Lesson learning from loss

A loss can keep you humble. ‘Everyone knows how to feel good when you’re winning,? said Coach Dan Fife, Clarkston Varsity Basketball. ‘Athletics teaches humility. Really athletics teaches you how to act when things aren’t going well. Every time you get to feeling good about yourself, it will humble you in a heartbeat. Once you […]

Athlete of the Week

On the last day of Horizon Hoops, fifth-grader Kate Doty walked away knowing the value of a basketball. ‘The ball is $2 million and you want it,? Doty said, repeating a training analogy taught her by her coach, Taylor Daugherty. Doty joined other young athletes in the Horizon Hoops league. Before joining in November, she […]

Locking in first place

Wrestler Matt Dietz (125) led the way for Clarkston this past weekend, taking champion, while Bryant Craft (189) took first place. They led Clarkston’s grapplers to first place in the Hammer and Anvil Tournament, Mount Orab, Ohio. ‘The guys wrestled well,? said Coach Joe DeGain. The Wolves went in with a blank slate, not knowing […]

Taking control

Two wins this past week broke Clarkston’s Lady Cagers tied-up record, bringing their overall record to 7-5. ‘We had a good week of basketball,? said Coach Tim Wasilk. ‘We played pretty hard – we competed.? Their first game of the week took the Lady Wolves to Carman-Ainsworth, where they won 57-40. The ladies led the […]

They’ve got spirit

Last Wednesday, fans gathered in the Clarkston High School gym to encourage their competitive cheer teams at the OAA Division II league meet. Clarkston ladies cheered and smiled for three rounds before taking third place with a total of 640 points. ‘I thought everyone did a really nice job,? said Coach Chandra Price. ‘I was […]

On thin ice

Adam Frank saved his team from a shutout with a third-quarter goal, but Clarkston hockey were still behind. Deep in the third period of the Jan. 17 game against Birmingham Consolidated, the Wolves struggled to make up a two point deficit. Birmingham kept in the lead with one more goal, but with 5 1/2 minutes […]

Reaching for the horizon

After two months of learning and fun, Horizon Hoops ended their season last Saturday. This year, 200 children participated in the league, the most Varsity coach Tim Wasilk has seen since he started three years ago. From experienced to inexperienced, the league brought young girls into the gym to exercise and compete with their friends. […]

Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda?

Clarkston cagers had one more loss to deal with this past week. Competing in the Sixth Annual Martin Luther King Classic Sunday at Pontiac Northern, they fell to Arthur Hill of Saginaw, 73-66. The Wolves held the lead going into the second half of the game, but from there, Arthur Hill fought back to a […]

Tough Loss

Grapplers suffered a loss to Temperance-Bedford last Wednesday, 43-20. ‘They are what they have always been,? said Bedford coach Denny Brighton. ‘Clarkston’s a real tough team, very solid, very disciplined, very well-coached. They stayed in there and they battled. We knew it was coming. We look for this.? Bedford’s momentum started from the first match […]

Rust on, rust off

Last Wednesday, Grapplers came back from their break ready for action and proved it by winning their meets against Rochester and Troy. ‘We definitely looked like we haven’t wrestled in about two weeks, but we wrestled hard,? said Coach Joe DeGain. ‘We got to take a little bit of the rust off from the past […]