Sports & Recreation
 

Having Fun While Learning

  By Marla Baptisto
  Au-Authm Action News
 

The Salt River Recreation Department sponsored a T-Ball Challenge on May 14 and 15. This Challenge gave children 5 to 7 years old the experience playing a game similar to baseball but with one difference: instead of a pitcher throwing the ball, the ball is put on a tee stand, making it easier for the little ones to hit.

 

Community Youth Play in Mesa’s Westwood Little League

  By Richie Corrales
  Au-Authm Action News
 

Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community members Aaron and Eric Makil both played in the City of Mesa’s Westwood Little League championship game on May 17 at Whittier Elementary School. The boys, who are brothers, have been playing in that league for three years, along with Community member Kaya Hayes, 12, who’s been playing for the league since 2002. All three played in the Majors Division.

 

Confidence and a Positive Attitude Pay Off in Spring Classic Softball Tournament

  By Tasha Silverhorn
  Au-Authm Action News
 

On May 22, the 2010 Spring Classic Co-ed Slow-Pitch Softball Tournament held its championship game for the last two teams standing. Team UNB from the Pinnacle Peak area and Say Something, a local team, battled it out to claim this year’s championship. Twelve teams competed in the tournament, but newcomers UNB took first place, beating Say Something 12-11.


 

Junior Lady Eagles Finish Runners-up in State Tournament

  By Richie Corrales
  Au-Authm Action News
 

They worked hard on and off the field, and as a result the Salt River Junior High Lady Eagles made their way up to the Charter Athletic Association (CAA) State Tournament. At the end of the hard-fought tournament, the Lady Eagles lost to Dobson Academy, 7-6, earning a very respectable finish as runners-up.