New chapter begins for local family

For Ethan Fenton, Friday wasn’t just his last day as a fifth-grader and elementary-school student. It was also an end to a 25-year run for his family at Pine Knob Elementary School. His sister, Sarah, was the first to attend Pine Knob in 1983. ‘He loves this school,? said his mother, Beth Fenton. ‘I know […]

Teddy bears everywhere!

Children gathered for Independence Township Parks and Recreation’s annual Teddy Bear Picnic. They dressed their favorite bear for the sports-themed day. Miss Amanda read the group two stories before Mr. Sports Bear made a special appearance. The kids walked in a parade, played basketball and soccer, and enjoyed a hot dog lunch complete with apple […]

Runners find success at county meet

Five members of the boys track team became champions in the biggest county meet in the state. The boys from Clarkston Junior High School worked together to beat Avondale Middle by one point to take first-place honors. They earned 62 points in the Oakland County seventh and eighth grade meet, May 29. The champions were […]

Renaissance seniors celebrate graduation

Hugs and tears of joy were shared after the graduates from Renaissance High School received their diplomas, June 3. This year was marked with the largest graduating class Renaissance has ever had with 43 seniors. Commencement speeches were presented by Superintendent Dr. Albert Brooks and President of Clarkston Board of Education Stephen Hyer. Six seniors […]

Take us out to the ball park

The summer kicked off with Independence Township Parks and Recreation Opening Day of Youth Baseball and Softball. It was a big ceremony as 83 teams walked in a parade from the soccer fields to the ballpark. James Seaton, a student at Clarkston Junior High School, played ‘The Star Spangled Banner? on his electric guitar after […]

Athlete of the week

Junior Dana Johns became a pole-vaulter for the girls varsity track team by a twist of fate. Her best friend was going to do it freshman year, but choose not to. Johns, who was taught by her how to pole vault, stepped up and said she would do it. ‘I went for support and ended […]

Athletes of the Week

The boys from Clarkston Impact 95 came back champions of their division in the Westlake Invitational Soccer Invitational. The boys won their 13U white division with two shutouts, one win, and one tie. They received a team trophy and individual plaques. ‘They were so happy,? said manager and parent, Debbie Giola. ‘Going down there and […]

Early lead not enough in season ender

After a second districts loss in two years to Avondale, Coach Phil Price will take time in the off season to revaluate the team. ‘The last couple years, we haven’t played good baseball. We stopped playing Clarkston baseball,? said Price. ‘We don’t play to win. We play to lose. We have to do a lot […]

First spring on the links ends with 6th-place finish

The boys golf team accomplished a lot of their goals this season. Unfortunately, going to states was one they will have to try for again next year. They rounded off the top six at their regional final at Westwynd Golf Club in Rochester last Thursday. ‘It was a good season. We accomplished a lot of […]

Softballers end season with wet-weather loss

Umbrellas opened around the diamond as Bailee Braunreuther wound up to pitch. Dark clouds rolled in and rain pounded the field, delaying the tied game for an hour. When the storm was over, the Wolves came back to the field, but lost the district playoff game to Waterford Mott in the ninth inning, 5-4. ‘It […]