The wait was worth it for the high school baseball teams at Chugiak and Eagle River High, which each opened the weather-delayed prep season with victories.
On Monday, the Mustangs knocked off South 10-8 in a nonleague game at Bartlett High, where icy conditions around the stadium forced a three-day delay to the start of the season. Mason Pearce broke open a tie game in the top of the seventh inning, driving in Christian Cambridge and Brian Wing for the go-ahead runs.
The monthly cycle of community council meetings is set to begin Thursday, April 5 with a 7 p.m. meeting of the South Fork Community Council at Eagle River High School. Community councils meet on a monthly basis to discuss items of interest to local residents. The councils advise the Anchorage Assembly on municipal matters and council members serve on local boards and commissions. To learn more about the community council process, visit communitycouncils.org.
This month's Chugiak-Eagle River area community council meetings:
A Chugiak man was arrested Tuesday evening after he allegedly stole a car from an Eagle River gym and led police on a car chase that ended in Seward.
According to Alaska State Troopers, at around 7:19 p.m., a Bureau of Highway Patrol trooper tried to stop a vehicle driving 111 MPH in a 65 MPH zone near Potter Marsh on the Seward Highway south of Anchorage. Instead of stopping, the Dodge Durango continued driving south for nearly 100 miles “at speeds in excess of 100 MPH,” troopers wrote in an online dispatch about the incident.
The 15-year-old from Chugiak climbed Alyeska’s North Face Trail 12 times Sunday to win the 10th Annual Alyeska Climbathon, a unique test of endurance in which climbers see how many times they can make the 2,000-foot ascent in a 10-hour day. Connelly tied the course record and beat his previous personal best by one lap.
Chugiak’s Dawson Budke, the 2016 Alaska Class 4A state high school wrestling champion at 170 pounds, reached the round of 32 over the weekend at the NHSCA National Wrestling Championships in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
A locals-only contest on a busy night at Chugiak high will highlight the first round of the Cook Inlet Conference basketball tournament.
Brackets for the tournament were released early Friday morning and include a battle between the Chugiak and Eagle River girls at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 8. Chugiak finished the season 10-4 in the CIC to grab the No. 3 seed, while Eagle River won its last game to go 3-11 and earn the No. 6 seed.
Items in the Police Briefs are taken from the Anchorage Police Department’s online crime mapping website; specific information about individual events is provided by the department’s public information office. Defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.