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New women’s league teams have formed for the summer season of play with Western Nevada County Slo-pitch Softball Association and are looking for new players.

Players of all ability levels are welcome. League games are on Tuesday nights at Memorial Park in Grass Valley. This is a recreational league and the games are intended to be fun. To check it out, come by the ball field on Tuesdays after 6 pm.

If you are interested in playing or want to find out more, you can visit the website at http://www.wncssa.com, eemail Mary at Mary@wncssa.com or call 272-4965.

Motor sports events to hit new heights this week at 2004 Placer County Fair

The annual Placer County Fair will be host to a variety of motor-sport contests and demonstrations as well as some simple fun, beginning Friday, inside the Fairgrounds.

The Classic Car Parade begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by a freestyle motocross exhibition at the grandstand arena, with the Spohn Ranch Freestyle Division, which has assembled some of the best Freestyle Jumpers in the world.

On Saturday, the grandstand gates open at 5 p.m.. in preparation for the Enduro car race. For this event, the banked quarter-mile oval racetrack is covered in soap as an added challenge for the stock cars that are required to finish 200 laps. The cars are outfitted with tires that are nearly treadless. To keep things interesting water is pumped onto the track throughout the race; and the direction of the race is reversed throughout the evening. The race begins at 6:30 p.m.

On Sunday, at 6 p.m. Destruction Derby participants will compete for big prizes in a smash ’em up showdown in the grandstand arena.

To get to the Placer County Fairgrounds, take Interstate-80 to Highway 65 North. Continue to the “Pleasant Grove” exit. Turn left and continue to Washington Blvd.; turn left and drive approximately 3 miles. The Fairgrounds will be on the right. For more information and a detailed event schedule visit the website: http://www.placercountyfair.org.

– The Union staff


Jr. Miners earn Shrine Bowl selections

Five Jr. Miner football players and four Jr. Miner cheerleaders have all been selected to participate in the Sacramento (SYF) Youth Shrine Bowl, which benefits Shriners Hospitals for Children.

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