Area events postponed

As of press time Thursday, area sports events were scheduled to proceed on Friday.

All area events were cancelled for Thursday, including the Tri-State Tournament in Jay and the N.E.O. Tournament in Miami.

For the Tri-State Tournament, games will proceed as previously planned, with all losers’ bracket games taking place in the Middle School Gym, and all winners’ bracket games taking place in Bulldog Arena.

For the N.E.O. Tournament, games involving the Grove varsity squads will take place at their previously scheduled day and time on Friday and Saturday.

Log on to www.grovesun.com for further updates.

Grand Lake Y women’s basketball league forming

The Grand Lake Y in Grove is currently taking registrations for their women’s adult basketball league.

The league is for women 18 and over. Each team will be limited to 10 players. Individuals without a team can still register and will be assigned to teams.

Games will be 5 on 5 full court and will take place on Saturdays from 1p to 3p at the Grove Middle School gym beginning on March 5.

Cost per player is $20 for Y members, $40 for community participants. Rosters and fees are due by February 18.

To register, stop by the Y’s office at 206 Elk Street behind Pizza Hut.

The Grand Lake Y introducing pickleball

The Grand Lake Y along with the Independent Baptist Church is excited to offer free lessons on the exciting sport of Pickleball, or if you already play pickleball you can come and play and meet new players.  The Independent Baptist Gymnasium will be open for lessons or play from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. on Tuesdays and from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Saturdays.  The gymnasium is located at 11th and Grand.  For a great time, exercise and to learn a fun new sport that the whole family can participate in please join us on one of those days.  You only need to dress in athletic clothing and wear tennis shoes we have all of the equipment, if you already have Pickleball equipment feel free to bring yours to use.  The great thing about Pickleball is that it can be played by all ages and is a great family activity, and is one of the fastest growing sports in the USA. 

The Y hopes to develop enough players to start a competitive league and offer tournaments in the futurebut we really want to give people a different activity to maintain or get into shape.

What is Pickleball:

Pickleball is a paddle sport played on a scaled down size tennis court, utilizing wooden paddles and a plastic wiffleball, and is played in either singles or doubles format.  The sport has been around since the early 1960’s but has really taken off in the last 10 years, and has been included in many schools PE curriculum. 

Last year over 700 people participated in Pickleball at the Oklahoma Sooner State games.

You can check out the sport by going to this Internet address: www.usapa.org/whatis_pball/video_promo.html.

For more information please contact Butch Christy at 918-786-5774.