Schimmel earns start for Cincinnati

CINCINNATI – Tribal member Milan Schimmel quickly earned a starting role for the University of Cincinnati women’s basketball team. The Bearcats (1-0) edged Northern Kentucky 73-67 in overtime to earn their first win of the season. Schimmel scored 8 points (2 for 5 from 3-point range), grabbed 2 rebounds, and had 4 turnovers. The team relied heavily on Ilmar’l Thomas,…

UNITY and Nike N7 to Host “Hear Us. See Us. Rise Together” Webinar with Native American Athletes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 13, 2020 Media Contact: Cassidy Rue | 623.692.6818 Cassidy@uriascommunications.com UNITY and Nike N7 to Host “Hear Us. See Us. Rise Together” Webinar with Native American Athletes The webinar featuring Native American athletes Shauna Long, Madison Hammond and Lindy Waters III will focus on using sports to create positive change Mesa, AZ – As part of its fall educational webinar series,…

OSAA delays high school football indefinitely; pushes back date for first volleyball, soccer and cross-country events to Sept. 23

        Tyasin Burns and other Nixyaawii Community School student-athletes hope to play football this fall for the Pendleton Buckaroos, but the high school football season is being delayed by COVID-19. The season may be restructured if restrictions aren’t lifted by Sept. 28. High school football and other fall sports will be delayed because of COVID-19, according to a decision…

Olympic Icon Billy Mills Comments on Washington D.C. Football Team Announcing Name Change

Gold Medalist and Native American Activist Calls for Lasting Change ALEXANDRIA, VA – Today, Billy Mills, Olympic Gold medalist, Oglala Lakota, and National Spokesperson for Running Strong for American Indian Youth spoke out on the Washington D.C. football team’s decision to move away from their current name and imagery after years of protracted discussion. “It’s never too late to do…

NCS playing football with Pendleton Bucks

Tyasin Burns, a senior next year at Nixyaawii Community School, will play football with the Pendleton Buckaroos. By Wil Phinney of the CUJ PENDLETON – Pendleton High School Coach Eric Davis is excited about adding three seniors from Nixyaawii Community School (NCS), especially tough running-back Tyasin Burns, to the Buckaroo football roster this fall. The Nixyaawii School Board in May approved…

Basketball coach speaks during team huddle.
Nixyaawii Community School Coach Shane Rivera talks to players during a time out in a game at the Class 1A State Tournament in Baker City in March. Rivera is resigning after an eight-year stint after he accumulated a 171-51 record that included a state title in the 2019 tournament. Standing behind Rivera are his three assistant coaches – Alan Crawford, Ken Mayfield, and Aaron Ashley.

Rivera resigns as NCS hoop coach

By Wil Phinney of the CUJ MISSION – Shane Rivera is resigning as head boys’ basketball coach after compiling a record of 171 wins against 51 losses in eight seasons at Nixyaawii Community School (NCS). Rivera took NCS to the Oregon Class 1A State Tournament five times, winning the title in the 2018-19 season. That year Rivera was Oregon Class 1A…