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.

Anchorage School District held a last-minute track and field meet Thursday, April 5 to give athletes as much competition as possible, said Chris Lisenby, Region IV season meet director.

“Anytime we can give them a full schedule, we try to do that,” he said. “Kids aren’t used to having that week off.”

With Easter falling on April 8, ASD athletes couldn’t compete the Friday and Saturday prior to the holiday.

“It’s kind of a rough holiday to have because it rotates every year,” Lisenby said.

Jackie Klecka erupted for four goals to lead Eagle River girls soccer 8-0 past Bartlett on April 5 at The Dome. With the win, the Wolves improved to 2-2-1 in Cook Inlet Conference play.

Klecka and Shayna Wolery netted two goals each and Nikki Boggs added one to give Eagle River a 5-0 lead at the half. Klecka added two more in the second half, and Clarie Bottini rounded out the scoring.

After less-than-satisfactory performances against West and Chugiak, the Wolves turned things around against the Golden Bears, head coach Lauren Mason said.

 Eagle River’s Moriah Martin, 15, lost 5-4 in the opening round of the ninth World Taekwondo Federation Junior World Taekwondo Championships to the Czech Republic’s Tereze Schindlerova on April 5 in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. Schindlerova won the bronze medal out of 32 girls in the middleweight division.

Martin, a sophomore at Anchorage Christian Schools, was the first female from Alaska to earn a spot on a national taekwondo team.