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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

    Week 7 of Alaska high school football

    by Dave Goldman on Sep 24, 2:16

    Chugiak 48 – Wasilla 12 Up 17 to 6 in the second quarter, the Mustangs (4-3) closed the half with a flourish on a pair of Derryk Snell touchdowns and a 44-yard field goal by senior placekicker Jacob Morey. Wasilla dropped to 2-5. North Pole 48 – Juneau 6 Juneau suffered its first rail belt […]

  • University of Alaska

    UAA ski coach stresses to his athletes to stay in the moment

    by Dave Goldman on Sep 21, 21:33

    It’s eyes straight ahead for the University of Alaska Anchorage ski team. Budget cuts loom, and as one of four programs potentially on the chopping block in the Seawolves athletic department, the men and women skiers are keeping their focus on the trail. The coaching staff is doing its best to deflect any pressures of a potentially final season […]

  • Local

    Redington football riding out rocky start to first year of varsity play

    by Dave Goldman on Sep 21, 9:23

    They are high school’s version of an expansion team and the Redington Sr. Jr/Sr High School Huskies are faring like most groups starting out. In their first year of varsity play, they stand at 0-5 – but the program is there a year earlier than expected. Call it short-term pain, long-term gain. “It’s really been a struggle, […]

  • University of Alaska

    NCAA vice president Anucha Browne visits UAA

    by Dave Goldman on Sep 17, 15:33

    Usually a visit from the NCAA would make a school nervous, but the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) was happy to host on Friday. Anucha Browne is a vice president with the NCAA in charge of women’s basketball championships. She made her first trip the 49th state to meet with the women’s basketball team, last year’s […]

  • University of Alaska

    UAA skis on with no guarantees

    by Dave Goldman on Sep 14, 22:00

    Call it a pre-season of uncertainty. The world of Division I College athletics is competitive enough, now try entering your season wondering if it will be your last. The University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) Seawolf ski team, along with the hockey and gymnastics programs, doesn’t know if it’ll be around next year with potential budget […]

  • Alaska Aces

    Former Aces goalie Coleman returns to coach

    by Dave Goldman on Sep 13, 10:31

    A familiar face is coming back to the Alaska Aces. Gerald Coleman is returning to Anchorage — this time to coach. The 31-year-old Coleman helped Glacier Blue to its most recent Kelly Cup title in 2014 and will serve this season as the Aces’ goaltending coach. At 6 feet 5 inches tall, he had an […]

  • National

    Former East High School star Holley catches on in Canada

    by Dave Goldman on Sep 12, 22:26

    It’s a dream for many, but realized by very few. Caleb Holley is one of the few — the former East High School star is now getting paid to play football. As a receiver for the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League, Holley has caught one touchdown pass and 307 yards receiving. “I’m loving it,” he said in […]

  • Local

    Week 6 ASBN high school football polls feature familiarity

    by Dave Goldman on Sep 12, 15:29

    After weeks of upheaval, the Large Schools have some consistency. There’s very little change in the Alaska Sports Broadcasters Network poll for Week 6. East remains number one. Colony, Lathrop, and Bartlett all follow at 4-1. West jumps back into the fifth spot, replacing Service. In the Medium/Small School group, one and two remain the […]

  • Local

    Hockey, other sports programs on the chopping block amid UA budget cuts

    by Dave Goldman on Sep 06, 22:00

    College athletics is competitive enough. Now try sitting in a recruit’s living room with his family, trying to persuade him to come to a program that may not even exist a year from now. Welcome to Matt Thomas’ world. The University of Alaska Anchorage hockey head coach looks up and sees dark clouds. They’re swirling and they’re […]

  • Local

    Week 4 of Alaska high school football

    by Dave Goldman on Sep 03, 9:42

    Service 33 South 14 In a matchup of backyard rivals, the Cougars won a turnover-filled outing. Service jumped out to a 14-0 half-time lead on a 13-yard touchdown pass from Xavier Harris to Cyaron Williams. Colony 43 Dimond 14 The Knights handed the Lynx their second loss. Thunder Mountain 2 Ketchikan 0 Thunder Mountain won […]

  • Local

    UAA volleyball starts, finishes fast

    by Dave Goldman on Sep 01, 21:50

    The 14th ranked University of Alaska Anchorage volleyball team began its home schedule in impressive fashion topping Westminster in three sets 25-16, 25-12 and 25-19. It was the opening match of the SpringHill Suites Invitational at the Alaska Airlines Center. Leah Swiss had 10 kills and eight digs. Chrisalyn Johnson also chipped in 10 kills and Kyla […]

  • National

    ‘It was a wild ride’: Scotty Gomez retires after 16 NHL seasons

    by Dave Goldman on Sep 01, 9:19

    You hear it all the time in Alaska. Someone’s living the dream. Now ask Scott Gomez. He lived the dream. After 16 seasons in the National Hockey League, the Anchorage native and Alaska’s most decorated hockey player made it official Wednesday: he’s retiring. “I have no regrets,” the now former center said by phone Wednesday night. […]

  • National

    Is Kaepernick out of bounds?

    by Dave Goldman on Aug 31, 22:18

    I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it. Colin Kaepernick is exercising that right. On Friday, the San Francisco 49ers quarterback took a stand by having a seat during the national anthem, protesting racism, the treatment of African Americans in this country, the growing number of police […]

  • Local

    Saturday game results for week 3 of Alaska high school football

    by Dave Goldman on Aug 27, 23:03

    Wild scene at Eagle River-Wolves win their first topping Barrow 22-20. 25 yard FG by Andrew Hamilton the difference. pic.twitter.com/ORixoUm36s — KTVA 11 Sports (@KTVASports) August 28, 2016   Eagle River 22  Barrow 20 Andrew Hamilton’s 25-yard field goal with under three minutes remaining gave the Eagle High School Wolves their first win of the […]

  • Sports

    Week 3 of Alaska high school football

    by Dave Goldman on Aug 26, 22:13

    West 34  Chugiak 23 West High School broke open a close game in the second quarter, then had to hang on thwarting a late rally against host Chugiak High School at Tom Huffer Sr. Stadium. The Eagles (2-1) took a 21-7 into the half as Qyntyn Pilcher found Turek Taylor for a 25-yard touchdown. The Mustangs […]

  • Sports

    AFC fights to gain exposure through deal with UFC

    by Dave Goldman on Aug 26, 19:09

    This week the Alaska Fighting Championship (AFC) signed a deal with Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) for UFC to carry AFC matches on its “Fight Pass” platform digitally. AFC also sold its video library to UFC. “We’re really excited to make this deal with UFC, it was obviously a game changer for my career,” said AFC president Sarah Lorimer. So it […]

  • University of Alaska

    Seawolves volleyball picks up first win of the season in Hawaii

    by Dave Goldman on Aug 26, 6:53

    The road isn’t always kind — even in Hawaii. The 14th-ranked University of Alaska Anchorage Seawolves volleyball team immediately discovered its season opener against Brigham Young University-Hawaii would be no vacation. The Seasiders (0-1) came out firing taking the first set 25-22. But UAA rebounded with a strong second set to sweep the next three […]

  • Local

    UAA teams take in local honors

    by Dave Goldman on Aug 25, 21:51

    Coming off the success of a season ago, the UAA women’s basketball and volleyball teams were recognized by local lawmakers for their performances on the court. Proclamations were awarded at Alaska Airlines Center Wednesday. Alaska Senator Berta Gardener listed the basketball accomplishment, which were headlined by a trip the national championship game. State representative Andy […]

  • Alaska Aces

    Perfetto, Breton to return to Alaska Aces

    by Dave Goldman on Aug 24, 10:10

    The Alaska Aces have missed the playoffs the past (and only) two seasons in their 13 year history as a member of the Eastern Conference Hockey League. Their chance to reverse the trend this season took two steps in a positive direction Wednesday. The team announced the re-signing of forwards Justin Breton and Stephen Perfetto, […]

  • Local

    UAA volleyball says ‘Aloha’ this week

    by Dave Goldman on Aug 23, 23:23

    When most people say “I’m going to Hawaii,” it means a vacation, but this week, when the University of Alaska Anchorage volleyball goes to Hawaii, it’ll be a business trip. The UAA Seawolves, ranked 14, will travel to Oahu for three matches beginning Thursday night at Brigham Young University-Hawaii in Laie. That match will air on GCI Channel 124 […]