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Dave Goldman

I come to Alaska by way of CTV in Largo, Maryland, a Washington D.C. suburb. It was truly an honor when KTVA offered me the chance to become its sports director and more importantly, part of the team.

Stories by Dave Goldman

  • Local

    Thomas Wins 31st Bill MacKay Athlete of the Year

    by Dave Goldman on Apr 24, 20:42

    The junior ran away with it. It’s been said many times in Cody Thomas’s illustrious career. It also described his path on Friday night as the 2014-15 Bill MacKay Athlete of the Year. The New Zealander claimed the honor at the University of Alaska Anchorage’s athletic banquet at the Lucy Cuddy Center. Thomas’ list of accomplishments not only set the […]

  • National

    KTVA’s Dave Goldman to Britt McHenry: The apology needs to come in person

    by Dave Goldman on Apr 21, 21:28

      Commentary from KTVA 11 Sports’ Dave Goldman: I’ve had a lot of people come up to me for my thoughts on the Britt McHenry incident — the ESPN reporter who, after her car was towed in Virginia, went on a degrading rant to a company employee about her looks, weight and education. McHenry has been […]

  • Local

    2 Anchorage high school athletes take their sports to the next level

    by Dave Goldman on Apr 02, 9:05

    Call it heading south to go north. Tarini Tosi and Mikayla Shamburger both did it Wednesday. Tosi, the two-way football standout at East High School and Shamburger, a star for the Grace Christian girls basketball team, both signed letters of intent to play collegiately next year. Tosi will attend New Mexico Highlands University in Las […]

  • 2015 Iditarod Mushers

    Rick Casillo

    by Dave Goldman on Mar 07, 14:05

      Veteran Rick Casillo is shorthanded. He’s without his wingman – wife Jennifer, who’s been deployed to Africa in support of Operation Enduing Freedom. “This is my second deployment” Casillo says. Her return later this year means more time for mushing, but the paperwork? “My organizational skills have gone down… no question about it.” Casillo says. […]

  • Local

    Bartlett hockey team took on all teams no matter the size

    by Dave Goldman on Feb 04, 10:26

    Every athlete playing competitive sports want to be in the game. Playing time is key. Coaches will dangle it as motivation or threaten to withhold it as retribution. Bartlett head hockey coach John Dehart had plenty to offer and didn’t have to ask twice. His lineup was set every night. “Five guys and a goalie […]

  • Local

    Lime Solar-Pepsi Invitational: ACS starts hot, stays that way

    by Dave Goldman on Jan 02, 10:19

    Levi Auble scored 23 points including 3 three-pointers as host Anchorage Christian defeated Tikigaq 70-43 in the opening round of the Lime Solar-Pepsi Invitational. Randy Kohutek chipped in 15 for the Lions. The ladies posted a 60-18 win over Kotzebue off 21 points from Caroline Bowden. The tournament runs through Saturday night.

  • Local

    UAA basketball splits on New Year’s

    by Dave Goldman on Jan 02, 8:14

    UAA men’s basketball Holding an opponent in college basketball to 86 points doesn’t usually qualify as good defense. In this case, however, consider it a job well done as UAA minimized the nation’s leading scoring team, Simon Fraser, to its season low in a 108-86 win over the Clan at the Alaska Airlines Center. The […]

  • Local

    Dimond boys basketball gets a wild win in the desert

    by Dave Goldman on Dec 31, 7:54

    The team from Alaska kept its cool in the desert. Dimond High School senior Muhamad Cole hit an unlikely four-point play as time expired in overtime to lift the Dimond Lynx to an even more unlikely 45-44 win over Vashon Island of Washington in the Phoenix Cactus Jam Tournament. The Lynx claimed the tournament title in their bracket, going 2-1 and exacting some payback with interest […]

  • Local

    UAA nearly holds the Tigers

    by Dave Goldman on Nov 27, 7:56

    The game counted as an exhibition for UAA, and the Seawolves nearly made the Pacific Tigers exhibit A. In a tightly contested game from wire to wire, Division II UAA nearly upended the bigger Pacific Tigers. But Division I got the last word in the balance of the rebounds in a hard-earned 71-62 win at the […]

  • Local

    Not this time: UAA women fall in title game

    by Dave Goldman on Nov 27, 6:11

    Despite 19 points from Megan Mullings and a spirited effort, UAA fell to Long Beach State 69-60 in the title game of the GCI Great Alaska Shootout at the Alaska Airlines Center. Mullings was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player. The Seawolves were aiming for back-to back wins over Division I teams following their victory […]

  • Local

    Broncos outlast Bulldogs; CSU gets through

    by Dave Goldman on Nov 27, 0:11

    Boise State vs. Yale It took extra time but Boise State outlasted Yale 59-53 in overtime in the women’s third-place game of the Great Alaska Shootout at the Alaska Airlines Center Wednesday. The Broncos improved to 3-2 while Yale fell to 1-4. Deanna Weaver scored 21 points to lead Boise State, which also received six […]

  • Sports

    Athletes serve up excitement at state volleyball tournament

    by Dave Goldman on Nov 13, 22:39

    The Alaska School Activities Association state volleyball tournament opened with a rousing start Thursday.

  • Local

    After good season start, UAA hockey looks ahead

    by Dave Goldman on Oct 15, 7:57

    It’s only two games, but the UAA hockey team is off to a very good start. They put their 2-0 record on the line this weekend as they take their first road trip of the season.

  • Local

    4 flag football teams advance

    by Dave Goldman on Oct 15, 7:41

    It’s down to four teams in pursuit of the flag football crown. On Tuesday night, South, Service, Dimond and East all advanced to play Wednesday at 6 pm. Bartlett 12 South 32 Eagle River 6 Service 25 Chugiak 0 Dimond 34 West 0 East 6 The championship game is Friday at 4 p.m.

  • Local

    UAA volleyball sweeps Saint Martin’s

    by Dave Goldman on Oct 03, 10:56

    The UAA volleyball team began its three-game home-stand with a sweep of Saint Martin’s University. Julia Mackey starred for the Seawolves, continuing her stellar play. The Seawolves face Western Oregon University Saturday evening.

  • Football Final

    Dimond demolishes Eagle River

    by Dave Goldman on Oct 03, 8:07

    Dimond football improved to 4-4 on the season with an easy victory over Eagle River on Thursday.

  • Football Final

    South takes top spot in CIC

    by Dave Goldman on Oct 03, 7:58

    The South Wolverines completed an undefeated regular season to claim the top spot in the Cook Inlet Conference. Now the fun really begins as the playoffs await.

  • Local

    Say Redskins, pay the price?

    by Dave Goldman on Oct 01, 14:11

    It used to be that washing someone’s mouth out with soap was enough to curb bad language. Now cash may be the answer. Until now, it was considered only politically incorrect to some to say “Redskins.” According to Reuters, the Federal Communications Commission may start hitting broadcasters in the wallet with fines for saying the […]

  • Football Final

    Keeping it real … low

    by Dave Goldman on Sep 19, 12:22

    Colony travels to Wasilla as these two rivals headline our high school football coverage in week six. The host team is in search of its fourth win. And there’s no mistaking how they plan to get it. For game highlights, be sure to tune in for Football Final on Friday during KTVA’s Nightcast.

  • Local

    Aces continue season preparation

    by Dave Goldman on Sep 19, 10:49

    The Alaska Aces have announced the signings of a pair of free agent forwards, Shane Heffernan and Justin Breton. Heffernan, 26, is well-traveled having spent time in Belarus, Norway and Sweden. Breton is 25 and played for Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts.