Three local high school baseball players were named First Team All-Cook Inlet Conference in a vote of league coaches following the conclusion of the season. Chugiak catcher Chase Wilson and Mustangs outfielder Justin Schneider joined Eagle River’s Chris Parker on the first team.
Wilson, a junior, hit .429 with 14 RBI, 7 runs scored and a .528 on base percentage in 10 games for Chugiak, which finished the season 4-6.
Kelsey Reeves’ goalkeeper training didn’t end when Eagle River High was eliminated from the girls Cook Inlet Conference soccer tournament. It’s only just begun.
Reeves, a recent Eagle River graduate, is spending her summer preparing for the next level. Reeves is playing next season for The College of St. Scholastica, an NCAA Division III program in Duluth, Minn.
“I’m really excited about it,” Reeves said. “It’s a great program.”
Recent Chugiak High graduate Darion Gobert, 18, pitched a complete game two-hitter and struck out seven to help the Mustangs to an 8-0 win over Dimond in the opening round of the Cook Inlet Conference softball tournament Monday, May 21 at Albrecht Fields in Anchorage. She is the daughter of Ralph Gobert of Anchorage.
To say Corey Cogdell has trained her entire life to become one of the world’s best shooters would be a lie. In fact, she had to wait all the way until her second birthday before she could even hold a gun.
“When she was a year and a half, Corey was going, ‘Daddy, I want to shoot,’” recalled her father, Dick, during an interview on Monday, May 21 — one day after his daughter, 25, qualified for her second Summer Olympics in trap shooting.
Chugiak’s girls soccer season ended with a 3-1 loss to rival Eagle River in the opening round of the Cook Inlet Conference tournament Thursday, May 17 at the Wolves’ den.
Jackie Klecka led sixth-seeded Eagle River in the upset over No. 3 Chugiak with two goals.
After Chris Bottini gave the Wolves a 1-0 lead at halftime, Klecka notched two quick strikes in the second half to give Eagle River its first win over Chugiak this season. The Mustangs swept the regular season series with two, one-goal victories.
Scoreboards never lie — but they don’t always tell the whole story, either.
Following his team’s 5-0 loss to No. 2 South in the opening round of the Cook Inlet Conference boys soccer tournament at South High on May 17, Chugiak head coach Mikey Evans said his seventh-seeded squad put together its best match of the season.
Eagle River’s season came to a close with a 1-0 loss to Service in the third-place game of the girls Cook Inlet Conference soccer tournament Saturday, May 19 at Eagle River.
The Cougars scored in the 71st minute to earn a trip to the state tournament.
Illness and injuries hampered Eagle River throughout the tournament, Wolves’ head coach Lauren Mason said. The Wolves, who only have 15 varsity players, were down to one substitute against Service and their backup keeper, Tara Fisher, was playing forward.