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Jake Edmonds

Stories by Jake Edmonds

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    Palmer community brings new life to baseball venue

    by Jake Edmonds on May 21, 20:25

    There’s a saying: “You look good, you feel good. You feel good, you play good.” The Mat-Su Miners are hoping that rings true in 2015. The Miners made some small but long overdue updates to their venue, Hermon Brothers Field, on Thursday. Most of the work done involved paint. “We’re looking for a championship this […]

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    Anchorage woman gears up for 2,700-mile bike race

    by Jake Edmonds on May 12, 7:02

    Local bike enthusiast Lael Wilcox is taking her skills across the border. She is preparing for one of the longest bike races in the world — the Tour Divide. The race spans 2,700 miles from Banff, Alberta, to Antelope Wells, New Mexico, on the border of Mexico. It’s a race Wilcox only recently decided to […]

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    Alaska wrestling championships become family affair for dad and daughters

    by Jake Edmonds on May 01, 22:50

    Todd Cook of Homer is a wrestling coach for the Popeye wrestling team. He and the group joined more than 1,000 wrestlers Thursday for the beginning of the Alaska USA Wrestling Championships at the Menard Sports Complex in Wasilla. But Cook is not just a coach. Once a wrestler in high school, he is now […]

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    For the East High softball team, winning is becoming the norm

    by Jake Edmonds on Apr 30, 23:35

    The last time the East High Thunderbirds lost a softball game, President Barack Obama was still in his first term, Linsanity was still a thing, and Amanda Bynes was still normal. How quickly things change. But what hasn’t changed is East’s dominance. Since that loss to West in the regional tournament on May 23, 2012, […]

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    NYO Games run smoothly thanks to numerous workers and volunteers

    by Jake Edmonds on Apr 17, 23:39

    Day two of the 2015 Native Youth Olympic Games was a success after four more events. Athletes competed in the Eskimo stick pull, the toe kick, the one-hand reach and the two-foot high kick. For volunteers who work behind the scenes, Friday was the busiest day, with Thursday and Saturday hosting just three events each. […]

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    Campbell, Hughes shine again in 2015 NYO Games

    by Jake Edmonds on Apr 16, 22:51

    Apaay Campbell and Josh Hughes did not show the same brilliance this year as when they shattered records — Campbell in 2013 and Hughes last year — but they continued their dominance Thursday afternoon in the opening day of the 2015 Native Youth Olympic Games. Two years ago, Campbell shattered a 20-year record in the […]

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    2 more West Anchorage football players sign with William Penn

    by Jake Edmonds on Apr 15, 20:04

    Six months after helping West Anchorage make it to the state championship, linebacker Will Fehoko and offensive guard Trea Samifua signed to play college football at William Penn University in Oskaloosa, Iowa. It was not a complete coincidence that both Fehoko and Samifua decided to sign with the same school on the same day. In […]

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    South begins its road back to the state championship

    by Jake Edmonds on Mar 26, 22:52

    One thing’s for sure —  South High School is the team to beat in 2015. On Thursday, the Wolverines kicked off their spring camp, meaning they’re no longer celebrating their state championship — they are now determined to defend it. “I’ve very excited for football season to come back,” said senior right guard Nathan Lujan. […]

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    West’s Huffman on state championship: ‘I had a feeling we were going to win’

    by Jake Edmonds on Mar 23, 20:53

    Two days after the West Anchorage Eagles won the 4A state boys basketball championship game, the team was still on cloud nine Monday. The three stars from that game sat down with Jake Edmonds in the KTVA studio to relive the excitement of the overtime thriller against East — a game in which the Eagles […]

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    West wins, Dimond dominates: 3A and 4A state basketball championship scores

    by Jake Edmonds on Mar 22, 11:08

    In what will be considered an instant classic, the West Anchorage basketball squad rallied back from 14 points down at halftime to beat East, 77-73, in overtime in the 4A state championship game on Saturday. The game was the perfect ending to a day full of close contests and tough matchups. 3A Girls: Sitka: 53, […]

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    Wainwright’s Nashookpuk highlights 1A/2A basketball championships

    by Jake Edmonds on Mar 18, 22:55

    The 1A and 2A high school basketball tournaments wrapped up Wednesday with a quadruple header at the Alaska Airlines Center. Starting off the day was the girls’ 1A championship game between Buckland and Wainwright. Junior Kai Nashookpuk led all scorers with 25 points to go along with 11 rebounds and nine steals. The Huskies took […]

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    Cal Poly Pomona, Cal Baptist advance to NCAA West Regional finals

    by Jake Edmonds on Mar 15, 12:24

    In a regional tournament that saw every top seed fall in the first round, seventh-seeded Cal Poly Pomona will face fifth-seeded Cal Baptist in the finals. Cal Poly Pomona reached the regional championships, taking down Seattle Pacific 90-74 in the semifinals. The Broncos led at the half but trailed by as many as seven points […]

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    Home court advantage: UAA to host Point Loma in 1st round of NCAA tourney

    by Jake Edmonds on Mar 10, 22:13

    In its inaugural season at the Alaska Airlines Center, the UAA women’s basketball team (29-1) is set to host the NCAA DII West Regional Tournament. In the first round, they will face Point Loma Nazarene (19-11). “Being on our home floor, I think it will give us a little bit of a break knowing that […]

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    GoPro introduced in professional hockey

    by Jake Edmonds on Jan 28, 10:43

    GoPro, the fastest-growing camera brand in America, and the NHL have teamed up to provide TV viewers a unique experience. The partnership will allow the NHL to mount GoPro cameras on the helmets of players and officials, according to a statement made on Friday. Nowadays, everyone can channel his or her inner Steven Spielberg with […]

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    Lack of ice puts curling in Anchorage on hold

    by Jake Edmonds on Jan 16, 7:26

    The Anchorage Curling Club has been around since 1954, training people of all ages how to throw a rock down the ice onto a target. The only problem this year — there is no ice. Just before the curling season was set to begin in October, Ty Schommer, president of the Anchorage Curling Club, received […]

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    Alaska Sports Hall of Fame to honor 2 athletes, 2 coaches

    by Jake Edmonds on Jan 15, 7:14

    Four individuals will be honored with the Director’s Award at the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony on March 5. The Alaska Sports Hall of Fame announced on Wednesday that coaches Michael Friess and Erik Flora, musher Aliy Zirkle and runner Allie Ostrander will receive the award this year. Freiss is receiving the Joe […]

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    Bobby Hill honored at annual Guns N’ Hoses charity game

    by Jake Edmonds on Dec 08, 8:35

    The 15th annual Gun N’ Hoses charity hockey game finished up Sunday evening, and the fire department blew out the armed forces 7-2. For hockey super fan Bobby Hill, however, it was more than just another game. A few months after he and his father lost their home and many of their personal possessions in […]

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    UCSB’s John Green bounces back

    by Jake Edmonds on Nov 27, 7:22

    Most of the teams traveled quite the distance to play in the Great Alaska Shootout at the Alaska Airlines Center. But for one UC Santa Barbara player, getting there has been measured in more than miles. It’s hard to miss his florescent blue and yellow shoes. Add 13.3 points and 3.7 rebounds per game this season […]

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    Late goal downs the Aces

    by Jake Edmonds on Nov 10, 7:18

    After a brilliant start for the Alaska Aces, they could not withstand a second period barrage, falling to the Bakersfield Condors 4-3 on Sunday. Defenseman Quinn Sproule got things started, finding the back of the net with 9:37 remaining in the first period. Things went from good to better for the Aces when Brendan Connolly […]

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    Anchorage football player sheds pounds, gains ground on field

    by Jake Edmonds on Oct 01, 6:35

    The East High School football team is known for its size up front. But while some offensive linemen are trying to put on weight, one Thunderbird is shedding pounds. East High student Chidiebere Iwuoha, Jr. was born in Japan. And even as an infant, all anybody could talk about was his size. Iwuoha’s mother says he weighed about […]