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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.

Chugiak sophomore wrestler Richard Burroughs, 16, won his first Cook Inlet Conference championship with a 7-6 win over Service’s Derek Zorea in the finals at 220 pounds on Saturday, Jan. 28 at Chugiak High. Burroughs is the son of Don and Lori Burroughs of Peters Creek.

Dimond's Marianne Kristiansen scored with 8:28 left in the third period to lift second-seeded Dimond-West to a 1-0 win over No. 3 Chugiak-Eagle River in the semifinals of the Cook Inlet Conference tournament on Wednesday, Feb. 1 at Ben Boeke Arena.

Chugiak-Eagle River outshot Dimond-West 17-12 in the game, but couldn't break through against goalie Taylor Sebring.

Nicole Mrugala made 11 stops for Chugiak-Eagle River.

Chugiak outscored Lathrop 12-6 in overtime to earn a 60-54 victory over Lathrop in the opening round of the Dimond Lady Lynx Shootout on Wednesday, Feb. 1 at Dimond. 

The Mustangs went 8-for-8 from the free throw line in the extra period.

Alistie Aguilar went 11-for-13 from the line to lead Chugiak. Aguilar finished with 17 points and seven assists for the Mustangs, who also got a game-high 20 points from Erinn Scotland, 12 points and eight boards from Jessica Tramp and a game-high 15 rebounds from Jessi McMullen.

The Wolves can howl for another year.

For the second straight season, Eagle River won its two-game, regular season series against crosstown rival Chugiak with a 7-4 victory Saturday, Jan. 28 at the McDonald Center.

The two skated to a 1-1 tie their first meeting Nov. 17, 2011. Eagle River beat Chugiak for the first time in school history last season by sweeping the Mustangs with two one-goal wins. 

“I feel like the tides might be turning a little bit,” Wolves’ captain Stephen Wescott said.

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