PHILADELPHIA, Miss. – A number of Chickasaw stick-ball players recently competed in the Stickball World Series in Philadelphia, Miss. The Chickasaw players are all members of Chikasha Toli. Players were asked to join with Team Tvshkahoma, a Choctaw Nation team, to compete in the World Series.
The tournament went well with Team Tvshkahoma finishing fifth of the 16 teams competing.Several Chikasha Toli players were also asked to compete in the 35+ division on a team named 16 Pow Wow. That team finished third in the competition.
Team Tvshkahoma won its first match against an Oklaho-ma team named Okla Hannali (Sixtown). The squad lost its next match against Team Unified, a Mississippi team. Chikasha Toli players who participated on Team Tvshkahoma included Jeremy Wall-lace, Levi Hart, Aaron (Chance) Factor, Brandon WhiteEagle, Clovis Hamilton, Rick Miller, Ric Greenwood, Josh Alexander, Clay Moore, Ronnie Hicks, Terrence Underwood, Sunhawk Hill, Dalton Gaines, Boomer Factor, John Paul (JP) Underwood and Chad Wallace.
Participating on the 16 Pow Wow team were Jeremy Wallace, Aaron (Chance) Factor, Rick Miller, Terrence Underwood, Ric Greenwood and Ronnie Hicks.
Chikasha Toli has been in-vited to compete in the 2013 Stickball World Series. The next tournament for Chikasha Toli will be at the Labor Day Festival in Tushkahoma, Okla., August 31 through September 3.
The team asks that you come out and cheer your Chikasha men and boys on as they play the ancient game and pass it down to the next generation.
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