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    South Anchorage football hires Chris Borst, former Dimond head coach

    by KTVA Sports on Jan 24, 15:21

    After spending five seasons as head football coach for Dimond High School, Chris Borst is moving across town to coach alongside John Lewis at South. Citing differences in coaching philosophies, Borst left Dimond at the end of the 2014 football season. Former Lynx strength coach Nick Winkler will take over head-coaching duties at Dimond. This is […]

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    South advances as the host in basketball invitational

    by KTVA Sports on Jan 23, 8:17

    Fans certainly got their money’s worth. The South High School Invitational Basketball Tournament featured four games Thursday, which ended by a combined 10 points. South as the host team got past Grace Christian 54-49. The Wolverines will face Palmer in the next round. Clayton Southwick scored 29 points for the Moose in the 51-50 win […]

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    Some brown bears hibernate, some hit the ice to score scholarships

    by Dave Leval on Jan 20, 22:43

    There’s a lot of activity this winter inside the cave that’s home to some local “brown bears,” better known as the Soldotna Sports Center. The Kenai River Brown Bears practiced on their own ice after spending the last month and a half on the road. Wasilla’s Tanner Schachle is among those glad to be home. […]

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    Anchorage Special Olympic athlete headed for X Games

    by Lauren Maxwell on Jan 19, 19:14

    Special Olympic athlete Shannon Sullivan is flying out to Aspen, Colorado to compete in the Winter X Games. The Anchorage snowboarder is one of 10 Special Olympic athletes in the country who’ve been chosen to compete in a snowboard slalom event that pairs an athlete with intellectual disabilities with an X Game athlete on the […]

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    Bethel’s Pete Kaiser wins Kuskokwim 300

    by Ben Matheson / KYUK on Jan 18, 10:40

      Bethel’s Pete Kaiser is the 2015 Kuskokwim 300 champion. Kaiser and his team crossed the finish line in Bethel at 5:31 Sunday morning with a team of nine dogs in the 36th running of the race.
 Kaiser is the first local musher in 29 years to win the race. Rohn Buser had a seven-minute […]

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    Lack of ice puts curling in Anchorage on hold

    by Jake Edmonds on Jan 16, 7:26

    The Anchorage Curling Club has been around since 1954, training people of all ages how to throw a rock down the ice onto a target. The only problem this year — there is no ice. Just before the curling season was set to begin in October, Ty Schommer, president of the Anchorage Curling Club, received […]

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    It’s all downhill for those with disabilities who want to hit the trails

    by KTVA Sports on Jan 15, 7:57

    Maggie Mendenhall started skiing 10 years ago. She is not the typical person who heads downhill. The 58-year-old relies on a bi-ski to get out on the trails. Cerebral palsy has limited her movement along with other health issues, but being able to get out and ski provides Mendenhall some relief. “I can get to […]

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    Alaska Sports Hall of Fame to honor 2 athletes, 2 coaches

    by Jake Edmonds on Jan 15, 7:14

    Four individuals will be honored with the Director’s Award at the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony on March 5. The Alaska Sports Hall of Fame announced on Wednesday that coaches Michael Friess and Erik Flora, musher Aliy Zirkle and runner Allie Ostrander will receive the award this year. Freiss is receiving the Joe […]

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    Changes coming to the Kuskokwim 300

    by KTVA Sports on Jan 14, 8:40

    The 36th annual Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race is taking an icy detour. It starts this Friday, but the trails at Whitefish Lake Loop are unmanageable. So, mushers will be traveling on the frozen Kuskokwim River from Bethel to Aniak and back instead. There was an ice jam on the river below Kalskag a few […]

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    Allen Moore wins 3rd consecutive Copper Basin 300 race

    by KTVA Sports on Jan 12, 18:35

    Updated Tuesday, Jan. 13 Musher Allen Moore crossed the finish line of the Copper Basin 300 sled dog race Monday afternoon, earning him the first-place title, race officials say. Moore, from Two Rivers, finished the 300-mile race at 1:45 p.m., marking his third consecutive Copper Basin 300 win and sixth victory in 10 races. Ray […]

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    Alaska Paralympic athlete, Andrew Kurka, honored

    by KTVA Sports on Jan 10, 19:15

    The Challenge Alaska headquarters was packed Saturday afternoon as dozens of people gathered to see Paralympic athlete Andrew Kurka receive a legislative citation from Alaska House Rep. Shelley Hughes. Kurka, who recently broke his femur while skiing and broke his back while training for the 2014 Olympic games, is learning to turn the physical obstacles […]

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    UAA hockey slide continues

    by KTVA Sports on Jan 09, 12:08

    Blake Leask’s goal was the bright spot in UAA’s 4-1 loss to Ferris State. The junior defenseman from Edmonton netted his third tally of the season, but Ferris responded with four unanswered goals to take game one of the two-game set. The series concludes Friday at Sullivan Arena.

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    UAA gymnastics nabs win over Winona State in season opener

    by KTVA Sports on Jan 09, 10:11

    UAA gymnastics knows how to make an entrance. On its opening night and season opener Thursday at the Alaska Airlines Center, the Seawolves cruised to a win over Winona State, 191.550 to 178.450. Two Seawolves scored career bests in the all-around. M’rcy Matsunami’s 38.850 was the sixth best in program history, while Simone Penker also […]

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    Biathlon range at Kincaid Park sees 1st event of the season

    by KTVA Sports on Jan 08, 12:20

    For the first time this season, the biathlon range at Kincaid Park was in use. Because of inconsistent winter conditions this season, Wednesday night marked the first biathlon event at the park. This was all thanks to the hard work by the Nordic Skiing Association of Anchorage. With trails groomed and ready for competition, David Cunningham took […]

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    UAA focused on winning after first loss of the season

    by KTVA Sports on Jan 06, 23:12

    The UAA women’s basketball team travels to Western Oregon and St. Martin’s this week, marking the Seawolves’ first road trip since the team dropped its first game of the season. The UAA team appears to be showing something new — a bit of an edge to their game. “I would say the team as a […]

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    ACS boys, girls to play in finals of Lime Solar/Pepsi Invitational

    by KTVA Sports on Jan 03, 13:26

    Both the Anchorage Christian Schools boys and girls basketball teams will play in the finals of the Lime Solar-Pepsi Invitational Saturday night. The ACS boys won against Bethel in a hard-fought decision Friday, 67-59. Trey Huckabay scored a team-high 15 points while captain Bobby Wilson added 13. Bethel was led by Taylor Hoffman who poured […]

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    Lime Solar-Pepsi Invitational: ACS starts hot, stays that way

    by Dave Goldman on Jan 02, 10:19

    Levi Auble scored 23 points including 3 three-pointers as host Anchorage Christian defeated Tikigaq 70-43 in the opening round of the Lime Solar-Pepsi Invitational. Randy Kohutek chipped in 15 for the Lions. The ladies posted a 60-18 win over Kotzebue off 21 points from Caroline Bowden. The tournament runs through Saturday night.

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    UAA basketball splits on New Year’s

    by Dave Goldman on Jan 02, 8:14

    UAA men’s basketball Holding an opponent in college basketball to 86 points doesn’t usually qualify as good defense. In this case, however, consider it a job well done as UAA minimized the nation’s leading scoring team, Simon Fraser, to its season low in a 108-86 win over the Clan at the Alaska Airlines Center. The […]

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    The man behind the Doc Larson Roundball Classic

    by KTVA Sports on Jan 01, 9:40

    The annual Doc Larson Roundball Classic has wrapped up another successful run at Wasilla High School. Ten teams traveled from around Alaska, California and Washington for the event, which helps raise money to support the Wasilla teams. Dr. Dan Larson and his wife, Sue, created the tournament six years ago to keep the players closer […]

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    Dimond boys basketball gets a wild win in the desert

    by Dave Goldman on Dec 31, 7:54

    The team from Alaska kept its cool in the desert. Dimond High School senior Muhamad Cole hit an unlikely four-point play as time expired in overtime to lift the Dimond Lynx to an even more unlikely 45-44 win over Vashon Island of Washington in the Phoenix Cactus Jam Tournament. The Lynx claimed the tournament title in their bracket, going 2-1 and exacting some payback with interest […]