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New mom Kikkan Randall takes advantage of unique facility to train close to home

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Chugiak High graduate to represent US rugby team at Rio Olympics

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Russia cheated at sports since 2011, inquiry finds; full Olympic ban called for

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Iditarod musher looks to go the distance, this time on the water

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4 former NFL players bring gridiron experience to Kenai

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  • Sports

    New mom Kikkan Randall takes advantage of unique facility to train close to home

    by Jake Edmonds on Jul 21, 18:57

    Four-time Olympian Kikkan Randall gained a brand new fan when she gave birth to her first child, Brek, in April. Three months later, she’s back on the trails but still close to home. “I’ve definitely been careful,” said Randall. “I’ve been gradually building up, but I’ve been pleasantly surprised how quickly it’s come back.” “Kikkan […]

  • National

    Chugiak High graduate to represent US rugby team at Rio Olympics

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 18, 20:09

    On Monday, the U.S. Olympic Team announced its roster for the women’s rugby team heading to the 2016 games at Rio de Janeiro. Among the athletes is Alev Kelter, a graduate of Chugiak High School. Kelter played hockey and soccer at the University of Wisconsin, with a dream of one day making it to the Olympics. […]

  • National

    Russia cheated at sports since 2011, inquiry finds; full Olympic ban called for

    by CBS/AP on Jul 18, 18:13

    An investigator looking into Russian doping found the country’s state-directed cheating program resulted in no fewer than 312 positive results that were withheld, covering 28 sports and lasting from 2011 through at least last year’s world swimming championships. The investigator, Richard McLaren, dubbed Russia’s program the “disappearing positive methodology.” But he did not make any recommendations for the future […]

  • Local

    Iditarod musher looks to go the distance, this time on the water

    by Dave Goldman on Jul 16, 10:43

    As a two-time Iditarod competitor, Bryan Bearss is used to being in a race for the long haul. But in the middle of summer, a 1,000-mile trek across Alaska with sled dogs is out. So the Michigan native is heading back to his home state at the end of the month with rowing partner Mandy Mlcek. […]

  • Local

    4 former NFL players bring gridiron experience to Kenai

    by Dave Goldman on Jul 15, 8:01

    The chances of making it to the National Football League are slim. So why not learn from those who have been there? Although students won’t crack books for another month, class was in session for a group of youngsters at Kenai Central High School. They took lessons from four former NFL players at the Kenai […]

  • Sports

    NFL player returns to Alaska to teach kids more than just football

    by Dave Leval on Jul 13, 22:43

    Andre Roberts makes his living not throwing a ball, but catching it. It’s obvious to many that the Detroit Lions wide receiver loves football, and he’s taking time to come back to the state where he was born to share that love with teens. Roberts is in Anchorage to take part in a ProCamp for […]

  • Local

    Seattle Seahawks encourage Alaska kids to get outside, get active

    by Dave Goldman on Jul 08, 7:58

    As professional football players, the Seattle Seahawks get plenty of exercise. Thursday, they were doing their part to see that Alaska kids do the same. At the Menard Sports Center in Wasilla, linemen Kristjan Nokoli and Terry Poole continued their tour of Alaska stressing the importance of putting down that video game controller and getting […]

  • Sports

    Seattle Seahawks fly into Barrow, Alaska

    by Dave Goldman on Jul 07, 9:00

    Bird watching is a big deal in Barrow, but Seahawk sightings are rare. These birds are more than 2,300 miles from home in Seattle. The NFL’s most northwestern team is visiting the country’s most northern city. Offensive lineman Kristjan Sokoli is part of the group. “If I can effect a couple of these kids out […]

  • Local

    Mount Marathon: APU skier runs like a veteran, wins as a rookie

    by Dave Goldman on Jul 05, 22:51

    One for one. That’s Davis Norris’ record at Mount Marathon. The 25-year-old skier from Alaska Pacific University pulled off a spectacular sweep in the 89th running of the July Fourth race in Seward, winning as a first timer and breaking a course record. He shattered Spaniard Kilian Jornet’s mark set only a year ago by […]

  • Local

    3-man catamaran finishes first in Race to Alaska

    by Associated Press on Jul 02, 14:57

    A three-man team on a catamaran has finished first in the motorless Race to Alaska, beating last year’s winning time by more than a day. The Ketchikan Daily News reports that captain Randy Miller and crew members Ian Andrews and Colin Dunphy of team MAD Dog Racing sailed into Thomas Basin Thursday with a time […]

  • Local

    Anchorage Bucs see what Beep Baseball is all about

    by Dave Goldman on Jul 01, 9:45

    The late Ted Williams said hitting a baseball was the hardest thing to do in sports. But the Red Sox Hall of Famer never had to play blindfolded. Welcome to Beep Baseball. The Anchorage Bucs took a night off from the traditional game to try their hand at this newer version at Mulcahy Stadium. The […]

  • National

    Legendary coach Pat Summitt remembered for lasting impact on women’s basketball

    by Dave Goldman on Jun 29, 6:49

    Pat Summitt was a women’s college basketball coach. Her nearly 40-year career at the University of Tennessee was about more than wins, though she had plenty of them — 1,098 and eight national titles. She was a pioneer. A trailblazer. She helped put women’s basketball on the map and subsequently helped raise the profile of […]

  • Sports

    Chinooks’ skipper beats the odds, returns to Alaska and the baseball diamond

    by Dave Goldman on Jun 27, 22:44

    Last updated at 10:40 p.m. Tuesday, June 28 Walk around Alaska long enough and someone will tell you they’re “living the dream.” Jon Groth can relate. The Chugiak Chinooks head baseball coach made a triumphant return to the diamond and his team after a season long absence in 2015. It could have been longer. Groth had led the Chinooks since 2012. But […]

  • Local

    Soldotna’s Gibbs grateful for another chance despite injury

    by Jake Edmonds on Jun 27, 7:52

    The recruiting process can pose a double-standard for some high school athletes. Colleges that offer scholarships receive verbal commitments from players before signing day and athletes are expected to honor that promise. But former Soldotna running back Drew Gibbs learned the hard way that some schools don’t always keep their word. On Aug. 14, 2015 […]

  • Iditarod

    More than 50 mushers already signed up for Iditarod 2017

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 25, 20:10

    The Iditarod Trail Committee says more than 50 mushers from Alaska and around the world have already signed up for the 2017 Iditarod Sled Dog Race. Saturday was the first official entry day. Of the 52 entries, 12 of them are rookies to the Last Great Race, and 10 teams are from other nations, including […]

  • Sports

    Chugiak’s Alev Kelter taking a unique route to Olympics

    by Jake Edmonds on Jun 24, 19:12

    Last updated at 8:30 p.m. Friday, June 24 Alev Kelter is weeks away from joining Team USA Rugby in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She always dreamed of representing her country at the games, but this was not what she had in mind. After graduating from Chugiak High School in 2009, […]

  • University of Alaska

    In face of budget cuts, 39th Great Alaska Shootout will take place

    by Dave Goldman on Jun 24, 12:48

    An annual tradition will continue. The University of Alaska Anchorage announced the men’s and women’s fields this morning for the 39th GCI Great Alaska Shootout. With plummeting oil prices and subsequent budget problems, athletic director Keith Hackett has stated since February that everything “was on the table” to be cut including teams and/or the long-running […]

  • National

    Teams take off from Victoria for non-powered race to Alaska

    by Associated Press on Jun 24, 10:06

    After a short hop from Port Townsend to Victoria, British Columbia, 55 teams are on their way to Ketchikan, Alaska as part of the second Race to Alaska. The Peninsula Daily News reports that 58 teams left Port Townsend on Thursday morning in the qualifying leg of the race. Teams that made it to Victoria […]

  • University of Alaska

    UAA coach: Time could be on Seawolves’ side for proposed rule change

    by Dave Goldman on Jun 22, 21:18

    Sometimes 60 minutes isn’t enough. That’s why they play overtime in hockey. In the National Hockey League, if a team loses in the overtime session it’s still awarded one — sometimes valuable — point. But it’s different in the college game. Compensation for getting to the extra frame in a college match is being debated. […]

  • Local

    Local baseball players get an education on the field

    by Dave Goldman on Jun 21, 23:22

    School may be out, but class is still in session. For a group of Alaska Legion Baseball players, the learning continues while on summer break. This week, players from around the state are at Mulcahy Stadium for the 23rd annual College Coaches Clinic. They’re joined by eight coaches who are imparting their wisdom about the game. […]