Summer activities bring schedule-juggling woes

We all welcome summertime and the chance to get outdoors. At the same time, the variety of activities being offered bring with it the stress of fitting everything into our busy schedules. Salmon are running, the wilderness bids us to venture out and explore, the backyard hammock beckons on a sunny evening, and summer sports are in full sway.

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Local Teams: From Underdogs to State Champs

The Chugiak High School Mustangs came close to making it to the football state championship finals this season, being edged in the semi-finals by Bartlett in a high-scoring contest. They did win back-to-back championships in the Railbelt Conference where they were recently placed in an apparent effort to balance competition.

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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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Football Fields Rose from Gravel Patches to Lighted Stadia

Local high school football play begins this week, with the first game for Chugiak’s Mustangs tomorrow (Friday) at East while Eagle River’s Wolves host Ketchikan Saturday afternoon. Both schools have their own artificial turf fields with lights.That has not always been the case.When Chugiak High School opened in the fall of 1964, the building was designed for 400 students. Built by the state, it was turned over to the Anchorage School District due to the creation of the Greater Anchorage Area Borough that year. Until passage by the Legislature of the Mandatory Borough Act in 1963, Chugiak-Eagle River had been an unincorporated area halfway between Anchorage and Palmer. Its population numbered fewer than 3,000 people. There were two schools for grades 1-8, the original one in Chugiak and a newer building in Eagle River. High school students were bussed to Anchorage, a situation that ended with opening of the new secondary school.

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Improved game Despite A Loss

By Amy Armstrong Despite a 12-6 loss to the Dimond Lynx on Sept. 21, the Eagle River High Wolves varsity flag football team considers the game a success. “Last time we played

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Eagle River Gridiron Guys Won’t Take a Knee

Administrators and coaches remain publicly silent on the topic, but Wolves football players say they do not support the “knee taking” National Anthem protest began a few weeks ago by

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Wolves Get Victory in Southeast

A road trip to Ketchikan netted the Eagle River High School Wolves varsity football team its second win of the season.  On Sat., Sept. 10, ERHS beat the Ketchikan High

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