Chugiak won seven individual events en route to a sweep of the Anchorage School District Spring Meet on April 19-21. 

Chugiak’s Loretta French Park is still buried beneath a foot of snow, but that hasn’t put a blanket on the enthusiasm for the historic baseball season set to play out there this summer. 

Melissa Apodaca, a 2008 Chugiak High graduate who was seeking to become a member of the U.S. Olympic team, lost twice at the U.S. Olympic Trials tournament on Sunday, April 22 in Iowa City, Iowa. 

Apodaca lost to Ashley Hudson in the first round by consecutive 5-1 and 3-1 decisions in the best-of-three format match. In the consolation round, Apodaca lost to Othello Feroleto, 3-0 and 7-1.

A former Alaska Girls state champion, Apodaca trains at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Chugiak High junior Tyler Rohde, 17, won the 300- and 110-meter hurdles at the Big "C" Relays on April 13-14 at The Dome in Anchorage. Rohde set a meet record in the 300 hurdles on April 14 and a school record in the 110 hurdles on April 13. He is the son of Nancy and Allen Rohde of Eagle River.


Karlee Kavanaugh has always had a ball on the beach. 

Birchwood Christian School began its first track and field season as a Region II team under the Alaska School Activities Association April 13-14 at the Big “C” Relays at The Dome in Anchorage. 

EDITOR'S NOTE: The April 21 soccer matches have been postponed until May 1. Read more here.

A crowded field of 300 middle school students competed in a track meet at The Dome on April 12 — and only Mirror Lake and Gruening were in attendance. 

Chugiak High junior Tyler Rohde continued his dominance in the 300-meter and 110-meter hurdles this season, sweeping both events at the Big “C” Relays on April 13-14 at The Dome. 

The “Birchwood Bowl” games have been put on hold.

Chugiak was scheduled to host crosstown rival Eagle River on Saturday, April 21, but the varsity boys’ and girls’ soccer games have been postponed until Tuesday, May 1.

The boys’ game will be played at Chugiak at 5 p.m. and the girls will follow at 7 p.m.

Eagle River’s girls lost 2-0 to Dimond on Tuesday, April 17. The Wolves (2-3-1) will play East today (Wednesday, April 18) at The Dome at 6:30 p.m.