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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 […]

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    Emotional Iditarod 2015 finish for Lance Mackey in Nome

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 21, 12:27

      Lance Mackey and his brother, Jason, came down Front Street in Nome side-by-side. The veteran musher’s finish of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race could be classified as solace amid many hardships. “He’s a survivor,” said Aaron Burmeister of Lance, who lost two dogs — Stiffy and Wyatt — along the trail. Jason finished […]

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    Doutrive, Huffman double-doubles send West to 4A semifinals

    by KTVA Sports on Mar 21, 11:03

    A pair of double-doubles from Devontae Doutrive (18 points, 16 rebounds) and Brandon Huffman (18 points, 20 rebounds) sparked West Anchorage in the Eagles’ 67-52 win over Service Friday night. The Eagles led by 14 at the half and kept the pressure on all game. Da’zhon Wyche added 17 points, seven rebounds, and four assists. […]

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    Cause of death can’t be determined for Mackey’s 2nd lost dog

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 20, 19:58

    Iditarod 2015 trail officials report another death of a dog on Lance Mackey’s team. At approximately 5:15 p.m. Friday, 3-year-old Stiffy passed away unexpectedly on the trail between Elim and White Mountain. The necropsy performed on Stiffy revealed some abnormalities, but the cause of death could not be determined, according to a release from Iditarod […]

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    First female Iditarod winner celebrates in Nome 30 years later

    by Heather Hintze on Mar 20, 17:22

    Libby Riddles became the first woman to win the Iditarod on March 20, 1985. Exactly thirty years later, she’s celebrating in Nome by watching this year’s mushers cross the finish line. “I can’t believe it’s been 30 years,” she said. “I think about some of these mushers racing today and I think I have dog […]

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    East, Service, West advance to state basketball semi-finals

    by KTVA Sports on Mar 20, 7:04

    It was an Anchorage clean sweep as the East High School Thunderbirds, Service High School Cougars and West High School Eagles each won their first round match ups in the 4A state high school boys’ basketball tournament. Led by a talented backcourt in Desmond Johnson and Marquis White, East High School got off to the […]

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    Iditarod chef prepares meal to bring volunteers together

    by Heather Hintze on Mar 20, 0:24

    It wasn’t a typical Iditarod trail meal for volunteers on Thursday night. Deb Smykalski — who goes by Debski — has been the Iditarod’s cook for the past 10 years. She shipped up 28 steaks for a special dinner that she paid for herself. “They’ve been talking about, whoa, when are we going to have […]

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    Wainwright’s Nashookpuk highlights 1A/2A basketball championships

    by Jake Edmonds on Mar 18, 22:55

    The 1A and 2A high school basketball tournaments wrapped up Wednesday with a quadruple header at the Alaska Airlines Center. Starting off the day was the girls’ 1A championship game between Buckland and Wainwright. Junior Kai Nashookpuk led all scorers with 25 points to go along with 11 rebounds and nine steals. The Huskies took […]

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    State tournament: Tuesday girls high school basketball results

    by KTVA Sports on Mar 18, 6:46

    St. Mary’s: 45 Newhalen: 54 Nikolaevsk: 42 Shishmaref: 39 Manokotak: 32 Minto: 50 Scammon Bay: 53 Kipnuk: 42 Teller: 29 Wainwright: 64 Nenana: 40 Dillingham: 33 Bristol Bay: 45 Metlakatla: 46 Selawik: 27 Buckland: 31 Hooper Bay: 48 Point Hope: 54 Craig: 35 Glennallen: 48

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    State tournament: Tuesday boys high school basketball results

    by KTVA Sports on Mar 18, 6:38

    Kotlik: 37 Klawock: 76 Fort Yukon: 55 Toksook Bay: 50 Manokotak: 74 Noatak: 66 Nikolaevsk: 60 Elim: 51 Seldovia: 56 Anaktuvuk Pass: 55 Metlakatla: 40 Nenana: 31 Unalakleet: 37 Dillingham: 41 Angoon: 49 Scammon Bay: 55 Wrangell: 67 Chevak: 30 Glennallen: 28 Unalaska: 21

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    Dallas Seavey wins 2015 Iditarod Race

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 18, 4:13

    Dallas Seavey has done it again. Pulling under the wooden arch in Nome at 4:13 a.m with a total time of 8 days 18 hours 13 minutes 6 seconds, the 28-year-old veteran musher from Willow, Alaska won his second consecutive Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race Wednesday. This is his third first-place finish, having also won […]

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    Nome celebrates ahead of Iditarod finish with Bering Sea Beer Fest

    by Heather Hintze on Mar 17, 21:26

    The best place for beer tasting in Nome for the Irish holiday wasn’t in a bar, it was on the Bering Sea. “I think it’s cool I’m standing on the ocean drinking beer,” said Ben Siwiec. In its fifth year, the Bering Sea Beer Festival was a Saint Patrick’s Day party with an Alaskan twist. “It’s why […]