Sports & Recreation

PLAY BALL! Native American Baseball Players Participate in the D-Backs Inter-Tribal Tournament and NABI Invitational

  By Jennifer Jimenez, Tasha Silverhorn, and Richie Corrales
  Au-Authm Action News

The 13th Annual Arizona Diamondbacks Inter-Tribal Youth Baseball and Softball Invitational Tournament took place during the week of July 18-23. Tournament games took place throughout the Valley, including on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. The tournament ended with four division-champion teams: the Salt River Little Indians, champions for the Single A Division; the Tota Warriors, champions for the Double A Division; the Tempe Bandits, champions for the Triple A Division; and Native Thunder, champions for Triple A Softball Division.


Salt River Teams Compete in Lori Piestewa Games

  By Jennifer Jimenez
  Au-Authm Action News

The Lori Piestewa National Native American Games took place July 22-24 on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation and in the greater Fountain Hills area. Several teams from Salt River competed in baseball, softball and basketball.


All-Star Week Jr. RBI Classic

  By Richie Corrales
  Au-Authm Action News

During All-Star Week, the week of events surrounding the 2011 All-Star Game in Phoenix, Major League Baseball hosted the third annual Jr. RBI Classic for children ages 11 and 12 years. Games were played at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, on the Arizona Diamondbacks side of the facility, and at Chaparral Park in Scottsdale. Nine baseball teams and four softball teams played in the tournament, from the Diamondbacks, the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, and San Francisco, Indiana, Alabama, Delaware, North Carolina and Missouri leagues. All teams got a chance to experience what it’s like to play on the major league fields.


Right Way, Wrong Way: Proper Workout Technique

  By Jennifer Jimenez and Andy Weiler, M.Ed., WellPath Coordinator
  Au-Authm Action News

Conducting exercises such as lifting weights in the proper manner is crucial to both safety and getting the full benefit from the particular exercise. WellPath Coordinator Andy Weiler said that many common exercises are done improperly, and he offers insight on how to correct that. Here, some sample exercises are illustrated by Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Council Member Tom Largo.