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Winter Event 2013: Then & Now, Always A Chieftain

January 19, 2013 by Eric Stelljes (Register to contact)

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Saturday, March 09, 2013
Join the party at SPARTAN STADIUM, from 7 pm to Midnight! A celebration of Okemos Athletic Tradition, including food, cocktails, music, silent auction and more! Wear you favorite vintage gear, or the latest in Chieftain fashion.

Registration and Sponsorship opportunities available online:

Celebrating Okemos Athletics through the years. Want to fill the place with Okemos alumni and supporters! Come out and show your Chieftain pride!!

Okemos High School News From Around The Web

Okemos High School hosts 'Touch of Class' charity luncheon  WILX-TV

OKEMOS, Mich. (WILX) - In this edition of Schools Rule, WILX News 10 is highlighting a local high school who's keeping tradition alive. Okemos High School is ...

YouTube stars Tyler Oakley, Korey Kuhl back on 'The Amazing Race'

The show premieres at 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 17 on CBS.

Political awareness spreads throughout Okemos High School  Spartan Newsroom

Walking into Okemos High School you see the typical high school culture, students exiting the gymnasium, faculty clearing the hallways and lockers closing, but ...

2018 LSJ Great Grads: Okemos High School  Lansing State Journal

The Lansing State Journal proudly presents the 2018 Great Grads from across the region. This special feature recognizes the top high school students from 45 ...

Okemos High School Announces Latest Hall of Fame Class  WILX-TV

Okemos High School has announced its 2018 athletics hall of fame class which will be inducted Thursday, September 27th. Two coaches are in the group, Brian ...

Okemos High School's quiz bowl team prepares for nationals  WILX-TV

The best and brightest at Okemos will test their wits, smarts, and quick reflexes on a buzzer among the nation's top 352 teams at the national High School quiz ...

Okemos neighbors clash with builder over rezoning of vacant land  Lansing State Journal

A request to rezone just over seven acres of vacant land in an Okemos subdivision isn't sitting well with residents who live there.

Two Okemos school buildings searched in response to bomb threats  Lansing State Journal

Students at Okemos High School are sheltering in place in response to a bomb threat.

Okemos Bows Out Of State Tournament  WILX-TV

Okemos High School's boys basketball team bowed out of the division one state tournament Friday, losing to top ranked Detroit U of D Jesuit, 63-25 at the ...

Okemos High School senior puts diversity on display  Spartan Newsroom

Okemos High School senior Asha Mukhtar took control at this year's Diversity Assembly with her own act, the first cultural fashion show. The community has a ...

Game of the Week winner  WILX-TV

LANSING, Mich. (WILX) -- This week's Game of the Week winner has been announced. The winning game is Waverly at Okemos. News 10's Sports Blitz will be ...

Clarkston defeats Saline, will defend Division 1 state title  Detroit Free Press

Clarkston beat Saline 21-3 in a Division 1 state semifinal to earn another trip to Ford Field and a chance to defend its 2017 state championship.

Students chant 'lock her up,' surround Okemos freshman with protest sign

Genesee Update009. A student at Okemos High School reported being surrounded and chanted at for carrying a sign through the hallways. (MLive file photo).

Okemos Public Schools serve school of choice students, but focus locally  Spartan Newsroom

Alena Zachery-Ross is the Superintendent of Okemos Public Schools, hired just this year. She explains that Okemos Public Schools, while serving school of ...

Meridian Township invests in renewable energy by installing a solar panel array  Spartan Newsroom

When a group of Okemos high schoolers raised funds to install solar panels at their school, they had no idea they would inspire Meridian Township to follow in ...

See how Lansing-area high schools rank on state's new public school rating system  Lansing State Journal

A new rating system for public schools in Michigan debuted last week with Williamston High School at the top among local high schools.

Lansing area high school football scores for Week 9  Lansing State Journal

Follow along for up-to-the-minute updates from all of the Week 9 high school football action Friday.

Okemos High School announces athletic hall of fame  Lansing State Journal

The innaugural class for the Okemos Athletic Hall of Fame has been announced.

Legendary Okemos Coach Dies  WILX-TV

Okemos High School is reporting the death last week end of legendary former track and cross country coach John Quiring. He died at his home at the age of 75 ...

Latest Okemos Athletic Hall of Fame class features 18 individuals, one team  Lansing State Journal

Recent NFL draft pick Taylor Moton is among the individuals a part of the latest class set to be inducted into the Okemos High School Athletic Hall of Fame.

Okemos High School's athletic director Childress has grown the athletic department  Spartan Newsroom

Ira Childress knows he's a trailblazer in athletic administration, but when we he goes to work every day, that's not something he thinks about. Childress, Okemos ...

Schools Rule: Okemos High School  WILX-TV

The Okemos High School Chiefs were out in full force for Schools Rule. Decked out in their maroon, students talked about their most successful programs this ...

NFL Network's Cynthia Frelund back at Okemos, happy Lions got Patricia  Detroit Free Press

Cynthia Frelund, a Detroit Lions fan, returns to Okemos to share her knowledge as an analytics expert on the NFL Network.

Student Mentors Help Younger Classmates Succeed  WILX-TV

In this week's Schools Rule, News 10's Lora Painter takes a closer look at how some local high school seniors are helping their younger classmates succeed.

Kneeling in Okemos  City Pulse

The Okemos Channel Eight Okemos High School football players kneeling at their game Friday against Holt. Three players knelt during the National Anthem at ...

Okemos High School celebrates 'nerds'  Bridge Michigan

Okemos High School senior Gavin McDowell explains a complex physics equation. At Okemos High School in Ingham County, it is easy to believe the geeks ...

Community events from around Greater Lansing | September 2018  Lansing State Journal

Community events happening around Greater Lansing in September 2018.

Michigan girls basketball: Here are the top 100 players for 2018-19  Detroit Free Press

Here are the top 100 high school girls basketball players as we begin the 2018-19 season:

Michigan high school football playoffs: First-round games, with times  Detroit Free Press

On Sunday night, the Michigan High School Athletics Association announced its 2018 football playoff pairings. Per the MHSAA, qualifying teams for the ...

Okemos sophomore Jasmine Clerkley verbally commits to Michigan State women's basketball  Lansing State Journal

Jasmine Clerkley first set foot on the Breslin Center floor as an elementary student when she and teammates played on the court during the intermission of a ...

See high schools where each Michigan college draws the most students

Of the 102,334 public school students in Michigan's Class of 2017, about 61 percent -- 62,806 -- enrolled in college with six months of leaving high school, ...

Michigan high school football scores: Week 9  Detroit Free Press

Scores from Week 9 of Michigan high school football: Friday. Adrian Lenawee Christian def. Detroit Universal, forfeit. Algonac 39, Southfield Bradford Academy 6.

Obama names Michigan band in list of favorite 2018 songs

LANSING, Mich. — LANSING -- Former President Barack Obama released Friday a list of his favorite books, movies and music he's discovered in 2018. The list ...

Krumm Named New Okemos Football Coach  WILX-TV

Okemos High School Tuesday introduced Mike Krumm as its new head football coach. Krumm was an assistant last season to head coach Jack Wallace who ...

Okemos native is the lone American men's hockey ref heading to the 2018 Winter Olympics  Lansing State Journal

BATTLE CREEK — Where will you be in 10 years? In Okemos High School's 2001 yearbook, then-17-year-old Tim Mayer gave an optimistic response: He was ...

In wake of Nassar, Okemos schools add safety to health instruction  Spartan Newsroom

After the Larry Nassar episode that shook Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics, Okemos Public Schools have taken a look at the lessons and ...

Lansing-area students walk out to protest gun violence, honor Parkland shooting victims  Lansing State Journal

Hundreds of students in the Lansing region marched out of school to protest gun violence and honor those killed at in Parkland, Florida, on Feb. 14.

Here are all 18 new members of Eastern Michigan's football program  WDIV ClickOnDetroit

With National Signing Day in full swing, high school seniors are signing their letter of intent to continue their playing career at a variety of colleges.

Division 7 top-ranked Pewamo-Westphalia shows its strength with OT win over Williamston  Lansing State Journal

Pirates stop 2-point conversion to win matchup of league champions.

Hall of Fame Okemos soccer coach was 'another parent'  Lansing State Journal

OKEMOS — On Friday, Brian Guggemos' middle school-aged children saw him shed tears for the first time. Guggemos, the longtime Okemos boys soccer coach ...

These five Ann Arbor high schools are among best in Michigan, according to Niche  WDIV ClickOnDetroit

Which Ann Arbor schools rank the best in the state?

Taylor Moton returns to Mid-Michigan for youth football camp  WILX-TV

Former Okemos High School and Western Michigan football standout Taylor Moton returned to the Lansing area on Saturday to help run his very first youth ...

School officials grapple with bullying, harassment after election  Lansing State Journal

Officials at three area school districts say incidents of bullying or harassment reported in their buildings since Tuesday's presidential election are “isolated” ...

25 best public high schools in Michigan, according to Niche  WDIV ClickOnDetroit

DETROIT - Where can you find the best public high schools in Michigan? Niche released their annual rankings of the best schools around the country.

The Okemos 7  City Pulse

'I must say you don't look like the typical drug defendant that we have in our court.” U.S. Magistrate Judge Joseph Scoville was talking to 65-year-old Dennis ...

Michigan high school football: Mick McCabe's final state rankings  Detroit Free Press

The Super 10, plus the top 10 in each of the eight divisions after Week 9 in the 2018 Michigan high school football season.

Okemos native lands role on Amazon Prime pilot  City Pulse

TUESDAY, June 28 —To many, springtime means flowers. For others, it means time to stop putting off working on the beach body they resolved to have by now.

Back at home: Former WNBA player to lead Okemos girls hoops  USA TODAY High School Sports

The basketball journey for Kristen Rasmussen the last 15 years has taken her from Okemos to all around the United States, and even internationally.

Michigan high school football playoffs: First round predictions  Detroit Free Press

Only one person we know is crazy enough to attempt to pick all 128 first-round playoff games and that is our Son of Swami. In each district, the No. 1 seed is ...

Builder, priest, accused embezzler: Who is the Rev. Jonathan Wehrle?  Lansing State Journal

Court records and archived media coverage speak to the construction roots of the Rev. Jonathan Wehrle, the founding pastor of St. Martha Parish.

Former MSU Baseball Star Magsig Still Making Impact In Okemos  WKAR

Phil Magsig has overcome health issues to return to the sport he loves. OKEMOS – Baseball has always been a part of Phil Magsig's life. The former Michigan ...

Former Okemos coach had enduring impact on tennis community  Lansing State Journal

Al Inkala was a man filled with humbleness, passion and integrity. He passed away at the age of 66.

MSU graduate is one of YouTube’s biggest stars  Lansing State Journal

Imagine living your life in front of 7.5 million people with every high and low, funny moment and insecurity broadcast for the world to see. That's the existence ...

Michigan star of “Smallville” visits Motor City Comic Con this weekend  The Oakland Press

Tom Welling wasn't a big Superman fan before being cast in the CW TV series “Smallville” — a role he turned down twice.

Okemos girl lives her ballet dream – dancing as ‘Cinderella’  Lansing State Journal

Okemos girl senior lives her ballet dream – dancing as 'Cinderella' for the Children's Ballet Theatre.

Who is new MSU athletic director Bill Beekman?

EAST LANSING --Michigan State's new athletic director, the university's 19th, has no experience being in charge of any college sports. But Bill Beekman, 51, ...

Novi Schools Appoints New HR Director

Novi Schools Appoints New HR Director - Novi, MI - A veteran Okemos Public Schools administrator will take over the position.

Putnam: Photo is 'time capsuled' in Okemos home's wall  Lansing State Journal

Have you ever been tempted to knock on the door of a house you used to live in? Robyn Radway knows the feeling.

First look at high school football state championship games

What began as a 256-team field in the Michigan high school football playoffs is down to 16. The eight state championship games are set for next weekend at ...

Attention to detail has Okemos track standout MSU bound  USA TODAY High School Sports

Sophia Franklin to pole vault and hurdle for the Spartans.

Supplement use in young athletes is not a big concern for local schools  Spartan Newsroom

Okemos and Haslett High School football players put a lot of work in the off-season to try to be stronger than their opponents. There are many ways to achieve ...

Okemos Football Coach Out  WILX-TV

Okemos High School announced Thursday that second year head football coach Jack Wallace is being replaced effective immediately. Okemos has a 0-4 ...

Where are the best high schools in Michigan?  Detroit Free Press

Grand Rapids. Bloomfield Township. Holland. Birmingham. Saline. Troy. Rochester Hills. Okemos. Those are the cities where the top high schools in the state ...

Okemos soccer falls in regional semifinal  USA TODAY High School Sports

HOLT – The Okemos High School boys soccer team made a strong run last week while navigating its way to a third district championship in four years.

Report ranks Michigan's top 20 public and charter high schools  WDIV Detroit

A report from the Mackinac Center for Public Policy lists the top 20 public and charter high schools in Michigan based on a "CAP" score.

Lake Fenton/Goodrich girls lacrosse season ends in regional semis  Fenton Tri County Times

Grand Ledge — A little over three years ago Megan Lynch had never played lacrosse before. On Wednesday, she was in tears as the senior saw her high ...

These are Michigan's top 50 high schools, U.S. News says

Wellspring Preparatory High School, a charter school in Grand Rapids, was the highest ranked high school in Michigan, according to the 2017 U.S. News and ...

MSUFCU showcases student art  City Pulse

Artwork from students of 18 Michigan area high schools is on display through February at the 11th Annual MSUFCU Student Art Exhibit at the MSUFCU ...

Former Okemos, MSU star Rasmussen comes home to coach her alma meter  USA TODAY High School Sports

Bergin Robinson was a little intimidated. Jasmine Clerkley remembers a bit of that same feeling. At 6-foot-4, Kristen Rasmussen did that to her new players at ...

2014 top high schools: Michigan has one of best in nation, says U.S. News

Saline high school.JPG. Saline High School was named one of the top 10 high school in Michigan for 2014 by U.S. News and World Report. (Brianne Bowen ...

Ingham County's heroin surge  City Pulse

Eric Pavona had the world in his hands when he graduated from Okemos High School. He had high college entrance test scores, he'd been working and saving ...

Bridge Magazine's 2017 Academic State Champs  Bridge Michigan

Bridge Magazine is proud to name 54 high schools as 2017 Academic State Champs. The schools listed below are best preparing students for success after ...

Army steps up recruiting in Meridian Township  Spartan Newsroom

Meridian Township's local Army Medical Recruiting Station, located off Hagadorn Road, is serving to help out not only the country, but the local community.

Red Cedar Elementary ready to break ground  Spartan Newsroom

Spring is bringing a lot of activity to Red Cedar Elementary. School construction is underway. After a $93.77 million bond millage was passed last May, the ...

2016 Debutantes presented at Cotillion  Lansing State Journal

The Les Meres et Debutantes presented seven debutantes at its 51st annual cotillion held Saturday at the Lansing Center. This year's theme was "Closer to our ...

Michigan program 'Ok2Say' is helping save lives one confidential tip at a time  Spartan Newsroom

For students struggling with bullying or any sort of issue in their school or community, OK2SAY is a confidential tip line in which students can confidentially ...

Waverly schools reeling after loss of beloved teacher  Lansing State Journal

DELTA TWP. - Waverly High School's orchestra will take the stage Saturday at the Wharton Center during graduation without their beloved director, Jenny ...

Okemos native Cynthia Frelund blazes trail in NFL's analytics game  Detroit Free Press

During the NFL Network's broadcast on Jan. 13, Rich Eisen, questioned Cynthia Frelund's prediction for the Eagles-Falcons playoff matchup.

Conner George Gets MSU Scholarship  WILX-TV

Michigan State basketball player Conner George has now been given a scholarship after playing the past two seasons as a walk on. It is a year to year ...

Your guide to Lansing area's holiday events

LANSING, MI -- Your holiday calendar can be as full as you want it to be, judging by the long list of holiday events. Below are some of the fun happenings in the ...

Lansing public high schools struggling to make students college-ready  Spartan Newsroom

The Lansing Public School District has gained an outstanding reputation for their high schools from some. But others say the academics are as poor as Detroit ...

Putnam: A different twist on the gun debate at MSU's Demmer Center  Lansing State Journal

EAST LANSING – It's been a tough time for shooting sports enthusiasts, what with the Parkland, Florida shootings and a national push to put more controls on ...

Spartan Rowing Announces Nine Signees For 2017  Michigan State Athletics

April 28, 2017 East Lansing, Mich. - Michigan State rowing coach Matt Weise has announced that nine student-athletes will join the Spartan rowing program ...

2017 Sutton Foster Ovation Awards Set for Sunday at Wharton Center  Broadway World

The best of Michigan's high school theatre students are coming together Sunday, May 21, at Wharton Center's Cobb Great Hall for the 6th Annual Sutton Foster ...

Free prom dresses still available  Lansing State Journal

April 19, 2016 UPDATE — Atiyaa Bolling is still hoping to give many girls their prom "princess moment." About 100 dresses were given away last weekend, but ...

Interactive maps show how each county's schools rank

Earlier this year, published a series of maps showing how 38 schools – which at the time were at-risk of state-imposed closure – compared with other ...

People News: Lansing's Bethel Baptist Church pastor retiring  Lansing State Journal

Rev. James E. Robinson retiring after 33 years of ministry, almost 19 of those with Bethel Baptist.

From the Archives: High school graduations  Lansing State Journal

High school students across the United States are counting down the days until graduation. It's a bittersweet occasion.

The 50 Michigan public schools with highest average SAT scores in 2016

This slideshow features the 50 Michigan public high schools with the highest average SAT scores in spring 2016.

Jacob Meschke  Michigan Radio

Jacob Meschke is a Stateside news assistant and a rising senior at Northwestern University, where he studies journalism, Spanish and political science.

The 44 State Champs  Bridge Michigan

Here are the high schools across Michigan that best exceeded expectations in 2015.

Michigan State adds high-scoring Conner George as preferred walk-on  Spartan Avenue

Michigan State basketball added another solid recruit on Sunday as Okemos High star Conner George chose the green and white as a preferred walk-on.

Playing to win  City Pulse

Alto saxophonist Jordan Lulloff says he doesn't mind a little musical back-up.“I've always liked playing, and I love performing,” Lulloff said. “I especially like ...

Lord Huron's 'Ends of the Earth' featured on Zales ad  Lansing State Journal

Lord Huron's indie-pop nugget "Ends of the Earth" is featured on a Zales holiday advertisement.

Females reporting more concussions in high school sports  Spartan Newsroom

Female athletes in Michigan high schools have a much higher rate of reported concussions than males and researchers are asking why. One question is ...

MI migrant worker turned choreographer tells her story through dance  WKAR

The DANCE Lansing project is currently underway. We speak with the artistic director and a guest choreographer who has combined her experiences as a.

Chronic Wasting Disease Casts Shadow on Start of Firearms Deer Season  WKAR

On this first day of firearms hunting season, Michigan hunters and wildlife officials are closely watching for cases of Chronic Wasting Disease, a fatal.

'I was not done being a mother': Grand Ledge mom with group fighting opioids  Lansing State Journal

In Eaton County, new group takes aim at 'widespread' opioid addiction.

Sigler hired as coach at Wyoming HS after one year at Hope

After one year as the offensive coordinator for the Hope College Flying Dutchmen football team, Irv Sigler is moving on. He was hired as the head football coach ...

The Year in Pictures - A peek back at 2018 in 99 photographs  Lansing State Journal

A pictoral journey of 2018 seen through the eyes of LSJ staff photographers Robert Killips, Matthew Dae Smith, and Nick King.

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