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  • 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 […]

  • Local

    Barrow highlights busy weekend of high school basketball

    by KTVA Sports on Dec 20, 10:10

    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 […]

  • Local

    UAF hockey player overcomes cancer to return to the ice

    by KTVA Sports on Dec 13, 13:40

    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 […]

  • National

    New rule aims to prevent concussions in younger soccer players

    by KTVA Sports on Dec 10, 8:16

    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 […]

  • Local

    Alaska soldiers enjoy a day of skiing

    by KTVA Sports on Dec 08, 12:12

    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 […]

  • Local

    UAA volleyball season comes to a shocking halt

    by KTVA Sports on Dec 06, 14:36

    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 […]

  • Local

    AK Airlines Center sees record attendance as UAA Volleyball advances in NCAA tourney

    by KTVA Sports on Dec 05, 11:36

    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 […]

  • Local

    UAA women’s basketball falls short against Western Kentucky at Great Alaska Shootout

    by KTVA Sports on Nov 26, 9:35

    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.

  • Iditarod

    Lance Mackey says he will race in 2016 Iditarod

    by KTVA Sports on Nov 19, 13:12

    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, […]

  • Local

    UAA’s Cheseto trying to catch up to a national title

    by KTVA Sports on Nov 16, 6:49

    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 […]

  • Local

    Lynx and Buccaneers claim volleyball championships

    by KTVA Sports on Nov 15, 17:33

    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.

  • Local

    National recruiters hold court at Chugiak High School

    by KTVA Sports on Oct 26, 12:03

    CHUGIAK — Austin White looks at home on a basketball court. The 17-year-old from Ninilchik took up the sport four years ago. “I love getting after it, the grind, you know,” said White, who came to Chugiak High School with other players from around Alaska who wanted to improve their game. They also learned how […]

  • Local

    West beats Bartlett, East clinches top CIC seed

    by KTVA Sports on Oct 02, 22:42

    After a wild final two weeks of the season, the East High School T-Birds have won the Cook Inlet Conference and clinched the top CIC seed heading into the state tournament. The T-Birds needed a West win over Bartlett and a win of their own to take the regular season conference crown. They defeated Dimond […]

  • Sports

    East Anchorage HS celebrates 1st football game on campus with win, playoff spot

    by KTVA Sports on Sep 27, 14:43

    Cheers greeted the East Anchorage High School T-Birds as they hosted Chugiak for homecoming. That’s not the only thing that made the day special. The game marked the first varsity football game ever played on campus “We love it!” said Ciera Fitau. “We live right over there, we can walk here.” East previously played its […]

  • Local

    High School Football- Week 6

    by KTVA Sports on Sep 18, 22:55

    Wasilla 7 West 47   Colony 7 West Valley 0   West improved to 4-2 while Wasilla dropped to 0-6 as the Eagles won easily at home. Meanwhile, Colony claimed the Railbelt Conference title with a 7-0 road win at West Valley.

  • National

    Coach’s reaction is ‘out of bounds’

    by KTVA Sports on Sep 17, 22:58

    Some coaches rule by fear, others with quiet discipline. Jim McElwain is in his first year with the Florida Gators, the kind of place where fans think national titles are a birth right. But it was his reaction at a recent game that put him in the spotlight.