, 25-10

West defeated Eagle River 25-21, 28-26, 25-14


Cross Country Palmer Invitational