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Championship coach Geno Morgan dies at 49 in Chicago

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All-Alaska Football Camp brings Alaskan athletes and college coaches together

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"This is what I want to do": DeeDee Jonrowe will run Iditarod 2016

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UAA's Simone Penker to represent Austria in World University Games

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Players come home to play in the Alaska Baseball League

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  • National

    Championship coach Geno Morgan dies at 49 in Chicago

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 02, 17:36

    A former Alaska championship high school coach died in his sleep Wednesday night visiting family in his hometown of Chicago. The death of 49-year-old Geno Morgan was announced through the Wasatch Academy in Utah, where he has coached boys basketball since 2009 and where his wife Lisa works as the Dean of Students. According to […]

  • Local

    All-Alaska Football Camp brings Alaskan athletes and college coaches together

    by Jake Edmonds on Jun 29, 8:03

    When it comes to recruiting in college football, Alaska is one of the least-scouted states. Distance is a key factor. It also becomes difficult to recruit from multiple schools in the Last Frontier. A scout could fly in and watch a few Cook Inlet Conference teams, but miss out on teams outside of Anchorage. The bottom […]

  • Iditarod

    “This is what I want to do”: DeeDee Jonrowe will run Iditarod 2016

    by Sierra Starks on Jun 27, 14:01

      DeeDee Jonrowe, who lost her Willow home and kennel to the Sockeye Fire earlier this month, has signed up for the 2016 Iditarod Sled Dog Race. “This is what I want to do; I’m doing what I want to do,” said Jonrowe. “I didn’t want to lose all my stuff. I didn’t want to go […]

  • Local

    UAA’s Simone Penker to represent Austria in World University Games

    by KTVA Sports on Jun 26, 13:58

    University of Alaska Anchorage gymnast Simone Penker will compete in the 2015 World University Games in South Korea on July 5-7, representing her home country of Austria. As a junior last season, Penker made the all-MPSF team in the all-around division and helped the Seawolves win meets against the Air Force, Seattle Pacific and Winona […]

  • Local

    Players come home to play in the Alaska Baseball League

    by Dave Leval on Jun 26, 0:18

    Dalton Chapman grew up watching the Anchorage Glacier Pilots and Anchorage Bucs play together, and now gets to play with one of those teams — the Anchorage native is in his first season as a pitcher for his hometown Glacier Pilots. “I live across the street, so, I’m not too far, it worked out perfectly,” […]

  • Local

    Runners with Anchorage ties win men’s, women’s Mayor’s Marathon

    by KTVA Sports on Jun 21, 10:18

    Former University of Alaska Anchorage Seawolf Paul Rottich was the first person across the finish line at the Mayor’s Midnight Sun Marathon Saturday morning. The Kenyan finished the race in 2 hours, 32 minutes, 39 seconds. The first woman across was Anchorage native Colleen Bolling, who also won the Mayor’s Marathon back in 2011. A […]

  • Local

    Oilers’ defense holds off Bucs in 3-1 win

    by KTVA Sports on Jun 16, 0:37

    Jordan Washam of Hinds Community College batted 2-4 with a walk and an RBI as the Peninsula Oilers defeated the Anchorage Bucs 3-1 in the only Alaska Baseball League meeting of the night. It was the first of a four game series between the Oilers and Bucs. It was also their first meeting of the […]

  • Sports

    Anchorage hockey star catches the attention of NWHL

    by Dave Leval on Jun 15, 11:22

    Megan Whitlach loves hockey. “My whole family plays, my cousin plays, my mom, everyone,” said Whitlach, who wants to continue playing when she starts at South Anchorage High School. Hockey careers typically end for most women once they are done with school. They have to go overseas if they want to play professionally. Some, though, […]

  • Local

    Bucs, Pilots split double-header on Military Appreciation Night

    by KTVA Sports on Jun 14, 11:08

    The Anchorage Bucs outlasted cross-town rivals Glacier Pilots, 1-0, in extra innings on Saturday, but the Pilots rebounded with a 7-2 win to finish off a Military Appreciation Night double-header. Neither team could get a run across the plate in the seven innings of regulation in the first game of the night. It wasn’t until […]

  • Local

    Bucs, Miners, Oilers open with ABL wins

    by KTVA Sports on Jun 13, 10:52

    The Anchorage Bucs, Mat-Su Miners and Peninsula Oilers each came away with a win during the Alaska Baseball League’s opening day Friday night. The Bucs cruised by intra-city rivals Anchorage Pilots 6-3; Mat-Su held off the Chugiak-Eagle River Chinooks 4-2; and the Oilers held the defending ABL champs, Alaska Goldpanners, scoreless through the final six […]

  • National

    Ducks’ Nate Thompson out 5-6 months after shoulder surgery

    by Associated Press on Jun 12, 21:09

    Anaheim Ducks center Nate Thompson will be out for five to six months after undergoing surgery to repair two labral tears in his left shoulder. The Ducks announced the results of Thompson’s surgery Friday. Thompson will be sidelined well into next season after playing through a serious injury for the Pacific Division champion Ducks, who […]

  • Sports

    Clinic prepares Alaska’s hockey hopefuls for college-level competition

    by Dave Leval on Jun 12, 19:52

    Megan Whitlach wants to play hockey when she starts at South Anchorage High School in the fall. She has skated most of her life, but Whitlach says she needs to improve. “I’m not as fast as I’d like to be,” said Whitlach. “I need better footwork to keep up with my shooting skills,” Whitlach got […]

  • Sports

    Fairbanks ice rink damaged after errant puck hits sprinkler

    by Associated Press on Jun 10, 9:16

    An ice rink in Fairbanks is closed after an errant puck broke a sprinkler and sent hundreds of gallons of dirty, rusty water onto the ice. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports the Big Dipper Ice Arena closed its rink for two days this week and plans another week of closures in the near future. Parks […]

  • Iditarod

    Pathology reports completed on 2 Iditarod dogs: No abuse, no abnormalities

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 08, 17:34

    Tests done on the two dogs who died from Lance Mackey’s Iditarod 2015 team revealed no signs of abuse or pre-existing medical abnormalities. The Iditarod Trail Committee says a comprehensive evaluation of tissues was done on both dogs — 3-year-old Wyatt, who died on the trail between Tanana and Ruby on March 12, and 3-year-old Stiffy, who […]

  • Local

    Chugiak and East take home baseball, softball titles

    by KTVA Sports on Jun 07, 11:00

    In a rematch of the Cook Inlet Conference championship game, the result was once again a win for the Chugiak baseball squad Saturday evening as the Mustangs trampled South 5-0. Defense prevailed for the first three innings of the game as neither team could muster a hit, but Chugiak broke through in the bottom of […]

  • Local

    Homer Hockey Association asks for help so ‘ice rink doesn’t sink’

    by Dave Leval on Jun 03, 23:03

    Efforts continue to try and save Homer’s Kevin Bell Ice Arena, one of the town’s major gathering sites for hockey players and figure skaters. A loan cleared the way for the building to be built and open in 2005.  The building could still close if it does not get enough money to start repaying the […]

  • Local

    ABL player arrives early in Alaska, helps out with kids camp

    by Jake Edmonds on Jun 02, 3:34

    Less than two months ago, Chinooks pitcher Shane Armstrong finished up his college career at Hillsdale College. He returned to Alaska for his second and final year with the Chugiak-Eagle River Chinooks. In a down year for the Chinooks, Armstrong had a 5.64 ERA and finished the season with 34 strikeouts. He came back, hoping […]

  • Local

    South girls, Dimond boys win state soccer titles

    by KTVA Sports on May 30, 23:23

    The South girls’ soccer team won its second straight state championship, beating West Valley 5-1 on Saturday. Meanwhile, the Wolverine boys lost a heartbreaker to Dimond, 1-0. The South girls came into the night with just two losses all season (20-2), but it was the Wolfpack coming out focused, scoring the first goal of the […]

  • Local

    Former student gives back to East High School in big way

    by Dave Leval on May 29, 22:55

    Dr. Eugene Chang says he is grateful to East High School for what he has accomplished in his life. He’s taken a huge step to repay his gratitude — the orthopedic surgeon and his wife donated $143,000 to the school, which will use the money to pay for a new scoreboard. The scoreboard is needed […]

  • Local

    Yukon Quest board announces best finances in 6 years

    by Associated Press on May 29, 10:41

    Yukon Quest leaders announced a $38,000 surplus, the largest surplus the organization has seen in 6 years. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (http://bit.ly/1PRXCYx) that leaders of the 1,000-mile Fairbanks-to-Whitehorse sled dog race announced the budget at their annual meeting Thursday. Board President Bill McDonald says he expects prize money for the race to stay the […]