Mary Jo Colonna named MHSTeCA Coach of the Year

By Wendi Reardon PriceStaff Writerwprice@mihomepaper.comINDEPENDENCE TWP. — Clarkston Girls Varsity Tennis had many reasons to celebrate the spring season. They reached their goal as state champions and head coach Mary Jo Colonna was named Michigan High School Tennis Coaches Association Division 1 Coach of the Year.“It’s such an honor,” said Colonna. “Not many women get […]

Team RUSH shows students the joys of STEM with summer programming

By Wendi Reardon PriceStaff Writerwprice@mihomepaper.comINDEPENDENCE TWP. — Clarkston High School’s Team RUSH 27 Robotics showed young students in the community STEM is fun through five camps this summer.The newest camp added this summer was RUSH Drone Camp for those entering grades 5-9.“It is really awesome,” said Finn Berard, a senior on Team RUSH 27, before […]

Little Wolves learn lacrosse fundamentals

By Wendi Reardon PriceStaff Writerwprice@mihomepaper.comINDEPENDENCE TWP. — Kids were busy with activity at the Pond, the soccer and lacrosse stadium behind Clarkston High School, on June 17-20, for the lacrosse camps.“Everyone is having fun,” said Brian Kaminskas, head coach for Clarkston Boys Varsity Lacrosse. “Everyone is learning a little bit.”Three lacrosse camps were held for […]

A Look Back for July 10, 2024

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1999Foyteck back as school board president: A new slate of officers were elected to the Clarkston School Board on Monday night. In a 4-3 vote, Karen Foyteck resumed the president’s spot, which she lost the previous year to Kurt Shanks by the same margin.How ‘bout a […]

Hall of fame inductee

Mitchell Lowney was inducted into the Catholic High School League Hall of Fame at their annual hall of fame banquet on June 10.Lowney is a 2019 graduate of Clarkston Everest Collegiate. During his years at EC, Mitch helped lead the Mountaineers to two state championship golf titles and four consecutive regional titles, and three CHSL […]

A Look Back for July 3, 2024

25 years ago – 1999Everyone loves a parade!: An early morning rainstorm didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of parade onlookers on Saturday, July 3. The Independence Township Fire Department, which sponsored the parade, estimated over 11,000 people were in attendance. There were over 100 entries in the 1999 parade with award honors going to Clarkston Free […]

Team RUSH prepares for annual Regatta

By Wendi Reardon PriceStaff Writerwprice@mihomepaper.comCLARKSTON — It wouldn’t be summer without students on Clarkston High School Team RUSH 27 Robotics gearing up to make cardboard and duct tape boats to set sail in the annual RUSH Regatta at Deer Lake Beach, July 13.The ultimate prize for the teams is to win the RUSH Cup, which […]

Clarkston Equestrians named district champs

The Clarkston Junior Equestrian Team finished as district champions at the Shiawassee County Fairgrounds, June 14-16.The Wolves are a Michigan Interscholastic Horsemanship Association Division D team competing against teams from Perry and Owosso in District 11. They finished the district meet with a combined total of 215 points to claim the District 11, D Division […]

Mountaineer Pennanen wins high school state golf title

By Lisa PaineThe County Press Sports METAMORA — Will Pennanen, a junior at Clarkston Everest Collegiate and Metamora resident, won the high school boys’ Div. 4 individual title June 8 at the Meadows at Grand Valley State University.Pennanen, who is part of the cart crew at the Metamora Golf and Country Club, earned the title […]

A Look Back for June 26, 2024

From The Clarkston News archives 25 years ago – 1999Schools budget approval for ‘99-’00: The Clarkston Community Schools Board of Education took another step toward preparation for the upcoming fiscal year. An “abbreviated” hearing on the 1999-2000 budget took place to further explain details of the budget first presented at the June 14 board meeting.Judge […]

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