Athletes of the Week: Undefeated season

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Sports Writer As the clock on the scoreboard counted down in the Clarkston Girls JV Basketball’s last game of the season on Feb. 22, they knew they achieved their goal of going undefeated. “They had great team chemistry,” said Kirstie Arendsen, head coach. The season began with the girls […]

Leaders to the end

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Sports Writer Fans at Clarkston High School erupted in cheers as head coach Dan Fife held up the district trophy, Friday night. The Wolves defeated Oxford, 77-35, for their 40th district win. “When we’re shooting like that, it’s an easy coaching job,” said Fife, long-time head coach of the […]

Remembering the life and the kindness of Laura Rose Terry Coat

Laura Rose Terry Coat passed away peacefully at Ada’s Vineyard on December 15, 2017 at 77 years of age after a six month stay for dementia-related memory issues. Laura was born in Clarkston, Michigan on July 24, 1940, the second of five children born to William and Florence Terry. Laura loved education and was very […]

Bonnie Sue Lape

LAPE, Bonnie Sue, (nee Millen) of Almont; formerly of Clarkston; sunrise May 5, 1953; passed away sunset March 7, 2018 at the age 64. Beloved wife of David; loving mother of Christine (Juan) Moreno, Nicole (Jacob) Eland and Erin (Michael) Vezzetti; proud “Mina” of Brittany, Brian, Morgan, Felicia, Elly, Michael, Tate, Owen, Anna and Oliver; […]

Art woven with socialization at club

Club Create Clarkston learned some basics of basket weaving at their February meeting at Picasso’s Grapevine on Main Street. “This is their first time basket weaving,” said Robert White, one of the art and social club’s founders. Instructor Ethel Gill led the activity. Created in 2015 and meeting every third Monday, they also work on […]

Rulers of the league!

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Sports Writer Cagers knocked out Hazel Park in the running for the OAA Red league title last Thursday as they claimed their 12th consecutive league title with a 48-38 win. “It was a great win,” said Dan Fife, head coach for Clarkston Boys Varsity Basketball. “You could tell our […]

Athlete of The Week: Racing to top finishes

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Sports Writer Senior Katie Bayley finished her fourth and final trip to the MHSAA Division 1 Girls Ski State Finals in eighth place. During her four years as a racer with the Clarkston Girls Varsity Ski team she spent two years as captain; has gone to the finals as […]

Clarkston skiers heat up the slopes

BY CATHERINE OSBORN Special to The Clarkston News The warm weather followed the Clarkston ski teams to Boyne Mountain as they competed in the MHSAA Division 1 State Finals on Feb. 26. The weekend leading up to the finals at Boyne Mountain was filled with rain and warm weather, both the boys and girls ski […]

A Look Back for March 7, 2018

15 years ago – 2003 “Another false bomb threat found in Clarkston Schools” Clarkston Community Schools dealt with another bomb threat, which was written on a toilet paper dispenser in the boys’ bathroom at Sashabaw Middle School. “A party in honor of Dr. Seuss” Erin Castillo, as the Cat in the Hat, reading with Kristina […]

Wendi’s Word: Staying strong without coffee

I have finished seven weeks going coffee free. I will admit some days have been easier than others. I did want a cup of the delicious liquid last week before going into a game. I was tired and needed the boost. Alas, it was after 5 p.m. and since I had been without for so […]