Sports Briefs

half marathon in forest grove, alumni football games beginning, sunset grove ladies golf club

half marathon in forest grove

The Greater Portland Half Marathon will be held in Forest Grove on Saturday, Aug. 6. The half marathon starts at 8 a.m., a 5K race begins at 8:15 and a one-mile fun run starts at 9:45.

Each race begins and ends on the track at Lincoln Park Stadium. The half marathon is flat to rolling hills through Forest Grove and on the scenic roads of Washington County. The 5K is on the streets of Forest Grove, and the one-mile run is on the track and the path around Lincoln Park. There will be aid stations every 2-3 miles along the course.

A limited edition short sleeve tech shirt and finishers medal is included with each half marathon entry. Commemorative T-shirts are available for 5K, fun runners and volunteers.

Online registration is at and closes on Friday at 3 p.m.

Mark Barrett is the local race director preparing the race. If you have questions or would like to volunteer, contact him at 503-821-9577 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

alumni football games beginning

Ever dreamed of playing just one more football game? This is it.

Alumni Football USA is currently assembling teams of past high school football players to play one more full contact game against their old rivals this September - Banks vs. Astoria, Hillsboro vs. Glencoe, Forest Grove vs. McMinnville, Gaston vs. Vernonia, and many more.

Alumni Football organizes full contact games with complete high school rules, and the group will provide players with everything they need to play - field, full equipment, officials, announcers, emergency personnel and video personnel.

Only the first 40 guys on each team will get to play. All games in Oregon will take place in September. Game times and locations are yet to be determined.

To sign up, go to or contact Albert Ettedgui at 888-562-0622.

sunset grove ladies golf club

Sunset Grove Ladies Golf Club welcomes women golfers of all abilities over the age of 18. As a member, you will be able to play with the club on their Wednesday morning and Tuesday evening play days, attend club meetings and luncheons and the Annual Fall Banquet. You may also choose to play in Invitational Tournaments sponsored by other women's golf clubs.

In addition to regular play days, SGLG club holds a Spring Kickoff in April, a Spring Tournament in May and the Club Champion-ship in September. Every year on the first Wednesday of August SGLG club hosts one of the best invitational tournaments in the northwest.

Annual membership dues are $50. Green fees are $9 for seniors (62 and over) and $11 for all others. Members must be 18 years or older.

For more information, please contact Susan Hay

at 503-590-4925.

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