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TUCSON SIDEWINDERS. The Old Pueblo's Triple-A ballclub boasts a new name, a new stadium and a new professional affiliation with the expansion Arizona Diamondbacks--but there's still plenty of old-fashioned fun at the ballpark. The Sidewinders continue the season with a Memorial Day weekend series against the Oklahoma Redhawks, May 22 through 25. The highlight of the homestand comes on Saturday night, with a spectacular fireworks show following the game. Games begin at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, at Tucson Electric Park, 2500 E. Ajo Way. Tickets range from $3 to $8. Free tickets are available for Friday, May 22, at the Sabbar Shrine Temple. Discount vouchers good for $1 admission to every Monday night game are available at all Circle K stores. Two-for-one tickets are available every Tuesday night for Safeway Club cardholders. Every Wednesday, hot dogs are just 25 cents; and on Thursdays, all beer and soft-drinks are $1 from first pitch until 9 p.m. For more information, call 434-0121.

VOLLEYBALL MANIA. The 1998 USA Open National Volleyball Championships are Saturday to Saturday, May 23 though 30, with more than 3,000 matches at the TCC, UA Student Recreation Center and UA Bear Down Gymnasium. The Championship matches in each age category are Saturday, May 30, at the TCC. The event sponsors "Wild, Wild West Night," with live entertainment, food and dancing from 6:30 to 11 p.m. Monday, May 25, centered on Fourth Avenue at Seventh Street. Call 791-5555 for information.


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