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Sports...in brief

Native football all-star Shebala to play in Texas

KOOSKIA — Hahots Shebala will be traveling to Arlington, Texas, to participate in the Native All-Star Football Classic, on the University of Texas campus.

A week of football ending with an all-star game on July 5, will feature native players from the U.S. and Canada. He will be attending college at LCSC and joining an area football club team.

Golf tournament to benefit GHS b-ball coming up

GRANGEVILLE — A golf tournament benefitting the GHS boys basketball team will be played at noon Sunday, June 1 at Grangeville Country Club.

Teams can sign up for the four-person scramble at the course on that day.

Lunch will be provided. Prizes include a raffle for a new golf bag; the tournament will pay out three places. Entry: $40 per person. All proceeds to Bulldogs basketball.

Contact Skip Hall at GHS, 983-0580.

June 14 is Free Fishing Day

Saturday, June 14 is Free Fishing Day, the one day each year when fishing license requirements are suspended. All other rules, such as limits or tackle restrictions, remain in effect.

Idaho Fish and Game will hosting events at Wilkins Pond (Grangeville), Fenn Pond (Lowell), Karolyn’s Pond (Elk City), and Long Gulch Pond (Riggins).

25th White Bird Rodeo on tap

WHITE BIRD — The ICA books for the 25th annual White Bird Rodeo, Friday and Saturday of Fathers’ Day Weekend, June 13-14, will open June 2, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 845-2051. Local entries for team roping, youth barrels and steer riding will open June 5 until full at 983-7701. Mutton Busters call 839-2500.

Tickets are $8 (adult) or $6 (kids ages 6-12). Ages five and younger enter free. Programs $1.

Calf scrambles for ages 3-7 and 8-12 are set both days. A stick horse race is set for 3 p.m. Saturday.

Steer riding at 6:15 p.m. Friday and 4:45 p.m. Saturday will lead into the rodeo each evening.

The Eh Capa Bareback Riders will perform at the Saturday rodeo and at the parade 11 a.m. June 14 in White Bird; call 839-2500.

The arena is six miles south of town; exit U.S. 95 onto Rodeo Drive at Twin Bridges.

Big Water Blowout coming

RIGGINS — The Big Water Blowout River Festival organizers will mark their 16th year on June 7 with what they always do: offering discounted whitewater rafting trips from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to anyone willing to brave huge flows over Class III and IV rapids upstream of Riggins.

A Dutch Oven Cookoff contest begins at 5 p.m. at City Park, judging at 7 p.m. Eat for $5.

Riggins run set

RIGGINS — The 1st Annual Riggins Salmon Run will be held Sept. 13. See rigginsidaho.com.

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