Wheatley, Thomas, finish second at Hale meet

Grove cross country runners Blair Thomas and Ryan Wheatley each finished second at the Tulsa Hale Meet held at O'Brien Park in Tulsa in Thursday.

Thomas finished the girls' 3200 meter course in 13:30, finishing 12 seconds behind Katie Cruz of Stilwell.

Wheatley finished the 5000 meter boys' course in 18:44, 26 seconds behind Nick Criser of Edison

Grand Lake Chamber to host golf tournament

The Grand Lake Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Corporate Challenge Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, October 25 at Grove’s Patricia Island Golf Club. The four-person scramble will get underway with a shotgun start at 11 a.m. A sack lunch sponsored by First National Bank of Vinita will be included.

The entry fee is $75 per player or $300 for a team sponsorship. The fees include green fees, carts and range balls. Prizes of $400, $200 and $100 will go to the winners, as well as prizes for holes in one, longest drives, and others.

Various sponsorship levels from tournament to individual holes are also available. The entry deadline for the tournament in October 20. Contact Lora Jackson or Jim Sellers for more details. Phone: 918-782-3214. Email: admin@grandlakechamber.org. Fax: 918-782-3215. Mail: PO Box 215 Langley, Ok 74350.

CA$H Coed Softball Benefit Tournament

Saturday, October 2, at Vinita, Oklahoma

For more information please call:

Frank Buckallew (918)944-0702

or Heather Beisly (918)244-7277

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 PM – 3 PM on Tuesdays and from 9 am – 11 am 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 future, but 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.

Realtors to host golf tourney

The 14th annual Northeast Oklahoma Board of Realtors Golf and Give Tournament will be held at Patricia Island Golf Club on October 6, 2010. The four-person scramble will tee off at 9:00 a.m.

The cost is $75 per person fee includes 18 holes of golf, golf cart, continental breakfast and lunch after the tournament.

Prizes will be awarded in championship, A, and B flights. Limit of 25 teams.

All proceeds will go to organizations in Northeast Oklahoma in need.

Hole sponsors are also needed for the event. The $275 fee will include a professional sign with sponsor’s name, thank you announcements before, during and after the event, and various print and website advertising. Registration and payment must be received by September 23 to allow for the preparation of signs.

Contact Penny Sternbeck at 918-801-8807 or penny.sternbeck@crye-leike.com or Dana Thomas at 918-801-2542 or at dana@grandlakehome4u.com.