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Finding identity

Cagers are making their New Year's Resolutions and long-time coach Dan Fife hopes they include focusing on their identity as a team and getting their confidence back. The boys were in the gym during holiday break, practicing and going through drills after their 41-40 loss to Troy-Athens, Dec....more >>

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Athletes of the Year

Congrats 2010 Athletes of the Week, Jan.-June

January Everest Collegiate High School Boys Varsity Basketball team, Grappler Matt Deitz, Cager Anna Manilla *** February Icer Adam Frank, Kicker Hannah Siegfried, Grappler Zac Roberson, Clarkston High School Varsity Competitive Cheer team *** March Clarkston Boys Swim team, Grapplers Matt Deitz, Evan King, Zac Roberson, Jeff Sloney and Matt Vandermeer, Cager Matt Kamieniecki, Liberty Cheer teams The Sparklers and Firestorm, Our Lady of Lakes Girls Varsity Basketball team *** April Lacrosser Chapin White, Hitters Bailee Braunreuther and Taylor Hasselbach, Cagers Jordan Clark, Matt Kamieniecki and Tyler Scarlett, Kicker Katie Vondette *** May Clarkston Varsity Girls Soccer team, Softballers ICE Silver 12U team, Lacrosser Shelby Hutchinson, Hitter Liz Zezula *** June Shot-putter Nick Matich, Hitters Chris Mocerino and Tyler Scarlett, Tennis Kristina Lucas, Hitter Taylor Hasselbach, Hurdler Franziska Loetzner July through December in next week's print edition....more >>
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Born September 4th
1905: Mary Renault (Mary Challans), author who wrote about her wartime experiences in The Last of the Wine and The King Must Die.
1908: Richard Wright, novelist best known for Native Son.
1918: Paul Harvy, radio commentator.
1920: Craig Claiborne, food critic and cookbook author.
1920: Maggie Higgins, the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize (1951) for international reporting, for her work in Korean war zones.
September 4th
in history
1941: German submarine U-652 fires at the U.S. destroyer Greer off Iceland, beginning an undeclared shooting war.As their escorts turned away, the ships of the doomed Allied convoy, PQ-17, followed orders and began to disperse in the Arctic waters.
1942: Soviet planes bomb Budapest in the war's first air raid on the Hungarian capital. Soviet bombers raided the capital of Germany in mid-1941 but caused little damage--and left little warning of the terrible retribution to come later.
1943: Allied troops capture Lae-Salamaua, in New Guinea. When Fred Avey joined Pappy Boyington's flock, he found himself among a pack of wolves in Black Sheep's clothing.
1944: British troops liberate Antwerp, Belgium.
1945: The American flag is raised on Wake Island after surrender ceremonies there.