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Area Sports briefsRifle gridders selected for all-star teamThree Rifle High School graduated senior football players have been chosen to play for the Grand Junction All-Stars team Saturday in St. George, Utah.Running backs Troy Weiss and J.R. Childress and receiver Aaron Jewell were selected for the squad made up of seniors primarily from Grand Junction-area schools.The game against St. George is slated for 8 p.m. Saturday night. G-Wood Night Owl tournament July 10The 2004 G-Wood Night Owl Tournament, held on the legendary outdoor basketball courts at Sayre Park has been set for Saturday, July 10.The 4-on-4 basketball tournament is open to players ages 15-60. Proceeds from the event benefits the Glenwood Springs CARE animal shelter and Yaffee House, an overnight home for caregivers at St. Anthony Hospital and the Centura Senior Life Center in Denver. Information: Michael Picore, 945-7422 or 309-2911.Silt Rockies baseball challenge setThe Silt Recreation Department will host a local Rockies Skills baseball challenge competition at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 26, on the athletic field at Roy Moore Elementary School.The event is free for boys and girls, ages 6 to 13. Participants can register up to 10:30 a.m. the morning of the event and must bring a copy of their birth certificate to registration. Information: Sherry, 876-2353.Bear Paw Hockey Camp on tapThe Bear Paw Hockey Camp will take place June 22-27 at the Aspen Recreation Center. The five-day camp is open to children and adults, and will focus on fundamentals, rules of the game, team concepts and game tactics. Classroom sessions will review and analyze individual skating strides, shooting techniques and positional play. Fees range from $90-$350, and all proceeds benefit Aspen Junior Hockey and Glenwood Junior Hockey.Information: Jon Thompson, 927-5523.Sign-ups open for Three Rivers FootballRegistrations are still being accepted for Three Rivers Youth football. The league starts in the fall and is open to players entering third through sixth grades. For registration in the Glenwood Springs area, call Scott Zerfoss at 945-0318. Registration for Rifle-area players is available at the Rifle Recreation Department. Three Rivers is also in need of volunteers for the Carbondale and Parachute areas.Information: Scott Zerfoss, 945-0318.


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