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Eight teams are expected Saturday and Sunday in Grass Valley for a fast-pitch softball tournament at Memorial Park in Grass Valley.

Teams are coming from Auburn, northern Nevada, Oroville, San Francisco, Stockton and Grass Valley.

Games begin at 8 a.m. both days and the tournament will feature a skills competition for prizes such as a new glove, cleats, a trophy and a gift certificate.

Last year, the G.V. All Stars took the first-place trophy.

There will be burgers, hot dogs and drinks available with all proceeds to go directly to the local adult fast-pitch league. Games are played every Wednesday and Thursday evening for men and Monday nights for women starting in July at Memorial Park.

NU soccer camp set for June 18

Nevada Union’s boys summer soccer camp is scheduled to begin June 18.

The camp will be held at 6 p.m. at Ready Springs School.

For more information, call coach Mike Voss at 477-0722.

NASCAR to take over state capitol

NASCAR invades Sacramento on Saturday and race fans are invited to join the celebration.

The second annual NASCAR Day will be highlighted by a parade of NASCAR show cars through the streets surrounding the State Capitol. The parade will be led by the 2007 Toyota Tundra Pace Truck, which will set the pace for the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Infineon Raceway, June 22-24. The parade will take place at 1:15 p.m.

The event will span from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and will be highlighted by a visit from three NASCAR Grand National Division West Series drivers, Brian Ickler, Justin Lofton and Kenny Shepherd, who will compete in the Blue Lizard Suncream 200 on Saturday of the Toyota/Save Mart 350 event weekend. The drivers will be on hand to compete with fans in racing simulators and take part in a Q&A session.

For more information about this event or the Toyota/Save Mart 350, be sure to visit http://www.infineonraceway.com or call 800-870-RACE.

– The Union staff


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