Scrap Pack, Men's Six Foot and Under Champions.
By LORI ANN EDMO
FORT HALL — Scrap Pack won Fort Hall Recreation’s Men’s Six Foot and Under Tournament and Frybread Riot won the Women’s All Indian Tourney March 10 at Sho-Ban High School.
Scrap Pack defeated Four Winds 91 to 63 in the championship game. Third place went to Yellowhorse and fourth place was Browning, Montana.
Lars Backward from Scrap Pack was named the Most Valuable Player. All Stars include: E.J. Aimsback and Nayte Many Hides from Browning; Rashawn Marin, Magic Smith and Chaske Valdez from Yellowhorse; Trevor DeGarmo, Ethan Tindore and Chaylen Perdash from Four Winds; Jon Provost and Trudell Slowbear from Scrap Pack.
Lars Backward, Men's MVP.
The Johnson/Honena families presented the Best Defensive Player award to Trevor DeGarmo who played for Four Winds.
Jon Provost led Scrap Pack in scoring with 35 points, Lars Backward added 28 points, Patrick Lang 11 points, Chris Tobacco 5 points, Dusty Whirlwind Horse and Brice Hornbeck 4 points each, Trudell Slow Bear and Farren Swift bird 2 points each.
Trevor DeGarmo was top scorer for Four Winds with 15 points, Larry McCormick added 14 points, Chaylen Perdash 10 points, Ethan Tindore 8 points, Skyler Dixey and Pete George each had 7 points, Leron Tom 2 points, Silas Hooper didn’t score.
Frybread Riot, Women's Champions.
Frybread Riot beat 2-N-Out 62 to 58 in the Women’s Championship game. 2-N-Out led for three quarters of the game but Frybread Riot came stampeding back in the fourth quarter thanks to freethrows made and Kylie Dust’s 12 points.
Third place went to NDN Time and Sharpshooters were fourth. All Star awards went to Kia Pokibro and Siona Astorga of Sharpshooters; Lola James, Clarissa Salt and Sierra Penn of NDN Time, Lanaya Driftwood and Jessica Hale of Frybread Riot, along with Tatum DeGarmo and Christen Lopez of 2-N-Out. Kylie Dust from Frybread Riot was named Most Valuable Player.
The Johnson/Honena families presented the Women’s Best Defensive Player award to Christen Lopez who played for 2-N-Out.
MVP Kylie Dust led Frybread Riot in scoring with 27 points, Cheryl Birdhat added 11 points, Sami Walking Bear 8 points, Jessica Hale 7 points, Rae Birdhat 6 points, Lanaya Driftwood 4 points, Jael Birdinground and Ronnea Gramling didn’t score.
Christen Lopez was high scorer for 2-N-Out with 21 points, Taitum DeGarmo 15 points, Cerissa Honena 12 points, Jewel Lavatta 4 points, Chanda Rodriguez, Madison Peterson and Talia Jim with 2 points each, Sara Balderas, April Smith and Hallie Jim didn’t score.
Kylie Dust, Women's MVP.
Christen Lopez and Trevor DeGarmo, Best Defensive Players of the tournament.
By LORI ANN EDMO
FORT HALL — The Johnson and Honena families presented the Best Defensive Player Awards in memory of their loved ones Leo and Travis Honena.
It was the tenth year for the men’s award and they added a first time women’s award.
Their families believe a defensive player is important that never gets proper recognition and that is why they decided to sponsor the awards.
J.R. Johnson and Shelly Honena presented the awards to Trevor DeGarmo from Four Winds who received the Men’s Best Defensive Player and Christen Lopez from 2-N-Out who was awarded the Best Defensive Player Award.
DeGarmo said he liked the award it a lot because he worked on defense his whole life, “So offense I don’t care but defense means a lot to me and I was actually going for this one to show scoring isn’t the only thing, it’s actually the whole round defensive effort to help everybody.”
Lopez said the award is extremely important because defense is always her number one thing, “I pride myself on my defense. It’s an honor to get recognized for it – it’s something that gets overlooked” To get this award it shows I’m doing something, she continued. She said she’s getting back into playing in tournaments. “I love the enjoyment of traveling, being with friends and getting back in touch with my culture,” she said.
Sunday basketball league
Sign up now for the no ref Sunday basketball league. It’s an open league for men, women and co-ed. Must be 15 years or older to play. They will begin as soon as there are enough teams.
Easter egg hunt
The annual Fort Hall Recreation egg hunt is Saturday, March 31.
Sign up for Pony (ages 13 to 15), Mustang (9 to 10) and Bronco (11 to 12) baseball leagues. Girl’s fastpitch softball ages 11 to 17 for Blackfoot League. Deadline is in April.
High School league
Sign ups for high school league basketball for boys and girls is in the Recreation office.
Junior league 12 to 14
Junior boys and girls 12 to 14 league is on Friday starting at 5 p.m.
Boxing is for those 8 years and up Monday to Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m.
Wrestling is underway and coaches are Matt Wilson and J.D. Gallardo. It’s at the Tribal Business Center Dome Room Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m.
Youth basketball leagues
Youth basketball leagues are Saturday mornings for peewee division ages 8 years, along with 11 and under.
The curfew for Timbee Hall is 8 p.m. for kids 14 and under. They must be with their parents after 8 p.m. otherwise they will be held in Eddy and Sister’s jail and the police will be called. There are too many kids being dropped off at the gym without supervision.
Timbee Hall hours
Timbee Hall is open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Weight room closes at 8 p.m. On Friday it’s open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday hours 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday hours are from 1 to 5 p.m. For more information please call 208-478-3770, 3775 or 3776.