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  • Local

    UAA’s Simone Penker to represent Austria in World University Games

    by KTVA Sports on Jun 26, 13:58

    University of Alaska Anchorage gymnast Simone Penker will compete in the 2015 World University Games in South Korea on July 5-7, representing her home country of Austria. As a junior last season, Penker made the all-MPSF team in the all-around division and helped the Seawolves win meets against the Air Force, Seattle Pacific and Winona […]

  • Local

    Runners with Anchorage ties win men’s, women’s Mayor’s Marathon

    by KTVA Sports on Jun 21, 10:18

    Former University of Alaska Anchorage Seawolf Paul Rottich was the first person across the finish line at the Mayor’s Midnight Sun Marathon Saturday morning. The Kenyan finished the race in 2 hours, 32 minutes, 39 seconds. The first woman across was Anchorage native Colleen Bolling, who also won the Mayor’s Marathon back in 2011. A […]

  • Local

    Oilers’ defense holds off Bucs in 3-1 win

    by KTVA Sports on Jun 16, 0:37

    Jordan Washam of Hinds Community College batted 2-4 with a walk and an RBI as the Peninsula Oilers defeated the Anchorage Bucs 3-1 in the only Alaska Baseball League meeting of the night. It was the first of a four game series between the Oilers and Bucs. It was also their first meeting of the […]

  • Local

    Bucs, Pilots split double-header on Military Appreciation Night

    by KTVA Sports on Jun 14, 11:08

    The Anchorage Bucs outlasted cross-town rivals Glacier Pilots, 1-0, in extra innings on Saturday, but the Pilots rebounded with a 7-2 win to finish off a Military Appreciation Night double-header. Neither team could get a run across the plate in the seven innings of regulation in the first game of the night. It wasn’t until […]

  • Local

    Bucs, Miners, Oilers open with ABL wins

    by KTVA Sports on Jun 13, 10:52

    The Anchorage Bucs, Mat-Su Miners and Peninsula Oilers each came away with a win during the Alaska Baseball League’s opening day Friday night. The Bucs cruised by intra-city rivals Anchorage Pilots 6-3; Mat-Su held off the Chugiak-Eagle River Chinooks 4-2; and the Oilers held the defending ABL champs, Alaska Goldpanners, scoreless through the final six […]

  • Local

    Chugiak and East take home baseball, softball titles

    by KTVA Sports on Jun 07, 11:00

    In a rematch of the Cook Inlet Conference championship game, the result was once again a win for the Chugiak baseball squad Saturday evening as the Mustangs trampled South 5-0. Defense prevailed for the first three innings of the game as neither team could muster a hit, but Chugiak broke through in the bottom of […]

  • Local

    South girls, Dimond boys win state soccer titles

    by KTVA Sports on May 30, 23:23

    The South girls’ soccer team won its second straight state championship, beating West Valley 5-1 on Saturday. Meanwhile, the Wolverine boys lost a heartbreaker to Dimond, 1-0. The South girls came into the night with just two losses all season (20-2), but it was the Wolfpack coming out focused, scoring the first goal of the […]

  • Local

    Chugiak beats South 4-3 in extra innings to win CIC

    by KTVA Sports on May 24, 11:54

    Just one day after losing to Dimond High School in extra innings, the Chugiak Mustangs went to extra frames again Saturday night. This time they came away with the win. After taking a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first, the Mustangs gave up one run in the third and two more runs in […]

  • Local

    Service High School star named Alaska’s top female soccer player

    by KTVA Sports on May 20, 9:18

    Haleigh Van Allen loves soccer. She first took up the game at the age of 3. Twice she had been nominated as Alaska’s top female player. The third time proved to be the charm for the Service High School senior as Gatorade named Van Allen as the state’s girls’ soccer player of the year. “It’s […]

  • Local

    UAA women’s hoops team signs two more local players

    by KTVA Sports on May 14, 22:18

    The University of Alaska Anchorage’s women’s basketball team stayed close to home Thursday morning, signing a pair of former Dimond Lynx players. Rohyn Huss, who had originally signed with Chris Green to play volleyball at UAA last November, opted to play basketball for the Seawolves instead. The 6-foot forward helped lead Dimond High School to a state […]

  • Local

    Chugiak names soccer field after legendary coach, Ed Blahous

    by KTVA Sports on May 09, 20:45

    The athletic stadium at Chugiak High School already showcases the name of one of the greatest coaches to ever to walk the sidelines — Tom Huffer Sr. The high school added another name to the site Saturday, this time to the field. The late Ed Blahous was a soccer pioneer in Alaska. His wife, Emily, […]

  • Local

    East holds off late rally, downs Sitka 5-3

    by KTVA Sports on May 09, 11:34

    It wasn’t something East is particularly used to — battling in a close game — but the T-Birds had to fight off a seventh-inning rally to defeat the Sitka Wolves Friday afternoon. Neither team could produce any offense through the first two innings, but it was the Wolves breaking through in the top of the […]

  • Local

    East High girls cruise to 5-3 win over Chugiak; boys tie 1-1

    by KTVA Sports on May 03, 1:35

    The East Anchorage High School girls soccer team let loose against the Chugiak Mustangs Saturday morning, scoring three goals in the first half and going on to win, 5-3. The boys team could not produce as much offense, tying Chugiak, 1-1. Mickey Victor and Olivia Grant each scored two goals for the T-Birds in the […]

  • Local

    Lady Pioneers heat up the ice as they seek a championship

    by KTVA Sports on Apr 30, 8:44

    Tate Senden takes ice hockey very seriously. That’s even more so this season for her and the rest of the Palmer Lady Pioneers. “We just had hope last year, and now we know what it takes to go all the way,” the young center said. The team dropped a heartbreaking triple-overtime loss in the title […]

  • Local

    East High softball wins 2 more, improves winning streak to 65

    by KTVA Sports on Apr 27, 23:53

    It was a two-game roundup for the East Anchorage High School softball team Monday night as the T-Birds made quick work of both Eagle River (15-0) and West (12-3). Coming into the day, Eagle River was looking for its first win of the season, but it would have had to come at the hands of […]

  • Local

    East High needs big bucks to host football games on campus

    by KTVA Sports on Apr 27, 8:25

    Charles Chandler has played home football games at home, yes — but never at his school. Chandler and the East High Thunderbirds play their home games at Anchorage Football Stadium. But Chandler wants to play one game at East before he graduates. “It’s nice to play in front of a crowd and fans that are […]

  • Local

    Soccer scores: Lady Lynx run away with 11-0 victory over Bartlett

    by KTVA Sports on Apr 26, 13:04

    It did not take long for the Dimond offense to get going against Bartlett Saturday morning with an 11-0 blowout over the Bears. Tatumn Willis got things going in the first half, collecting a rebound off the goalie and finding the back of the net to put the Lady Lynx up 1-0. Willis would add […]

  • Iditarod

    UPDATE on Iditarod musher Steve Watkins: Aftershocks leave Everest unsafe to continue climb

    by KTVA Sports on Apr 25, 20:22

    Updated Sunday, 8 p.m. Aftershocks from the Nepal earthquake have left climbing conditions on Mount Everest unsafe. Steve Watkins and his team were evacuated by helicopter from camp one to base camp, says his girlfriend, Joy Chairusmi. She says they are now trying to decide whether to walk the rest of the way from base camp […]

  • Local

    Annie Rush returns, helps West beat West Valley 2-0

    by KTVA Sports on Apr 24, 0:16

    After missing two games following surgery on her meniscus, forward Annie Rush was back Thursday night as the West High School girls’ soccer team downed West Valley High School 2 to 0. “I was kind of nervous to come back because I played pretty well in my first two games and I was scared I […]

  • Local

    Service braves the cold, burns Grace Christian 6-0

    by KTVA Sports on Apr 20, 22:54

    On a day that saw multiple game cancelations due to poor weather, Service High School and Grace Christian decided to tough it out Monday evening. The clouds broke wide open and so did the score early on as the Cougars cruised to the 6-0 victory. “Extremities kind of losing the feeling, it’s hard to get […]