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The weight of camaraderie: power-lifters rally round team

By Olivia Shumaker Special Writer for The Review A group of teenagers, coming together before the front doors to the school are unlocked to the general population. Their dedication to their sport, exemplified in their willingness to wake before the dawn, sets the team apart....more >>

Zott named 'scholar athlete'

Zachary Zott (center) of Lake Orion High School was named a Michigan High School Athletic Association Scholar-Athlete, at the 2011 MHSAA Boys' Basketball Finals at the Jack Breslin Student Events Center in East Lansing, March 26....more >>
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Girls' Tennis falls to Utica-Eisenhower

The Girls' Varsity Tennis team went down fighting against Utica-Eisenhower on March 30, a game played as part of the Sagebrush Challenge. While Lake Orion would fall against the opposition 7-1, a number of matches saw the Lady Dragons putting forth a stern effort....more >>
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One win, one loss in lacrosse

Boys' Lacrosse had a near lose and one crushing victory last week. On March 29, Lake Orion squared off against Adams High School, narrowly losing the game 7-6. The first quarter saw the green and white up 3-1, but the second proved the beginning of their downfall, ending at the half tied at 3-3....more >>
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Cold weather stunts Lady Dragons' game

The Lady Dragon soccer team fell twice to their opponents during the introductory games of 2011's Spring season. The first game, against North Farmington on March 29, saw both teams putting forth a solid effort, despite the chilly weather....more >>
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Lady Wolves prepare for their court reign

The girls held onto their rackets as they served back to their teammates last Thursday. The cold temperatures plagued the first outdoor practice for the girls Clarkston High School Girls Varsity Tennis team....more >>
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Athlete of the Week

Stelpflug finishes with big splash

Kenneth Stelpflug finished his high school swim career with a bang. He was the first Clarkston swimmer to medal in four events at the MHSAA Division 1 Boys Swimming and Diving Finals on March 11-12....more >>
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Lacrossers open season with two wins

The Wolves first half was nearing a close and the boys added some cushion to their already leading score. Junior Travis Craft struck first with 1:15 to go and one minute later junior Jordan Kincaid struck, both points put the boys up to 7-0 in their season opener against Saline....more >>

Kickers aim for OAA Red league title

Lady Kickers are back in action and what the scoreboard isn't showing is their determination for another great season. The Clarkston Girls Varsity Soccer team opened their season with a loss to Rochester with the Lady Falcons lone goal scored near the end of the game....more >>
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Golf team sets sights on OAA championship

Varsity golf coach Terry Kelley and the Wildcats may have stepped into a new league with new opponents, but the goal is still the same: a league championship and advancing to the state finals....more >>

Lady booters start season with win, tie

The first week of the 2011 varsity girls soccer season went much smoother than the start of last season. "No injuries," joked varsity head coach Larry Ferris. Oxford made it through the first week of the season healthy and without a loss, as they beat Ferndale 5-0 on Thursday, March 31 and tied Birmingham Groves at zero in their season opener on Tuesday, March 29....more >>
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Born August 23rd
1883: Jonathan Wainwright, U.S. general who fought against the Japanese on Corregidor in the Philippines and was forced to surrender.
1898: Albert Claude, biologist who won the 1974 Nobel for his work on the sub-structure of the cell. He never graduated from high school.
1912: Gene Kelly, dancer, choreographer and actor.
1931: H.O. Smith, molecular biologist credited with helping 'open the door' on genetic engineering.
1934: Sonny (Christian) Jurgensen, professional football player and sports announcer.
August 23rd
in history
1902: Fanny Farmer, among the first to emphasize the relationship of diet to health, opens her School of Cookery in Boston.
1914: The Emperor of Japan declares war on Germany.
1926: American film star Rudolph Valentino dies, causing world-wide hysteria and a number of suicides.
1927: Immigrant laborers Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti are executed for a robbery they did not commit. Fifty years later, in 1977, Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis establishes a memorial in the victims' honor.
1939: Joseph Stalin and German Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop sign a non-aggression pact between the Soviet Union and Germany, freeing Hitler to invade Poland and Stalin to invade Finland.