Three brothers from North Dakota recently set off on a 20,000-mile bike trip from Anchorage to the southern tip of Argentina — but not before pausing at a relative’s Eagle River home before the journey.
David, Nathan and Isaiah Berg began their 10-month journey last week after staying with their aunt and uncle, Nancy and Matt Wojnowski, for a couple days. The brothers hope to raise $60,000 to sponsor the building of a family home through Habitat for Humanity.
Three volleyball programs haven’t dominated the Cook Inlet Conference in recent years – they’ve owned it.
Dimond, South and Chugiak have been the CIC’s representatives to the state tournament in each of the past three seasons, and Mustangs coach Kelly Kavanaugh thinks his team has a great chance to make it back to the big dance again this season.
“I think we’re going to be right in there again,” Kavanaugh said.
Saturday’s Week 1 matchup between Soldotna and Eagle River was a tale of two halves — for both teams. After a slow start, the Stars scored 28 second-half points to defeat the Wolves 41-16 at Justin Maile Field in nonconference action.
A new law on the handling of concussions means that any middle or high school athlete who sustains or is suspected of sustaining a head injury can’t return to the team until cleared by a qualified person trained to deal with concussions.
“With what’s at stake, I think it’s a pretty good policy,” said Rep. Bill Stoltze, R-Chugiak/Mat-Su.
Both houses of the Alaska Legislature passed the bill unanimously in April. Sponsored by Anchorage Rep. Mike Doogan, the legislation was signed into law May 27 by Gov. Sean Parnell.
At its most recent board meeting in February, the Alaska School Activities Association (ASAA) by unanimous consent approved a proposal to move the state football playoffs from the dilapidated Anchorage Football Stadium to the newly-christened (and renovated) Tom Huffer Sr. Stadium at Chugiak High.