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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

  • University of Alaska

    Morgan Hooe honored with Bill MacKay Athlete of the Year award

    by Dave Goldman on Apr 28, 22:34

      In another year of standout candidates, Morgan Hooe stood the tallest. The former South High School star parlayed a brilliant season at the University of Alaska Anchorage into the athletic department’s highest honor for former student-athletes while adding a local flair as she took home the Bill MacKay Athlete of the Year award. Her […]

  • Local

    Houston HS raises the stakes on the softball field

    by Dave Goldman on Apr 27, 8:07

    The Houston Hawks are fielding their own dreams– one at a time. But, this season will provide a greater challenge, as they’ve moved up to the varsity level in the Northern Lights Conference. That comes with challenges for a young program. “They don’t have a strong youth program coming up into the high schools, so, […]

  • University of Alaska

    Thomas tips the cap to the past while building Seawolves’ future

    by Dave Goldman on Apr 20, 21:44

    Big time collegiate programs, no matter the sport, have history. The University of Alaska Anchorage hockey team, though young by college hockey standards, is aiming for such a history. As a Division I program since 1982, it’s seen its share of stars come through the program. Now, head coach Matt Thomas wants to promote that […]

  • Alaska Aces

    Commentary: Warm weather, loss of Aces leaves cold feeling

    by Dave Goldman on Apr 19, 11:57

    Sometimes weather delivers mixed messages. The warmth of spring means flowers are blooming and our lawns are visible again. The snow tires can come off. Folks head back outside, and summer vacation is around the corner. As hockey fans, we equate the sport on ice with winter, but if your team is playing this time […]

  • Local

    Nearly eliminated, Brown Bears hockey will see another season

    by Dave Goldman on Apr 19, 11:46

    The Kenai River Brown Bears will be back on the ice next season. It’s not a stretch to call what Steve Stuber, supporters, and the community of Soldotna did remarkable. Faced with the possibility of shutting down the hockey operation, following the way of the Alaska Aces, the community helped complete an extraordinary comeback. On April […]

  • Local

    Anchorage soccer teams going green

    by Dave Goldman on Apr 18, 13:29

    Finally, it appears the Cook Inlet Conference soccer teams are headed for greener pastures — their own. After weeks of wrangling and shoveling, the games which have been snowed out are poised to begin. And with the season slipping away, players are happy there is green under all the white on their fields. “We’re really […]

  • Local

    Anchorage soccer teams are close to getting their season back

    by Dave Goldman on Apr 12, 22:43

    Name a spot in Anchorage that still needs shoveling. It’s a tricky riddle high school soccer teams can easily answer. Last week, prep players and volunteers got together to shovel the fields at East Anchorage, Chugiak and Service High Schools. On Sunday, nearly 100 people worked on the field at Kincaid Park. Wednesday, it moved to three more, […]

  • Local

    The Big Dig: Students, volunteers get Kincaid Park ready for soccer season

    by Dave Goldman on Apr 10, 11:58

    Folks in Alaska love their winter — to a point. There are three seasons in high school athletics. So far, we’ve had fall and winter, but we’re still waiting on spring. While pavement is visible throughout town, the grassy fields are not. The snow is melting but not quickly enough to get soccer teams on the […]

  • National

    Commentary: LPGA bogeys the call to penalize Thompson

    by Dave Goldman on Apr 07, 9:17

    Sometimes the pursuit of justice goes too far. Yes, that sounds more like a line for one of John Tracy’s “Reality Checks.” But there’s no sport more rule oriented, more hyper focused about protocol than golf. Its greens are manicured with toe nail clippers and works from a rule book that was written by guys […]

  • Alaska Aces

    Aces’ loss pushes them closer to the end

    by Dave Goldman on Apr 06, 13:42

    The Alaska Aces’ season is officially on the brink. Following a 2-0 loss to the Idaho Steelheads, coupled with Utah’s 2-1 overtime win over Missouri, the Aces now trail the Grizzlies by three points with two games to play. The Utah win also eliminated the Mavericks from playoff contention. It was a crushing outcome at […]

  • Mt. Marathon Race

    Mount Marathon race field shaping up

    by Dave Goldman on Apr 05, 8:40

    The 3,022 foot rock awaits. There’s still snow on the ground, but July Fourth doesn’t seem that far away. Mount Marathon race organizers brought us closer to that summer classic — making the entries public for the 2017 competition in Seward. Last year’s men’s winner, David Norris, will be back to defend his title. As a 25-year-old […]

  • National

    Romo says goodbye to Cowboys, joins CBS as NFL analyst

    by Dave Goldman on Apr 04, 19:51

    Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has transitioned from the pocket to the booth. The 14-year veteran has been released by the team, but fans will still see him on Sundays. Now he’ll be wearing a sport coat for CBS. Romo is retiring from football and entering the broadcasting business as he takes over the lead NFL […]

  • Local

    Challenge Alaska continues to enrich lives

    by Dave Goldman on Apr 02, 18:51

    In its three and half decades, Challenge Alaska has grown into one of the state’s most reliable sources to help people enjoy healthy, active lives despite physical or mental disabilities. It’s about including everybody. “It has given me something to inspire about year-round,” said instructor Randolph Finch. “It’s all I think about in the summer, it’s all that I gear towards. It’s really helped me get […]

  • Local

    Grace Christian coach, players discuss 3A championship

    by Dave Goldman on Mar 30, 9:18

    After a decade and half of waiting, the Grace Christian Grizzlies basketball team will be hang another 3A title banner from the rafters after taking the crown last weekend. Head Coach Jason Boerger along with a pair of his players paid a visit to KTVA on Wednesday. Watch the entire interview.

  • University of Alaska

    GCI Great Alaska Shootout: Same tournament, different marketing strategy

    by Dave Goldman on Mar 28, 11:56

    This November, the GCI Great Alaska Shootout has a big anniversary — it turns 40. The tournament’s look has changed over the years. Now, University of Alaska Anchorage’s athletic director, Keith Hackett, is marketing it that way too. For decades the tournament featured some of the biggest programs in college basketball. But the days of the […]

  • Local

    Brown Bears hockey team on thin financial ice

    by Dave Goldman on Mar 27, 9:56

    It’s been a rough season for Alaska hockey. The University of Alaska Anchorage Seawolves program was nearly cut, but remained after an eleventh-hour save. Then the Alaska Aces announced this will be their final season due to budget issues. Now the Kenai Brown Bears are following suit. But is this it? It’s still an uphill […]

  • National

    Alaska’s Hebard leads Oregon to another NCAA win

    by Dave Goldman on Mar 25, 12:21

    They did it again. West Valley High School’s Ruthy Hebard helped the 10th-seeded University of Oregon Ducks women’s basketball team to another upset win in the NCAA tournament. This time it was a 77-63 shocker over the third-seeded Maryland Terps at the regional in Bridgeport, Connecticut. The victory puts the Ducks into the Elite Eight […]

  • Local

    Results: ASAA 3A, 4A high school basketball semifinals

    by Dave Goldman on Mar 24, 18:49

    Results from Friday’s semifinal games at the Alaska Airlines Center. Please check back; this story will be updated as games are completed. 3A Boys Semifinal Monroe Catholic 42 – Valdez 40 The Rams held off the Buccaneers’ late rally to advance to the title game. Valdez’ slow start didn’t help as it went scoreless in the […]

  • Local

    Results: ASAA high school basketball quarterfinals

    by Dave Goldman on Mar 23, 17:05

    Girls 3A Quarterfinals Sitka 78 – Valdez 22 Four players scored in the double figures to lead the Sitka Wolves to an easy win over Valdez. Zosha Krupa scored 22 points in 20 minutes. Alexandra Kirby chipped in a double-double with ten points and ten rebounds. Anchorage Christian 54 – Galena 37 After a slow […]

  • University of Alaska

    Thanksgiving hoops: 2017 GCI Great Alaska Shootout men’s field set

    by Dave Goldman on Mar 22, 11:13

    The coming year will mark a major anniversary for the GCI Great Alaska Shootout basketball tournament — 40 years. And the host has already set the table. Even though it’s only March, the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) has announced the eight team men’s field for the Thanksgiving tradition. Three teams will travel north from California: California […]