Sports & Recreation
 

Salt River Junior High Basketball Gold Team Defeats Vista Grove Prep Academy

  By Jennifer Jimenez
  Au-Authm Action News
 

The junior high gold basketball team from Salt River High School has an impressive roster made up of Zach Joe, Skylar Santeo, Spencer Henderson, Jacob Juan, Malcomb Masten, Jason James, Dion Hernandez and Kobe Blackwater. After a win over Vista Grove Prep Academy on November 29 at the Salt River Community Building, the team improved its record to 2-1.

 

SRPMIC Children’s Foundation Golf Classic

  By Jennifer Jimenez
  Au-Authm Action News
 

The eighth annual Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Children’s Foundation Golf Classic took place on December 5 at Talking Stick Golf Club. Despite the 40-degree morning temperatures, the golfers braved the weather and ended the day extremely happy to have participated in the event and supported the foundation. Several golfers spoke about their pleasure with the tournament and said they will return next year. Harvier spoke to the golfers following the lunch and prior to the awards ceremony, explaining, “The money goes to a lot of good things, and we are very grateful for you and [that you are] giving back to the Community.”

 

Junior High Wrestling Competes at Deer Valley Middle School Tournament

  By Jennifer Jimenez
  Au-Authm Action News
 

The Deer Valley Middle School Wrestling Invitational took place on December 3 at Barry Goldwater High School in Phoenix. This was an open tournament, and most of the teams were private club teams, where team members pay for their coaching and team membership. The Salt River junior high wrestling team competed, representing the school. It was an extremely long day of competition for the wrestlers. The team left the school at 5:30 a.m. and did not wrestle in their first event until after 10 a.m. Head coach Simon Smith said the boys have to practice on keeping good mental focus in situations when they have long breaks between bouts.

 

Flag Football League

  By Richie Corrales
  Au-Authm Action News
 

In November, the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Recreation Department hosted a late Flag Football Co-ed League. There were six teams: Taylor and The Gang, coached by Juan Espinoza; Navahopi, coached by Shane Cepai; Banditos, coached by Rito Lopez; Team Elite, coached by Zeke Mendoza; Something New, coached by Mike Reyes; and Bosses, coached by Mykey Barnes.