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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 […]

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    Alaska Aces vs. the NHL: Now a virtual reality

    by Dave Goldman on Sep 28, 22:25

    Gamers unite! You now have the power to create match-ups only dreamed of before. The Alaska Aces versus the Los Angeles Kings? Check. In reality, it’s EA Sports’ NHL 17, which has given its fans the option to mix and match. For the first time, the company added the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL), the Aces’ governing body, and its teams to its […]

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    Regional cross country winner Carl Charlie thanks community for victory

    by Adrian Wagner/KYUK on Sep 27, 13:46

    This story originated from KYUK Public Media and was republished with permission. BETHEL — High School students from across the Delta made the trip to Bethel this weekend to compete in the Lower Kuskowkim School District state qualifying cross country meet. Carl Charlie of Bethel Regional High School took first place for the boys in the 3.1 mile race […]

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    Poll: Week 8 of Alaska high school football puts Bartlett in the lead

    by KTVA Sports on Sep 26, 13:12

    This week’s new number one high school football team for large schools is Bartlett High School. The Bears’ 21-17 win over Service High School made it their sixth win in a row. Soldotna continues to dominate in the medium and small schools division at 7-0. Large Schools Bartlett 6-1 Colony 6-1 East 5-2 Lathrop 5-2 […]

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    Week 7 of Alaska high school football

    by Dave Goldman on Sep 24, 2:16

    Chugiak 48 – Wasilla 12 Up 17 to 6 in the second quarter, the Mustangs (4-3) closed the half with a flourish on a pair of Derryk Snell touchdowns and a 44-yard field goal by senior placekicker Jacob Morey. Wasilla dropped to 2-5. North Pole 48 – Juneau 6 Juneau suffered its first rail belt […]

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    Cross country kicks off in Bethel

    by Adrian Wagner/KYUK on Sep 21, 16:54

    This story originated from KYUK Public Media and was republished with permission. BETHEL — On a chilly, foggy, and cloudy Saturday morning, onlookers and runners from all over the Lower Kuskokwim School District gathered at the sand pit in Bethel to compete in a cross-country race. (Runners jog about, sounds of many moving feet) Despite the cold, […]

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    Redington football riding out rocky start to first year of varsity play

    by Dave Goldman on Sep 21, 9:23

    They are high school’s version of an expansion team and the Redington Sr. Jr/Sr High School Huskies are faring like most groups starting out. In their first year of varsity play, they stand at 0-5 — but the program is there a year earlier than expected. Call it short-term pain, long-term gain. “It’s really been a struggle, […]

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    West High School football players take a knee as part of national protest

    by Dave Leval on Sep 17, 23:06

    Last updated at 4:40 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 19 West Anchorage High School football players made a statement, before they routed South Anchorage High School 47-7 on Saturday. Six players from West knelt during the national anthem. It’s the latest demonstration of its kind that has gained momentum since San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick […]

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    Bristol Bay Angels take honors at Dillingham Invitational

    by Dave Bendinger / KDLG on Sep 15, 14:44

    Austin King (Bristol Bay, 19:24) tops high school boys, and Kara Andrew (New Stuyahok, 24:15) takes first in high school girls bracket on a sunny Saturday in Dillingham. KDLG: On Saturday the Wolverines hosted the Dillingham Cross Country Invitational, with the boys from Bristol Bay taking first as a team. Dillingham took second. New Stuyahok, […]

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    Nome-Beltz cross country teams capture victory during Nome Classic Invitational

    by Davis Hovey / KNOM on Sep 12, 17:42

    The Nome Classic Invitational cross country meet this past weekend was a chance for Nome-Beltz runners to capitalize on their home field advantage. Runners from Teller, Kotzebue, Savoonga, White Mountain, Nome, and Elim competed, but the Nome-Beltz teams took home the win. In the men and women’s varsity 5,000 meters events, the home team swept all […]

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    Week 6 ASBN high school football polls feature familiarity

    by Dave Goldman on Sep 12, 15:29

    After weeks of upheaval, the Large Schools have some consistency. There’s very little change in the Alaska Sports Broadcasters Network poll for Week 6. East remains number one. Colony, Lathrop, and Bartlett all follow at 4-1. West jumps back into the fifth spot, replacing Service. In the Medium/Small School group, one and two remain the […]

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    School fined for football game forfeited after injuries

    by Associated Press on Sep 11, 16:00

    A school is facing a fine after its football team forfeited a game that left two players injured. The Ketchikan Daily News reports the Alaska School Activities Association has put Ketchikan High School on probation and issued a $500 fine. Two players went to the hospital with injuries sustained in a game against Juneau’s Thunder […]

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    Hockey, other sports programs on the chopping block amid UA budget cuts

    by Dave Goldman on Sep 06, 22:00

    College athletics is competitive enough. Now try sitting in a recruit’s living room with his family, trying to persuade him to come to a program that may not even exist a year from now. Welcome to Matt Thomas’ world. The University of Alaska Anchorage hockey head coach looks up and sees dark clouds. They’re swirling and they’re […]