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Lions, Grizzlies crowned 3A champs in ASAA high school basketball state tournament finals

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Alaska's Hebard leads Oregon to another NCAA win

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Results: ASAA 3A, 4A high school basketball semifinals

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Sitka basketball team returns to Anchorage after receiving national honor

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Results: ASAA high school basketball quarterfinals

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    Lions, Grizzlies crowned 3A champs in ASAA high school basketball state tournament finals

    by KTVA Sports on Mar 25, 17:51

    The final games for the 3A and 4A classifications in the Alaska School Activities Association (ASAA) high school basketball state tournament were set to take place this weekend at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage.  Last weekend, the 1A titles were taken home by the Scammon Bay Lady Eagles and the Ninilchik Wolverines, while the Bristol Bay Lady Angels and Petersburg […]

  • National

    Alaska’s Hebard leads Oregon to another NCAA win

    by Dave Goldman on Mar 25, 12:21

    They did it again. West Valley High School’s Ruthy Hebard helped the 10th-seeded University of Oregon Ducks women’s basketball team to another upset win in the NCAA tournament. This time it was a 77-63 shocker over the third-seeded Maryland Terps at the regional in Bridgeport, Connecticut. The victory puts the Ducks into the Elite Eight […]

  • Local

    Results: ASAA 3A, 4A high school basketball semifinals

    by Dave Goldman on Mar 24, 18:49

    Results from Friday’s semifinal games at the Alaska Airlines Center. Please check back; this story will be updated as games are completed. 3A Boys Semifinal Monroe Catholic 42 – Valdez 40 The Rams held off the Buccaneers’ late rally to advance to the title game. Valdez’ slow start didn’t help as it went scoreless in the […]

  • Local

    Sitka basketball team returns to Anchorage after receiving national honor

    by Dave Leval on Mar 24, 17:08

      The Sitka Wolves basketball team are champions, and it has nothing to do with shooting percentage or rebounds. They made a return to Anchorage this week during the state basketball tournament. While their quest for a state title ended after a first round loss to Monroe Catholic, the Wolves were reminded of a much […]

  • Local

    Results: ASAA high school basketball quarterfinals

    by Dave Goldman on Mar 23, 17:05

    Girls 3A Quarterfinals Sitka 78 – Valdez 22 Four players scored in the double figures to lead the Sitka Wolves to an easy win over Valdez. Zosha Krupa scored 22 points in 20 minutes. Alexandra Kirby chipped in a double-double with ten points and ten rebounds. Anchorage Christian 54 – Galena 37 After a slow […]

  • University of Alaska

    Thanksgiving hoops: 2017 GCI Great Alaska Shootout men’s field set

    by Dave Goldman on Mar 22, 11:13

    The coming year will mark a major anniversary for the GCI Great Alaska Shootout basketball tournament — 40 years. And the host has already set the table. Even though it’s only March, the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) has announced the eight team men’s field for the Thanksgiving tradition. Three teams will travel north from California: California […]

  • Local

    When ice time is quality time, it can bring healing for some

    by Dave Goldman on Mar 21, 22:34

    Most people wouldn’t consider the hockey rink a place to relax. But for some members of the military, it’s the perfect place. As part of the Alaska Warriors Hockey program, veterans who struggle with a variety of issues — many emotional — use time on the ice to get away from the daily pressures of life and whatever may trouble them. “Recreational therapy is an […]

  • Local

    Dimond basketball aiming for one last title shot

    by Dave Goldman on Mar 21, 9:00

    If experience counts, the Dimond lynx should be in good shape. As the state basketball tournament tips off this Thursday in Anchorage, the Lynx enter as the 4A’s second seed. They enter confidently, too. “It was a great year for us, we had a great time. Every win, we’d build on that and we just […]

  • Local

    Wright continues comeback tour with another victory

    by Dave Goldman on Mar 20, 13:32

    Roxy Wright, 66, had been gone from the sport of mushing for two decades, but then came back with a flourish last month, taking the Fur Rendezvous Open World Championship in Anchorage. Wright did it again Sunday, winning the GCI Open North American Championship Sled Dog Race in Fairbanks. Buddy Streeper and Lina Streeper took second and third respectively […]

  • Local

    Reverse dog sled race raises thousands for victims of fatal fire

    by Dave Leval on Mar 19, 11:11

    While the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race is over, there’s still “mushing” happening in Alaska. In Anchorage, a unique fundraiser for the Royal Suite Lodge fire victims gave the dogs a break — the reverse sled dog race. As he prepared for his next race, Adam Fletcher made sure everything was working properly. He uses an unusual […]

  • Local

    ASAA March Madness: 1A, 2A state basketball champions crowned

    by John Thompson on Mar 18, 19:08

    Last updated at 10:35 a.m. on Sunday, March 19 Two teams have been crowned Alaska School Activites Association (ASAA) March Madness state basketball champions at the 1A level, and two at the 2A level.  Led by 1A girls player of the year Kiah Charlie, the Scammon Bay Eagles topped the Selawik Wolves 71 to 35, […]

  • Iditarod

    Red Lantern finisher marks the end of Iditarod 45

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 18, 15:43

    As Cindy Abbott crossed the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race finish line in Nome Saturday, it marked not only the end of her 2017 run, but also this year’s race. Wearing bib 31, Abbott pulled into Nome at 2:57 p.m., according to a statement from the Iditarod Trail Committee. Her total race time was 12 […]

  • Iditarod

    Musher deals with devastating news on the trail

    by Heather Hintze on Mar 17, 23:02

    Iditarod competitors were allowed to carry and use cell phones for the first time during the race. For one musher a call home didn’t go as planned. Minnesota musher Gunnar Johnson was at the Galena checkpoint when he caught up with our KTVA crew. He was enjoying life off of the grid. “Since I started […]

  • Iditarod

    Iditarod releases necropsy results from two dog deaths

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 17, 7:16

    Necropsy results have been released for two dogs that died unexpectedly on the trail during this year’s Iditarod. Flash, a 4-year-old dog from Katherine Keith’s team, died in the overnight hours Tuesday just before reaching the Koyuk checkpoint. Officials said at the time that the dog collapsed in the harness and died a short time after. […]

  • Iditarod

    Jason Mackey continues to strive for greatness

    by Heather Hintze on Mar 16, 23:18

    Many mushers have set personal records this year, finishing the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in their best times ever. That includes Nenana musher Jason Mackey, who shaved about 21 hours off his finish time from last year. Mackey finished just shy of the top 20, but had even higher goals for himself at the beginning […]

  • Iditarod

    Photos: Iditarod finish in Nome

    by KTVA Web Staff on Mar 16, 22:15

    Mitch Seavey led this year’s field of mushers onto Front Street and under Nome’s great Burled Arch in record time. The 57-year-old also set the record as the oldest musher to ever win an Iditarod. His son, Dallas, and Nicolas Petit rounded out this year’s top 3 winners. KTVA is the official station of the Iditarod. Follow our […]

  • Iditarod

    2 Iditarod mushers scratch in Shaktoolik, race officials say

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 16, 16:03

    Two Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race mushers scratched in Shaktoolik on Thursday, according to the Iditarod Trail Committee. In a statement, ITC spokeswoman Bri Kelly said veteran Iditarod musher Monica Zappa, wearing bib 58, scratched at 3:30 a.m. According to Kelly, the Kasilof-based musher decided to leave the race for “the best interest of her […]

  • Iditarod

    Howard Farley details how the Iditarod came to end in Nome

    by Heather Hintze on Mar 16, 11:12

    “I came to Alaska as a butcher, the old guys who used to cut meat,” Howard Farley told a captivated audience at the Carrie M. McLain Memorial Museum in Nome. “Dog mushers liked butchers in those days because butchers always had lots of meat scraps.” As he told his tales from the trail, it didn’t […]

  • Iditarod

    Iditarod 45 Race Blog: Mushers continue the trek to Nome

    by KTVA Sports on Mar 16, 8:00

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  • Iditarod

    In rare finish, Jessie Royer completes Iditarod with all 16 dogs

    by Heather Hintze on Mar 16, 7:58

    Jessie Royer was a dog musher before she even knew what mushing was. “I had goats for 4H so I used to hook up my border collie with my billy goat and that was my first dog team when I was ten years old,” Royer said. “I’d never even heard of the Iditarod before.” Flash […]