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Basque Pala Games among the Fun in Boise This Weekend

July 27, 2012

Filed under Boise, Culture, Handball, Links

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 cultur...

Elko National Basque Festival – A Crowd Pleaser

July 8, 2012

Filed under Culture, Dance, Elko, Handball, Links, Music, News

By Nancy Zubiri The National Basque Festival in Elko eclipses most of the West’s other Basque festivals, except perhaps for Jaialdi in Boise, which is held every five years. Elko’s festival, held the weekend closest to 4th of July, features events over three acti...

2012 Basque Festival Videos

June 8, 2012

Filed under Bakersfield, Culture, Dance, Handball, Links, Music, San Francisco

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 ...

Basque Youths Carry on Handball Tradition

May 27, 2012

Filed under Bakersfield, Culture, Handball, Links

Basques who immigrated to the U.S. have managed to hang onto their national pastime of handball, playing it just like their ancestors did. Some say it's dying, but a game between 8, 9 and 10-year-olds yesterday, showed that the sport ...

Basque Pelota

May 10, 2012

Filed under Bakersfield, Culture, Handball, Videos

Basque Handball Players Woo Bakersfield Crowd from Euskal Kazeta Basque News on Vimeo....

Team USA Pelota Players Win Silver Medals at Pan Am Games

October 27, 2011

Filed under Handball, Links, News, People

Three Team USA Basque Pelota players won silver medals Thursday afternoon on the final day of handball competition at the 2011 Pan American Games. In 36-meter doubles action, brothers Tony Huarte and Josetxu Huarte came up short in their battle for a gold medal against a powerful Mexican duo of Jorge Alcantar...

Etchevers of Team USA wins bronze medal in Basque Pelota at Pan Am Games

October 26, 2011

Filed under Culture, Handball, People

Roger Etchevers of Team USA won a bronze medal with a commanding performance Wednesday afternoon in the Basque Pelota competition at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico. Etchevers, 38, overwhelmed Luis Maid...

Team USA Pelota Players Win Matches, Will Battle for Gold and Bronze Medals at Pan Am Games

October 25, 2011

Filed under Culture, Handball, People

The Team USA Basque Pelota squad put on impressive performances Tuesday morning as four different athletes advanced to the gold and bronze medal rounds at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico. Roberto Huarte will play for the...

Team USA Pelota Players Lose Matches But Stay in Medal Hunt at Pan Am Games

October 24, 2011

Filed under Culture, Handball, People

Roger Etchevers and Roberto Huarte lost tough contests against two of the top handball athletes in the world Monday morning at the 2011 Pan American Games, but both Team USA players still remain in the medal hunt at the international co...

Team USA Pelota Squad Looks to Advance to Medal Round at Pan Am Games

October 23, 2011

Filed under Culture, Handball, Links

After opening with a series of wins and some tough losses, the Team USA Basque Pelota players will be battling to advance to the medal rounds at the 2011 Pan American Games being held in Mexico. Roger Etchevers and Roberto H...

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