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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

    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 […]

  • Iditarod

    After her terrifying morning, Aliy Zirkle finds a moment of zen on the Iditarod trail

    by Dave Goldman on Mar 12, 22:47

    Musher Aliy Zirkle needed this: a couple of hours of serenity on the trail. Just after midnight, Zirkle’s team was terrorized by a snowmachiner outside Nulato. Nobody was hurt, but two hours later the same driver hit Jeff King’s team, killing one of his dogs and injuring two others. So it was time for some zen […]

  • Iditarod

    Teacher on the trail: Laura Wright

    by Dave Goldman on Mar 12, 12:23

    When running the Iditarod, mushers learn a lot about themselves and their dogs, but it’s one teacher’s job to turn the Iditarod trail into her own personal classroom. Laura Wright is living out a teacher’s dream — after winning a national competition, the fourth grade teacher from Austin, Texas became the Iditarod Teacher on the […]

  • Iditarod

    Iditarod trailbreakers leading the way on course to Nome

    by Dave Goldman on Mar 10, 7:27

    The neon, wooden sticks in Spencer Pape’s snowmachine can be seen from miles away. Armed with trail makers, axes, shovels and other tools, Pape and his team of trailbreakers are in charge of marking and smoothing the trail ahead of the Iditarod mushers making their way to Nome. “We have one guy pulling a big heavy […]

  • Iditarod

    Teams face dry, snowless conditions near Farewell Burn area

    by Dave Goldman on Mar 08, 22:51

    With the treachery of the Dalzell Gorge and infamous Farewell Burn area in the rearview mirror, three Iditarod teams exhale momentarily and handle other business, with three perspectives on what they’ve just encountered. Veteran musher Trent Herbst is running his eighth Iditarod and sounds like he’s on vacation. “It’s been a lot of fun,” Herbst […]

  • Iditarod

    Long-time race volunteer earns prestigious award from Iditarod

    by Dave Goldman on Mar 03, 14:33

    What makes the honorary musher award special is how often it’s handed out — once a year — and when Joanne Potts received it, she was stunned. “I’m sitting there at the board meeting ready to write down who they say is the honorary musher. They say Joanne Potts, I’m like, ‘What?’” she said. It’s […]