Champs remember glory years

Champs remember glory years

Clarkston High School’s Varsity Baseball team had strong showings in the 1970’s making it to districts in 1972, 73, 74 and 75, but there was just something special about that 1976 team, according to former Coach Paul Tungate. That was the year Clarkston had a 23-8 record and won the state championship. “There is no […]

Win, loss at invitational

BY WENDI REARDON Clarkston News Sports Writer Kickers opened their season with a split at the Traverse City Invitational on Saturday. “We played awesome,” said Curtis Payment, head coach for Clarkston Boys Varsity Soccer. The boys won the second game against Traverse City Central, 3-2 with goals from Matt Definis, Robbie Farrell and Ethan Wise, […]

Preparing for battle

    BY WENDI REARDON Clarkston News Sports Writer Clarkston’s gridiron heroes are counting down to their season opener as they prepare for Lapeer at University of Michigan for Battle of the Big House on Friday, 7 p.m. “It’s going to be a great experience for the kids,” said Kurt Richardson, head coach for Clarkston […]

Early to rise, early to score

  The gridiron heroes put on their helmets and began warming up at Clarkston High School’s stadium on Monday morning for the first practice of the fall season. The community can see what the boys have been working on during their scrimmage on Saturday during Football for a Cure. Their season opener is at University […]

Athletes of the Week – Hitting champions

The hitters from Springfield Township Parks and Recreation team in the 15-18 Division Boys team were not going to let their championship game being rained out slow them down. They went on to play the championship game and post a 5-1 win over Rumble V from Lake Orion, July 31. The boys went into the […]

Fighting for a cure

BY WENDI REARDON Clarkston News Sports Writer Seniors Josh Knotts and Carson Stottlemyer are ready to suit up in blue and pink for their final Football for a Cure as they play for family members this Saturday. Knotts, an outside linebacker, is playing for his mom, Ruth White, who is in remission after having her […]

Athletes of the Week: Scholarship honorees

Savannah Spring and Anthony Reiner, 2016 graduates from Clarkston High School, were this year’s recipients of the Steve Howe Scholarship. Spring had 24 RBIs off of her 29 hits during her senior season with the Clarkston Varsity Softball team. She hit one home run and three doubles. She also stole eight bases. Reiner had a […]

Lacrosse campers on field

Young players picked up their lacrosse sticks and spent a few days of their summer vacation at the Clarkston High School field last week. They honed their skills in dodging, shooting, passing , scooping and learned tidbits from current Clarkston Boys Varsity Lacrosse players and collegiate players. “It’s good for everyone,” said Brian Kaminskas, head […]

Learning skills on court

Over 70 girls spent the first week of summer break working on their basketball skills during Dare to Dream Basketball Camp. Girls in grades third through ninth worked on fundamentals every day such as ball-handling, defense, passing, rebounding footwork, pivoting, one-on-one moves and shooting. “It helps us to really get them to play for us […]

Dice brothers qualify for Michigan Open

BY WENDI REARDON Clarkston News Sports Writer Brothers Alex and Brady Dice didn’t finish at the Michigan Open Championship at Prestwick Village Golf Club last week but they were both excited to qualify and play against each other. “It is sweet,” Brady shared about qualifying with his older brother. “Now that he is at Saginaw […]