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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

  • Sports

    UAA athletic director Keith Hackett resigns

    by Dave Goldman on Jun 12, 14:50

    The last year and a half for the University of Alaska Anchorage Athletic Department have been marked by winning, the threat of change and more recently, change itself. Monday, the biggest of those dominos fell as Athletic Director Keith Hackett resigned from his post, after three and a half years on the job. Though the […]

  • Sports

    Golfer hits Anchorage links as part of dream trip

    by Dave Goldman on Jun 12, 11:57

    And you think you have a golf story? Soren Jacobsen turns 50 this year. He liked to golf and travel — lots of enthusiasts combine them, but, not like this. On Wednesday night, Jacobsen flew into Ted Stevens International Airport. Nothing special there. He was leaving the airport and heading straight for the Anchorage golf […]

  • Sports

    Alaska’s Zoe Hickel scores coaching opportunity in China

    by Dave Goldman on Jun 06, 22:07

    As one door closed on Zoe Hickel this year, another one opened. “Perfect way to say it.” said Hickel. The 24-year-old Anchorage native missed the cut for the U.S. Women’s National hockey team. She later received an unexpected text from a college hockey coach. “‘Hey, this is an amazing opportunity,” the text read. “Sorry to […]

  • University of Alaska

    UAA looking globally to build men’s basketball program

    by Dave Goldman on Jun 05, 9:18

    The University of Alaska Anchorage Seawolves men’s basketball team already has an international roster, with two players from Australia — sophomore Curtis Ryan and freshman Brennan Rymer — and one from Norway, Sjur Berg. UAA’s coaching staff is always looking to expand its talent pool on a global level. Soon, they may need another foreign […]

  • Sports

    Sitka advances in state baseball

    by Dave Goldman on Jun 01, 21:25

    Eric Coonradt struck out eight to lead Sitka to 4-3 win over the Service Cougars in day one of the ASAA Baseball Championship at Mulcahy Stadium. Emmitt Anderson’s run-scoring single in the third proved to be the difference. Ronan Klancher drove in two for the Cougars who finished the season at 7-4. Sitka will face […]

  • Sports

    Commentary: In baseball, old school rules still rule

    by Dave Goldman on May 31, 21:19

    I’d originally planned a commentary for Tuesday after Monday’s Washington Nationals-San Francisco Giants brawl. If you missed it on Memorial Day, the Giants’ Hunter Strickland plunked Bryce Harper with a 98-mph fastball. It was payback for Harper hitting home runs off Strickland in the playoffs three years ago. The sometimes hot-headed Harper charged the mound […]

  • Sports

    Scotty Gomez is back in the game, joins Islanders

    by Dave Goldman on May 30, 21:15

    The ice calls again. Scotty Gomez knew he couldn’t stay away. Tuesday, the New York Islanders made it official. The Anchorage native will join the club next year as an assistant coach. “I think this was my calling,” said Gomez. After speaking with other veterans who’ve gone into coaching after their playing days, he was […]

  • Iditarod

    Iditarod loses big sponsorship from Wells Fargo, blames PETA

    by Dave Goldman on May 24, 0:21

    Wells Fargo, the banking and financial services company which has been a key sponsor of the Iditarod for nearly three decades, has pulled its financial support of the Last Great Race on Earth. “Wells Fargo regularly reviews where we allocate our marketing resources to build and enhance relationships with customers and the broader community. As part of […]

  • Sports

    Cougars make Bartlett feel at home with all-inclusive trip

    by Dave Goldman on May 22, 21:58

    They may compete on the field, but in the end, they’re one team. It showed more than ever on senior night. At a recent game while honoring their own, the Service High School girls soccer team also graciously extended a warm welcome to their opponent, Bartlett. But this was nothing new and is four years […]

  • Local

    Swim, Bike, Run: Gold Nugget Triathlon provides a challenge and inspiration

    by Dave Goldman on May 22, 8:54

    It was damp and cool. At times the rain came down on Sunday morning, too — perfect for a triathlon, as the 2017 Gold Nugget took off and ended in its traditional spot at Bartlett High School. The 500 yard swim in the school’s pool, combined with a 12 mile bike ride and a 4.1 […]

  • Local

    Pitch count means mandatory time off

    by Dave Goldman on May 16, 21:09

    In Alaska, there’s a call to arms– and it has nothing to do with the Second Amendment. It’s all about preservation of another type of arm: the one on a pitcher’s mound. The Alaska School Activities Association says some kids have thrown as many as 160 pitches in a high school game– a ridiculously high […]

  • Local

    Mat-Su baseball teams set to play on new turf

    by Dave Goldman on May 15, 22:20

      The Wasilla Warriors’ baseball program has a new place to play, a turf field on campus. “I’m a huge, huge guy for a grass field.” said Head Coach Ken Ottinger. “I love a grass field for baseball, but it’s so hard to take care of and maintain here in Alaska.” It’s those realities which […]

  • Local

    Alaskans love the outdoors, but some find their fun in the pool

    by Dave Goldman on May 15, 12:21

    The recent Alaska Junior Olympics swimming event at Bartlett High School was proof of the strides the sport is making in the state. “This is the largest championship meet of the year,” said Jodi McLaughlin, the event’s coordinator. “We have 480 swimmers from all over the state — 25 teams.” That number is where it […]

  • Sports

    Lower turnout may force Juneau schools to merge teams

    by Dave Goldman on May 11, 16:11

    We take it for granted: having enough players on our high school teams. But what happens when there aren’t enough? It’s a problem facing various sports and extra curricular activities at Juneau-Douglas and Thunder Mountain High Schools. The Juneau Empire reported that school officials in Juneau are considering merging football, the football cheer squads, softball […]

  • Sports

    More students make college commitments

    by Dave Goldman on May 10, 8:31

    Tuesday represented another day to look ahead for many high school seniors. At Service, Grace Christian and South High Schools seniors made their commitments by signing national letters of intent. Service saw 12 make plans. Cyaron Williams will play football at the University of Minnesota-Morris. “It’s been a long process,” he said. “Checking emails and […]

  • Sports

    High school athletes make college commitments

    by Dave Goldman on May 08, 22:01

    Across town, high school seniors are making plans. On Monday, they became official. At Bartlett and Dimond, student-athletes signed their letters of intent. Sixteen Golden Bears from Bartlett will play at the next level in various sports while Eric Jenkins of Dimond will be staying close home as he inked with the University of Alaska […]

  • Local

    Community minded team wears teal jerseys for annual soccer match

    by Dave Goldman on May 08, 11:02

    Teal is for real at Service High School. For a fifth straight year, the Service High School girls’ soccer program played “The Teal Game,” on a bright and sunny Friday afternoon. As the Cougars took to the pitch with South High School, money raised would go to help promote awareness of gynecological cancers while helping […]

  • Local

    Grace Christian baseball finally says ‘Play Ball!’

    by Dave Goldman on May 05, 14:43

    Their field of dreams may be a ways off, but Grace Christian’s varsity baseball team is now a reality. The Grizzlies just enjoyed hosting their first ever baseball game — even if it was at someone else’s park.  “It’s just a great blessing, and it’s just a great opportunity to bond with these great kids.” said […]

  • Local

    Alaska wrestling is making weight– and noise

    by Dave Goldman on May 02, 20:26

    Alaskan wrestling has a good problem: it’s grappling with growth. This weekend at their annual Alaska USA tournament at the Menard Center in Wasilla, more than 1500 wrestlers traveled from across the state to compete. “It brings them all to one central location where they can enjoy camaraderie of seeing their teams or other teams […]

  • University of Alaska

    Morgan Hooe honored with Bill MacKay Athlete of the Year award

    by Dave Goldman on Apr 28, 22:34

      In another year of standout candidates, Morgan Hooe stood the tallest. The former South High School star parlayed a brilliant season at the University of Alaska Anchorage into the athletic department’s highest honor for former student-athletes while adding a local flair as she took home the Bill MacKay Athlete of the Year award. Her […]