• Forecast
  • News Tip
  • Categories
Temperature Precipitation

KTVA Sports

Iditarod

More than 50 mushers already signed up for Iditarod 2017

Sports

Chugiak's Alev Kelter taking a unique route to Olympics

University of Alaska

In face of budget cuts, 39th Great Alaska Shootout will take place

National

Teams take off from Victoria for non-powered race to Alaska

University of Alaska

UAA coach: Time could be on Seawolves’ side for proposed rule change

Feed

  • Iditarod

    More than 50 mushers already signed up for Iditarod 2017

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 25, 20:10

    The Iditarod Trail Committee says more than 50 mushers from Alaska and around the world have already signed up for the 2017 Iditarod Sled Dog Race. Saturday was the first official entry day. Of the 52 entries, 12 of them are rookies to the Last Great Race, and 10 teams are from other nations, including […]

  • Sports

    Chugiak’s Alev Kelter taking a unique route to Olympics

    by Jake Edmonds on Jun 24, 19:12

    Last updated at 8:30 p.m. Friday, June 24 Alev Kelter is weeks away from joining Team USA Rugby in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She always dreamed of representing her country at the games, but this was not what she had in mind. After graduating from Chugiak High School in 2009, […]

  • University of Alaska

    In face of budget cuts, 39th Great Alaska Shootout will take place

    by Dave Goldman on Jun 24, 12:48

    An annual tradition will continue. The University of Alaska Anchorage announced the men’s and women’s fields this morning for the 39th GCI Great Alaska Shootout. With plummeting oil prices and subsequent budget problems, athletic director Keith Hackett has stated since February that everything “was on the table” to be cut including teams and/or the long-running […]

  • National

    Teams take off from Victoria for non-powered race to Alaska

    by Associated Press on Jun 24, 10:06

    After a short hop from Port Townsend to Victoria, British Columbia, 55 teams are on their way to Ketchikan, Alaska as part of the second Race to Alaska. The Peninsula Daily News reports that 58 teams left Port Townsend on Thursday morning in the qualifying leg of the race. Teams that made it to Victoria […]

  • University of Alaska

    UAA coach: Time could be on Seawolves’ side for proposed rule change

    by Dave Goldman on Jun 22, 21:18

    Sometimes 60 minutes isn’t enough. That’s why they play overtime in hockey. In the National Hockey League, if a team loses in the overtime session it’s still awarded one — sometimes valuable — point. But it’s different in the college game. Compensation for getting to the extra frame in a college match is being debated. […]

  • Local

    Local baseball players get an education on the field

    by Dave Goldman on Jun 21, 23:22

    School may be out, but class is still in session. For a group of Alaska Legion Baseball players, the learning continues while on summer break. This week, players from around the state are at Mulcahy Stadium for the 23rd annual College Coaches Clinic. They’re joined by eight coaches who are imparting their wisdom about the game. […]

  • National

    Warriors’ inability to complete the dream season turns into a bad dream

    by Dave Goldman on Jun 21, 11:47

    Somewhere, some former Chicago Bulls are snickering. Yes, the 1996 Phil Jackson, Michael Jordan team which had its regular season record of 72 wins broken by the Golden State Warriors this year. Yes, that same Golden State team that was as sure as the international orange on the Golden Gate Bridge of winning this year’s […]

  • Local

    Anchorage hockey player overcomes tragic loss, aims for professional career

    by Jake Edmonds on Jun 18, 12:01

    Anchorage-born Hunter Fejes is one step away from achieving his dream of joining a professional hockey roster. He graduated from Colorado College in March and will head to the Lower 48 in September to attend training camp for the Arizona Coyotes’ new and so far nameless American Hockey League affiliate. Fejes had a successful college career […]

  • Sports

    Alaska-raised NHL player Nate Thompson out with torn Achilles

    by Associated Press on Jun 14, 13:26

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) – Anaheim Ducks center Nate Thompson will be sidelined for several months after tearing his Achilles tendon during an offseason workout. Ducks general manager Bob Murray announced Thompson’s injury Tuesday. Thompson tore his tendon while working out last week, and he underwent surgery to repair it. Murray says he doesn’t expect to […]

  • Local

    Thrill-seekers take flight with year-round ski jumping

    by Dave Leval on Jun 12, 13:06

    Ronen Woods likes to spread his wings in the sport he took up about a year ago. “I like flying, flying, I want to fly, that’s what I like about it,” Woods told KTVA as the reason why he started ski jumping. Anchorage’s Karl Eid Jumping Complex, next to Hilltop Ski Resort, now provides year-round […]

  • Local

    Alaska women off and running for a cure to breast cancer

    by Dave Leval on Jun 11, 18:57

    Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer among women and the second-most common cancer women die from, according to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s why thousands of women took off running from Mulcahy Stadium on Saturday — to raise money to find a cure. It was all part of […]

  • Sports

    Players, fans reflect on the loss of ‘Mr. Hockey’

    by Dave Leval on Jun 10, 21:17

    ANCHORAGE — Anchorage hockey player Courtney Simmons knows who Gordie Howe is even though he retired from the game long before her birth. “He’s Mr. Hockey,” said Simmons, after she participated in Zoe Hickel’s annual hockey camp at the Subway Sports Centre. Howe died at his daughter’s home in Toledo, Ohio on Friday. He was […]

  • Sports

    Isobel Cup makes first appearance in Anchorage with Zoe Hickel

    by Dave Leval on Jun 07, 11:50

    Anchorage hockey player Zoe Hickel took a break from the ice to play another sport — golf. At the Anchorage Golf Course, she had plenty of company. Zoe Hickel’s younger sister, Tori, was present, along with the newest member of the Hickel family; the Isobel Cup The cup stands about 2 feet tall and is […]

  • Local

    No summer break for Zoe Hickel as champion player becomes coach

    by Dave Leval on Jun 06, 9:13

    It’s been quite a year for Zoe Hickel. The Anchorage native won her second straight world championship. She also helped Boston hoist the trophy in the inaugural season of the National Women’s Hockey League. You would think work is the last thing on her mind. “We love our summers, it’s another beautiful summer. For the […]

  • Sports

    Local boxer recalls impact of ‘the greatest,’ Muhammad Ali

    by Dave Leval on Jun 05, 18:34

    David Carey often finds himself in a fight — not with his students, but with sports fans. “A lot of people are excited about MMA, there’s nothing wrong with that, but I want those people to be excited about boxing too,” Carey said, adding that it’s a big reason why he opened the Alaska Boxing […]

  • Local

    Soccer teams from around US converge on Anchorage again

    by Dave Leval on Jun 03, 22:01

    Emily King has gotten a kick out of her first visit to Alaska from Indiatlantic, Florida . “It’s just such a great experience just getting up here and seeing things I’ve never seen before. We’ve never seen these glaciers and mountain, and it’s awesome just bonding with our team,” King said. She’s not the only […]

  • Sports

    Mushers push back on Iditarod rule change

    by Dave Leval on Jun 03, 21:57

    Mushers are voicing their concerns a week after the Iditarod Trail Committee (ITC)  added a new rule to the 2017 race, which will allow them to bring two-way communication devices on the trail. Four-time champion Dallas Seavey created a petition to ensure the ITC doesn’t allow mushers to abuse the rule. “I think it’s reasonable for […]

  • Sports

    Muhammad Ali, who riveted the world as ‘The Greatest,’ dies

    by Associated Press on Jun 03, 20:35

    He was fast of fist and foot – lip, too – a heavyweight champion who promised to shock the world and did. He floated. He stung. Mostly he thrilled, even after the punches had taken their toll and his voice barely rose above a whisper. He was The Greatest. Muhammad Ali died Friday at age […]

  • Sports

    Special Olympics Alaska Summer Games coming to Anchorage

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 03, 19:17

    Three-hundred athletes and unified partners from nine Alaska communities will soon be coming together to compete and support athletes in the Special Olympics Alaska Summer Games. This event will be held June 10 through 12 in Anchorage. Most events will be held at East High School, but some will be held at Arctic Gymnastics and the Special Olympics […]

  • Sports

    Special Olympics Alaska looking for volunteers

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 03, 15:25

    Special Olympics Alaska is looking for volunteers to help with the Healthy Athletes screening process for the upcoming summer games. About 150 to 200 athletes will need to be screened. Volunteers will work with athletes who have a variety of intellectual and developmental disabilities under the supervision of a health care professionals, according to a […]