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.
Chugiak snapped a two-game losing streak with a 35-7 Homecoming win over Colony Saturday, Sept. 10 in a non-conference football game at Tom Huffer Sr. Stadium. “This is really a confidence booster for us,” said Chugiak lineman Kody Trombley. Justin Schneider ran for two touchdowns and Jacob Wenzl, Dylan Timberlake and Wayde Snell had one each for the Mustangs, who built a 35-0 lead early in the third quarter and cruised past the 0-5 Knights. Chugiak (2-2 CIC, 3-2 overall) scored twice in the first quarter, getting touchdown runs from Timberlake and Wenzl.
Chugiak's homecoming festivities get underway at 1 p.m. today with a girls flag football game against South. A homecoming float parade will immediately follow the flag football game, followed by a non conference football game between Chugiak and Colony. Chugiak enters the game with a 2-2 record, while the Knights are 0-4. Check www.alaskastar.com after the game to find out who won.
Chugiak earned a sweep over Eagle River at Chugiak on Friday, Sept. 9. The Mustang boys won 106-35, while the girls pulled out a 109-53 win. Chugiak’s girls swept every event, while the boys won every event but one. Double winners for the Chugiak girls included Samantha Burke (200 individual medley, 100 breaststroke) and Amanda Vikdal (50 free, 100 back). Double individual winners on the boys side included Grant Ensign (200 free, 100 back), Andrew Espe (200 IM, 100 fly) and Ethan Espe (50 free, 100 breast.
West handed Eagle River its 12th consecutive defeat with a 39-13 Cook Inlet Conference rout at Anchorage Football Stadium on Friday, Sept. 9. The Eagles used two touchdowns in the final 3:40 of the first half to take control of what had been a close game.