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    Friday’s high school football recap

    by KTVA Sports on Aug 28, 22:57

    The weekend is off to a rousing start. The top-ranked team in the state, West survived a late charge by #2 Dimond, winning on the road at Alumni Field 18-13. The Eagles took an 18-0 lead into the half as Julo Tagalu scored twice and PJ Seui added a touchdown run. At Palmer, the Moose got their first win of the […]

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    Service H.S. quarterback suspended

    by Dave Goldman on Aug 28, 22:42

    Service High Football will have to regroup. Sophomore starting quarterback Xavier Harris has been suspended from school. He will not be in uniform for Saturday’s game with Soldotna. “All we can say is we have a young man that’s been suspended from school and he will not be on the roster tomorrow.” said Service Head Coach […]

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    Knowing the way: T-Birds look for 3-0

    by Dave Goldman on Aug 27, 23:08

    A GPS? Not for East High. At least not yet. The T-Birds have shown a strong sense of direction two weeks into the high school football season. After winning just twice in two years, they’re 2-and-0 heading into this weekend’s game at Bartlett. But they’ve also found themselves in an unfamiliar place — the polls. They sit at number […]

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    Top priority: Keeping Alaska’s high school football players safe

    by Dave Goldman on Aug 27, 7:22

    Safety — it’s on everyone’s mind. In a game as rough as football the question is how to minimize those crunching collisions. Those responsible for helping keep the kids who play football safe have made another move in that direction. Just before the season began, the referees presented the coaches with an idea — retool […]

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    Former Alaska coach, Geno Morgan, to be honored

    by Dave Goldman on Aug 24, 21:20

    The late Geno Morgan — the former head coach at East and Palmer high schools and an All-American at Alaska Pacific University — will be posthumously honored. Morgan died in his sleep in his hometown of Chicago in July. He had built a widely respected high school basketball program at Wasatch Academy in Mount Pleasant, […]

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    Alaska high school football recap, Week 2

    by KTVA Sports on Aug 22, 12:27

      It’s only week two. It’s a blanket statement, but in this case, it highlights the fact that already the sledding is tough for the top team in this week’s Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network poll. The Chugiak Mustangs pulled off the upset of the No. 1 Bartlett Bears in a 36-35 home win. In the […]

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    Boston Bound: Anchorage runners qualify for major marathon

    by Dave Goldman on Aug 20, 23:03

    “Was my time good enough for Boston?” For a handful of runners from Sunday’s Moose’s Tooth Marathon, the answer came today – Yes. A timing mistake affected those runners. An incorrectly placed marker meant they were a mile short. In all, the miscue involved about 30 marathoners.  Though no fault of their own, there was concern that some would suffer the consequences […]

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    Looking for a lift: GCI Great Alaska Shootout partners with firm

    by KTVA Sports on Aug 20, 0:17

    For years, the Great Alaska Shootout wasn’t just a destination, it was the destination. The nation’s top college basketball teams would flock to Anchorage to spend Thanksgiving. But Kentucky, Duke and Kansas haven’t been to the 49th state in many years and it’s unlikely they’ll return. Nowadays, the shootout faces fierce competition. The options are many, […]

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    No to Northwestern union; UAA’s Hackett agrees with decision

    by Dave Goldman on Aug 18, 7:29

    From the playing fields to admissions to the administrator’s office, University of Alaska Anchorage Athletic Director Keith Hackett knows every part of a college campus. That’s why he was the perfect person to ask about Monday’s ruling by the National Labor Relations Board. A group of Northwestern University football players were aiming to unionize, and […]

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    Wet weather doesn’t dampen runners’ spirits in Moose’s Tooth Marathon

    by Eric Ruble on Aug 17, 7:35

    Hundreds of runners from around Alaska – and the world – participated in the Moose’s Tooth Marathon on Sunday. The race was one of four hosted by the Anchorage Running Club as part of the Big Wild Life Runs. The other events included a 5K, a half marathon and a 49K ultra race, which is […]

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    Soldotna all-state running back out for season with torn ACL

    by KTVA Sports on Aug 15, 21:13

    Soldotna Stars running back Drew Gibbs will miss the remainder of the season after tearing his ACL Friday evening during Soldotna’s 21-17 win against the defending state large school champions, South Wolverines. Gibbs rallied off a 40-yard run on the first drive of the game Friday evening. On the ensuing Wolverine possession, Gibbs injured his […]

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    Alaska kicks off the season in style

    by KTVA Sports on Aug 15, 0:41

    Friday night in the 49th got off to a rousing start. It was a champions’ match as South, the large school title holder, traveled to Soldotna, the medium champs. No need to “super size” it as medium out-dueled large in a 21-17 Soldotna win. The Stars picked up their 30th consecutive victory in the process. […]

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    Valley high school prepares for first season of football

    by KTVA Sports on Aug 12, 9:23

    Lucas Kirn has played football most of his life. It’s a game he enjoys. “I love the teamwork, and we can all work as a team,” Kirn said as he described his new team. They will need to learn fast how to work together as the inaugural football team at Joe Redington, Sr. Junior-Senior High School in […]

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    Service looks for new head coach as season opener approaches

    by KTVA Sports on Aug 10, 11:13

    Liam Mamikunian loves to play football and says he is looking forward to the upcoming season. “I’m really excited about this season,” said the defensive back and wide receiver. “I think we have a great chance of making state. We have a really young team, but we have a lot of talent and we have a […]

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    Anchorage Curling Club to reopen after closure

    by KTVA Sports on Aug 10, 8:19

    John Siegle spends a lot of time at the Anchorage Curling Club. He does not play there though — yet. Siegle and other volunteers have donated their time to get the club ready to reopen after it closed its doors last year. Faulty pipes prevented club operators from making ice for the playing surface. “This […]

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    Anchorage Bucs capture Alaska Baseball League title

    by KTVA Sports on Aug 04, 23:39

    The Anchorage Bucs used strong pitching and defense to win their first American League Baseball title since 1998. The Bucs shutout the Mat-Su Miners 2-0 on Tuesday night to win the league’s “Top of the World Series” at Hermon Brothers Field, two games to one. The third game became necessary when Mat-Su won Game 2 […]

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    Dominant pitching lifts Juneau over Service in regional qualifier

    by KTVA Sports on Aug 03, 8:39

    Nathan Klein struck out 16 batters, going all nine innings as Juneau topped Service 5-1 in the Northwest Class A Regional Tournament qualifier. After Chugiak clinched the Northwest Regional playoffs in Cheyenne, Wyoming, by beating Kenai in the Alaska Legion championships, the Twins were the first team chosen to represent Alaska in the lower-tiered “Class […]

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    Ostrander, Thomet to represent Alaska in mountain running world championships

    by KTVA Sports on Aug 03, 8:26

    Kenai’s Allie Ostrander and Kodiak’s Levi Thomet were selected for the US Junior Mountain Running team Sunday morning. The two will join five other US athletes competing in the 31st World Mountain Running Championships. Ostrander won the Nike Cross national championship in 2014. She’s also an experienced mountain runner, having won multiple times in the […]

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    Chugiak avenges loss, beats Kenai in title game

    by KTVA Sports on Aug 02, 12:23

    It took a loss to Kenai in the first game of a double-elimination title series to spark the Chugiak Mustangs to a 6-0 win over the Twins in the Alaska Legion state tournament. Kenai, who lost in the first round to South on July 28, won four elimination games in a row to rise out […]

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    Heads Up: Alaska coaches get certified in concussion safety program

    by KTVA Sports on Aug 02, 11:46

    Keegan Baker loves to play tackle football. “You get to tackle people,” said Keegan, who plays tight end for the Chugiak Mustangs U-10 team that took part in the annual Football Jamboree, hosted by Alaska Boys and Girls Clubs. Keegan has played tackle football for the last two years, and injuries are the farthest thing from […]