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    Iditarod musher looks to go the distance, this time on the water

    by Dave Goldman on Jul 16, 10:43

    As a two-time Iditarod competitor, Bryan Bearss is used to being in a race for the long haul. But in the middle of summer, a 1,000-mile trek across Alaska with sled dogs is out. So the Michigan native is heading back to his home state at the end of the month with rowing partner Mandy Mlcek. […]

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    4 former NFL players bring gridiron experience to Kenai

    by Dave Goldman on Jul 15, 8:01

    The chances of making it to the National Football League are slim. So why not learn from those who have been there? Although students won’t crack books for another month, class was in session for a group of youngsters at Kenai Central High School. They took lessons from four former NFL players at the Kenai […]

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    Seattle Seahawks encourage Alaska kids to get outside, get active

    by Dave Goldman on Jul 08, 7:58

    As professional football players, the Seattle Seahawks get plenty of exercise. Thursday, they were doing their part to see that Alaska kids do the same. At the Menard Sports Center in Wasilla, linemen Kristjan Nokoli and Terry Poole continued their tour of Alaska stressing the importance of putting down that video game controller and getting […]

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    Mount Marathon: APU skier runs like a veteran, wins as a rookie

    by Dave Goldman on Jul 05, 22:51

    One for one. That’s Davis Norris’ record at Mount Marathon. The 25-year-old skier from Alaska Pacific University pulled off a spectacular sweep in the 89th running of the July Fourth race in Seward, winning as a first timer and breaking a course record. He shattered Spaniard Kilian Jornet’s mark set only a year ago by […]

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    3-man catamaran finishes first in Race to Alaska

    by Associated Press on Jul 02, 14:57

    A three-man team on a catamaran has finished first in the motorless Race to Alaska, beating last year’s winning time by more than a day. The Ketchikan Daily News reports that captain Randy Miller and crew members Ian Andrews and Colin Dunphy of team MAD Dog Racing sailed into Thomas Basin Thursday with a time […]

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    Anchorage Bucs see what Beep Baseball is all about

    by Dave Goldman on Jul 01, 9:45

    The late Ted Williams said hitting a baseball was the hardest thing to do in sports. But the Red Sox Hall of Famer never had to play blindfolded. Welcome to Beep Baseball. The Anchorage Bucs took a night off from the traditional game to try their hand at this newer version at Mulcahy Stadium. The […]

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    Soldotna’s Gibbs grateful for another chance despite injury

    by Jake Edmonds on Jun 27, 7:52

    The recruiting process can pose a double-standard for some high school athletes. Colleges that offer scholarships receive verbal commitments from players before signing day and athletes are expected to honor that promise. But former Soldotna running back Drew Gibbs learned the hard way that some schools don’t always keep their word. On Aug. 14, 2015 […]

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    Local baseball players get an education on the field

    by Dave Goldman on Jun 21, 23:22

    School may be out, but class is still in session. For a group of Alaska Legion Baseball players, the learning continues while on summer break. This week, players from around the state are at Mulcahy Stadium for the 23rd annual College Coaches Clinic. They’re joined by eight coaches who are imparting their wisdom about the game. […]

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    Anchorage hockey player overcomes tragic loss, aims for professional career

    by Jake Edmonds on Jun 18, 12:01

    Anchorage-born Hunter Fejes is one step away from achieving his dream of joining a professional hockey roster. He graduated from Colorado College in March and will head to the Lower 48 in September to attend training camp for the Arizona Coyotes’ new and so far nameless American Hockey League affiliate. Fejes had a successful college career […]

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    Thrill-seekers take flight with year-round ski jumping

    by Dave Leval on Jun 12, 13:06

    Ronen Woods likes to spread his wings in the sport he took up about a year ago. “I like flying, flying, I want to fly, that’s what I like about it,” Woods told KTVA as the reason why he started ski jumping. Anchorage’s Karl Eid Jumping Complex, next to Hilltop Ski Resort, now provides year-round […]

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    Alaska women off and running for a cure to breast cancer

    by Dave Leval on Jun 11, 18:57

    Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer among women and the second-most common cancer women die from, according to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s why thousands of women took off running from Mulcahy Stadium on Saturday — to raise money to find a cure. It was all part of […]

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    No summer break for Zoe Hickel as champion player becomes coach

    by Dave Leval on Jun 06, 9:13

    It’s been quite a year for Zoe Hickel. The Anchorage native won her second straight world championship. She also helped Boston hoist the trophy in the inaugural season of the National Women’s Hockey League. You would think work is the last thing on her mind. “We love our summers, it’s another beautiful summer. For the […]

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    Soccer teams from around US converge on Anchorage again

    by Dave Leval on Jun 03, 22:01

    Emily King has gotten a kick out of her first visit to Alaska from Indiatlantic, Florida . “It’s just such a great experience just getting up here and seeing things I’ve never seen before. We’ve never seen these glaciers and mountain, and it’s awesome just bonding with our team,” King said. She’s not the only […]

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    Alaska Raceway Park opens state’s newest oval track

    by Dave Leval on May 31, 20:22

    A new racetrack has opened up in the Mat-Su Valley, filling the void left when Wasilla’s North Star Race Track closed in 2012. “There was a lot of people with a lot of money and time invested in their racing operations, and they didn’t have anywhere to go,” explained Michelle Maynor, whose parents own the new […]

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    High school runner brings spotlight to Alaska transgender policy

    by Jake Edmonds on May 28, 13:05

    Haines runner Nattaphon Wangyot qualified for the girls 1-2-3A 100-meter and 200-meter finals Friday afternoon at the high school state track and field meet, but unlike her competitors, she was born with male anatomy. Transgender equality has become a hot topic of discussion around the country, and Alaska is no exception. The Alaska Schools Activities […]

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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 […]