Patrick Prior scored two goals to lead Eagle River High to a 3-0 win over Chugiak for the first boys soccer win in school history over the Mustangs on March 31 at The Dome.
The victory was also the team’s first win of the season and first for first-year head coach Max Solodkii. With the win, the Wolves improved to 1-3 in the Cook Inlet Conference while Chugiak fell to 1-3.
“It’s a good feeling,” Prior said of beating the Mustangs.
Tyler Rohde won both hurdle events and Chris Kveseth won the 400-meter dash to help Chugiak’s boys track and field team finish third at the Anchorage School District 8x8 meet at The Dome on March 30-31.
Dimond swept both team titles while West came in second in the girls and boys team standings.
Rohde won the 110 hurdles in 15.15 seconds and the 300 hurdles in 41.16.
Eagle River’s Corey Cogdell, a 2008 Olympic bronze medalist, posted a come-from-behind victory to win skeet shooting gold at the first International Shooting Sports Federation World Cup event of the season on Friday, March 30 in Tuscon, Ariz.
Cogdell, 25, entered the final round in fifth place, but missed just once in the final round (hitting 24 of 25 targets) to pull away from the field with 94 total hits, according to an ISSF press release.
Nikki Boggs dribbled through the heart of the West defense before passing off to Shayna Wolery directly in front of the net for an easy finish to lift the Eagle River girls soccer team to a 1-0 Cook Inlet Conference win over West on Wednesday evening at The Dome in Anchorage.
The victory improved the Wolves' record to 1-1-1 on the season.
Eagle River next plays on Saturday, March 31 against Chugiak at 2:50 p.m. at The Dome.
After winning three events (the 800-meter run, 1,600 and 3,200) at The Scramble two weeks ago, Eagle River High sophomore Kate Mondl, 15, finished second in the 3,200 and fifth in the 1,600 at “The Mini” — the first official meet of the track season — on March 23-24 at The Dome. She is the daughter of Marge Mondl and Dave Maker.
Chugiak’s Tim Sorensen won the boys’ 3,200-meter run in 10 minutes, 30 seconds at “The Mini” — the season’s first official meet — March 23-24 at The Dome. Sorensen also placed second in the 1,600, finishing just 0.16 seconds behind Max Romey of Service.
Chugiak’s Chris Kveseth won the 800 in 2:07, and Jacob Brownlee placed sixth in the discus.
Eagle River’s boys 4x400 relay of Richard Ayala, Kit Hoog, Ben Hall and Brandon King placed third.
The Mustang Hockey Association’s PeeWee C team won the state championship with a convincing 7-1 victory over the tournament host South Anchorage Mighty Moose on March 18 at the Subway Sports Centre in Anchorage.
There was no better way to finish the season than beating the Mighty Moose on their home ice, Mustangs head coach Kenny Hood said.
“It was really awesome,” he said. “It certainly was a great way to end it.”
The Mustangs — who held a 2-1 edge after two periods — exploded for five goals in the third to capture the state title, Hood said.
Eagle River High’s Comp Cheerleaders competed at the State Cheerleading Competition March 13. The team placed first in the Comp division and was named Grand Champions with the overall highest score. There were 35 teams represented at this year’s competition.
Eagle River High sophomore Sam Coy rebounded from an injury in the first half to score the game-tying goal on an assist from freshman Nikki Boggs in the 77th minute to earn a 1-1 draw with Service in Cook Inlet Conference girls soccer action Saturday, March 24 at The Dome. The tie put the Wolves’ conference record at 0-1-1.
Service took a 1-0 lead with a goal in the 37th minute, Eagle River head coach Lauren Mason said.