Athlete of the Week

Kristian Johnson, senior at Clarkston High, set his personal best as he became champion at the Michigan High School Powerlifting Association state meet on March 21. After three events in squat, bench press and deadlift in his 194 weight class, he lifted a total of 1280 pounds. ‘He improved his total by 80 pounds, which […]

Spring weather can’t keep ladies down

Umbrellas opened in the stands and fans huddled underneath to keep dry as the wind and rain blew around them. On Clarkston’s field was a different scene, as the girls varsity lacrosse team took to the field for the season opener. Lady Wolves battled the elements and the cold to tie their game against Waterford […]

Young talent adds depth

The new additions to the track and field teams showed what they were made of last week against Rochester High School. The boys and girls teams both lost, but it gave coaches a look into the future. ‘The guys did good in the first meet,? said Boys Coach John Bennink. In the 74-54 loss, Bennink […]

Back to the diamond

The sun shined down on the baseball field for the boys first game of the season at Rochester Adams. Unfortunately it didn’t shine too brightly as the boys lost the double header games, 14-5 and 4-0. ‘We came out a little nervous,? said Coach Phil Price as he noted it was typical for the first […]

Final four finish

With heavy hearts members of the 2009 varsity basketball team trudged their way to their locker room. They had just lost the semifinals to Kalamazoo Central, 58-44. While hopes to continue and compete in the finals were dashed, to be in the Spartan arena was a goal reached by players, the community, and Clarkston supporters. […]

Athlete of the Week

As Clarkston traveled down its path to the state semifinals, three players stood out and led the team – Brandon Pokley, Matt Kamieniecki, and Tom Staton. Senior Pokley, not only was called one of the best shooters in the area but proved it during each game. Once he was passed the ball, he positioned himself […]

Quarterfinal victory to put in the books

After six straight years of being denied at quarterfinals, Clarkston earned their ticket to semifinals as they beat Flint Northwestern. As the final buzzer sounded, players ran across the basketball court, greeted by Coach Dan Fife, Assistant Coach Eric Chambers and the rest of the team with hugs and celebration, beating the Wildcats, 70-67. ‘All […]

Defense gains ground

Jon Avery and Adam Zak led the boys lacrosse team to their first win. They both scored four goals for the Monday night victory against Rochester United, 13-4. Andrew Miller contributed with three goals. The Wolves lost to Detroit Country Day last Friday night, 7-2. ‘They played pretty well,? said Coach Brian Kaminskas. After the […]

Ready for first win

Lady Kickers fought through the cold as they continued further into their new spring season. They ended both games last week against Waterford Kettering and Waterford Mott tied. The Lady Wolves scored two goals on Kettering in the second half of the game. ‘We had a rough first half,? said Coach Sarah Wasilk. ‘But we […]

Wendi’s Word A column by Wendi Reardon

By now you have heard about the joy and the heartbreak for the boys basketball team and the Clarkston community. The boys defeated Flint Northwestern to win the quarterfinals and then went on to lose a painful semi-finals game against Kalamazoo Central at the Breslin Center in East Lansing. It was sad to see the […]