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.

Ridgerunner football now selling stadium seats

Grove Public Schools athletic director Will Jones has announced that stadium seats for the upcoming 2011 football season are now available.

The cost for stadium seats is $100 per seat and includes all five home games for the 2011 season.

To purchase or renew your stadium seat contact the athletic office at 918-786-4832.

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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Soccer club meeting and registration

Grand Lake Soccer Club Membership Meeting and Registration will be held at the Grove Public Library August 2, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. Public welcomed and are strongly encouraged to attend, voting for Board and Committee members will take place.

Registration for U12-U19 fall season runs from July 18- August 8. You may also register at the Grove YMCA.

Fairland little league football and cheer signups

Fairland little league football and little league cheerleading sign-ups for the 2011 season will begin Saturday, July 30 from 9:00 - 11 a.m. at the high school football field.

Sign-ups will also be held during practice time on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday August 1, August 2 and August 4 at 6:30 p.m. next to the high school football field.

This is for grades first through sixth.

Cost is $35 or $50 for two children.

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