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    South Anchorage football hires Chris Borst, former Dimond head coach

    by KTVA Sports on Jan 24, 15:21

    After spending five seasons as head football coach for Dimond High School, Chris Borst is moving across town to coach alongside John Lewis at South. Citing differences in coaching philosophies, Borst left Dimond at the end of the 2014 football season. Former Lynx strength coach Nick Winkler will take over head-coaching duties at Dimond. This is […]

  • Local

    South advances as the host in basketball invitational

    by KTVA Sports on Jan 23, 8:17

    Fans certainly got their money’s worth. The South High School Invitational Basketball Tournament featured four games Thursday, which ended by a combined 10 points. South as the host team got past Grace Christian 54-49. The Wolverines will face Palmer in the next round. Clayton Southwick scored 29 points for the Moose in the 51-50 win […]

  • National

    Storm grows over Patriots’ alleged use of illegal balls

    by CBS/AP on Jan 21, 13:52

    Last Updated Jan 21, 2015 2:26 PM EST The NFL says its investigation into whether the New England Patriots used under-inflated footballs in the AFC championship game is ongoing, after a report Tuesday night claiming the league found 11 of 12 balls were under-inflated. Troy Vincent, the NFL’s executive vice president for football operations, told The Associated […]

  • Local

    Some brown bears hibernate, some hit the ice to score scholarships

    by Dave Leval on Jan 20, 22:43

    There’s a lot of activity this winter inside the cave that’s home to some local “brown bears,” better known as the Soldotna Sports Center. The Kenai River Brown Bears practiced on their own ice after spending the last month and a half on the road. Wasilla’s Tanner Schachle is among those glad to be home. […]

  • Iditarod

    Race director says Iditarod 2015 not in jeopardy

    by KTVA Sports on Jan 20, 9:17

    The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race is about a month and a half away. It’s exciting news for spectators, but many mushers are concerned as snow totals aren’t anywhere near ideal. For race director Mark Nordman, one of the primary trail concerns is the Alaska Range. “You know, we’re light on snow there so we’re looking, […]

  • Local

    Anchorage Special Olympic athlete headed for X Games

    by Lauren Maxwell on Jan 19, 19:14

    Special Olympic athlete Shannon Sullivan is flying out to Aspen, Colorado to compete in the Winter X Games. The Anchorage snowboarder is one of 10 Special Olympic athletes in the country who’ve been chosen to compete in a snowboard slalom event that pairs an athlete with intellectual disabilities with an X Game athlete on the […]

  • National

    After grabbing NFC title, Seahawks headed to Super Bowl

    by Associated Press on Jan 18, 14:57

    Russell Wilson hit Jermaine Kearse for a 35-yard touchdown 3:19 into overtime to lift the Seattle Seahawks to an improbable 28-22 victory over Green Bay in the NFC championship game. The Seahawks became the first defending champion to make the Super Bowl in 10 years, and will play the winner of the AFC title game […]

  • Local

    Bethel’s Pete Kaiser wins Kuskokwim 300

    by Ben Matheson / KYUK on Jan 18, 10:40

      Bethel’s Pete Kaiser is the 2015 Kuskokwim 300 champion. Kaiser and his team crossed the finish line in Bethel at 5:31 Sunday morning with a team of nine dogs in the 36th running of the race.
 Kaiser is the first local musher in 29 years to win the race. Rohn Buser had a seven-minute […]

  • Local

    Lack of ice puts curling in Anchorage on hold

    by Jake Edmonds on Jan 16, 7:26

    The Anchorage Curling Club has been around since 1954, training people of all ages how to throw a rock down the ice onto a target. The only problem this year — there is no ice. Just before the curling season was set to begin in October, Ty Schommer, president of the Anchorage Curling Club, received […]

  • Local

    It’s all downhill for those with disabilities who want to hit the trails

    by KTVA Sports on Jan 15, 7:57

    Maggie Mendenhall started skiing 10 years ago. She is not the typical person who heads downhill. The 58-year-old relies on a bi-ski to get out on the trails. Cerebral palsy has limited her movement along with other health issues, but being able to get out and ski provides Mendenhall some relief. “I can get to […]

  • Local

    Alaska Sports Hall of Fame to honor 2 athletes, 2 coaches

    by Jake Edmonds on Jan 15, 7:14

    Four individuals will be honored with the Director’s Award at the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony on March 5. The Alaska Sports Hall of Fame announced on Wednesday that coaches Michael Friess and Erik Flora, musher Aliy Zirkle and runner Allie Ostrander will receive the award this year. Freiss is receiving the Joe […]

  • Local

    Changes coming to the Kuskokwim 300

    by KTVA Sports on Jan 14, 8:40

    The 36th annual Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race is taking an icy detour. It starts this Friday, but the trails at Whitefish Lake Loop are unmanageable. So, mushers will be traveling on the frozen Kuskokwim River from Bethel to Aniak and back instead. There was an ice jam on the river below Kalskag a few […]

  • Local

    Allen Moore wins 3rd consecutive Copper Basin 300 race

    by KTVA Sports on Jan 12, 18:35

    Updated Tuesday, Jan. 13 Musher Allen Moore crossed the finish line of the Copper Basin 300 sled dog race Monday afternoon, earning him the first-place title, race officials say. Moore, from Two Rivers, finished the 300-mile race at 1:45 p.m., marking his third consecutive Copper Basin 300 win and sixth victory in 10 races. Ray […]

  • Local

    Alaska Paralympic athlete, Andrew Kurka, honored

    by KTVA Sports on Jan 10, 19:15

    The Challenge Alaska headquarters was packed Saturday afternoon as dozens of people gathered to see Paralympic athlete Andrew Kurka receive a legislative citation from Alaska House Rep. Shelley Hughes. Kurka, who recently broke his femur while skiing and broke his back while training for the 2014 Olympic games, is learning to turn the physical obstacles […]

  • Local

    UAA hockey slide continues

    by KTVA Sports on Jan 09, 12:08

    Blake Leask’s goal was the bright spot in UAA’s 4-1 loss to Ferris State. The junior defenseman from Edmonton netted his third tally of the season, but Ferris responded with four unanswered goals to take game one of the two-game set. The series concludes Friday at Sullivan Arena.

  • Local

    UAA gymnastics nabs win over Winona State in season opener

    by KTVA Sports on Jan 09, 10:11

    UAA gymnastics knows how to make an entrance. On its opening night and season opener Thursday at the Alaska Airlines Center, the Seawolves cruised to a win over Winona State, 191.550 to 178.450. Two Seawolves scored career bests in the all-around. M’rcy Matsunami’s 38.850 was the sixth best in program history, while Simone Penker also […]

  • Local

    Biathlon range at Kincaid Park sees 1st event of the season

    by KTVA Sports on Jan 08, 12:20

    For the first time this season, the biathlon range at Kincaid Park was in use. Because of inconsistent winter conditions this season, Wednesday night marked the first biathlon event at the park. This was all thanks to the hard work by the Nordic Skiing Association of Anchorage. With trails groomed and ready for competition, David Cunningham took […]

  • Local

    UAA focused on winning after first loss of the season

    by KTVA Sports on Jan 06, 23:12

    The UAA women’s basketball team travels to Western Oregon and St. Martin’s this week, marking the Seawolves’ first road trip since the team dropped its first game of the season. The UAA team appears to be showing something new — a bit of an edge to their game. “I would say the team as a […]

  • Local

    ACS boys, girls to play in finals of Lime Solar/Pepsi Invitational

    by KTVA Sports on Jan 03, 13:26

    Both the Anchorage Christian Schools boys and girls basketball teams will play in the finals of the Lime Solar-Pepsi Invitational Saturday night. The ACS boys won against Bethel in a hard-fought decision Friday, 67-59. Trey Huckabay scored a team-high 15 points while captain Bobby Wilson added 13. Bethel was led by Taylor Hoffman who poured […]

  • Local

    Lime Solar-Pepsi Invitational: ACS starts hot, stays that way

    by Dave Goldman on Jan 02, 10:19

    Levi Auble scored 23 points including 3 three-pointers as host Anchorage Christian defeated Tikigaq 70-43 in the opening round of the Lime Solar-Pepsi Invitational. Randy Kohutek chipped in 15 for the Lions. The ladies posted a 60-18 win over Kotzebue off 21 points from Caroline Bowden. The tournament runs through Saturday night.