Basketball is woven into the fabric of Native American life.
The cancellation of the 2020 Native American Basketball Invitational means more to the Native American community than simply taking a summer off from playing ball. Its loss could have a major impact on the lives of many young native people.
The life of a college athlete can be stressful. Balancing academic and sports or taking the game-winning shot against a Top 10 team involves pressure.
The Winslow Lady Bulldogs lost to the Henderson, Nevada Coronado Lady Cougars 8-7 March 6 in the Tournament of Champions at Bullhead City.
On March 5, President Jonathan Nez served as a guest speaker at the Window Rock High School boys basketball banquet in Fort Defiance, Arizona. During the event, Nez thanked parents and congratulated players on their hard work as student athletes.
The 2020 Arizona State 3A Boys and Girls tournament semifinals and championships were held at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum at the Arizona State Fairgrounds Feb. 28-29.
In the boys state championship semifinals game, the No. 1 seed Page Sand Devils (29-1) matched up with the No. 5 seed Sabino Sabercats (26-2) of Tucson.
The Findlay Toyota Center in Prescott Valley played host to the quarterfinals of the 2020 Arizona 3A Girls State tournament.
The Winslow Lady Bulldogs began play Feb. 27 with a home game win over the Chinle Lady Wildcats, 16-3.
The Winslow Bulldogs baseball team began play for the 2020 season at home Feb. 26 against the Chino Valley Cougars.
“We made history tonight” said Greg Perkins Holbrook Roadrunners coach. “This is our first win ever in Window Rock.”
Red Rock State Park is not as busy as the other state park in Sedona. Slide Rock State Park is better known for kids sliding down the rocks in the stream during the summer.
Winslow High School’s Zach Wagner has been invited to play basketball for the USA team in Australia.
The Kayenta Middle School Boys Basketball team concluded their season with an impressive 19-1 overall record and as champions of the Northern Arizona Interscholastic Conference (NAIC) defeating Chinle Jr. High School with a score of 45-43.
The Winslow Bulldogs and Snowflake Lobos both are in the top eight seeds of the boys’ state 3A Conference State Basketball Tournament and will not play until Feb. 22 at home.
The Winslow Lady Bulldogs defeated the Blue Ridge Lady Yellowjackets 48-27 in Winslow Feb. 7.
Jayda Chee, a senior at Tuba City High School, had another stellar year of volleyball winning player of the year honors, leading her team to winning the 3A North Conference Championship and now signing a letter of intent Jan. 15 to play college volleyball at Glendale Community College.
The Monument Valley Mustangs (11-15, 5-4) played a freedom game on the road for a two point non-regional win over the Sanders Valley Pirates (11-2, 10-7 Feb. 6. The Mustangs took the win, 61-59.
The Chinle Wildcats (17-9, 5-3) hosted the Monument Valley Mustangs (12-7, 4-3) of Kayenta, Arizona, during senior night at the Wildcat Den, a night when the seniors of both teams say thank you to fans for their support.
Many hikers find the Flagstaff area too cold to hike this time of year, but don’t want to go to Phoenix — Sedona is a great alternative.