Monthly Archives: March 2012

Pelota: A Basque Sport At Home in Boise

By Sadie Babits It’s a Wednesday night… game night for Ysabel Bilbao. She’s part of a women’s league that plays the Basque racket sport of pelota. “As we go downstairs, this is what I describe as the fight club because … Continue reading

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Jai-Alai in Tampa

When Cestas Ruled The State Posted in History on Wednesday, March 09, 2011. Written by Michael Murillo in The scene could have taken place in northern Spain’s Basque region in the late 1700s or on Dale Mabry Highway in … Continue reading

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Semi-finals await for Berasaluze VIII-Albisu and Xala-Laskurain As pelota’s top exponents arrived at the final weekend of round robin matches, there were four pairs vying for two places. Pre-tournament favourites Juan Martinez de Irujo and Abel Barriola, Xala and Laskurain, Berasaluze VIII and Albisu, and Bengoetxea … Continue reading

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Olaizola II and Beroiz take an historic clean sweep OLAIZOLA II – MENDIZABAL II* beat ARITZ LASA – PENAGARIKANO 22-17 Before the 2012 Pairs Championship began, any commentator you care to mention had Aimar Olaizola and Mikel Beroiz down as the favourites alongside Juan Martinez de Irujo and … Continue reading

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