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Buzzer beater falls short as Seawolves lose to MTSU in Great Alaska Shootout


UAA women's basketball falls short against Western Kentucky at Great Alaska Shootout


Nome fourth grader wins 2016 Iditarod commemorative button contest


Making Waves: Pepperdine's Ogwumike leads the climb back


UAA women's basketball team makes a statement at Great Alaska Shootout


  • Local

    Buzzer beater falls short as Seawolves lose to MTSU in Great Alaska Shootout

    by Jake Edmonds on Nov 27, 7:08

    The last time the University of Alaska Anchorage men’s basketball team had beaten a first-round opponent in the GCI Great Alaska Shootout was 1996. The Seawolves gave themselves a chance against Middle Tennessee State on Thursday, but fell short 75-72. After going into the half up 35-31, the Blue Raiders rallied to take a 62-47 […]

  • Local

    UAA women’s basketball falls short against Western Kentucky at Great Alaska Shootout

    by KTVA Sports on Nov 26, 9:35

    In two days the University of Alaska Anchorage Seawolves have seen how far they’ve come. They’ve also seen how far they want to go. In a game effort, UAA pushed Division I Western Kentucky, but ultimately fell 62- 58. The Seawolves held a 32 -31 halftime lead, keeping it close throughout in the second half.

  • Iditarod

    Nome fourth grader wins 2016 Iditarod commemorative button contest

    by Laura Kraegel/KNOM on Nov 26, 9:10

    While the last great race is still months away, the Iditarod button design contest already has a champion: Ayla Knodel, a fourth grader at Nome Elementary School. Knodel took first place in the annual contest that has Alaska students create artwork for the commemorative button sold along the trail each March. Having submitted her design early in […]

  • Local

    Making Waves: Pepperdine’s Ogwumike leads the climb back

    by Dave Goldman on Nov 25, 10:55

    Erica Ogwumike is blazing her own path in Malibu. The freshman guard is leading the rebuild of the Pepperdine University’s women’s basketball program. “I’m just trying to play these four years, play basketball, and get a great degree at Pepperdine University, so that’s all I can — the future is far,” she said. There’s another […]

  • Local

    UAA women’s basketball team makes a statement at Great Alaska Shootout

    by Dave Goldman on Nov 24, 23:04

    Division I Pepperdine is rebuilding. Division II University of Alaska Anchorage is rolling. In a game that was never in doubt, the host and seventh-ranked UAA dismantled an overmatched Pepperdine Waves from the West Coast Conference 94-61 in the opening round of the women’s GCI Great Alaska Shootout at Alaska Airlines Center. UAA is no stranger to beating Division I teams. This marked […]

  • Local

    UAA volleyball team is top seed in the west, will host regional championships

    by Dave Goldman on Nov 23, 23:03

    It came as no surprise — but it’s still a big deal. After winning the Great Northwest Athletic Conference volleyball title and finishing the regular season 26-2 overall and 18-2 in conference play, the University of Alaska Anchorage learned Monday it will host the NCAA Division II West Region Championships Dec. 4 through Dec. 6 at Alaska Airlines Center. As the top […]

  • Local

    She said yes!: UAA senior gets engaged after Seawolves clinch GNAC title

    by Jake Edmonds on Nov 22, 8:44

          It was a night to remember for UAA senior Katelynn Zanders. Sweep Western Oregon on senior night? Check. Clinch the GNAC regular season title? Check. But the Seawolf outside hitter won’t remember the game for her on-the-court numbers. In fact, Zanders recorded just seven kills in three sets against the Wolves — […]

  • Local

    Snow lovers enjoy opening day at Hilltop

    by Dave Goldman on Nov 20, 22:50

    It’s magical word for baseball fans-and skiers too – Opening day. And this year, Mother Nature was in winter spirits too. Last year’s mild winter produced less snow and more heartache for Alaska snow lovers. This year, she’s been more agreeable. With Friday’s snowfall and more expected over the weekend, Hilltop Ski Area is off to a good […]

  • Iditarod

    Lance Mackey says he will race in 2016 Iditarod

    by KTVA Sports on Nov 19, 13:12

    Four-time champion Lance Mackey said he plans to race in the 2016 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. In a post on his Facebook page, Mackey thanked his fans for motivating him to race. It was thought the 2015 Iditarod could have been Mackey’s final Last Great Race. In an interview with Iditarod Insider last year, […]

  • Local

    Alaska Fighting Championship card lives up to its billing at Sullivan Arena

    by Dave Goldman on Nov 19, 7:26

    The fans got their money’s worth. Alaska Fighting Championship 118 at the Sullivan Arena was like a salad bar with all the fixings. You wanted it? They had it. In all, four belts were claimed with some wild matches in front of a spirited crowd. There were the typical quick first rounders. Needed one to […]

  • Local

    Alaska Aces lose 7th time in 8 tries

    by Dave Goldman on Nov 18, 7:27

    Sometimes a change in scenery can help break a team’s bad momentum. Sometimes it doesn’t. Right now, the Alaska Aces are in a rut. This isn’t just a rut where your friend can help you push your car out with some easy momentum. They need a bulldozer to get out of this thing. The latest […]

  • Local

    No change in strokes, but the state swim meet venue will be different

    by Dave Goldman on Nov 16, 23:15

    There may not be many eight lane pools in Alaska, but Bartlett High School’s isn’t the only one. That’s why the next year’s high school swimming and diving state championships are moving out—at least temporarily. In an attempt to spread the wealth, officials are changing the venue. Next year’s competition will move from Anchorage to Juneau’s Dimond Aquatic […]

  • Local

    Former East wrestler now fighting for his family

    by Jake Edmonds on Nov 16, 8:14

    If you like to watch fights, you might want to make it out to Sullivan Arena on Wednesday to watch the Alaska Fighting Championship 118 event. Eighteen fighters will duke it out, but Niko Novelli is fighting for more than just himself. “That man on the other side of the cage is taking food out […]

  • Local

    UAA’s Cheseto trying to catch up to a national title

    by KTVA Sports on Nov 16, 6:49

    Next stop — the nationals. The University of Alaska Anchorage men’s cross-country team has lofty goals. And why not? The Seawolf men enter the championship round ranked third in the country. Henry Cheseto has much to do with that. He’s come a long way in a short time. The Kenyan sophomore didn’t start running until […]

  • Local

    Lynx and Buccaneers claim volleyball championships

    by KTVA Sports on Nov 15, 17:33

    Dimond and Valdez both went home winners. Each claimed state volleyball championships on Saturday at Alaska Airlines Center. Dimond topped East to capture the 4A crown, while Valdez overcame Monroe to win the 3A title.

  • Local

    Football is alive and well in the Last Frontier

    by Dave Goldman on Nov 12, 9:23

    The gridiron in Alaska is growing. For seven years, Alaska Football League owner Abe Hernandez has toiled and built. His efforts are paying off. A league that began in 2008 with only three teams will be six next season with Eagle River’s entrance. And Hernandez is thinking bigger and bolder. “Logistically, it would probably be […]

  • National

    Goodbye South Beach, hello Land of the Blues: Chalmers traded to Memphis

    by Dave Leval on Nov 10, 22:42

    Mario Chalmers has a new home. The Memphis Grizzlies acquired the Anchorage native in a four-player trade with the Miami Heat. Chalmers has played for Miami since 2008, when the team acquired him in a trade with Minnesota. The Timberwolves made Chalmers the 34th overall pick of that year’s draft. Chalmers won National Basketball Association […]

  • Local

    At Mount Marathon, men to share the big stage with women

    by Dave Goldman on Nov 10, 21:50

    After years of tradition, Mount Marathon is changing with the times – literally. Sure, we don’t know if this will be beneficial in the end. But we’ll never know unless we try it.

  • Local

    Changes coming to Alaska’s Mount Marathon Race

    by Dave Goldman on Nov 10, 16:13

    The schedule to run 3,022 feet up and down a mountain just changed. And one of the biggest events in the state of Alaska is getting a tune-up. Seward’s Mount Marathon Race, the signature Fourth of July event, has tweaked its schedule. The attendance numbers will be down too. While the kids will continue to start off the festivities at 9 a.m., an […]

  • Local

    Bethel wrestlers deal with school fire, find a way onto the mat

    by Dave Goldman on Nov 09, 21:58

    It’s tough enough to be a high school wrestler. There’s making weight, the self-discipline of training every day and the physical punishment. And it’s nothing compared to what the wrestlers from Bethel’s Kilbuck school have endured. Last week’s fire at the school took everything. So when the team was scheduled to wrestle this past weekend at Anchorage Christian School, they were at a loss. […]