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Jackson Wall led all scorers with 15 points as a young Chugiak squad ran away from Tikigaq Thursday night in the first round of the season-opening Cougar Tipoff Basketball Tournament at Service High.

“This will be a whole new team for me,” said Chugiak head coach Jocquis Sconiers, who noted many of the Mustangs were playing their first varsity game Thursday.

Sconiers said this year’s team features just four upperclassmen — two seniors and two juniors — along with eight sophomores.

“We’re very young,” he said.

After an earthquake break, Chugiak and Eagle River are back on solid ice.

The Wolves came out snarling Tuesday against Service, with Skylar Johnson and Logan Dudinsky racking two goals each in an 8-1 Cook Inlet Conference win at Ben Boeke.

Nick Silance, Brooks Christian, Ty McEnaney, and Tay Kurpius also scored for the high-scoring Wolves, who improved to 4-2 in the CIC. Eagle River is averaging seven goals in six CIC games this season, with McEnaney tied the league lead with 16 points (five goals, 11 assists) and Dudinsky third with 15.

Daniel Niebles didn’t mess around during Saturday’s Cook Inlet Conference Wrestling Tournament.

The Chugiak junior pinned all three of his opponents en route to a CIC title at 189 pounds, finishing the tournament in style with a third-round flattening of South’s Dorian Mellon.

Chugiak finished fifth in the team standings and Eagle River was sixth. The Mustangs qualified eight wrestlers to the state tournament, while the Wolves will send seven (or eight if a spot opens for alternate Kameron Potter at 103 pounds).

Chugiak and Eagle River rolled to a pair of Anchorage Scholastic Bowling League sweeps on Thursday, Nov. 29 at Center Bowl in Anchorage.

Eagle River’s girls took a 33-2 win over East, while the ERHS boys won 31-4 over the T-birds. Allison Szewczyk rolled a 218 to lead the Eagle River girls and Cameron Spano had a 216 to pace the Eagle River boys.

Chugiak’s Jadyn Moore fired a 181 to lead the Chugiak girls to a 27-8 win over Service, with Kolton Reeves leading the boys to a 20-15 win over the Cougars with a 163.

Chugiak’s Daniel Bausch knows how to bounce back.

The Chugiak High senior finished in eighth place at the Foot Locker Cross Country Championship West Regionals on Saturday at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, California.

The finish earned Bausch an invite to the Foot Locker Cross Country Championships National Finals next Saturday at Morley Field in San Diego.

The result was a redemption story of sorts for Bausch, who last month withdrew midway through the Nike Cross Nationals Northwest Region race after running with the leaders in the early going.

Chugiak got goals from four different players and 16 saves from Olin Kelliher to take a 4-2 nonconference high school hockey win over Colony Tuesday at the McDonald Center in Eagle River.

Jarett Beckett had a goal and an assist for the Mustangs, who also got goals from Tyler Huffer, Cullen McCormick and Luke Momblow. Wyatt Young, Jacob Kosinski and Grant Epple had assists for Chugiak, which improved to 7-1 overall and 4-0 against nonconference opponents.

Joe Joe Tapley netted two goals and Christopher Kennedy scored a goal and three assists as Chugiak earned a 7-1 Cook Inlet Conference hockey win Tuesday at the McDonald Center in Eagle River.

The Mustangs improved to 3-1 in the CIC, while Bartlett fell to 0-6. Luke Momblow, Jarrett Beckett, and Noah Denny also scored goals for Chugiak, which got two assists each from Jacob Kosinski, Tyler Huffer and Riley Lindberg. Alayna Breivogel made three saves as Chugiak outshot Bartlett 39-4.

Chad Beals made 32 saves for Bartlett, which got an unassisted goal from Andrew Vandenbos.

Eagle River shutout Chugiak 35-0 in girls bowling and earned a 31-4 win in boys in the season-opening Alaska Scholastic Bowling League matches Nov. 15 at the Jewel Lake Bowl in Anchorage.

Allison Szewczyk led all locals with a 212 for the Eagle River girls, while Brenden Iaulaulo had a 195 to lead the boys. Chugiak’s top bowler were Kolton Reeves with a 183 on the boys side and Jadyn Moore with a 170 on the girls.

Teams are off for Thanksgiving and will return to ASBL play Nov. 29 at Center Bowl in Anchorage.

Eagle River rolled to a 7-0 high school riflery sweep over Chugiak on Friday, Nov. 16 at Chugiak in the final regular-season match for both schools.

Ava Perkins led all shooters with a 285 for Eagle River, which also got a 284 from Maddie Bidinger, a 282 from Jonah Wegener and a 280 from Lindsey Foshee. Perkins shot a 100 in prone and also led all shooters with a 97 in kneeling. Foshee tied Chugiak’s Michael Sorensen with a 94 in standing to lead all shooters.

Sorensen was Chugiak’s top shooter with a 277, including a 98 prone and 94 standing.

Eagle River rebounded from back-to-back losses with a 2-1 comeback win over West in a nonconference prep hockey game Saturday, Nov. 17 at Ben Boeke Ice Arena in Anchorage.

The Wolves trailed 1-0 heading into the third period, but got a pair of power play goals in the final minutes to grab the win in a game that marred by a postgame fight.

CIC leading scorer Ty McEnaney scored the game-tying goal with 4:35 to play off assists from Tay Kurpius and Aidan Burton. The Wolves went in front for good on a Brayden Rachow goal off an assist from Logan Dudinsky.

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