Eagle River’s Brandon Parrish just scored five points in the Wolves’ 66-62 Cook Inlet Conference overtime win over East on Tuesday, Feb. 14, but he made them count.
Parrish, a junior guard, took a feed from Chris Parker and made a lay-up with 30 seconds left to give his team a 63-61 lead at Eagle River High. Parrish also made the game-tying free throw to make it 61-61.
Parker scored six of his game-high 26 points in overtime to lead the Wolves, who also got 11 from Kelechi Madubuko and 10 from freshman Chaz Jenkins off the bench.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.