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Chugiak-Eagle River pounded out 11 hits to earn a 6-4 Alaska Baseball League win over the Mat-Su Miners on Monday, July 2 at Hermon Brothers Field in Palmer. Chugiak-Eagle River improved to 9-7 in ABL.

Steven Karkenny went 3-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored for Chugiak-Eagle River, which pulled within a half game of the league-leading Anchorage Bucs (8-5). Matt Marsh gave up three runs in five innings to earn his second win of the season.

The Chugiak-Eagle River Chinooks split a pair of games against the Alaska Goldpanners on Wednesday, June 27, in Fairbanks.

The Chinooks won the opener, 7-2, before falling in the nightcap, 9-2. What had been a scheduled four-game series with the Panners was shortened to three because of wet conditions. 

Chugiak-Eagle River is 6-4, one game behind the Peninsula Oilers in the ABL standings, heading into tonight's 7 p.m. game against the Mat-Su Miners at Loretta French Park in Chugiak.

Eagle River’s Sheryl Loan can sweep the Arctic Bicycle Club’s three-race Pocketful of Posies bicycle race series with a win in tonight’s time trial on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.

Loan won the first race in the series, the June 14 Potter Hill Climb, by 25 seconds over daughter Kinsey in the Expert Class. On June 21, Sheryl made it 2-for-2 when she edged Amber Stull by a single second in the Moose Run Time Trial.

Eagle River’s Levi Younger clocked a time of 3 hours, 8 minutes, 54 seconds to place 23rd overall in the Mayor’s Marathon on Saturday, June 23 in Anchorage. Younger was just 3:24 faster than Chugiak’s Sergei Zelenkov, who was 26th.

Chugiak’s Lia Slemons finished in 3:15:21 to claim 34th overall and sixth among all women in the event. Slemons also won the 30-34 age group.

Seward’s Matt Adams won the 26.2-mile race in 2:27:06, while Kate Hails of Somerville, Mass., won the women’s title in 2:59:55.

Two of the six Chugiak Soccer Club teams that competed in the Alaska Airlines Cup soccer tournament May 31 through June 3 claimed championship trophies.

Earning tournament titles were the U12 Tsunami 01 girls (pictured), as well as the U18/19 Cyclone girls. More than 2,500 players from around the state participated in the tournament, the state’s largest.

CSC U12 Tsunami 01 Girls pictured above are: Front Row, Left to Right — Addie Swanson, Kinley Sanders, Carin Currier, Breghan Theis, Paige McManus

Eagle River American Legion (6-6 overall) went 1-3 during the three-day Midnight Sun Tournament in Fairbanks on June 22-24.

Eagle River opened with a 7-5 loss to Dimond on Friday, June 22. David Fuller went 3-for-3 and scored two runs. Kyle Frost had two hits and two RBIs and Wesley Bennice drove in a pair of runs.

Eagle River beat Bartlett 19-9 on Saturday, June 23 before losing to Fairbanks 7-6 the same day.

The Chugiak-Eagle River Chinooks earned their first home Alaska Baseball League win 12-10 over the Peninsula Oilers on Friday, June 22 at Loretta French Park.

Chinooks manager Jon Groth was happy to give the fans reason to celebrate after a disappointing loss in the home opener June 18.

“It’s nice to get our first win at home,” he said.

Though the defense was lacking at times, Groth said he was pleased with Chugiak-Eagle River’s 16 hits on offense. The Chinooks benefitted from timely hitting, he said.

After allowing four runs in the bottom of the eighth, Chugiak-Eagle River rallied for three in the top of the ninth to take a back-and-forth 6-5 Alaska Baseball League win over the Anchorage Glacier Pilots Sunday morning at Mulcahy Stadium in Anchorage.

Steven Karkenny's two-run single with the bases loaded in the top of the ninth proved to be the game-winner. Reliever Jacob Howell retired the Pilots in order to close out the bottom of the inning.

JJ Turbin and Tyler Shryock each had two hits to lead the Chinooks.

Eagle River American Legion improved to 5-3 overall with 12-9 win over West Post 1 on Sunday, June 17 at Loretta French Park.

“It wasn’t pretty, but it was effective,” head coach Gregg Frost said. “We pulled out a win.”

Relief pitcher R.J. Dirscherl got the win for Eagle River, who used four different pitchers over seven innings.

“It was pitching by committee,” Frost said. “We got it done.”

Kyle Frost led Eagle River with a three-run triple and a double. Zach Weller had three hits and drove in a run.

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