Wolves battle in the end zone for cancer

The boys left the post game pep talk still dressed in their array of pink and blue jerseys, Saturday night. Though the scoreboard read 27-10, everyone left as a winner during the second annual Football for a Cure event by the Clarkston Wolves Football Program. “It’s amazing,” said Noreen Dyczkowski, of Lake Orion. “It’s so […]

Familiar face, new role

Seventy players kicked the soccer balls across the green last Thursday afternoon. Charles Lawhorn watched the players as he did every August for the last five years. But this year was different he was looking for varsity players. Lawhorn was named head coach for the Clarkston High School Boys Varsity Soccer team in June when […]

And then there were 6

The quest for Clarkston’s next superintendent is down to six. Clarkston Board of Education swiftly went through 17 candidates, Aug. 16, and voted unanimously for their top picks. Ms. Geraldine Moore, assistant superintendent, Rochester School District of Instruction hired in 2006. Prior experience includes executive director, director of curriculum, research, planning and evaluation, executive director […]

Wendi’s Word

The football season has officially kicked off. The Clarkston High School gridiron heroes attacked the practice field on Aug. 9 and haven’t slowed down since ? taking in drill after drill, play after play. Then, the boys showed off some of their techniques and practiced plays during Saturday’s Football for a Cure, their annual intra-squad […]

Playing for mom

Every gridiron gang member and coach knows how important Saturday’s Football for a Cure is for everyone touched by cancer. Especially Justin Baetz – senior inside linebacker. Last August he put on the light blue jersey for the game and played for his mom – Patty, who at the time was battling her own fight […]

Athletes of the Week

Rachel Vieira and Alex Favazza, of Clarkston, knew it would be a tough fight for their team Finesse Fastpitch 12U at the PONY National Tournament in Cary, North Carolina in July. One loss had put the team into the loser’s bracket and another loss would finish the season. ‘We knew we could come back because […]

Hitter overcomes injuries, signs up for college ball

Corey Ploss is packing his baseball equipment and heading south at the end of August. He recently signed his national letter of intent to play for Tiffin University in Ohio. Playing collegiate ball was a goal for the Clarkston High School 2010 grad but an injury during his junior football season slowed him down. He […]

Schools to face worst-case simulation

Clarkston Community Schools is preparing for a chemical spill in the fall, a worst-case simulation also involving Lake Orion and Oxford school districts. Last year the three districts were awarded a $249,074 Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) Grant to fund their expanded emergency management plans. Interim Superintendent David Reschke updated the school board […]

A vision change lays over the horizon

The future doesn’t just include a new superintendent for Clarkston Community Schools, but also a new vision. “For a year and a half we wanted to look at it,” said School Board President Steve Hyer. “We want to look at what the vision is and where we are headed.” Members of the Teaching and Learning […]

Rolling in a good time

Independence Oaks was the site for smiles on Saturday during the 30th Annual Wright & Filippis Wheelchair Daze Picnic. The free event was for people of all ages, with any form of disability and their families. The fun included carnival games, boat rides, music, dancing, face painting, a delicious lunch, and a try at the […]