Contact the Grove Sun sports desk

Phone: 918-786-2228, ext. 31


Craig County Fair Run

5K Race and 1mile Fun Run

The Craig County Fair Run will be held in Vinita on Saturday, July 30. Registration begins at 6 a.m. with the race beginning at 7 a.m. Cost is $15 if pre-registered, $20 on race day. Registration forms are available at:, or at the Vinita Health Center. First 200 registered will receive a race T-shirt. Course starts at 210 W. Delaware on the south side of Craig County courthouse and will finish on Scraper. Awards for top three males and females in each age group. Awards for overall male and female.Proceeds to benefit the Craig County Community Partnership. For more information, contact: Kim Wiles (918) 559-2372 or Driving Directions: Hwy 66 from Claremore, go N. to Vinita then to Delaware Ave turn West. From Will Rogers Turnpike exit at Vinita go west to Main St. intersection, S. to Delaware then turn West.

Golf tourney to benefit Joplin

Tyler Carson of US Data Capture in Tulsa has partnered with the United Way of Joplin and the newly renovated Shangri-La Country Club to have a golf tournament raising money for tornado relief efforts. The tournament will be played on July 27 and tee time will be a shogun start at 12:00. Lunch and golf included. Cost will be $500 for a team of five players. We are still looking for hole sponsors as well and the cost to sponsor a hole will be $250.

Fairland Little League Football Camp

July 18 thru 22 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at high school football field. This camp is for grades 1st thru 6th. Cost is free. It is a non-padded camp. Cost $35.00 or $50.00 for two children. Concession stand will be open during the camp. We will also be doing season sign-ups during the camp.

For more information call Angela Goodman (918)237-8790, Doug Jackson (417)317-3597 or Travis Goodman (918)237-8758.

Three-on-three soccer tournament

There will be a three-on-three soccer tournament at the Grove Sports Complex on July 16. Players ages six-adult are welcomed to play. For more information and to register, visit Call Dawayne Heffelman at 918-791-1557 for questions.

Grove Youth Football and Cheer signups

Registration is now open for Grove Youth Football and Cheerleading for Fall 2011.

Boys and girls who are entering second through sixth grade and live and attend school in Grove are eligible.

The cost for football is $125. The cost for cheerleading is $30, which does not include the price of the uniform.

Registration is only being taken through The deadline for football is August 12. The deadline for cheerleading is July 1.

For more information contact Charlie Apperson (football) at 918-787-1040. For more information on cheerleading contact Jill Stroud at 918-791-8101 or April Jones 918-314-0611.

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