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Huarte Brothers of Team USA Score Pelota Wins at Pan Am Games

October 21, 2011

Filed under Handball, People

Brothers Tony and Josetxo Huarte of Team USA won their opening matches Friday afternoon during the Basque Pelota competition at the 2011 Pan American Games. The Huarte brothers trounced the Argentinian duo of Raul Axel Mikkan and Esteba...

Etchevers, Huarte Win Opening Pelota Matches at Pan Am Games

October 21, 2011

Filed under Handball, Links, People

The Team USA pelota squad got off to a good start Friday morning when Roger Etchevers and Roberto Huarte won their opening matches at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico. With their wins, both U.S. players will face...

Team USA Pelota Squad to Begin Matches at Pan American Games

October 20, 2011

Filed under Handball, Links, People

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 Amer...

Great Food is a Highlight at Las Vegas Festival

October 5, 2011

Filed under Culture, Handball, Las Vegas, Links, News

By Nancy Zubiri They left the Basque Country years ago to stake out their fortunes playing jai-alai around the world. For some of them, their last stop was Las Vegas. Today, the jai-alai matches at the MGM Hotel are long gone, but the f...

Kern County Basques Throw Annual Festival

May 30, 2011

Filed under Bakersfield, Culture, Dance, Handball, Music, News

The day began with clouds and rain, but the gloomy weather gave way to sunshine as several thousand people enjoyed the 39th Annual Kern County Basque Festival in Bakersfield. The well-wishers descended on the festival grounds for a da...

Chino Basques Celebrate A Handball Court and History

May 4, 2011

Filed under Chino, Culture, Handball, Links, People

Frontons, or kantxas, where Basques play their favorite sport of handball, have been at the heart of every Basque community in the United States. For anyone who is researching the path of Basque immigration in this country, they onl...

Celebrating Pilota

May 1, 2011

Filed under Chino, Culture, Handball, Videos

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Basque Pelota Great Fernando Goñi Retires

December 28, 2010

Filed under Basque Country, Culture, Handball, Links, News

Fernando Goñi's championships and stellar performances made him a top player. Read More »...

Jubilation, Heartache and Hope at World Pelota Championships

October 12, 2010

Filed under Culture, Handball

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 to...

Huarte, Etchevers of Team USA Lose Semifinal Matches But Still in Medal Hunt

October 8, 2010

Filed under Culture, Handball

Team USA handball players Tony Huarte and Roger Etchevers were defeated by stronger Mexican opponents Friday at the World Championships of Pelota, but the two U.S. athletes still remain in the hunt for bronze medals at the in...

Team USA Keeps Hope Alive at World Pelota Championships

October 7, 2010

Filed under Culture, Handball, Links

By Xabier Berrueta, United States Federation of Pelota As the World Championships of Pelota enters its final rounds, Team USA members have played some great games and shown a lot of potential for future tournaments. Here's a run...

Team USA Men Score Wins in Handball, Pala Corta at World Pelota Championships (Updated)

October 6, 2010

Filed under Handball, Links

The men from Team USA scored victories Wednesday in handball and pala corta as the competition heated up at the World Championships of Pelota in France. In 36-meter action, Tony Huarte of the United States upset veteran Julien Ectheverr...

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