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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

    Dimond, Chugiak advance

    by Dave Goldman on Oct 09, 23:01

    There’s more football next week for Dimond and Chugiak high schools. Each advanced to the state semi-finals after victories on Friday. The Lynx got three touchdowns from Rafa Zavala in a 34-26 win. The Lynx went up 34-14 in the second half on J.J. Tanuvasa’s catch and run, but Colony fought back. Steven Bilafer accounted for all four […]

  • Local

    ABL adjusts as Alaska Goldpanners exit league

    by Dave Goldman on Oct 09, 7:52

    The show must go on. And it will. In this case, that show is the Alaska Baseball League, which will enter its 42nd summer season in 2016.  But it will enter those warm nights shorthanded. Last month, the Alaska Goldpanners decided to leave the league to play other independent baseball teams from across the country. The move was […]

  • Local

    New season, new facilities, new attitude: UAA hockey is ready to go

    by Dave Goldman on Oct 07, 23:10

    Everything looks new, much of it is. Renovated or new facilities don’t guarantee wins. But they can cultivate a positive attitude. The University of Alaska Anchorage hockey team is feeling those good vibes. From the brand new Brush Christiansen Hockey Center on campus to the improved Sullivan Arena, the Seawolves feel they and their fans are […]

  • National

    Nobody’s perfect, even in football

    by Dave Goldman on Oct 06, 22:58

    After last night’s blown call in the Seahawks-Lions game, fans are clamoring for more instant replay. I’m all for it too, as long as subjective officiating remains a key part of football. Last night stands out because it appeared to be a black and white call simply missed. But this wades into a much deeper […]

  • Local

    The cost of a title

    by Dave Goldman on Oct 05, 23:13

    The games play, but for a price. That’s the dilemma the Alaska School Activities Association faces. In 1990, it lost funding by the state forcing it to be self-sufficient. In order to put on the high school championships, it needs about $2 million every year. In stepped First National Bank. “If we didn’t have them, we just wouldn’t […]

  • Local

    Final regular season poll means another shake-up

    by Dave Goldman on Oct 05, 14:03

    Space Mountain has nothing on the Large School Alaskan high school football poll. After defeating Bartlett on Friday with a result befitting a basketball score, West Anchorage High School jumped back into the top spot in the Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network’s Large School poll. The Eagles earned the nod after winning the final regular season […]

  • Local

    A costly forfeit for two Alaska high school football teams

    by Dave Goldman on Oct 02, 8:44

    Winning is a great momentum builder into the playoffs. But in this case, the Colony Knights picked up the victory over North Pole in their final regular season game without ever taking a snap. The Patriots forfeited this week. KTVA’s Dave Leval spoke with North Pole Activities Director Walter Armstrong on Thursday afternoon. He said […]

  • Local

    After nearly 20 Years, Knights tennis team again holding court

    by Dave Goldman on Sep 30, 22:14

    After two decades, the ball is finally back in their court. The Colony High School tennis team has plenty of logistical challenges, but it beats the alternative. “It’s pretty frustrating because we have to go all the way to Palmer to play, and there’s only three courts,” said team member Owen Ballos. “It’s like an extra 10 minutes to the courts, […]

  • Local

    UAA upgrades add to excitement and expectations

    by Dave Goldman on Sep 29, 22:58

    It’s a new season and definitely a new look for University of Alaska Anchorage hockey. From faces to ice, lights to a team room, the Seawolves have received a makeover. They even have their own showers. On Tuesday at media day, the team introduced 12 new players and unveiled all of the new amenities at the Brush […]

  • Local

    A change in venue means a change in approach

    by Dave Goldman on Sep 28, 23:36

    Pools — or in this case, lanes — aren’t exactly plentiful in Alaska. That’s why Bartlett High School has been a frequent host for the state’s high school swimming and diving championships. It’s one of the few setups with the necessary eight lanes to host a state meet. But it’s not the only option. “There are a number of pools around in […]

  • Local

    Return trip for the Bartlett Bears in Week 7 ASBN Poll

    by Dave Goldman on Sep 28, 13:01

    Bartlett has seen the view from the top. And the Bears like it. For a third consecutive week, Bartlett High School holds the No. 1 position in the Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network’s High School Football Poll for the large schools. They cemented their position behind a 76-34 win over West Valley High School in snowy […]

  • Local

    Local standout now pacing the Jackrabbits

    by Dave Goldman on Sep 25, 23:02

    There’s a stigma that Alaska football is inferior to the rest of the Lower 48. Zach Lujan is disproving that. The former South High School standout is providing that evidence at South Dakota State University as the Jackrabbits’ starting quarterback. As a starter, Lujan has led his team to fast 2-0 start which includes win over FCS Division 1 Kansas […]

  • Local

    Bartlett’s Falaniko racing toward the record books

    by Dave Goldman on Sep 25, 20:09

    We have enough peaks in Alaska to say that the view is great from the top. It’s pretty good from the end zone too. Just ask Ethan Falaniko. The Bartlett senior running back has a knack and nose for the end zone. No GPS necessary. He leads the nation in touchdowns at 23 and is third […]

  • Local

    Alaska’s connection to a boxing icon

    by Dave Goldman on Sep 21, 23:44

    Long before he was known for a grill, George Foreman could box a little. Foreman was a two-time heavyweight champion of the world as well as a gold medalist in the 1968 Olympics. His professional career spanned 27 years. But boxers rarely retire once. Most come back — Foreman did twice. And it was during that second go-round he fought […]

  • Anchorage/MatSu Politics

    Throwing the flag

    by Dave Goldman on Sep 18, 22:54

    Alaska and Florida have some obvious differences. But there’s an unlikely common bond: flag football. Currently, the two states on opposite sides of the continent, along with selected districts in New York, Washington, D.C. and Nevada are the only ones to offer the sport for girls in high school. But what happens after high school? […]

  • Local

    Who’s number one? Who can stay number one?

    by Dave Goldman on Sep 16, 23:11

    For Alaska high school football teams, getting to the top has been the easy part. Staying there has been another story. Four different teams (South, Bartlett twice, West twice and Chugiak) in the large school division have claimed the number one ranking, and just as quickly found themselves out. Now it’s Bartlett’s turn — again. The Bears are […]

  • Local

    UAA volleyball charges up the national rankings

    by Dave Goldman on Sep 15, 23:37

    If University of Alaska Anchorage volleyball was a stock, it would be a hot commodity on Wall Street right now. At 8-0, the program sports a national ranking of 12, the highest in school history. The Seawolves opened the season by knocking off the fifth and 23rd ranked teams in the nation (Nebraska-Kearney and Rockhurst), then followed it with four […]

  • National

    Attacking a football official? Not in Alaska

    by Dave Goldman on Sep 09, 23:25

    It gave new meaning to Friday Night Lights. But anyone can do without this exposure. When two football players from John Jay High School in San Antonio intentionally targeted an umpire last week on the field, the national spotlight began to bore in. On a quiet Wednesday afternoon more than 4,000 miles away, with the yellow leaves showing signs of fall, the […]

  • Local

    Rory Santos pursues Olympic dream

    by Dave Goldman on Sep 08, 8:00

    Rory Santos wants to get to a place most folks know, but not personally. The Olympics. At 26, Santos is ranked third in the world in her weight class and is in Baltimore this week for the U.S. Olympic Trials. “I prepared for this, all my hard work is done. It was done in the […]

  • Local

    UAA battles opponents and budget shortfall

    by Dave Goldman on Sep 08, 7:41

    The games are great but the bottom line is the bottom line. It certainly is for University of Alaska Anchorage Athletic Director Keith Hackett. When Hackett took over the department nearly two years ago he knew juggling finances would be part of the job. It is for any athletic director at any university regardless of […]