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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    Ketchikan High School cleared after Title IX investigation

    by Associated Press on Dec 12, 9:04

    A review of the Ketchikan High School’s activities program has found no federal Title IX violations, but the school will still likely change how it operates district activities. The Ketchikan Daily News reports that the district undertook the review after parents complained that girls’ sports were receiving fewer opportunities than boys’ activities. Discrimination based on gender […]

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    Anchorage boxer competes at US nationals

    by John Thompson on Dec 11, 20:07

    While Alaska may not be known for it’s boxing pedigree, that is starting to change. Former Olympian David Carey opened the Alaska Boxing Academy, a gym in southwest Anchorage that caters to athletes of all ages. Nino Delgado, 21, is one of Carey’s top students, having competed at USA Boxing Junior Nationals and won a […]

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    Memorial run honors Alaskan killed in 2014 avalanche

    by John Thompson on Dec 04, 16:54

    The Erik Peterson Memorial 5K Run took place Sunday, honoring a beloved member of the Alaska community who tragically passed away in an avalanche two years ago. Peterson was a West Anchorage High School football coach and Dimond High School track and field and cross-country coach. An avid outdoorsman, Peterson was in the backcountry of […]

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    South High freshman girl laces up skates with the boys

    by Dave Goldman on Nov 28, 23:13

    Hannah Hogenson keeps people guessing—that’s a good thing here. Overall, there aren’t many school districts in America offering boys and girls hockey at the high school level. Many only have a team for boys. In this case though, it wouldn’t have mattered. When it was time to play hockey for South High School, the freshman charted her own course and tried out for the boys […]

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    New 300-mile sled dog race set for December

    by Associated Press on Nov 26, 10:33

    A new 300-mile sled dog race slated for December can help qualify mushers for the Iditarod and Yukon Quest. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports about 20 teams are expected to compete starting Dec. 17, depending on snowfall in the next three weeks. At least six teams have signed up for the Tolovana 300. Mushers will […]

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    Kikkan Randall returns to women’s US Cross Country Ski Team

    by Associated Press on Nov 23, 10:39

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – World champion skier Kikkan Randall is back on the women’s U.S. Cross Country Ski Team after taking a season off to have a baby. The announcement of the four-time Olympian’s return comes just before the 2016-17 season begins with International Ski Federation World Cup Opener taking place Saturday in Ruka, Finland. […]

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    Special Olympics athletes team up with military at bowling tournament

    by John Thompson on Nov 21, 12:14

    The Special Olympics Alaska State Bowling Tournament took place over the weekend on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. The tournament returned to Polar Bowl, located on base, after a 2-year hiatus caused by renovations on the largest bowling complex in Alaska. Military volunteers were happy to welcome competitors back to the event, which saw more than 300 athletes from Anchorage, […]

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    Dimond High’s Sulte plans for next phase of life

    by Dave Goldman on Nov 16, 22:47

    Brynn Sulte is focused. The Unites States Air Force Academy likes focus. The two are a great match. On Wednesday, Sulte capped what’s been a career week by signing a letter of intent to attend the USAF and play volleyball for the Falcons. Last Saturday, Sulte and her Dimond High School Lynx teammates were down two sets to none against rival […]

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    Dimond does it again: Lynx sit down to discuss second-straight volleyball crown

    by Dave Goldman on Nov 16, 22:17

    The Dimond High School Lynx capped a magical season with some late heroics in capturing their second-straight 4A volleyball crown. Some of the Lynx stopped by KTVA to discuss the run with Dave Goldman. Follow KTVA 11 Sports on Facebook and Twitter for the latest in Alaska sports

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    Alaska baseball players learn from the best

    by Dave Goldman on Nov 16, 20:10

    It’s tough enough to get the major leagues, but to get on the right path, it helps to hear from someone who’s done it. KTVA’s John Thompson visited with Houston Astros pitching coach Brent Strom on Sunday during the seventh-annual professional coaches baseball clinic at The Dome. Follow KTVA 11 Sports on Facebook and Twitter […]

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    Basketball tournament to help raise money for Lorrie Clifford

    by Dave Leval on Nov 05, 10:45

    A former Alaska basketball star is getting help from the community that supported her in high school to get her back on her feet. Lorrie Clifford played basketball at Chugiak High School before she became a member of the U.S. Rugby Team. Once a Mustang, always a Mustang. Chugiak will host a 3-on-3 basketball tournament in […]

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    High school swimming and diving championship underway in Juneau

    by Dave Leval on Nov 04, 21:28

    Alaska’s best high school divers and swimmers are in Juneau this weekend for the 2016 ASAA Swim and Dive State Championship. The tournament is being held the Dimond Park Aquatic Center. Most of the time Anchorage hosts the tournament, but once every three years the capital city hosts the meet. Dimond Park has one of Alaska’s two eight-lane pool […]

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    Bethel looks to start high school football program in 2017

    by Anna Rose MacArthur/KYUK on Nov 04, 7:51

    Bethel Regional High School is starting a football program; it just needs funding, equipment, players, a coach, and approval from the state. The plan has two things going for it: teams to play against — in  Anchorage — and administrators confident that the Warriors will kick off next fall, according to a story from KYUK Public […]