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Countdown to Wolves' opener

The bleachers are empty now as the gridiron heroes prepare for this Friday's home opener against Rochester Adams when it will be packed with blue and gold. "It is always a tough opener," said Kurt Richardson, beginning his 26th season as head coach for the Clarkston Boys Varsity Football team....more >>
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Liquid Lightning shatters record

The Liquid Lightning (LL) swim team shattered two 36-year-old state records and crowned multiple State Champions on the way to its fourth-place finish at Michigan Swimming's 14 an under Long Course State Championship held July 27 to July 29 at Saginaw Valley State University....more >>
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Local Olympians

Alyssa Bey and Kayla Russell made a run for the 46th USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships. They were on the 400-meter relay team and the 1,600-meter relay team....more >>
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Boys of tennis are focused on short term

By Olivia Shumaker Review Intern It's game, set, match time for the Dragon Varsity Boys' Tennis team. The team started their season last Saturday, on Aug. 18 at the Romeo Invitational....more >>
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Swimmers' team has depth, range

On Aug. 8, the Lake Orion High School natatorium was declared open pool again for the 2012 Girl Dragons swim team, but most swimmers have been swimming well before the date. Thanks to clubs like Liquid Lightning, Head Coach Darin Abbasse said most of the team is very good....more >>
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Time for a Wolf gold rush

Don't know what to wear to the Wolves' home opener on Friday? Don't worry! Custom Threads and Sports has you covered with bright yellow Clarkston Football T-shirts. "It's something for the fans to wear," said Matt McCord, a 2009 Clarkston High School grad....more >>
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Three Wolfpacks start their journey this week

The first full week of practice is done for three Clarkston teams as they head into they first round of competitions for the fall season. Spikers come back from last year's Final Four finish with excitement as they headed into the Fenton Quad on Monday, the Mercy Showcase on Wednesday and a tournament in Marysville on Friday....more >>
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Dragon volleyballers have large shoes to fill

The 2011 Lake Orion High School sports season ended with an exciting run from the varsity Volleyball team. Coach Bob Howey, along with his team, took their run all the way to the final match against Rockford, where after a bitter loss the Dragons came home with their runner-up award....more >>

Wolves score seven goals in their first tournament

Kickers added their first set of wins to the new season while they were in Traverse City on Saturday. They beat Traverse City Central, 3-1, and Petoskey, 2-0. They lost to Traverse City West, 3-2....more >>
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Orion Chargers win state tournament

The 11U Orion Chargers won the 2012 American Amateur Baseball Congress (AABC) State Tournament held in Brighton, MI July 18–20th.  The Team competed against other Teams from the State of Michigan, and gained a birth into the Brooklyn, NY Classic Series Tournament…Great Job Chargers!  The Team features:  (front row) Jake Rydquist, Reid Schoenberg, Brandon Nepjuk (Bat Boy), Josh Slayton, and Andre Orselli....more >>
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Touchdown for Lighthouse

Five football players cheered from the black Yukon in the line of vehicles in the Lighthouse Emergency Services parking lot. The team of Eric Eberle, Jay Wright, Kas Waitku, Joe Popp and Alex Peck found out a sealed envelope left at one of the houses in the neighborhood they went to for the 15th Annual Rush for Food left a check for $310 for Lighthouse – the most donated....more >>
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Spikers hope to build on last season

By Curtis Pulliam Leader Intern The Oxford volleyball team is hoping to build off of last year's results in the Oakland Athletic Association's toughest division, the OAA Red. "Last year, we were in a four-way tie for fourth place in the division....more >>
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Swim/dive team ready to hit the pool

Coach Jacqueline Rank and the Oxford High School swim and dive team are just about ready to dive into another season of competition. The Wildcat swim season extends from opening practices on Aug....more >>
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New X-country coach hopes to follow in Sutherland's footsteps

By Curtis Pulliam Leader Intern The Oxford High School cross country program has had the same face leading the way for a long time. However this year, new head coach Matt Johnson is looking to pick up where long time head coach Ray Sutherland left off....more >>
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Born August 28th
1882: Belle Benchley, the first female zoo director in the world, who directed the Zoological Gardens of San Diego.
1896: Liam O'Flaherty, Irish novelist and short-story writer.
1903: Bruno Bettelheim, Austrian psychologist, educator of autistic and emotionally disturbed children.
1908: Roger Tory Peterson, author of the innovative bird book A Field Guide to Birds.
1925: Donald O'Connor, entertainer (Singin' in the Rain, Anything Goes).
August 28th
in history
1862: Mistakenly believing the Confederate Army to be in retreat, Union General John Pope attacks, beginning the Battle of Groveten. Both sides sustain heavy casualties.
1914: Three German cruisers are sunk by ships of the Royal Navy in the Battle of Heligoland Bight, the first major naval battle of World War I.
1938: The first degree given to a ventriloquist's dummy is awarded to Charlie McCarthy--Edgar Bergen's wooden partner. The honorary degree, Master of Innuendo and Snappy Comeback, is presented on radio by Ralph Dennis, the dean of the School of Speech at Northwestern University.
1941: The German U-boat U-570 is captured by the British and renamed Graph
1944: German forces in Toulon and Marseilles, France, surrender to the Allies.