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Morgan Hooe honored with Bill MacKay Athlete of the Year award

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PGA Tour hands out 1st slow-play penalty since 1995

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Native Youth Olympics highlight culture, camaraderie for competitors

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ESPN cuts 100 on-air personalities, writers as viewers dwindle

Local

Houston HS raises the stakes on the softball field

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  • University of Alaska

    Morgan Hooe honored with Bill MacKay Athlete of the Year award

    by Dave Goldman on Apr 28, 22:34

      In another year of standout candidates, Morgan Hooe stood the tallest. The former South High School star parlayed a brilliant season at the University of Alaska Anchorage into the athletic department’s highest honor for former student-athletes while adding a local flair as she took home the Bill MacKay Athlete of the Year award. Her […]

  • National

    PGA Tour hands out 1st slow-play penalty since 1995

    by Associated Press on Apr 28, 9:09

    AVONDALE, La. (AP) – The first team event on the PGA Tour in 36 years has produced the first penalty for slow play since 1995. PGA Tour officials say Miguel Angel Carballo and Brian Campbell were penalized one shot on the 14th hole of the opening round at the Zurich Classic for their second bad […]

  • Local

    Native Youth Olympics highlight culture, camaraderie for competitors

    by Heather Hintze on Apr 27, 20:21

    For athletes at the 2017 Native Youth Olympics (NYO), the games are all about culture and community. “My favorite part about NYO is the camaraderie between everyone,” said Allie Ivanoff, a sophomore in Unalakleet. “You can go up to a person and they’ll coach you if you need it. Everything is about sportsmanship in this […]

  • National

    ESPN cuts 100 on-air personalities, writers as viewers dwindle

    by CBS News on Apr 27, 9:02

    NEW YORK — ESPN is laying off about 100 employees, including former athletes-turned-broadcasters Trent Dilfer, Len Elmore and Danny Kanell, in a purge designed to focus the sports network on a more digital future. The cuts will trim ESPN’s stable of on-air talent and writers by about 10 percent. The 37-year-old network has been squeezed by […]

  • Local

    Houston HS raises the stakes on the softball field

    by Dave Goldman on Apr 27, 8:07

    The Houston Hawks are fielding their own dreams– one at a time. But, this season will provide a greater challenge, as they’ve moved up to the varsity level in the Northern Lights Conference. That comes with challenges for a young program. “They don’t have a strong youth program coming up into the high schools, so, […]

  • Alaska Aces

    BLM seeks public input on proposed Red Devil Mine cleanup

    by KTVA Web Staff on Apr 23, 17:17

    The Red Devil Mine is located on the Kuskokwim near the Red Devil Creek between Crooked Creek and Sleetmute. It started mining in the ’30s, picked up steam in the ’50s and ’60s but has not operated since the 1970s. The problem is that there’s mercury, arsenic and antimony in the soils left behind by […]

  • University of Alaska

    UAA volleyball restocks roster for 2017 campaign

    by John Thompson on Apr 21, 20:18

    Set to defend their Great Northwest Athletic Conference crown for a third consecutive year, the University of Alaska Anchorage volleyball team continues to round out their roster in the midst of spring workouts. Friday, the Seawolves’ head coach Chris Green announced three new recruits that will don the green and gold in 2017. Glendale Arizona […]

  • University of Alaska

    Thomas tips the cap to the past while building Seawolves’ future

    by Dave Goldman on Apr 20, 21:44

    Big time collegiate programs, no matter the sport, have history. The University of Alaska Anchorage hockey team, though young by college hockey standards, is aiming for such a history. As a Division I program since 1982, it’s seen its share of stars come through the program. Now, head coach Matt Thomas wants to promote that […]

  • Alaska Aces

    Commentary: Warm weather, loss of Aces leaves cold feeling

    by Dave Goldman on Apr 19, 11:57

    Sometimes weather delivers mixed messages. The warmth of spring means flowers are blooming and our lawns are visible again. The snow tires can come off. Folks head back outside, and summer vacation is around the corner. As hockey fans, we equate the sport on ice with winter, but if your team is playing this time […]

  • Local

    Nearly eliminated, Brown Bears hockey will see another season

    by Dave Goldman on Apr 19, 11:46

    The Kenai River Brown Bears will be back on the ice next season. It’s not a stretch to call what Steve Stuber, supporters, and the community of Soldotna did remarkable. Faced with the possibility of shutting down the hockey operation, following the way of the Alaska Aces, the community helped complete an extraordinary comeback. On April […]

  • Local

    Anchorage soccer teams going green

    by Dave Goldman on Apr 18, 13:29

    Finally, it appears the Cook Inlet Conference soccer teams are headed for greener pastures — their own. After weeks of wrangling and shoveling, the games which have been snowed out are poised to begin. And with the season slipping away, players are happy there is green under all the white on their fields. “We’re really […]

  • Local

    Anchorage takes on a tropical feel as swimmers hit the pool

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 14, 11:45

    While everyone is heading outside, they’re going in — at least for Friday afternoon. The Northern Lights Swim Club is reeling in a 127 swimmers to compete in the Aqua Dog 50 Free Tournament. It’s a unique race because the racers will be grouped according to time, not age. Contestants will swim two 50-yard heats […]

  • Local

    Anchorage soccer teams are close to getting their season back

    by Dave Goldman on Apr 12, 22:43

    Name a spot in Anchorage that still needs shoveling. It’s a tricky riddle high school soccer teams can easily answer. Last week, prep players and volunteers got together to shovel the fields at East Anchorage, Chugiak and Service High Schools. On Sunday, nearly 100 people worked on the field at Kincaid Park. Wednesday, it moved to three more, […]

  • Local

    Langdon, Houston to enter AABC Hall of Fame

    by Dave Leval on Apr 11, 21:47

    The last time Trajan Langdon stepped on the court was in 2011, when he led his Russian League team, CSKA Moscow, to a ninth-straight championship. Winning is something the Anchorage native knows well, as he also directed his East Anchorage High School Thunderbirds to three straight state titles. Now the “Alaskan Assassin” is about to […]

  • Alaska Aces

    Voice of the Alaska Aces calls team’s end ’emotional’

    by KTVA Sports on Apr 10, 21:34

    Over the weekend, the Alaska Aces played their last game. It ended nearly three decades of the team’s history in Anchorage. It was an emotional night on Saturday during that final game, and on Monday, KTVA Sports Director Dave Goldman sat down with Kurt Haider, the voice of the Aces for two years. That wasn’t […]

  • Local

    The Big Dig: Students, volunteers get Kincaid Park ready for soccer season

    by Dave Goldman on Apr 10, 11:58

    Folks in Alaska love their winter — to a point. There are three seasons in high school athletics. So far, we’ve had fall and winter, but we’re still waiting on spring. While pavement is visible throughout town, the grassy fields are not. The snow is melting but not quickly enough to get soccer teams on the […]

  • National

    Commentary: LPGA bogeys the call to penalize Thompson

    by Dave Goldman on Apr 07, 9:17

    Sometimes the pursuit of justice goes too far. Yes, that sounds more like a line for one of John Tracy’s “Reality Checks.” But there’s no sport more rule oriented, more hyper focused about protocol than golf. Its greens are manicured with toe nail clippers and works from a rule book that was written by guys […]

  • Sports

    Longtime Alaska basketball coach enters hall of fame

    by Dave Leval on Apr 06, 16:44

    George Houston led Juneau-Douglas to two state high school basketball crowns during his 14 years as the head coach of his hometown team, the Crimson Bears. He also won a state title there as a player in 1969. Houston won 279 games, 10 conference championships during his career, and is the only person to have […]

  • Sports

    Fans rally to try and save Kenai River Brown Bears hockey team from extinction

    by Dave Leval on Apr 06, 14:51

    The Kenai River Brown Bears have more support as they try to remain in the North American Hockey League (NAHL). The team wrapped up what might have been its final season last weekend in Fairbanks. Volunteers formed Save the Brown Bears in an effort to keep the team going. Organizers said they have raised more than […]

  • Alaska Aces

    Aces’ loss pushes them closer to the end

    by Dave Goldman on Apr 06, 13:42

    The Alaska Aces’ season is officially on the brink. Following a 2-0 loss to the Idaho Steelheads, coupled with Utah’s 2-1 overtime win over Missouri, the Aces now trail the Grizzlies by three points with two games to play. The Utah win also eliminated the Mavericks from playoff contention. It was a crushing outcome at […]