Sports & Recreation

Arizona Diamondbacks host Native American Recognition Day

  By Sheila Begay
  Au-Authm Action News

On Saturday, July 13, the Arizona Diamondbacks hosted Native American Recognition Day, which is held every July at Chase Field in downtown Phoenix. Presented by Gila River Casinos, festivities began at 5 p.m., prior to the D-backs game that night against the visiting Milwaukee Brewers. The thousands of fans in attendance were greeted at the stadium’s main entrance by Native American dancers and performers, and the first 20,000 fans were given a D-Backs beach towel.


15th Annual D-Backs Intertribal Youth Baseball & Softball Tournament

  By Tahsa Silverhorn
  Au-Authm Action News

The Salt River Rattlers got off to a good start in the 15th Annual D-Backs Inter-Tribal Youth Baseball & Softball Tournament. Playing in the Single A Division, they beat the Shiprock Buzz, 6-3, at the Luis Gonzalez Field in Tempe on Wednesday, July 10. The next day, the Rattlers continued their winning streak at Matt Mantei Field in Tempe by dominating the Casa Blanca Indians, 10-0.


SRPMIC Girls Basketball Teams Take Part in Annual Lori Piestewa Games

  By Richie Corrales
  Au-Authm Action News

The Lori Piestewa National Native American Games were held July 10-14. A number of Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community girls basketball teams took part, playing in gyms in Salt River, Fort McDowell and Fountain Hills. Teams were composed of fourth- to 12th-graders, with each team guaranteed at least three games of full-court, five-on-five action in the double-elimination tournament.