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Labor Day Stickball Tournament Full of Excitement

-Tvshka Homma


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Tvshka Homma is led onto the field by drummers, Choctaw royalty, Chief Gary Batton, Assistant Chief Jack Austin, Jr., and Councilmen James Dry of District 9 and Anthony Dillard of District 10.

The 2017 Choctaw Nation Labor Day Stickball Tournament was full of excitement and action.

Tvshka Homma, the official stickball team of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, got the tournament started on Friday, Sept. 1, when they took the field against Beaver Dam.

Spirits were high and the drum beats loud as Tvshka Homma was escorted onto the field by the drummers, Chief Gary Batton, Assistant Chief Jack Austin Jr., members of the Tribal Council and the new Choctaw Royalty.


The action was face-paced as Tvshka Homma put the first point on the board soon after the game started. When the final buzzer sounded, Tvshka Homma was on top with an 11-0 shut out.

The win advanced Tvshka Homma to the next round where they took to the field against Chikasha Toli later on Friday night.

After an intense battle on the field, Tvshka Homma could not get past Chickasha Toli. Tvshka Homma fought hard, but Chickasha Toli fought past Tvshka Homma's defense to win the game.

Tvshka Homma's next game was on Saturday, Sept. 2 at 6 p.m. against Koni Hata. Tvshka Homma played hard and came out on top with a win.

The last game of Saturday night was Tvshka Homma took the field against Pearl River. Due to a goal post needing repairs during the Chickasha Toli vs MBCI game prior to the last game, Tvshka Homma's game started late.

After a contentious game, Pearl River knocked Tvshka Homma out of the tournament.

Pearl River would go on to meet MBCI on Sunday, Sept. 3, in the Championship game. Once again MBCI ended the Choctaw Nation Stickball Tournament as the championship team.


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MBCI won the 2017 Choctaw Nation Labor Day Stickball Tournament Championship.  The Mississippi team kept their win streak alive by winning the championship game.  MBCI beat Beaver Dam in the final game 7 to 2.

*Note: More photos of the stickball tournament can be found in the galleries section.

Contributing photographers are: Apryl Mock, Charles D. Clark, Deidre Elrod, Jason Hicks, Katy Pickens, Kendra Germany, Kim Ebrel, Krisian Turner, Lisa Reed, Marcia Ragland, Stacy Hutto, Tracy Mckaughen and Vonna Loper.

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