In the news: Monthly sports briefs about Native athletes by NDNSPORTS
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Chace Hale (MHA Nation)
Sophomore Chace Hale (MHA Nation) recently won the University of Kansas Bob Timmons Invite to open up his season with the Kansas Jayhawks. It was his first collegiate win and he won with a time of 19:25.3 over the famous Rim Rock Farm (6K) course. Additionally, he was named the Kansas Athlete Runner of the Week as well for his efforts.
Papi White (Seminole/Creek/Chickasaw)
Redshirt senior wide receiver Papi White (Seminole/Creek/Chickasaw) racked up a career-high 154 receiving yards on a career-high eight receptions and hauled in a touchdown for Ohio Bobcats Football in their season opening 38-32 win over Howard University on Sept. 1.
Tamia Dockery (Navajo)
Senior Tamia Dockery (Navajo) was named the MEAC Conference Co-Setter of the Week recently. She averaged just over 10 assists per set in four volleyball matches, helping the Howard University Bison to a 3-1 record in that span. She also racked up 49 assists against Lamar (Aug. 31), finishing one dig shy of a double-double, before turning in a 45-assist, 10-dig performance in a win over Southern (Sept. 1). She also had 30 assists and three service aces in a win over Texas Southern (Aug. 31) to open the weekend’s action. O
The June-July 2019 edition of First Nation’s Focus was inserted into the Saturday, June 22, print editions of the Nevada Appeal and Record-Courier.