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July 6, 2005

A reason to always wear your helmet

Jodi Cuccia, a local competitive bicyclist, is recouperating after a nasty fall on the Greenbelt last week. After returning from a duathlon in Bend, Oregon, she was taking a short ride and slipped on some gravel with her head taking most of the impact, cracking her skull, bruising her brain and giving her a blood cot. She was not wearing a helmet. Her doctor said it could take a year before she is back to normal.

Boise Hosts girls Softball Tournament

Boise will host the 2005 ASA Girls Fast Pitch Softball 16U "A" Western National Tournament from August 3-7, with 75 teams from Western states participating in this five-day tournament, held at the Willow Lane Athletic Complex. Local volunteers are needed to assist with parking control, hospitality and other duties throughout the tournament. For more information, or to volunteer as a team host, please contact Bill Parks at 938-8182.

Wild Rockies Adds Races

With racers dissapointed that there are no mountain bike races or trail runs until August, the Wild Rockies race series has decided to reinstate the trail run and cross-country mountain bike portions of the Pomerelle event on Saturday, July 30. For registration and information about this event, visit www.wildrockies.com.

All-state All-star football

The first all-state football game in 25 years will happen this Saturday, July 9, at Boise State. The top 40 high school players in District 3 (Team Treasure Valley) will play the top 40 players in Districts 1,2,4,5 and 6 (Team Idaho).

Idaho high school coaches nominated players deserving of inclusion. Separate coaching committees spent hours selecting the teams. Football players in the game are from every district in the state from 1A to 5A.

Atheletes will compete for bragging rights and hopes of winning the "Potato Cup" trophy. For more information visit www.idahoallstars.com.

Team Treasure Valley is made up of the following players:

Quarterbacks: Russel Hill-Timberline, Jeff Van Nest-Meridian and Trey Spath-Caldwell.

Wide receivers: Brett Davis-Capital, Torry Mcalvain-Mtn. View, Nick Williams-Homedale and John Young-Boise.

Offensive linemen: Mike Sladich-Bishop Kelly, Kevin Crumley-Meridian, Jake Cronin-Boise, Mike Ames-Centennial, Chris Mackrill-Meridian, Joe Prengaman-Bishop Kelly and Nick McBride-Nampa.

Running backs: Andy Silsby-Bishop Kelly, Pete Richter-Timberline, Cooper Blanc-Borah, Freddie Chavez-Caldwell and Toby Moore-Green Leaf.

Punter: Aaron Hayden-Weiser

Defensive linemen: Troy Mazzan-Capital, Nic Wilson-Mtn. View, Hanner Hart-Mtn. View, Vann Dunn-Nampa, Dan Peterson-Centennial, Terry Belco-McCall, Austin Clift-Caldwell and Brandon Rule-Centennial.

Linebackers: Steve Allison-Centennial, Lester Gray-Meridian, Dane Edmunson-New Plymouth and Chris Shirts-Weiser.

Defensive backs: Justin Hurd-Centennial, Brandt Ruzicka-Caldwell, Andy Wagnor-Garden Valley, Scott Jossis-Mtn. View, Seth Anderson-Bishop Kelly and Jesse Childs-Borah.

Kicker: Kyle Brotzman-Meridian.