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Ode to gridiron heroes

Clarkston Boys Varsity Football team composed themselves after Saturday's game and showed their good sportsmanship as they shook hands with Sterling Heights Stevenson. The 37-35 loss capped off the end of the fantastic season and the end of the road to the State Championships....more >>

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Dreams come true for athletes in blue

Smiles broke out on the faces of Jenna Coates, Kaleigh Kenny and Matt Kamieniecki as they signed their letters of intent on Nov. 16. As the ink dried, all three athletes felt their dreams continuing to come true....more >>
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Icers melt the opposition at season openers

Senior Jack Schlau led the hockey team with a hat trick against Stoney Creek. "It was a great start to the season," he said, after the boys beat the Cougars, 8-3, on Nov. 19. "We will celebrate this one and stay focused for the next....more >>
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Vela breaks record at state contest

The Clarkston girls swim team finished their season on a high note at the state meet this past weekend at the Holland Aquatics Center.  Five swimmers from the team qualified in four different events, and senior Julia Vela advanced to the finals in the 200 Individual Medley....more >>

Almost time for basketball fever

Varsity Boys Basketball Coach Dan Fife, his coaching staff, and players teach all they know at the 28th Annual McGrath League. The Saturday league is open to boys in 3rd to 8th grade and will run for 11 weeks beginning Dec....more >>
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Hoopsters hope for rebound

New head coach looks to improve on last season

Mike Shafkalis, new boys' basketball coach, said he's hopeful about this season. "We had four wins last year. I'm an optimist, I think we can get to 10 wins," he said, adding if the team survives their first five games, they might get to 12 wins....more >>

New team, new season

Girls' basketball has five returning players, seven new-comers

ooting their way to a league title? Then to districts, regionals and quarter finals? Remember Bethany Watterworth and Courtney Zott leading the team to a 24-3 overall season? Well the 2008/2009 girls' basketball team is gone and their season long over, but Head Coach Steve Roberts says this year's team is ready to take on the competition in their own way....more >>

Dragons iced at Metro invite

Dragons took to the ice last weekend in the Novi Invitational. They played South Lyon and Northville, two strong clubs, according to Assistant Coach Don Finn. Friday, South Lyon beat the Dragons 6-3....more >>

Orion Oaks boasts two flag football champs

Two Orion Oaks Elementary teams won the state title in Michigan Youth Flag Football play. Jets, the fifth grade team, and Redskins, the third grade team, played their championship game at Walled Lake North High School, Saturday Nov....more >>
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Born August 5th
1876: Mary Ritter Beard, American historian and writer.
1906: John Houston, film director of such movies as The Treasure of the Sierra Madre and The Maltese Falcon.
1908: Miriam Rothschild, English scientist and writer.
1923: Richard G. Kleindienst, one of the key officials who helped elect Richard Nixon to the presidency in 1969.
1930: Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon.
August 5th
in history
1763: Colonel Henry Bouquet decisively defeats the Indians at the Battle of Bushy Run in Pennsylvania during Pontiac's rebellion.
1815: A peace treaty with Tripoli--which follows treaties with Algeria and Tunis--brings an end to the Barbary Wars.
1858: The first transatlantic cable is completed.
1861: Congress adopts the nation's first income tax to finance the Civil War.
1864: The Union Navy captures Mobile Bay in Alabama.