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    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 […]

  • Local

    Throwing stones: The return of the Anchorage Curling Club

    by Dave Leval on Apr 14, 13:49

    Margie Chadwick likes to throw stones. The target — her opponents’ stones in curling. It’s a sport Chadwick took up about six years ago. “When I was watching the Olympics a few years ago, watched it with a friend, and she said we ought to go down to the curling club, I said, ‘We have […]

  • Alaska Aces

    ECHL commissioner visits Aces, looks for future growth of team, league

    by Dave Goldman on Apr 12, 22:45

    Hockey may be about scoring goals and stopping shots, but to a commissioner it’s about another set of digits — dollars. While visiting Anchorage over the weekend, ECHL commissioner Brian McKenna sat down with KTVA’s Dave Leval and discussed a range of topics which usually boomeranged back to finances. Regarding the Aces’ sellout Saturday night, […]

  • Local

    Jeff Barney Day: 45-year-old rookie makes his first pro hockey start

    by Dave Leval on Apr 10, 20:10

    Jeff Barney waited 25 years for this night. The emergency back-up goalie for the Alaska Aces got his first professional start in the season finale against Colorado Saturday night, Barney looked like a veteran when the Eagles challenged him. “I needed to touch the puck and make that first save, make it through the first […]

  • Local

    Alaska Aces to start 45-year-old rookie in season final

    by Dave Leval on Apr 09, 15:51

    Jeff Barney warms up with the Alaska Aces, but Friday’s practice was different from others. He has been the team’s emergency back-up goalie for the last 25 years, but has yet to play in a game. That will change in the season final when Barney steps out onto the ice. “(It’s) a lot of nerves, […]

  • Arctic Man 2016

    Arctic Man snowmachine parade might have beaten a world record

    by John Thain on Apr 08, 21:42

    It’s not uncommon to see a lot of snowmachines buzzing around Arctic Man, but on Friday they gathered for a purpose – they were trying to beat a world record. In a late-Friday update, organizers said they believe they accomplished their goal. According to the “Guinness Book of World Records,” the previous record for the […]

  • Arctic Man 2016

    Arctic Man postpones Thursday races due to weather

    by John Thain on Apr 07, 17:40

    The Arctic Man race was forced to shut down events Thursday halfway through the race as the weather took a turn for the worse. The weather started out good, but after about an hour of racing turned poor. Visibility was the biggest issue, the flat lighting made it difficult for racers to see where the […]

  • Arctic Man 2016

    Avalanche forecasters concerned about risk for Arctic Man participants

    by John Thain on Apr 06, 23:08

    There’s already been one avalanche-related death near the Arctic Man event this year, and the Alaska Avalanche Information Center warns there could be more. On Sunday, a snowmachiner triggered an avalanche in the Hoodoo mountains. He made it out alive, but his riding partner, Claire Sundgren, was buried and killed. Avalanche forecasters say riders need […]

  • University of Alaska

    Seawolves fall to undefeated Lubbock Christian in hard fought D-II championship

    by Dave Goldman on Apr 04, 21:20

    Despite a strong late game surge, the University of Alaska Anchorage women’s basketball team’s dream season was going to come to an end, win or lose, in Indianapolis. Playing in the finals of the Women’s Division II National Championship, UAA fell behind early and could never get even with top-ranked and unbeaten Lubbock Christian as […]