Basketball Teams Rebound: Players from Eagle River and Chugiak hit the court

Eagle River’s basketball teams are gearing up for another season as they build a legacy of excellence in the face of stiff competition from larger schools in the Anchorage School District and impart life lessons to athletes. Coach Sconiers of Chugiak High School (CHS) says, “I think basketball is a tremendous instrument for life,” saying that it teaches teamwork and other life skills they will need later. “Teaching and coaching go hand-in-hand,” Coach Landers of Gruening Middle School says, continuing by saying that coaching is the reason he pursued teaching. He loves seeing the smiles on athletes’ faces when they accomplish something they have never done before. For him, basketball also fills a void that some students might have in their lives.

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Local Athletes Bring Wrestling to the Top

Community and fierce competition define Eagle River’s wrestling teams. While the schools in Eagle River boast programs with state champions and titles, the sense of family from participating in such a challenging sport provides the primary draw for athletes and coaches. Austin Kraft, a senior at Eagle River High School (ERHS), says the thing he likes most about wrestling is that the wrestling community feels like a family. He explains, “I feel like it’s not just my school caring for me but the entire wrestling community caring for each other.”

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Mustangs Lose A Heartbreaker in Semi-Final 62-75

The much anticipated National Bowl showdown between the Railbelt Conference champs, the Chugiak Mustangs and the Cook Inlet runner-ups, the Bartlett Golden Bears lived up to expectations. With game time 7:00pm the sun setting and the brisk temperatures at the Anchorage Football Stadium, you could see the players breath and a layer of fog hung over the field almost like a blanket. The first half action felt like the fans were watching a heavyweight prize fight with each team standing toe to toe trading punches.

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Service Cougars Routed by Mustangs

Chugiak Mustangs scored early and often against the Service Cougars at the quarter-final game on Friday night with a final score of 63-27 The Mustangs hosted the Service Cougars on

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ERHS Volleyball Scores Pink in October

High School sports in the Anchorage School District support a variety of charities. This October, our volleyball players show off their charitable spirit. If you walk into any high school gym this month you may be blinded by girls “digging pink” as part of their effort to bring awareness to breast cancer.

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Cheering Gets Chilly: Chugiak Cheer Team Fundraising for Warmer Gear

“GO! GO! GO!” The fans cheer as Chugiak scores. They are led by the hard-working Chugiak Cheer Team, whatever the weather - wind, rain or snow. Despite their own athleticism, the Chugiak cheer team does have some downtime while they await a playmaking cheer to get them moving. Even if they’re moving, it can get downright cold here in the 49th state. Often times, that means the girls are keeping the elements at bay with a just clear poncho over their uniforms.

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Eagle River Girls Loss at Bartlett Still a Victory

You can’t always see a victory on the scoreboard. This spirit and attitude was exemplified when the Eagle River Wolves played the Bartlett Golden Bears in girls flag football on Saturday, September 2, 2017 at Bartlett. After the game, team captain Corey Frazier, who scored both of the Wolves touchdowns said, “Our goal for this game was to score a touchdown, and we got two! It’s really a big thing.” A victory.

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Quadruple The College Signings

Mallory Garbe Sport: Soccer ERHS GPA: 3.5 2016 top goal scorer Varsity starter all four years Two-time All-Conference Second Team midfielder Parents: Christine and Timothy Garbe College: Dodge City Community

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Mustangs And Wolves Dribble In Soccer And Track and Field

Led by Emma Nelson, Chugiak High School track and field team continued to run and jump faster and higher than the other high school competition last week.

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Chugiak Students Show Off Their Muscles

As spectators were arriving at the Steven Primis Auditorium for the CHS Bodybuilding competition, the backstage was buzzing with student athletes.

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