Eagle River’s girls basketball team has insisted all season that they’re an improving bunch. On Saturday, Jan. 21, the Wolves proved it with a 45-30 non conference win over Skyview in Soldotna.
The Wolves improved to 1-7 overall after picking up the program’s first victory since beating Service on Feb. 11, 2009.
The Wolves clamped down on Skyview from the outset, allowing just two first-half points and leading 27-13 at the half. Eagle River knocked down six 3-pointers in the game, including three by Dana Panfil, two from Lauren Frost and one by Mikayla Douglas.
If you’ve made it this far, wresting finally gets (a little) easier.
Head coaches at both area high schools said they were going a bit easier on their athletes in the final week leading up to this weekend’s Cook Inlet Conference tournament, which starts at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27 at Chugiak and continues at 9 a.m. the following day.
The Chugiak-Eagle River girls hockey team will end the regular season just as it started — against familiar foe Dimond-West.
CER will honor its seniors prior to the 5:45 p.m. puck drop Saturday, Jan. 28 at the McDonald Center.
The game will serve as a preview to the opening round of the Cook Inlet Conference tournament when Dimond-West, the No. 2 seed, will take on third-seeded CER on Wednesday, Feb. 1 at 6:45 p.m. at Ben Boeke Ice Arena.
Although the Chugiak Coffee Shop continued to be a common meeting place for the town’s civic organizations, the shop’s owners, Cloyce and Justine Parks, soon saw the need for a grocery and service station. The Palmer Highway (now the Old Glenn) was the only connecting road between Anchorage, Palmer and all points north. So they added a small grocery, a candy store and a service station to their complex that became known locally as Parksville.
The Hoppers never miss the Anchorage Folk Festival.
It’s something the Chugiak family of four has been involved with since 23-year-old Caiti Hopper can remember.
“I’ve grown up with the festival,” she said. “It’s a huge highlight.”
Caiti, a music education major at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, flew back from the Golden Heart City two days after the start of a new semester so she wouldn’t miss playing the 23rd annual event with her family band.
“It’s something I look forward to all year,” she said.
Tex Daniels, 22, of Chugiak, was arrested Tuesday, Jan. 24 on two counts of first degree assault, DWI and failure to render aid for an incident that occurred early New Year’s Day in downtown Anchorage.
According to Anchorage Police, Daniels lost control of his pickup truck near the corner of West 15th Avenue and I Street after passing another vehicle. Police say he struck a rock pile and snow bank, along with pedestrians Ashley Brotherton and Clayton Wilbanks of Anchorage.
Six Chugiak-Eagle River students were among 37 Alaska high school seniors nominated to U.S. service academies on Monday, Jan. 23 by Sen. Lisa Murkowski.
“This year’s nominees are stellar candidates who embody the leadership capabilities and strong characters we expect from our men and women in uniform,” Murkowski said in a press release. “It is a privilege to nominate such accomplished Alaskans for admission to our service academies.”
Chugiak-Eagle River girls hockey player Hannah Blizzard has racked up some impressive offensive numbers since the start of the New Year. Through the first five games of 2012, Blizzard had eight points, including six goals and two assists. She’s a sophomore at Chugiak High and the daughter of Pam and Alan Blizzard of Eagle River.
Freshly cut classic ski tracks glistened in the just-rising sun the morning of Saturday, Jan. 14, practically begging to be raced on. But instead of getting tested by some of the state’s top Nordic skiers, the tracks at the Beach Lake Trails and in the stadium at Chugiak High School were left mostly unmolested thanks to some harsh winter weather.
Officials canceled the planned interval-start classic high school races after it was determined race-time temperatures were too cold for racing.
“I think everybody is disappointed,” said Chugiak ski coach Mikey Evans.