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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 […]

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    Brown Bears hockey team on thin financial ice

    by Dave Goldman on Mar 27, 9:56

    It’s been a rough season for Alaska hockey. The University of Alaska Anchorage Seawolves program was nearly cut, but remained after an eleventh-hour save. Then the Alaska Aces announced this will be their final season due to budget issues. Now the Kenai Brown Bears are following suit. But is this it? It’s still an uphill […]

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    Alaskans bring home medals from the Special Olympics World Winter Games

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 26, 16:47

    Among the athletes at this year’s Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria were two Alaskans, both of whom brought home medals in their respective sports. Madison Englund is a snowboarder from Fairbanks and earned two medals at the games. Fellow athlete Jennifer Troutman hails from Anchorage and earned a medal in Alpine skiing. She was disqualified […]

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    3A, 4A champs crowned in ASAA high school basketball state tournament

    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]