The Mustang Hockey Association’s Blue Devils 10U Minors team won an Alaska State Hockey Association championship March 1 at Ben Boeke Ice Arena in Anchorage. The team went 5-0 in the tournament and won the championship game 8-1 over the Alaska Oilers.

Rosalyn Singleton crushed it at the Tour of Anchorage Sunday.

The 63-year-old Eagle River woman won her age group by more than 15 minutes and placed 19th in the women’s 50-kilometer freestyle race at the annual ski marathon in Anchorage. She finished in 3 hours, 12 minutes and 48.9 seconds, 48:48.6 behind winner Jessica Yeaton, an Olympic skier from Anchorage.

Norway’s Magnus Noroey, a freshman at UAA, won the men’s 50K title over Anchorage’s Erik Bjornsen.

UPDATE: Lanier scratched from the Iditarod on Tuesday, March 10 after getting bogged down on the trail between Rainy Pass and Rohn. Read more here.


This year’s Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race field includes two brothers, two sisters and two guys who aren’t related at all — but might as well be.

This year’s Birchwood Bowl battle wasn’t much of one as Chugiak completed a Cook Inlet Conference basketball season sweep of rival Eagle River with a pair of lopsided wins Wednesday at Eagle River High.

The Mustangs also swept a pair of games between the neighboring schools on Jan. 28 at Chugiak.

Chugiak’s Adrianna Proffitt and Michael Earnhart put themselves in contention for state Skimeister titles with third-place finishes Thursday at the ASAA/First National Bank Alaska State Nordic Ski Championships at Kincaid Park.

Earnahart, a junior, finished 30.3 seconds behind Service’s Alexander Maurer in the boys 7.5-kilometer individual start freestyle race, while senior Proffitt was 38.9 seconds behind West Valley’s Kendall Kramer in the girls 5-kilometer race.

Jim Lanier is no Iditarod rookie — even if he’s spent the winter proving himself like one.

The 79-year-old Chugiak musher was denied entry into the 2020 Iditarod in August, but he’ll be at the starting line nonetheless when the race begins in March after re-qualifying for the race by completing a pair of 300-mile races.

“They said per Iditarod rules if I want to run this year and do a late sign-up, I’d just have to follow the rules and run the qualifying races, so that’s what I did,” Lanier said Tuesday.

Chugiak’s girls basketball team had a lovely Valentine’s Day Friday night, cruising to a 50-23 Cook Inlet Conference win over South at Chugiak High.

The Mustangs held the Wolverines to just a single point in the second quarter en route to a 24-12 halftime lead and never looked back as head coach Ryan Hales was able to rest his starters for long stretches of the second half.

Chasity Selden-Horn scored a game-high 13 points for Chugiak, which got eight points from Layla Beam and seven each from Caitlin Wachmann and Ari Lewis.

Darth Vader and the Space Force shared sunshine with the Mario Brothers and Winnie the Pooh Saturday as Kincaid Park transformed from a world-class ski venue into an otherworldly winter wonderland filled with the motliest crew of cross country skiers you’ll see this side of Santa’s Workshop.

The costumes are a tradition at the East T-Bird Classic, an annual high school relay race that’s long on spirit but short on seriousness. Saturday’s mixed relay event featured a backwards handoff, an uphill slalom and a gnarly jump that sent more than its share of skiers cups over teakettle.

Wolves have a howling good time on the Kenai

Eagle River’s boys and girls basketball teams completed a successful road trip over the weekend, returning from the Kenai Spur Highway with a pair of non conference sweeps of Kenai Central and Nikiski.

On Friday, Mikayla Johnson poured in a game-high 26 points to lead the Eagle River girls to a 48-29 win over the Kardinals in Kenai. Lila Wegener had seven points and Amaya Hudson scored six for the Wolves, who outscored Kenai 19-4 in the third quarter.

Five local players were named to the 2019-20 All-Cook Inlet Conference hockey team announced following the conclusion of the CIC tournament at Ben Boeke Ice Arena Saturday night.

For Chugiak, defenseman Tyler Huffer was named to the team alongside forwards Luke Momblow and Jarett Beckett. Both forwards scored 20 goals this season; Momblow was fourth in the CIC with 43 total points and Beckett was fifth with 40. Huffer was third among CIC defensemen with 20 points this season, including six goals and 14 assists in conference play.