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    Anchorage couple ready for water, elements and 12.5 mile swim

    by Dave Goldman on May 25, 8:40

    A Florida vacation with sandy beaches and warm, tropical water sounds good, doesn’t it? It’s been calling Corrie and Greg Martin — they’re answering, but how they’re heeding the call may differ from how you might. The Anchorage husband and wife team heads for Key West, one of the most relaxed places on the planet for […]

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    Grace Christian runner overcomes life-threatening hurdle, qualifies for state

    by Jake Edmonds on May 23, 12:41

    The state high school track and field entries were released Sunday, and Grace Christian’s Sarah Newton is on the list. She will compete in the 400-meter race and join three others in the 4×400-meter relay. But three years ago, her athletic career was put on hold when she was faced with a potentially life-threatening situation. Just […]

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    Tri, Tri Again: Kids take on the Trailside Triathlon

    by Dave Goldman on May 06, 12:59

    Elementary school youngsters will triple their fun meter this weekend as the annual Trailside Kids Triathlon takes off. With moderate doses of swimming, biking and running children ranging from kindergarten through sixth grade will begin at the Service High School pool. Then it’s onto the bicycle and finally some road work. “It’s important for health, […]

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    Dimond High School hockey star signs to play college football

    by Jake Edmonds on May 02, 20:22

    When Chris Gardeline started playing hockey at 8-years-old, his goal was to one day make it to the college level. He never expected it would be on the gridiron. Gardeline was a goalie for the Dimond High School Lynx. After wrapping up his senior season on the ice, his football friends convinced him to join […]

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    UAA hockey team recruits for 2016-17 despite possible cuts

    by Dave Goldman on Apr 26, 23:30

    The University of Alaska Anchorage’s hockey team is riding a slippery slope. Athletic Director Keith Hackett has said looming budget cuts could threaten the existence of any UAA team or even the Great Alaska Shootout basketball tournament — a Thanksgiving staple. It’s an awkward spot, but UAA Hockey head coach Matt Thomas is moving forward. On Thursday, he announced the […]

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    Dillingham athletes ready for NYO Games

    by KTVA Sports on Apr 22, 8:29

    Calling Dillingham a fishing community would be accurate. Life revolves around salmon in the remote community. But a handful of its residents are fishing for another trophy this weekend — a Native Youth Olympics title. As the games begin in Anchorage competitors like Gabe Gomez will be representing their home. “Hanging out every day, doing […]

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    Former Colony High star dishes on UConn, hall of fame induction

    by Dave Goldman on Apr 19, 23:38

    Coming home never gets old. Add in a Hall of Fame induction and you have Jessica Moore’s weekend. On Saturday, at a ceremony at Dimond High School with her mother looking on, the former Colony High School standout became the first honoree of the new Alaska Basketball Hall of Fame. “Hard work does pay off. It doesn’t matter […]

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    Throwing stones: The return of the Anchorage Curling Club

    by Dave Leval on Apr 14, 13:49

    Margie Chadwick likes to throw stones. The target — her opponents’ stones in curling. It’s a sport Chadwick took up about six years ago. “When I was watching the Olympics a few years ago, watched it with a friend, and she said we ought to go down to the curling club, I said, ‘We have […]

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    Jeff Barney Day: 45-year-old rookie makes his first pro hockey start

    by Dave Leval on Apr 10, 20:10

    Jeff Barney waited 25 years for this night. The emergency back-up goalie for the Alaska Aces got his first professional start in the season finale against Colorado Saturday night, Barney looked like a veteran when the Eagles challenged him. “I needed to touch the puck and make that first save, make it through the first […]

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    Alaska Aces to start 45-year-old rookie in season final

    by Dave Leval on Apr 09, 15:51

    Jeff Barney warms up with the Alaska Aces, but Friday’s practice was different from others. He has been the team’s emergency back-up goalie for the last 25 years, but has yet to play in a game. That will change in the season final when Barney steps out onto the ice. “(It’s) a lot of nerves, […]

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    Former player changes game to help UAA move closer to national title

    by on Apr 03, 16:03

    As an assistant coach for the University of Alaska Anchorage Seawolves, Alysa Horn knows her way around the basketball court. Horn’s not afraid to challenge her players on the court from time to time. “Nice, good ladies,” Horn complimented her team during their final practice at the Alaska Airlines Center before they left for the National […]

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    Alaska High School Basketball Results

    by KTVA Sports on Mar 27, 11:43

    KTVA’s Jake Edmonds breaks down Saturday’s high school basketball games for Barrow, Anchorage, Wasilla and Homer teams. Final Scores Boys Basketball Dimond High School Lynx – 31/Juneau-Douglas High School Crimson Bears – 38 Barrow High School Whalers – 33/ Grace Christian School Grizzlies – 31 Girls Basketball Wasilla High School Warriors – 44/Dimond High School […]

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    Father-daughter duo takes on Special Olympics Winter Games as coach, athlete

    by Eric Ruble on Mar 13, 17:15

      Getting to know an athlete personally is a crucial step in becoming a good coach. That wasn’t an issue for Travis Englund, who has been coaching his daughter, Madison, for the last seven years. “Madison is one of those kids everybody wants to have,” Englund said. The Englunds joined five other Fairbanks athletes at […]

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    Bill Ford: Built tough for the road and the ice

    by on Mar 06, 17:19

    Bill Ford says he loves pond hockey. His name may sound familiar — the Ford family is one of the leading employers in Michigan and several other states. Ford is the current executive chairman of Ford Motor Company, and the great-grandson of Henry Ford. Hockey gives him a chance to get out of the boardroom, and […]

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    UAA and UAF hockey have plenty to play for this weekend

    by Dave Goldman on Mar 02, 5:30

    Sometimes the schedule maker gets it just right. This is one of those years. The University of Alaska Anchorage and University of Alaska Fairbanks both want in to the Western Conference Hockey Association (WCHA) playoffs. Only one will go. This weekend will decide which team from the 49th state punches the ticket. How’s this for […]

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    Skiers avoid pitfalls at state championship

    by Dave Goldman on Feb 26, 8:15

    It seemed like a day for skiing — on a lake. Despite puddles, patches, and race-time temperature of 39 degrees, the Nordic Ski Association did yeoman’s work to enable the ASAA High School Skiing Championships to take off at Kincaid Park. Enormous trail prep was involved as the freestyle event began the three-day tour. Junior […]

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    Indoor football returning to Anchorage?

    by Dave Goldman on Feb 25, 22:53

    Alaska is the outdoor state, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for indoor football. Six years after the Alaska Wild folded, Sullivan Arena, it’s former home could be reopening its doors again. Kendalle Delanney believes there’s space and a market for his Athletic Indoor Football League, already scheduled to operate this summer in Texas and Louisiana. “I felt as commissioner, […]

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    Race officials change the Iron Dog finish mid-race

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 25, 7:39

    Race officials announced the Iron Dog will now finish in downtown Fairbanks, west of the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center near Griffin Park. In an announcement Wednesday, officials said poor ice conditions near the usual finish line on the Chena River prompted the change. The first team is expected to cross the finish line […]

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    University of Alaska Anchorage athletics braces for financial cuts

    by Dave Goldman on Feb 24, 21:29

    The price of oil is down. Start the dominos. One landing spot will be the University of Alaska Anchorage athletic department, which relies heavily on state funding. In a wide-ranging interview with KTVA, UAA Athletic Director Keith Hackett put the word out: brace for significant cuts in his department for a third consecutive year. The contingency […]

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    Anchorage skiers dodge low snow accumulation

    by Dave Goldman on Feb 22, 22:49

    Skiers have their plans. Mother Nature has her own. While offering occasional concessions, her stingy distribution of snow this year has made it difficult on outdoor enthusiasts. The Nordic Ski Association of Anchorage can vouch for it. For a second straight year, it was forced to cancel the Tour of Anchorage, instead turning it into a festival with 15- and 30-kilometer freestyle […]