Hairspray leads Neideck, McConnell reunite for Ovation

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Staff Writer Maryn McConnell and Ben Neideck will step into their “Hairspray” roles again as they represent Clarkston High School at the Sutton Foster Ovation Awards, May 11-12. “I was so excited,” said McConnell, a junior who played Tracy Turnblad in “Hairspray.” “I didn’t think I would be selected […]

Wolfpack Update for May 1, 2019

The Clarkston Boys Varsity Lacrosse team posted two wins last week including a league win over Bloomfield Hills. They beat the Blackhawks last Thursday, 12-7. Eric Csizmadia led the pack with six goals during the night. Keelan McKouen had three goals and one assist. Drew Vandenberg and Jack Gurn both had one goal and two […]

Wendi’s Word: Time to clean

The spring cleaning bug kicked into gear during the weekend as the rain continued to drizzle and the gray clouds hid the sun. Three pieces of furniture were placed into the basement office with a mix of drawers and shelves. I was happy to pull all the boxes out of the corner so they could […]

A Look Back for April 24, 2019

From The Clarkston News archives 15 years ago – 2004 “Pistons’ No. 1 Fan” Tommy Bullen spent the last day of spring break hanging out in downtown Clarkston and he wasn’t afraid to give his opinion on the Detroit Pistons in the NBA playoffs. “They’re gonna win it all,” he said. “Springfield boosters plan ‘Happy […]

Domination on the field

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Sports Writer The rain didn’t slow down the Clarkston Boys Varsity Lacrosse team as they posted a 17-4 win over Troy Athens last Thursday. “They flat out dominated,” said Brian Kaminskas, head coach. “Our guys showed up and played all four quarters.” Junior Dylan Raleigh opened the scoring within […]

Athlete of the Week: Winning in honor of coach

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Sports Writer Brenham Covert is a natural gymnast and finished his first year competing winning five championships including a state championship and four district level championships. “I was really proud of myself,” said the fourth grader from Independence Elementary. “All my hard work paid off. I was very happy […]

Giotti gets the win for Wolves in series

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Sports Writer Fans held their breath as a deep fly ball soared into left field during the top of the seventh inning as Clarkston Varsity Baseball hosted Rochester Adams last Wednesday. The hit by the Highlanders would bring in a runner to tie the game. But they were stopped […]

Wolfpack Update for April 24, 2019

The Clarkston Girls Varsity Lacrosse team dominated the field with a 17-5 win over Lake Orion, April 16. “My girls have been working extremely hard over the last few weeks, as well as in the off season to stay in shape,” said Rachel Vickers, head coach. “Lake Orion has always been a tough opponent and […]

RUSH-ing into Worlds

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Staff Writer Team RUSH 27 finished the last of their tweaking and are set to make another run to win another FIRST World Championship this week in Detroit. “We know what to expect in term of competition,” said senior Val Vargas. “We know what to expect in terms of […]

A Look Back for April 17, 2019

From The Clarkston News archives 15 years ago – 2004 “Independence Township to revisit sound ordinance” Noise problems in Deer Valley subdivision had the Independence Township Board of Trustees revisiting the sound ordinance after residents packed the board meeting to voice concern about individuals renting property to use motorcross bikes. “Resident learns new way to […]

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