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Area Sports Briefs is looking for high school baseball players who are looking for the opportunity and exposure needed to play in college or at the pro level to play in the Recruit Day Exposure Showcase Tournament.

The tournament is in Tampa, Fla., Dec. 26-30. Anyone is welcome to attend tryouts, but tryouts are required to go to the tournament.

Information: (773) 517-2175 or

The Advocate Safehouse, one of the major sponsors of the annual Mother’s Day Mile race, is taking applications for the position of the event’s race director. The temporary, part-time position runs from February-May, 2006.


Local amateur skiers and snowboarders are invited to participate in a national open qualifier on Saturday, Dec. 3, for open slots in a World Championship event at Crested Butte Ski Resort.

Cost is $25. Proceeds benefit The Huega Center.


The 14th annual Day of Infamy Snowshoe Race will take place Sunday, Dec. 11, at Sunlight Mountain Resort.

The 8K race will begin at 10 a.m. and wind through Babbish Gulch on Sunlight’s cross country trials.

Awards and a prize drawing will follow the race. Whether participants run or walk, snowshoes are required for all racers.

Preregistration is available at Summit Canyon Mountaineering for $20, or on the day of race at the Sunlight day lodge at 9 a.m. for $22. Cutoff date for preregistration is Dec. 10 at 6 p.m.

Registration fee includes a long-sleeved T-shirt and a goodie bag. Proceeds benefit the animal shelters of Garfield County (CARE, Mid-Valley Animal Rescue and Rifle Animal Shelter).

Information: Summit Canyon Mountaineering, 945-6994 or

The Rifle Bears will take on Florence Saturday in the Class 3A state title game at Bears Stadium.

Kickoff time has not yet been set.

Ticket prices are set by the Colorado High School Activities Association and will be $8 for adults and $6 for students and senor citizens.

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