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Current Sports | August 25, 2017

Aug 25, 2017
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Mid-Michigan High School Football; Ithaca Football; Concussion Protocol; MHSAA Officiating; Zach Berridge; Conor McGregor-Floyd Mayweather.


Former MSU Baseball Star Magsig Still Making Impact In Okemos

May 18, 2017
Zachary Manning / WKAR

Phil Magsig has overcome health issues to return to the sport he loves

Okemos High golf coach finds his place with Chieftains

May 7, 2017
Bert Laaker

OKEMOS – There are golf courses everywhere. That’s what Chad Kurmel told his wife when she was offered a job advancement opportunity in Michigan. After hearing that, his family took the plunge moving to Michigan in 2015 after spending the last 20 years in Florida. 

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. 

Okemos track star Franklin picks MSU for college

Feb 9, 2017
Lori Franklin

OKEMOS – Sophia Franklin has always been competitive.

She danced for eight years, but in middle school, Franklin decided that she needed more of a challenge. Six years later, and Franklin is one of the top track athletes in the state and Michigan State bound next season.

cellist performing
courtesy / Tanya Ell

Jamie Paisley talks with Okemos native and current Cleveland Orchestra cellist Tanya Ell about her return to Michigan to play with the Lansing Symphony


Hall of Fame Night for MSU and Okemos

Sep 23, 2016
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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 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.

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Okemos best soccer players turn into MSU stars

Nov 2, 2015
Matthew Mitchell / MSU Athletic Communications / MSU

EAST LANSING, Mich. – When the Michigan State women’s soccer team played Northwestern this season, Okemos soccer head coach Brian Guggemos brought his children to the game to show them something spectacular.

Kristelle Yewah and Sarah Kovan took the field at DeMartin Stadium for the Spartans, and Kourtney Scott for Northwestern, as Guggemos watched three of his former players take part in a Big Ten game.