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High school runner brings spotlight to Alaska transgender policy

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Grace Christian runner overcomes life-threatening hurdle, qualifies for state

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    High school runner brings spotlight to Alaska transgender policy

    by Jake Edmonds on May 28, 13:05

    Haines runner Nattaphon Wangyot qualified for the girls 1-2-3A 100-meter and 200-meter finals Friday afternoon at the high school state track and field meet, but unlike her competitors, she was born with male anatomy. Transgender equality has become a hot topic of discussion around the country, and Alaska is no exception. The Alaska Schools Activities […]

  • Local

    Anchorage couple ready for water, elements and 12.5 mile swim

    by Dave Goldman on May 25, 8:40

    A Florida vacation with sandy beaches and warm, tropical water sounds good, doesn’t it? It’s been calling Corrie and Greg Martin — they’re answering, but how they’re heeding the call may differ from how you might. The Anchorage husband and wife team heads for Key West, one of the most relaxed places on the planet for […]

  • Local

    Grace Christian runner overcomes life-threatening hurdle, qualifies for state

    by Jake Edmonds on May 23, 12:41

    The state high school track and field entries were released Sunday, and Grace Christian’s Sarah Newton is on the list. She will compete in the 400-meter race and join three others in the 4×400-meter relay. But three years ago, her athletic career was put on hold when she was faced with a potentially life-threatening situation. Just […]

  • Sports

    Teen organizes suicide awareness run in memory of former coach

    by Eric Ruble on May 20, 22:39

    When Mirror Lake Middle School teacher and coach Mike Hansen took his own life in 2013, no one saw it coming. His passing devastated the community, including former student Annie Connelly, who is now 18 years old. “I cried. It hurt for a long, long time,” she said. Hansen was Connelly’s cross-country skiing coach in […]

  • University of Alaska

    UAA and UAF on the same team? Maybe.

    by Dave Goldman on May 20, 7:34

    Could the Hatfields and McCoys be teaming up? Two collegiate teams aren’t fighting over turf, but to survive. The ongoing budget crisis in the state of Alaska is having far-reaching effects. So much so that an idea floated by University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen to merge the UAA and UAF athletic departments is still […]

  • Sports

    Soldotna Stars baseball team aims for post season

    by Dave Leval on May 11, 7:38

    The Soldotna High School baseball team is teaching fans that the athletic season doesn’t end with football. True, after four straight state titles, the guys on the gridiron are the focal point and deservedly so. But the boys on the baseball diamond intend to make their own mark, if less ambitious. At 6-1 in the […]

  • Sports

    Wrestling grapples with growth spurt in Alaska

    by Dave Leval on May 06, 21:24

    Quick — name the most popular mainstream sport in Alaska. The answers are likely to be the usual suspects, like basketball or hockey. But what about wrestling? It won’t top the list, but it’s climbing the ladder and finding its place. At the annual Alaska USA Wrestling tournament in Wasilla, 22 age divisions competed in folk-style, Greco-Roman, and freestyle. ”Many kids […]

  • Local

    Tri, Tri Again: Kids take on the Trailside Triathlon

    by Dave Goldman on May 06, 12:59

    Elementary school youngsters will triple their fun meter this weekend as the annual Trailside Kids Triathlon takes off. With moderate doses of swimming, biking and running children ranging from kindergarten through sixth grade will begin at the Service High School pool. Then it’s onto the bicycle and finally some road work. “It’s important for health, […]

  • Local

    Dimond High School hockey star signs to play college football

    by Jake Edmonds on May 02, 20:22

    When Chris Gardeline started playing hockey at 8-years-old, his goal was to one day make it to the college level. He never expected it would be on the gridiron. Gardeline was a goalie for the Dimond High School Lynx. After wrapping up his senior season on the ice, his football friends convinced him to join […]

  • Sports

    Globetrotters coach a UAA basketball coach

    by Dave Leval on Apr 29, 22:03

    It was a mutual admiration’s society, Thursday morning, on the court at Alaska Airlines Center. The Harlem Globetrotters stopped by for an arranged media gathering and in the process also coached the coach. UAA women’s basketball head coach Ryan McCarthy received a few tips from the Globetrotters before deciding whether or not he should join […]

  • Iditarod

    Iditarod bans Travis Beals entry into 2017 race, says it will review regulations

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 29, 11:51

    Musher Travis Beals will not be allowed to race in the 2017 Iditarod, according to a statement released by the Iditarod Trail Committee (ITC) Friday. Beals will also not be allowed future entry into the Iditarod for an “indefinite period of time beyond 2017,” pending his completion of a court-mandated treatment program. “The Iditarod Trail Committee […]

  • Iditarod

    Domestic violence cases involving mushers could mean changes to Iditarod

    by Alexis Fernandez on Apr 27, 19:09

    The Iditarod Trail Committee is reevaluating race policy and who should be allowed to participate after two domestic violence cases against one musher came to light. Musher Travis Beals, who came in 18th place in the 2016 Iditarod race, was in Palmer court Tuesday applying for a mental health treatment program. The hearing was part […]

  • Local

    UAA hockey team recruits for 2016-17 despite possible cuts

    by Dave Goldman on Apr 26, 23:30

    The University of Alaska Anchorage’s hockey team is riding a slippery slope. Athletic Director Keith Hackett has said looming budget cuts could threaten the existence of any UAA team or even the Great Alaska Shootout basketball tournament — a Thanksgiving staple. It’s an awkward spot, but UAA Hockey head coach Matt Thomas is moving forward. On Thursday, he announced the […]

  • National

    Historic ‘Laws of Baseball’ documents sell for more than $3M

    by Associated Press on Apr 24, 11:07

    Documents that baseball historians have called the Magna Carta of the game have sold at auction for nearly $3.3 million. SCP auctions says the 1857 papers called the “Laws of Baseball” sold early Sunday to an anonymous buyer after more than two weeks of bidding. The auction house had predicted prior to the auction’s April […]

  • Local

    Dillingham athletes ready for NYO Games

    by KTVA Sports on Apr 22, 8:29

    Calling Dillingham a fishing community would be accurate. Life revolves around salmon in the remote community. But a handful of its residents are fishing for another trophy this weekend — a Native Youth Olympics title. As the games begin in Anchorage competitors like Gabe Gomez will be representing their home. “Hanging out every day, doing […]

  • University of Alaska

    UAA’s Hackett preparing for cuts to athletic department

    by Dave Goldman on Apr 22, 8:15

    Keith Hackett is hoping for the best, but bracing for the worst. The University of Alaska Anchorage athletic director knows that budget cuts are coming to his department. How significant those cuts will be, is the question. He’ll have his answer once the legislators in Juneau decide on the state’s fiscal plan. In an interview […]

  • Sports

    Student journalists keep rural communities connected to NYO

    by Heather Hintze on Apr 21, 20:00

    Every year hundreds of athletes leave their hometowns to compete at the Native Youth Olympics in Anchorage. Unfortunately, many of their parents can’t make the trip to cheer them on. “My mom, she was the other coach and we didn’t have enough funding. Her and my grandparents would have liked to watch, but they’re at […]

  • Local

    Former Colony High star dishes on UConn, hall of fame induction

    by Dave Goldman on Apr 19, 23:38

    Coming home never gets old. Add in a Hall of Fame induction and you have Jessica Moore’s weekend. On Saturday, at a ceremony at Dimond High School with her mother looking on, the former Colony High School standout became the first honoree of the new Alaska Basketball Hall of Fame. “Hard work does pay off. It doesn’t matter […]

  • Sports

    Alaska squad in sync as they head to world cheer competition

    by Dave Goldman on Apr 15, 16:12

    A group of dancers, gymnasts, acrobats, and athletes are in search of a title. As members of the Alaska Athletics cheerleading and dance team, you have to do a little bit of everything. And they can — that’s why they’re headed to Orlando next weekend for the 2016 Cheerleading Worlds. It’s their eighth-straight year going […]

  • Sports

    X Games medalist buried in avalanche near Haines

    by Jake Edmonds on Apr 14, 20:27

    A 2014 X Games gold medalist, Bode Merrill, was hospitalized Thursday afternoon after getting buried in an avalanche near Haines. According to Alaska State Troopers, Merrill, a 29-year-old Utah native, was snowboarding on Takhin Ridge, 30 miles west of Haines, with a local guiding company. He stepped out of a helicopter onto a snow overhang […]