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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

  • Eskimo-Indian Olympics

    The confluence: Life, culture and teamwork at WEIO

    by Dave Goldman on Jul 17, 8:00

    It’s about team. And survival. Steeped in tradition, the World Eskimo-Indian Olympic games are a mix of competition and culture. And they’re both on display every time the participants step on the floor. There’s more to the four-man carry than how far one can walk with four people draped all over him/her. At 600 pounds, […]

  • Local

    Finances and the NFL go hand in hand

    by Dave Goldman on Jul 14, 23:33

    In the National Football League, money matters. But on Tuesday the discussion of money and the NFL didn’t center on contract negotiations or billion dollar television deals, but life management. A pair of star linebackers visited the Covenant House in Anchorage. So did Gov. Bill Walker, and the three preached the importance of good fiscal responsibility to the group, many […]

  • Local

    Anchorage rugby gains popularity

    by Dave Goldman on Jul 13, 23:37

    As the popularity rises, so do the goal posts. On Monday there was evidence of rugby’s surging interest in Alaska. The Alaska Rugby Union and Alaska Rugby Foundation teamed up at Delaney Park Strip to install a pair of rugby goalposts. More and more adult teams are forming and now kids are getting involved as well. “For the adults, […]

  • Local

    UAA: No stipend for hockey players

    by Dave Goldman on Jul 07, 22:52

    To pay or not to pay? In the Western Collegiate Hockey Association the answer is clear: pay. While the debate rages on for schools in the Power Five conferences such as the Big Ten, the University of Alaska Anchorage’s conference, the WCHA has decided to go ahead and provide “a cost of attendance” to its players and “the redefinition of full grant-in-aid […]

  • Mt. Marathon Race

    Mount Marathon: Charming third time?

    by Dave Goldman on Jun 30, 23:45

    For Eric Strabel, three would be company. The Anchorage native is in search of a third consecutive Mount Marathon title and fourth overall this weekend in Seward.  He feels positioned to do it. And the personal drive still burns. “It’s the challenge of it. I don’t think anyone is truly prepared for it,” Strabel said. “So everyone comes […]

  • Mt. Marathon Race

    Mount Marathon preps underway

    by Dave Goldman on May 28, 8:05

    It’s beginning to look a lot like Mount Marathon. As the 88th running of the famed Alaskan event draws near, a city awaits. And prepares. “Everything is going along accordingly. The whole community is super committed to it,” said Kari McKahan, the events coordinator for Seward and the race. The 3,022-foot climb will go off […]

  • Local

    For Amber Stull, it will stay as a trifecta

    by Dave Goldman on May 18, 8:52

    Kinsey Laine of Fairbanks won the Gold Nugget Triathlon Sunday, denying Amber Stull of Anchorage a fourth consecutive title. Laine finished in 1:07:20:7, edging out Stull by a little more than 2 minutes. Laura Gardner, also of Anchorage, finished third. The Gold Nugget is the nation’s oldest triathlon for women only. It began with a 500-yard […]

  • Local

    Anchorage senior hurls no-hitter

    by Dave Goldman on May 13, 8:21

    For Alex Schlegel, the setting was perfect. A warm night, and his pitches were going exactly where he wanted. Less perfect for the Eagle River batters. The South High School senior threw a no-hitter in leading his Wolverines to a 3-0 win over the Wolves at Mulcahy Stadium. Following the game, a scoring change from the sixth […]

  • Local

    Tom Brady suspension has local players talking

    by Dave Goldman on May 12, 9:14

    The Service High School football team enjoyed their drills on a balmy Monday evening. Their focus was primarily their own upcoming season, but Tom Brady’s now-reduced playing time was also a topic of conversation. The New England Patriots quarterback was suspended four games without pay on Monday by the NFL for his role and knowledge […]

  • Local

    Thomas Wins 31st Bill MacKay Athlete of the Year

    by Dave Goldman on Apr 24, 20:42

    The junior ran away with it. It’s been said many times in Cody Thomas’s illustrious career. It also described his path on Friday night as the 2014-15 Bill MacKay Athlete of the Year. The New Zealander claimed the honor at the University of Alaska Anchorage’s athletic banquet at the Lucy Cuddy Center. Thomas’ list of accomplishments not only set the […]

  • National

    KTVA’s Dave Goldman to Britt McHenry: The apology needs to come in person

    by Dave Goldman on Apr 21, 21:28

      Commentary from KTVA 11 Sports’ Dave Goldman: I’ve had a lot of people come up to me for my thoughts on the Britt McHenry incident — the ESPN reporter who, after her car was towed in Virginia, went on a degrading rant to a company employee about her looks, weight and education. McHenry has been […]

  • Local

    2 Anchorage high school athletes take their sports to the next level

    by Dave Goldman on Apr 02, 9:05

    Call it heading south to go north. Tarini Tosi and Mikayla Shamburger both did it Wednesday. Tosi, the two-way football standout at East High School and Shamburger, a star for the Grace Christian girls basketball team, both signed letters of intent to play collegiately next year. Tosi will attend New Mexico Highlands University in Las […]

  • 2015 Iditarod Mushers

    Rick Casillo

    by Dave Goldman on Mar 07, 14:05

      Veteran Rick Casillo is shorthanded. He’s without his wingman – wife Jennifer, who’s been deployed to Africa in support of Operation Enduing Freedom. “This is my second deployment” Casillo says. Her return later this year means more time for mushing, but the paperwork? “My organizational skills have gone down… no question about it.” Casillo says. […]

  • Local

    Bartlett hockey team took on all teams no matter the size

    by Dave Goldman on Feb 04, 10:26

    Every athlete playing competitive sports want to be in the game. Playing time is key. Coaches will dangle it as motivation or threaten to withhold it as retribution. Bartlett head hockey coach John Dehart had plenty to offer and didn’t have to ask twice. His lineup was set every night. “Five guys and a goalie […]

  • Local

    Lime Solar-Pepsi Invitational: ACS starts hot, stays that way

    by Dave Goldman on Jan 02, 10:19

    Levi Auble scored 23 points including 3 three-pointers as host Anchorage Christian defeated Tikigaq 70-43 in the opening round of the Lime Solar-Pepsi Invitational. Randy Kohutek chipped in 15 for the Lions. The ladies posted a 60-18 win over Kotzebue off 21 points from Caroline Bowden. The tournament runs through Saturday night.

  • Local

    UAA basketball splits on New Year’s

    by Dave Goldman on Jan 02, 8:14

    UAA men’s basketball Holding an opponent in college basketball to 86 points doesn’t usually qualify as good defense. In this case, however, consider it a job well done as UAA minimized the nation’s leading scoring team, Simon Fraser, to its season low in a 108-86 win over the Clan at the Alaska Airlines Center. The […]

  • Local

    Dimond boys basketball gets a wild win in the desert

    by Dave Goldman on Dec 31, 7:54

    The team from Alaska kept its cool in the desert. Dimond High School senior Muhamad Cole hit an unlikely four-point play as time expired in overtime to lift the Dimond Lynx to an even more unlikely 45-44 win over Vashon Island of Washington in the Phoenix Cactus Jam Tournament. The Lynx claimed the tournament title in their bracket, going 2-1 and exacting some payback with interest […]

  • Local

    UAA nearly holds the Tigers

    by Dave Goldman on Nov 27, 7:56

    The game counted as an exhibition for UAA, and the Seawolves nearly made the Pacific Tigers exhibit A. In a tightly contested game from wire to wire, Division II UAA nearly upended the bigger Pacific Tigers. But Division I got the last word in the balance of the rebounds in a hard-earned 71-62 win at the […]

  • Local

    Not this time: UAA women fall in title game

    by Dave Goldman on Nov 27, 6:11

    Despite 19 points from Megan Mullings and a spirited effort, UAA fell to Long Beach State 69-60 in the title game of the GCI Great Alaska Shootout at the Alaska Airlines Center. Mullings was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player. The Seawolves were aiming for back-to back wins over Division I teams following their victory […]

  • Local

    Broncos outlast Bulldogs; CSU gets through

    by Dave Goldman on Nov 27, 0:11

    Boise State vs. Yale It took extra time but Boise State outlasted Yale 59-53 in overtime in the women’s third-place game of the Great Alaska Shootout at the Alaska Airlines Center Wednesday. The Broncos improved to 3-2 while Yale fell to 1-4. Deanna Weaver scored 21 points to lead Boise State, which also received six […]