Happy birthday, Kelechi Madubuko and Danton Evilsizer.
With Evilsizer’s birthday coming up Sept. 17 — the day of Eagle River’s homecoming game against East — and Madubuko’s the day before, activities clerk Colleen Deese joked she would get the game moved from Chugiak’s Tom Huffer Sr. Stadium to the Wolves’ home field as a present for the seniors.
Through the first seven games of the flag football season, Chugiak and Eagle River had identical 3-4 records in the Cook Inlet Conference, which has a 14-game regular season. Chugiak’s second half begins with a home game against Dimond Sept. 17 at 5 p.m. That same Saturday, Eagle River plays East at noon at Eagle River. Both teams are also in action Sept. 20, with Chugiak hosting East at 5 p.m. and the Wolves playing South at Chugiak at 8 p.m.
Eagle River has also been hot lately, picking up back-to-back victories against Service and West. The team will celebrate by dishing out hot cakes at its annual pancake feed on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 8 a.m. until noon at the Eagle River Elks Club. Coach Katie Hulse said the event is the team’s biggest fundraiser of the year.
“It’s always fun,” Hulse said.
Cost is $5 per person or $20 per family.
Eagle River 3, West 1
Eagle River pushed its record to 4-4 with a up-and-down four-set win (25-22, 25-20, 17-25, 25-20) over West on Sept. 13.
Chugiak’s volleyball team has opened the season on a roll. Now the Mustangs will find out how they stack up against the nation’s best in Sin City.
The Mustangs left in the early-morning hours of Sept. 14 for Las Vegas, where they’ll be participating in the 48-team Durango Fall Classic Sept. 16-17. Chugiak coach Kelly Kavanaugh said the tournament brings together some of the top volleyball teams in the country.
“It’s one of the premier early season high school tournaments in the country,” Kavanaugh said via e-mail on Sept. 12.
Kelly Cobb continues to amaze those who are getting their first look at the precocious 19-year-old Duke University freshman soccer player.
Cobb, a 2011 Chugiak High graduate from Peters Creek, earned national Player of the Week honors from both TopDrawerSoccer.com and Soccer America magazine after posting two more eye-popping games in a pair of victories for the No. 4-ranked Blue Devils (7-1-0).
Once the dust literally settled following the Palmer Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 10, David McPhetres was all smiles. The Chugiak High sophomore finished 10th overall in a time of 16 minutes, 39 seconds, reaching one of his goals of cracking the top 10 this season.