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  • Iditarod

    Iditarod 45: Interactive Trail Map

    by KTVA Sports on Feb 10, 13:07

    Citing a lack of snow and poor trail conditions through the Alaska Range, the Iditarod Trail Committee unanimously decided to move this year’s official restart to Fairbanks. (Route seen in blue on the map above.) Per Iditarod rules, mushers traditionally take the southern route (seen in orange above) on odd numbered years. This is only the […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Remembering Rod Udd: Late Anchorage businessman honored for generosity, spirit of community

    by KTVA Sports on Feb 05, 15:27

    Many Alaskans are here because they love where they live, and Rod Udd showed it every day. The longtime businessman died last week on Jan. 22, following a lengthy illness. He was 78. Friends and family gathered at the Anchorage Baptist Temple Saturday to remember his life.  “The sounds you heard on Jan. 23, was the express elevator […]

  • Local

    Soldotna hockey captain suspended for racist Twitter posts

    by KTVA Sports on Jan 22, 12:21

    Racist comments posted on Twitter recently by the captain of the Soldotna Stars hockey team created a firestorm on social media and have cost the player his spot on the team. Soldotna High School student Ethan Brown used his personal Twitter account to denigrate Alaska Natives and homosexuals while also making a racist remark about former first family, […]

  • Local

    Poll: Week 8 of Alaska high school football puts Bartlett in the lead

    by KTVA Sports on Sep 26, 13:12

    This week’s new number one high school football team for large schools is Bartlett High School. The Bears’ 21-17 win over Service High School made it their sixth win in a row. Soldotna continues to dominate in the medium and small schools division at 7-0. Large Schools Bartlett 6-1 Colony 6-1 East 5-2 Lathrop 5-2 […]

  • Sports

    Week 5 of Alaska high school football

    by KTVA Sports on Sep 09, 21:59

    West  27  Dimond 8  The West High School Eagles ran out to a 21-8 halftime lead. Turek Taylor returned an interception 36 yards for a touchdown.  West is now 3-2, Dimond 2-3.  Chugiak 33   West Valley  8  Hunter Haar connected with Derryk Snell with 18 seconds remaining in the first half to break the scoreless tie. The Chugiak High School […]

  • Local

    East High School football stays at No. 1 in poll for third week in a row

    by KTVA Sports on Sep 05, 11:04

    How often can a top ranked team lose and a stay number one? Almost never. But this week is the exception. East is still there in this week’s large school Alaska Sports Broadcasters Network (ASBN) poll. The T-Birds’ 22-21 near miss on Saturday against No. 1 Soldotna of the medium/small school division may give them some […]

  • Sports

    East High School football still ranked number 1 in Alaska

    by KTVA Sports on Aug 29, 12:32

    Finally, some staying power. For a second straight week, East High School is the number one ranked large school football team in Alaska, according the Alaska Sports Broadcast Network (ASBN) poll. The T-Birds topped Dimond High School and improved to 3-0 in the 1-2 match — winning 40-20. West High School is back to number […]

  • Local

    Saturday game results for week 2 of Alaska high school football

    by KTVA Sports on Aug 21, 1:16

    Kyle Henrickson threw three touchdowns and ran for another as Dimond improved to 2-0 on the young season with a 28-10 home win over Wasilla. The visiting Warriors (1-1) had the early advantage. Ethan Patnode recovered Matthew Ward’s fumble at midfield. Four plays later the Warriors cashed in as Aaron Milliron bounced off of would-be […]

  • Local

    Week 2 of Alaska high school football

    by KTVA Sports on Aug 19, 22:05

    In week one, Bartlett High School took a pounding and lost at home to Colony High School 47-6. However, in week two the Bartlett Bears doled out the punishment easily, handling visiting Palmer High School 56-9. The Bears rolled up 405 yards in the first half alone, then cruised to the win as they played […]

  • Local

    Dillingham athletes ready for NYO Games

    by KTVA Sports on Apr 22, 8:29

    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 […]

  • Local

    Alaska High School Basketball Results

    by KTVA Sports on Mar 27, 11:43

    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 […]

  • Iditarod

    Don’t let quiet demeanor fool you: Marrs seeks first Iditarod title

    by KTVA Sports on Mar 09, 11:08

    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 […]

  • Local

    West High hockey takes another championship win

    by KTVA Sports on Feb 17, 21:02

    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.

  • Local

    Bardsley hat-trick propels West to second straight state hockey title

    by KTVA Sports on Feb 14, 10:01

    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 […]

  • Iditarod

    Iditarod 45: Live Race Blog

    by KTVA Sports on Feb 13, 12:58

    Live coverage of Iditarod 45 begins March 4, 2017. Watch coverage of the Ceremonial Start in Downtown Anchorage on KTVA 11 beginning at 9 a.m. on Mar. 4. View the 2017 Iditarod Race Map      

  • National

    PHOTOS: KTVA at Super Bowl 50

    by KTVA Sports on Feb 06, 9:36

    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

  • Local

    University of Alaska Anchorage women’s basketball likes the view at the top

    by KTVA Sports on Jan 21, 10:50

    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 […]

  • Local

    Aces forward Peter Sivak gets US citizenship

    by KTVA Sports on Jan 21, 7:15

    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 […]

  • News

    Kuskokwim 300: Rough trails hindering mushers

    by KTVA Sports on Jan 17, 10:36

    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 […]

  • Local

    Matt Hall wins 2016 Copper Basin 300 race

    by KTVA Sports on Jan 11, 10:47

    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 […]