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Sports thrillers in 2009



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December 30, 2009 - While Wolves take a break for the holidays - The Clarkston News looks back at the past year this week and wrap the highlights next week. Join us Wolves fans as we take a trip back into a year that was...undeniably memorable. Check out our archives at www.ClarkstonNews.com for the complete stories.

January 21

Bowlers roll over the competition: The Boys Varsity Bowling team took first place at the Romeo Annual Team Invitational.

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January 28

Lady Cagers keep winning streak: The girls basketball team fought against OAA teams to keep their streak going - taking down West Bloomfield and Troy-Athens in the same week.

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February 18

Tumbling into first: Varsity Cheerleading team took first in their OAA White League Championship.

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February 25

Cagers proud to hit milestone: The boys varsity basketball team aided long-time Wolves head coach Dan Fife in getting his 500th win when they defeated Pontiac Central, 70-46.

Girls land solid regionals: The Varsity Competitive Cheer team took third place in the MHSAA Districts.

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March 11

Season ends in shutout: Icers lost to Orchard Lake St. Mary's in the Regional game, 5-0. They qualified after beating West Bloomfield, 4-2, in the Pre-Regional game.

Ready, set, splash: Boys Swim team prepared to compete in the state finals.

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March 18

Grapplers take down the best in state finals: Zak Roberson finished third in the MHSAA Individual Finals, 43 seconds into the match against Detroit Catholic Central.

Lady Skiers celebrate successful season: The girls varsity ski team took All-State honors after finishing the season undefeated, 9-0, winning their divisional, regional and SEMSL League Championship races.

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March 25

Wolves bid Pontiac Northern final farewell: Clarkston won their seventh consecutive regional title after beating Northern, 42-35. It was the final basketball for the two rivals. Pontiac Northern was closed in June.

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April 1

Final four finish: Clarkston made their first appearance in the state semifinals and lost to Kalamazoo Central, 58-44. They made it to the game after beating Flint Northwestern in the Quarterfinals.

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April 22

Meola leads in first lacrosse win: Mickayla Meola scored the winning goal in the girls varsity game against Brighton, 9-8.

Quick defense keeps competition scoreless: Alex Rodebach scored the lone goal against Birmingham Seaholm for the Girls Varsity Soccer team's first win.

Shutouts mark softball season opener: Bailee Braunreuther and Sarah Altene pitched shut-out games against Davison and Holly.

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April 29

Lacrossers take home rivals' travel trophy: Adam Zak led the varsity lacrosse team as they beat Lake Orion, 16-3. The new tradition for the rival teams was the winner gets the travel trophy and bragging rights until the next year.

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May 13

10-run sixth inning drives hitters to victory: Clarkston changed their strategy ending the sixth inning for Troy-Athens and scoring ten runs in the bottom of the sixth to win, 10-7.

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May 27

Tenacious finish for girls: One point kept the Clarkston High School girls varsity tennis team from qualifying for the MHSAA Division 1 State Finals. They needed 18 points and finished with 17.

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June 10

Division champs finish season: The girls softball team lost to Troy in the regional playoffs, 1-0. They ended the season OAA Red Division Champs.

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