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Campers hone skills at Dream

Young cagers wore smiles as they practiced their skills and techniques during Dare to Dream Fundamental Basketball Camp last week. "It's been pretty good," said Tim Wasilk, Clarkston Girls Varsity Basketball Head Coach and leading the camp....more >>
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Seniors honored

Congratulations to Clarkston High School 2013 graduates Rachel Dickerson and Nathan Yeloushan. Both were recognized for their athletic achievements during the senior award ceremony, May 14....more >>
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Hitters claim championship

The Oakland Grizzlies Baseball 12U team from Clarkston won the championship game 2-1 against the Downriver Hawks from Trenton in extra innings on June 9 in Holland. The Grizzlies went 5-0 during the weekend to win the USSSA tournament at the Matt Urban Sports Complex in Holland....more >>

Players learn at lacrosse camp

BY ANDREW MILLER Special to the Clarkston News Young players hit the field to improve their skills at Clarkston Lacrosse Camp. Clarkston High School hosted the seventh annual camp this week to develop younger players and improve their skills....more >>

Grad continues baseball career at Evansville

Matt Rodgers, 2011 Clarkston High School graduate, signed a National Letter of Intent accepting an athletic scholarship to play baseball next season for the University of Evansville, an NCAA D1 program in the Missouri Valley Conference....more >>

Wolves prepare to battle for cure

The Clarkston Wolves gridiron gang will trade their blue and gold jerseys for pink and light blue for their Fifth Annual Football for a Cure, their pre-season scrimmage, on Saturday, Aug....more >>
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Born August 1st
1779: Francis Scott Key, author of the Star Spangled Banner.
1818: Maria Mitchell, the first female astronomer in the U.S.
1819: Herman Melville, author of Moby Dick
1942: Jerry Garcia, lead singer of the Grateful Dead.
1951: Jim Carroll, musician and writer of The Basketball Diaries.
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in history
1798: Admiral Horatio Nelson routs the French fleet in the Battle of the Nile at Aboukir Bay, Egypt.
1801: The American schooner Enterprise captures the Barbary cruiser Tripoli.Often venturing into harm's way, America's most famous sailing ship, the Constitution, twice came close to oblivion.
1834: Slavery is abolished throughout the British Empire.
1864: Union General Ulysses S. Grant gives general Philip H. Sheridan the mission of clearing the Shenandoah Valley of Confederate forces.After nearly 10 months of trench warfare, Confederate resistance at Petersburg, Virginia, suddenly collapsed.
1872: The first long-distance gas pipeline in the U.S. is completed. Designed for natural gas, the two-inch pipe ran five miles from Newton Wells to Titusville, Pennsylvania.