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    Mount Marathon: Charming third time?

    by Dave Goldman on Jun 30, 23:45

    For Eric Strabel, three would be company. The Anchorage native is in search of a third consecutive Mount Marathon title and fourth overall this weekend in Seward.  He feels positioned to do it. And the personal drive still burns. “It’s the challenge of it. I don’t think anyone is truly prepared for it,” Strabel said. “So everyone comes […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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,” […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    East High alum donates big bucks for scoreboard

    by Dave Leval on May 28, 23:51

    Donnell Page will enter his senior year in the fall at East High School, but one thing he has never done is play a football game on campus. “I’d sure like to play here. It’d be more motivational, bigger incentive to win,” said the Thunderbirds offensive and defensive lineman. Page may get his wish as […]

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    Mount Marathon preps underway

    by Dave Goldman on May 28, 8:05

    It’s beginning to look a lot like Mount Marathon. As the 88th running of the famed Alaskan event draws near, a city awaits. And prepares. “Everything is going along accordingly. The whole community is super committed to it,” said Kari McKahan, the events coordinator for Seward and the race. The 3,022-foot climb will go off […]

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    East High School moves closer to hosting football on campus

    by Dave Leval on May 27, 10:52

    East High School has played its football games at Anchorage Football Stadium, but that could change. The Thunderbirds are a step closer to playing on campus, possibly this fall. Earlier this spring, boosters sought to raise $143,000 for a new scoreboard. Ads would be sold on it that would raise money for the school. The scoreboard […]

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    Anchorage hockey star turned pro comes back home to help youth

    by Jake Edmonds on May 25, 7:18

    Fresh off helping Team USA win gold in the women’s hockey championships in Sweden, Anchorage native Zoe Hickel returned home this week. It’s a normal routine for Hickel, who has been attending the University of Minnesota Duluth for the past four years and coming home during the summer to help her mother, Cristy, coach the […]

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    Chugiak beats South 4-3 in extra innings to win CIC

    by KTVA Sports on May 24, 11:54

    Just one day after losing to Dimond High School in extra innings, the Chugiak Mustangs went to extra frames again Saturday night. This time they came away with the win. After taking a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first, the Mustangs gave up one run in the third and two more runs in […]

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    Palmer community brings new life to baseball venue

    by Jake Edmonds on May 21, 20:25

    There’s a saying: “You look good, you feel good. You feel good, you play good.” The Mat-Su Miners are hoping that rings true in 2015. The Miners made some small but long overdue updates to their venue, Hermon Brothers Field, on Thursday. Most of the work done involved paint. “We’re looking for a championship this […]