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Mother Nature gives spring sports a break, seasons start

Spring break has come and gone, and Lake Orion high school sports are back in full force. Thanks to drastic improvements in the weather, the chance for sporting event cancellation has dropped significantly, and the coaches are ready to take advantage of the spring....more >>
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Track team hopes to lead the pack this year

The Wolves are ready to win their first OAA Red league match this Wednesday after weeks of training. "We are looking good and have bright spots," said John Bennink, head coach for the Clarkston High School Boys Varsity Track....more >>
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Athletes of the Week

Lacrossers aim high

The Clarkston Boys Varsity Lacrosse team stormed into the spring season shooting, posting wins in their first two games. Leading the Wolfpack were juniors Travis Craft and Kevin O'Grady....more >>


Lady Wolves ready for big hits

Returning Lady Hitters still remember how the season ended last year in a tragic tie-breaker keeping them from the district title. "We definitely expected to make it further," said Kelly Martin, assistant coach for the Clarkston Girls Varsity Softball team....more >>

Clarkston grad makes Hall of Fame

Brent Davies is being recognized for years of playing his favorite sport. The 48-year-old Clarkston resident is being inducted into the Michigan Touch Football Hall of Fame. "It was a surprise," he said....more >>


Defense key

The Lady Wolves have already showed off their skills, posting their first win in the season. They beat Rochester Adams on March 29, 20-4. "I was so excited for defense," said Coach Stephanie Dellinger....more >>
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Born October 4th
1879: Edward Murray East, botanist whose research led to the development of hybrid corn.
1884: Damon Runyon, journalist and short story writer.
1895: Buster (Joseph F.) Keaton, star of silent film comedies including Sherlock, Jr. and The General.
1919: Rene Marques, Puerto Rican playwright and short story writer.
1923: Charlton Heston, American film actor.
October 4th
in history
1914: The first German Zeppelin raids London. The J.V. Martin Kitten failed at intercepting Zeppelins.
1957: Sputnik 1, the first man-made satellite, is launched, beginning the space race. The satellite, built by Valentin Glushko, weighed 184 pounds and was launched by a converted Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM). Sputnik orbited the earth every 96 minutes at a maximum height of 584 miles. In 1958, it reentered the earth's atmosphere and burned up. Just nine months after President John F. Kennedy called for the U.S. to put a man on the moon before 1970, Mercury astronaut John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth.
1968: Cambodia admits that the Viet Cong use their country for sanctuary. As America's involvement in Indochina came to an end in the spring of 1975, the Khmer Rouge closed in on Phnom Penh for the kill.
1972: Judge John Sirca imposes a gag order on the Watergate break-in case.
1976: In Gregg v. Georgia, the U.S. Supreme Court lifts the ban on the death sentence in murder cases. This restores the legality of capital punishment, which had not been practiced since 1967. The first execution following this ruling was Gary Gilmore in 1977.