Bears share in picnic fun

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 […]

Flag football fun way to learn to play

Each player from Michigan Youth Flag Football League left the last day of the season a winner. Every boy received a trophy for their work during the season, ate pizza, and watched their coaches play a game of football. Dale Duffield signed up for the league because he had nothing to do. ‘I wanted to […]

Athlete of the Week

John Timm is ready to take on teams in this weekend’s Midwest regional meet in Illinois. His team, Bloomfield Force Select Soccer U18, secured their place by capturing the Michigan State Cup last month. They defeated the Michigan Wolves B team in Lansing, 2-0. Both teams were unable to score by the end of the […]

League title next for ‘Dawgs

The Clarkston Riverdawgs 9U team broke from traditional Father’s Day gift giving, and gave everyone a treat this past weekend ? a five-game sweep for the championship at the Flushing Summer Classic Baseball Tournament. ‘They performed exceptionally,? said Coach Gary Jbara. Jbara noted the key moment during the tournament came in the semi-final game against […]

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 […]