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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

This Morning: Report ranks Okemos High School number 11 in Michigan  WLNS

According to a new U.S. News & World Report, Okemos High School is now listed as one of the best high schools in the state of Michigan.

Michigan tennis player places sixth at 2019 USTA Boys Nationals

Okemos native Ozan Colak went 10-2 against some of the sport's top junior players in Kalamazoo.

Cards host Bronson, alumni for scrimmages tonight  WTVB News

The Coldwater High School junior varsity and varsity teams see their first action of the new season.

Okemos High School Names New Athletic Director  WILX-TV

Okemos High School's new athletic director is a 1985 graduate of the school, Brian Fuller. He has held the same job in Harbor Beach and is a former soccer ...

Update: Students get first-hand experience on the dangers of distracted driving at Okemos High School  WILX-TV

OKEMOS, MI (WILX) - Some students got first-hand experience on the dangers of distracted driving. They tested out a distracted driving simulator Monday at ...

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 ...

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 ...

Okemos High School Names New Girls Coach  WILX-TV

Okemos High School Friday announced Sara Holt as its new girls varsity head basketball coach. Holt replaces Kristen Rasmussen who stepped down after ...

Okemos Public Schools gets an A+, making it the second best school district in the state  Spartan Newsroom

Okemos Public Schools is the second best school district in Michigan out of 548, according to, a website that compiles information and surveys on ...

Rear hatch pops open on Granger Waste truck, spilling trash across road  Lansing State Journal

A large amount of garbage was dumped on Jolly Road near Okemos High School early Tuesday morning, leading to slowed traffic.

Okemos NOSB takes 2nd place in Great Lakes Science Bowl  Spartan Newsroom

It's been nearly 13 years since Okemos High School's finished near the top of the Great Lakes National Ocean Science Bowl. The Okemos team has been ...

Local high schools implement spaces, programs to ease mental health issues  Spartan Newsroom

Counselors, administrators and students in Okemos, Williamston and Haslett report an increase in anxiety issues among high school students across the state ...

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 ...

Newcomer KJ Rai has memorable finish to varsity debut for Okemos boys basketball  Lansing State Journal

GRAND LEDGE - KJ Rai didn't know where he would end up when he went through tryouts in the Okemos boys basketball program in November. He also didn't ...

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 High School senior puts diversity on display - Spartan Newsroom  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 ...

Local schools see vaping epidemic, confiscation increases of e-cigarettes and vaping devices  Spartan Newsroom

Okemos and Williamston High School students started noticing a few years ago an increase in vaping in as well as after school, which mirrors what teenagers ...

Is your school following Michigan's anti-bullying law? Probably not.  Lansing State Journal

An East Lansing dad helped create Michigan's anti-bullying law after he lost his son to school bullying. He now questions whether schools are following it.

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 ...

See which Michigan schools made the list for best high schools in the US  Detroit Free Press

The U.S. News 2019 Best High School rankings consisted of 17245 public high schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

US Coast Guard Band Great Lakes Tour  WSYM-TV

Wednesday, July 31 at 7:30 p.m. at Okemos High School, the U.S. Coast Guard Band performs in concert as part of their 2019 tour of the Great Lakes region.

See where Lansing area high school seniors are committed to play sports in college  Lansing State Journal

From baseball to cycling to football and volleyball, see what schools area athletes will be attending for sports in the fall.

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 places in Great Lakes Science Bowl - Spartan Newsroom  Spartan Newsroom

It's been nearly 13 years since Okemos High School's National Ocean Science Bowl team finished near the top of the Great Lakes National Science Bowl.

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.

Report ranks 20 best high schools in Michigan in 2019  WDIV ClickOnDetroit

The U.S. News & World Report has released its annual ranking of public high schools in the country. One public high school in Michigan -- the International ...

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 ...

Family speaks out about adolescent depression and suicide  WILX-TV

OKEMOS, Mich. (WILX) - There is startling new research out about the nation's youth and suicide. Hospital visits for suicide attempts or thoughts nearly doubled ...

Okemos High School Students Build Solar Car to Compete in National Competition  WSYM-TV

Students at Okemos High School have been hard at work over the past year building a solar powered race car to compete the Solar Car Challenge.

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 ...

These are the Lansing area high school boys basketball players to watch this winter  Lansing State Journal

Central Michigan-bound Caleb Hodgson and GVSU signee Sean Cobb are among some of the top returning players in region.

See the Lansing area boys soccer Dream Team and all-area selections  Lansing State Journal

Here is a look at the Lansing area boys high school soccer Dream Team and all-area selections. The members of the Dream Team and player of the year ...

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 ...

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).

Get to know the Lansing area's high school baseball teams  Lansing State Journal

Here is an overview of the high school baseball teams in the Lansing area. This reflects information provided by area coaches.

Lansing City Pulse Top of the Town 2019 Winners | City Pulse  City Pulse

And we're back. This year's Top of the Town contest pulled in 143912 votes for the top three, ranking some of the most popular, innovative businesses and ...

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 ...

Okemos High School announces athletic hall of fame  Lansing State Journal

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

Awards Night for the 2019 MSUFCU Student Art Exhibit  WSYM-TV

Michigan State University Federal Credit Union (MSUFCU) announced the winners of the annual Student Art Exhibit for 2019 and honored all who competed at ...

See the schedule and results for the Dean Shippey Capital Diamond Classic  Lansing State Journal

See the results and matchups for the annual high school baseball showcase.

Your team-by-team guide to high school boys basketball in the Lansing area  Lansing State Journal

Here is an overview of the boys high school basketball teams in the Lansing area. This listing reflects information submitted by area coaches.

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

East Lansing High School assistant baseball coach dies after throwing batting practice  Lansing State Journal

Ed Outslay was a veteran, unpaid assistant coach who was dedicated to young people and avoided the spotlight, Trojans head coach Mark Pendred said.

Okemos High administrator Ira Childress honored  USA TODAY High School Sports

Meridian Township salutes him as the first African-American administrator in the history of Okemos High School.

See an overview of high school wrestling in the Lansing area  Lansing State Journal

Here is an overview of the high school wrestling teams in the Lansing area. This reflects information submitted by area coaches. CAAC BLUE. Coaches' ...

Diamond Classic championship game moved to Tuesday  Lansing State Journal

The championship game of the annual Dean Shippey Capital Diamond Classic has been moved to Tuesday night. Grand Ledge and Mason will play in the ...

Mike Krumm tabbed to lead Okemos football program  Lansing State Journal

Alum Mike Krumm taking over as new Okemos football coach.

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 ...

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 ...

Grand Ledge baseball adds another Diamond Classic title in dominant showing against Mason  Lansing State Journal

EAST LANSING – Grand Ledge baseball has made a habit of scoring runs early this season. Tuesday night's Diamond Classic final against Mason was no ...

Lansing area high school boys soccer overview  Lansing State Journal

Here is an overview of the high school boys soccer teams in the Lansing area. This reflects info submitted by area coaches. CAAC BLUE. Coaches' predictions: ...

Men's professional tennis coming to Lansing this fall with Capital City Tennis Classic  Lansing State Journal

Mid-Michigan Tennis Association to host state's first men's professional tournament at MSU Tennis Facility.

Greater Lansing Hall of Fame Softball Classic semifinals pushed back to Thursday  Lansing State Journal

Eaton Rapids, Stockbridge, Fowlerville and Fowler will play for spots in the championship game.

Asian Culture Club unites Okemos High, community  Spartan Newsroom

The ACC is the Asian Culture Club at Okemos High School. The organization brings all races together and volunteered in the Chinese New Year celebration at ...

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:

See where Lansing area boys and girls high school basketball teams are in state rankings  Lansing State Journal

Pewamo-Westphalia leads seven area girls teams featured in inaugural AP poll of season.

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 ...

2019 Academic State Champs honors Michigan schools where college is the norm  Bridge Michigan

Dearborn Public Schools has two early-college programs at Henry Ford College, helping the district's high schools snare Academic State Champs honors.

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 ...

Okemos drama teacher prepares for new calling  Lansing State Journal

Okemos High School teacher/director, local actor moving to Florida to enter ministry.

What to know as the Dean Shippey Capital Diamond Classic begins  Lansing State Journal

Some of mid-Michigan's top baseball teams will begin their annual quests to stake their claims as the area's best when the annual Dean Shippey Capital ...

Unvaccinated student rates rise for third straight year in Michigan schools  Bridge Michigan

The unvaccinated rate is still lower than in 2014, but the increase comes as Michigan battles a measles outbreak. A bill that would require schools with higher ...

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

The Michigan High School Athletics Association announced its 2018 football playoff pairings for 11 and 8-man football.

Facing rare halftime deficit, DeWitt girls soccer responds to capture district crown  Lansing State Journal

EAST LANSING - Teresa Ashbrook and the DeWitt girls soccer team found themselves in an unfamiliar situation as they walked off the pitch after a half of play ...

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.

Lansing area high school boys cross country overview  Lansing State Journal

Here is an overview of the Lansing area high school boys cross country teams. CAAC BLUE. Coaches' predictions: 1. Holt, 2. Okemos, 3. Grand Ledge, 4.

MSU's McLane Stadium has been hit for Diamond Classic: 'A great venue for baseball'  Lansing State Journal

Venue has felt like middle ground between previous tournament hosts Municipal Park and Cooley Law School Stadium.

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, ...

Search Michigan schools to see how they compare in sending grads to college  Bridge Michigan

Use this database to search for your Michigan high school and see how it compares in sending graduates to college to others nearby and of similar economic ...

Bank of Ann Arbor billboard in Lansing supports Michigan State basketball. Here's why.  Lansing State Journal

Bank of Ann Arbor put up billboards with six slogans in the Lansing and Ann Arbor areas congratulating Michigan State basketball.

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.

Meet the high school boys basketball Dream Team and all-area selections  Lansing State Journal

Here is a look at the Lansing State Journal boys basketball Dream Team and all-area selections. Members of the Dream Team will be recognized at the LSJ ...

Former Okemos, MSU star Rasmussen comes home to coach her alma mater  Lansing State Journal

38-year-old Kristen Rasmussen spent last five years coaching D-III college ball after WNBA, overseas playing career.

Logan Hylek, early runs lead the way for Grand Ledge in Diamond Classic quarterfinals  Lansing State Journal

Hylek struck out seven batters through five innings as Grand Ledge took out Pewamo-Westphalia 5-1 in the Diamond Classic quarterfinals.

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

Community events happening around Greater Lansing in September 2018.

Dansville basketball's senior trio lifts Aggies past Adrian Madison in regional semifinal  Lansing State Journal

Dansville will fave No. 4 Hanover-Horton (22-1) in regional final on Thursday at Leslie High School.

Gov. Snyder hosts sixth annual International Cyber Summit in Detroit

DETROIT (WLUC) - The sixth installment of the North American International Cyber Summit, hosted by Governor Rick Snyder, brought together a record crowd of ...

Lansing area high school boys basketball district schedule, results  Lansing State Journal

Take a look at the path for the state tournament's opening round.

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.

Boys high school golf Dream Team, all-area  Lansing State Journal

See the top performers from this spring in the Lansing area.

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.

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.

Successful multi-sport coach Dan Stolz headed to Greater Lansing Sports Hall of Fame  Lansing State Journal

Stolz guided Chiefs to softball and tennis state titles and a state runner-up finish in basketball.

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 ...

Michigan high school football playoffs: Breaking down each division  Detroit Free Press

Anyone for a Muskegon-Detroit King rematch? The potential state championship game is a highlight of Michigan's high school football playoff schedule.

Lansing area high school boys basketball preview  Lansing State Journal

Here is an overview of high school boys basketball in the Lansing area. This preview reflects information submitted by area coaches.

Behind ace Brendan Thelen, Pewamo-Westphalia stays perfect with Diamond Classic win  Lansing State Journal

EAST LANSING - The Pewamo-Westphalia baseball has leaned on Brendan Thelen a lot this spring. And the senior pitcher and outfielder keeps delivering.

Jackson's 'The Amazing Race' YouTube stars Tyler Oakley, Korey Kuhl take the lead

"I Took Out a Polar Bear"--Pictured L-R: Korey Kuhl and Tyler Oakley on THE AMAZING RACE airing Wednesday, May 8 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS ...

Dean Shippey Capital Diamond Classic switching venues to Michigan State's McLane Stadium  Lansing State Journal

The tournament, which will be in its 58th season, is slated to begin May 20.

High school boys soccer Dream Team, all-area  Lansing State Journal

Here is a look at the Lansing State Journal boys soccer Dream Team and all-area selections. The members of the Dream Team and player of the year finalists ...

Final Lansing area high school track and field honor roll  Lansing State Journal

See the top times and distances heading into Tuesday's honor roll meet at Michigan State.

High school boys soccer preview 2016  Lansing State Journal

Here is an overview of the 2016 boys soccer season in mid-Michigan. This reflects information submitted by area coaches.

Lansing area high school girls soccer preview  Lansing State Journal

Here is an overview of the 2017 high school girls soccer season in the Lansing area. This reflects information submitted by area coaches. (NOTE: F-forward ...

2019 Moneyball Pro-Am First Day Highlights  Lansing State Journal

DIMONDALE – The 2019 Moneyball Pro-Am at Aim High Sports Complex tipped off on Thursday evening and featured some special appearances from former ...

Hope College bound Matthew Plaehn helps Lansing Catholic reach Diamond Classic semifinals  Lansing State Journal

EAST LANSING - Coach Randy Farlin believes his Lansing Catholic baseball program has one of the top pitchers in the Lansing area in Matthew Plaehn.

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 ...

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