Rushers fill shelves with food at Lighthouse

  The shelves at Lighthouse of Clarkston are less bare after the Clarkston Football Program brought in 6,161 pounds of donations during their 21st Annual Rush for Food. The goal was 8,000 pounds and the Rush for Food committee explained this year they asked for donations of toiletries which was in more need instead of […]

Goose Wackers spike, dig for 25 years

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor Back in 1991, Erik Gotaas had an idea to start a volleyball tournament in his backyard for friends and neighbors. He wanted it to be just for the guys, though, which may have seemed a bit sexist to his wife, Karyn Gotaas. “I had an idea to sell it […]

Teamwork learned at camp

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Sports Writer A team of girls in tutus battled against their opponents wearing tie dyed T-shirts while two teams in pink played each other on the other side of the gym during Clarkston Volleyball Camp, June 21. “I gave the girls their teams and gave them a little bit […]

Athletes of The Week: Successful season for softball

The Clarkston Varsity Softball team finished the season in the Elite Eight, ranked first in the state in Division 1 and only lost three of their 42 games. “It’s amazing,” said Don Peters, head coach. “We played tough competition and tough games. More than not, came out on top. We grew as a team. Our […]

Grad earns state title

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Sports Writer Paige Blevins can add one more title to her name after being named Miss Softball by the Michigan High School Softball Coaches Association. “I was pretty shocked,” said the Central Michigan University bound softball player. “It is a huge achievement for somebody. It has always been a […]

Athletes of The Week: Tourney win for ‘Dawgs

The Clarkston Riverdawgs 12U team won the South Farmington Blues Invitational the weekend of June 16 and 17. The tournament was a USSSA (United States Speciality Sports Association) World Series Qualifier and the Riverdawgs beat the host team, South Farmington Blues, in an tense back and forth game which ended 10-7. The Riverdawgs head to […]

Athletes of the Year leave positive legacy at junior high

Mattie Drennan, Rocco Spindler and Garrett Dellinger made their mark on Clarkston Junior High School as freshman and were recipients of the Female and Male Athletes of the Year Award, May 30. Drennan was named Female Athlete of the Year. She earned her varsity letter in cross country and track and her JV letter in […]

Athletes of the Week: Senior athletes

Kayla Luchenbach and Foster Loyer were named Senior Athletes before graduating from Clarkston High School. Both have left their mark on the basketball programs. Luchenbach joined the Clarkston Girls Varsity Basketball team in her freshman year. Throughout the four years she hit many achievements, one was hitting her 1,000-point milestone during the Chad Tough charity […]

Season ends in top eight

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Sports Writer The Wolves trip to the state finals was halted in the seventh inning against Hartland in the MHSAA Division 1 Softball Quarterfinals on June 12. The Clarkston Varsity Softball team led going into the bottom of the final inning before the Eagles scored three runs to win, […]

Regional champs

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Sports Writer Hitters defeated OAA Red foes Troy Athens and Stoney Creek for the third time this season to make it into the Elite Eight during Saturday’s rain. “They play hard,” said Don Peters, head coach for Clarkston Varsity Softball. “There is a real closeness, a real bonding. There […]

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