Aitor Narvaiza is among a group of Basque strongmen who compete at festivals across the American West and help keep an ancient tradition alive.Read more ›
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Women and Pelota in BoiseThis weekend in Boise will be full of Basque festivities, as the annual San Inazio Festival gets underway. Among the weekend’s activities are men and women pilota competitions in the Boise fronton in the ground floor of Anduiza’s old boardinghouse. Basque women keep up their culture in Boise by playing pala at the fronton. Sadie Babits [...]Read more ›
Basque festivals are popular — everyone enjoys them, especially the food. Here are a few videos inspired by recent festivals — and the summer festival season has barely started. Video producer Jean Paul Barthe gives a glimpse of the San Francisco Basque Club picnic June 3.Read more ›
The capacity crowd at Boise’s historic Anduiza Fronton was treated to a tight, back-and-forth struggle between squads from San Francisco and Boise during the final match of the 35th-annual pilota championships sponsored by the North American Basque Organizations, or NABO. The lead changed hands several times in the exciting paleta goma contest, which was held Friday evening July 30 during [...]Read more ›
It was a California sweep in the 35th-annual NABO men’s pelota championships with Bakersfield and San Francisco coming out on top during the Jaialdi 2010 tournament at Boise’s historic Anduiza Fronton. The Bakersfield duo of Dennis Petrissans and Jose Goñi beat a tough San Francisco squad to capture the Class B Division paleta goma finals before a packed house on [...]Read more ›
Sports Night at Jaialdi 2010 drew a boisterous crowd to Boise’s Qwest Arena Thursday night July 29 as top athletes from the Basque Country put on displays of amazing strength. People roared and clapped as the athletes lifted 450-pound wagon carts and hoisted huge marble balls that weighed 250 pounds. Other sportsmen lifted hay bails with pulleys and tossed hay [...]Read more ›
Venezuela took 3rd place in a tight battle against Australia Wednesday July 28 during the World Pilota Council tournament at the Boise fronton. Earlier in the evening, NABO 2 from Bakersfield defeated NABO 1 from Boise for 5th place. The final score in the Venezuela-Australia contest was 30-20. The game was played before a full house at the historic fronton [...]Read more ›