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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

  • Iditarod

    Confirmed: Iditarod ceremonial start in Anchorage, restart in Willow

    by Dave Goldman on Feb 12, 9:58

    Neither rain nor sleet nor lack of snow stops the Iditarod. Yes, the Last Great Race has a new philosophy. Weather has never been a hindrance before, though recently it has been uncooperative. But Friday, Iditarod CEO Stan Hooley and race officials decided against moving the restart to Fairbanks, keeping it in Willow. This had been […]

  • Sports

    Dimond HS hockey coach first to reach milestone 500 wins

    by Dave Goldman on Feb 11, 20:38

    Last Updated at 9:36 a.m. on Friday, Feb 12 Yes, it’s about the team. But yesterday was about the coach, too. Dimond High School’s Dennis Sorenson reached a milestone earning his 500th career win as the Lynx advanced in the opening round of the state’s 4A hockey tournament with 9-1 win over Juneau-Douglas. Sorenson has […]

  • National

    Super Bowl fans flock for an NFL Experience

    by Dave Goldman on Feb 07, 9:39

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — There’s no denying the popularity of the National Football League. It’s been on full display all week at the NFL Experience, which combines the history of the league with fan interaction. Think of it as “old school” meets modern day. The Moscone Center in downtown San Francisco is the center of […]

  • National

    CBS crews ready for the most advanced Super Bowl broadcast yet

    by Dave Goldman on Feb 05, 21:17

      SANTA CLARA, Calif. – To get some perspective on how far the Super Bowl has come, all you have to do is look back to the first game. Eleven cameras and two trucks were used at the first broadcast. That was the extent of CBS’ needs to show the Green Bay Packers defeat the Kansas […]

  • Sports

    NFL preps stadium for Super Bowl 50, worldwide audience

    by Dave Goldman on Feb 03, 7:10

    A special game deserves a special venue. After serving for two years as the regular host for the San Francisco 49ers, Levi’s Stadium is going big — actually as big as you can get. This Sunday, all eyes will be on the building as it rolls out the red carpet for Super Bowl 50. The […]

  • Iditarod

    DeeDee Jonrowe turns to fans to help fund her Iditarod 2016 run

    by Dave Goldman on Jan 21, 5:28

    DeeDee Jonrowe’s Iditarod resume is amongst the most respected in racing history, with 30 Iditarod finishes — 16 of them in the top 10. But if there were ever a year to count out one of the sport’s legends, this would be it. Jonrowe’s primary sponsor, Shell, dropped her after leaving Alaska. Over the summer, the […]

  • Local

    Soldotna’s Drew Gibbs commits to Northern State University

    by Dave Goldman on Jan 19, 9:08

    Even in the warmth of summer, Soldotna High School’s Drew Gibbs felt the cold business of collegiate athletics. As one of the most actively recruited football players in the state of Alaska, Gibbs was a shoo-in to earn a football scholarship. Then, on Aug. 14, in the first quarter of the first game of the […]

  • Local

    Hockey group doesn’t let disability keep them from the ice

    by Dave Goldman on Jan 16, 12:30

    It doesn’t matter how you get to the ice, just get there. Jerry Milbrett does. He and his teammates from the Alaska Avalanche sled hockey team have been gathering once a week for nine years to play hockey, but not the usual way that comes to mind. Twenty-three years ago, a tank weighing a half ton fell on […]

  • Local

    Mushers face wind, frigid temps at the start of the Kuskokwim 300

    by Dave Goldman on Jan 15, 22:06

    If it’s cold and windy it must be time for the Kuskokwim 300. One of Alaska’s biggest sled dog races took off from Bethel under typical, if not difficult, conditions. As the sun set Friday, temperatures plummeted into the single digits. Add in 30 mph wind gusts and a wind chill in the negative teens and you have the […]

  • Iditarod

    Iditarod: Starting in Fairbanks again? It’s possible

    by Dave Goldman on Jan 12, 19:16

    Mother Nature goes on her own time. The problem is the Iditarod is running out of it. Stan Hooley, the race’s CEO, confirmed that he will be meeting with officials in Fairbanks next week to discuss contingency plans should the restart have to be moved from Willow, as it was last year. “We’ve got an […]

  • Local

    Alaska Aces prep for southern swing with outdoor skate

    by Dave Goldman on Jan 07, 11:01

    How does an Alaskan hockey team prepare for a trip to the Deep South? Practice outside, of course. That’s exactly what the Alaska Aces did Wednesday at the Bonnie Cusack rink in Anchorage.  The team is getting ready to embark on a six game, two week excursion taking them to South Carolina and suburban Atlanta. “It’s […]

  • Local

    Warm weather forces change in Copper Basin 300 race start location

    by Dave Goldman on Jan 05, 6:47

    Mother Nature is at again. Another Alaskan winter staple is being hampered by inconsistent, unpredictable and less-than-desirable weather conditions. For much of last week, warmer than usual temperatures and occasional rain fell on Glennallen. Now, the Copper Basin 300 is being forced to adjust, though the race will happen this weekend. Icy conditions on the Gulkona and Gakona Rivers are preventing […]

  • Local

    Grace Christian already positioning itself for a tournament charge

    by Dave Goldman on Jan 03, 11:19

    Generally coaches don’t want their teams to look ahead. In this case, it’s Ward Romans who’s doing it. The Grace Christian School Grizzlies girls basketball team’s head coach feels he has to. His margin for error has narrowed. “Last year in the region tournament, you had a chance to make your way back and play for the […]

  • Local

    Resolve to get fit in 2016: Others did it and you can too

    by Dave Goldman on Jan 03, 11:02

    For Jeff Fogelsong, the weights continue. So does his commitment to a resolution he made about two years ago. He didn’t like the way he looked or felt. “Being out of shape, having a hard time skiing, having a hard time climbing mountains, doing all things Alaska,” he said. His promise to himself wasn’t on New Year’s, but […]

  • Local

    Difficult weather conditions put biathletes to the test

    by Dave Goldman on Dec 30, 22:46

    It’s tough enough to ski and shoot well in the same event. Wednesday, Mother Nature had her own test for Alaska biathletes. Day three’s conditions at the World Junior Biathlon Trials at Kincaid Park proved as a great a challenge as the course itself. “It was pretty icy,  the course was getting worn down, the skiing, I actually felt […]

  • Local

    Biathletes take aim at spots with Team USA

    by Dave Goldman on Dec 29, 22:38

    Alex Kilby is working for a double play — ski fast and shoot accurately. After all, there’s a lot on the line. He along with a host of others in a handful of divisions are taking aim at a spot with Team USA at the World Junior Biathlon Trials being held at Kincaid Park. It’s a familiar trail for […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    UAA Seawolves relish their time off for Christmas

    by Dave Goldman on Dec 23, 21:34

    Late December means a lengthy break for Alaska school children. But they’re not the only ones. The University of Alaska Anchorage Seawolves are on holiday too. Like their smaller counterparts, the collegians’ break is mandatory. Often, the National Collegiate Athletic Association gets the tag of “Scrooge” for its involved and petty rulebook. But it also curried favor with many for a decision […]

  • Iditarod

    Iditarod conditions are good, but some areas on the trail remain a concern

    by Dave Goldman on Dec 23, 21:15

    Like the song says, “Let it Snow.” It may be Stan Hooley’s favorite holiday tune. At the very least, the Iditarod’s executive director hopes the yuletide classic is a sign of what’s to come. As usual, the race is scheduled to begin in Willow. That of course, doesn’t always happen. Rewind to last year when a warmer-than-usual winter led to a weather nightmare forcing […]

  • Local

    Two high school coaches share a common bond

    by Dave Goldman on Dec 21, 21:19

    A coaching tree can extend a long way. Just ask Jason Boerger and Patrick Callahan. They now run separate programs at Grace Christian School and Nome-Beltz Jr/Sr High School. The common denominator? Boerger’s father, Chuck Boerger. He coached for more than three decades and had both players on his roster. Respect for the game was always as important […]

  • Local

    NCAA denies appeal by Univ. of Fairbanks to lift post-season bans

    by Dave Goldman on Dec 21, 11:28

    Monday, the University of Alaska Fairbanks was informed by collegiate sports’ governing body that a ban on post-season participation for the women’s basketball and swimming teams will go into effect this year. The word from the NCAA was no surprise but a disappointment nonetheless for the UAF athletic department. KTVA spoke with UAF athletic director Dr. […]