RUSH goes to Washington

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Staff Writer Students with Team RUSH 27 joined 40 robotics teams for the FIRST National Advocacy Conference in Washington, D.C. last week. Their mission was to advocate and spread the word about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). Senior Jason Richards explained they talked to senators and congressmen during […]

Athletes of the Week: Top notch year

Kristen Page and Alex Matisse were named Senior Athletes before graduating from Clarkston High School Page left her mark on two varsity programs – girls basketball and girls soccer. “Kristen exemplifies determination and leadership,” said Christine Rogers, head coach for the Lady Wolves Varsity Basketball team. “Kristen is the glue that held the team together, […]

Working on fundamentals

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Sports Writer When young players walked off the field last Thursday at Clarkston High School after their last session at Boys Baseball Camp, coaches wanted them to remember to play anytime they had a chance. “What we try to hit home is when they leave here and they are […]

A Look Back for July 5, 2017

From The Clarkston News archives 15 years ago – 2002 “Schools shorten days for teacher training” Despite objections by some parents and even Clarkston Community School Board members, a plan to periodically shorten elementary and middle school days for teachers was adopted for the district. “Hennessy takes to the friendly skies to fulfill dream” For […]

Ships of cardboard to set sail

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Staff Writer Plans are made, cardboard collected, and duct tape’s ready to go for the annual summer RUSH Regatta at Deer Lake Beach, July 15. Freshmen Evan Bennett and Garrett Bailey are excited for their first boat race, in which Team RUSH 27 is divided into eight teams vying […]

Athlete of the Week: Softball honors for Gladding

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Sports Writer Alex Gladding finished her senior year celebrating with the Clarkston Varsity Softball team as they ended in the Final Four at state finals. She also celebrated her personal accolades during the season including receiving the Michigan High School Softball Coaches Association Scholarship and the Academic All-State Award. […]

Dare to play at camp

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Sports Writer Young Cagers used the first week of summer vacation to work on their skills during Dare to Dream Basketball Camp. “It is going excellently,” said Christine Rogers, head coach for Clarkston Girls Varsity Baskeball as she watched over 70 campers bounce the basketballs in Clarkston High School […]

Wendi Word’s: Harry cast a spell

The magical world of Harry Potter and Hogwarts is on my mind as I type this week’s column as it is the day Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone printed for the first time on June 26, 1997. Here in America we would come to know it as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and […]

A Look Back for June 28, 2017

From The Clarkston News archives 15 years ago – 2002 “Changing school times for ‘teacher development’ in the works” Clarkston Community Schools were mulling over a concept for the future for shortened days for teacher development which left some parents upset and educators pleased. “Plastic company enjoying tenth anniversary in Clarkston” Chase Plastics in Clarkston […]

Celebrate Independence in C-town!

Celebrate Independence in C-town!

Independence Township Fire Department flies an enormous American flag during last year’s Independence Day Parade. File photo BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Staff Writer Marian Emery and her Model A are one of the many staples in Clarkston’s Fourth of July parade people are excited to see next Tuesday. “My dad drove it in […]