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Anchorage’s Shanon Donley narrowly defeated Eagle River’s Sheryl Loan to win the Arctic Bicycle Club’s 2012 Alaska Bike for Women on Sunday, May 6 on Birchwood Loop in Chugiak.

Donley won the nine-mile race in a time of 23 minutes, 30 seconds. Loan clocked 23:39. Lori Deschamps was third, Kikkan Randall was fourth and Eagle River’s Kinsey Loan placed fifth.

Chugiak (6-1) swept a softball doubleheader with Eagle River (0-9) on Tuesday, May 8 at Lions Park. Chugiak’s Jessica Tramp threw a five-hitter and struck out two en route to a 16-0 win in the first game. Carly Metcalf and Taylor Bakker pitched a combined two-hitter in a 15-0 win in Game 2. 

 

Eagle River High sophomore Ed Hall, 16, won the shot put and discus at the freshman/sophomore championships April 27-28 at Bartlett High. Hall's heave of 43 feet, 1 3/4 inches set a new school record in the shot. He is the son of Carey and Lorine Hall of Eagle River.

Izzy Powers, 10, won six events and racked up 137 points en route to a girls 10 and under individual title at the Alaska Swimming Junior Olympic Championships at Bartlett High on April 26-29. Powers helped the Chugiak Aquatics Club to a ninth-place finish with a combined junior team score of 401.5 points. The Knik Swim Club was sixth with 789.5 points.

 

In the senior standings, Knik was fifth with a combined score of 713 points and CAC was 10th with 154 points.

Brady Sanders scored in the fifth minute to lift Chugiak to a 1-0 win over Eagle River and salvage a season split between the two local sides on Tuesday, May 1 at Tom Huffer Sr. Stadium.

With the win, Chugiak improved to 3-8 in the Cook Inlet Conference while Eagle River fell to 3-8 overall and 3-7 in the CIC.

The quick strike is a good example of how one play can determine the outcome of a game, Mustangs’ head coach Mikey Evans said.

“That’s they way this game goes,” he said. “One defensive letdown and it haunts you for 76 minutes.”

Chugiak scored two first-half goals to down rival Eagle River 2-1 to keep bragging rights on South Birchwood for another year Tuesday, May 1 at Tom Huffer Sr. Stadium.

With the win, Chugiak improved to 7-3-1 in the Cook Inlet Conference.

Eagle River fell to 3-5-4 overall and 3-5-3 in the CIC.

Susan Fleurant and Catherine Jorgensen scored first half goals to give the Mustangs a 2-0 lead at the midway point. Eagle River’s Shayna Wolery cut the lead in half with a goal in the second half.

With five individual first-place finishes, Chugiak had a strong showing in the junior/senior meet held simultaneously with the freshmen/sophomore championships April 27-28 at Bartlett.

Malia McVee won the discus with a throw of 103 feet, 11 inches. Fellow Chugiak junior Roger Jorgensen won the high jump with a leap of 5 feet, 7 ½ inches. Senior Marquis Spearman took third.

Junior Tyler Rohde won the 300-meter hurdles and 200-meter dash.

The future of Chugiak and Eagle River High’s track and field programs are in good hands — and legs.

The local schools racked up a combined eight individual first-place finishes in the freshmen/sophomore championships Friday and Saturday, April 27-28 at a still-snowy Bartlett High.

Chugiak’s girls finished second as a team behind West and the boys were seventh. Eagle River’s boys finished fourth and the girls were sixth.

Chugiak High senior Beka Zellers, 17, recorded her sixth shutout in eight games to lead the Mustangs to a 5-0 win over Bartlett on April 20. She is the daughter of Frank and Michelle Zellers of Chugiak.

Thanks to back-to-back shutouts from senior keeper Beka Zellers, Chugiak girls soccer improved to 5-2-1 in the Cook Inlet Conference. 

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