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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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, […]

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    Nearly eliminated, Brown Bears hockey will see another season

    by Dave Goldman on Apr 19, 11:46

    The Kenai River Brown Bears will be back on the ice next season. It’s not a stretch to call what Steve Stuber, supporters, and the community of Soldotna did remarkable. Faced with the possibility of shutting down the hockey operation, following the way of the Alaska Aces, the community helped complete an extraordinary comeback. On April […]

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    Anchorage soccer teams going green

    by Dave Goldman on Apr 18, 13:29

    Finally, it appears the Cook Inlet Conference soccer teams are headed for greener pastures — their own. After weeks of wrangling and shoveling, the games which have been snowed out are poised to begin. And with the season slipping away, players are happy there is green under all the white on their fields. “We’re really […]

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    Anchorage takes on a tropical feel as swimmers hit the pool

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 14, 11:45

    While everyone is heading outside, they’re going in — at least for Friday afternoon. The Northern Lights Swim Club is reeling in a 127 swimmers to compete in the Aqua Dog 50 Free Tournament. It’s a unique race because the racers will be grouped according to time, not age. Contestants will swim two 50-yard heats […]

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    Anchorage soccer teams are close to getting their season back

    by Dave Goldman on Apr 12, 22:43

    Name a spot in Anchorage that still needs shoveling. It’s a tricky riddle high school soccer teams can easily answer. Last week, prep players and volunteers got together to shovel the fields at East Anchorage, Chugiak and Service High Schools. On Sunday, nearly 100 people worked on the field at Kincaid Park. Wednesday, it moved to three more, […]

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    Langdon, Houston to enter AABC Hall of Fame

    by Dave Leval on Apr 11, 21:47

    The last time Trajan Langdon stepped on the court was in 2011, when he led his Russian League team, CSKA Moscow, to a ninth-straight championship. Winning is something the Anchorage native knows well, as he also directed his East Anchorage High School Thunderbirds to three straight state titles. Now the “Alaskan Assassin” is about to […]

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    The Big Dig: Students, volunteers get Kincaid Park ready for soccer season

    by Dave Goldman on Apr 10, 11:58

    Folks in Alaska love their winter — to a point. There are three seasons in high school athletics. So far, we’ve had fall and winter, but we’re still waiting on spring. While pavement is visible throughout town, the grassy fields are not. The snow is melting but not quickly enough to get soccer teams on the […]

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    Challenge Alaska continues to enrich lives

    by Dave Goldman on Apr 02, 18:51

    In its three and half decades, Challenge Alaska has grown into one of the state’s most reliable sources to help people enjoy healthy, active lives despite physical or mental disabilities. It’s about including everybody. “It has given me something to inspire about year-round,” said instructor Randolph Finch. “It’s all I think about in the summer, it’s all that I gear towards. It’s really helped me get […]

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    Anchorage Christian Schools brings home the crown

    by KTVA Sports on Mar 31, 9:20

    The Anchorage Christian School Lions brought home a 3A state title, defeating Sitka 52 to 40 at the Alaska Airlines Center. They stopped by the KTVA studio to discuss their title run.

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    Grace Christian coach, players discuss 3A championship

    by Dave Goldman on Mar 30, 9:18

    After a decade and half of waiting, the Grace Christian Grizzlies basketball team will be hang another 3A title banner from the rafters after taking the crown last weekend. Head Coach Jason Boerger along with a pair of his players paid a visit to KTVA on Wednesday. Watch the entire interview.

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    Freshman Hayden Lieb becomes Bethel’s first All-American wrestler

    by Anna Rose MacArthur/KYUK on Mar 29, 17:27

    Freshman Hayden Lieb has become the first Bethel Regional High School (BRHS) wrestler to earn an All-American title, according to a story originally published by KYUK Public Media. The wrestler earned the honor this weekend at the 2017 National High School Coaches Association Tournament in Virginia Beach, Virginia. “This is a big thing,” said Bethel wrestling […]

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    Dimond Lynx cap off magical season

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 28, 20:37

    The Dimond High School Lynx had one of those years: nine seniors will ride off with a 4A state title. Head coach Brad Lauwers and three of those seniors stopped by KTVA on Tuesday to sit down with Dave Goldman to discuss the championship run. Follow KTVA 11 Sports on Facebook and Twitter. Did you […]