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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

    Former West High football star Fa’amasino heads to New Mexico State

    by Dave Goldman on Jan 18, 12:14

    Lui Fa’amasino knew the odds. Yet, he went against them and won. Nationally, only 2.5 percent of high schoolers who play football make it to the Division I level. The former West Anchorage High School star graduated two years ago. He moved on to Los Angeles Harbor Junior College. As a linebacker there, his play generated […]

  • Alaska Aces

    Alaska Aces recharging their batteries, gearing up for second half

    by Dave Goldman on Jan 17, 14:39

    The Alaska Aces are at the all-star break, but it doesn’t mean they’re taking one. This time last year they’d have taken a win, any win, any way they could get it. But a year later has provided great change for the better. At the season midpoint, the Aces find themselves with seven more victories than […]

  • Local

    Ryne Olson wins Copper Basin 300

    by Dave Goldman on Jan 16, 21:09

    If you follow trends, this was a no-brainer. In the past two years, Ryne Olson has taken third and second place at the Copper Basin 300 sled dog race. Like a blue chip, which grows slowly and consistently over time, this one found its highest point yet. Now you can call her a Copper Basin 300 champion. […]

  • Local

    Gomez family takes hockey to the pond to help kids

    by Dave Goldman on Jan 13, 12:42

    There are many ways to help people. The Gomez family is doing it on the ice. This March, the third annual Pond Hockey Classic will again draw teams from across the United States — but with a change. It’s relocating to a different frozen body of water. Due to the cost in transporting participants, Carlos Gomez, president of the Scotty Gomez Foundation, will relocate […]

  • Military

    Hilltop Ski Area says ‘thank you’ with a night on the slopes

    by Dave Goldman on Jan 11, 22:36

    How do you say “thank you” to those who serve? For Hilltop Ski Area, it’s simple.  On Thursday, it will offer its Military Appreciation Night for the month of January. That means a free lift ticket, lesson and meal for all active and retired members of the military and their families. “It’s nice. It shows there are people who still […]

  • University of Alaska

    UAA overcomes slow start for win over UAF

    by Dave Goldman on Jan 11, 21:53

    Never turn your back on a rivalry game—ever.  The University of Alaska Anchorage Seawolves nearly found out the hard way but turned it around in time to claim a 76-63 win over in-state nemesis University of Alaska Fairbanks Nanooks at Alaska Airlines Center. In the 100th installment of the series, UAF (7-9, 2-5) jumped out to 23-16 first half […]

  • Local

    Anchorage native Overbaugh getting another shot with NFL

    by Dave Goldman on Jan 03, 22:43

    It’s among the toughest NFL positions to get a job—long snapper. Teams usually carry only one on their active roster and it’s even more difficult to unseat the incumbent. Jeff Overbaugh is attempting to do it and make his dream of playing in the NFL come true.  The Service High School and San Diego State University graduate was signed Monday by the Denver Broncos.    “Always felt that I could play […]

  • University of Alaska

    UAA’s Alaska Airlines Center receives national praise

    by Dave Goldman on Dec 30, 15:21

    Most of the time it’s about the athletes or the coaches. But every now and then, the constant is recognized. On Thursday, the Alaska Airlines Center received its due. A building just a couple of years old was named the best place to watch a Division II college basketball games by herosports.com. “To see the […]

  • Sports

    The year in review: 2016 was a nail-biter of a year in sports

    by Dave Goldman on Dec 30, 11:21

    Even in our small world of sports, 12 months means a lot of stories; while some brought joy and victory, others were not so fortunate. At KTVA, the highs and lows of Alaska athletics, and the spirit of competition, continues to be the lifeblood of our storytelling. From UAA basketball and volleyball coming this close to national […]

  • Local

    Holiday tournament takes the court in Anchorage

    by Dave Goldman on Dec 27, 22:04

    Hoops don’t take a break during the holiday week. In fact, it’s one of the most active times for high school basketball in the state of Alaska.  This week, the second annual Rally the Regions Hardwood Classic is playing at Begich Middle School. It features 16 boys and girls teams from around the state.  The first three days of the four-day event is […]

  • Local

    Dimond High School hockey team enriching lives off the ice

    by Dave Goldman on Dec 21, 11:33

    It’s not all about goals and saves for the Dimond High School hockey team. They’re in high school and already understand what it means to elicit change for the better. “Just to feel that support from the community and know that your neighbors are out there and support you and believe in you, that can really […]

  • Local

    Dimond High School hockey team already winners off the ice

    by Dave Goldman on Dec 16, 7:54

    The Dimond Lynx don’t talk the talk, they skate the walk. As the Lynx ready for Friday night’s match with crosstown rival West, the evening will be about more than goals and saves. It will be about helping those in need. For a third consecutive year, the Lynx will be collecting donations for the Clare […]

  • Local

    Special Olympics Alaska athletes prepare for national training ahead of international competition

    by Dave Goldman on Dec 12, 22:05

    Vermont, here we come.  Austria here we come.  Both statements are accurate for three Alaskans. From March 14 to March 25, Anchorage alpine skier Jennifer Troutman and Fairbanks snowboarder Madison Englund will compete in the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria. April Stone, also of Anchorage, will serve as the head snowboarding coach for Special Olympics USA and […]

  • University of Alaska

    UAA volleyball falls in national final

    by Dave Goldman on Dec 10, 16:10

    Last updated at 6:36 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10 The run ended one short. After a magical ride, University of Alaska Anchorage Seawolves volleyball team dropped a straight sets match in the Division II National Championship to top-ranked and top-seeded Concordia University St. Paul — 25-19, 25-12, 25-12 — at the Sanford Center in Sioux […]

  • University of Alaska

    UAA volleyball drops Palm Beach, advances to play for national title

    by Dave Goldman on Dec 09, 16:12

    The dream and the dream season both continue. With another stirring performance, UAA volleyball charged its way through the NCAA Division II Semifinals with a four set win over Palm Beach Atlantic 25-16, 19-25, 25-17, 25-22 at the Sanford Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The Seawolves are now into the national finals and will […]

  • University of Alaska

    UAA volleyball drops Angelo State, moves one step closer to national title

    by Dave Goldman on Dec 08, 12:23

    The UAA volleyball team’s dream season will continue. The Seawolves advanced to the national semifinal of the NCAA Division II Volleyball Tournament with a four set win over Angelo State 14-25, 25-22, 27-25, 25-16 at the Sanford Pentagon. After dropping the first set, UAA came back to take a tight second. The Seawolves (33-2) grabbed control […]

  • Local

    South High freshman girl laces up skates with the boys

    by Dave Goldman on Nov 28, 23:13

    Hannah Hogenson keeps people guessing—that’s a good thing here. Overall, there aren’t many school districts in America offering boys and girls hockey at the high school level. Many only have a team for boys. In this case though, it wouldn’t have mattered. When it was time to play hockey for South High School, the freshman charted her own course and tried out for the boys […]

  • Alaska Aces

    Pair of Alaska Aces move up to AHL

    by Dave Goldman on Nov 21, 10:13

    The Alaska Aces have shown signs of resurgence after missing the playoffs the past two seasons. Forward Stephen Perfetto and goaltender Michael Garteig have been instrumental in the revitalization. Now, both are being rewarded for their solid play. The team announced early Monday morning the call-ups of both to the American Hockey League (AHL). Perfetto […]

  • Local

    Dimond High’s Sulte plans for next phase of life

    by Dave Goldman on Nov 16, 22:47

    Brynn Sulte is focused. The Unites States Air Force Academy likes focus. The two are a great match. On Wednesday, Sulte capped what’s been a career week by signing a letter of intent to attend the USAF and play volleyball for the Falcons. Last Saturday, Sulte and her Dimond High School Lynx teammates were down two sets to none against rival […]

  • Local

    Dimond does it again: Lynx sit down to discuss second-straight volleyball crown

    by Dave Goldman on Nov 16, 22:17

    The Dimond High School Lynx capped a magical season with some late heroics in capturing their second-straight 4A volleyball crown. Some of the Lynx stopped by KTVA to discuss the run with Dave Goldman. Follow KTVA 11 Sports on Facebook and Twitter for the latest in Alaska sports