Putting the ‘fun? back in fundamentals

Young Cagers invaded the Clarkston High School gym last week. They were there to learn the fundamentals of the game from Varsity Head Basketball Coach Dan Fife, his coaching staff and varsity players. During the 11th annual Fife Fundamentals Basketball camp, boys entering grades four-six worked on passing, shooting and ball-handling. ‘We make playing fun,? […]

Local runner places fifth at nationals

Kristen Smith made ‘All-American? in the 5K event at the Nike Track National in North Carolina. She took fifth place after running 17:43, 10 seconds faster than her time last year. ‘I was happy,? said Smith. ‘But I wasn’t satisfied with the time. I wanted to at least break 17:40. This year I expected to […]

Athlete of the Week

Minjoo Lee had one goal going into the 30th Annual Girls Junior Amateur Tournament last month: she wanted to place in the top eight. She did well ? Lee won the tournament. She played 89 holes at the three-day tournament. ‘I thought, ‘just one more hole, I can do it,?? said Lee. It was the […]

Coates makes top 20 in country

Jenna Coates of Clarkston represented the best volleyball players from southeast Michigan last week. Her team, 16-National Legacy Volleyball Club, played against the top teams in the country in the USA Junior Olympic Girls Volleyball Competition in Dallas, Texas. They were the only team of 16-year-olds in Michigan to qualify for the event. ‘It was […]

Chocolate for hockey camp

Clarkston Junior High School student Zachary Gootee has been selling candy bars to raise money for hockey camp. He is not going to any hockey camp, but a camp ran by U.S. Junior Development Program that helps train and prep junior elite players for college and professional hockey. At 13, Gootee is the youngest hockey […]

Young athletes stay active, learn games

Young Wolves returned to Clarkston schools for sports camp. After a week of learning and playing sports, athletes left with a better understanding of the game and words of encouragement. ‘Get outside and play,? Varsity Baseball Coach Phil Price told his campers. ‘The more you play, the better you get.? They don’t need nine players […]

Athlete of the Week

Right-fielder Katie Smith, who taught softball campers a few tricks of the trade at last week’s camp, finished her high-school career by being honored for her athletic endeavors. She was named as an All-State Division 1 outfield player and All-League for the second season in a row. Two more honors she received were All-Region and […]

Opportunity of a lifetime for Detroit Tigers fan, singer

Carmen Calcaterra of Clarkston stood in Comerica Park last Wednesday with a song to sing: the National Anthem. ‘I was nervous,? said Calcaterra. ‘My hands were shaking. But I did it and was happy I did it. Everyone was proud of me. My mom and dad were crying. I felt proud.? ‘It was a once […]

All Star Popp hits high school football field one more time

Running back Jimmy Popp will take to the field one more time before heading off to college. Popp has been chosen to play in the Michigan High School All Star Football game on July 19. ‘It will be my last good-bye to football,? said Popp. ‘It will be something he’ll never forget,? said long-time varsity […]

Wendi’s Word A column by Wendi Reardon

Get out the balloons! Get out the streamers! Get out your red, white, and blue! It’s time to celebrate the official birthday of the USA! I hope many of you have plans to celebrate the day with your loved ones. I used to work a lot of holidays in a mall, and wonder why come […]