A banged-up Eagle River squad finished fourth in the 20-team Service-Dimond tournament over the weekend at Dimond and Service High Schools.
“I can’t be disappointed,” said coach Katie Hulse after her team fell 2-0 to East Anchorage in the third-place match Saturday, Oct. 22. Hulse’s team roared into the Gold division bracket with a solid 5-3 record during Friday’s pool play. The Wolves then picked up 2-0 wins over Valdez and Service on Saturday before falling in back-to-back matches against Dimond and East. Dimond went on to win the Gold division title.
Thanks to faulty bleachers in the Lynx home gym, Chugiak will host this year’s Cook Inlet Conference gymnastics meet for the first time in school history Friday and Saturday, Oct. 28-29. Competition begins at 5 p.m. on Friday and 11 a.m. on Saturday.
Glenn Blake, Anchorage School District coordinating principal for gymnastics, confirmed Sept. 9 that Dimond’s bleachers could not open up fully, and that the venue was switched to Chugiak High.
On a night dedicated to thinking pink, the Eagle River volleyball team was feeling blue after losing a heartbreaking five-set match (19-25, 25-20, 18-25, 25-20, 17-15) to the East Thunderbirds Tuesday night at Eagle River High.
The Wolves held a 2-1 lead after three sets, but couldn’t finish off the feisty T-Birds.
“They just figured it would be a walk in the park,” said coach Katie Hulse, whose team fell to 6-6 in the Cook Inlet Conference.
Chugiak’s co-ed large varsity competitive cheer team won its third consecutive Region IV cheer grand championship on Saturday, Oct. 15 at Chugiak High with a stunning array of aerial stunts that left team members pumping their fists in celebration.
“We’ve never done that good before!” said junior captain Shawnee Wackerman after the team earned a standing ovation for its electric performance.
No other team in the competition came close to Chugiak’s powerful squad, which this year includes six male athletes.