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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

    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

  • Local

    Alaska baseball players learn from the best

    by Dave Goldman on Nov 16, 20:10

    It’s tough enough to get the major leagues, but to get on the right path, it helps to hear from someone who’s done it. KTVA’s John Thompson visited with Houston Astros pitching coach Brent Strom on Sunday during the seventh-annual professional coaches baseball clinic at The Dome. Follow KTVA 11 Sports on Facebook and Twitter […]

  • Problem Solvers

    Stolen skis could mean a quiet winter for Winterberry Charter School students

    by Dave Goldman on Nov 08, 9:16

    Many folks in Alaska are looking forward to what winter brings — the excitement and fun of outdoor sports. The students and faculty at Winterberry Charter School were, too — but unless the situation changes quickly, winter will look to them the way it does for many in the Lower 48; long, cold and dark. […]

  • Local

    Bonded by sports: Clifford rehabilitates in Colorado with support from fellow athlete

    by Dave Goldman on Nov 02, 21:02

    Lorrie Clifford is fighting her way along the road to recovery. And she has help. After suffering serious injuries in a devastating car accident in August in Hawaii, the Chugiak High School graduate was transferred to Craig Hospital, a rehabilitation center in Englewood, Colorado. Alev Kelter, Clifford’s former basketball teammate at Chugiak, recently visited her in Colorado. Currently, Clifford has very […]

  • Iditarod

    Commentary: Two-way communication devices on the Iditarod trail

    by Dave Goldman on Nov 01, 22:17

    Iditarod sled dog race officials have approved two-way communication devices for the trail this year. But, many mushers believe it’s a bad idea and bad for their sport. KTVA’s Dave Goldman weighs in on the hot button issue affecting the Last Great Race. Follow KTVA 11 Sports on Facebook and Twitter.

  • University of Alaska

    University of Alaska coaches open up on budget cuts facing their teams

    by Dave Goldman on Oct 30, 17:58

    State budget problems have found athletics. The University of Alaska Men and Women’s skiing and indoor track and field teams could be cut after 2016-17 year. The announcement was made this week by UA president Jim Johnsen and University of Alaska Anchorage athletics director Keith Hackett. UAA is petitioning the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) for […]

  • University of Alaska

    University of Alaska plan looks to cut skiing, indoor track programs

    by Dave Goldman on Oct 27, 15:24

    The University of Alaska Anchorage will likely cut its men’s and women’s skiing and indoor track programs as early as next year. University President Jim Johnsen and UAA athletic director Keith Hackett made the announcement Thursday at a joint press conference at the Alaska Airlines Center. It’s part of the ongoing effort since the Strategic […]

  • Local

    Still 2 months away, Copper Basin 300 is off to a good start

    by Dave Goldman on Oct 26, 22:47

    It’s beginning to look a lot like sled dog racing season. The recent winter weather has put a spring in the step of those who organize the Copper Basin 300 sled dog race. Up to eight inches of snow fell last week in the Glennallen area, the Valley and the Copper River Basin. It was followed by frigid temperatures, ensuring the […]

  • Local

    24 years to an overnight success: Trotter claims first title

    by Dave Goldman on Oct 25, 20:54

    If winning a high school state football championship in Alaska were easy, everybody would do it. But it’s not. And they don’t. Jeff Trotter finally did. He’d been part of the football staff as an assistant for 18 years in the Anchorage area, but Friday night marked his first as the head coach of a program. In […]

  • Local

    Alaska High School Football: Large School Championship

    by Dave Goldman on Oct 22, 11:51

    East 13 — West 7 East Anchorage High School is finally all the way back. The Thunderbirds ended the drought with the best drink of water—a state championship. And they did it against their crosstown rival, West Anchorage High School. In front of an enthusiastic crowd, Joshua Malnoske ran for one score while sealing the game with an interception in the final […]

  • Local

    AFL caps another season, now looking to expand

    by Dave Goldman on Oct 18, 21:28

    The Alaska Football League just completed its season Sunday as the Greatland Packers dropped the Anchorage Cowboys for the title. Next season, they and the other four teams in the league may have company. The AFL is considering expanding. “We’re going to be talking to some people on the [Kenai] Peninsula at the end of this month, the end of October, about next season.” […]

  • University of Alaska

    UAA’S fate hangs on the balance beam

    by Dave Goldman on Oct 18, 21:23

    The balance beam is narrowing. As the University of Alaska Anchorage gymnastics team prepares for their season, an ominous questions looms: Will this team be here this time next year? Right now, no one knows the answer. What is known is that budget cuts are coming throughout the university and the athletic department will not be spared. Along with hockey and skiing, it’s […]

  • Local

    Alaska High School Football: West will defend its crown

    by Dave Goldman on Oct 15, 14:16

    Large School Semifinals West 28 – Bartlett 27 The third seeded Eagles return to the state championship for large schools after surviving a back-and-forth affair with number one Bartlett at the Anchorage Football Stadium. The Bears failed to convert their final extra point, leaving the score at 28-27. Bartlett ends the season as the Cook inlet Conference champions […]

  • University of Alaska

    Local comes home like he never left

    by Dave Goldman on Oct 08, 11:52

    When you leave Alaska, you’re a long ways away, no matter where you go. So the return is that much more rewarding. Eric Schierhorn is now home—if only for a few days. The University of Minnesota sophomore goaltender and Anchorage native played a game in his home state for the first time since seventh grade. He recorded 14 […]

  • Local

    Alaska High School Football: Large School Quarterfinals

    by Dave Goldman on Oct 08, 11:02

    Service 54 — Chugiak  42 The Cougars scored a pair of touchdowns in the second quarter while recovering two Chugiak fumbles. Dominik Norman’s 82-yard run evened the game at 21 heading into halftime, enabling the Cougars to outscore the Mustangs 33-21 in the second half. Fourth seeded Service will play the Lathrop-Wasilla winner next weekend at Anchorage Football Stadium. West 28 — Colony […]

  • Local

    Bartlett football forced to trim roster for playoffs

    by Dave Goldman on Oct 07, 9:05

    Less is not always more. As Bartlett High School enters this weekend’s playoff game with Wasilla, the number one seed will be shorthanded. The Bears will have a full compliment of players as they face the Warriors Saturday afternoon but not as many as they feel they should.. A long standing rule is forcing the […]

  • Alaska Aces

    Aces’ coach Rob Murray named to 2017 AHL Hall of Fame

    by Dave Goldman on Sep 29, 12:36

    The Hall of Fame is a big deal, at any level. It says you’re standing with a select group of individuals. Aces head coach Rob Murray is there. The 49-year-old coach and president of hockey operations for the team was honored by the American Hockey League (AHL) Thursday as a member of this year’s AHL […]