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Area mountain bikers place well at Northstar competition

Area mountain biker Dora Weir took first place in the women’s beginner division of the 40-49 age group in last weekend’s mountain bike race at Northstar.

Weir won despite the race being just the third time she’d ridden her new Ti hardtail bike. Weir also overcame a crash, in which she injured her shoulder, for the victory.



Local rider Jason Moeschler took seventh in the pro men’s class, while another local, Eddie Cruz, was ninth. Hyland Fisher finished 11th among the 18 finishers in the Sport 30-34 category. Bob Weir took sixth place in the Sport 40-49 category.

Outlaws return from successful trip




to Senior Softball World Series

The California Outlaws, a local 60-year-old senior softball team, just returned from Des Moines, Iowa, where it competed in the Senior Softball World Series on Aug. 26-29.

The 16th annual World Series is the oldest senior softball championships in the country, with 24 teams competing. The Outlaws finished in a tie for fifth place.

The Outlaws beat a team from Pennsylvania 29-28, lost to another from Arkansas 20-11 and beat the Chicago Classics 22-4. The Outlaws also lost to Colorado Scrap Iron 21-19 and beat Arizona 60s 17-5 and were eliminated by Florida Pensacola 60s 18-6.

The team was led in hitting by Bob Hannah with a .783 average, along with Guy Selleck (.611), Rich Schmidt (.714), Mel Pape (.750), Ed Kirkley (.611), Wayne Gibson (.500) and Mike Henning (.647).

The Outlaws’ record on the year is now 44-33, including five tournament titles. Up next for the team is the Masters Championships in Stockton on Sept. 16-18, followed by a trip to the World Championships in Las Vegas from Sept. 30 to Oct. 3 and ending the year in St. George, Utah at the World Senior Games.


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