Swimmers set to take on state championships

Swimmers heading to the state finals were calm as they practiced beating their times last Friday for the upcoming event. Once they were out of the pool – the emotions all five felt were bubbling over. They were excited. ‘They look really good. They have a very good opportunity to place at states,? said Wolves […]

Signing on the dotted line

The pressure of deciding which college to attend is over for two Clarkston athletes. Nicole Janek and Lauren Gardner signed their letters of intent Nov. 5 and shared the moments with friends, family and their coaches. Both had various schools looking at them, but they were taking consideration in which one would fulfill their academic […]

Spikers bound for regionals

Kelley Croll sent the ball over the net and out of reach of Oxford players. It was the last point the Wolves needed to finish their third set against the Wildcats in the final round of the Class A District playoffs, making them District Champs for the second year in a row. ‘We knew they […]

Athlete of the Week

Alexis Haselwanter was top seeded going into the Oktoberfest Championship at Bloomfield Tennis Club in the Boys 10 and under level. He was ready for anything but more ready to win his first tournament. He had to win four matches during the weekend tournament to become the champion. On the final day, Haselwanter took on […]

Changes coming in softball

The thought of softball and spring may seem in the distant future, but Don Peters is looking forward to next season. Peters was awarded a $3,000 grant from Best Buy based on volunteer work by Best Buy General Manager Jim Altene throughout the season. Altene gave the check to Peters on Oct. 21 and the […]

Three Chief teams unstoppable at Super Bowl IV

Hot cocoa and winning the Super Bowl IV at Brandon High School stadium warmed the hearts of Clarkston players and their fans. The Freshman White team started the day by beating the Pontiac Panthers in overtime, 18-12. ‘We won the game like we wanted to,? said Coach Joel Wells. ‘They are great kids and we […]

Scarlett keeps final game from total shut-out

Junior quarterback Tyler Scarlett held onto the ball and ran up the middle of the field from the 13 yard line. Five minutes remained in the game as Scarlett landed in the end zone as Romeo’s defense players grabbed him around the ankles. The touchdown kept the Bulldogs from shutting out Clarkston in the first […]

Athlete of the Week

Senior Lauren Gardner was caught off-guard when she heard she was nominated for Athlete of the Week by her varsity volleyball coach, Kelly Avenall. ‘I am actually really proud someone would think of me as that,? said Gardner. ‘Obviously there are a lot of great athletes around Clarkston so it’s a big honor for me.? […]

Spikers nail first round of districts

Spikers got one step closer to their goal of getting to regionals on Monday night. In the first round of the MHSAA district playoffs, they defeated Brandon, 3-0. ‘We played well,? said Varsity Volleyball Coach Kelly Avenall. ‘I was afraid they would go flat, but they stayed focused. There wasn’t a ball we couldn’t block […]

Wendi’s Word A column by Wendi Reardon

A new sports season is right around the corner, officially beginning in a few weeks with try-outs and practices. Then, the games will be underway. Since a new season is almost here ? a reminder. Any photos you see in our print edition are online (in full color) at ClarkstonNews.com. Click on our name and […]