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    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 […]

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    Palmer community brings new life to baseball venue

    by Jake Edmonds on May 21, 20:25

    There’s a saying: “You look good, you feel good. You feel good, you play good.” The Mat-Su Miners are hoping that rings true in 2015. The Miners made some small but long overdue updates to their venue, Hermon Brothers Field, on Thursday. Most of the work done involved paint. “We’re looking for a championship this […]

  • Sports

    Colony High soccer unsure of what to expect from unknown opponent

    by Dave Leval on May 20, 23:03

    The Colony High School boys’ soccer team seems relaxed heading into postseason play. The Knights are the reigning state champions. That has them feeling pressure. “Yeah, there’s always pressure because you have lots of expectation,” said team captain Harrison Menard. “I feel like if we play our game, we should come out all right.” Colony […]

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    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 […]

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    Palmer racetrack offers fun in the fast lane

    by Dave Leval on May 18, 23:00

    Driving at more than 100 mph usually gives way to a hefty ticket — unless you are in a certain spot in the Mat-Su Valley. Drag racing is into its 51st season at Palmer’s Alaska Raceway Park. The track is tucked away near the base of the Chugach Mountains, off of the Old Glenn Highway, […]

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    For Amber Stull, it will stay as a trifecta

    by Dave Goldman on May 18, 8:52

    Kinsey Laine of Fairbanks won the Gold Nugget Triathlon Sunday, denying Amber Stull of Anchorage a fourth consecutive title. Laine finished in 1:07:20:7, edging out Stull by a little more than 2 minutes. Laura Gardner, also of Anchorage, finished third. The Gold Nugget is the nation’s oldest triathlon for women only. It began with a 500-yard […]

  • Sports

    Program helps students power their way to records

    by Dave Leval on May 15, 13:30

    Kelsey Booth may not seem physically imposing, but she’s a lot stronger than she looks: The junior at Kenai Central High School owns a handful of state powerlifting records and a national record. That’s the reward after Booth took up the sport a year ago. “I have to deal with boys who say ‘I can […]

  • 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 […]

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    Anchorage senior hurls no-hitter

    by Dave Goldman on May 13, 8:21

    For Alex Schlegel, the setting was perfect. A warm night, and his pitches were going exactly where he wanted. Less perfect for the Eagle River batters. The South High School senior threw a no-hitter in leading his Wolverines to a 3-0 win over the Wolves at Mulcahy Stadium. Following the game, a scoring change from the sixth […]

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    Tom Brady suspension has local players talking

    by Dave Goldman on May 12, 9:14

    The Service High School football team enjoyed their drills on a balmy Monday evening. Their focus was primarily their own upcoming season, but Tom Brady’s now-reduced playing time was also a topic of conversation. The New England Patriots quarterback was suspended four games without pay on Monday by the NFL for his role and knowledge […]

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    Anchorage woman gears up for 2,700-mile bike race

    by Jake Edmonds on May 12, 7:02

    Local bike enthusiast Lael Wilcox is taking her skills across the border. She is preparing for one of the longest bike races in the world — the Tour Divide. The race spans 2,700 miles from Banff, Alberta, to Antelope Wells, New Mexico, on the border of Mexico. It’s a race Wilcox only recently decided to […]

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    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, […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    Alaska wrestling championships become family affair for dad and daughters

    by Jake Edmonds on May 01, 22:50

    Todd Cook of Homer is a wrestling coach for the Popeye wrestling team. He and the group joined more than 1,000 wrestlers Thursday for the beginning of the Alaska USA Wrestling Championships at the Menard Sports Complex in Wasilla. But Cook is not just a coach. Once a wrestler in high school, he is now […]

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    For the East High softball team, winning is becoming the norm

    by Jake Edmonds on Apr 30, 23:35

    The last time the East High Thunderbirds lost a softball game, President Barack Obama was still in his first term, Linsanity was still a thing, and Amanda Bynes was still normal. How quickly things change. But what hasn’t changed is East’s dominance. Since that loss to West in the regional tournament on May 23, 2012, […]

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    Lady Pioneers heat up the ice as they seek a championship

    by KTVA Sports on Apr 30, 8:44

    Tate Senden takes ice hockey very seriously. That’s even more so this season for her and the rest of the Palmer Lady Pioneers. “We just had hope last year, and now we know what it takes to go all the way,” the young center said. The team dropped a heartbreaking triple-overtime loss in the title […]

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    Orioles to play White Sox on Wednesday in closed stadium

    by Associated Press on Apr 28, 12:23

    The Orioles will play the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday afternoon at Camden Yards in a rare Major League Baseball game closed to the public, a decision that followed rioting in Baltimore. The announcement of the closed-doors game came after the Orioles postponed games against Chicago on Monday and Tuesday. The start of Wednesday’s game […]

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    East High softball wins 2 more, improves winning streak to 65

    by KTVA Sports on Apr 27, 23:53

    It was a two-game roundup for the East Anchorage High School softball team Monday night as the T-Birds made quick work of both Eagle River (15-0) and West (12-3). Coming into the day, Eagle River was looking for its first win of the season, but it would have had to come at the hands of […]

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    East High needs big bucks to host football games on campus

    by KTVA Sports on Apr 27, 8:25

    Charles Chandler has played home football games at home, yes — but never at his school. Chandler and the East High Thunderbirds play their home games at Anchorage Football Stadium. But Chandler wants to play one game at East before he graduates. “It’s nice to play in front of a crowd and fans that are […]