Published On: Fri, Mar 25th, 2011
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Men’s Health Challenge held in Cherokee

By SALLY SNEED PENICK 
 
     The Cherokee Diabetes Program and other Health and Medical Division programs hosted a Men’s Health Challenge in at the Cherokee Indian Fairgrounds on Wednesday, March 23.  A total of 156 people participated in the event which provided health screenings, testing and information targeting at issues affecting men in the community.

Dennis Hornbuckle pitches a horseshoe en route to a first place finish in his division in the Horseshoe Event at the Cherokee Men's Health Challenge on Wednesday. (LYNNE HARLAN/EBCI Public Relations photos)

     The Community with the most participants was Big Cove with 32. The Big Cove Community Club won the first place prize of a 32 inch screen television, a Wii Console and a Wii Fit program.   Second place went to Birdtown with 30 participant, third place was Wolftown with 22, fourth place was Yellowhill with 16, Painttown had 13, Snowbird 13, Big-Y 8 and 3200 Acre Tract with 6.

     Following are the results of the various contests:
Horseshoe Event
25-under: 1st – Brent Lossiah, 2nd – Sam Wolfe, 3rd – Brett Brady
26-35: 1st – Frog Pheasant, 2nd – Floyd Bradley, 3rd – Rooster Crowe
35-older: 1st – Dennis Hornbuckle, 2nd – Gary Driver, 3rd – Eric Driver
 

Principal Chief Michell Hicks (right) has his blood sugar checked at the event.

Basketball Shootout
18-25: 1st – Joseph Solis (15.23 sec), 2nd – Alex Cruz (16.4 sec), 3rd – Jordan Garlan (17.33 sec)
26-35: 1st – Rooster Crowe (8.59 sec), 2nd – Josh Taylor (10.23 sec), 3rd – Roger Nadeau (25.74 sec)
36-50: 1st – Dennis Hornbuckle (11.65 sec), 2nd – Jonathan Feather (12.16 sec), 3rd – Buddy Hornbuckle (12.59 sec)
50-over: 1st – Eric Driver (25.43 sec), 2nd – Steven Daggs (35.19 sec), 3rd – Frank Taylor (39.44 sec)

Football Throw
18-25: 1st – Jordan Garland (143’), 2nd – Alex Cruz (134’), 3rd – Donald Jackson (127’)
26-35: 1st – Roger Nadeau (137’), 2nd – Adam Wachacha (135’), 3rd – Chuck Medford (121.6’)
36-49: 1st – Garfield Long (133.4’), 2nd – Tommy Cabe (133’), 3rd – Tince Cabe (124.3’)
50-over: 1st – Steven Whitehorn (124.1’), 2nd – Steven Daggs (102’), 3rd – Shan Standingdeer (82.9’)

Softball Throw
18-25: 1st – Alex Cruz (185.39’), 2nd – Jordan Garland (182.65’), 3rd – Donald Jackson (174.1’)
26-35: 1st – Roger Nadeau (230’), 2nd – Leroy Welch (201’), 3rd – Chuck Medford (175.6’)
36-49: 1st – Buddy Hornbuckle (198’), 2nd – Dennis Hornbuckle (187.65’), 3rd – Tommy Cabe (171.72’)
50-over: 1st – Steven Daggs (133.48’), 2nd – Shan Standingdeer (112.4’), 3rd – Frank Taylor (94’)

Chili Cook-Off
1st Place and People’s Choice: Po-po’s Arresting Chili, Detective Department of Cherokee Indian Police Department
2nd Place – Brothers-N-Blue,  Corrections Department of Cherokee Indian Police Department
3rd Place – Things Learned from Jennifer Brown, Administration Department of Cherokee Indian Police Department

Sally is the manager of the Cherokee Diabetes Program. 

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