Youth hockey gives lacrosse a shot in Alaska

Youth hockey gives lacrosse a shot in Alaska

Generally seen on the east coast, youth hockey group is giving lacrosse a shot.

Dave Goldman
Denali stands tall among her peers

Denali stands tall among her peers

Scholar athlete of the week enjoying a well-rounded career at Houston High School

Dave Goldman
Weather or not, here they come: AK, AZ to meet on the football field

Weather or not, here they come: AK, AZ to meet on the football field

Home and home series begins with Phoenix-based school visiting Alaska

Dave Goldman
Mustang Hockey girls taking ideas for name, logo

Mustang Hockey girls taking ideas for name, logo

The Mustangs are asking for help shaping a new identity for girls teams.

Dave Leval
Seawolves women ready to hit Taiwan hardwood

Seawolves women ready to hit Taiwan hardwood

University of Alaska Anchorage women's basketball coach Ryan McCarthy has seen a lot of places, both as a player and a head coach -- and he may soon expand that list.

Dave Leval
Dimond's Pairmore has the field and books covered

Dimond's Pairmore has the field and books covered

KTVA's scholar athlete of the week has an awe-inspiring course load at school.

Dave Goldman
Kikkan says innovation finally earned her Olympic gold

Kikkan says innovation finally earned her Olympic gold

A spreadsheet on her Macbook could be the key to her success. Kikkan wasn’t just training hard, she was keeping track of everything. Each year, her coach would compare the hours to Kikkan’s race results, and they realized she needed to train more.

Emily Carlson
Hepa's off-season has him on most of the time

Hepa's off-season has him on most of the time

There's very little down time for one the state's top basketball stars.

Dave Goldman
Commentary: Can youth movements turn around UAA and UAF hockey?

Commentary: Can youth movements turn around UAA and UAF hockey?

UAA and UAF hockey are writing new chapters.

Dave Goldman
Seward girls soccer returns to varsity action after year away from the pitch

Seward girls soccer returns to varsity action after year away from the pitch

Seahawks played mostly scrimmages due to lack of players, but now they're back.

Dave Leval
Wrestlers chase more than titles at Menard Sports Center

Wrestlers chase more than titles at Menard Sports Center

Alaska USA Wrestling Championships draw more than 900 wrestlers

Dave Leval
Wasilla High School watches a big group sign for various sports

Wasilla High School watches a big group sign for various sports

Warriors program sees a large group moving on to college.

Dave Goldman
Ivy in the future of Dimond's Shangin

Ivy in the future of Dimond's Shangin

Next stop, prestigious Brown University.

Dave Goldman
Largen stays home, will guide UAF hockey

Largen stays home, will guide UAF hockey

UAF announced the hiring of the current assistant coach and Fairbanks native, Erik Largen, as its new head hockey coach. 

Dave Goldman
Alaska High School Hall of Fame opens doors to 13 new members

Alaska High School Hall of Fame opens doors to 13 new members

Athletes, coaches, educators honored Sunday for their accomplishments.

Dave Leval
Alaska Warriors look to the future after second-place finish

Alaska Warriors look to the future after second-place finish

Hockey team helps military veterans with emotional issues.

Dave Leval
Kurka: Trump didn't insult Paralympians during speech

Kurka: Trump didn't insult Paralympians during speech

Comments came during White House ceremony for Paralympians and Olympians who competed at recent Winter Games.

Dave Leval
New scoreboards a boon for Bartlett High's pool

New scoreboards a boon for Bartlett High's pool

New scoreboards, and timing equipment added from GoFundMe account.

Dave Leval
Andrew Kurka goes to White House, meets President Trump

Andrew Kurka goes to White House, meets President Trump

The Palmer resident found himself at the White House Friday, as President Trump honored Kurka and the other Paralympians and Olympians.

Dave Leval
ABL players temporarily call 49th state home

ABL players temporarily call 49th state home

Ball players live with host families during their stay.

Dave Goldman
Senior NYO Games kick off in Anchorage

Senior NYO Games kick off in Anchorage

The 2018 NYO Alaska Games are underway in Anchorage. The games encourage Alaska's youth to engage in healthy activity while growing a better understanding of the Alaska Native culture.

John Thompson
Neff seeks to appeal Yukon Quest suspension over necropsy

Neff seeks to appeal Yukon Quest suspension over necropsy

Veteran musher Hugh Neff has been banned from running the 2019 Yukon Quest Race after a necropsy report was released on his dog, Boppy. 

Liz Thomas
The Hall's class expands

The Hall's class expands

The best and brightest high schoolers are now a part of the proceedings

Dave Goldman
Matt Curley says yes to head coach job

Matt Curley says yes to head coach job

Curley replaces Matt Thomas, becomes sixth head coach in program history.

Dave Leval
Girls enjoy social, physical benefits with GRIT

Girls enjoy social, physical benefits with GRIT

On Saturday, 18 middle schoolers set off on a 26-mile bike ride from Anchorage to Eagle River and back.

John Thompson
UAA hockey names Curley to lead Seawolves

UAA hockey names Curley to lead Seawolves

After a lengthy search with twists and turns, the University of Alaska Anchorage finally has its man to coach the hockey program: Matt Curley.

Dave Leval
Security changes greet Alaska Airlines Center visitors

Security changes greet Alaska Airlines Center visitors

You're probably used to passing through metal detectors to board an Alaska Airlines flight -- but now you might also do so when entering the Anchorage arena which bears the company's name.

Dave Leval
UAA, UAF still seeking hockey bosses

UAA, UAF still seeking hockey bosses

In mid-April, the University of Alaska's Anchorage and Fairbanks campuses still need head hockey coaches.

Dave Goldman
Alaska rolls out the welcome mat as kids put on their best performances

Alaska rolls out the welcome mat as kids put on their best performances

Making it easier for recruiters is paying off for more high school players.

Dave Goldman
Alaska makes a strong showing at the Boston Marathon

Alaska makes a strong showing at the Boston Marathon

Bad weather is no deterrent for runners from the 49th state.

Dave Goldman
Eagle River Broncos take field, honor fallen teammate

Eagle River Broncos take field, honor fallen teammate

Gunmen killed Eagle River linebacker Sosaia Finau Thursday at his girlfriend's apartment, police say.

Dave Leval
Basketball players hit court to impress college recruiters

Basketball players hit court to impress college recruiters

Annual Alaska College Exposure Basketball Showcase draws players from across the state.

Dave Leval
UAA hockey still without a head coach

UAA hockey still without a head coach

Third candidate says no to the position.

Dave Leval

Healthy habits are the focus for little runners

Event focused on smart choices with a big dose of fun.

Dave Goldman
ITC discusses changes to board

ITC discusses changes to board

KTVA's Dave Goldman and John Thompson sit down to discuss developments from the Iditarod Trail Committee's first meeting since the Last Great Race wrapped up last month.

Liz Thomas
Carr overcomes challenges to earn college basketball scholarship

Carr overcomes challenges to earn college basketball scholarship

Senior at ACS will play at Skagit Valley College in Washington State.

Dave Leval
Ice and snow to soon give way to the greens

Ice and snow to soon give way to the greens

Local golfers may want to get the club ready.

Dave Goldman
She's California dreamin': One Alaskan baseball player to participate in national program

She's California dreamin': One Alaskan baseball player to participate in national program

This weekend, Athena Clendaniel will literally be in a league of her own. 

Dave Goldman
Anchorage's Olympian skiers celebrated -- on skis

Anchorage's Olympian skiers celebrated -- on skis

Hundreds of cross country skiers celebrated their Olympians with a few laps around Kincaid Park.

Emily Carlson
Commentary: Reed breaks bad in Masters win

Commentary: Reed breaks bad in Masters win

A lot was missing Sunday at the Masters. Sure, the azaleas were there. So was the back nine drama and even a worthy champion.

Dave Goldman
Young hockey players hit the ice in AK Girls Frozen Cup tournament

Young hockey players hit the ice in AK Girls Frozen Cup tournament

The Alaska Girls Frozen Cup tournament is open to 10U and 12U teams from across the state.

Dave Leval
Canada hockey-bus crash leaves 15 dead, Alaska teams stunned

Canada hockey-bus crash leaves 15 dead, Alaska teams stunned

Head coach is among 15 members of the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team who died.

Dave Leval
Froehle has priorities and goals in order

Froehle has priorities and goals in order

KTVA's scholar athlete of the week comes from a soccer-minded family

Dave Goldman
3 headline inaugural class of athletic excellence and sportsmanship

3 headline inaugural class of athletic excellence and sportsmanship

The first three Alaskans high school stars were honored for their work on the field of competition and how they presented themselves. 

Dave Goldman
Football great Walker visits Alaska with a message of hope and help

Football great Walker visits Alaska with a message of hope and help

Heisman Trophy winner battled depression.

Dave Goldman
UAA, UAF both seek new hockey leadership

UAA, UAF both seek new hockey leadership

The search continues in Anchorage and Fairbanks for a new hockey head coach.

Dave Goldman
Olympic gold medalist Kikkan Randall returns home to fans

Olympic gold medalist Kikkan Randall returns home to fans

Olympic gold medalist Kikkan Randall returned home to Anchorage on Sunday to cheers, signs, hugs and even some happy tears from friends and fans.

Cassie Schirm
Despite tough times, UA president believes UAA hockey has a future

Despite tough times, UA president believes UAA hockey has a future

Seawolves in midst of search for new head coach.

Dave Leval
Hockey teams to hit the road in search of national titles

Hockey teams to hit the road in search of national titles

Alaska Oilers 15U, 14U Teams compete in Detroit, and Buffalo.

Dave Leval
Fairbanks, Kenai teams take ice in play to expand NAHL

Fairbanks, Kenai teams take ice in play to expand NAHL

The Ice Dogs and Brown Bears played in Anchorage and Palmer, which could get teams for the 2019-2020 season.

Dave Leval
Alaska referees need help to fill shortage

Alaska referees need help to fill shortage

The state has its lowest number of high-school referees since the 2006-2007 season.

Dave Leval
Anchorage Christian School talks title -- again

Anchorage Christian School talks title -- again

The majority of the team returns next season as it aims for a third trophy.

Dave Goldman
Dimond girls basketball talk title

Dimond girls basketball talk title

Lynx' unblemished campaign sends seniors off in style.

Dave Goldman
Alaskan coaches to lead on the big stage

Alaskan coaches to lead on the big stage

Hebert-Truax and Lauwers to represent the 49th state at all-star spectacle.

Dave Goldman
Norwegian Joar Leifseth Ulsom wins 2018 Iditarod

Norwegian Joar Leifseth Ulsom wins 2018 Iditarod

Norwegian musher Joar Leifseth Ulsom has won his first Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

KTVA Staff
Arctic Man title race ending after 2018

Arctic Man title race ending after 2018

After 33 years, the popular Arctic Man Race is ending. 

KTVA Web Staff
Barrow boys and ACS girls; 3A basketball state champions

Barrow boys and ACS girls; 3A basketball state champions

Barrow boys and ACS girls take home ASAA 3A March Madness crowns.

John Thompson
Alaskan sets personal record in AWG knuckle hop

Alaskan sets personal record in AWG knuckle hop

Juneau athlete Kyle Worl won the gold ulu in the knuckle hop at the Arctic Winter Games, setting a personal record.

Heather Hintze
Hurricane Irma forces basketball player to find new home in Wasilla

Hurricane Irma forces basketball player to find new home in Wasilla

Storm devastated Jordan Knight's home in U.S. Virgin Islands.

Dave Leval
Hepa goes from Alaska to Oregon, back to Alaska

Hepa goes from Alaska to Oregon, back to Alaska

Hepa re-enrolls at Barrow High School to graduate with friends.

Dave Leval
Unalakleet athlete breaks AWG one foot high kick record

Unalakleet athlete breaks AWG one foot high kick record

Stuart Towarak kicked 9’7” at the Arctic Winter Games.

Heather Hintze
Rural wrestlers represent Bristol Bay at Arctic Winter Games.

Rural wrestlers represent Bristol Bay at Arctic Winter Games.

There are four boys from Dillingham on the team and one girl from Newhalen.

Heather Hintze
North American Hockey League returns to Valley, for one night

North American Hockey League returns to Valley, for one night

Kenai River Brown Bears host Fairbanks Ice Dogs, Friday and Saturday

Dave Leval
Dene hand games a battle of wits at AWG

Dene hand games a battle of wits at AWG

Also known as stick gambling, the game is a popular pastime in many arctic communities.

Heather Hintze
State basketball tournament boon for business

State basketball tournament boon for business

Tournament helps draw $3 million to $5 million for local economy.

Dave Leval
Boys’ volleyball team loses half its players before AWG

Boys’ volleyball team loses half its players before AWG

There were eight kids on the roster who chose to stay in Alaska when their basketball teams made the state tournament.

Heather Hintze
Answering the call: Owens saves 24 dogs from brutal storm on the trail

Answering the call: Owens saves 24 dogs from brutal storm on the trail

The ITC board member and his group ensured the safety of two dog teams.

Dave Goldman & John Thompson
Alaska mushers drive 2000 miles to compete in Arctic Winter Games

Alaska mushers drive 2000 miles to compete in Arctic Winter Games

The trip took them three days because they had to stop and let the dogs out every two hours.

Heather Hintze
Mushers honored at Iditarod awards banquet

Mushers honored at Iditarod awards banquet

The 1000-mile trek to the Burled Arch has officially ended. Sunday night, mushers gathered in Nome for the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race awards banquet. 

KTVA Web Staff
Alaska crowns 4 high-school basketball champions

Alaska crowns 4 high-school basketball champions

State crowns 1A, 2A, champions at Alaska Airlines Center.

Dave Leval
Team Alaska arrives in Canada for Arctic Winter Games

Team Alaska arrives in Canada for Arctic Winter Games

This year, the games are split between Hay River and Fort Smith in the Northwest Territories in Canada.

Heather Hintze
Shock and awe in Charlotte, as UMBC defeats Virginia

Shock and awe in Charlotte, as UMBC defeats Virginia

First time a 16 seed defeats a Number One team in NCAA Basketball Tournament

Dave Leval
Iditarod 46 blog: Iditarod unveils 2018 purse spread

Iditarod 46 blog: Iditarod unveils 2018 purse spread

Follow the latest updates on the 2018 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

KTVA Web Staff
Alaska high-school basketball coaches name best players

Alaska high-school basketball coaches name best players

Dimond's Alissa Pili named 4A Player of the Year,, East High's Laura Ingham 4A Coach of the Year.

Dave Leval
Birchwood Christian Basketball team plays for more than a state title

Birchwood Christian Basketball team plays for more than a state title

Players dedicate season to teammate who died from cancer.

Dave Leval
Bearss Blog: Ghosts of Koyuk are no friend to Kat Keith

Bearss Blog: Ghosts of Koyuk are no friend to Kat Keith

Salty tears will surely stipple the trail from Koyuk to Nome.

Bryan Bearss
Watkins, Cicatello withdrawn from 2018 Iditarod

Watkins, Cicatello withdrawn from 2018 Iditarod

One rookie and one veteran have been withdrawn from the Last Great Race due to competitiveness.

Liz Thomas
Surprise! King finds happiness in the middle of the pack

Surprise! King finds happiness in the middle of the pack

Twenty-fourth. At one time, it wouldn't have sounded good to Jeff King. But now it's a happy place.

John Thompson & Dave Goldman
Konno finds a paradise in Nome

Konno finds a paradise in Nome

The 55-year-old native of Japan moved to Alaska in 1999, learning how to sprint race from Joee Redington, Jr.

Dave Goldman
Anna Berington finishes with happy, healthy team

Anna Berington finishes with happy, healthy team

Healthy, happy dogs and improvement on a forty-first placing last year, Berington missed her nine-day goal by just over 12 hours.

John Thompson
Musher aims to save a piece of Iditarod history

Musher aims to save a piece of Iditarod history

Today, there are very few remnants in Nome of the 1925 serum run that inspired the Iditarod race. 

Liz Raines
Bearss Blog: There's no place like Nome

Bearss Blog: There's no place like Nome

Before I ever raced the Iditarod, I took in the sights as a dog handler, wandering up and down Front Street while waiting and watching teams cross under the fabled Burled Arch.

Bryan Bearss
Bearss Blog: Iditarod is so much more than 1000 miles

Bearss Blog: Iditarod is so much more than 1000 miles

ditarod is more than standing on runners, more than putting booties and a harness on a dog, more than surviving at 50 below, more than 1000 miles.

Bryan Bearss
Bearss Blog: No guarantees on Iditarod Trail

Bearss Blog: No guarantees on Iditarod Trail

Nothing is guaranteed on the Iditarod Trail, as we’ve seen thus far. Patience plays as great a part in the final standings as speed, endurance and talent.

Bryan Bearss
Snowed-out Kodiak hockey team takes the ice with help

Snowed-out Kodiak hockey team takes the ice with help

Kodiak's youth hockey team, among those which usually take part in the annual Mac Attack Hockey Tournament, nearly missed it this year.

Dave Leval
Mother Nature jumps into Iditarod storyline

Mother Nature jumps into Iditarod storyline

A handful of developments have unfolded on the trail, turning the Iditarod upside down.

KTVA Web Staff
Iditarod race sparks dog mushing memories for Shaktoolik elder

Iditarod race sparks dog mushing memories for Shaktoolik elder

The Iditarod is more than a race, it’s a tribute to Alaska history. For one checkpoint in particular on the trail, the annual event brings back memories for elders. 

Liz Raines
ITC 'reprimands' Dr. Craig for comments to Marrs

ITC 'reprimands' Dr. Craig for comments to Marrs

The Iditarod Trail Committee says they've determined the conversation that Dr. Morrie Craig had with musher Wade Marrs moments before the start of Iditarod XLVI was a breach of protocol and has decided to reprimand the doctor. 

Liz Thomas
March Madness hits Alaska, high school basketball championships are set

March Madness hits Alaska, high school basketball championships are set

1A Tournament starts Wednesday, 2A Tournament Thursday

Dave Leval
Despite repeated injuries, Iditarod veteran Jim Lanier keeps motoring

Despite repeated injuries, Iditarod veteran Jim Lanier keeps motoring

As we watch leaders race to the Burled Arch, the KTVA Trail Team met up with one of the veterans of the 2018 field.

Dave Goldman
Groceries on the Iditarod trail is a more than 2000-mile journey

Groceries on the Iditarod trail is a more than 2000-mile journey

Much of the food that supporters and volunteers eat out on the Iditarod trail comes from out of state.

Liz Raines
Bearss Blog: The solitude of the trail

Bearss Blog: The solitude of the trail

Bryan Bearss trained Iditarod race teams full time from 2003 to 2009 and raced the Iditarod in 2006 and 2015. He is currently an elementary school teacher and marathon canoe racer.

Opinions expressed are those of the author and not of KTVA 11 News.

Bryan Bearss
Last Frontier Pond Hockey Classic returns to Big Lake

Last Frontier Pond Hockey Classic returns to Big Lake

Record turnout raises money for Scotty Gomez Foundation.

Dave Leval
Anvik welcomes Iditarod mushers for first time in five years

Anvik welcomes Iditarod mushers for first time in five years

Mushers are reaching the point in the 2018 Iditarod race where they’re now passing through towns that haven’t been on the route the last several years.

Liz Raines
As Petit naps, Seavey and Ulsom pass through Anvik

As Petit naps, Seavey and Ulsom pass through Anvik

Before many in the community were awake, Girdwood musher Nicolas Petit pulled into Anvik at 5:21 a.m. with a team of 14 dogs.

Jason Sear
Bearss Blog: Checkpoint accomodations

Bearss Blog: Checkpoint accomodations

Ever wonder what it's like to eat, sleep and use the bathroom at a remote checkpoint along the Iditarod trail?

Bryan Bearss
Rookies aim down the middle to get to Nome

Rookies aim down the middle to get to Nome

There is one common bond among all three mushers and the 15 total out on the trail: they’re all still in the race.

Dave Goldman
Weather prevents food drop at Eagle Island Iditarod checkpoint

Weather prevents food drop at Eagle Island Iditarod checkpoint

The weather, which had not played a huge factor in the race up to this point, has found its way into the storyline.

Dave Goldman
Women mushers to girls: 'You can be anything you want to be'

Women mushers to girls: 'You can be anything you want to be'

Out of the 67 mushers that started the race this year, 15 of them are women.

Liz Raines
Stomach bug delays dog team in Takotna

Stomach bug delays dog team in Takotna

It happens to humans when they’re traveling-- the occasional upset stomach. Now, it’s happening to some of the dogs on the Iditarod trail.  

Liz Raines

POPULAR STORIES 

LATEST STORIES Weather

Sponsored by