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 […]

Clarkston grad off to college puck in Minnesota

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer It’s been quite the roller coaster ride for Clarkston native Tony Malinowski. Just after leaving town to play his second season of junior hockey for the United States Hockey League’s Des Moines (Iowa) Buccaneers at the end of last summer, Malinowski’s mother, Michele, passed away on Sept. 26, […]

Conflict boils over coaching

Discord in dugout amid success on field BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Staff Writer Clarkston High School softball celebrated a successful season last spring, winning the MHSAA Division 1 Regional trophy. But the cost is too high, said Bella Roselli, former softball player and 2019 Clarkston graduate calling out Clarkston High School softball head coach […]

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 […]

Athletes of the Week: Pride in Final Four finish

The Wolves finished their spring season in the Final Four of the MHSAA Division 1 Softball Semifinals with a 9-6 loss to Howell. “It was heartbreaking,” said Don Peters, head coach for Clarkston Varsity Softball. “We battled back to tie it up and just couldn’t hold them. It was an amazing effort to get back […]

Game-winning shot

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Sports Writer Teammates quickly surrounded Kaelyn Kaul after their PR1DE 2021 basketball squad won their first game in the National Championship in Atlanta, July 23. Kaul, a Clarkston High School junior, made the winning shot from half court at the buzzer after catching the pass from Julia Zauel. “When […]

Skills built on the diamond

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Sports Writer Baseballs hit the center of bats and whizzed through the air during the second session of Boys Baseball Camp last week at Clarkston High School. “It’s going great, a lot of energy,” said Clarkston Varsity Baseball Head Coach Jake Arendsen on the second day of camp. “The […]

Athlete of the Week: Catching honors

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Sports Writer Jack Anderson closed his final season with the Clarkston Varsity Baseball team with accolades. He received All-State Academics honor, All-Region, All-District, All-League and Clarkston Varsity Offensive MVP. Anderson finished his senior year with 27 RBIs, four more than his junior year where he finished with 24. He […]

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