Athlete of the Week

Right-fielder Katie Smith, who taught softball campers a few tricks of the trade at last week’s camp, finished her high-school career by being honored for her athletic endeavors. She was named as an All-State Division 1 outfield player and All-League for the second season in a row. Two more honors she received were All-Region and […]

Opportunity of a lifetime for Detroit Tigers fan, singer

Carmen Calcaterra of Clarkston stood in Comerica Park last Wednesday with a song to sing: the National Anthem. ‘I was nervous,? said Calcaterra. ‘My hands were shaking. But I did it and was happy I did it. Everyone was proud of me. My mom and dad were crying. I felt proud.? ‘It was a once […]

All Star Popp hits high school football field one more time

Running back Jimmy Popp will take to the field one more time before heading off to college. Popp has been chosen to play in the Michigan High School All Star Football game on July 19. ‘It will be my last good-bye to football,? said Popp. ‘It will be something he’ll never forget,? said long-time varsity […]

Wendi’s Word A column by Wendi Reardon

Get out the balloons! Get out the streamers! Get out your red, white, and blue! It’s time to celebrate the official birthday of the USA! I hope many of you have plans to celebrate the day with your loved ones. I used to work a lot of holidays in a mall, and wonder why come […]

From chocolate to gold

Heather Haynes used her talent with chocolate to receive the highest honor from the Girl Scouts. Last month, she was presented the Girl Scout Gold Award from the Fair Winds Girl Scout Council and was the sole recipient in the Clarkston area. Haynes had to plan a project to fulfill a need in the community, […]

Staying cool

Softball Varsity Coach Don Peters? set up a special treat on the last day of softball camp. After putting away the softball equipment, campers splashed and slid on a giant slip-and-slide Peters created for them. It was a good practice for the girls to slide into the home plate in future games.

Riverdawgs 10U lead league, 17-1

Troy Mustangs had a 3-0 lead against Clarkston Riverdawgs 10U, going into the bottom of the second inning, June 18. When the ‘Dawgs came up to bat, the first four tied the score. By the time the inning was over, their teammates had added eight more. ‘They all really work very hard. They love baseball. […]

Athletes of the Week

The girls from the eighth-grade softball team took to the field, May 29, to finish an undefeated season. When the dust settled on home plate, Clarkston had defeated Oxford, 8-1. The girls played in the Lake Orion league against middle schools from Lake Orion, Oxford, and Waterford, and ended the season with a record of […]

Future spikers set for action

Last week’s volleyball clinic ended in another success. ‘I think it went well,? said Clarkston varsity volleyball coach Kelly Avenall. Girls in grades 5-12 worked on fundamentals of the game and perfected their setting, passing, and hitting skills. ‘There was lots of enthusiasm,? said camp coach Marisha Sunday. ‘They learn a lot in a short […]

Almost ready for the NBA

For the sixth year in a roll, the Junior Pistons Basketball Training Camp returned to Clarkston to show players a few tricks of the trade. Steve Moreland, Detroit Pistons director of camps and clinics, and his camp coaching staff taught elementary-school players passing, shooting, rebounding, ball handling, and defense skills. Alex Cousins and Matthew Kanan […]