Mountaineer Update for June 9, 2021

Mountaineers were victorious with two shutouts to claim the MHSAA Division 4 District 58 Girls Soccer Championship, June 3. Clarkston Everest Collegiate defeated Montrose in the district semifinal on June 1, 8-0. They won their game against Oakland Christian in the district final, 6-0. Abby Milosch led with two goals. Celeste James, Chloe Antakali, Avery […]

Lacrosse comes up short in regional finals

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Sports Writer The Wolves finished their playoff run in a 19-7 loss to Midland United in the MHSAA Division 1 Regional 8 Final, June 1. “It wasn’t our night,” said Brian Kaminskas, head coach for Clarkston Boys Varsity Lacrosse. “We were slow out of the gate and they weren’t. […]

University Notes for June 9, 2021

Rhianna Hensler, a Clarkston resident and freshman at the University of Notre Dame, was selected by the Atlantic Coast Conference for the Top 6 Service Award. This award recognizes six student-athletes for their community service. Hensler, a member of the Notre Dame swim team, volunteers her time with ACE (Alliance for Catholic Education). She also […]

Basketball honors

Honors for Clarkston Boys Varsity Basketball were recently released. The Wolves, who finished the season with an overall record of 14-4 and as district champions, were named Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan Academic All-State, with a team grade point averaged. For individual honors: Captain Keegan Wasilk was named BCAM Best Division 1 All-State Team; Detroit […]

Golfing to postseason runs

Clarkston finished the season in ninth place during the MHSAA Boys Golf Division 1, Regional 2 meet at Saginaw Valley Public Course, June 1. The Wolves finished with a total of 331 out of 18 teams at the meet. Senior Brendan Aughe finished in 16th place, hitting 80 for the day. Senior Alex Oda finished […]

Spring winds down

Senior Ben Haas finished his high school career as state champion at the MHSAA Division 1 Track and Field State Finals in East Kentwood on Saturday. He took first place in shot put, throwing a distance of 57-08.5. He took 12th place in the discus with a throw of 130-04. Junior Andrew Sesti finished in […]

SMS educator humbled by Teacher of the Year accolades

SMS educator humbled by Teacher of the Year accolades

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Editor Monica Phillips didn’t think she would be named the Clarkston Foundation Teacher of the Year, so she told her husband to stay home and not attend the ceremony last Wednesday at the Clarkston Community Schools Administration Building. Turns out, she had reason to celebrate after all when she heard […]

Celebrating the Renaissance High School Class of 2021

Celebrating the Renaissance High School Class of 2021

After the senior walk last Wednesday, the Renaissance High School graduating Class of 2021 gathered in front of the school with members of the Clarkston Community Schools Board of Education, Superintendent Dr. Shawn Ryan, far left, and RHS Principal Gary Bigger, far right. Photo by Matt Mackinder

Local exec leading charge for female STEM jobs

Local exec leading charge for female STEM jobs

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Editor Clarkston local Joanne Leddy grew up in a family of engineers and car buffs. After earning a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Tech University, she was instantly drawn to a career in automotive design. Now, some 30 years later, Leddy is an infotainment program manager at General Motors. […]

Final walk for class

Final walk for class

Clarkston High School Principal Gary Kaul in the Dan Fife Fieldhouse with seniors as the Class of 2021 prepares for their Senior Walk in the school. Photo by LKPhotography The Clarkston High School Class of 2021 took part in the annual Senior Walk, May 25. The seniors picked up their caps and gowns in the […]