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Former MSU hoops star Rasmussen back on the court in a new role

Mar 10, 2017
Zachary Manning

OKEMOS – After spending the last 15 years playing college and professional basketball, former Okemos high school basketball player Kristen Rasmussen is glad to be home coaching her alma mater’s varsity girl’s basketball team. 

Hall of Fame Night for MSU and Okemos

Sep 23, 2016
WKAR

On Thursday night both the MSU Athletics Hall of Fame and Okemos High School Hall of Fame ceremonies took place. In total, 19 individuals got the chance to see their names enshrined into sports lore. Names like Don Behm, Trevor Harris, Travis Bader, and even the late Mike Sadler are mentioned throughout this report. 

Okemos' Buckland stars on softball diamond and helps team win

May 10, 2016

OKEMOS, Mich. - Softball player Kate Buckland is proof that any athlete can excel with commitment, training, and hard work. Buckland says she wasn't born with the skills to be a great softball player, but reached elite level play with the help of many coaches over the years and hard work. She is headed to play Division I softball as a catcher at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia.

Okemos girls lacrosse ready to break through

Apr 11, 2016
Andrea Urban / WKAR

OKEMOS, Mich. - The Okemos girls lacrosse team has something to prove this season. Over the last three years on their road to the State finals, the girls have lost to East Grand Rapids - twice in the semifinals and once in the State finals. EGR is the four time defending state champion, with their streak dating back to 2012.

Eastern’s Edwards using basketball to teach life lessons

Mar 21, 2016
Seth Kinker

LANSING, Mich. – Julius Edwards has always loved the game of basketball. And he’s also always wanted to help put youth in the right direction. Little did he know that life would lead him down an unexpected path that combined both of these interests.

“When I first got into coaching I didn't get into coaching for the basketball part of it,” said Edwards. “Well, part basketball, but the main part of it was to help out young men and send them in the right direction. My main focus was on inner city youth.”

Okemos' Laya Hartman Taking Hoops World by Storm

Mar 15, 2016
Andrea Urban / WKAR

The Okemos varsity girls basketball team gained a new leader this season, in the form of freshman star point guard Laya Hartman. She is only 14, but is already averaging 19 points per game against older and more experienced players.

Seth Kinker / WKAR

The Okemos High School athletic department officially unveiled its new strength and conditioning center to the public on Wednesday evening. 

The Waverly girls basketball team tops Okemos on the road, 65 to 16 the final. TJ Hawkins and the Warriors, who have spent time just outside the top 10 in the Class A rankings all year, now move on in the district tournament. Watch hilights from Monday night's game here. 

Current Sports | WKAR | Okemos Draws Flint Carman-Ainsworth in Division 2 Playoff Matchup

Oct 30, 2014

For the first time ever, the Okemos Chiefs (6-3, 5-2) will step on the field against the  Flint Carman-Ainsworth Cavaliers (7-2, 5-2) Friday night.

Current Sports | WKAR |Okemos Grabs Playoff Spot With Win Over East Lansing

Oct 30, 2014

OKEMOS- The Okemos Chiefs (6-3, 4-2) won their fourth straight must-win game  and are in the playoffs for the first time since 2011 after defeating the East Lansing  Trojans (1-8, 1-6) by a score of 20-13 Friday night.

Okemos Struggles on Homecoming Night

Sep 23, 2014

OKEMOS - Grand Ledge (2-2, 1-1) spoiled Okemos’ (2-2, 1-1) homecoming with a 20-7 victory Friday night, despite being outgained for the game.