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South High freshman girl laces up skates with the boys

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Oakland University player goes from front lines of combat to starting line up of basketball team

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New 300-mile sled dog race set for December

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    Make the Alaska Aces part of your team

    by Dave Leval on Dec 02, 21:01

    Here’s your chance to make Stephen Perfetto part of your team. The Alaska Aces center is one of three from the team on the ballot for the annual Meigray- ECHL Fantasy Team. Left-wingers Garet Hunt and Tim Wallace are also on the ballot. You can only vote once during the period that ends Monday, Dec. […]

  • Sports

    Streaming sports gets easier as NFL comes to CBS All Access

    by Associated Press on Dec 01, 21:44

    NEW YORK (AP) – CBS says NFL games are coming to its CBS All Access subscription service, making it a little easier for “cord cutters” to watch football without a pricey cable subscription. Games aired on CBS will be available for streaming on tablets, to TVs and on cbs.com starting Sunday, if customers live in […]

  • Local

    South High freshman girl laces up skates with the boys

    by Dave Goldman on Nov 28, 23:13

    Hannah Hogenson keeps people guessing—that’s a good thing here. Overall, there aren’t many school districts in America offering boys and girls hockey at the high school level. Many only have a team for boys. In this case though, it wouldn’t have mattered. When it was time to play hockey for South High School, the freshman charted her own course and tried out for the boys […]

  • University of Alaska

    Oakland University player goes from front lines of combat to starting line up of basketball team

    by Dave Leval on Nov 26, 13:09

    Isaiah Brock truly enjoys his time on the basketball court with his Oakland University teammates. “It kind of reminds me of the military, very similar to the military,” the freshman forward said. “It’s a brotherhood almost, that’s what I enjoy most about basketball.” Brock knows about life in the military — he left it earlier […]

  • Local

    New 300-mile sled dog race set for December

    by Associated Press on Nov 26, 10:33

    A new 300-mile sled dog race slated for December can help qualify mushers for the Iditarod and Yukon Quest. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports about 20 teams are expected to compete starting Dec. 17, depending on snowfall in the next three weeks. At least six teams have signed up for the Tolovana 300. Mushers will […]

  • University of Alaska

    New efforts to bring back crowds for GCI Great Alaska Shootout

    by Bonney Bowman on Nov 23, 18:42

    The GCI Great Alaska Shootout has been struggling to boost attendance for years, but this year, organizers say they’re trying some new things to bring in new fans. Much of the outreach effort is focused on bringing in younger fans, and University of Alaska Anchorage athletics director Keith Hackett thinks it’s working, based on the […]

  • Local

    Kikkan Randall returns to women’s US Cross Country Ski Team

    by Associated Press on Nov 23, 10:39

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – World champion skier Kikkan Randall is back on the women’s U.S. Cross Country Ski Team after taking a season off to have a baby. The announcement of the four-time Olympian’s return comes just before the 2016-17 season begins with International Ski Federation World Cup Opener taking place Saturday in Ruka, Finland. […]

  • Local

    Special Olympics athletes team up with military at bowling tournament

    by John Thompson on Nov 21, 12:14

    The Special Olympics Alaska State Bowling Tournament took place over the weekend on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. The tournament returned to Polar Bowl, located on base, after a 2-year hiatus caused by renovations on the largest bowling complex in Alaska. Military volunteers were happy to welcome competitors back to the event, which saw more than 300 athletes from Anchorage, […]

  • Alaska Aces

    Pair of Alaska Aces move up to AHL

    by Dave Goldman on Nov 21, 10:13

    The Alaska Aces have shown signs of resurgence after missing the playoffs the past two seasons. Forward Stephen Perfetto and goaltender Michael Garteig have been instrumental in the revitalization. Now, both are being rewarded for their solid play. The team announced early Monday morning the call-ups of both to the American Hockey League (AHL). Perfetto […]

  • Local

    Dimond High’s Sulte plans for next phase of life

    by Dave Goldman on Nov 16, 22:47

    Brynn Sulte is focused. The Unites States Air Force Academy likes focus. The two are a great match. On Wednesday, Sulte capped what’s been a career week by signing a letter of intent to attend the USAF and play volleyball for the Falcons. Last Saturday, Sulte and her Dimond High School Lynx teammates were down two sets to none against rival […]

  • Local

    Dimond does it again: Lynx sit down to discuss second-straight volleyball crown

    by Dave Goldman on Nov 16, 22:17

    The Dimond High School Lynx capped a magical season with some late heroics in capturing their second-straight 4A volleyball crown. Some of the Lynx stopped by KTVA to discuss the run with Dave Goldman. Follow KTVA 11 Sports on Facebook and Twitter for the latest in Alaska sports

  • Local

    Alaska baseball players learn from the best

    by Dave Goldman on Nov 16, 20:10

    It’s tough enough to get the major leagues, but to get on the right path, it helps to hear from someone who’s done it. KTVA’s John Thompson visited with Houston Astros pitching coach Brent Strom on Sunday during the seventh-annual professional coaches baseball clinic at The Dome. Follow KTVA 11 Sports on Facebook and Twitter […]

  • University of Alaska

    Johnsen recommends UA not cut teams, for now

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 10, 9:43

    Updated at 10:10 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10 The University of Alaska (UA) will not move forward with plans to cut athletics teams at this time, according to a statement from President Jim Johnsen. The statement, released Thursday morning, said the decision stems from the NCAA’s response to a waiver submitted by UA last month. […]

  • Local

    Basketball tournament to help raise money for Lorrie Clifford

    by Dave Leval on Nov 05, 10:45

    A former Alaska basketball star is getting help from the community that supported her in high school to get her back on her feet. Lorrie Clifford played basketball at Chugiak High School before she became a member of the U.S. Rugby Team. Once a Mustang, always a Mustang. Chugiak will host a 3-on-3 basketball tournament in […]

  • Local

    High school swimming and diving championship underway in Juneau

    by Dave Leval on Nov 04, 21:28

    Alaska’s best high school divers and swimmers are in Juneau this weekend for the 2016 ASAA Swim and Dive State Championship. The tournament is being held the Dimond Park Aquatic Center. Most of the time Anchorage hosts the tournament, but once every three years the capital city hosts the meet. Dimond Park has one of Alaska’s two eight-lane pool […]

  • Local

    Bethel looks to start high school football program in 2017

    by Anna Rose MacArthur/KYUK on Nov 04, 7:51

    Bethel Regional High School is starting a football program; it just needs funding, equipment, players, a coach, and approval from the state. The plan has two things going for it: teams to play against — in  Anchorage — and administrators confident that the Warriors will kick off next fall, according to a story from KYUK Public […]

  • National

    Cubs’ victory is most-watched Series game since 1991

    by Associated Press on Nov 03, 15:30

    NEW YORK (AP) – The Chicago Cubs’ curse-breaking victory over the Cleveland Indians in Game 7 reached 40 million viewers, making it the most-watched World Series game since 1991. The Nielsen company said the World Series as a whole averaged 23.4 million viewers. That was the most popular World Series since another curse-breaking year, when […]

  • Local

    Bonded by sports: Clifford rehabilitates in Colorado with support from fellow athlete

    by Dave Goldman on Nov 02, 21:02

    Lorrie Clifford is fighting her way along the road to recovery. And she has help. After suffering serious injuries in a devastating car accident in August in Hawaii, the Chugiak High School graduate was transferred to Craig Hospital, a rehabilitation center in Englewood, Colorado. Alev Kelter, Clifford’s former basketball teammate at Chugiak, recently visited her in Colorado. Currently, Clifford has very […]

  • Iditarod

    Commentary: Two-way communication devices on the Iditarod trail

    by Dave Goldman on Nov 01, 22:17

    Iditarod sled dog race officials have approved two-way communication devices for the trail this year. But, many mushers believe it’s a bad idea and bad for their sport. KTVA’s Dave Goldman weighs in on the hot button issue affecting the Last Great Race. Follow KTVA 11 Sports on Facebook and Twitter.

  • University of Alaska

    University of Alaska coaches open up on budget cuts facing their teams

    by Dave Goldman on Oct 30, 17:58

    State budget problems have found athletics. The University of Alaska Men and Women’s skiing and indoor track and field teams could be cut after 2016-17 year. The announcement was made this week by UA president Jim Johnsen and University of Alaska Anchorage athletics director Keith Hackett. UAA is petitioning the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) for […]