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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

  • Sports

    Chinooks’ skipper beats the odds, returns to Alaska and the baseball diamond

    by Dave Goldman on Jun 27, 22:44

    Walk around Alaska long enough and someone will tell you they’re “living the dream.” Jon Groth can relate. The Chugiak Chinooks head baseball coach made a triumphant return to the diamond and his team after a season long absence in 2015. It could have been longer. Groth had led the Chinooks since 2012. But in the fall of 2014 he suffered a […]

  • University of Alaska

    In face of budget cuts, 39th Great Alaska Shootout will take place

    by Dave Goldman on Jun 24, 12:48

    An annual tradition will continue. The University of Alaska Anchorage announced the men’s and women’s fields this morning for the 39th GCI Great Alaska Shootout. With plummeting oil prices and subsequent budget problems, athletic director Keith Hackett has stated since February that everything “was on the table” to be cut including teams and/or the long-running […]

  • University of Alaska

    UAA coach: Time could be on Seawolves’ side for proposed rule change

    by Dave Goldman on Jun 22, 21:18

    Sometimes 60 minutes isn’t enough. That’s why they play overtime in hockey. In the National Hockey League, if a team loses in the overtime session it’s still awarded one — sometimes valuable — point. But it’s different in the college game. Compensation for getting to the extra frame in a college match is being debated. […]

  • Local

    Local baseball players get an education on the field

    by Dave Goldman on Jun 21, 23:22

    School may be out, but class is still in session. For a group of Alaska Legion Baseball players, the learning continues while on summer break. This week, players from around the state are at Mulcahy Stadium for the 23rd annual College Coaches Clinic. They’re joined by eight coaches who are imparting their wisdom about the game. […]

  • National

    Warriors’ inability to complete the dream season turns into a bad dream

    by Dave Goldman on Jun 21, 11:47

    Somewhere, some former Chicago Bulls are snickering. Yes, the 1996 Phil Jackson, Michael Jordan team which had its regular season record of 72 wins broken by the Golden State Warriors this year. Yes, that same Golden State team that was as sure as the international orange on the Golden Gate Bridge of winning this year’s […]

  • Local

    Anchorage couple ready for water, elements and 12.5 mile swim

    by Dave Goldman on May 25, 8:40

    A Florida vacation with sandy beaches and warm, tropical water sounds good, doesn’t it? It’s been calling Corrie and Greg Martin — they’re answering, but how they’re heeding the call may differ from how you might. The Anchorage husband and wife team heads for Key West, one of the most relaxed places on the planet for […]

  • University of Alaska

    UAA and UAF on the same team? Maybe.

    by Dave Goldman on May 20, 7:34

    Could the Hatfields and McCoys be teaming up? Two collegiate teams aren’t fighting over turf, but to survive. The ongoing budget crisis in the state of Alaska is having far-reaching effects. So much so that an idea floated by University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen to merge the UAA and UAF athletic departments is still […]

  • Only in Alaska

    Gold Nugget receives ‘late entries’ to triathlon

    by Dave Goldman on May 18, 23:04

    Sunday’s Gold Nugget Triathlon was sold out of slots, but in the afternoon during the running portion, three late entrants joined the race. The moment gave race videographer Dr. George Stransky more than runners trying to set personal best times. It gave him three bears. As the ladies worked their way to the finish line, […]

  • Local

    Tri, Tri Again: Kids take on the Trailside Triathlon

    by Dave Goldman on May 06, 12:59

    Elementary school youngsters will triple their fun meter this weekend as the annual Trailside Kids Triathlon takes off. With moderate doses of swimming, biking and running children ranging from kindergarten through sixth grade will begin at the Service High School pool. Then it’s onto the bicycle and finally some road work. “It’s important for health, […]

  • Local

    UAA hockey team recruits for 2016-17 despite possible cuts

    by Dave Goldman on Apr 26, 23:30

    The University of Alaska Anchorage’s hockey team is riding a slippery slope. Athletic Director Keith Hackett has said looming budget cuts could threaten the existence of any UAA team or even the Great Alaska Shootout basketball tournament — a Thanksgiving staple. It’s an awkward spot, but UAA Hockey head coach Matt Thomas is moving forward. On Thursday, he announced the […]

  • University of Alaska

    UAA’s Hackett preparing for cuts to athletic department

    by Dave Goldman on Apr 22, 8:15

    Keith Hackett is hoping for the best, but bracing for the worst. The University of Alaska Anchorage athletic director knows that budget cuts are coming to his department. How significant those cuts will be, is the question. He’ll have his answer once the legislators in Juneau decide on the state’s fiscal plan. In an interview […]

  • Local

    Former Colony High star dishes on UConn, hall of fame induction

    by Dave Goldman on Apr 19, 23:38

    Coming home never gets old. Add in a Hall of Fame induction and you have Jessica Moore’s weekend. On Saturday, at a ceremony at Dimond High School with her mother looking on, the former Colony High School standout became the first honoree of the new Alaska Basketball Hall of Fame. “Hard work does pay off. It doesn’t matter […]

  • Sports

    Alaska squad in sync as they head to world cheer competition

    by Dave Goldman on Apr 15, 16:12

    A group of dancers, gymnasts, acrobats, and athletes are in search of a title. As members of the Alaska Athletics cheerleading and dance team, you have to do a little bit of everything. And they can — that’s why they’re headed to Orlando next weekend for the 2016 Cheerleading Worlds. It’s their eighth-straight year going […]

  • Alaska Aces

    ECHL commissioner visits Aces, looks for future growth of team, league

    by Dave Goldman on Apr 12, 22:45

    Hockey may be about scoring goals and stopping shots, but to a commissioner it’s about another set of digits — dollars. While visiting Anchorage over the weekend, ECHL commissioner Brian McKenna sat down with KTVA’s Dave Leval and discussed a range of topics which usually boomeranged back to finances. Regarding the Aces’ sellout Saturday night, […]

  • University of Alaska

    Seawolves fall to undefeated Lubbock Christian in hard fought D-II championship

    by Dave Goldman on Apr 04, 21:20

    Despite a strong late game surge, the University of Alaska Anchorage women’s basketball team’s dream season was going to come to an end, win or lose, in Indianapolis. Playing in the finals of the Women’s Division II National Championship, UAA fell behind early and could never get even with top-ranked and unbeaten Lubbock Christian as […]

  • University of Alaska

    UAA mascot ready to show the Spirit

    by Dave Goldman on Apr 04, 7:05

    What would a national championship appearance be without Spirit? Not to worry University of Alaska Anchorage fans, the Seawolves will have plenty of it on display today. Spirit the Seawolf, the team mascot, will be at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis when UAA takes on Lubbock Christian for the Women’s Division II national title. We’re not […]

  • University of Alaska

    Seawolves answer wake-up call for a good reason

    by Dave Goldman on Mar 31, 6:48

    ANCHORAGE – It appeared to be like any other early morning. All was quiet on the University of Alaska Anchorage campus. But this Thursday was different. At 3:30, there a few stirrings, followed by more activity at Alaska Airlines Center. “It’s a little early, isn’t it?” said UAA first-year assistant coach Alysa Horn. Depends on your […]

  • Sports

    Local hockey team prepares to take off for a title

    by Dave Goldman on Mar 29, 11:16

    Four thousand miles is be a long way to go to chase a championship, but the Junior Avalanche Under-18 hockey team is simply happy to have that chance. “I’m pretty excited as a team because we have gone through so much this year, and we’re expecting to do very well,” said forward and defenseman Josh […]

  • University of Alaska

    Fans celebrate in Anchorage as Seawolves storm into NCAA finals

    by Dave Goldman on Mar 23, 19:33

    The UAA women’s basketball team played the divide and conquer game to perfection. Four became two. Now the Seawolves want to be the One. In a game which looked more like a preseason scrimmage than a Final Four contest, second seeded UAA dismantled number seven Grand Valley State 67-47 at Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls to reach the National Championship game […]

  • University of Alaska

    UAA women’s basketball team dominates, advances to Final Four

    by Dave Goldman on Mar 22, 21:59

    Coaches worry about everything. It’s what they do. But, this time of year there’s even more to fret about: Will the team play the way it had leading up to this game? Or will it show up as an aberration precipitating an unexpected and early departure? It happened to the Seawolves last year while hosting […]