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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 >>
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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 >>
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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>
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Born February 27th
1902: John Steinbeck, American novelist (The Grapes of Wrath, Of Mice and Men).
1904: James T. Farrel, author (Young Lonigan).
1910: Peter De Vries, writer, poetry editor (Poetry Magazine, The New Yorker).
1912: Lawrence Durrell, novelist (The Alexandria Quartet).
1917: John Connally, Texas Governor, wounded in the assassination of President John Kennedy.
February 27th
in history
1963: The Soviet Union says that 10,000 troops will remain in Cuba.
1969: Thousands of students protest President Richard Nixon's arrival in Rome.
1973: U.S. Supreme Court rules that a Virginia pool club can't bar residents because of color.
1988: Debi Thomas becomes the first African American to win a medal at the Winter Olympics.
1991: Coalition forces liberate Kuwait after seven months of occupation by the Iraqi army.