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UAA hires new gymnastics coach from Sacramento State

Eskimo-Indian Olympics

WEIO a family affair for athletes young and old

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AFC leaves Sullivan Arena for newer Alaska Airlines Center

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A Day at the beach? Alaska volleyball players are ready

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Miners’ Brooks crowned ABL Home Run Champion

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  • University of Alaska

    UAA hires new gymnastics coach from Sacramento State

    by Dave Goldman on Jul 20, 16:02

    The University of Alaska Anchorage has hired Tanya Ho as the new head gymnastics coach. Interim athletic director Tim McDiffett announced the appointment. Ho comes to Anchorage by way of northern California. For the past five seasons, she served as an assistant coach at Sacramento State. There, she oversaw both the balance beam and uneven […]

  • Eskimo-Indian Olympics

    WEIO a family affair for athletes young and old

    by Heather Hintze on Jul 20, 11:24

    As World Eskimo-Indian Olympics athletes took the floor of the Carlson Center in Fairbanks for games like the toe kick and one hand reach, Carol Hull sat at her craft table chatting with passersby. She may not compete in the games any more, but Hull still has fond memories from her heyday as an athlete. […]

  • Sports

    AFC leaves Sullivan Arena for newer Alaska Airlines Center

    by Dave Goldman on Jul 19, 12:07

    The Sullivan Arena is on the ropes. It may not be a knockout punch but it certainly is a kick to the gut. After 13 years at the Sully, as it’s known by many locals, the Alaska Fighting Championship is leaving the ring and following the Alaska Aces out the door. AFC president Sarah Lorimer […]

  • Sports

    A Day at the beach? Alaska volleyball players are ready

    by Dave Leval on Jul 17, 22:11

    Think of Alaska and what comes to mind — Beaches? This week it does for a group from the 49th State. Hope Todd, along with teammates, Hahni Johnson, Delaney Gill and Danae Stoke are headed to the Sunshine State to test themselves at the National Junior Beach Volleyball Tournament. It’s the first time Alaska will […]

  • Sports

    Miners’ Brooks crowned ABL Home Run Champion

    by John Thompson on Jul 17, 8:11

    The 2017 Alaska Baseball League All-Star Sunday started with a bang, as the top college players in the summer league competed in the annual Home Run Derby. Eleven players from five teams took their swings in round one, with only four advancing to the second round. From there, Miners infielder Nick Brooks faced Chinooks pitcher […]

  • Sports

    Local company moves to help youth hockey program that had funds stolen

    by Dave Leval on Jul 16, 11:48

    A youth hockey group rocked by an embezzlement case against its former treasurer may be getting an assist soon, from a local equipment manufacturer for the game. Prosecutors claim 33-year-old Chugiak resident Jennifer Suchan stole $180,000 from the Mustang Hockey Association to pay her bills. Anchorage police arrested Suchan in June after they determined she […]

  • Sports

    UA Fairbanks hockey coach resigns, takes minor league job

    by Associated Press on Jul 11, 14:35

    FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) – University of Alaska Fairbanks head hockey coach Dallas Ferguson is resigning to take a minor league professional coaching job. The university in a release says Ferguson will become head coach of the Calgary Hitmen, a Western Hockey League affiliate of the NHL’s Calgary Flames. Ferguson’s affiliation with Alaska-Fairbanks began as a […]

  • University of Alaska

    UAA’s Keith Hackett has final sit down with KTVA

    by Dave Goldman on Jul 09, 18:11

      It’s fun and games to some, entertainment for others. But, for those who make a living in athletics, it’s clearly a business — though there are perks. UAA athletic director Keith Hackett has been in college athletics and academics administration for four decades. Last month, he resigned from his post as the University of […]

  • Iditarod

    Alaska bank joins Iditarod as major sponsor

    by Associated Press on Jul 08, 14:07

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – An Alaska bank has joined the world’s most famous sled dog race as a major sponsor. Northrim Bank’s entry in Alaska’s Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race fills a vacuum left earlier this year when Wells Fargo decided to drop its longtime sponsorship. Iditarod and Northrim officials declined Friday to disclose the […]

  • Sports

    Teams converge for annual tournament in Anchorage

    by Dave Goldman on Jul 07, 12:02

    Hang around Mulcahy Stadium this weekend and you’ll hear “play ball!” plenty. The 23rd annual BP Invitational features eight teams– six of which are from Alaska. The other two hail from Walla Walla, Washington, and Napoleon, Ohio. “As a player, it was awesome to come into the tournament and play against outside teams.” said tournament […]

  • Sports

    Notah Begay brings golf game to Alaska to help Native community

    by Dave Leval on Jul 03, 20:06

      Notah Begay III displayed the sweet swing that carried him to four PGA Tour wins. This time though, it took place at the Anchorage Golf Course during his first visit to Alaska. “Which is beyond explanation how beautiful it is up here,” Begay told KTVA Sports. He came to town to help the Afognak […]

  • Sports

    Gomez returns to the NHL, not as a player

    by Dave Leval on Jun 30, 19:43

    He’s back on the ice — once again involved with the sport he loves, but, this time, Scott Gomez finds himself in a new role. One year after he retired, the Anchorage native is in his first season as an assistant coach with the New York Islanders. “This year feels like I’m going back to […]

  • Sports

    Notah Begay III tees off in Alaska to help Afognak Native Corporation

    by Dave Leval on Jun 29, 19:20

    You had the good, with the not so good at the Anchorage Golf Course. Not even rain could dampen the mood as golfers hit the course Thursday for a good cause. The Afognak Native Corporation hosted its second annual Youth Tournament. Proceeds help fund a culture camp on Afognak Island. Board Chairman Gerad Godfrey told […]

  • Sports

    Growden Park still full of life, despite its age

    by Dave Leval on Jun 29, 10:55

    Another sell out crowd for the Midnight Sun Baseball Game at Growden Park in Fairbanks. More of a family affair for North Pole’s Brad Hoff. “Summer Solstice is like one of the greatest things about Alaska summer, and it’s great my mom and dad are here from Pennsylvania, my daughter Carrie here,” Hoff told KTVA […]

  • Sports

    Mat-Su Miners go to bat for Mat-Su Food Bank

    by Dave Leval on Jun 28, 12:26

    Eddie Ezell has seen better days at the Mat-Su Food Bank in Wasilla. “As you can see on our shelves, we’re a little thin. We still have food for people, it’s not like we have to close our doors,” said Ezell. “We do have canned vegetables we purchased with the money people donated,” Ezell said. […]

  • Sports

    Anchorage’s Swayman, Evingson selected in NHL Draft

    by Dave Leval on Jun 25, 14:20

    Jeremy Swayman’s dad grew up a New York Rangers’ fan. Looks like he will have to root for another “Original Six” team. The Boston Bruins selected Jeremy in the fourth round of Saturday’s NHL Draft. The 18-year-old Anchorage native spent the last two seasons as a goalie with the Sioux Falls Stampede in the United […]

  • Iditarod

    Musher Travis Beals allowed to compete in 2018 Iditarod

    by KTVA Web Staff on Jun 25, 13:49

    Domestic violence is a big problem in Alaska, and this year, the issue made headlines when it became a focus of the last great race. A musher had to sit out of the Iditarod due to domestic violence charges against him. But now, musher Travis Beals could be back on the trail next March. Beals […]

  • Sports

    Statue stands in honor of Iditarod founder

    by Dave Leval on Jun 24, 22:21

    He already has a school named after him, now, there’s another way to honor the man known as the “father of the Iditarod.” It took Palmer artist Pat Garley took roughly 18 months to complete the “Joe Redington, Senior on the Trail” statue that sits outside Redington Junior-Senior High School. The part of Redington weighs […]

  • Sports

    Rookie musher first to sign up for 2018 Iditarod

    by Dave Leval on Jun 24, 22:19

    Shaynee Traska has what she needs as she prepares for the biggest challenge of her athletic career. The Yukon Quest 300 veteran from Two Rivers wants to play with the big dogs. Traska is the first person to sign up for next year’s Iditarod. “Very surprised, being a big Iditarod sign up day, I thought […]

  • Sports

    Light shines bright on annual Midnight Sun Baseball Game

    by Dave Leval on Jun 23, 6:44

    Eager fans celebrate as they enter Growden Park in Fairbanks. Others wait to enter the historic stadium on an atypical game night. It’s the Midnight Sun Game, the 112th edition. That draws plenty of first-time fans to the ballpark, including, South Dakota’s Jason Roberts. “I heard it’s the place to be! Why not take in a […]