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    NYO Games run smoothly thanks to numerous workers and volunteers

    by Jake Edmonds on Apr 17, 23:39

    Day two of the 2015 Native Youth Olympic Games was a success after four more events. Athletes competed in the Eskimo stick pull, the toe kick, the one-hand reach and the two-foot high kick. For volunteers who work behind the scenes, Friday was the busiest day, with Thursday and Saturday hosting just three events each. […]

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    Campbell, Hughes shine again in 2015 NYO Games

    by Jake Edmonds on Apr 16, 22:51

    Apaay Campbell and Josh Hughes did not show the same brilliance this year as when they shattered records — Campbell in 2013 and Hughes last year — but they continued their dominance Thursday afternoon in the opening day of the 2015 Native Youth Olympic Games. Two years ago, Campbell shattered a 20-year record in the […]

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    Alaska’s Allie Ostrander off to blaze new trail at Boise State

    by KTVA Sports on Apr 15, 22:30

    Allie Ostrander is sill running down her dream. But unlike the famed Tom Petty song, there is no mystery. The Kenai Central High School senior made it official where she’ll continue her running career for the next four years – Boise State. It wasn’t easy arriving at that finish line. The Alaska high school state-record holder […]

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    2 more West Anchorage football players sign with William Penn

    by Jake Edmonds on Apr 15, 20:04

    Six months after helping West Anchorage make it to the state championship, linebacker Will Fehoko and offensive guard Trea Samifua signed to play college football at William Penn University in Oskaloosa, Iowa. It was not a complete coincidence that both Fehoko and Samifua decided to sign with the same school on the same day. In […]

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    West Anchorage coasts to 3-1 win over Chugiak

    by KTVA Sports on Apr 14, 22:46

    The rough start to the season continued for the Chugiak Mustangs boys’ soccer team after it fell 3-1 to West Anchorage Tuesday evening. The Eagles advanced to 2-2-1 after the win while the Mustangs fell to 0-3-1. It was not all bad news for Chugiak. After trailing 1-0 after intermission, Colton Bell lobbed a shot […]

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    Alaska’s Arctic Man race canceled because of storm

    by Associated Press on Apr 12, 13:41

    A storm has forced the mid-race cancellation of the Arctic Man Ski and Sno-Go Classic for the first time in its 30-year history. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (http://bit.ly/1aEhafW) reports Race Director Howie Thies said Saturday he received word the storm hovering over the Hoodoo Mountains was larger than originally thought. Thies says the storm likely […]

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    Harlem Globetrotter stops by KTVA

    by KTVA Sports on Apr 08, 12:48

    The Harlem Globetrotters are coming to Anchorage this weekend to perform three shows at the Alaska Airlines Center. Dave Goldman was able to chat with one of their ringleaders, Slick Willie Shaw, this week. Watch the video above to see the interview.

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    UAA’s Matsunami hits the mats at NCAA Regionals

    by KTVA Sports on Apr 04, 15:30

    The University of Alaska Anchorage’s Marcy Matsunami was the only Seawolf to qualify for the 2015 NCAA Regionals, so she and UAA Gymnastics Head Coach Paul Stoklos headed to Berkeley, Calif. to represent the school and the state.

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    Eagle River girls beat Bartlett for first soccer win of the season

    by KTVA Sports on Apr 03, 7:56

    Both teams started the season 0-2 but it was the Eagle River girls beating Bartlett 7-2 on Thursday. Jessie Scott scored three goals and Mallory Garbe added a goal and an assist in the win. “My team really worked together to get this win and I’m really proud of them,” Garbe said. “Our goal wasn’t […]

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    2 Anchorage high school athletes take their sports to the next level

    by Dave Goldman on Apr 02, 9:05

    Call it heading south to go north. Tarini Tosi and Mikayla Shamburger both did it Wednesday. Tosi, the two-way football standout at East High School and Shamburger, a star for the Grace Christian girls basketball team, both signed letters of intent to play collegiately next year. Tosi will attend New Mexico Highlands University in Las […]

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    Dimond, Bartlett pick up CIC soccer wins

    by KTVA Sports on Apr 01, 22:58

    Neither games were pretty, but Dimond and Bartlett each came away with wins Wednesday night — Dimond over Service 1-0 and Bartlett over Eagle River 4-1. Early on, neither the Lynx nor Cougars could turn any offensive production into points. Service’s Fischer Rogers came close in the second half, punching the ball past Dimond’s goalie, […]

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    Annie Rush gets hat trick as West beats East, 4-0

    by KTVA Sports on Mar 30, 22:46

    It was not until the second half of the game when the West Anchorage High School girls soccer team started pulling away from East High during Monday’s 4-0 win over the T-Birds. But when it rained it poured, as Annie Rush scored three goals and her sister, Rosie, added another. Less than five minutes into […]

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    South begins its road back to the state championship

    by Jake Edmonds on Mar 26, 22:52

    One thing’s for sure —  South High School is the team to beat in 2015. On Thursday, the Wolverines kicked off their spring camp, meaning they’re no longer celebrating their state championship — they are now determined to defend it. “I’ve very excited for football season to come back,” said senior right guard Nathan Lujan. […]

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    Iditarod musher’s dog missing after running away from handler

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 26, 12:07

    Iditarod 43 rookie musher Laura Allaway is reaching out to the public for help to find her sled dog that went missing after running away from an Anchorage handler. Allaway made the decision to drop the 3-year-old Alaskan Husky named Sarabi at the Nulato checkpoint because the dog was developing a sore shoulder. She hauled […]

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    Soccer season starts in Alaska

    by KTVA Sports on Mar 24, 23:17

    Spring is here in Alaska, which means soccer is here. But Alaska’s high school soccer is different, with three seasons — indoor, outdoor and the playoffs — rolled into one. It all runs in a three-month span — let the games begin.

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    West’s Huffman on state championship: ‘I had a feeling we were going to win’

    by Jake Edmonds on Mar 23, 20:53

    Two days after the West Anchorage Eagles won the 4A state boys basketball championship game, the team was still on cloud nine Monday. The three stars from that game sat down with Jake Edmonds in the KTVA studio to relive the excitement of the overtime thriller against East — a game in which the Eagles […]

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    Cindy Abbott wins Iditarod 43 Red Lantern

    by KTVA Sports on Mar 23, 7:47

    The final musher for Iditarod 43 made it to Nome Sunday evening. The Red Lantern goes to Cindy Abbott, who finished the Last Great Race in 13 days, 11 hours, 19 minutes and 51 seconds. The award is for the last musher who successfully crosses the burled arch. This was Abbott’s third attempt at finishing […]

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    Iditarod 2015 finish a family affair for rookie musher Alan Stevens

    by Heather Hintze on Mar 22, 16:44

    It was a moment 12 days, eight hours and 43 minutes in the making for Alan Stevens, as he crossed the finish line in Nome on Saturday. “I’m so happy to see him come in,” said Paula Stevens, Alan’s mother. Paula and her husband, Mark, made the trip from Texas to watch their son make […]

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    West wins, Dimond dominates: 3A and 4A state basketball championship scores

    by Jake Edmonds on Mar 22, 11:08

    In what will be considered an instant classic, the West Anchorage basketball squad rallied back from 14 points down at halftime to beat East, 77-73, in overtime in the 4A state championship game on Saturday. The game was the perfect ending to a day full of close contests and tough matchups. 3A Girls: Sitka: 53, […]

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    Web Extra: Scott Janssen says Lance Mackey rescued his dog team outside of Koyuk

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 21, 13:07

    Iditarod 2015 musher Scott Janssen scratched just outside of the Koyuk checkpoint. Janssen said his team lost the trail, and they spent more than 12 hours stranded on the ice in the worst blizzard he’s ever seen. A search-and-rescue team found him hypothermic, with a sleeping bag draped over him and his 11 dogs. “I couldn’t […]