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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 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.
August 1st
in history
1914: Germany declares war on Russia.
1937: The Buchenwald concentration camp in Germany becomes operational.The Nuremberg Trial brought high-ranking Nazis to justice.
1939: Synthetic vitamin K is produced for the first time.
1941: The Grumman TBF Avenger torpedo plane makes its first flight.
1942: Ensign Henry C. White, while flying a J4F Widgeon plane, sinks U-166 as it approaches the Mississippi River, the first U-boat sunk by the U.S. Coast Guard.