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    Activists take annual swim to Alcatraz Island

    Nakina Mills and Amanda Carlow of Pine Ridge Indian Reservation are among American Indian health activists from South Dakota, Washington and California states, taking part in the annual PATHSTAR Alcatraz Swim Week, Oct. 5-13.
    Mills, a five-time participant, and Carlow, a first-timer, joined colleagues in preparing for the culmination of a year-long program, the 12th annual Swim from Alcatraz Island to the South End Rowing Club on the San Francisco Shore.

    LA Lakers, Kobe Bryant Shoot Hoops for a Good Cause at Pechanga Resort & Casino

    Gearing up for the first game of their regular season on Tuesday, October 28, the Los Angeles Lakers made a preseason practice stop at the Pechanga Recreation Center on the Pechanga Indian Reservation in Temecula, California. On Thursday, October 16 players and coaches participated in a shoot around at the tribe’s recreation center with tribal youth and members following the action as spectators.

    Huskers Dominate Northwestern; Alicia Ostrander (Oglala) With Team High 12 Kills

    The No. 13 Nebraska volleyball team made quick work of Northwestern on “Pink Night,” sweeping the Wildcats 3-0 (25-12, 25-22, 25-13) on Wednesday at the Bob Devaney Sports Center.
    The Huskers improved to 11-5 overall and 5-2 in Big Ten action, while Northwestern dropped to 13-5 overall and 3-4 in the Big Ten.

    Troy Women’s Basketball Opens Practice; Caitlyn Ramirez (Seminole) Begins First Season with the Trojans

    TROY, Alabama – The Troy women’s basketball team began practice for the 2014-15 season on Monday morning when it took to the court at Trojan Arena at 6:45 a.m.
    On Monday, the Trojans focused the early portion of their practice on full court pressure defense before turning their attention to scoring in transition. All 12 players on the Troy roster were healthy and participated fully in practice.

    Lamar University Women’s Hoops Gear up for New Season; Shauna Long (Standing Rock Sioux) Begins Final Season for Cardinals

    BEAUMONT, Texas – After catching people by surprise last season, this year’s version of the Lamar Lady Cardinals is well aware they won’t be able to sneak up on anyone.
    Last season, the Lady Cardinals, who were picked to finish near the middle of the pack in the Southland Conference, went on to earn a share of the conference championship, as well as the top seed in the conference tournament. Second-year coach Robin Harmony is hoping for similar success this season.

    NMSU Aggies Abby Scott (Warm Springs Tribe) Named to Preseason Western Athletic Conference 2nd Team

    The Western Athletic Conference announced its preseason coaches’ poll and media poll along with its All-WAC selections for women’s basketball during its annual Media Day in Las Vegas on Wednesday.
    New Mexico State was predicted to finish fifth in the conference by the coaches with 29 total points, and in a tie for third place with Texas-Pan American by the media.

    Iron Mike Productions Presents Live Boxing – Featuring Wes Nofire (Cherokee Nation)

    John Wesley Nofire, born in Tahlequah, Oklahoma and half Cherokee Native, began boxing in 2007 as a way to stay physically fit. As a high school basketball standout, it didn’t take long for Nofire’s natural athletic ability combined with his 6’6” height to prove he could make a career in professional boxing.

    Chelsey Biegler (Cheyenne River Sioux) Named to 2014-2015 RMAC Preseason All-Conference Team

    Chelsey Biegler, a senior guard for Black Hills State University and member of the Cheyenne River Sioux tribe, was named a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Preseason All-Conference team in a release by the conference today.
    Last season, Chelsey became the first Jacket to earn consecutive First Team All-RMAC honors after finishing near the top 10 in the conference in scoring with 14 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 1.9 apg, and 1.8 steals per game in 2013-14. Biegler’s most productive statistical game came on Jan.

    Good luck to St. Francis Indian School cross country

    As the St. Francis Indian School cross country team heads to the Region 4 meet in Chamberlain, the Sports Instigator would like to wish them well. Have to offer a bit of an apology as I haven’t been able to find a lot of the individual and team results online, so it’s hard to gather that information, but I am watching and wishing you good luck.

    50 Years After His 10K Gold Billy Mills is More than an Olympic Legend

    This week marks the 50th anniversary of one of the most magical moments in Olympics history. Billy Mills became the first American to win the 10,000m in 1964, and he did so in dramatic fashion. The story is so incredible even Hollywood couldn’t have dreamed it up. But, perhaps, more significant and more important than his athletic achievements is what Mills has done in the years since.

    Billy Mills Still Making an Impact 50 years Later

    Fifty years ago today, Billy Mills sprint to the finish line in the ten-thousand meter run at the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo became one of the most memorable finishes in Olympic history that claimed a gold medal.
    Countless stories have been written on Billy’s accomplishment and even a movie “Running Brave” was based on Mills life story and his journey to the Olympics.

    Huskers Fall On the Road to Michigan; Alicia Ostrander (Oglala-Lakota) has a team-high 12 kills

     The No. 8 Nebraska volleyball team fell 3-0 at Michigan on Sunday, 19-25, 30-32, 21-25. The Huskers dropped to 10-5 overall and 4-2 in the Big Ten, while Michigan improved to 8-8 with a 3-3 Big Ten record.
    Alicia Ostrander (Oglala-Lakota) had a team-high 12 kills. Mary Pollmiller had 35 assists, and Annika Albrecht had a team-best 12 digs.

    Skyhawks Fall 3-1 to Mustangs; Heather Danny (Navajo) with Game High 25 Assists

    October 11, 2014 – Fort Lewis College entered Saturday’s volleyball match with the same Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference record as their opponent, Western New Mexico University, but the Mustangs would take a one match lead at the end of the night, defeating the Skyhawks 3-1.

    Aspen Sheperd (Navajo) Named MCAC Conference Hitter of the Week

    Sophomore middle hitter Aspen Sheperd  (Navajo) of Haskell Indian Nations University has been named Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference (MCAC )Women’s Volleyball Hitter of the Week for the week ending Oct. 12.
    A native of Window Rock, Ariz., Sheperd averaged 5.13 kills and 0.88 blocks per game last week over a pair of matches for the Indians.  In a 3-2 setback at College of Saint Mary, she had 29 kills and six total blocks.

    Kendal Thompson (Kiowa Tribe) ready to lead Utah Utes offense

     Just as the Utes earned their way back into the Top-25 for the first time in four years, head coach Kyle Whittingham has himself a true quarterback controversy.
    Kendal Thompson (Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma) replaced an ineffective Travis Wilson against #8 UCLA, and led the Utes to a stunning 30-28 victory.

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