Athlete of the Week: Golfer conquers green

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Sports Writer Patrick Deardoff had a goal since he was 15-years-old – to win the Michigan Junior State Amateur Championship. The recent Clarkston High School graduate achieved it three years later – winning the championship at Bedford Valley Golf Course, July 29-Aug. 1. “My reaction was pure satisfaction.” Deardorff […]

Inferno sizzle the field during championship and season

The Inferno, sponsored by Independence Professional Firefighters, won the Independence Parks, Recreation and Seniors Boys 13-14 year-old Baseball Championship. They won the championship game with a 16-0 score in five innings, and offense and defense worked hard to seal the win. “Offense was a team effort,” said Dave Murphy, head coach. “All the boys hit […]

A Look Back for August 14, 2019

From The Clarkston News archives 15 years ago – 2004 “Schools get report cards” The latest round of state school report cards showed improvement for Clarkston Community Schools. The 2003-2004 scores had all elementary schools with a composite grade of “A,” both middle schools with a composite grade of “B.” “Inaugural triathlon runs smoothly” More […]

High hopes for season

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Sports Writer Clarkston athletes were excited to get the fall season started this week, especially the varsity football players. “It’s our last run,” said Datrius McKinney, senior defensive back, during the OAA Media Day at Rochester High School last Friday. “We are looking forward to the season, getting back […]

Athlete of the Week: Fittest teen in Clarkston

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Sports Writer Claire Doty is one of the top Fittest Teens on Earth after competing in the 2019 Reebok CrossFit Games, Aug. 1-4. Doty, a sophomore at Clarkston High School, competed in the 14- and 15-year-old age bracket and finished in tenth place. “The CrossFit Games was so much […]

Henley secures a spot at Davenport

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Sports Writer Brock Henley opened August with exciting news – he committed to continue his baseball career at Davenport University. “It’s really exciting,” said the recent Clarkston High School graduate. “It’s a dream come true. I always wanted to play baseball at the next level.” For Henley, what stood […]

Relic hunter finds treasures in backyards

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Staff Writer Buried in the dirt, treasure and pieces of history can be found, and James Stottlemyer has found many while digging. Stottlemyer, a 2016 Clarkston High School graduate, has turned his hobby of metal detecting and digging up relics into a passion, especially after he digs up item […]

Wendi’s Word: Summer fun when you’re three

With a flash, here we are in August – school supplies have been for sale at stores for weeks, fall sports start on Monday, and students in Clarkston Community Schools go back in less than three weeks. Three-year-old Jonathan has made the most of his summer. He is at an age he can do more […]

A Look Back for August 7, 2019

From The Clarkston News archives 15 years ago – 2004 “E Coli closes county park beach” Independence Oaks County Park’s Crooked Lake Beach was closed for one day after levels of the E coli bacterium were found to be above the allowed limit at 549 colonies per 100 milliliters of water. “Clarkston teens ‘Discover’ a […]

Athletes of the Week: Championship win

The Boys 11-12 team sponsored by Edward Jones – Scott Hazelton Office won the Independence Township Parks, Recreation and Seniors League Championship in a tough game against Premier Eyecare, July 31. “The championship game was exciting,” said Tom Cousins, head coach. “We won 8-4 and are probably the best hitting team in the league.” He […]