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 Eagle River sophomore bowler Josh Bogowith fired a team-high 276 during the final round of Anchroage Scholastic Bowling League play on Thursday, Feb. 2 at Center Bowl in Anchorage. Bogowith, 15, is the son of Timothy and Brenda Bogowith of Eagle River.

 Chugiak High hockey goalie Joey Lindquist smiles as he gets his hair cut into a Mohawk by stylist Kelly Prince at the Bella Luca Salon in Eagle River. Lindquist, a senior, suggested every player on the team get the special hairdos in honor of the Mustangs’ appearance in the state hockey tournament, and Bella Luca’s stylists offered to provide the cuts free of charge.

UPDATE: Chugiak lost 4-3 to Lathrop in the opening round of the state hockey tournament on Thursday's, Feb. 8, and fell 4-1 to Wasilla in the semifinals on Friday, Feb. 9.

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Chugiak High’s quest for a Class 4A state hockey title begins today at 2:30 p.m. against Lathrop in the opening round of the ASAA Alaska Class 4A State Hockey Championships at the Menard Center in Wasilla.

Chugiak senior Garrett Morrison easily handled Kodiak’s Charlie Johnson in the finals of the 182 pound weight class at the ASAA Alaska Class 4A State Wrestling Championships to earn his first state wrestling title on Saturday, Feb. 4 at Bartlett High.

“It feels great,” Morrison said after defeating Johnson for the second time this season.

Chugiak’s girls basketball team finished with a 2-2 record at the Dimond Lady Lynx Prep Shootout Feb. 1-4 at Dimond High, good enough for seventh place in the 16-team tournament.

The Mustangs opened the tourney with a 60-54 overtime win over Lathrop on Feb. 1. Erinn Scotland scored 20 points to lead Chugiak, which also got 17 points from Alistie Aguilar and 12 from Jessica Tramp. Jessi McMullen hauled in a game-high 15 boards for Chugiak, which went 23-of-33 from the free throw line.

After watching his team fall 1-0 to Dimond-West (DW) in the opening round of the Cook Inlet Conference girls hockey tournament on Feb. 1 at ben Boeke Arena, Chugiak-Eagle River (CER) co-head coach Randall Sperry was far from disappointed in his squad.

“I think our goal was just to be competitive, and we were definitely competitive,” Sperry said.

Four students from Chugiak High and one from Eagle River were named to the All-Cook Inlet Conference hockey teams, as voted on by the CIC’s coaches.

Named All-CIC on the girls side were Chugiak-Eagle River forward Rachel Russell, a senior at Chugiak, and defender Morgan Elledge, a CHS junior.

The Chugiak-Eagle River girls team also earned the CIC’s academic award with a combined 3.41 grade point average.

Chugiak senior Garrett Morrison easily handled Kodiak's Charlie Johnson in the finals of the 182 pound weight class at the ASAA Alaska Class 4A State Wrestling Championships to earn his first state wrestling title on Saturday, Feb. 4 at Bartlett High.

"It feels great," Morrison said after defeating Johnson for the second time this season.

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