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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

    Iditarod musher looks to go the distance, this time on the water

    by Dave Goldman on Jul 16, 10:43

    As a two-time Iditarod competitor, Bryan Bearss is used to being in a race for the long haul. But in the middle of summer, a 1,000-mile trek across Alaska with sled dogs is out. So the Michigan native is heading back to his home state at the end of the month with rowing partner Mandy Mlcek. […]

  • Local

    4 former NFL players bring gridiron experience to Kenai

    by Dave Goldman on Jul 15, 8:01

    The chances of making it to the National Football League are slim. So why not learn from those who have been there? Although students won’t crack books for another month, class was in session for a group of youngsters at Kenai Central High School. They took lessons from four former NFL players at the Kenai […]

  • Mt. Marathon Race

    Interview: Palmer’s Christy Marvin on competition at Mount Marathon

    by Dave Goldman on Jul 12, 0:08

    Monday, July 4, 2016 would be Christy Marvin’s day. She picked up her second Mount Marathon championship in four years. After winning, she, her husband Ben and their kids escaped for a family excursion. When they returned, she stopped by the KTVA studio to discuss the victory over the field, including 21-year-old Norwegian sensation Yngvild […]

  • Local

    Seattle Seahawks encourage Alaska kids to get outside, get active

    by Dave Goldman on Jul 08, 7:58

    As professional football players, the Seattle Seahawks get plenty of exercise. Thursday, they were doing their part to see that Alaska kids do the same. At the Menard Sports Center in Wasilla, linemen Kristjan Nokoli and Terry Poole continued their tour of Alaska stressing the importance of putting down that video game controller and getting […]

  • Sports

    Seattle Seahawks fly into Barrow, Alaska

    by Dave Goldman on Jul 07, 9:00

    Bird watching is a big deal in Barrow, but Seahawk sightings are rare. These birds are more than 2,300 miles from home in Seattle. The NFL’s most northwestern team is visiting the country’s most northern city. Offensive lineman Kristjan Sokoli is part of the group. “If I can effect a couple of these kids out […]

  • Local

    Mount Marathon: APU skier runs like a veteran, wins as a rookie

    by Dave Goldman on Jul 05, 22:51

    One for one. That’s Davis Norris’ record at Mount Marathon. The 25-year-old skier from Alaska Pacific University pulled off a spectacular sweep in the 89th running of the July Fourth race in Seward, winning as a first timer and breaking a course record. He shattered Spaniard Kilian Jornet’s mark set only a year ago by […]

  • Local

    Anchorage Bucs see what Beep Baseball is all about

    by Dave Goldman on Jul 01, 9:45

    The late Ted Williams said hitting a baseball was the hardest thing to do in sports. But the Red Sox Hall of Famer never had to play blindfolded. Welcome to Beep Baseball. The Anchorage Bucs took a night off from the traditional game to try their hand at this newer version at Mulcahy Stadium. The […]

  • National

    Legendary coach Pat Summitt remembered for lasting impact on women’s basketball

    by Dave Goldman on Jun 29, 6:49

    Pat Summitt was a women’s college basketball coach. Her nearly 40-year career at the University of Tennessee was about more than wins, though she had plenty of them — 1,098 and eight national titles. She was a pioneer. A trailblazer. She helped put women’s basketball on the map and subsequently helped raise the profile of […]

  • Sports

    Chinooks’ skipper beats the odds, returns to Alaska and the baseball diamond

    by Dave Goldman on Jun 27, 22:44

    Last updated at 10:40 p.m. Tuesday, June 28 Walk around Alaska long enough and someone will tell you they’re “living the dream.” Jon Groth can relate. The Chugiak Chinooks head baseball coach made a triumphant return to the diamond and his team after a season long absence in 2015. It could have been longer. Groth had led the Chinooks since 2012. But […]

  • University of Alaska

    In face of budget cuts, 39th Great Alaska Shootout will take place

    by Dave Goldman on Jun 24, 12:48

    An annual tradition will continue. The University of Alaska Anchorage announced the men’s and women’s fields this morning for the 39th GCI Great Alaska Shootout. With plummeting oil prices and subsequent budget problems, athletic director Keith Hackett has stated since February that everything “was on the table” to be cut including teams and/or the long-running […]

  • University of Alaska

    UAA coach: Time could be on Seawolves’ side for proposed rule change

    by Dave Goldman on Jun 22, 21:18

    Sometimes 60 minutes isn’t enough. That’s why they play overtime in hockey. In the National Hockey League, if a team loses in the overtime session it’s still awarded one — sometimes valuable — point. But it’s different in the college game. Compensation for getting to the extra frame in a college match is being debated. […]

  • Local

    Local baseball players get an education on the field

    by Dave Goldman on Jun 21, 23:22

    School may be out, but class is still in session. For a group of Alaska Legion Baseball players, the learning continues while on summer break. This week, players from around the state are at Mulcahy Stadium for the 23rd annual College Coaches Clinic. They’re joined by eight coaches who are imparting their wisdom about the game. […]

  • National

    Warriors’ inability to complete the dream season turns into a bad dream

    by Dave Goldman on Jun 21, 11:47

    Somewhere, some former Chicago Bulls are snickering. Yes, the 1996 Phil Jackson, Michael Jordan team which had its regular season record of 72 wins broken by the Golden State Warriors this year. Yes, that same Golden State team that was as sure as the international orange on the Golden Gate Bridge of winning this year’s […]

  • Local

    Anchorage couple ready for water, elements and 12.5 mile swim

    by Dave Goldman on May 25, 8:40

    A Florida vacation with sandy beaches and warm, tropical water sounds good, doesn’t it? It’s been calling Corrie and Greg Martin — they’re answering, but how they’re heeding the call may differ from how you might. The Anchorage husband and wife team heads for Key West, one of the most relaxed places on the planet for […]

  • University of Alaska

    UAA and UAF on the same team? Maybe.

    by Dave Goldman on May 20, 7:34

    Could the Hatfields and McCoys be teaming up? Two collegiate teams aren’t fighting over turf, but to survive. The ongoing budget crisis in the state of Alaska is having far-reaching effects. So much so that an idea floated by University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen to merge the UAA and UAF athletic departments is still […]

  • Only in Alaska

    Gold Nugget receives ‘late entries’ to triathlon

    by Dave Goldman on May 18, 23:04

    Sunday’s Gold Nugget Triathlon was sold out of slots, but in the afternoon during the running portion, three late entrants joined the race. The moment gave race videographer Dr. George Stransky more than runners trying to set personal best times. It gave him three bears. As the ladies worked their way to the finish line, […]

  • Local

    Tri, Tri Again: Kids take on the Trailside Triathlon

    by Dave Goldman on May 06, 12:59

    Elementary school youngsters will triple their fun meter this weekend as the annual Trailside Kids Triathlon takes off. With moderate doses of swimming, biking and running children ranging from kindergarten through sixth grade will begin at the Service High School pool. Then it’s onto the bicycle and finally some road work. “It’s important for health, […]

  • Local

    UAA hockey team recruits for 2016-17 despite possible cuts

    by Dave Goldman on Apr 26, 23:30

    The University of Alaska Anchorage’s hockey team is riding a slippery slope. Athletic Director Keith Hackett has said looming budget cuts could threaten the existence of any UAA team or even the Great Alaska Shootout basketball tournament — a Thanksgiving staple. It’s an awkward spot, but UAA Hockey head coach Matt Thomas is moving forward. On Thursday, he announced the […]

  • University of Alaska

    UAA’s Hackett preparing for cuts to athletic department

    by Dave Goldman on Apr 22, 8:15

    Keith Hackett is hoping for the best, but bracing for the worst. The University of Alaska Anchorage athletic director knows that budget cuts are coming to his department. How significant those cuts will be, is the question. He’ll have his answer once the legislators in Juneau decide on the state’s fiscal plan. In an interview […]

  • Local

    Former Colony High star dishes on UConn, hall of fame induction

    by Dave Goldman on Apr 19, 23:38

    Coming home never gets old. Add in a Hall of Fame induction and you have Jessica Moore’s weekend. On Saturday, at a ceremony at Dimond High School with her mother looking on, the former Colony High School standout became the first honoree of the new Alaska Basketball Hall of Fame. “Hard work does pay off. It doesn’t matter […]