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Iditarod loses big sponsorship from Wells Fargo, blames PETA

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Cougars make Bartlett feel at home with all-inclusive trip

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Swim, Bike, Run: Gold Nugget Triathlon provides a challenge and inspiration

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Leonard Marshall, Matt Hasselbeck pledge brains to research

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Pitch count means mandatory time off

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  • Iditarod

    Iditarod loses big sponsorship from Wells Fargo, blames PETA

    by Dave Goldman on May 24, 0:21

    Wells Fargo, the banking and financial services company which has been a key sponsor of the Iditarod for nearly three decades, has pulled its financial support of the Last Great Race on Earth. “Wells Fargo regularly reviews where we allocate our marketing resources to build and enhance relationships with customers and the broader community. As part of […]

  • Sports

    Cougars make Bartlett feel at home with all-inclusive trip

    by Dave Goldman on May 22, 21:58

    They may compete on the field, but in the end, they’re one team. It showed more than ever on senior night. At a recent game while honoring their own, the Service High School girls soccer team also graciously extended a warm welcome to their opponent, Bartlett. But this was nothing new and is four years […]

  • Local

    Swim, Bike, Run: Gold Nugget Triathlon provides a challenge and inspiration

    by Dave Goldman on May 22, 8:54

    It was damp and cool. At times the rain came down on Sunday morning, too — perfect for a triathlon, as the 2017 Gold Nugget took off and ended in its traditional spot at Bartlett High School. The 500 yard swim in the school’s pool, combined with a 12 mile bike ride and a 4.1 […]

  • National

    Leonard Marshall, Matt Hasselbeck pledge brains to research

    by Associated Press on May 17, 7:26

    BOSTON (AP) – Two more retired football stars have pledged their brains to research. Two-time Super Bowl champion Leonard Marshall and three-time Pro Bowl selection Matt Hasselbeck say they will donate their brains to the Concussion Legacy Foundation for research into chronic traumatic encephalopathy. The announcements were made Wednesday as part of the second annual […]

  • Local

    Pitch count means mandatory time off

    by Dave Goldman on May 16, 21:09

    In Alaska, there’s a call to arms– and it has nothing to do with the Second Amendment. It’s all about preservation of another type of arm: the one on a pitcher’s mound. The Alaska School Activities Association says some kids have thrown as many as 160 pitches in a high school game– a ridiculously high […]

  • Local

    Mat-Su baseball teams set to play on new turf

    by Dave Goldman on May 15, 22:20

      The Wasilla Warriors’ baseball program has a new place to play, a turf field on campus. “I’m a huge, huge guy for a grass field.” said Head Coach Ken Ottinger. “I love a grass field for baseball, but it’s so hard to take care of and maintain here in Alaska.” It’s those realities which […]

  • Local

    Alaskans love the outdoors, but some find their fun in the pool

    by Dave Goldman on May 15, 12:21

    The recent Alaska Junior Olympics swimming event at Bartlett High School was proof of the strides the sport is making in the state. “This is the largest championship meet of the year,” said Jodi McLaughlin, the event’s coordinator. “We have 480 swimmers from all over the state — 25 teams.” That number is where it […]

  • Sports

    Lower turnout may force Juneau schools to merge teams

    by Dave Goldman on May 11, 16:11

    We take it for granted: having enough players on our high school teams. But what happens when there aren’t enough? It’s a problem facing various sports and extra curricular activities at Juneau-Douglas and Thunder Mountain High Schools. The Juneau Empire reported that school officials in Juneau are considering merging football, the football cheer squads, softball […]

  • Sports

    More students make college commitments

    by Dave Goldman on May 10, 8:31

    Tuesday represented another day to look ahead for many high school seniors. At Service, Grace Christian and South High Schools seniors made their commitments by signing national letters of intent. Service saw 12 make plans. Cyaron Williams will play football at the University of Minnesota-Morris. “It’s been a long process,” he said. “Checking emails and […]

  • Sports

    High school athletes make college commitments

    by Dave Goldman on May 08, 22:01

    Across town, high school seniors are making plans. On Monday, they became official. At Bartlett and Dimond, student-athletes signed their letters of intent. Sixteen Golden Bears from Bartlett will play at the next level in various sports while Eric Jenkins of Dimond will be staying close home as he inked with the University of Alaska […]

  • Local

    Community minded team wears teal jerseys for annual soccer match

    by Dave Goldman on May 08, 11:02

    Teal is for real at Service High School. For a fifth straight year, the Service High School girls’ soccer program played “The Teal Game,” on a bright and sunny Friday afternoon. As the Cougars took to the pitch with South High School, money raised would go to help promote awareness of gynecological cancers while helping […]

  • Sports

    Los Angeles, Paris await Olympic inspectors in 2024 race

    by Associated Press on May 08, 7:46

    GENEVA (AP) – Los Angeles and Paris, both already seen as winning options for the 2024 Games, await their Olympic inspectors this week. The cities will host three-day visits by an International Olympic Committee panel, whose chairman has no doubt about their hosting credentials. “I think today at least you can already say, either way, […]

  • Sports

    Always Dreaming wins 2017 Kentucky Derby

    by Associated Press on May 06, 15:12

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – The Latest on the Kentucky Derby (all times local): 7:05 p.m. Always Dreaming has won the 143rd Kentucky Derby, pulling away from Lookin at Lee in the slop. Race officials confirmed the win for Always Dreaming minutes after he crossed the finish line first at Churchill Downs. The win gives trainer […]

  • Local

    Grace Christian baseball finally says ‘Play Ball!’

    by Dave Goldman on May 05, 14:43

    Their field of dreams may be a ways off, but Grace Christian’s varsity baseball team is now a reality. The Grizzlies just enjoyed hosting their first ever baseball game — even if it was at someone else’s park.  “It’s just a great blessing, and it’s just a great opportunity to bond with these great kids.” said […]

  • Local

    Alaska wrestling is making weight– and noise

    by Dave Goldman on May 02, 20:26

    Alaskan wrestling has a good problem: it’s grappling with growth. This weekend at their annual Alaska USA tournament at the Menard Center in Wasilla, more than 1500 wrestlers traveled from across the state to compete. “It brings them all to one central location where they can enjoy camaraderie of seeing their teams or other teams […]

  • 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, […]