Calling Dillingham a fishing community would be accurate. Life revolves around salmon in the remote community. But a handful of its residents are fishing for another trophy this weekend — a Native Youth Olympics title. As the games begin in Anchorage competitors like Gabe Gomez will be representing their home. “Hanging out every day, doing […]
KTVA’s Jake Edmonds breaks down Saturday’s high school basketball games for Barrow, Anchorage, Wasilla and Homer teams. Final Scores Boys Basketball Dimond High School Lynx – 31/Juneau-Douglas High School Crimson Bears – 38 Barrow High School Whalers – 33/ Grace Christian School Grizzlies – 31 Girls Basketball Wasilla High School Warriors – 44/Dimond High School […]
Wade Marrs is soft spoken, humble, polite and driven. “There’s a lot of anticipation coming here, right, a lot of hard work, money and everything,” the 25-year-old musher told KTVA. Marrs is one of the newer names in the Iditarod. Perhaps not as familar as Seavey, Zirkle or King, but name recognition doesn’t win you […]
Just call the West High School hockey team a repeat customer — A 4-1 win over Chugiak in this year’s state title gave the program a second straight championship. The Eagles dropped by KTVA studio to discuss this year’s run with Dave Goldman.
The West Anchorage High School hockey team took home a second consecutive state title after beating Chugiak 4-1 Saturday night. The Eagles were led by senior forward Alex Bardsley, who finished three goals in the final three minutes of the game. The Mustangs were first on the scoreboard after John Hammer found the back of […]
KTVA’s Dave Goldman and Jake Edmonds were in Santa Clara, California for Super Bowl 50. See the sights of the big game. Photos courtesy: Rick Boots
Like a boomerang, the University of Alaska Anchorage has found its way back to a familiar place. With a loss by West Texas A&M, the No. 1 spot was there for UAA to claim. And the Seawolves did. Though only January, UAA is happy with the placement as the best team in the land in […]
Since 2012, Peter Sivak has played for five teams (twice now for the Alaska Aces) in the East Coast Hockey League. But he recently reached one of his greatest milestones, United States citizenship. Now, anywhere he plays can be called home. Already a native of Slovakia, he enjoys a dual citizenship. “It’s great for me […]
Heading into day three of the Kuskokwim 300 and the leaders have started to separate themselves from the pack. In the lead as of 10:30 a.m. was Pete Kaiser, mere miles away from the finish line. He is followed by Brent Sass, Joar Liefseth-Ulsom, Richie Diehl and Josh Cadzow. But as Martin Buser experienced Saturday, the […]
Musher Matt Hall crossed the finish line of the Copper Basin 300 sled dog race Monday morning, earning him the first-place title, race officials say. It’s a mild surprise that Allen Moore did not win. Over the last decade, Mondays in early January usually have included his name in a headline. He’d won the race […]
After winning the 2014-15 3A state championship, the Barrow High Schoolboys basketball team started this season 3-0 after winning the Doc Larson Roundball Classic at Wasilla High School. The Whalers won the first two games against Lincoln (OR) and Wasilla by a combined 17 points, but found themselves in trouble late against Coronado (NV), down […]
Justin Woods sat out last hockey season as he underwent treatment for Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer. Now, he’s back. “I just missed hanging out with them, playing hockey with them, just being around the around the atmosphere with the guys,” said the University of Alaska-Fairbanks student-athlete. ”I’m just excited every day to come […]
Football and concussions have become a much-discussed topic of conversation. American football, that is. The “other” football — the one rest of the world considers the real football — is addressing the issue itself. Concussions are becoming a problem for soccer and some of its youngest competitors. So much so that the United States Soccer Federation has banned kids under the age […]
Any day is a good day to hit the slopes at Alyeska Ski Resort. For those who serve the country, Monday is a very good day. In an area where the military is so active and important, the resort decided to, once again, implement its Military Monday program. All active duty and retired members as […]
The top-seeded Seawolves tempted fate once too often. They sneaked past eight-seeded Dixie State in five grueling sets Friday. But Saturday night, the University of Alaska Anchorage let a two-set lead get away against No. 4 California State San Bernardino in the second round of the NCAA West Regional at Alaska Airlines Center. In the […]
When the late Jim Valvano coined the phrase “Survive and Advance” — he was talking about the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. The University of Alaska Anchorage volleyball team borrowed it Friday night in a first-round NCAA West regional match. A record crowd of 2,627 fans at Alaska Airlines Center rode the roller coaster all night long. In […]
In two days the University of Alaska Anchorage Seawolves have seen how far they’ve come. They’ve also seen how far they want to go. In a game effort, UAA pushed Division I Western Kentucky, but ultimately fell 62- 58. The Seawolves held a 32 -31 halftime lead, keeping it close throughout in the second half.
Four-time champion Lance Mackey said he plans to race in the 2016 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. In a post on his Facebook page, Mackey thanked his fans for motivating him to race. It was thought the 2015 Iditarod could have been Mackey’s final Last Great Race. In an interview with Iditarod Insider last year, […]
Next stop — the nationals. The University of Alaska Anchorage men’s cross-country team has lofty goals. And why not? The Seawolf men enter the championship round ranked third in the country. Henry Cheseto has much to do with that. He’s come a long way in a short time. The Kenyan sophomore didn’t start running until […]
Dimond and Valdez both went home winners. Each claimed state volleyball championships on Saturday at Alaska Airlines Center. Dimond topped East to capture the 4A crown, while Valdez overcame Monroe to win the 3A title.