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Countdown underway for NAIG 2020

Preparations for the 2020 North American Indigenous Games are well underway. Organizers held a one-year countdown ceremony on July 12 in the host city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. With more than 5,000 Indigenous youth athletes from Canada and the U.S. expected to compete, including from the Seminole Tribe of Florida, the

Hayla Boyz hit their stride at NASA tournament

COOPER CITY — It wouldn’t be a NASA softball tournament without encountering the obstacles of summertime elements. The Seminole Tribe’s Recreation Department hosted this year’s annual competition that drew about 60 teams in men’s, women’s, co-ed and legends divisions from five Native American tribes. Naha Jumper makes solid contact for the

Dozen Seminole teams hit the fields in North Carolina

WHITTIER, N.C. — Two of the 12 Seminole teams battled to get to championship rounds at NAYO, where they each finished runner-up. The 12U Seminole baseball team earned second place while exceeding the expectations of head coach Charlie Micco. “Last year they took third,” said Micco, whose assistant coach was Jason Baker. The

Seminole Impact win NAYO championship

WHITTIER, N.C. — The final play of NAYO for the Seminole Impact epitomized the team’s determination on its path to winning the tournament’s 10U softball championship. The Impact’s Lason Baker smacked a hard-hit ball deep into the outfield and raced around the bases. She showed no hesitation rounding third base as she

Hollywood’s Sylas Billie thrives on the mound

HOLLYWOOD — One big reason Aroldis Chapman is Sylas Billie’s favorite Major League pitcher is because how hard the New York Yankees left-hander throws. He shares the record for fastest pitch speed ever recorded in MLB. In fact, Chapman has earned the nickname “The Cuban Missile.” “He throws hard,” Sylas said. Sylas,

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