Sports & Recreation
 

Playing In The Dirt, Getting Ready for Triple Crown World Series

  By Jennifer Jimenez
  Au-Authm Action News
 

Playing baseball is just a way of life for Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community member Aaron Makil. After dropping him off one day to serve as a bat boy for his older sister’s Little League team in the 9- to 12-year-old division, his mother, Rebecca Makil, returned to the game to find Aaron playing left field as a 6-year-old. Since that day, she said, baseball has been the sport he loves.

 

Salt River Softball Wraps Up Season With
Loss at State Tournament

  By Jennifer Jimenez
  Au-Authm Action News
 

Earlier this month, the Salt River High School softball team competed in the Metro East regional tournament, and despite earning early leads in two critical games, they finished fourth.

 

Red Mountain Duathlon at Salt River

  By Angela Willeford
  Au-Authm Action News
 

Bright and early on April 30, the Red Mountain Duathlon was held on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, hosted by the SRPMIC Disease Prevention Program. The duathlon consisted of two events, a run and a bike ride.

 

Community Members Find Fitness with Jiu-Jitsu and MMA Training

  By Tasha Silverhorn
  Au-Authm Action News
 

In June 2010, Bambusa MMA opened on Mesa Drive and Brown Road in Mesa.The studio promotes family fitness through classes in the martial arts jiu-jitsu and karate, as well as mixed martial arts cardio and strength training. Members of the Scabby family from the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community have been regulars at Bambusa MMA since August 2010, and they now consider the studio and its certified instructors part of their family.