SPI
image
Palace Chrysler-Jeep
Sports
/datedimages/2010/08/10/2225B9XWg2BB1EA1.sm.jpg
shadow
(click for larger version)

Sports

Playing for mom

Every gridiron gang member and coach knows how important Saturday's Football for a Cure is for everyone touched by cancer. Especially Justin Baetz - senior inside linebacker. Last August he put on the light blue jersey for the game and played for his mom - Patty, who at the time was battling her own fight with cancer....more >>
/datedimages/2010/08/10/22240CsUt2BA6F5D.sm.jpg
shadow
(click for larger version)

Sports

Hitter overcomes injuries, signs up for college ball

Corey Ploss is packing his baseball equipment and heading south at the end of August. He recently signed his national letter of intent to play for Tiffin University in Ohio. Playing collegiate ball was a goal for the Clarkston High School 2010 grad but an injury during his junior football season slowed him down....more >>
/datedimages/2010/08/10/2224D6vss2BABEF9.sm.jpg
shadow
(click for larger version)

Sports

Fooooore!

Golfers grabbed their clubs and hit the green at Pine Knob Golf Course for the 10th Annual Clarkston Football Family and Friends Golf Outing, Aug. 6. They enjoyed door prizes, golf contests, awards and dinner....more >>

Sports

Wolves 'Rush' to help the hungry

Time to hit the grocery stores and pack the pantries for the 13th Annual Rush for Food, scheduled for Friday, August 20. The annual event brings together the entire Clarkston Football Program as the Freshman, JV and Varsity team members go to local neighborhoods and collect non-perishable food for Lighthouse Emergency Services, Clarkston....more >>

Sports

Athletes of the Week

Climbing to the top

Rachel Vieira and Alex Favazza, of Clarkston, knew it would be a tough fight for their team Finesse Fastpitch 12U at the PONY National Tournament in Cary, North Carolina in July. One loss had put the team into the loser's bracket and another loss would finish the season....more >>

RUSH races this weekend

Team RUSH of Clarkston High School will put their handmade boats to the test, Saturday morning, Aug. 14, at Deer Lake. The robotics students spent weeks designing and building the cardboard boats, as well as developing a business plan for sponsorships....more >>
Clarkston Cleaning
The Oxford Leader
SPI Subscriptions
Saturday
08 - 01 - 15
03:54
August
arrow
S M T W T F S
1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031
Site Search


Born August 1st
1779: Francis Scott Key, author of the Star Spangled Banner.
1818: Maria Mitchell, the first female astronomer in the U.S.
1819: Herman Melville, author of Moby Dick
1942: Jerry Garcia, lead singer of the Grateful Dead.
1951: Jim Carroll, musician and writer of The Basketball Diaries.
August 1st
in history
1759: British and Hanoverian armies defeat the French at the Battle of Minden, Germany.
1790: The first enumeration by the U.S. Census Bureau is completed. It shows a population of 3,939,326 located in 16 states and the Ohio territory. Virginia is the most populous state with 747,610 inhabitants. The census compilation cost $44,377.
1791: Robert Carter III, a Virginia plantation owner, frees all 500 of his slaves in the largest private emancipation in U.S. history.An 1839 mutiny aboard a Spanish ship in Cuban waters raised basic questions about freedom and slavery in the United States.
1798: Admiral Horatio Nelson routs the French fleet in the Battle of the Nile at Aboukir Bay, Egypt.
1801: The American schooner Enterprise captures the Barbary cruiser Tripoli.Often venturing into harm's way, America's most famous sailing ship, the Constitution, twice came close to oblivion.