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    Memorial run honors Alaskan killed in 2014 avalanche

    by John Thompson on Dec 04, 16:54

    The Erik Peterson Memorial 5K Run took place Sunday, honoring a beloved member of the Alaska community who tragically passed away in an avalanche two years ago. Peterson was a West Anchorage High School football coach and Dimond High School track and field and cross-country coach. An avid outdoorsman, Peterson was in the backcountry of […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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. […]

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    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, […]

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    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 […]

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    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

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    Still 2 months away, Copper Basin 300 is off to a good start

    by Dave Goldman on Oct 26, 22:47

    It’s beginning to look a lot like sled dog racing season. The recent winter weather has put a spring in the step of those who organize the Copper Basin 300 sled dog race. Up to eight inches of snow fell last week in the Glennallen area, the Valley and the Copper River Basin. It was followed by frigid temperatures, ensuring the […]

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    24 years to an overnight success: Trotter claims first title

    by Dave Goldman on Oct 25, 20:54

    If winning a high school state football championship in Alaska were easy, everybody would do it. But it’s not. And they don’t. Jeff Trotter finally did. He’d been part of the football staff as an assistant for 18 years in the Anchorage area, but Friday night marked his first as the head coach of a program. In […]

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    Alaska High School Football: Large School Championship

    by Dave Goldman on Oct 22, 11:51

    East 13 — West 7 East Anchorage High School is finally all the way back. The Thunderbirds ended the drought with the best drink of water—a state championship. And they did it against their crosstown rival, West Anchorage High School. In front of an enthusiastic crowd, Joshua Malnoske ran for one score while sealing the game with an interception in the final […]

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    AFL caps another season, now looking to expand

    by Dave Goldman on Oct 18, 21:28

    The Alaska Football League just completed its season Sunday as the Greatland Packers dropped the Anchorage Cowboys for the title. Next season, they and the other four teams in the league may have company. The AFL is considering expanding. “We’re going to be talking to some people on the [Kenai] Peninsula at the end of this month, the end of October, about next season.” […]

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    Alaska High School Football: Saturday’s big games

    by Dave Leval on Oct 16, 19:15

    Small Schools Ben Eielson High School/Houston High School Eielson won its third-straight state title with the 40-18 win over Houston. Medium Schools Soldotna High School/Palmer High School Brenner Furlong had five touchdowns to lead the Soldotna Stars to their fifth-straight medium schools championship with the 49-13 win. Large Schools East Anchorage High School/Service High School […]

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    Alaska High School Football: West will defend its crown

    by Dave Goldman on Oct 15, 14:16

    Large School Semifinals West 28 – Bartlett 27 The third seeded Eagles return to the state championship for large schools after surviving a back-and-forth affair with number one Bartlett at the Anchorage Football Stadium. The Bears failed to convert their final extra point, leaving the score at 28-27. Bartlett ends the season as the Cook inlet Conference champions […]

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    Alaska High School Football: Large School Quarterfinals

    by Dave Goldman on Oct 08, 11:02

    Service 54 — Chugiak  42 The Cougars scored a pair of touchdowns in the second quarter while recovering two Chugiak fumbles. Dominik Norman’s 82-yard run evened the game at 21 heading into halftime, enabling the Cougars to outscore the Mustangs 33-21 in the second half. Fourth seeded Service will play the Lathrop-Wasilla winner next weekend at Anchorage Football Stadium. West 28 — Colony […]

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    Bartlett football forced to trim roster for playoffs

    by Dave Goldman on Oct 07, 9:05

    Less is not always more. As Bartlett High School enters this weekend’s playoff game with Wasilla, the number one seed will be shorthanded. The Bears will have a full compliment of players as they face the Warriors Saturday afternoon but not as many as they feel they should.. A long standing rule is forcing the […]