Athlete of the Week: State champion

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Sports Writer Avery Grail finished his winter season as a champion, taking first place in the 194-pound weight class in the Michigan High School Powerlifting Association State Meet. “It was quite an experience because we led the team to states last year and had a bunch of people place […]

Athletes of The Week: Dancing for top spots

The Clarkston Varsity Dance team finished the season placing at the top during the Spirit Shine Celebration State Championship, Feb. 29. They finished in first place in Lyrical – Senior Division by half a point with 246.5 points. Port Huron X-treme finished in second place with 246 points. They also finished in the Pom Pom […]

Athlete of the Week: The height of success

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Sports Writer Senior Matt Nicholson is one of five finalists selected by the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan for the 40th Hal Schram Mr. Basketball award. The 7-foot-1 center has helped the Clarkston Boys Varsity Basketball team win another OAA Red league title and been a threat for opponents […]

Athletes of the Week: Going to Kalamazoo

The Wolves are heading back to Kalamazoo to wrestle for the state championship after making it into the Elite Eight after winning their second consecutive regional title. The Clarkston Varsity Wrestling defeated Rochester Adams in the MHSAA Division 1 Regional 102 Final, 68-6, Feb. 19. They opened the night with a 66-6 win over Warren […]

Athlete of the Week: Ready to take his shot

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Sports Writer Long snapper Jenson Walker plans to take his skills to Southeast Missouri State University after signing his Letter of Intent to become a Redhawk, Feb. 5. Walker, a Clarkston resident and senior at Holly High School, noted what stood out about SEMO was the academics and the […]

Athletes of the Week: Ruling the slopes

The Clarkston Girls JV Ski team dominated the hill at the Don Thomas Invitational at Pine Knob, Jan. 31. The Wolves won the overall race and took home the trophy for the second consecutive year. “The Don Thomas Cup has been a significant race for our JV athletes in Southeast Michigan for many years,” said […]

Athletes of the Week: Post-season cheer

Wolves finished in second place during the Oakland County Cheer Competition at Oxford High School, Jan. 15. The Clarkston Varsity Competitive Cheer team finished with a total of 660.02 points during the meet. They scored 212.3 points during the first round; 180.42 points during the second round; and 267.3 points during the third round. The […]

Athletes of the Week: National champs

Locals conquered the 8U National Championship Flag Football tournament in Tampa, Florida, Jan. 18-19. After seven football games, the Michigan Elite came out ahead and brought the national championship back home. The team includes three players from Clarkston and four players from Romeo, who joined forces and went to a tournament at Ford Field in […]

Athlete of the Week: New Year’s dance

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Sports Writer Abigail Angona spent a portion of her holiday break dancing in Italy. Angona, a Clarkston High School sophomore and member of the Clarkston Varsity Pom Pom team, received an opportunity of a lifetime to dance in Rome’s New Year’s Day parade with 400 others from the United […]

Athletes of the Week: Champion wrestlers

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Sports Writer The Clarkston Varsity Wrestling team finished in second place during the 60th Annual Oakland County Championships at Lake Orion High School, Dec. 20-21. “We did well,” said Joe Wood, head coach. “We wrestled hard and had some good matches.” They finished with 211.5 points as Detroit Catholic […]

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