Andrew Sockalexis of Maine’s Penobscot Nation is profiled in a ‘Best in the World’ exhibit in D.C.
A world-class runner from the Penobscot Nation who some believe has been neglected in the annals of great Maine athletes is getting national recognition this summer on the 100th anniversary of his
Olympics Debate about Who’s Greater: Michael Phelps or Jim Thorpe?
The Native American sports superstar had ties to our area, and WSAZ.com’s Randy Yohe shows us some newly found Thorpe memorabilia. He weighs in on Olympic
Jim Thorpe: Fact and fiction
But Thorpe was incredibly perceptive, a technique he sharpened watching horses gallop as a child. He would study their movements and attempt to mimic their strides, Kate Buford wrote in the biography
Four Native Athletes Who Participated in the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm – Andrew Sockalexis
Andrew Sockalexis, like Lewis Tewanima, took up running as an homage to his tribe's ancestral customs. Born in 1892 on the Penobscot Indian Island Reservation in Maine, Sockalexis grew up hearing
Four Native Athletes Who Participated in the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm – Duke Kahanamoku
Known alternatively as the Bronze Duke of Waikiki, the Father of Surfing, and Hawaii's Ambassador of Aloha, Duke Paoa Kahanamoku remains the state's greatest athlete. His list of achievements is a
Four Native Athletes Who Participated in the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm – Jim Thorp & Lewis Tewanima
Like Thorpe, Tewanima entered competitive sports by way of the Carlisle Indian School in rural Pennsylvania- 2,000 miles from his birthplace on the remote Hopi mesas of Arizona. In 1907, he was
Vincent Littleman ~ Navajo
Made 14 total appearances, including three starts in mid-week contests ... Made one relief appearance in the 2011 College Station Regional, retiring each batter faced against Seton Hall (6/3) ...
Wynter Wind ~ Creek
Hometown: Seminole, OK.
Previous School: Sasakwa High
Tyler Bray ~ Patawatomi
Named SEC Offensive Player of the Week (Sept. 12, 2011)
Sophomore QB named to preseason Manning, O'Brien, Maxwell Award Watch Lists
2010 Three-time SEC Freshman of the Week (Nov. 6, 13 & 27,
Ty Thompson ~ Mohawk
2011: Named to the America East Conference All-Rookie Team... Finished third on the team with 26 goals... Also recorded four assists for 41 total points, ranking him fourth on the squad... Started
Hometown: Ft. Washakie, Wyo
High School:Lander Valley High
Tanishia Manson ~ Navajo
Two-year starter ... All-Conference and All-Region selection and earned league honors as "Freshman of the Year" in 2010 ... led squad to regional playoff berth ... led Arizona Western in
Shoni Schimmel ~ Umatilla
High School: A four year varsity starter...Played her first two years at Hermiston High School leading the Bulldogs to a 4th place and 2nd place finish in the Oregon 5A State Championships...Named