More than 3,000 Native American athletes descended on Oklahoma City last month for the Jim Thorpe Native American Games.
Among them was a 12-member contingent from Northern Nevada which spent the last several months practicing in Dresslerville.
The Cal Neva Red Storm softball team was put together earlier this year with players from the Washoe, Paiute, Shoshone and Mandan/Hidasta Tribes.
The team would meet on Sundays at the softball field behind the Dresslerville Gym.
"We were kind of just a throw-together team," said Teena Marie Simpson, 14, who plays catcher and pitcher for the Red Storm. "We wanted to be …