High school flag football is in its second week of the season and the East High School Thunderbirds are trying to make it back to the playoffs after getting knocked out in the first round by South last season.
In her first year as head coach, Megan Beith is aiming to have her team in the top four when it comes to seeding at the end of the regular season. She is feeling good about the talent she has, especially at the wide receiver and quarterback positions.
Junior receiver Sierra Rosenzweig is back for her second season with the varsity squad and senior quarterback Ashley Arsenault is just the gunslinger she needs to get the ball in space. The two make a perfect and lethal combination on the field.
“They lead by example and they’re just good athletes and that’s what you want on the field for flag football – kids that can play and adapt and use the space and things like that, and Sierra and Ashley are definitely those,” said Beith. “They’re mental athletes, they have their head in the game, they know what’s going on, they can read things before it happens and those are always good kids to have on the field.”
The T-Birds’ air attack showed flashes of greatness against Chugiak on Tuesday, beating the Mustangs 20-0. Rosenzweig finished the game with three TD catches.
Weekend weather forecast, Aug. 29
by KTVA Weather on Aug 29, 19:03
Anchorage Expect partly cloudy skies Saturday and Sunday. Highs will be below normal, in and around the upper 50s. Kenai Peninsula & Prince William Sound Partly to mostly sunny skies are expected for the Kenai and PWS. Areas near Seward and Whittier can expect some windy conditions. Highs will be in the upper 50s and […]
Dillingham plans to voice erosion concerns during President Obama’s visit
by Emily Carlson on Aug 29, 18:50
When Dillingham residents are asked what their land means to them, the answer is simple — it’s home. Many fear that, due to erosion, they will not only lose their land but also the culture that’s been built upon those shores.
Gov. Walker to fly with President Obama to Alaska
by Associated Press on Aug 29, 13:15
Gov. Bill Walker will fly to Alaska with President Barack Obama on Monday. Walker’s office announced in a release Saturday that Walker will accompany the president aboard Air Force One from Washington, D.C. The president will address a State Department global warming conference Monday afternoon in Anchorage. He also has visits planned in Seward, Dillingham […]
UPDATE: Suspect sought in connection with 1 of the overnight shootings in Anchorage
by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 29, 8:03
Anchorage police say two men were injured in shootings that happened in the overnight hours between Friday and Saturday. APD is now seeking a suspect, Michael Sharp, in connection with one of those shootings. On Friday, officers went to two homes in response to a verbal altercation between three people, a 23-year-old woman, her 23-year […]
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 […]
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 […]
Evening News Weather, Aug. 28
by KTVA Weather on Aug 28, 22:26
Kenai Peninsula/Prince William Sound Expect partly cloudy skies Saturday with highs in the upper 50s and low 60s. Southeast Showers will be likely as an area of low pressure continues to churn up gulf moisture into the Panhandle. Highs will be in the mid 50s. Interior/North Slope For the Interior, expect a chance […]
Eating Alaskan at the Alaska State Fair
by Shannon Ballard on Aug 28, 22:06
It’s not hard to find people who like to eat their way through the Alaska State Fair. Beth Foglesong is one of them. Every year she stops at the Pristine Products booth to slurp some fresh oysters from Prince William Sound. “The people that like them come every year,” said oyster farmer Dave Sczawiaski. Sczawiaski’s oysters […]