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Morse leads Icers in win over South Lyon

It wasn't the ending the Wolves wanted on Saturday afternoon as Farmington won the trophy in Clarkston's First Annual Thanksgiving Invitational Tournament. The Falcons beat the Wolves in the championship, 3-0, to claim first place at the tournament....more >>

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Marani breaks record

Standing just over six feet, junior Stephanie Marani has a presence on the volleyball court. Her quick reactions led to her breaking a 17-year-old blocking record for the Clarkston Girls Varsity Volleyball team of 132 blocks....more >>

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Time to take reins on court

When last year's season ended for Clarkston's Lady Cagers it was too early. Now they are back and looking to make a long run. "We are very excited about this season," said Clarkston Girls Varsity Basketball Coach Tim Wasilk....more >>

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Time to hit the basketball courts

Sign up for McGrath and Horizon Hoops

Varsity Boys Basketball Coach Dan Fife, his coaching staff, and players teach all they know at the 29th 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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Coach says hoopsters brimming with potential

Varsity boys basketball head coach Paul Marfia is looking to take the upcoming basketball season one day at a time. Entering his second year as head coach of the Wildcats, he sees the Wildcats wave goodbye to the Flint Metro League, where they finished 7-11, and hello to the Oakland Activities Association....more >>
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Piesko signs with Lake Superior State

Oxford High School senior Doug Piesko is off to play for the Lakers. It might not be the Los Angeles Lakers, but Piesko, a co-captain of the varsity golf team, signed his letter of intent to play golf for the Lake Superior State University (LSSU) Lakers....more >>
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They may be young, but don't count Lady Cats out

The varsity girls basketball team is young this season. In fact, they might be one of the youngest, or the youngest team in the Oakland Activities Association. But don't count them out....more >>
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Plenty of new blood on swim team

In only it's second year of existence, the varsity boys swimming team is starting over with 15 newcomers to the program who are ready to learn. Head Coach Jackie Rank has nine returning starters from last year's squad who finished 3-3 in the Flint Metro League last season, so she is counting on their leadership to help guide the program and help move the younger swimmers along....more >>
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Cheer team stronger than ever for OAA debut

It looks like the cheerleading program is strong as ever heading into their first season in the Oakland Activities Association. Cheer co-coach Shari Russell said this was her strongest team since she took over the program....more >>
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OAA means more matches, less tension for bowlers

Youth and inexperience are the names of the game for the varsity bowling teams this season. "This is the youngest team in the six years that we had," head coach JR Lafnear said. "We graduated a lot of kids off of a good team last year, so we are going to give it a whirl....more >>
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Icers have strong work ethic, quality veterans

Youth is not going to be an excuse this season on the ice for the varsity hockey team as they prepare for the upcoming season. "We're a very young group, but (we) have a strong work ethic and quality returning veterans," said hockey coach Dave Hague....more >>
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Winning state title is grapplers only goal this season

Even with a coaching change, expectations are still high for the varsity wrestling team. This summer, former coach Scott Couch stepped down as head coach, allowing Brad Keeney to take over a squad coming off back-to-back state semifinal appearances....more >>
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Born August 29th
1898: Preston Sturges, screenwiter, film director and playwright.
1915: Ingrid Bergman, Oscar winning actress famous whose films include Casablanca and Anastasia.
1920: Charlie Bird Parker, self-taught jazz saxophonist, pioneer of the new cool movement.
1924: Dinah Washington, singer known in the 50s as Queen of the Harlem Blues.
1927: Marion Williams, gospel singer.
August 29th
in history
1533: In Peru, the Inca chief Atahualpa is executed by orders of Francisco Pizarro, although the chief had already paid his ransom.
1776: General George Washington retreats during the night from Long Island to New York City.
1793: Slavery is abolished in Santo Domingo.
1862: Union General John Pope's army is defeated by a smaller Confederate force at the Second Battle of Bull Run.
1882: Australia defeats England in cricket for the first time. The following day a obituary appears in the Sporting Times addressed to the British team.