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Eagle River Olympic hopeful Corey Cogdell finished 11th overall and failed to advance to the six-woman finals of the Olympic Trapshooting competition on Saturday, Aug. 4 in London, England.

Cogdell, the 25-year-old U.S. Olympic Trials champion and a bronze medalist at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, hit 68 out of a possible 75 targets. She nailed a perfect 25 in the opening round, but faded over her final 50 shots. Italy's Jessica Rossi followed up her world-record perfect score of 75 in the preliminaries, then hit 24 out of 25 to win the gold medal.

Eagle River’s Sheryl Loan wrapped up a record ninth Tour of Anchorage on Sunday, July 29, following the final race of the five-race bicycle series.

Loan finished fourth on the Kincaid Loop stage, 16 seconds behind winner Jenna App. But her performances in the four earlier stages gave her more than enough cushion over App, who finished 1:59 behind Loan in the overall standings to take second.

Loan’s daughter, Kinsey, finished fifth overall.

The Chugiak Soccer Club’s ’01 Tsunami team recently completed a trip to Beaverton, Ore. to play in the Adidas Beaverton Cup. The 274-team tournament featured 274 teams from California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Hawaii and Alaska.

The team went 4-1 to finish in the top five in the 17-team Silver bracket. Their only loss was a 2-1 defeat courtesy of eventual tournament champion EastSide Football Club of Seattle.

The team will join others from the CSC and around the state this week for the Alaska State Cup, which began in Kenai on Aug. 1.

Eagle River’s Corey Cogdell, 25, will shoot for her second Olympic medal when she takes part in the Olympic trapshooting competition Aug. 4 in London.

Fans hoping to catch a glimpse of the hometown hero sooner than that, however, can find Cogdell on Twitter, where she’s been tweeting pictures of herself at the Games all week.

On Monday, Cogdell (@CoreyCogdell), tweeted a picture of herself, gun slung over shoulder, after a training session.

The Chugiak-Eagle River Chinooks didn’t need a thank-you card. They let their bats do all the talking.

The Chinooks racked up 16 hits en route to a decisive 12-4 victory over the Alaska Goldpanners of Fairbanks on fan appreciation night in their final home game of the Alaska Baseball Season on Sunday, July 29 at Loretta French Park.

“It was a great way to end it,” manager Jon Groth said. “I couldn’t have scripted it better.

“To finish in front of our home crowd like we did is really a treasure,” Groth said.

Six local American Legion ballplayers were named to the 2012 Team of Excellence.

Four players from Chugiak Post 33 included Conner Cimmiyotti (infield); Cameron Fritz (OF); Deven Ferriss (util); and Chase Wilson (catcher).

Colby LeBlanc (infield) and Kyle Frost (outfield) represented Eagle River.

Chugiak’s Just Schneider (outfield) and Eagle River’s David Fuller (utility, starting pitcher) were honorable mention.

 

2012 Team of Excellence All-State Selections (voted by Post managers and coaches)

Both Chugiak Post 33 and Eagle River had solid wins in the opening round of the American Legion AA State Tournament.

Both followed with back-to-back upsets of higher seeds.

And both stood in each other’s way for an automatic berth in the title game Friday, Aug. 3 at Mulcahy Stadium.

The crosstown rivals — and only undefeated teams in the tournament after three games — played Wednesday, Aug. 1 in the semifinals, but a score was not available when the Star went to press. Check www.alaskastar.com for updates.

Talk about improbable.

Both local American Legion teams notched consecutive upsets to remain the final two unbeaten teams after three games in the AA State Tournament at Mulcahy Stadium.

The crosstown rivals faced off Wednesday, Aug. 1 in the semifinal — with the winner earning an automatic berth in the title game Friday, Aug. 3 at 2 p.m.

A score was not available when the Star went to press. Check www.alaskastar.com for updates.

Eagle River beat Fairbanks Post 11 9-8 on Sunday, July 29 at Mulcahy Stadium in Anchorage. The Wolves' win sets up a showdown Wednesday against Chugiak with an automatic berth in the state championship on the line. The two squads are the only undeafeated teams remaining in the tournament, and each is guaranteed to finish no worse than third overall.

Eagle River shortstop Wesley Bennice turned an unassisted double play to end the game with Fairbanks threatening in the ninth.

Chugiak and Eagle River will play at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 1 at Mulcahy.

Eagle River's Terri McAngus, 50, won her second consecutive Alaska State Amateur Golf Championship on Sunday, July 22 at Settlers Bay Golf Course in Knik. McAngus shot a four-day total of 301 to beat second-plae Rose Pelletier by 13 strokes.

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