Building up defense

The Lady Wolves were down 16 points at the beginning of their second half against Pontiac Northern, but they cut it down to four with four minutes left in the game. The drive didn’t last, though, and they lost 59-44. ‘We did some good things,? said Coach Tim Wasilk about Thursday’s game. ‘Pontiac Northern split […]

Lessons learned

Cagers won both of their games against Adams and Pontiac Central last week. Following a week where they had one win, and two losses, the team came back ready to show opponents the fiery of Wolves. In their game against Adams, they won 60-50. ‘We lost two straight, two tough losses.? said Coach Dan Fife. […]

Stars shine

he Junior Olympic Competitive Gymnastics team came home from their last competition with trophies and smiles. The gymnastics team from Stars & Stripes Gymnastics Academy in Clarkston participate in 10 competitions a year. Their last competition took them to Covington, Ky., for the U.S. Coaches? Spectacular, Jan. 18-20. The team came home with two first […]

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. […]