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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 December 29th
1800: Charles Goodyear, inventor of vulcanized rubber for tires.
1808: Andrew Johnson, American vice president who succeeded Lincoln after the April 15, 1865, assassination.
1809: William E. Gladstone, British prime minister.
1907: Robert C. Weaver, the first African American to serve on a president's cabinet. He was Franklin D. Roosevelt's secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
December 29th
in history
1890: The last major conflict of the Indian wars takes place at Wounded Knee Creek in South Dakota after Colonel James W. Forsyth of the 7th Cavalry tries to disarm Chief Big Foot and his followers. Disaster at Dove Creek.
1914: The production of Belgian newspapers is halted to protest German censorship.
1921: Sears Roebuck president Julius Rosenwald pledges $20 million of his personal fortune to help Sears through hard times.
1926: Germany and Italy sign an arbitration treaty.
1934: Japan formally denounces Washington Naval Treaty of 1922. The rise of Japan's militaristic nationalism.