The Chugiak Soccer Club Tsunami recently competed in the Alaska State Cup Finals soccer tournament in Kenai, where they posted a 2-0-1 record to claim the state championship for the U-12 girls division. The win qualifies the team for the Regional Soccer Tournament to be held in Hawaii next June.
Though Eagle River finished on the losing end of another lopsided Cook Inlet Conference football game Saturday, Aug. 18, the 49-6 final didn’t tell the whole story, Wolves’ head coach Jason Brewer said.
“The scoreboard doesn’t indicate the game,” he said after West handed Eagle River (0-2 in CIC and overall) its second loss of the season. “We drove 80 yards and the next play they throw a bomb.”
Chugiak High sophomore running back Josh Capers ran for 108 yards and two touchdowns in Chugiak's season-opening loss at West Valley on Saturday, Aug. 11 in Fairbanks. Capers, 15, is the son of Smiley and Michelle Capers of Eagle River.
After going winless two straight seasons, Eagle River High’s flag football team finished 8-7 last year. The improvement in their record also brought a change to the team’s attitude this year, said senior Scout Warners. The 34 girls between the varsity and junior varsity squads have been taking preseason practice more seriously than in the past, she said.
“Everyone’s been on time to practice,” Warners said.