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 ›
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The United States pelota team, which includes several Basque players who honed their skills in last year’s World Championships, will begin competing Friday at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico. The Basque Americans on Team USA are Roger Etchevers, brothers Tony and Josetxo Huarte and Roberto Huarte. The other members of the squad are Rolando Tejada and Daniel [...]Read more ›
By Xabier Berrueta, United States Federation of Pelota The world celebrated the game of Basque pelota last week at the XVI World Championships in the Bearnaise capital of Pau. Veteran athletes from many countries said the tournament was by far the most successful and best organized. Not surprisingly, four countries were aspiring to become absolute champion as they headed into [...]Read more ›