Thomas finishes third at cross country meet

Grove’s Blair Thomas ran another strong race on Friday, finishing third in Class 5A at the Pre-State event at Edmond’s Mitchell Park.

Thomas finished the 3200 meter course in 12:48. Michaela Werner and Kira Armstrong finished 23rd and 39th for Grove.

For the boys the highest finisher was Ryan Wheatley, who ran the 5K course in 19:49. The boys finished 12th out of 16 teams.

Next up for the runners will be the conference meet in Vinita on October 19.

Grove Varsity Cheerleading Mini-Clinic

WHEN: Tuesday and Thursday, October 12 and 13 4-5:30

WHERE: Grove High School Gymnasium/Field House

WHO: Grades Early Childhood to 5th grade

WHAT: Instruction in cheer, chants, jumps, dance, stunts, and tumbling.

COST: $35 Includes: Clinic T-shirt, instruction, AND entrance into the October 15 Varsity football game against Tulsa Edison!

Our participants (who wear their shirt) will be on the track cheering with the Varsity for the 1st quarter of the game.

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 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 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.

Benefit coed softball tournament to be held in Grove

A benefit softball tournament will be held at the Grove Sports Complex on October 23. The entry fee for each team is $150. First place will be a $500 gift certificate to Academy Sports and free casino play for second and third place teams. There will also be a home run derby.

For more information contact Jennifer Hotulke at 918-533-1441.