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    South Anchorage High School works to bolster Alaska’s football image

    by KTVA Sports on Jul 25, 17:23

    Nathan Lujan has lined up to play football for most of his life. The 17-year-old wants to continue playing after he completes his senior season at South Anchorage High School, but the offensive lineman knows there’s a big obstacle in front of him and other high school players around the state. “Not a whole lot […]

  • Local

    Chugiak holds off tough Texas team in BP Exploration Tournament

    by KTVA Sports on Jul 12, 10:34

    It was bound to be a clash. The top team from Alaska against a team that had gone 10-0 in Alaska so far this year, beating its opponents by a combined 75-22 in those games. But the Mustangs held tough, beating Castroville (TX) 8-7 to end pool play in the BP Exploration Invitational Tournament. The […]

  • Sports

    Seattle Seahawks come to Mat-Su, stress the importance of an active lifestyle

    by KTVA Sports on Jul 08, 19:45

    Palmer High School football players played catch with some new friends, while others showed youngsters how to improve their game. The annual Mat-Su Sea Hawkers’ “Play 60 Challenge” took place at Wasilla’s Curtis D. Menard Memorial Sports Complex. It’s an extension of the program promoted by the National Football League. It teaches kids the importance of being […]

  • Local

    Seattle Seahawks coming to Alaska to tackle childhood obesity

    by KTVA Sports on Jul 05, 13:05

    The Seattle Seahawks are coming to Southcentral Alaska next week. A few players will be at Wasilla’s Curtis D. Menard Memorial Sports Center Wednesday at 9 a.m. They will take part in the annual Mat-Su Play 60 Program. It’s part of the National Football League’s campaign to get kids more active and reduce childhood obesity. […]

  • Mt. Marathon Race

    WATCH: 2015 Mount Marathon men’s race

    by KTVA Sports on Jul 04, 16:59

    Try Ustream Pro!     Kilian Jornet nabbed a record-breaking finish in the Mount Marathon men’s race with a time of 41 minutes, 48 seconds. The Spanish speedster beat the former record held by Eric Strabel by more than one minute. Strabel, who won back-to-back Mount Marathon races in 2013 and 2014, finished in fourth this […]

  • Mt. Marathon Race

    WATCH: 2015 Mount Marathon women’s race

    by KTVA Sports on Jul 04, 13:44

      Emelie Forsberg finished with a record-breaking time in the 2015 Mount Marathon women’s race. With her time of 47 minutes, 48 seconds, the seasoned trail runner broke a 25-year-old record of 50 minutes, 30 seconds set by Nancy Pease. In her first women’s Mount Marathon race, Allie Ostrander finished second in 50 minutes, 28 seconds […]

  • Mt. Marathon Race

    Luke Jager, Riana Boonstra come out on top in Mount Marathon Juniors Race

    by KTVA Sports on Jul 04, 12:02

    Anchorage’s Luke Jager won the Juniors Mount Marathon Race with a time of 27 minutes, 39 seconds. The first girl to cross the finish line was Ninilchik’s Riana Boonstra. She finished 17th overall with a time of 32 minutes, 38 seconds. Junior Division Girls Riana Boonstra — 32:38 Molly Gellert — 34:00 Ruby Lindquist — 34:12 Hannah […]

  • 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 […]

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    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 […]