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 […]

Bears share in picnic fun

Children gathered for Independence Township Parks and Recreation’s annual Teddy Bear Picnic. They dressed their favorite bear for the sports-themed day. Miss Amanda read the group two stories before Mr. Sports Bear made a special appearance. The kids walked in a parade, played basketball and soccer, and enjoyed a hot dog lunch complete with apple […]

Flag football fun way to learn to play

Each player from Michigan Youth Flag Football League left the last day of the season a winner. Every boy received a trophy for their work during the season, ate pizza, and watched their coaches play a game of football. Dale Duffield signed up for the league because he had nothing to do. ‘I wanted to […]

Athlete of the Week

John Timm is ready to take on teams in this weekend’s Midwest regional meet in Illinois. His team, Bloomfield Force Select Soccer U18, secured their place by capturing the Michigan State Cup last month. They defeated the Michigan Wolves B team in Lansing, 2-0. Both teams were unable to score by the end of the […]

League title next for ‘Dawgs

The Clarkston Riverdawgs 9U team broke from traditional Father’s Day gift giving, and gave everyone a treat this past weekend ? a five-game sweep for the championship at the Flushing Summer Classic Baseball Tournament. ‘They performed exceptionally,? said Coach Gary Jbara. Jbara noted the key moment during the tournament came in the semi-final game against […]

New chapter begins for local family

For Ethan Fenton, Friday wasn’t just his last day as a fifth-grader and elementary-school student. It was also an end to a 25-year run for his family at Pine Knob Elementary School. His sister, Sarah, was the first to attend Pine Knob in 1983. ‘He loves this school,? said his mother, Beth Fenton. ‘I know […]

Teddy bears everywhere!

Children gathered for Independence Township Parks and Recreation’s annual Teddy Bear Picnic. They dressed their favorite bear for the sports-themed day. Miss Amanda read the group two stories before Mr. Sports Bear made a special appearance. The kids walked in a parade, played basketball and soccer, and enjoyed a hot dog lunch complete with apple […]

Runners find success at county meet

Five members of the boys track team became champions in the biggest county meet in the state. The boys from Clarkston Junior High School worked together to beat Avondale Middle by one point to take first-place honors. They earned 62 points in the Oakland County seventh and eighth grade meet, May 29. The champions were […]