Every Dimond player scored at least six points as the first-place Lynx rolled to a 77-38 win over Chugiak on Tuesday, Feb. 14 at Dimond.

Alistie Aguilar led Chugiak with 13 points, including a 7-for-9 performance from the free throw line. Jessi McMullen added six points and 10 rebounds for Chugiak, which fell to 5-5 in the CIC. Chugiak will face Eagle River tonight at 6 p.m. at Chugiak.


East 64, Eagle River 30

Togafiti Manu scored a game-high 22 points to lead the T-Birds to a 64-30 win Tuesday, Feb. 14 at Eagle River.

For two hours Friday, Feb. 10, the area’s two local high schools put education on hold and competed in a series of challenges that tested strength, speed…and the ability to unfold and put on a frozen T-shirt.

The annual Wild And Crazy Kid’s Olympics (WACKO), which pits each class and the faculty against one another, is held every February to help pass Alaska’s cold, dark months.

“It’s a great morale booster to get the kids through the winter doldrums,” said Eagle River student council advisor Tom Klaameyer. “It’s just big fun.”

Eklutna elects first female chief

Dorothy Cook was chosen as the Native Village of Eklutna’s first female chair, following a vote on Jan. 25, 1997.

Cook was the sister of outgoing chair George Ondola, and also the granddaughter of Eklutna Alex, after whom the village is named.

Cook said she didn’t feel her gender made much difference in the voting.

“I don’t think it matters,” she told the Star. “I never thought about it.”

Cook said her top priority would be to get a new community center built for the village.


Our recipe this week is from Betty Pyles, who established a homesite in Birchwood with her husband, Max, in 1955. Betty was very active in the community. She was involved in the Birchwood Loopers Homemakers Club, the Chugiak Ladies Club, the WSCS of the Chugiak Methodist Church and was one of the dancers in the Chugiak Belles Troupe. Her recipe was published in the Kink Arm Courier in April, 1962.




DRAIN: 1 #2 or #2 ½ can crushed pineapple


Crushed gravel resurfacing by mid-September was promised for the Birchwood Road at a meeting of the Birchwood Community Club, held last Monday night at the home of Lester Juhnke.

Representing the Department of Highways at this meeting was Mr. Claude Rogers, District maintenance Supervisor and Jack Morrow, Anchorage Maintenance Station foreman.

When Lee Jordan looks at Chugiak’s Loretta French Field, he doesn’t see a diamond buried under two feet of snow, but a field of Alaska Baseball League dreams.

Jordan, a Chugiak-Eagle River icon who founded the Chugiak-Eagle River Star newspaper in 1971 and briefly served as the town’s mayor, now serves as president of the Chugiak-Eagle River Chinooks Booster Club. The club, which was formed earlier this winter, is in the process of raising money for the team’s inaugural ABL campaign, which begins in June.

CER Star February 16, 2012 Issue XLI Volume 7

 MHA Mite C Blue Devils: (Back row) Kaylin Garner, Brad Lajoie, Gabe Ludwig (Middle row) Max Greco, Shayden Davis, Olin Kelliher, Gavin McDonald, Dylan Bender (Front row) Grace Canterbury, Cullin McCormick, Tay Kurpuis, Brianna Paxson, Landen Healy

 (top row)Head Coach Chris Brunnhoelzl, Andrew Beckett, John Hammer, Sutton McDonald, Joshua Linn, Anthony Fan, Gunnar Stadem, Bella Hanson, Dayne Cole, Porter Schachle, Assistant Coach Ron Stadem, Assistant Coach Pete McEnaney, (bottom row)Ty McEnaney, Zachary Krajnik, Braden Brunnhoelzl, Trent  Burnham, Zachary Plucinski, Nathan Sperry, Logan Rachow.

 Coaches Don Momblow and Reid McDonald (Back row) Tate Senden, Luke Momblow, Logan Dudinsky, Brandon Lajoie, Jacob Kosinski, Skylar Johnson, Austin Linn (Front row) Gavin Waltz , Benjamin Casey, Aidan Burton, Ryan Gray,  Andrew Kramer, Cam McDonald, Brayden Rachow

Wasilla got two goals from Colton Fletcher and 30 saves from Lauren Massie to hand Chugiak a 4-1 defeat Friday in the consolation round of the ASAA/Alaska First National Cup State Hockey Tournament  at the Menard Center in Wasilla.

The Warriors led 2-0 after one period before Chugiak cut the lead to 2-1 on a goal by Tyler Painter, who put back a Kris Tomazevic shot that bounced off the post with 10:27 left in the second.


Lathrop’s Anders Carlson scored with 8.7 seconds left in regulation to lift the Malemutes past Chugiak 4-3 on Thursday in the opening round of the ASAA Alaska Class 4A State Hockey Championships at the Menard Center in Wasilla.

“Anytime a game is settled in the last nine seconds, that’s a good hockey game,” Mustangs’ head coach Rod Wild said.

Chugiak will play the loser of tonight’s game between Dimond and Wasilla on Friday at 10:15 a.m.

Sergeant Gregory Hublitz, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 725th Brigade Support Battalion

“Hello, I’m Sergeant Gregory Hublitz. I’m with HHC, 725. I’m stationed here on FOB Salerno, Afghanistan. I’d like to send a shout-out to my wife, Amy. Happy Valentine’s, baby! I love you. I miss you.”


My name is Eric Lundgren and I am an 8th grade student at Mirror Lake Middle School. When I first heard about an engineering course I wanted to go, but I later found out it was only for girls. I was not too pleased but I accepted that. After I heard that it was taught by MIT professors and that it was a once-in-a-lifetime program, I really wanted to go. It also did not help when they handed out participation certificates and talked about how great it was in class.

 Eagle River sophomore bowler Josh Bogowith fired a team-high 276 during the final round of Anchroage Scholastic Bowling League play on Thursday, Feb. 2 at Center Bowl in Anchorage. Bogowith, 15, is the son of Timothy and Brenda Bogowith of Eagle River.

 My name is Drew Phillips. I am a 4th grader at Evansville Day School in Evansville, Indiana. I am working on a state report on Alaska. I would appreciate if you could publish my letter in your newspaper so that your readers could send me postcards, brochures, or anything else that could help me with my report. Please send the items by April 25, 2012.

Thank you for the support,

~ Drew Phillips  
Evansville Day School
3400 N Green River RD.
Evansville IN  47715

Last year about this time, the Anchorage School District was considering eliminating middle school sports as a cost-saving measure. The outcry it caused was enough for the district to reconsider, then ditch the idea, and as a parent of a middle-school athlete, I was greatly relieved. Sports teach our children so much more than just competition, and nowhere else was this more evident than at the middle-school ski races held at Mirror Lake Middle School on Feb. 1.

 Chugiak High hockey goalie Joey Lindquist smiles as he gets his hair cut into a Mohawk by stylist Kelly Prince at the Bella Luca Salon in Eagle River. Lindquist, a senior, suggested every player on the team get the special hairdos in honor of the Mustangs’ appearance in the state hockey tournament, and Bella Luca’s stylists offered to provide the cuts free of charge.


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