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    Rain halts Bucs play until Friday

    by Dave Goldman on Jul 25, 10:07

    Even the hearty Alaska spirit has a limit. The Bucs and Miners made it to the fourth inning of their game Thursday at Mulcahy Stadium: Mother Nature saw to it that’s as far as they would go. With the Miners on top 3-2 in a steady downpour and players sliding all over, the head coaches and umpires […]

  • Iditarod

    Musher honored for blazing Iditarod trail

    by Jake Edmonds on Jul 24, 18:29

    The Wasilla Musher’s Wall of Fame added a new face over the weekend. Jujiro Wada was considered by many to be a pioneer of the Iditarod trail and a legend in the dog mushing culture in Alaska. Born in Japan, Wada stowed away on a boat headed for San Francisco where he was shanghighed and forced […]

  • Local

    Enter at your own risk

    by Dave Goldman on Jul 24, 17:59

    The headline may sound sensational. But in this case, we can assure you it’s not a stunt. “It’s fun, it’s exciting, it’s Alaska, it’s what we’re about, but that doesn’t mean there’s not risks involved.” And that comes straight from Michael Friess, the Crow Pass Crossing’s race director and head coach of University of Alaska […]

  • Local

    UAA to host 2015 MPSF gymnastic championships

    by KTVA Sports on Jul 24, 14:56

    The University of Alaska Anchorage gymnastics team will host six meets at its brand-new home in the Alaska Airlines Center in 2015, including the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships in March, head coach Paul Stoklos announced Thursday. The Seawolves begin with their annual Green & Gold instrasquad meet Dec. 13, while the regular season gets under way Jan. […]

  • Local

    Glacier Pilots limp to the finish line

    by Dave Goldman on Jul 24, 8:14

    The Glacier Pilots’ final home game was both memorable and forgettable: Memorable for the Goldpanners, forgettable for the hosts. The Goldpanners scored nine runs on only 9 base hits, cruising to a 9-1 win at Mulcahy Stadium Wednesday. Long Beach State sophomore Eric Hutting hit two home runs — his second and third of the season […]

  • Local

    For Chinooks, 7 is a lucky number

    by Dave Goldman on Jul 23, 9:35

    Score seven runs in any inning and you should be ok. Chugiak was. The Chinooks  (12-23) put seven on the board in the third inning at Loretta French Field Tuesday night en route to a 10-3 win over the Anchorage Bucs. Seven different Chinooks knocked in runs as William Arendt and Steven Karkenny each drove in […]

  • Local

    Goldpanners shut out Bucs in doubleheader

    by Dave Goldman on Jul 22, 13:17

    The Alaska Goldpanners struck it rich Monday at Mulcahy Stadium. Well, maybe not rich, but they did pull out a pair of one-run victories over the Anchorage Bucs, 2-1 and 3-2. Game 1 featured only five hits, but it was a pair of fielding mistakes that cost the Bucs the win. Ryan Clark led off […]

  • National

    NFL’s top-selling jersey belongs to Manziel

    by Associated Press on Jul 21, 19:32

    Johnny Manziel is No. 2 on Cleveland’s depth chart but No. 1 as the NFL’s top-selling jersey. The league said Monday the rookie quarterback’s No. 2 jersey outsold all others from April 1 to July 17 on NFLShop.com. Manziel is followed on the list by three quarterbacks: Seattle’s Russell Wilson, San Francisco’s Colin Kapernick and […]

  • National

    Mariners push Iwakuma, Hernandez back a day

    by Associated Press on Jul 21, 19:02

    The Seattle Mariners are giving starters Hisashi Iwakuma and Felix Hernandez an extra day of rest and will start Erasmo Ramirez on Tuesday against the New York Mets. Seattle manager Lloyd McClendon said Monday that he will give the main arms in his pitching staff extra rest when he can. Hernandez has pitched 12 straight […]

  • Local

    Anchorage native signs with New England Patriots

    by Dave Goldman on Jul 21, 18:15

    Anchorage native Eathyn Manumaleuna is headed for what he hopes will be a Boston Tea Party. In the roller coaster ride that is the National Football League for so many fringe hopefuls, the undrafted free agent defensive lineman has inked a contract with the New England Patriots. This is his second contract on the “up” […]

  • Eskimo-Indian Olympics

    Knuckle hop pushes competitors through the pain

    by Heather Hintze on Jul 21, 12:08

    It was the final and possibly most painful challenge of the World Eskimo-Indian Olympics: the knuckle hop. The crowd cheered wildly as athletes dropped to the floor on just their knuckles and toes. The competitors hopped forward, emulating the way hunters used to get out on the ice to sneak up on seals. Nick Hansen, of […]

  • Local

    Moose Nugget Regatta results

    by KTVA Sports on Jul 21, 8:53

    2014 Moose Nugget Regatta at Wasilla Lake These results are from the overall weekend competition and Sunday’s events.   Key to event names x indicates a sculling boat (no coxswain) + indicates “with coxswain” - indicates without coxswain (2- is called a pair) Key to boat names team name in initials followed by names of […]

  • National

    Obama unveils programs for young men’s initiative

    by Associated Press on Jul 21, 7:26

    WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama is announcing new commitments for his initiative aimed at helping boys and young men of color, called “My Brother’s Keeper.” The commitments include an effort by the NBA to recruit 25,000 new mentors and work with at-risk students to increase attendance and performance.  AT&T is also announcing an $18 […]

  • Eskimo-Indian Olympics

    Lifting lead: Ear weight competition tests athletes’ endurance

    by Heather Hintze on Jul 21, 7:21

    Leroy Shangin pushes through the pain. “Louder!” he shouts to the crowd cheering him on. “What keeps me going in this is not only myself but my family and the words of encouragement,” Shangin said. He walks around the track with 16 pounds of lead dangling from his ear. The Perryville native is one of […]

  • Eskimo-Indian Olympics

    World Eskimo-Indian Olympics spotlights stiff competition with head pull

    by Heather Hintze on Jul 20, 18:03

    Talk about a pain in the neck! There was some stiff competition at the Carlson Center this weekend as women at the World Eskimo-Indian Olympics squared off for the head pull. They positioned themselves up on their hands and toes with their backs arched. Officials placed a thick leather strap around both competitors’ necks. The […]

  • National

    Angels rally past Mariners in 9th inning

    by Associated Press on Jul 20, 16:17

    Grant Green hit a bases-loaded single off Fernando Rodney with two out in the ninth inning after Albert Pujols tied the score with an RBI double, and the Angels pulled out a 6-5 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday. Rodney (1-4), the former Angels’ closer, replaced Joe Beimel with one out in the eighth […]

  • Eskimo-Indian Olympics

    For World Eskimo-Indian Olympics contestant, seal skinning brings memories of home

    by Heather Hintze on Jul 19, 20:06

    It might be an unsettling sight for some but for Diane Dufour, skinning a seal is a celebration of culture and family. “My mom taught me how to cut up seals,” Dufour reminisced. “I was the only one she taught.” The Kaktovik native now lives in Fairbanks, where her only chance to practice her skills […]

  • Local

    First annual Rally in the Valley marks disc golf’s growing popularity

    by Jake Edmonds on Jul 19, 17:21

    It’s a sports not many people know about – disc golf. But while not many have heard about it or participated in it yet, it is already becoming a popular thing to do in the summer. The Mat-Su Disc Golf Association (MSDGA) hosted its first annual Rally in the Valley event on Saturday at the […]

  • Local

    First inning grand slam gives Bucs big win over Pilots

    by KTVA Sports on Jul 19, 10:58

    Talk about making one hit count. Before the Bucs recorded their second hit, they had a 5 run lead. Evan Powell’s grand-slam in the first inning keyed the Bucs’ 8-1 win over the Glacier Pilots Friday night in Alaska Baseball League action at Mulcahy Stadium. The Bucs’ 5-0 advantage came on the one hit-the Powell […]

  • Eskimo-Indian Olympics

    Excruciating ear pull challenge tests athletes’ limits

    by Heather Hintze on Jul 18, 23:05

    It’s not about strength, it’s about how much you can take. “It’s for the pain endurance,” said Michelle Strange. “I’m very competitive as well so I love it. And I apparently have really good ears to compete,” she laughed. The ear pull is not only one of the most painful games to play at the […]