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Pete Kaiser wins third consecutive Kuskokwim 300

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Soldotna hockey captain suspended for racist Twitter posts

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Cold temps? Alaskans are hearty, but not foolhardy

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Grades cost 2 UAA Seawolves the rest of the women's basketball season

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Former West High football star Fa’amasino heads to New Mexico State

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    Pete Kaiser wins third consecutive Kuskokwim 300

    by Anna Rose MacArthur/Ben Matheson on Jan 22, 12:24

    Pete Kaiser made it three in a row Sunday morning, winning the 2017 Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race. Kaiser crossed the finish line in Bethel at 10:37 a.m. to loud cheers from his hometown crowd, according to a story published by KYUK Public Media. His leader, Palmer, brought home the nine-dog team. Brent Sass, who […]

  • Local

    Soldotna hockey captain suspended for racist Twitter posts

    by KTVA Sports on Jan 22, 12:21

    Racist comments posted on Twitter recently by the captain of the Soldotna Stars hockey team created a firestorm on social media and have cost the player his spot on the team. Soldotna High School student Ethan Brown used his personal Twitter account to denigrate Alaska Natives and homosexuals while also making a racist remark about former first family, […]

  • Local

    Cold temps? Alaskans are hearty, but not foolhardy

    by Dave Goldman on Jan 20, 9:08

    When it comes to weathering the elements, even Alaskans have their limits. Ten below zero is the temperature cutoff to keep elementary-schoolers inside for recess. And this week’s subzero readings necessitated the postponement of several activities for the Nordic Skiing Association of Anchorage (NSAA). “We are concerned with keeping hands and toes warm, as well […]

  • University of Alaska

    Grades cost 2 UAA Seawolves the rest of the women’s basketball season

    by Dave Leval on Jan 18, 18:23

    The University of Alaska Anchorage women’s basketball team is in Seattle. However, two players did not make the trip with the Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC) leaders who will play at rival Seattle Pacific University Thursday. Their seasons are done. Junior guard Kaitlyn Hurley and junior forward Dominique Thomas have been declared academically ineligible by the […]

  • Local

    Former West High football star Fa’amasino heads to New Mexico State

    by Dave Goldman on Jan 18, 12:14

    Lui Fa’amasino knew the odds. Yet, he went against them and won. Nationally, only 2.5 percent of high schoolers who play football make it to the Division I level. The former West Anchorage High School star graduated two years ago. He moved on to Los Angeles Harbor Junior College. As a linebacker there, his play generated […]

  • Alaska Aces

    Alaska Aces recharging their batteries, gearing up for second half

    by Dave Goldman on Jan 17, 14:39

    The Alaska Aces are at the all-star break, but it doesn’t mean they’re taking one. This time last year they’d have taken a win, any win, any way they could get it. But a year later has provided great change for the better. At the season midpoint, the Aces find themselves with seven more victories than […]

  • Local

    Ryne Olson wins Copper Basin 300

    by Dave Goldman on Jan 16, 21:09

    If you follow trends, this was a no-brainer. In the past two years, Ryne Olson has taken third and second place at the Copper Basin 300 sled dog race. Like a blue chip, which grows slowly and consistently over time, this one found its highest point yet. Now you can call her a Copper Basin 300 champion. […]

  • National

    Basketball team from Florida travels to Alaska

    by John Thompson on Jan 15, 19:18

    When the Riverview Rams boys basketball team boarded a plane in Sarasota, Florida, they had no idea what what was waiting for them in Alaska. Most players had never seen snow, and some had never flown on a plane. Riverview Rams of Sarasota, FL basketball team explore AK Wildlife Conservation Center in Portage @airlinesclassic #AAClassic17 […]

  • Local

    Gomez family takes hockey to the pond to help kids

    by Dave Goldman on Jan 13, 12:42

    There are many ways to help people. The Gomez family is doing it on the ice. This March, the third annual Pond Hockey Classic will again draw teams from across the United States — but with a change. It’s relocating to a different frozen body of water. Due to the cost in transporting participants, Carlos Gomez, president of the Scotty Gomez Foundation, will relocate […]

  • University of Alaska

    UAA overcomes slow start for win over UAF

    by Dave Goldman on Jan 11, 21:53

    Never turn your back on a rivalry game—ever.  The University of Alaska Anchorage Seawolves nearly found out the hard way but turned it around in time to claim a 76-63 win over in-state nemesis University of Alaska Fairbanks Nanooks at Alaska Airlines Center. In the 100th installment of the series, UAF (7-9, 2-5) jumped out to 23-16 first half […]

  • National

    Scientists install new sensors to monitor shaking during upcoming Seahawks game

    by Associated Press on Jan 05, 11:08

    Scientists with the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network are installing new sensors to measure the earth shaking during Saturday’s Seahawks football game against the Detroit Lions. The Seahawks say seismologists will install the new equipment at CenturyLink Field Thursday to provide real-time monitoring of the ground vibrations. The equipment will help scientists test their instruments, telemetry […]

  • Local

    Anchorage native Overbaugh getting another shot with NFL

    by Dave Goldman on Jan 03, 22:43

    It’s among the toughest NFL positions to get a job—long snapper. Teams usually carry only one on their active roster and it’s even more difficult to unseat the incumbent. Jeff Overbaugh is attempting to do it and make his dream of playing in the NFL come true.  The Service High School and San Diego State University graduate was signed Monday by the Denver Broncos.    “Always felt that I could play […]

  • University of Alaska

    UAA’s Alaska Airlines Center receives national praise

    by Dave Goldman on Dec 30, 15:21

    Most of the time it’s about the athletes or the coaches. But every now and then, the constant is recognized. On Thursday, the Alaska Airlines Center received its due. A building just a couple of years old was named the best place to watch a Division II college basketball games by herosports.com. “To see the […]

  • Sports

    The year in review: 2016 was a nail-biter of a year in sports

    by Dave Goldman on Dec 30, 11:21

    Even in our small world of sports, 12 months means a lot of stories; while some brought joy and victory, others were not so fortunate. At KTVA, the highs and lows of Alaska athletics, and the spirit of competition, continues to be the lifeblood of our storytelling. From UAA basketball and volleyball coming this close to national […]

  • Local

    Holiday tournament takes the court in Anchorage

    by Dave Goldman on Dec 27, 22:04

    Hoops don’t take a break during the holiday week. In fact, it’s one of the most active times for high school basketball in the state of Alaska.  This week, the second annual Rally the Regions Hardwood Classic is playing at Begich Middle School. It features 16 boys and girls teams from around the state.  The first three days of the four-day event is […]

  • Local

    Anchorage football player proves Alaskans can play major college football

    by Dave Leval on Dec 24, 22:44

    Lui Fa’amasino is about to become a local legend, not for what he’s already done, but for what he’s about to do. The former West Anchorage High School star is about to achieve a rare feat for Alaskans. He’s been offered a scholarship to play Division 1 football at New Mexico State University. How did […]

  • Local

    Dimond High School hockey team enriching lives off the ice

    by Dave Goldman on Dec 21, 11:33

    It’s not all about goals and saves for the Dimond High School hockey team. They’re in high school and already understand what it means to elicit change for the better. “Just to feel that support from the community and know that your neighbors are out there and support you and believe in you, that can really […]

  • Iditarod

    Nulato man sentenced in attacks in Alaska’s Iditarod race

    by Associated Press on Dec 19, 12:23

    A 27-year-old man has been sentenced after pleading guilty to charges connected with a snowmobile attack on two mushers competing in Alaska’s Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in March. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports Arnold Demoski of Nulato was sentenced Monday to six months, most of which has already been served. The sentencing comes after […]

  • Local

    Dimond High School hockey team already winners off the ice

    by Dave Goldman on Dec 16, 7:54

    The Dimond Lynx don’t talk the talk, they skate the walk. As the Lynx ready for Friday night’s match with crosstown rival West, the evening will be about more than goals and saves. It will be about helping those in need. For a third consecutive year, the Lynx will be collecting donations for the Clare […]

  • Local

    Special Olympics Alaska athletes prepare for national training ahead of international competition

    by Dave Goldman on Dec 12, 22:05

    Vermont, here we come.  Austria here we come.  Both statements are accurate for three Alaskans. From March 14 to March 25, Anchorage alpine skier Jennifer Troutman and Fairbanks snowboarder Madison Englund will compete in the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria. April Stone, also of Anchorage, will serve as the head snowboarding coach for Special Olympics USA and […]