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
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.

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Ivy in the future of Dimond's Shangin

Ivy in the future of Dimond's Shangin

Next stop, prestigious Brown University.

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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
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
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
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

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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
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.

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Dimond girls basketball talk title

Dimond girls basketball talk title

Lynx' unblemished campaign sends seniors off in style.

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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
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
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
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
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
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
Southwick finds balance between basketball, books

Southwick finds balance between basketball, books

Palmer High School basketball player senior is latest scholar-athlete.

Dave Leval
Broken ankle not slowing down Pomrenke, signs football scholarship

Broken ankle not slowing down Pomrenke, signs football scholarship

Colony High School football star signs with Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa.

Dave Leval
Pomrenke heads to the next level, gets a second chance on the gridiron

Pomrenke heads to the next level, gets a second chance on the gridiron

The senior persevered and will play college football.

Dave Goldman
Lynx bring championship home

Lynx bring championship home

It was head coach Dennis Sorenson's fifth state title.

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Caldarera decides it's time again, leaves head coaching post at Service

Caldarera decides it's time again, leaves head coaching post at Service

Second stint was nine years shorter than the first.

Dave Goldman
Some Alaska HS football teams have new homes after ASAA realignment

Some Alaska HS football teams have new homes after ASAA realignment

A few school have different homes and subsequently, games on the schedule.

Dave Goldman
Anchorage high school athletes continue to bowl over the competition

Anchorage high school athletes continue to bowl over the competition

Alaska is one of 40 states that offers high school bowling.

Dave Leval
A day for 'Partners' and winning

A day for 'Partners' and winning

High school hockey team brighten the day for fellow students.

Dave Goldman
Soldotna cheerleaders to perform at Citrus Bowl in Orlando

Soldotna cheerleaders to perform at Citrus Bowl in Orlando

The Soldotna High School cheerleaders are in step as they get ready to hit the road for a trip to Florida.

Dave Leval
Doc Larson Roundball Classic turns 9, expands

Doc Larson Roundball Classic turns 9, expands

The annual tournament draws eight boys' teams and four girls' teams, not all of them from Alaska.

Dave Leval
South-Bartlett tops Service-East in girls prep hockey

South-Bartlett tops Service-East in girls prep hockey

South-Bartlett defeats Service-East 4-2 in girls prep hockey.

John Thompson
Chugiak's Spackman calls it quits

Chugiak's Spackman calls it quits

The grind of being a head coach finally caught up to the veteran coach.

Dave Goldman
Girls' hockey may be frozen out

Girls' hockey may be frozen out

Thin ice? Girls high school hockey players could see the sport washed away after this year.

Dave Goldman
Snell named best in Alaska football

Snell named best in Alaska football

Chugiak High senior Derryk Snell has been named the 2017-18 Gatorade Alaska Football Player of the Year.

John Thompson
South wins Region IV wrestling tournament

South wins Region IV wrestling tournament

The South Anchorage Wolverines take home the team trophy at the 2017 Region IV wrestling tournament.

John Thompson
Solving the puzzle: ASAA looking at realigning HS football divisions

Solving the puzzle: ASAA looking at realigning HS football divisions

Board deciding on how to set up 2018 season.

Dave Goldman
Winkler to end 3-year Dimond Lynx coaching run

Winkler to end 3-year Dimond Lynx coaching run

Nick Winkler will also resign his teaching post at the school, citing personal reasons.

Dave Goldman
At his desk or on the mat, Palmer's Farris excels

At his desk or on the mat, Palmer's Farris excels

Levi Farris is KTVA's Scholar-Athlete of the Week.

Dave Goldman
Nelson leaps into the Pac-12

Nelson leaps into the Pac-12

Beginning the summer, Nelson will call Corvallis home for the next four years.

Dave Goldman
ACS' O'Hara ready for the next level

ACS' O'Hara ready for the next level

The ACS Lion will run cross country.

Dave Goldman
Grace Christian's Karlberg opts for UAA

Grace Christian's Karlberg opts for UAA

The three-year starter boosts UAA recruiting in becoming a Seawolf.

Dave Goldman
Nothing new: Lynx do it again

Nothing new: Lynx do it again

Dimond claims state superiority in volleyball again.

Dave Goldman
South's Lewis calls it a career

South's Lewis calls it a career

Only head football coach in South High School history calls it quits.

Dave Leval
Hepa off to the Lonestar State; signs with University of Texas

Hepa off to the Lonestar State; signs with University of Texas

Barrow native to play college basketball at the University of Texas

Dave Leval
Scholar Athlete of the Week: Kyle Reem

Scholar Athlete of the Week: Kyle Reem

Kyle Reem is KTVA's Scholar athlete of the week.

Dave Goldman
Swimmer shows winning is about more than coming in first

Swimmer shows winning is about more than coming in first

Unalaskan swimmer has been school's only representative at state meet for last two years

Dave Leval
Division II's fate uncertain after Juneau football merger

Division II's fate uncertain after Juneau football merger

Hard work about to start for ASAA after it approves merger of TMHS and JDHS in 2018.

Dave Leval
TMHS, JDHS to merge football in 2018

TMHS, JDHS to merge football in 2018

ASAA approves merger following safety concerns and money

Dave Leval
Formal request sent to merge football, cheer programs at JDHS, TMHS

Formal request sent to merge football, cheer programs at JDHS, TMHS

Juneau School District sends ASAA formal request to merge football and cheer programs at Thunder Mountain High School and Juneau-Douglas High School.

Dave Leval
Hepa hooks on with the 'Horns

Hepa hooks on with the 'Horns

Barrow star heads for warmer climate of Austin, Texas.

Dave Goldman
Mat-Su pool makeovers to make swim time scarcer

Mat-Su pool makeovers to make swim time scarcer

Renovations will improve Palmer and Wasilla facilities, but also tighten their availability in the short term.

Dave Goldman
Bethel pools its talent in the water

Bethel pools its talent in the water

Warriors swimming program grows in its first year.

Dave Goldman
Colony Knight makes it look like smooth sailing in the pool

Colony Knight makes it look like smooth sailing in the pool

Senior Ryan Chastain has hopes of swimming at one of the service academies.

Dave Goldman
Bartlett football is back on top

Bartlett football is back on top

The Bartlett Golden Bears would secure their first state championship since 2009, fifth in school history.

John Thompson
Lumen Christi volleyball tournament gives small schools big exposure

Lumen Christi volleyball tournament gives small schools big exposure

Small schools get chance to shine bright at Lumen Christi tournament

Dave Leval
Bartlett defeats West for Division 1 football title

Bartlett defeats West for Division 1 football title

Last second touchdown gives Bartlett first state title since 2009.

Dave Leval
Barrow High School has special bond to NFL Hall of Famer Larry Csonka

Barrow High School has special bond to NFL Hall of Famer Larry Csonka

NFL Hall of Famer Larry Csonka helped bring football to America's most northern city

Dave Leval
SoHi makes it six straight

SoHi makes it six straight

The Soldotna Stars earned their sixth straight First National Bowl state championship Saturday, defeating Palmer 21-0.

John Thompson
Whalers take home title with defense

Whalers take home title with defense

The Whalers used a gritty defensive stand to preserve a 20-14 victory to take home the ASAA First National Bowl Series Division III championship.

Dave Goldman
West punches ticket to First National Bowl

West punches ticket to First National Bowl

West Anchorage High School is back in the state championship game, following a 21-18 win over reigning state champion East.

John Thompson
Bartlett advances to the First National Bowl

Bartlett advances to the First National Bowl

Bartlett defeats Chugiak 75-62 and move on to the First National Bowl.

John Thompson
Chugiak's Mustangs turn to yoga for direction, reflection

Chugiak's Mustangs turn to yoga for direction, reflection

H.S. football team uses Indian practice thousands of years old each week.

Dave Goldman
ACS runner paves way for himself and others

ACS runner paves way for himself and others

Running, grades leadership: Blake Bennett has the resume colleges like.

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ACS senior blazing her own trail

ACS senior blazing her own trail

Anchorage Christian Senior Tessa O'Hara is KTVA's scholar athlete of the week.

Dave Goldman
Houston Hawks player isn't grounded by injury

Houston Hawks player isn't grounded by injury

Scholar-athlete Reed Graham wouldn't let a serious injury force him to miss playing time.

Dave Leval
Greatland Packers repeat as AFL champions

Greatland Packers repeat as AFL champions

The Greatland Packers defeat the Eagle River Broncos 30-24 to win the AFL championship.

John Thompson
Close shave may give Nikiski High instructor world record

Close shave may give Nikiski High instructor world record

Nikiski High School athletics director uses beard to try and set world record.

Dave Leval
Chugiak, West advance to D1 football semifinals

Chugiak, West advance to D1 football semifinals

Chugiak and West advance to the semifinals of the ASAA D1 playoffs.

John Thompson
Chugiak claims Railbelt title

Chugiak claims Railbelt title

Chugiak improved to 8-0 with a 19 point victory over Colony.

Dave Goldman
Scholar athlete of the week: Taylor Dintzner

Scholar athlete of the week: Taylor Dintzner

Dimond High School's Taylor Dintzner is KTVA's scholar athlete of the week.

Dave Goldman
South High volleyball team helps hurricane victims

South High volleyball team helps hurricane victims

Wolverines raise more than $1,000 for hurricane victims in Florida, Texas, and Puerto Rico.

Dave Leval
Dimond managers fulfill goal as players

Dimond managers fulfill goal as players

Two Dimond football with special needs saw their dream come true on the field.

Dave Goldman
Chugiak football team makes one of its own just one of the guys

Chugiak football team makes one of its own just one of the guys

Kaleb McDonald suffers from a life-threatening disease, but it didn't stop him from the end zone.

Dave Goldman
Soldotna team manager inspires team during record winning streak

Soldotna team manager inspires team during record winning streak

He does not tackle anyone, or even catch a football, but, Matthew Martinelli is one of the key parts to the success of the Soldotna High School Football team.

Dave Leval
Anchorage cross country teams run and remember 9/11

Anchorage cross country teams run and remember 9/11

A pair of Anchorage school keep 9/11 in their thoughts by staging a race.

Dave Goldman
South Anchorage High School helping hurricane relief efforts

South Anchorage High School helping hurricane relief efforts

South Anchorage High School volleyball is helping victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

Dave Goldman
Chugiak football heads outside

Chugiak football heads outside

The Chugiak Mustangs head to Utah for a football matchup with state bragging rights on the line.

John Thompson
Bartlett feeling Golden in California

Bartlett feeling Golden in California

The Golden Bears play in Chico, California Friday night.

Dave Goldman
Thursday sees 2 Anchorage gridiron blowouts

Thursday sees 2 Anchorage gridiron blowouts

Colony and East posted big Thursday night wins on the football field.

Dave Goldman
Oregon wildfire forces Soldotna football team to play Friday's game in Northern California

Oregon wildfire forces Soldotna football team to play Friday's game in Northern California

Heavy smoke from wildfire forces Soldotna's football game Friday to be moved to Northern California

Dave Leval
Bartlett High School football team honors player who died

Bartlett High School football team honors player who died

Bartlett High School Golden Bears display new way to honor teammate who died in July.

Dave Leval
East football looks to defend large school championship

East football looks to defend large school championship

Not since 2000 to 2001 has a large school won back-to-back football championships in the state of Alaska. That feat is on the minds of the 2016 champ East High Thunderbirds and head coach Jeff Trotter.

John Thompson
Help needed to keep Bartlett High School pool afloat

Help needed to keep Bartlett High School pool afloat

There's a GoFundMe page to help Bartlett HIgh School pay for repairs to the only Olympic size pool in the state.

John Thompson
Cougars make Bartlett feel at home with all-inclusive trip

Cougars make Bartlett feel at home with all-inclusive trip

An unlikely arrangement between Service and Bartlett High Schools.

Dave Goldman
Sitka advances in state baseball

Sitka advances in state baseball

Sitka advances after a 4-3 win over Service at Mulcahy Stadium.

Dave Goldman
Light shines bright on annual Midnight Sun Baseball Game

Light shines bright on annual Midnight Sun Baseball Game

Baseball fans made their way to Fairbanks for the annual Midnight Sun Game.

Dave Leval

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