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    Costumes for a cause: Ski for Women draws hundreds to support abuse victims

    by Eric Ruble on Feb 08, 8:50

      ANCHORAGE — Every Super Bowl Sunday, the Ski for Women race raises thousands of dollars for organizations helping victims of domestic violence. The cross-country skiing event is only open to women; this year, about 500 participated. “They develop a sense of camaraderie,” race organizer Tamra Kornfield said. Now in its 20th year, Ski for Women […]

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    Palmer hockey team’s new tradition is ‘easy as pie’

    by Dave Leval on Feb 01, 21:41

    This season has been great for the Palmer High School Moose Hockey Team, as they are in first place in the North Star Conference. “Obviously it’s been a great season for us, we’ve really come together,” said senior co-captain Darren Fish. Yet, one thing eludes Fish and the team: the state tournament. “I haven’t been […]

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    Alaska earthquake breaks apart ice during 2016 Northern Lights 300 race

    by John Thain on Jan 25, 10:10

    Thirty-three dog mushers were halfway throughout the Northern Lights 300 race when Sunday’s 7.1-magnitude earthquake hit and began breaking apart the ice they were racing on. Watch the video above to hear their stories.

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    University of Alaska Anchorage women’s basketball likes the view at the top

    by KTVA Sports on Jan 21, 10:50

    Like a boomerang, the University of Alaska Anchorage has found its way back to a familiar place. With a loss by West Texas A&M, the No. 1 spot was there for UAA to claim. And the Seawolves did. Though only January, UAA is happy with the placement as the best team in the land in […]

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    Aces forward Peter Sivak gets US citizenship

    by KTVA Sports on Jan 21, 7:15

    Since 2012, Peter Sivak has played for five teams (twice now for the Alaska Aces) in the East Coast Hockey League. But he recently reached one of his greatest milestones, United States citizenship. Now, anywhere he plays can be called home. Already a native of Slovakia, he enjoys a dual citizenship. “It’s great for me […]

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    Soldotna’s Drew Gibbs commits to Northern State University

    by Dave Goldman on Jan 19, 9:08

    Even in the warmth of summer, Soldotna High School’s Drew Gibbs felt the cold business of collegiate athletics. As one of the most actively recruited football players in the state of Alaska, Gibbs was a shoo-in to earn a football scholarship. Then, on Aug. 14, in the first quarter of the first game of the […]

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    Rookie musher scratches from Kuskokwim 300 after falling into river

    by Jake Edmonds on Jan 18, 21:04

    The 2016 Kuskokwim 300 sled dog race provided plenty of challenges for many of the mushers, but maybe none as tough as what rookie musher Diana Haecker experienced. Haecker was 12 miles outside of the Aniak checkpoint when she came across an overflow in the river. “The markers were on the other side of the […]

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    Brent Sass wins second, Joar Ulsom claims third in K300

    by Lakeidra Chavis/KYUK on Jan 17, 11:37

    This story originates from KYUK Public Media and was published with permission.  BETHEL — Brent Sass has placed second in the Kuskokwim 300. This is his second year competing, he won Rookie of the Year last year. Joar Lieseth Ulsom won third. “Everyone always told me [the K300] it’s unpredictable and you got all of these different conditions,” […]

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    Bethel musher Pete Kaiser takes first in K300, second year in a row

    by Lakeidra Chavis/KYUK on Jan 17, 11:33

    This story originates from KYUK Public Media and was published with permission.  BETHEL — Bethel musher Pete Kaiser is the 2016 Kuskokwim 300 champion, for the second year in a row. Kaiser crossed the finish line at 11:06 Sunday morning. After his win last year, Kaiser became the first local musher in nearly 30 years to […]

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    Kuskokwim 300 Race Results: Kaiser takes first place

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 17, 11:14

    The winner of the 2016 Kuskokwim 300 sled dog race was Pete Kaiser, who crossed the finish line in Bethel at 11:06 a.m. “It was probably one of the tougher courses I’ve ever seen,” he said in a finish-line interview. “A lot of challenges, and it’s good to be here.” Brent Sass came in second, […]

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    Hockey group doesn’t let disability keep them from the ice

    by Dave Goldman on Jan 16, 12:30

    It doesn’t matter how you get to the ice, just get there. Jerry Milbrett does. He and his teammates from the Alaska Avalanche sled hockey team have been gathering once a week for nine years to play hockey, but not the usual way that comes to mind. Twenty-three years ago, a tank weighing a half ton fell on […]

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    Mushers face wind, frigid temps at the start of the Kuskokwim 300

    by Dave Goldman on Jan 15, 22:06

    If it’s cold and windy it must be time for the Kuskokwim 300. One of Alaska’s biggest sled dog races took off from Bethel under typical, if not difficult, conditions. As the sun set Friday, temperatures plummeted into the single digits. Add in 30 mph wind gusts and a wind chill in the negative teens and you have the […]

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    Idita-repeat?: Talks of possible Fairbanks start of Iditarod race

    by Associated Press on Jan 12, 9:11

    The head of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race will meet with Fairbanks officials next week to discuss possibly starting the 1,000-mile race in that city because of poor snow conditions in south-central Alaska. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (http://bit.ly/1ZiqHMi) reports Stan Hooley will meet with Fairbanks North Star Borough Mayor Karl Kassel and others to […]

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    Matt Hall wins 2016 Copper Basin 300 race

    by KTVA Sports on Jan 11, 10:47

    Musher Matt Hall crossed the finish line of the Copper Basin 300 sled dog race Monday morning, earning him the first-place title, race officials say. It’s a mild surprise that Allen Moore did not win. Over the last decade, Mondays in early January usually have included his name in a headline. He’d won the race […]

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    Alaska Aces prep for southern swing with outdoor skate

    by Dave Goldman on Jan 07, 11:01

    How does an Alaskan hockey team prepare for a trip to the Deep South? Practice outside, of course. That’s exactly what the Alaska Aces did Wednesday at the Bonnie Cusack rink in Anchorage.  The team is getting ready to embark on a six game, two week excursion taking them to South Carolina and suburban Atlanta. “It’s […]

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    Warm weather forces change in Copper Basin 300 race start location

    by Dave Goldman on Jan 05, 6:47

    Mother Nature is at again. Another Alaskan winter staple is being hampered by inconsistent, unpredictable and less-than-desirable weather conditions. For much of last week, warmer than usual temperatures and occasional rain fell on Glennallen. Now, the Copper Basin 300 is being forced to adjust, though the race will happen this weekend. Icy conditions on the Gulkona and Gakona Rivers are preventing […]

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    Grace Christian already positioning itself for a tournament charge

    by Dave Goldman on Jan 03, 11:19

    Generally coaches don’t want their teams to look ahead. In this case, it’s Ward Romans who’s doing it. The Grace Christian School Grizzlies girls basketball team’s head coach feels he has to. His margin for error has narrowed. “Last year in the region tournament, you had a chance to make your way back and play for the […]

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    Resolve to get fit in 2016: Others did it and you can too

    by Dave Goldman on Jan 03, 11:02

    For Jeff Fogelsong, the weights continue. So does his commitment to a resolution he made about two years ago. He didn’t like the way he looked or felt. “Being out of shape, having a hard time skiing, having a hard time climbing mountains, doing all things Alaska,” he said. His promise to himself wasn’t on New Year’s, but […]

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    Difficult weather conditions put biathletes to the test

    by Dave Goldman on Dec 30, 22:46

    It’s tough enough to ski and shoot well in the same event. Wednesday, Mother Nature had her own test for Alaska biathletes. Day three’s conditions at the World Junior Biathlon Trials at Kincaid Park proved as a great a challenge as the course itself. “It was pretty icy,  the course was getting worn down, the skiing, I actually felt […]

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    Biathletes take aim at spots with Team USA

    by Dave Goldman on Dec 29, 22:38

    Alex Kilby is working for a double play — ski fast and shoot accurately. After all, there’s a lot on the line. He along with a host of others in a handful of divisions are taking aim at a spot with Team USA at the World Junior Biathlon Trials being held at Kincaid Park. It’s a familiar trail for […]