Wrestlers ready to take competition to the mat

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Sports Writer Grapplers are gearing up to take down the competition as they head into meets this week. The Clarkston Varsity Wrestling team, ranked tenth in Division 1, has a good mix of returning coming back from the 2018-2019 season where they finished in the Elite Eight in the […]

Athlete of the Week: Titles Grant-ed

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Sports Writer Grant Berden kept busy during spring break as he won the NUWAY Individual Nationals Championship and MYWAY State Championship for his weight class. Berden, a first-grader at Clarkston Elementary, defeated four wrestlers in the MYWAY State Championship in the 52-pound weight class, March 30. “It felt really […]

All-State finish at Ford Field

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Sports Writer Jacob Billette, Mackenzie Hanselman and Devin Trevino finished their senior winter season as All-State placers during the MHSAA Wrestling Division 1 Individual State Finals at Ford Field, March 1-2. “I was happy we had those three place,” said Clarkston Varsity Wrestling Head Coach Joe Wood. “They are […]

Wolfpack Update for February 27, 2019

Junior Hannah Turk finished in fifth place during MHSAA Girls Individual Bowling Regionals at Richmond Bowl on Saturday. She bowled a total of 1,226 after three games in the Division 1, Region 2 meet. She heads to the state finals this Friday and Saturday at Thunderbowl Lanes in Allen Park. The Clarkston Girls Varsity Bowling […]

Bound for quarterfinals in Kalamazoo

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Sports Writer Fans and teammates were on their feet as Clarkston’s Cole Wiegers and Oxford’s Matt Curtis wrestled in the 125-pound weight class – the final match in the MHSAA Wrestling Team Regional Semifinal, Feb. 13. The Wildcats were in the lead going into the final match, 29-25, and […]

Wrestlers state bound after success in district, regional

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Sports Writer Clarkston grapplers are heading to the MHSAA Wrestling Team State Finals after defeating Oxford and Utica Ford for the regional title on Wednesday, Feb. 14. The Wolves secured their spot in the regional competitions this week after success in the MHSAA Wrestling Individual District and Team District […]

Take down on Wildcats

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Sports Writer It was a battle between blue and gold for the two wrestling powerhouses Clarkston and Oxford for the OAA Red league title. It came down to the last match of the night in the 160-pound weight class with the Wildcats in the lead, 29-27. Wolf Devin Trevino […]

Athletes of the Week: County champs

Grapplers dominated the mats as they won the Oakland Country Wrestling Championship, Dec. 21. “It’s always a big tournament in Oakland County,” said Joe Wood, head coach for Clarkston Varsity Wrestling. “There’s tough teams in our county. Oxford is always good, Rochester Adams is good. We welcome the competition, and we are excited to be […]

Grapplers prep for Oxford opponents

The Clarkston Varsity Wrestling team continued their wins last week. They opened the week with a 53-9 win over Rochester in the OAA Red, Jan. 16. Frank Davis (215), Mackenzie Hanselman (130) and Devin Trevino (160) won their matches with falls. Davis pinned Dean Raciti for his win at the 3:32 mark. Hanselman posted his […]

Seven Wolves Ford Field bound

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE Clarkston News Sports Writer Clarkston Varsity Wrestling qualified seven as they hosted regionals for the MHSAA Wrestling Individual Finals at Ford Field, March 2-3. “It was one of the better days I have been involved with in wrestling in general,” said Joe Wood, head coach. “We took eight and got seven […]