Lady Red win Oologah Tournament

The Grove Lady Red continued their winning ways on the softball diamond over the weekend, winning four straight games on route to taking the title at the Oologah Tournament.

On Friday the Lady Red opened with wins over Fort Gibson (10-2) and Bishop Kelley (9-1). It was the second time in as many weeks that Grove has beaten the Lady Comets.

GHS then took on the host Lady Mustangs, the fifth-ranked team in Class 4A. After falling behind 1-0, third baseman Taylor Dodson rallied the Lady Red with a two-run home run in the top of the seventh to give Grove the lead. Jessie Walker then worked around two walks in the bottom of the frame to seal the win.

On Saturday Grove took on Mannford in the championship game and had no trouble taking care of business with a 7-2 win.

Now 21-6 overall (10-2 vs top-10 teams), the Lady Red were scheduled to take on Hilldale in a doubleheader on Monday before traveling to Enid on Saturday to play Enid as well as Mustang.

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:

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 or Dana Thomas at 918-801-2542 or at